Rockford's Simpson Believes Lockout Will Lead to Big AHL Season

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Rockford's Simpson Believes Lockout Will Lead to Big AHL Season
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Although the NHL lockout doesn't have a direct impact on the American Hockey League's season, Blackhawks prospect Kent Simpson knows it will lead to some changes in Rockford and around the rest of league. Despite all the negativity and discouragement currently surrounding the NHL's collective bargaining agreement negotiations, the lockout could take a positive spin on the AHL. With NHLers heading back during the work stoppage, the league will likely experience a big boost in talent and fan attendance.

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