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04-01-2011, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Tigers1992 View Post
Your right. He was drafted a year after playing a year with the Battalion. The rule at the time was that players could play with their hometown OHL teams if they where deemed good enough by the team.
Spezza moved from Mississauga to Brampton to play the year with the Battalion, who was a strong team at the time.

Its a common mistake reported in the papers.
They were not a strong team, they were an expansion team just the same as Mississauga. They were stronger in the coaching department though, which I believe is why the Spezzas chose Brampton. Mississaugas coach said something like Spezza probably wasn't good enough to play that season. Ya, they fired him.

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