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02-23-2013, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by RayzorIsDull View Post
I see two of those things you mentioned mean nothing.

Selling out the Memorial Cup? The event sells itself any team that hosts the Memorial Cup those seats will be sold.

One of the most successful tourney's in history? That had nothing to do with Sidney Crosby being there and nothing to do with being the only hockey going on because the NHL was in a lockout. Are you counting on there being no NHL hockey next year as well?

Making big deals to go for it? You mean like this year when the Knights did nothing and teams like Plymouth, Belleville, Kitchener and Owen Sound all looking better than London since the trade deadline?

If the Knights don't win the OHL and Memorial Cup to follow they will only be categorized as the biggest chokers in OHL history. Don't talk to me about how the Hunter's always make big trades when they are contenders because this year they didn't. In 05/06 they didn't and proceeded to get swept by Peterborough. Or in 06/07 when they got spanked by Plymouth. The arrogance of the Hunter's this year has gotten in the way of winning another OHL title and trying to win a Memorial Cup.
I know ur picking trying to make arguments so let me help you out

Selling out matters. $ matters and 9000 people is more than the other bids have. Simple math and it does matter plus I think could charge as much or more than the others and still sell out easy with over 6000 season tic holders.
Tourney success. Regardless of the factors involved they ran a great tourney and all reviews I've seen have it top 3 all time. Crosby or no, they'd a sold it out. Crosby was actually one of the disappointments fans had. Not the on Ice, but off ice stuff. Isolated,
Seperate van in instead of team bus, not many autographs like others ect....
Knights didn't make a big deal, correct. I SAID he show. He's willing to.
And 2009 u mentioned, well he did pull the trigger, as well as host year. 2009 there were health with issues with Cann after deadline so when genius was he supposed to add a G. He'll do a trade if he finds value and feels it'll help. Adding a 2nd rd NHL PICK ( ya the and only Rychel couldn't convince to come to Windsor) and a top for D for nothing aint bad. Is it wrong to have confidence in your squad?

Biggest choke ever? Haha. You saying other teams have closed the gap but yet call them chokers lol. If they don't win , they were t good enough and Mark may have regrets. I wouldn't consider it chili g thou, the other teams a thallus try as well.
Maybe the biggest choke job is Windsor having 2014 on their radar for 3'yrs and are still in no position to host. That's choke, choke, chime by Rychel. 3 yrs and their not even close to an on ice host team.
Thankfully politics or blackmail may get them the host gig lol

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