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02-19-2013, 07:16 PM
krazy kanuck
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Originally Posted by RayzorIsDull View Post
Rimouski Oceanic in 07/08 won the bid to host the 09 Memorial Cup with a 33-37 record good for 13th overall in the league. Last year Saskatoon won the bid and only had a winning% of .57 and people were concerned about the Blades at that time. Now they have won 12 in a row and everybody has shutup. So 2 out of the last 4 hosts have either had an under .500 record or never reached this .600%.
So they both made the playoffs, or not? I forgot about the Oceanic to tell you the truth but they still made the playoffs and so did the Blades. I think your point about the Blades is telling - people were worried about them at a .570 winning percentage. Miss the playoffs + have a ~.450 winning percentage = burnt toast.

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