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12-17-2012, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
Right, and whether or not the roster is comprised of "true" prospects, it's exceptionally young. The team isn't stocked with perennial AHL All Stars; there are some veteran AHL players but none of particular note.

The average age of the Whale's active roster is 24.1. That's young even by AHL standards. The organization seems to have decided that Connecticut will be a place where all of the younger players can go and play--and play a lot. It's devoid of retreads that we know have no NHL future. You can argue with the merits of this philosophy in assembling the feeder team, but it's clear what they're doing.
I think it's incredibly smart.

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