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10-23-2012, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
The ECHL is absolutely not the best place for him. The AHL is a developmental league. It's time to see what we have with our prospects. They either sink or swim, play well or not play well, but they need to play, at the AHL level, on our AHL team.

There's plenty of room and there's plenty of ice time if there was a will and an actual vision focused on development rather than counter-productively scrambling around for a few extra AHL wins that at the end of the day mean nothing. The Stars have shot themselves in the foot yet again by loading their team up with useless veterans and go-nowhere grinders who aren't going to help anyone develop.

I'm looking at both of these teams right now and quite frankly I'm more interested in Idaho. Something seriously wrong with that.
With the trickle down of the lockout the talent level of the AHL and ECHL this year is much greater than in the past. When the lockout ends and the flow goes back the other direction the ECHL will be a scrap heap full of guys who aren't playing at all right now and the AHL will look more like a developmental league again. You can't really judge anything right now. Just enjoy the fact that you can watch hockey of any kind right now.

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