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12-17-2012, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by OHLTG View Post
I think people need to breathe a bit. Yes, this weekend was incredibly frustrating, but I'd imagine the team has Christmas on their minds. That's no excuse, but if these two games were any other time during the year, the results aren't the same.

That being said, I can see some large changes coming. I wouldn't go all out and say everyone is available, because you need some players to build around. IF you're going to fire-sale, make sure you keep the following:

Vail, Rychel, Bilcke, Ho-Sang, Sieloff, Sanvido, Posa, DeKort.

Those are essentials for this team right now.
My idea of a fire- sale differs greatly from yours...I'd make Ho-Sang, Sieloff, Sanvido my untouchables. Vail and Rychel would bring the best returns. If WR can get a 3rd for Bilcke he'd jump at the chance. Posa deserves to be kept unless he gets dealt to Plymouth. DeKort would stay if Pavelka gets moved.
However I doubt if WR has the cojones to move his son and Vail. He has 3 days to make trades before the trade freeze that starts on the 20th and I expect him to do exactly nothing unless it is a minor move to fill the O/A open slot. The Spits have 4 games before the trade deadline (Jan 10th)The last of those 4 is Jan 4th. This is the period he should get the most bang for his buck but will he? I suspect the Spits to do something cosmetic in the hope they can make the playoffs, get 2 home gates and try to do better with the same cast next year.
If Koko decides he wants to return to the OHL I'd trade his rights for draft picks. You can bet he'd rather be on a contending team than on a bottom-feeder scraping to make the last playoff spot.

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