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Right, I forgot about that!

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59 minutes ago, dlbalr said:

Otto Leskinen has been loaned back to his old Finnish team to start next season.  He'll be recalled from that loan for training camp.

 

http://www.habsworld.net/2020/08/habs-loan-otto-leskinen-to-kalpa-kuopio/

 

Expect a few of the guys not playing to follow, and maybe even some who are ... for anyone looking to fight for a job (or to move up the lineup) it is a great way to get a jump on training camp.

 

Ylonen is a perfect example ... due to injuries he only 12 games last and 13 the year before ... he not only needs the icetime to get his game back but also to create a more positive impression before training camp

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47 minutes ago, GHT120 said:

 

Expect a few of the guys not playing to follow, and maybe even some who are ... for anyone looking to fight for a job (or to move up the lineup) it is a great way to get a jump on training camp.

 

Ylonen is a perfect example ... due to injuries he only 12 games last and 13 the year before ... he not only needs the icetime to get his game back but also to create a more positive impression before training camp

Ikonen?

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3 minutes ago, alfredoh2009 said:

Ikonen?

 

He's already signed with Ilves in Finland for the upcoming season.

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3 hours ago, alfredoh2009 said:

Ikonen?

As dblair noted above Ikonen has signed a contract in the Liiga ... he signed for two years, but it is believed it has a NHL out clause ... like Ylonen, Ikonen has had a tough two seasons, playing only 13 games in 18/19 and none last season ... he has signed with Ilves, one of the better teams 

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The 2021 AHL All-Star Classic has been scrapped.  That was set to be in Laval so they'll now host the 2021-22 event.

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Let's hope that there is an actual 2020-21 AHL season!

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3 minutes ago, tomh009 said:

Let's hope that there is an actual 2020-21 AHL season!

 

They're shooting for December but unless they can get some fans in arenas by then, I could see them pushing it back further.

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That's it. I doubt they can make the finances work without fans. Very few teams have deep-pocketed owners that are willing to fund a season without fans.

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15 hours ago, tomh009 said:

That's it. I doubt they can make the finances work without fans. Very few teams have deep-pocketed owners that are willing to fund a season without fans.

They ***MAY*** have to look at any and all means to reduce operating expenses ... for example ... reduced schedule, an even heavier "local" focus on scheduling and maybe even shuttering (for the one season) the more remote/isolated teams (i.e., Manitoba Moose, Colorado Eagles, San Antonio Rampage and Texas Stars) to reduce travel costs ... and then seek support, beyond salaries, from the NHL (i.e., the league and teams collectively) ... the NHL BoG would have to decide how important it is to have the AHL playing is for the NHL clubs.

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If there are no fans, I think NHL support is the only way it can work. Teams may be able to offer streaming subscriptions but it won't cover the lost ticket revenue.

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Hockey 30 (***NOT*** the most reliable source, but this at least has logic) suggesting that Cole Caufileld is exploring the possibility of playing with Sault Ste-Marie (who hold his rights) if there are any issues with the NCAA hockey season ... the Greyhounds are in the bidding for the 2021 Memorial Cup (assuming its held) ... in this scenario he could also try to get the Soo to trade him if there was somewhere else he preferred ... 

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Thanks!

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Harvey-Pinard, where will he likely fit in line up? Just as the 201st pick am pulling for long-shot to do well.

as well as Stapley (190th), Primeau (199th), Evans (207th)

 

(is there a specific scout who has been doing well with the 7th round picks?)

 

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39 minutes ago, DON said:

Harvey-Pinard, where will he likely fit in line up? Just as the 201st pick am pulling for long-shot to do well.

 

It's too early to tell.  We need to see which veteran forwards (if any - it sounds like they're going to go really young next season) wind up there.  I'd have him no higher than the third line to start and wouldn't be shocked if he was on the fourth as his style of play still works in that type of role.

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