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11-27-2012, 05:42 PM
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HCH
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
I don't see why that would matter. The only team with an AHL affiliate in the same city is the Leafs - how's that working out for player development?

Moving the team to Laval will only happen if its economically viable.
It's actually not working bad for the Leafs.

A move for Laval would simplify logistics for the Canadiens. Bergevin and co. could monitor players more easily. The AHL players would become acclimated to the Montreal atmosphere and have more interaction with the NHL players. The players would probably also have access to the training facilities, training staff and medical staff used by the parent club.

The Canadiens might be willing to subsidize the team a little more given some of those benefits.

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