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07-23-2013, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
this is one reason i hate AHL contracts. they can use the Rangers to get noticed and sign an NHL contract with the Islanders or another team... i think their should be a rule that if teams that sign players to AHL contracts should have to sign them to NHL contracts for the following season with the parent NHL team once their AHL contract is finished... players can use the AHL contracts for leverage
If those players had the option to sign an NHL contract, they absolutely would. They aren't signing an AHL deal just to showcase themselves. The Rangers are the ones who determined that JAM would get an AHL deal rather than an NHL deal. If they had offered him an NHL deal to begin with, he'd still be Rangers property.

For every JAM, there are dozens of players who play out their AHL deals and are never heard from again.

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