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08-13-2012, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze View Post
I personally am of the opinion that the elevated quality of AHL play in 04-05 (not to mention the lack of the 20 y/o CHL rule) is one of the reasons why the 2003 draft produced so well. Obviously it varies case by case.
It's certainly possible.

Unfortunately in the capped league, it forced teams to eccelerate player development.

If the NHL gets its way, there wont be a cap, only luxury tax (?) and will allow teams to keep their homegrown talent, and add to salary, buying some players more time to develop.

This lock out will both help and hurt the Rangers. Their leadership group is in their late twenties to early thirties. Losing a season or even half a season is never a good thing. But will also alot guys like Kreider, Hagelin, Miller, Thomas, Yogan, even McIlrath a chance to play NHL caliber competition while no NHL games are to be played.

Also, Gaborik won't miss anything.

Still...i hate the idea of a half season. I make fun about the half-cup the Devils won...

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