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04-20-2010, 03:52 PM
Ziggy Stardust
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With no AHL teams within the US being west of Texas, I have difficulty imagining NHL teams moving their affiliates to the west. As Brodeur stated above me, lots of travel expenses and the AHL schedule of three games in three days will make for an unbearable situation for teams in the west.

There were talks of the Avalanche forming an AHL affiliate in Colorado with the Eagles franchise that plays in the CHL. It is possible if teams slowly transitioned into the midwest region and slowly expanded to the westcoast. Having an AHL affiliate based out of Las Vegas would be interesting...

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