*OFFICIAL* Windsor Spitfires 2012-13 Season Thread (Part 6)
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12-30-2012, 02:17 AM
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I think it's cheap as hell to keep calling out Bateman and Maletta (unless they're blocking trades or something) while letting the Rychel's, Vail's, Marchese's, Ebert's - basically all the 94's get a pass. That's the core that should be setting the tempo and carrying the team.
WR was so focused on the 94's taking over the team that he didn't have any veteran leadership around them - our OA's and 19 y olds are depth guys, and were last year as well.
And claiming a "lack of heart" is a cop out as well - it's letting Warren and Boughner off the hook completely. The team lacks talent - and that is on Warren for his drafting and on Boughner for complete lack of development. You can have all the heart in the world, but if your constantly outclassed there is little you can do.
Also good luck trading players who you smear as lacking heart and how they've not developed. Why not just say something like "What we have here is obviously not working, not the right mix or whatever and some players might be better off with a fresh start elsewhere".
There are so many questions and very few answers right now. Has Boughner and coaches done a poor job of developing some players? I believe so. Do I think players like Maletta, Bateman and Marchese would be better under different coaches and that coach would turn them into very good players? No I don't. Marchese openly admitted he checked out in Erie, that's a red flag right there. Spits took a gamble on Marchese and it hasn't panned out.
I agree that it doesn't help their value but opposing coaches and scouts don't need words from Boughner they can just watch a game and see their play.
You're right they don't have any 19 year olds that are helping the cause and their OA's have done very little. Coaches haven't done a very good job but Rychel hasn't given the coaches much to work with.
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