2014 Memorial Cup Location
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02-21-2013, 02:55 PM
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Kitchener got the hosting job through nothing but dollars, huh? Right...
I wish Oshawa and/or Kingston had bid, but they obviously felt they weren't in a position to ice a competitive team (which is legit in Oshawa with the players they'll graduate) or to present a competitive bid.
Smaller centres in the Q and W are awarded the hosting duties, and I'd bet they're not guaranteeing the massive returns the OHL does. If London gets the Memorial Cup in 2014, we might as well make hotel arrangements for Ottawa in 2017 and London again in 2020. They'll be the only two places that are deemed acceptable by the effed up OHL.
Probably not the only reason but you have to admit it was the main reason. Just like why Mississauga got it in 2011 instead of Windsor. Oshawa was the favourite with the new arena and the superstar in Tavares, but the Rangers ended up hosting.
Kingston has the talent, and the trading pieces, to have a strong team next year. I think the only thing missing from Kingston's potential bid is fan support. Although that didn't kill Missy's chances. So it must be the cheap owner. Too bad
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