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08-23-2007, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyChoice View Post
First off we can all agree that the NHL season, and thus the AHL season is way too long. But as I understand it here's the reason why the AHL season is just as ridiculously long-

From the perspective of an NHL team the main purpose of the AHL and your AHL affiliate is to be the final step on the ladder before the big leagues. Thus, if the AHL is going to be most of your players' final stop before they make it to your team you want to similate the conditions of the NHL as much as possible so that they are as comfortable as possible when it is time to call them up.

At least thats what I think.
way too long... not at all.

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