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12-01-2012, 11:38 AM
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What do you think would happen to CHL if teams sent all their best and brightest young prospects to the AHL instead of returning them to junior hockey?

While the current agreement has expired and in the process of being renewed, there is a logical reason behind the NHL and CHL working together in the best interest of the sport and development. Nothing wrong with a player playing in the CHL from ages 18-20 when drafted and then moving up to the AHL at 20-21 if they're not NHL ready.
It is going to be interesting if the players decertify, could we see a lawsuit from junior players who want to go to the AHL before age 20?

If there is no players association everyone would have to be treated as an individual, and at that point the NHL would be hard pressed to keep players with CHL teams.

Remember, this rule only applies to CHL players drafted out of the CHL, not Europeans or NCAA.

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He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 196364, 196667 and 196970 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 197071 and 197273. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era.[3] He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 197071, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
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