*OFFICIAL* Windsor Spitfires 2012-13 Season Thread (Part 7)
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02-04-2013, 10:09 PM
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I would agree this team looked more talented than the one that started the season. Of course teams improving over the past year you need to look at players that made improvements. There aren't a lot of players currently on the team that improved last year to this year. Ebert has imo but still not at the level of his rookie year. Clarke, Johnson, Marchese all failed to take the next step. Vail has regressed in my mind, Rychel is probably about the same which is fine, Devlin didn't improve, Bateman, Maletta the list goes on. Soo and Saginaw all had growth from within. Cousins, Nurse, Alderson, Broll, and Murray have been more productive. With Saginaw you have Kea, Moutrey, Locke, Lodge, and Ross have made strides. We talked a lot in the summer the team would only improve as much as the individual returnees would dictate.
I still believe going into next year you're making a big gamble if you just think Marchese, Johnson, and Vail will magically improve and the team will be a lot better.
I am sure if u talked to the Hounds Alderson and Broll both last year in their 3rd yr in
the league were underwhelming,and they did not give on them why would Windsor
not expect players that are 19 years to be better in their 4th yrs coming ala Vail
and Marchese,and 3rd yr for Johnson coming up
Both Johnson and Vail were drafted by their respective NHL teams for their defensive ability and effort more so then their offensive prowess,while Marchese much like Alderson has underacheived into his 3rd year though concussions have an effect on
As for Ross I expect a 4th yr player be improved,they would have moved him but did not get a very good offer for him
I do expect all 3 players to improve health willing next yr,Johnson and Vail will be playing for entry level deals and Marchese will be looking to continue his career
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