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10-25-2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
I understand that but wouldn't it make sense to have players with more NHL experience like Wade Redden....I'd rather have a group of kids be around players who have played more than 30 or so games in the NHL. This is why I didn't mind Redden in the AHL
Redden is in the AHL because of pretty unique circumstances I think. I don't think there are a lot of guys who are willing to go play AHL hockey after finishing an NHL career. They've got money, they've played at the highest level for years - once they're out of NHL shape they're done playing professionally. Therefore, the experienced guys who anchor AHL teams tend to be guys like Newbury who aren't regular NHL talents but are good AHL players and have been around for a while.

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