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12-26-2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Beechsack View Post
I see this argument made a lot, however nobody seems to consider the fact that maybe there WAS a good reason not to sign someone to a very short PTO, or bring up a player from the ECHL.

This is not XBOX. Moving players around, especially at minor league hockey and down, isn't just clicking a button.
Last year: 1/14/12 (home) Amerks lose Brennan and Morrisonn, Next game is on 1/19 (home), Brock Matheson (Stockton) and Maury Edwards (Cincinnati) signed to PTOs.

12/18/12 (at Houston) Amerks lose Rob Bordson and Derek Whitmore, next game is 12/21 (home), 12/21 Igor Gongalsky (Gwinnett) and Scott Campbell (Las Vegas) signed to PTOs and played THAT NIGHT.

1/27/12 (at Syracuse) Amerks lose Travis Turnbull, play 1/28 (at Toronto) man short, play 2/3/12 with 7 D, sign Kyle Ostrow (Colorado Eagles) to PTO and plays 2/4

It's far from impossible to get a warm body out of the ECHL. They got Scott Campbell and Brock Matheson both from the west coast on a couple days notice. The Amerks played with 7 D for well over a week this year.

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