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06-03-2012, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by ckg927 View Post
"Skilled" and the LNAH do not belong in the same sentence. (Just saying.) Consider that the LNAH averages 3 fights or so a game compared to .6 in the NHL(as of 2010-11).
Those who bag on the skill level of the LNAH are generally those who have not attended a game, nor even checked out the rosters. Compared to the Central League or FHL the skill level is as good or better. Just because there is fighting does not mean there is no skill.

When there are fights the teams send out the "goon lines" to fight each other. I spoke with one player's fiancee who moved from the Elmira Jackals to the British League to Trois-Rivieres of the LNAH, then back to the ECHL, and she said that the skill players are way less likely to be hit with a cheap shot in the LNAH because essentially the fighting lines are on the ice against each other.

Perhaps if some of the American minor leagues followed their lead for an entertainment model (especially at single A like the FHL) then we would see more stability in that league.

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