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04-13-2012, 09:54 AM
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Speaking of AA
http://www.lfpress.com/sports/knight.../19626506.html

Hunters not doing him any favors? MArk is trying to win games. The reg season is for development. IF he hasnt worked himself into a role where MArk cant afford to sit him after 68 Gs and 1 round plus of POs...
Maybe, just maybe hes doing the best thing for AA?
SOme guys have it, some dont. Hes got all the physical tools, but something is still misssing. I hope he finds it but weve seen similar stories play out many times with varying results.

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Lets be honest, AA is not doing himself any favours. He is dynamic when we have the puck, but unfortunetly his feet move to quick for his brain and hand most of the time which is not a huge issue, it will come eventually. The real issue I think is his laziness without the puck, if u want to play show the coaches u want to play some PO hockey not drift around the red line waiting for a pass.

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Cant disagree.
I hope he gets it, but well see. (Fata?)

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04-14-2012, 09:32 AM
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Good game to watch last night.
Very few penalties ( 1 PP?)
The Knights dominated for the first half of the game giving Saginaw very little room and blitz Paterson who had maybe the best goaltending performance all year.
Names was good again
MAtta is playing very well. Winning one on ones and over a PPG as a rook Dman.
Gilbert made some adjustments, swung momwentum for a bit but couldnt get his big guns on the scoresheet.
Hopefully London has started to wear them down a bit
Saginaw has to find a way to slow the Knigths down outta the gate tonight

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04-14-2012, 09:52 PM
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Good job!
Plymouth next?

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04-14-2012, 11:45 PM
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Plymouth pretty much guaranteed, they're just playing too well. Although that's not to say an upset can't occur. as it is hockey after all and losing the next game could be enough of a momentum shift with a one game takes-it-all situation.

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04-16-2012, 11:54 AM
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Plymouth pretty much guaranteed, they're just playing too well. Although that's not to say an upset can't occur. as it is hockey after all and losing the next game could be enough of a momentum shift with a one game takes-it-all situation.
Well, now its a one game winner take all. Plymouth has home ice and should come out on top, but as all Knights fans know, Gibson has the ability to win one by himself. Should be a good game.

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13th pick in this year's OHL draft, Marc Hofford from Guelph - is he related to Lindsay Hofford Knights Director of Scouting? Anyone know - thanks.

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13th pick in this year's OHL draft, Marc Hofford from Guelph - is he related to Lindsay Hofford Knights Director of Scouting? Anyone know - thanks.
I'm pretty sure it's his nephew.

Didn't Lindsay Hoffard's brother coach that Guelph team? That explains 3 kids getting picked off such a bad team.

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Actually more than 3 were drafted.....MacDonald, Sanvido, Percy, Heitshu, Kudla, Spaxman and Hofford.

Their top end was good, just big gap to next level was what really hurt this team.

Watched this team play alot as they played my son's team, recognize all the names except Hofford on Guelph.

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That explains 3 kids getting picked off such a bad team.
The OHL doesn't draft teams, they draft players.

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I was just wondering if anyone knew when London's mini camp would take place this spring. If the draft was early this year, maybe the mini camp as well. Any news, let us know. Just pondering so I could take my days off

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04-17-2012, 11:59 AM
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I was just wondering if anyone knew when London's mini camp would take place this spring. If the draft was early this year, maybe the mini camp as well. Any news, let us know. Just pondering so I could take my days off
I suspect they may want to hold the mini-camp sometime after the Knights are done playing...ummm April 25th so the weekend of April 27th, 28th and 29th.

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04-17-2012, 01:47 PM
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I suspect they may want to hold the mini-camp sometime after the Knights are done playing...ummm April 25th so the weekend of April 27th, 28th and 29th.
C'mon now, u know they'd at least take a week off after when eliminated LOL.

Well see who they get tonight. I'm going to watch without a rooting interest, as I see both teams causing knights issues for different reasons.
It'll be a tough series to win against either team.
But London is capable , well
See how it plays out


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C'mon now, u know they'd at least take a week off after. Win eliminated LOL.

Well see who they get tonight. I'm going to watch without a rooting interest, as I see both teams causing knights issues for different reasons.
It'll be a tough series to win against either team.
But London is capable , well
See how it plays out
Of course my post was totally in fun.
Obviously I'm rooting for the Rangers tonight and a Knights/Rangers
series for the West championship would be really special regardless who wins! I've thoroughly enjoyed this Plymouth series, it's just been really good hockey with a bit of everything except cheap shots which is nice to see. If the Rangers were to prevail against the Whale there's no doubt that they will be battle hardened after playing Owen Sound and Plymouth....any team after those two will almost seem like a walk in the park (physicality wise).
If the Rangers do advance through the Knights they will have beaten Binnington/Stajcer with the Attack, Wedgewood then Houser. Not sure if others would
share this view but IMHO that is one tough sledding to advance! While the Knights will find in Gibson a "slight" upgrade over Pavelka/Cullen and Patterson!


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Gibson is the only thing stading in the Knights way...I think we can burn out a 7 game series vs Plymouth knowing full well Wedgewood is very inconsistent and will have a few soft games. Does not help that we cant win in Kitchener and they can win at the JLC!!

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Of course my post was totally in fun.
Obviously I'm rooting for the Rangers tonight and a Knights/Rangers
series for the West championship would be really special regardless who wins! I've thoroughly enjoyed this Plymouth series, it's just been really good hockey with a bit of everything except cheap shots which is nice to see. If the Rangers were to prevail against the Whale there's no doubt that they will be battle hardened after playing Owen Sound and Plymouth....any team after those two will almost seem like a walk in the park (physicality wise).
If the Rangers do advance through the Knights they will have beaten Binnington/Stajcer with the Attack, Wedgewood then Houser. Not sure if others would
share this view but IMHO that is one tough sledding to advance! While the Knights will find in Gibson a "slight" upgrade over Pavelka/Cullen and Patterson!
I knew the post was made in fun

Nothing better than a Ktown/London playoff series for getting the fans of these two jacked up.

Itll be a tough go for the Knights regardless who wins tonight.

good luck Rang,,,, aaahh couldnt get it all out, but Id not be upset if they win.

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The OHL doesn't draft teams, they draft players.
Those players make up the roster of those teams. Better teams have better players.

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04-18-2012, 05:29 AM
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Kitchener vs. London for the conf. title.

Should be good.

Thoughts?

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Kitchener vs. London for the conf. title.

Should be good.

Thoughts?
It should be a great series. I think it will come down to which team really wants it more and goaltending. Guys like mcKegg and AA have to come and play. For the Rangers, their 'bit' players and 3rd/4th liners have to have an impact. They can't rely on 3 guys to do all the scoring. Playoffs are a different animal than a Tuesday night game at the Aud in september, so i expect both teams to come out flying. It will be interesting to see the physical play in this series. The rangers are pretty banged up and runned down after the last series went the distance.

It really is too tough the predict the outcome, since 90% of everyone (myself included) really didn't see the rangers coming anwhere close to the western conference finals during the season. But its funny how the knights dominated all season and its the only team the rangers played consistently well against during the course of the year. I think it will be a bqck and fourth series, where winning in the other teams building will be pivitol.


Cant wait to see how it plays out and you gotta love this time of year!

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04-18-2012, 08:10 AM
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Kitchener vs. London for the conf. title.

Should be good.

Thoughts?
How great is this time of year?

As for how the series is going to go, I have no idea. I figured Kitchener would be out in 5 vs. Plymouth. The only thing I do know is that it'll be fun.

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04-18-2012, 09:20 AM
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Ktown has been resilient all year, finding ways to win in spite of many hurdles faced.
I'd expect this series to be more the same.
Gibson has had our # this year, hopefully he can't do it night after Night.
Kitchener PK is always tough and crushed Plymouths PP
Murphy is a game breaker, and he and Sol will Play bout 40 min a game
Cat will be goin down more than a .....ok I'll keep er clean.
London will have to play their game and. OT allow Ktown to dictate play.
Houser doesn't have to be as good as Gibson, just very solid.
Can't wait.

Rangerfan32, AA has been a healthy scratch for multiple games lately and McKegg is day to day. I wouldn't be shocked to see AA in if mckegg is still out but am not holding my breath.

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Those players make up the roster of those teams. Better teams have better players.
So there are no good players on Edmonton, Winnipeg and any other team that didn't make the playoffs?

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Ktown has been resilient all year, finding ways to win in spite of many hurdles faced.
I'd expect this series to be more the same.
Gibson has had our # this year, hopefully he can't do it night after Night.
Kitchener PK is always tough and crushed Plymouths PP
Murphy is a game breaker, and he and Sol will Play bout 40 min a game
Cat will be goin down more than a .....ok I'll keep er clean.
London will have to play their game and. OT allow Ktown to dictate play.
Houser doesn't have to be as good as Gibson, just very solid.
Can't wait.

Rangerfan32, AA has been a healthy scratch for multiple games lately and McKegg is day to day. I wouldn't be shocked to see AA in if mckegg is still out but am not holding my breath.
I'm surprised to hear AA has been a healthy scratch. Any chance of him being traded at some point before next season?

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I'm surprised to hear AA has been a healthy scratch. Any chance of him being traded at some point before next season?
If a forward is to be moved, I wouldn't be shocked if it was him. It's going to be crowded up front for London and he would get a good return

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