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07-27-2013, 12:20 AM
gerard leublond
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Originally Posted by hockeylegend11 View Post
Respectfully disagree,age does matter in the OHL along with experience,MacDavid is an exception not a rule,15 or 16 year olds rarely dominate,especially on D,and the 3 vets u mentioned have 4 years combined exp,and only 1 with 2 years.
Ottawa returns the lowest pts from the D in the OHL this coming season 42,with only 12 goals,Windsor and Erie have 35 and 34 goals returning from the D as an example and both teams failed to make the playoffs like ottawa,in fact both teams ave nearly triple the amt of pts returning from the D,Windsor has 130 pts and Erie 119
They need to add offense from the D to help the forwards score and 3 rookies wiont do it
Its okay to put youngsters in the lineup u need to blend off and def type together
To expect immediate or better success from a rookie laden def corps is setting yourself up to disappointment
Rebuilds take time
Agree to disagree> rebuilds do take time which is why your idea of rookies being guided by the vet defense is not the smartest go about. Did see your post on the other thread about pts for Ottawa being 42 with 12 goals, and that is a simplified result of "inexperience regardless of the 4 yr total"! That just means it's a total of 4 years of non-productivity combined into 1 non-productive season. Maybe consider the totals of the rookies productivity in a course of one season, (let's just say last season for s and g's), combine their totals and then add in their capabilities and talent on top of what the OHL (a developmental league) will give them..and then you have a "youngster", as you say, with talent and learning high level production. Not guidance from vets who didn't even have a lot of talent. Coaches need something to work with, these rookies have the talent coming in and will be generating or producing goals> won't be disappointing imo.

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