If their is a lockout the AHL will be loaded with young players much like it was in 04-05 and will be much better for Seguin and Hamilton because they'll still be in the system the B's want them to learn. Also, I think, because they would stay in the system management ie:Neely,Sweeney etc can still have contact with them. Playing in Europe during the lockout made a lot of players lazy and the younger guys who stayed in the AHL were far ahead of the curve when the regular season started back up.
Playing in Europe is just about the worst thing I can imagine for him.
Not sure if it`s the worst thing but I agree , no way do I see Chia allowing him to go there while he can play under the watchful eye of Bruin brass in Providence. Can`t remember 100% but pretty sure the B`s sent Bergy to play in the AHL during the last work stoppage????
I suspect it`ll be the case here too with Segs if/when there is a stoppage