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11-01-2012, 03:26 AM
krazy kanuck
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Originally Posted by massey View Post
If you call success putting yourself ahead of the players in his league for your OWN personal gain,then yes in your eyes he is successful.In my eyes NO WAY
I think CharlieGirl has summed it up, and I don't have much to add other than my recollection of the facts is different than yours. Branch was the first to bring in head check rules by a couple of years. I had season tickets forever, and seeing my team once a year on Sportsnet wasn't a reason to stop buying. I don't agree with with Yakupov decision (it impacted us in Barrie because his lone visit was one of the two games he missed due to the suspension), but that doesn't take away the fact that the prospects game was brought in under his tenure, and most fans enjoy that game regardless of what it does for the CHL coffers. I started off my last post with "I'm not going to defend every Branch decision" and I'll close this one with the same. Overall all though, I think the various junior leagues have prospered under his tenure.

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