http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/....html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=955&cHash=264c14fadb IIHF's Lukas (or Lucas) Aykroyd wonders if there are too many Europeans "stuck" in the AHL (7 of the 46 at the AHL ASG were Europeans). 2006 study = pre lockout stats, pre cap, UFA @ 31, teams could hold European player's rights until they became UFAs, and existence of IIHF-NHL transfer agreement. That's not reality the world of the last five years, nor indicative of the future. And he goes on to say there'd be more room for North American players to develop in AHL if there weren't any Europeans. http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/....html?tx_ttnews[backPid]=955&cHash=c634c86390 In a second article, he takes the NHL All Star format to task. http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/hockey/comments/the_iihfs_still_as_subtle_as_a_brick/ KK's reaction Mod note -- no regional bashing. Just address the issues of the article and the business aspects of the current CBA, etc.