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09-16-2012, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by UNB Bruins Fan View Post
Now that the lockout is official it should be interesting to see if some more players turn to the CIS. We have already seen a number of NHL-calibre players be sent to the AHL, which should push some AHL players down to the ECHL or CHL. This might lead to some ECHL/CHL players being released, junior guys having a harder time making a roster if they signed this past summer, or guys who just finished junior having a harder time finding a pro offer.
I would expect such players to have already indicated their intent with their target CIS school. Certainly, it's possible to play until Christmas and show-up on the doorstep, but I'm not sure you would want to do that without first contacting the coaching staff and getting your academic paperwork in order. These are those "He is attending xyz camp and if things don't work out...we'll see him later in the season". The team's nice way of saying - leave him a lone, he's mine (if he goes CIS).

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