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Offline herman

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2019, 09:01:20 PM »

They are 1 for 1 in Championships.

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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2019, 09:11:04 PM »
I unfondly remember the Baby Leafs losing the Calder Cup final in their first year in St. John's. Every game was won on the road.

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« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2019, 11:25:55 AM »
Interesting tidbit about the Growlers in Friedman's 31 Thoughts this week:

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27. Good nugget from one ECHL governor: several clubs were very unhappy with Newfoundland’s Kelly Cup victory, feeling the Growlers were stacked with players on AHL contracts. They thought it was a competitive imbalance and wanted to restrict the number of players with such status per roster. At the league’s Board meeting last Monday in Las Vegas, the Growlers (represented by Toronto management) didn’t back down, saying they thought it was best for the development of their prospects — that they see the Growlers as a valuable place to prepare good players who aren’t ready for the AHL. They compared it to the baseball model, where you start at Double-A and move to Triple-A before the majors. It benefits the ECHL if more teams think this way, so the temperature cooled. I thought this was pretty interesting.

Haha suck it other ECHL teams.

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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2019, 12:05:33 PM »
Wow.

How did the ECHL and its teams need someone to tell them that more good players in their league makes for a better, more attractive product?

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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2019, 12:11:15 PM »
Wow.

How did the ECHL and its teams need someone to tell them that more good players in their league makes for a better, more attractive product?

I think it's safe to assume it's more of a money/budget issue for other teams.

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Re: ECHL coming to St. John's, will be affiliated with Leafs
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2019, 12:14:07 PM »
Wow.

How did the ECHL and its teams need someone to tell them that more good players in their league makes for a better, more attractive product?

I think it's safe to assume it's more of a money/budget issue for other teams.
The team with the biggest fan base contributing the most revenue should have some advantages.
Upon the wicked He will rain Jerseys; blue and white and burning waffles will be the portion of their cup.

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