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05-16-2013, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Knights77 View Post
And while this seems to make sense, I see it as a cop-out. Barrie didn't get it this year not because of arena etc. They had city $ backing. It was their returning roster vs London's. Not even close. Guelph with their roster and everything they bring, I betcha it would have been almost a tie with London....a tie that London would have lost, due to the fact the hosted in 05. But this year because it was never close (it really wasn't), they 'had' to choose London. If I was a Guelph fan I would be furious that the powers that be didn't even try to get in on it. Can you imagine the world we would live in if all the 'smaller' entities said, "oh im not going to try because they look bigger and stronger". Weak excuses.
Again, I ask how do you know it wasn't close? Is it based solely on the returning roster? If it is, do you not think that Barrie, while returning a significant number of players, would be saying that all draft picks for the next 3 or 4 years are up for grabs to go all out at home? And if every year the projected roster is the criteria that trumps all others, than say it.

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