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02-11-2013, 08:12 AM
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Windsor Chief
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I'm thinking that you guys who focus on the success of this season as a barometer for next season's ability to ice a great team and host a memorial cup are overlooking some key facts.
Senior year players tend to have the greatest impacts on highend teams, particularly those higher end guys, after all no one is left (other than OAs) who is bigger, stronger, or older.
Windsor has iced a squad basically devoid of 93s (this years seniors) in favour of giving our 94s a greater opportunity for icetime to help them to develop. As seniors next year, our 94s should as a group stack up well against the rest of the league. There may be some superstar 94s on other teams but our group does look good (against other 94s). We have paid the price this year seeing the 93s and OA 92s outplaying us. How much better we looked after Koko (93) and Aleardi (92) arrived! Combining that with a willingness to trade to acquire needed players and having a few assets available to actually make those trades should put Windsor into the thick of things for hosting the Memorial Cup.
Yeah we should probably have hosted the one that Mississauga got, but ....

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