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04-25-2013, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PokeCheck101 View Post
No arguments here... Same thing could happen to the Blades at the Mem Cup... Mess the bed in post season and back door their way as the host team. I don't like the host team automatically making it to Westerns but that's for another day. We don't need to re-vamp anything for the sake of Westerns. As I mentioned before that is nothing but the extra gravy for a season well played for our provincial champ. Nothing more than exposure and experience.
Disagree with the point about the Blades. The Blades are not facing any systemic barriers to success. They have the same ability to draw talented players as everybody else. In the SK vs. AB/BC/MB bantam scenario, the latter have much larger drawing pools, which is the systemic barrier to the SK rep winning. Totally not the same as the Blades in any way whatsoever.

It's the systemic barrier in this case that is not worth trying to overcome, because doing so would mean wrecking hockey in SK.

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