AHL response to team eligibility when a franchise loses its NHL affiliate
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06-07-2011, 09:46 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Rochester, NY
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Actually, you have virtually met one. Me. I have been attending Providence games since the late 90s and think that the hockey is much better now than it was then.
Lol I've traveled extensively to see the Amerks and have met fans in cities all over the AHL. In cities where the AHL has been around longer than 10 years, not a single fan preferred the way it is now. You're the exception, not the rule.
The reality is, why would any fan prefer to see so much turnover? Even 10 years ago you had older players sticking around longer. Any fan of any team in any sport wants to see some familiarity from year to year. The AHL used to have that. You used to know your own players and you used to know, and hate, your opponents. It made for a much, much better league. And the talent was just simply better then.
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