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09-22-2012, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by krazy kanuck View Post
The story is on the OHL website. Basically the Spitfires concede they were in violation of the rules, and Branch went a little easier on them because they co-operated. Too bad he didn't make them pull down the 2010 banner. That's what the NCAA would have done...
You can bet your last dollar had Branch taken away the 2010 banner that this wouldn't have ended as nice and clean as it did. The league didn't want to go through the appeal process for a reason. Even had the board up held the decision in the proceedings to do so the biggest can a worms the world has ever seen would have been opened.

The buying of championship argument is bs any way. Shawinigan payed off a group of the CHL fat heads that paved the way for a Memorial Cup title just as another team will do this year and the years after that.

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