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Futures, futures, futures! Aces move Findlay's rights to Orlando

Doyle Woody
Bob Hallinen

Man, Rob Murray is all over "future considerations.''

One day after the Alaska Aces coach moved the rights to center C.J. Severyn to Fort Wayne for "future considerations,'' he shipped the ECHL rights to winger Brett Findlay, who helped the Aces to the Kelly Cup, to Orlando for more "futures.''

In a nutshell, this basically means that down the road the Aces will get one player each from Fort Wayne and Orlando. Could be relatively soon, could be nine-plus months from now. As you may recall if you are hardcore into this futures stuff, Murray last season held on to the "futures'' owed the Aces from Orlando as the other side of the Zach Harrison trade until the league-imposed June 13 deadline. That's when Alaska acquired the rights to Severyn, who the Aces shipped to Fort Wayne for futures.

Findlay already this offseason has signed an AHL deal with the Toronto Marlies. By having his ECHL rights moved to Orlando, he will be able to be sent there if he is demoted from the AHL. That's because Orlando is affiliated with both AHL Toronto and NHL Toronto.

Enough about futures. Jaromir is ready to begin writing about the present any day now.