Players who would benefit playing in the AHL

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  1. Mathradio

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    There are those North American major junior players (i.e. CHL constituent leagues) who would be better off playing in the AHL than staying in juniors but are forced to play in juniors because the AHL wouldn't allow them to play, unlike European major junior players, who are admitted to play in the AHL no matter their age just like any other European player.

    Any examples of players whose development would benefit if they were allowed to play in the AHL before they hit 20?

    I have one or two: Nathan Beaulieu and Jonathan Huberdeau. Maybe Gallagher but I'm not sure.
     
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    nino.




    and even tho its not the same as your question: bailey.
     
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    Tomas Vincour. Thank god he got sent down there.

    NVM - not a junior player.
     
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    By limiting the places a player can play, the NHL is shooting themselves in the foot. They want good players but will not allow junior players to play in the AHL. The league should allow a max number of "underage" players to play on each AHL teams, say 2. And that's my solution.
     
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    Mark Stone. He needs to take the next step.
     
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    I definitely think Niederreiter is the perfect example of a guy who could use at least 25-30 games if not a full season in the AHL. There is probably a few other guys from that 2010 draft that would benefit from time in the AHL this year instead of being sent back down or playing in the NHL.

    From this year's draft I think Couturier is the perfect example of a guy who has done as much as he could in junior and would probably benefit the most from playing in the AHL.

    In terms of recent history(ie last year) I think Seguin might have benefited more last season playing in the AHL and Ryan Ellis should have played in the AHL last year as well
     
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    Etem, Saad, Gormley, Johansen and Hamilton are all players their clubs wouldnt mind seeing in the ahl
     
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    its not the Ahls rule, its an agreement that the nhl and the CHL signed so that their best players are not all taken away. the basics of the rule is that if you came up playing CHL you have to go back if you don't make your nhl club. if you come from another source, say europe or the US college system your nhl teams has the option of where to send you be it junior or the AHL
     
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    But it's not like every under 20 year old junior player is ready for the NHL. Allowing 2 per team would be bad for the junior teams.
     
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    Emerson Etem, averaging over a Goal Per Game in juniors, he has nothing left to prove there.
     
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    I think he is the farthest player from being ready to play with men.

    He needs to bulk up a lot. And still will get pushed around. The OHL for another year, Atleast. would build his confidence and hopefully his work ethic in the gym.
     
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    I forget whether or not he was eligible, but I think Mcilrath would benefit from playing in the AHL this year.
     
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    Pretty much every player would benefit a full season in the AHL before playing in the NHL.. imo
     
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    Even 2 it would hurt soem major jr teams i know some hate the chl but in some markets its like nhl teams in a sense of presure tons of support.
     
  19. bailey absolutely dominated when he was sent down to the ahl last year, i dont think he is going to learn much if he gets sent down again
     
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    No not really true some may but to say almost every player would no they would not.
     
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    Tyler Toffoli.

    Scored 57 goals last year, not much left to prove.
     
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    Maybe but removing the rule would not be a good move.
     
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    Scott Gomez needs to go to the AHL....































    permanently :nod:
     
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    Nikita Filatov.

    And not with Columbus' AHL, with the B-Sens and coach KK, along with Kaspars Daugavins and Corey Locke. So far so good with 3 goals in 3 games.
     
  25. arsmaster*

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    If the junior aged player isn't good enough for the NHL, he should be the Junior league.

    An extra year in junior hasn't hurt anybody, especially when compared to some 18 year old kids who get thrown to the wolves in the NHL before they are ready.
     

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