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11-05-2008, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
OK. In that case it makes perfect sense. I though if a player is signed to AHL deal, then the NHL club holds his right, but the player has to sign a NHL or 2 way deal in order to play in NHL.
So basically if a player is signed with AHL contract only, another NHL team can sign him. haha.. I imagine if someone playing for Bulldog on Monday, then on Tuesday he suits up for another NHL team (let's say the Leafs), it's kinda weird...
Yup, but think of it this way: Hamilton is not Montreal property. It is not owned by Montreal. Montreal has a contract by which the team will loan its players to Hamilton and control some of the hockey operations. Hamilton itself is still allowed to make signings, though the hockey operations tend to go through Canadiens people (J.Brisebois is the GM down there..)

So, let's say Toronto had too many players for their AHL affiliate to handle. They could, theoretically, shop their excess players out to loan to other AHL squads.

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