*OFFICIAL* Kingston Frontenacs 2012-2013 Season Thread
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05-20-2012, 08:53 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Jenkins Kujawinski Bennett
Alcock Greenaway Cull
Watson Smith Morbeck
Dupuy Lloyd Nevins
The line orders could easily change depending on who is hot at the time or if scoring or defence is needed. As the goal is to peak for 2013/14 or 2014/15 they are likely to give the youth the opportunity to develop. Bennett with Kujawinski and Jenkins would be fun to watch. Cull's energy and heart fits well with Greenaway and Alcock proven scoring. Watson's vision and scoring would go well with Smith's speed and hands. The checking line of Lloyd with Dupuy and Nevins would create a lot energy as well. A lot of offensive upside for the forwards.
Steele with Gudbranson gives him the opportunity to take a few more chances offensively. Same with McKeown and hopefully a big defensive import or trade D. It would be great to see McKeown have a veteran/proven defensive partner which would allow him to make common rookie mistakes without losing confidence. Ekblad in Barrie is a good model of how he can develop. Hutchinson or Blight with rookie DiPerna would be a physical presence.
Definately need an import goalie as the first pick. Bobkov likely has a big influence in getting the best Russian or European goalie to report to Kingston. Gill/Gilmour would likely have to promise the majority of games to get the top import goalie to come so the backup would have to be happy with getting approx 12-15 games.
On paper the Fronts look like they will be much better with the one year OHL experience from 80% of the team. One year under Gill's sytems will also go a long way. Confidence and experience are going to be the key to the Fronts not only making the playoffs but being very competitive in the 2nd half of the season. The top end rookies will provide a lot of excitement and hopefully the fans will come out. When the K-Rock was loud the atmosphere was awesome. Go Fronts !!
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