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04-11-2013, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by chewerjones View Post
Sudbury has a young team and should be a contender the next few years. They traded all their veterans and stars for the future. Belleville has done the opposite, and traded for older , skilled players. However, they may lose Graovac, Quine, Silas, Cramarossa, Brassard, Gaunce next year. How good will they be. You have a good team because you traded for IT. Not because you developed all the players. Just like Mississauga 3 years ago, they mortgaged the future for the Mem cup, and acquired all 19 and 20 year olds. They didnt have 1 rookie in the lineup. Owen Sound had 2-3 rookies in the lineup and they won the OHL.
Still will have a very solid goalie (Grahame/Subban..guys we developed), Jordan Subban, Zharkov and Gaunce likely will be back, Sandlak, Simmonds, Curtis, Hooey, etc. Then you can make moves in the offseason to add a few pieces like we did during the season.

This isn't Burnett's first time around the block. He was able to keep the Bulls competitive using this method for a number of seasons. You develop a young core and add huge pieces to it through trade.

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