AHL Affiliate Discussion II: Norfolk Admirals
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12-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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He isn't playing against players that are out of shape and practice down there.
Edit: The league isn't going to pick up where it left off. The first year back is going to be very sloppy and much slower than it was.
While that's true, we're still talking about NHL players here. Etem is playing primarily against AHL players, with AHL level fitness. If he's not able to use his physical attributes to his advantage at that level, how is he going to do it in the NHL?
I'm also not sure the NHL is going to be as sloppy or slow as you're implying. That wasn't the case in 2005-2006. There was definitely rust, but the players shook it off pretty quickly.
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