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02-24-2013, 03:16 PM
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Tiranis
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Originally Posted by opendoor View Post
The travel sucks for an Abbotsford team though:

http://www.sportmapworld.com/map/ice...h-america/ahl/


IIRC Abbotsford spends twice as many nights on the road as a team like Chicago.
I think they want to have access to the prospects on a daily basis and give them access to all the same developmental tools that our pros get. Wouldn't surprise me if Gillis' long-term plan with Abbotsford is to transition it into a non-AHL team. I know at one point he talked about creating a separate developmental league for the Pacific teams (I'm guessing similar to the NBA D-League). Obviously just speculation at this point...


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