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08-04-2012, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by habsprospects View Post
They are technically signing AHL contracts with no CBA, so no waivers, and I think there will be no re-entry waivers either, the players will just join the NHL team as if it was training camp once the CBA would be signed.

If established NHL players want to join the AHL for keeping their hockey shape, I'd assume they will accept lesser salaries. See Gomez in 2004-05, he played in the ECHL, he was not even making AHL money, unless they paid him under the table or something.
ECHL teams seem to me to have a more tenuous affiliation to NHL teams than AHL teams... I'm guessing Devils ownership would have been less thrilled about Albany paying Gomez during the lockout, Alaska seems more disconnected somehow?

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