*OFFICIAL* Sudbury Wolves 2012-13 Season Thread
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11-15-2012, 06:58 AM
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I have been preaching that Cull has been a negative for Sudbury for the last couple of years. He doesnt develop young players. Plays the studs all the time in all key situations. Changes lines too many times.
James Boyd in Missy has the top rated team in the east because of a system in place. They dont have any more talent than Sudbury, but they play hard and compete every shift. If they dont produce, then he tries an alternative role for the player, and if that doesnt work, then the kid sits.
I dont think that the kids are all underachieving, but I think they dont draft the best players. Which player selected in the first 3 rounds in the last 5 years can we say is a top 6 forward or top 4 dman? Mcfarland, Leivo, Corrado- very fringe type players.
I think they need to change Cull and see what happens, and if nothing then blow it up. But it may be too late for that this year. So we need to accept that they may not do much this year. May not make the playoffs, unless they start winning.
Drove to Sudbury last night to witness this team's current demise. Such a disappointment after spirits were so positive at training camp after coming back from a championship victory in Russia. Team needs to regroup and not sure if Cull is the guy for the job. Word on the street is that he depends too much on his veterans and just bashes on the rookies or younger player. What this team needs is a new regime much like the Soo (New GM) who will try to rebuild the program and start from the bottom up. Not an easy job for the Wolves as their draft pick have been horrible the last few years (have a look at their first five picks and compare them with what was available especially in the first three rounds, in fact most of their first 5 rounds were not even part of Central scouting top 100, I don't even think any of them made the top 50), furthermore the 97 crop not looking too promising so can't look to the 2013 draft for salvation. In fact what they should condider is trading their top guys this year for 96-95 draftees from teams currently looking at making a run for it after Christmas. Should they do so, they need to play these youngers boys to better help them develop and get ready to contribute next year...just my opinion.
As to the issue with C.B. he saw limited ice yesterday so can't put the entire blame on him, eventhough I am sure this may be having a negative impact in dressing room. This being said I don't believe he took any one spot as I think they are currently carrying 1 extra forward, even if they are not there really was no one at camp that would have changed things significantly. Not a fan on what they did with Vilardy but this being said he likely should not have been signed anyway, was only signed so signing owners kid (drafted after him) early would not be too controversial. Vilardy will only benefit from 1 year a Junior A and even at that still leaves question mark as he did not have a strong rookie camp or main camp, even he would admit to this.
Let us hope the new rivalry between North Bay and Sudbury will stir some moves as to not get humiliated by a smaller community only 1.5 hours away.
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