Found September 21, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
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By Bob Crawford It has been an anxiety-ridden last month or so for the hockey world, with the entire sport’s attention focused on the NHL labor situation.  And beyond the headlines of the principals, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players Association chief Donald Fehr, exchanging proposals and looking for an upper hand in the negotiations, and reports of high-profile stars heading across the Atlantic to ride out the lockout with European clubs, players on the proverbial “bubble” between the NHL and AHL, like the Connecticut Whale’s Kris Newbury, were waiting and wondering what their situations would be. During the last NHL lockout, in 2004-05, basically any player on a two-way (NHL/AHL) contract was allowed to play in the AHL.  Word was going around recently, though, that this time around would be different, that any player, like Newbury, who was eligible for waivers would be barred from coming to the AHL and would be locked out like all of the NHLers on one-way deals.  Thi...
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