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02-28-2013, 03:10 PM
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Lets add current players HL as they are the ones you reference in your development arguement (leroux takes away from kids developing---and really 16 Gs is what were dealing with, hardly a make or break for an OHL rook when it comes to development) Im sure the knights will send more to the show from the last 2 years.

Domi, Horvat, Matta, Zadarov, Harrington, Stolarz, Tierney all are or will 1st/2nd rd picks. Lots of others in the lower rds as well.
Id also figure that most of those Spits came from a 2 yr stretch? Could be wrong but its my guess.
Lets take the number in the show from our memorial cup year and folllowing OHL final loss vs SPits 2 memorial cup teams. Fair comparison?

I really do appreciate the SPits 2/ 3yr run as a hockey fan but am more impressed by a group that consistently develops kids, moves them to pro teams/universities at all levels and has competitive teams.
Rychel/ Boug still have to prove they can do it over time. Im not doubting they can, just that Id take London as a place for a kid to develop. Just a personal prefernce and Im sure it differs with others

The league is definitely cyclical and good management groups minimize those downs.

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