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10-25-2011, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Tkcjams View Post
Thanks for the link, very handy. It's really a shame that some of the parent clubs are so far away from their minors. For example, Lake Erie (Cleveland) being affiliated with Columbus might serve to increase interest for the Jackets in Cleveland. It's not a terribly long drive and could but a few more butts in Nationwide Arena. Of course there are so many factors in these affiliations I imagine it's difficult to be that simple.
That whole close thing is overrated. UNLESS the Western teams start moving their guys out West. as of now the reason I hear is they like their prospects out East because they can actually practice. I'm sure Abbotsford is hurt by this considering they gotta fly everywhere

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