Benefits of sole association

Via: Sabres.com

‘“When you have two organizations providing the players to one development team, things become difficult from the standpoint of positional play. You can have too many defenseman, too many centermen, you can have not enough wingers,” Regier said. “You can have a situation where it’s difficult to decide between two goaltenders, one from each organization… It puts a lot of strain on the coaching staff, it puts a strain on the development process. While it can work… it is much more difficult than having your own organization.”’