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San Diego Gulls 2016-17

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2 hours ago, liquid13 said:

Wait, are Steel and Jones not eligible? Wasn't Jones playing in the AHL playoffs this year?

Played on an ATO after his season was done, I think. Can't play in the A full time until he turns 20 next February (same as Steel).

edit- gorb beat me to it.

Edited by AustinDuck27

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6 minutes ago, gorbachav5 said:

The only reason he could do that is because his junior team's season was over.   Once that happens, the player can play in the AHL on a professional tryout contract.  

Otherwise you have to be 20 by December 31 of the year the season starts.  Jones and Steel both turn 20 next February, so they're in juniors for one more year unless they stick with the NHL team.

Terry (20 in Sept) should be eligible then?

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12 hours ago, AustinDuck27 said:

Terry (20 in Sept) should be eligible then?

Yeah, but he's college, so the rules are different.  He can come out at any time, I believe.  But it sounds like he's committed to going back to school for one more year.

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12 minutes ago, gorbachav5 said:

Yeah, but he's college, so the rules are different.  He can come out at any time, I believe.  But it sounds like he's committed to going back to school for one more year.

Ha, yeah, brainfart. Forgot he was playing for Denver. 

Looks like Nattinen might be the only real addition of note to the forward group, and maybe Larsson on the back end.

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Good piece on Eakins, I like what he's done in San Diego, and hope after winning a Calder Cup, he comes up to the big club. Also, revealing how messed up the organization in Edmonton has been over the last decade. 

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/dallas-eakins-content-ahl-yet-hopeful-second-nhl-shot/

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Pierre LeBrun‏Verified account @PierreVLeBrun

Hearing that Dallas Eakins will interview in Arizona for the Coyotes HC job.

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44 minutes ago, DuckFan4Life said:

Pierre LeBrun‏Verified account @PierreVLeBrun

Hearing that Dallas Eakins will interview in Arizona for the Coyotes HC job.

I wish Eakins all the best with getting an HC job, he was handed a Dehydrated Donkey Dung sandwich in Edmonton while there. But the loyal Duck in me wants his next shot to be the HC of the big club after really solidifying the Gulls as one of the best in the A.

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On 6/30/2017 at 5:05 PM, Drake12 said:

I wish Eakins all the best with getting an HC job, he was handed a Dehydrated Donkey Dung sandwich in Edmonton while there. But the loyal Duck in me wants his next shot to be the HC of the big club after really solidifying the Gulls as one of the best in the A.

Posted 18 days ago, I'm assuming Eakins is still the coach for the Gulls. Don't entirely blame him. I'd say the job in SD is better than being thrown under the bus again. 

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On 6/30/2017 at 5:05 PM, Drake12 said:

 

How does a double post happen on an edit?

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12 hours ago, poum said:

Posted 18 days ago, I'm assuming Eakins is still the coach for the Gulls. Don't entirely blame him. I'd say the job in SD is better than being thrown under the bus again. 

Yeah, Tocchet got that job in Arizona. 

Side note, I was out in Arizona last weekend. Holy hell, that damned arena is way too far out. And barely visible from their beautiful, well-maintained highways.

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13 hours ago, poum said:

Posted 18 days ago, I'm assuming Eakins is still the coach for the Gulls. Don't entirely blame him. I'd say the job in SD is better than being thrown under the bus again. 

I think he's on a good track to move up within the Ducks.  It's a tough call, considering the $$ difference, but maybe he didn't really get the offer, yet.

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