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03-24-2011, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
I don't think anyone has ever come up with any solid reasoning, aside from what is offered here:

"It's believed the NHLPA is concerned with its veteran players, perhaps losing ice time to call-ups late in the year, along with the optics for the fans who pay to watch NHL players. Plus, there's an adverse financial effect players who are in the NHL at the deadline would feel if they were openly shuttled back and forth over the remainder of the season."

Burke has been openly against it for a while. Guess it has always been the NHLPA opposing getting rid of it.
It makes sense, any team that is set to make the playoffs easily cannot simply rest their top players and replace them with half a dozen rookies and any team that is clearly out of the playoffs cannot call up a pile of rookies to get them experience.

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