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10-12-2012, 06:45 PM
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Why are you confused? The ECHL does not work like the AHL where one NHL parent club provides an entire roster of players for them. Not all ECHL teams have NHL/AHL affiliates and even those that do do not receive a full roster of players from their parent club. ECHL teams may receive some players on loan from an affiliation agreement but then signs its own players and can rely on NHL/AHL teams without ECHL affiliates to round out their roster.

This is a good move for the Titans and it will give Hovinen some competition to help his development.
I understand that, but it's not an ideal system when you went a guy to get a decent workload.

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