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05-16-2013, 11:27 AM
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Raisy
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Originally Posted by Knights77 View Post
Ok and your points make sense. I agree, Windsor should have had it in 2011. But why should that shape your opinions of future hosts just cuz Windsor got hosed in 2011? This doesn't make any future bid by an OHL team unworthy or wrong.
There are 4 teams in the OHL with arena capacities =>6,000 and 3 of them have hosted the last 4 cups. Guelph pulled out of bidding this year and Barrie lost out, again. Realistically, this was a great opportunity for the league to give it to a smaller team (Barrie), given that London hosted so recently and Windsor stunk. Putting a bid together takes a significant amount of time and money from the team, as well as external partners such as sponsors, community,etc... If I am the owner of a smaller team, why would I put forth the effort, when the writing seems to be on the wall.

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