Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/20/12
Closer Together! Good Morning, everyone, I hope your weekend went well and you didn’t wake up last night at 2 o’clock in the morning with a fever and sore throat. Anyways, lets move on and get at it. Should the Canucks seriously pursue the purchase of the Abbotsford Heat? Not every NHL team has the luxury of having their AHL affiliate within close proximity of the parent team and while there are 30 AHL teams to match the 30 NHL teams, the American Hockey League only has four Canadian teams. The Saint Johns Icecaps, Abbotsford Heat, Toronto Marlies and the Hamilton Bulldogs. The parent clubs of which are located in Winnipeg, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal respectively. All close enough for a quick recall for a home game. The Canucks don’t really have that luxury. Vancouver is currently going into the second year of a two-year affiliation agreement with the Chicago Wolves. So what happens when that agreement is up? While the easiest and most logical assumption is that Vancouver and Ch...
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