What About AHL Expansion???
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05-05-2013, 06:42 AM
Join Date: Oct 2004
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Where did I EVER mention the new franchises would be independent?? Fact - I DIDN'T!!!
I mentioned that the NHL team may not be able to provide ALL the players since they may not have that many initially to send to the AHL. If the NHL team had only 35 on their roster and kept 22, that means sending only 13 to a new AHL affiliate.
The next year the NHL team would probably be able to send more players. Economically speaking, the new NHL team could expect a lower affiliation fee to offset the increased cost to the new AHL team.
I misunderstood what you were trying to say that the "new" ahl team wouldn't be fully stocked.
That said if the NHL does expand it could be that the new team would do a split affiliation for a season or 2.
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