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05-14-2013, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Chainshot View Post
The issue I have with dual affiliations, even if it is just a couple of players, is that the farm team is now at the mercy of two different clubs. There will be more upheavel, more chance of recalls due to injury because it's two teams that will impact the minor league roster.

I'd rather Regier did something completely against type and actually worked up a team capable of winning their division and making a deep playoff run with talent signed from either his prospect pool or minor league/AHL contracts.
You're right. There's no bonus to having another player's prospects on your team, outside of saving on an AHL vet salary. You can get equivalent (and more stable) production from an AHL veteran without the risk of losing that production to call-up. We want our prospects on the team because they need to be developing somewhere not (generally) because they make the Amerks a better team. We get nothing out of using Amerks space to develop another team's prospects.

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