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08-20-2012, 03:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Brooklyn Ranger View Post
What team in the AHL would risk signing an NHL player? Many of the teams are owned by people who also own NHL teams, all of them have some sort of arrangement with a team in the NHL.

Also, there is a limit on how many veteran players (think it's 5, but not totally sure) can play in an AHL game.
That's true. But since most teams are "owned" by their NHL affiliate, why are they ok with letting the "prospects" play? Shouldn't those players be locked out as well? They have an NHL contract and thus are NHL players after all.

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