*OFFICIAL* Windsor Spitfires 2012-13 Season Thread (Part 6)
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12-17-2012, 10:52 AM
4 Bobby ORR
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I think there should be a ban on WR speaking to the media. Every time he does he shoots himself in the foot.
"We are selling and rebuilding this year"
- don't change your mind after Shugg & Cantin gets traded.
"I want so many pieces for Kassian & Ellis".
- don't even mention what you expect for them. He just limited his trading partners by setting the bar too high.
Best case scenario is let them inquire. Once you get one inquiry other GM's will get wind of it and may want in, now you have
. Before you know it the GM's are caught up with the adrenaline rush and before they realize it, WR may have gotten close to what he was "THINKING". It's all a game and how you play it is what counts.
I realize that they were saying offers for Kassian & Ellis were not enough, but would it have been enough had he not publicly announced what the returns had to be????
I hindsight, it appeared that Kassian was more interested in playing for his AHL team anyways.
"Maletta has a potential to be a Greg Nemisz"
"Bateman is an Ellis type player"
As for those who want the Spitfires to rebuild, I have said all along that the OHL is a cycle and if you manage that cycle properly then you can reap the rewards. Take a look at London, after their Memorial Cup victory they have been a good team always making a push by re-tooling but never getting them back to the holy grail. They finally rebuild and look where they are now - a possible 2nd year return. Mind you it helped that the Hunters took their trading partners to the cleaners.
I would have given up the Conference Finals ticket for the assets & players in exchange Kassian & Ellis. Unfortunately that was the year to rebuild. Had it happened we probably wouldn't be asking these questions now.
Could be just me, but it it is always easier think on this side of the keyboard.
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