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Canadiens and Leafs set to lose affiliate teams this week

Published March 31, 2024 at 9:29 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens face uncertain times as their ECHL affiliate teams teeter on the brink of shutdown.

National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman disclosed on Saturday that both teams' affiliates, the Newfoundland Growlers and the Trois-Rivières Lions, may cease operations imminently due to financial disputes.

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The teams, owned by the same entity, are embroiled in a payment dispute with cities and NHL teams.

With a deadline looming, Friedman warns that operations could be suspended if a resolution isn't reached by Tuesday.

The potential fallout casts a shadow over player development and leaves the NHL clubs without crucial affiliates.

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