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12-27-2012, 11:41 AM
Embrace The Suck
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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.
I'm not asserting that it's impossible. I probably worded my response poorly.
There are a lot of factors that weigh into the equation. My point is that as fans we don't always know WHY they aren't making these types of moves right now. They very well could feel that the lower tier prospects just aren't worth bringing up for short stints, or that the available PTO players just aren't worth the effort. I'm not saying that's the case, but it's a reasonable possibility.
It also bears pointing out that those transactions you posted were all done by the same management that's being criticized today for 'never making' these moves. They've obviously shown they WILL do this, but it's the WHY that we don't know about.
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