Elliotte Friedman on Shane Wright:
“If Shane Wright does not make the Kraken, I’m under the impression that the CHL is in agreement that it doesn’t make any sense for him to go back there and Wright will go to the AHL.”
This is PERFECT news for his development. pic.twitter.com/PNM3JiSDfc
– Nathan “Grav” (@NathanGraviteh) September 8, 2023
A few weeks ago, the possibility of Shane Wright receiving an exemption from the Canadian Hockey League to play in the AHL was raised by a journalist who covers the Kraken’s activities, John Barr.
Barr spoke of the Kraken general manager’s desire to see Wright play for the Coachella Valley Firebirds. He believes it would be good for his development to see him evolve at this level.
We hadn’t heard much about this issue since then, but as training camps get underway, Elliotte Friedman mentioned that, according to what he’s heard, if Shane Wright doesn’t make the cut with the Kraken, he could report to the AHL. By the same token, there would be an agreement in place for this to happen.
It’s worth remembering that the original rule preventing players in situations similar to Wright’s from playing in the AHL was introduced to ensure that the stands were filled in the junior circuits. By depriving ourselves of star players, it becomes harder to attract people to the arenas.
When I read news like this, I tell myself that it wouldn’t do to give many other teams ideas about getting along with the Canadian league. Wright was originally ineligible.
Owen Beck, who only talks about Montreal in his press conferences, will have to return to the OHL if he doesn’t break into the CH line-up. He too has a lot of experience in the junior league, and there would be a case for trying to send him to Laval. I’m not saying it’ll happen, but it could give teams ideas.
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– RDS (@RDSca) September 9, 2023
– The Blue Jays are doing better.
Toronto will have a chance to sweep the Royals on Sunday.https://t.co/VweGYdmcte
– TVA Sports (@TVASports) September 9, 2023
– Great performance.
Coco Gauff, 19, becomes the third American to win the US Open before turning 20. The other two: Tracy Austin and Serena Williams.pic.twitter.com/BCddos8KOH
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) September 9, 2023
– A volley suffered by the Alouettes.