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01-14-2013, 09:04 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Section 314
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If the league wants to continue to grow, it can't go back to London for at least another 3 cycles (9 years). Sure, they might be able to pony up the most right now, but there are other viable cities that haven't seen this tournament in years (if ever) and if they want to build the popularity and demand they need to spread it around.
If I were running the league my next four would be Barrie, Kingston, Niagara and Sarnia. Then I'd go back to Windsor (assuming no new rinks in Owen Sound or some of the other yet to host cities). My unbiased order would be as follows:
My biased order would have Barrie hosting next year, and flipping with Kingston.
This all assumes quasi-competitive teams in the bid years, so may require some tweaking, but I'd be trying to move it around geographically while moving through the teams yet to host.
If they base their decision on money making ability and talent, it goes to London hands down. Knights will arguably be icing the most talented team next year, and as far as raking in the cash, that's a guarantee.
However, if they try to be 'fair' (such a subjective word), I would suggest a team like Kingston. Money shouldn't be an issue and the team should be fairly competitive too with assets in the cupboard to add for a run. I also like the fact that it is the East hosting as the last time it was in the West (Knights'05).
Barrie would also be a good choice for the same reasons.
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