Why do AHL play 80 games?
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08-23-2007, 06:57 PM
Join Date: May 2007
The way I see it, the players in the AHL are on the doorstep of the NHL. If their good enough, that is.
I'm a Minnesota fan, so I'll take a player Roman Voloshenko. Roman is a very talented puck controlling Winger with a flare to score. He is very talented with the puck, but not without. He isn't a very adept passer, and he needs the puck to thrive. But it seems like he is talented enough to make the NHL, he just needs to hone in some of his game skills.
The way I see it, if you don't have the pressures of the game, it's not the same situation. And if you can't pass very well, you sure as hell better learn to during an AHL game, cause when it comes to the NHL game, you're gonna get laid out..
So I think the way they see it is, the AHL isn't for getting more talented, it's just to get them playing against better competition to get them ready for the NHL game. If you're not NHL ready in a year or two in AHL, it's not the best sign..
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