Thread: EHM 07 - Part 9
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11-13-2012, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Jbcraig1883 View Post
My question is if I get "doesn't believe he is ready for a major role with the team just yet", does that mean he should stay in a lower league, or does that just mean limited minutes with the big club? I have Dougie Hamilton on my team, he spent the last two years in the minors, cannot crack the top 4, and this is what the coaches say. Should I keep him up for 5-6 d man minutes or keep him in the AHL?

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I'd put him in the AHL. What you should do is monitor your players... if they're putting up 5s or lower in their current league, send them down a league. So NHL -> AHL, AHL -> ECHL, or if they're junior eligible send them back there. Once they're putting up constant 8.5-9.0 ratings I'd say they're ready to move up. Make sure you keep all of them on your roster during the summer though so you can make them train hard in the off season (full intensive summer practice schedule).

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