AHL response to team eligibility when a franchise loses its NHL affiliate
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06-07-2011, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Winning does matter, as I said in the first line. Playing the "game" matters too, win or lose. Drills do not instill gamesmanship, sportsmanship or a real game feel. In the end, though, winning matters, but not as much as development in the minor leagues. I mean, how can you compete when a big name comes down for a rehab assignment? Boston Red Sox regularly assign guys like Dice-K down to Pawtucket for rehab and guess what? they wind up winning more than not when a big name like that plays.
Answer me this: what are "AHL veterans but guys who couldnt make it in the bigs? My argument there holds as much water as yours does. And if winning is what matters, why are there age limits in the juniors? Winning is not all that matters, thats why. Winning is all the matters when you hit the top, but not anywhere below that.
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