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10-09-2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by SprDaVE View Post
The ECHL this year will be a much stronger league --- a lot stronger than if he would return to Junior for his overager year. You all ready have Gomez, Crabb and a few other decent NHLers playing in the league. There will be other good players there during the lockout. Also most AHL teams will need to cut decent players and place them in the ECHL so that they can get good minutes.

It wouldn't be a bad thing for Ross, or whoever is cut, to go dominate or at least play against adults. A lot better than going back to Junior to be honest.
Yes, I was reading this morning the Oilers are going to be pushing some AHL players down due to RNH, Eberle, MPS and Hartikainen all being on their club.

The same is going to hold true for other clubs.

Additionally, I'm speculating that they won't be taking a salary hit being demoted to the ECHL and will want to play rather than sit on a bench and cheerlead.

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