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11-06-2012, 09:34 AM
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if Owen Sound buys a boat it wont be so bad, they just cut across the water and they're already on Manitoulin Island.
LOL - that's true! Just have to build a dock outside the Bayshore and the team is on its way. I wouldn't envy them trips in January/February but as long as the winter stays relatively warm as it has the past few, that might just work!

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11-06-2012, 11:29 AM
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u think with the team moving from Brampton to North Bay the rivals will change or will they stay the same?

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11-06-2012, 12:26 PM
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Don't fret just yet....I heard from a reliable source there will be another team on the move for next year!
I know u can't give out ur source but is it a low attendance team?


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11-06-2012, 01:34 PM
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I know u can't give out ur source but is it a low attendance team?
As far as I know the only other team in even remote jeopardy of moving is Erie. I know Mississauga might eventually but the owner just said he's giving it three years before deciding.

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11-06-2012, 01:52 PM
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As far as I know the only other team in even remote jeopardy of moving is Erie. I know Mississauga might eventually but the owner just said he's giving it three years before deciding.
I'm not trying to start a rumour but the Bulls have 2 years left on their agreement including 2012-2013. Attendance is down this year and there is no immediate plans for improvements to the Yardmen Arena or a new arena. I've been a season ticket holder for 25 years and hope they never move.

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11-06-2012, 02:55 PM
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Any truth to the rumor that they'll be called the North Bay Diamond Studs? Seems like an odd name for the team.

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11-06-2012, 03:00 PM
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As far as I know the only other team in even remote jeopardy of moving is Erie. I know Mississauga might eventually but the owner just said he's giving it three years before deciding.
Plus Erie just signed a whopping 1 year lease!!

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11-06-2012, 03:34 PM
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could just keep north bay in the central division for now. missy, niagara barrie do sudbury all season and it doesnt seem like theres a lot of complaining.

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11-06-2012, 03:49 PM
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Plus Erie just signed a whopping 1 year lease!!
And we know Bassin had been speaking to other markets. All around, I don't think Erie fans are feeling too strong of a commitment here.

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11-06-2012, 06:08 PM
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Here is one stupid idea IMO

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrh...164312885.html

Os would be 5 hrs from Sudbury, 9 hrs from the Sault and 4 hrs from NorthBay.


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11-06-2012, 06:31 PM
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Here is one stupid idea IMO

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrh...164312885.html

Os would be 31/2 hrs from Sudbury, 5 hrs from the Sault and god knows how far from NorthBay.
I don't live in Ontario but it sounds reasonable.

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11-06-2012, 06:48 PM
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Here is one stupid idea IMO

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrh...164312885.html

Os would be 31/2 hrs from Sudbury, 5 hrs from the Sault and god knows how far from NorthBay.
Sudbury is a 5 hour drive from Owen Sound. And North Bay is closer than Sudbury is, I actually like the fan's proposed division realignment. I don't think that Barrie would like it, due to much more traveling for them. I ultimately expect the divisions to stay the same.


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11-06-2012, 11:13 PM
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The divisions should stay the same. It's not like we have a team moving from the east to the west geographically (North Bay to Saginaw for example).

Actually, Brampton is moving directly between two teams in their current division.
The argument that that division needs to be busted up because you have a division that stretches from the north (Sud) to the south almost to the US border (NIA) makes no sense either. Maybe, if Guelph were to move to Hamilton, we should bust up the mid-west because Owen Sound is so far from Erie. That would make about as much sense. Did Brampton's moving to North Bay open people's eyes to how far the distance is from Sudbury to Niagara?

What may be the biggest roadblock to creating a north division would be from all the teams themselves who are destined to be in the "northern" division. I doubt they'd want to be a part of a north division. There are the travel concerns (longer trips) with would have most of the teams who would make up the North division.

Most importantly, is the fact that the creation of a north division would further isolate the northern teams from the south. Less trips into the south means less games in front of family and friends since the majority of players in the OHL are from the south due to the heavy population base in the south compared with the north. Right now, the teams from the north regularly make their way into the south since they all have southern teams in their divisions.

Less games in the south means less exposure to the heavy consentration of scouts in the south - primarily along the 401 corridor. Many of the scouts get up to the northern cities once in a while these days but don't really have to because all the north teams make frequent trips to the south. Will all the scouts who currently see these teams get to see them as frequently if they made less trips to the south? I'm not so sure. Right now, the average scout will watch a game in Kitchener on Friday night, one in London on Saturday night, one in Missy on Sunday afternoon and back to Kitchener on Sunday night without spending one night in a hotel room. The same scout likely won't see 4 games in three days if you throw in trips up north.

Since these north division teams are further isolated from the south, these teams may have more trouble than they already do in getting players to report.

There is no reason to reallign. There is more reason NOT to create a northern division.

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11-07-2012, 05:11 AM
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I thought Erie signed 2 yr not 1

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Welcome back Centennials! Who's idea was it to stick an OHL team in Malton anyways? Looking back 15 years, what a blunder to not build in the north end. 20 minutes closer to Orangeville and Caledon would have been a different story.

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Ticket campaign has started.

Officials: Goal ‘reachable’
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11-08-2012, 08:50 AM
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Le retour du junior majeur à la Baie Nordique!

L'OHL à North Bay
http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions...ronique=255349

(french link to Radio-Canada)

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I still think Cornwall would have been the better location. Thats my two cents.

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Le retour du junior majeur à la Baie Nordique!

L'OHL à North Bay
http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions...ronique=255349

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I'm french too, is your "location" your personal translation of "North Bay"? If so and if you live there... congrats on your new OHL local team.

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Will they be keeping the Centennials name ? Will Cornwall get their team ?

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And should Erie move to Cornwall, they go join their closest natural rival in the North, Kingston goes to the East, Barrie to the Central, and Kitchener to the West.

Problem solved.


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Ottawa and the Soo in the same division? That's close to the longest roadie in the league.

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I'm french too, is your "location" your personal translation of "North Bay"? If so and if you live there... congrats on your new OHL local team.
Comme vous, je suis francophone aussi et j'habite à la Baie Nordique (un nom que j'ai traduit moi-même ). Merci pour les félicitations.

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