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01-09-2013, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
I think (and I hope I'm applying what I read to the correct situation), that part of the reason for doing that is to help out the borderline NHL/AHL guys. It allows them to perhaps make the money they might deserve, but still potentially allowing them to go to the AHL (without an NHL cap hit), if they can't cut it in the NHL.

Otherwise, some of those types of players may not get the contract they deserve because an NHL team doesn't want to risk NHL cap space on a guy that may ultimately end up in the AHL.
Okay, thanks, that make sense.

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