Well it looks as though the dual affiliations are back, at least on a temporary basis. Once a dirty word now in a pandemic era and an economic challenged times it is now a necessity. I always disliked the idea of doing away with them because they do make sense and can work, especially for independent AHL owned franchises. I know from an organizational development standpoint it's unattractive and may not be in the best interest of an individual club but makes sense as a cost split measure and could be a benefit for a market that may be splintered in terms of fan support of the parent club. A dual affiliation may also beneficial, if not a necessity should we see some league contractions in either the AHL or ECHL should some franchises not survive after this all shakes out, we shall see.