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Same thing year after year, and kudos to them for finding a loophole where they can get away with it. Why wouldn't they load up if they can? Why would a guy play all year and beat yourself up if you can wait until January 10th then suit up for 6 games before the playoffs?
Nobody pays a whole of attention to this every year because the majority in attendance every year at Mile One to watch the herder never took in a regular season game all year. They have no idea who was in who's lineup all year, they pick up the sheet of paper at the door that shows the lineups and see the same names every year.
What they don't see are the Peter George's and Tommy Snow's that fought to make the team, fought to keep their spot, and fought for icetime, only to find out halfway through the year that a guy who's been playing friday afternoon rec hockey and not willing to commit to the entire year, is taking his spot. Funny thing is, you'll see Tommy Snow and Peter George in the CeeBees lineup again come October-November.
I'll say again this year that Hockey Newfoundland & Lab should put something in place to curb this, but I'm sure I'll say the same again next year.