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02-23-2013, 01:18 PM
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They've made big trades before, 2005, 2009, 2012 come to mind. Had everything going in 2009, Cann looked good but gets concussed after the deadline. Had to rely on Borden after an abomination of games 1-3 from Cann. Don't know what they were supposed to do at that time.
Your last sentence makes no sense. We are in February so it hasn't cost them yet if at all. London hadn't lost for two months and the deadline came and they got Mermis for nothing and Stolarz for nothing. Mermis looks like an offensive defenceman that London has needed for a long time. Stolarz is starting to look like the #1 goalie we've hoped for.
What trades were they supposed to make that would have lifted the arrogance from your mind? Were they supposed to trade a Welychka or Elie type who will be important parts for next year's run for a rental after going 60 days without losing a game? Maybe it's confidence.
Look around the league, Hunters haven't burned bridges like Rychel. The pompous ass thinks he can trade down in 2010 to draft his kid later on top of gettting another first rounder. We had to put up with Tucker and Garret Hunter being drafted in the 2nd and 5th rounds. Not even OHL level players.
Fact is since the deadline the Knights have been an average team there are 6-7 teams you can point to that have clearly been better. What's so great about Elie? 5g 8a this year. You can talk about him being a key piece for the future but nobody knows if he will do that. You maybe could have drafted a better player than Herbst in round 1 and moved him for a guy like Trocheck. Or how about Graovac who went for little at the deadline and has really increased the offensive punch in Belleville? Mermis is no better than Kevin Montgomery who was decent in London but never really delivered on the potential. I don't think Plymouth, Soo, Kitchener, Owen Sound or Guelph are fearful of London in the playoffs. The London team last year was better, they had more depth and better goaltending.
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