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01-04-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
It's until age 20 I think, see Nathan Beaulieu.

I think the idea is that it helps the CHL. They keep more stars this way, it helps their fanbase and makes that league more profitable, which is good for the NHL.

The rule should be waived for 1st rounders imo as NHL teams tend to bump them up anyway ...

The Hamilton Bulldogs would certainly be the best option for Alex Galchenyuk next year.
I completely agree with that.

Some younger players are clearly too good for CHL and would benefit from a year in the A to learn how to be a pro and play with older players.

Waiving for 1st rounders would be a great idea but I'd be happy with lowering the AHL age to 19. That way they can play the CHL as 18 y.o.'s and if they dominate but aren't quite ready to play in the NHL, they can graduate to the AHL.

Makes too much sense not to do it.

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