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Forum: NHL SigningsMay 25 at 12:09
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>The whole point of having a farm team is to find players capable of breaking into the NHL.
I think you have already admitted he never will.
It's kind of a point blank situation don't you think?

There are guys out there who are 22+ years old, been playing hockey for a long time. They don't need a false idea of a "team leader" what they need is their chance.
Maybe they make it, maybe they don't. But you already know this guy really isn't going to make it. So why waste the time. And that's always been the point that I made clear from post 1.

No one really cares about willing the AHL memorial cup. Honestly, that's not why NHL teams fund the AHL.
They fund them to find and develop players to help at the NHL level. It's a very old way to look at AHL teams as having older vets now a days. Most teams are realizing this and the average age of a AHL level player is dropping, much like it is in the NHL. The games getting faster, more skilled etc...
There is no point hanging on to 27 year old players who won't make it. The only reason to bring them back is your scouting department couldn't find anyone else to come in and get an opportunity.</div></div>

Im not only talking about leadership, the teams need to win. We need some garentied ahl performer like every year to make the playoff and give real experience. Not by losing but making young kids play that they will get better. Look a the top ahl pts player last year. Very few are rookies.