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Canucks enter player loan agreement with Manitoba Moose

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It's a good move.  Allows for more flexibility and shorter quarantines.  And with sharing the Comets with the Blues, there was probably a bit of a log jam in Utica.

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What a throwback. Good times.

 

Good decision for practical reasons really. We still have access to our taxi squad and if for some crazy reason we have enough injuries that merit it, we have quicker access to AHL players.

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12 minutes ago, goalie13 said:

It's a good move.  Allows for more flexibility and shorter quarantines.  And with sharing the Comets with the Blues, there was probably a bit of a log jam in Utica.

I haven’t been keeping up with the news...reason we’re sharing with the Blues?  Not enough AHL clubs operating because of pandemic?

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this has craig heisinger written all over it. 

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9 minutes ago, NewbieCanuckFan said:

I haven’t been keeping up with the news...reason we’re sharing with the Blues?  Not enough AHL clubs operating because of pandemic?

Exactly.

 

Three AHL teams opted out of this season entirely.

 

EDIT:  I had to look up which ones.  It was Charlotte (Florida), Milwaukee (Nashville) and Springfield (St. Louis).

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Makes a lot of sense. Nice to have that Moose connection again, if only for a little while.

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13 minutes ago, -AJ- said:

What a throwback. Good times.

 

Good decision for practical reasons really. We still have access to our taxi squad and if for some crazy reason we have enough injuries that merit it, we have quicker access to AHL players.

Notice that the players being loaned are a forward, defense and a goalie?  They have their angles covered.

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6 minutes ago, goalie13 said:

Exactly.

 

Three AHL teams opted out of this season entirely.

 

EDIT:  I had to look up which ones.  It was Charlotte (Florida), Milwaukee (Nashville) and Springfield (St. Louis).

Appreciate the information!  Thanks.

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I'm confused as to why we don't negotiate for Abbotsford again?  That way they'd literally only be an hour away as opposed to needing to fly in.

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1 hour ago, Coconuts said:

Makes a lot of sense. Nice to have that Moose connection again, if only for a little while.

Oh no, those guys will fall in love with Winnipeg and all jump ship to the Jets

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2 hours ago, goalie13 said:

It's a good move.  Allows for more flexibility and shorter quarantines.  And with sharing the Comets with the Blues, there was probably a bit of a log jam in Utica.

right the sopranos GIF by Testing 1, 2, 3

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1 hour ago, lmm said:

Oh no, those guys will fall in love with Winnipeg and all jump ship to the Jets

Nah... We are strategically inserting our spies into the enemies reserve forces lol.

 

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2 hours ago, Phil_314 said:

I'm confused as to why we don't negotiate for Abbotsford again?  That way they'd literally only be an hour away as opposed to needing to fly in.

Costs.  All 3 Canadian teams with affiliates in the US have decided against relocating because it would be far too expensive to relocate for the season.  

 

There’s also no team in close vicinity which adds travel and hotel costs to go and play games.  In Utica they bus for the majority of games and players get to sleep at home.  It gives also more practice time.

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1 hour ago, mll said:

Costs.  All 3 Canadian teams with affiliates in the US have decided against relocating because it would be far too expensive to relocate for the season.  

 

There’s also no team in close vicinity which adds travel and hotel costs to go and play games.  In Utica they bus for the majority of games and players get to sleep at home.  It gives also more practice time.

Ah I see.  I haven't been keeping up, so has the AHL been planning to play this year?  It seems like an unfair advantage that Toronto (Toronto), Ottawa (Belleville), and Montreal (Laval) can have their farm team in such close proximity, when the Heat had already gotten moved down to Arizona.  Wouldn't it help with tickets if, on an off night in the NHL, the team in Abbotsford could be within an hour's drive so that fans could catch games during regular times?  Also would think it costs more to jet players in and out in a city all the way across the continent. 

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