*OFFICIAL* Windsor Spitfires 2012-13 Season Thread (Part 8)
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02-24-2013, 09:58 AM
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DeKort right now is an issue of Windsor and their development.
Look at Fotinos in Barrie. He was there last year, developing behind Niederberger. Charlie Graham behind Subban etc.
Playing JR B was great for Dekort until around Christmas time. Kill the kid with games until after the break. Then let him come up and learn in the OHL every day. Better shooters, better plans, better everything. That's how you get a true gauge.
What happened with DeKort this year is what should have happened last year (aside with some JR B time). This comes back to proper development and Windsor hasn't been doing so well in that the last year or two.
I agree with most of this. Last year Campbell was going to be #1 until he was moved. The Spits continued to trot out Cullen as an OA for some odd reason because Cullen wasn't good at all last year. Then when it was evident Cullen couldn't help the team it was the Pavelka show. Now DeKort is finally getting a chance when the season is all but done, the games mean so little, and the team in front of him couldn't care less. I don't think the organization has much faith in DeKort to be honest with you. It's just hope at this point. Sadly there haven't been many top forwards for the Spits to develop so they can continue to play Rychel and Koko 30 minutes a game.
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