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10-28-2012, 05:13 PM
krazy kanuck
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Originally Posted by massey View Post
Sorry but you want Dave Branch to be the police of this league and are going to depend on him for everything,the league wont last long,He could screw up the lord's prayer.Not a Branch fan.Look at his past decisions.He uses these kids as pieces of meat for his benefit.
Look, I'm not going to defend every Branch decision but the CHL and OHL have grown under his tenure. It has lasted while he's been at the helm. I've said this before elsewhere, but in his tenure:

- Teams have gone from playing in places like the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (Newmarket) to playing in places like the John Labatt Centre (London), Hershey Centre (Mississauga), Barrie Molson Centre and the WFCU (Windsor).

- Television exposure and average attendance have increased.

- Major Memorial Cup title sponsorship deal.

- Introduction of the top prospects game.

- I would say he's also drastically cut down on fights and headchecks, but you may not see those as positives.

I think the examples above demonstrate that overall, he's been a success.

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