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05-14-2012, 11:14 AM
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Official 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup Thread

Can't wait for it to get started!

Who's the favorite heading in?

Saint John?
Edmonton?
London?
Shawinigan?


For me, I've got Saint John vs. Edmonton in the finals.

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I'm going with Knights to win it all.

Strong goalie and the toughest shutdown pair, Tinordi and Harrington.

Also depth on the forward lines and Olli Maatta just keeps upping his game.

All teams match up very well though, home team is under the radar now but should spring a surprise or two.

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Which team has the best top 4 D and goalie combo?

I would argue that it's Edmonton.

Lowe-Pysyk
Gernat-Reinhart

Brossoit


That's an impressive grouping.

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Will all games be aired on NHL network in the States?

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Best of luck Oil Kings. Wow, cant believe I am cheering for an Edmonton based sports team - feels weird.

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I just don't see anyone slowing down the Sea Dogs machine.

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Best of luck Oil Kings. Wow, cant believe I am cheering for an Edmonton based sports team - feels weird.
Why are u cheering for Oilkings? is it because they represent WHL?

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Why are u cheering for Oilkings? is it because they represent WHL?
Cheering for whichever team holds my team's prospects.

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Dale Hunter will be behind the London bench.

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Dale Hunter will be behind the London bench.
No way! I haven't heard this yet but this will be an awesome boost for London. They all loved playing for him before he left and he's a big reason why London is a powerhouse year after year.

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No way! I haven't heard this yet but this will be an awesome boost for London. They all loved playing for him before he left and he's a big reason why London is a powerhouse year after year.
http://www.cjbk.com/LocalNews/Story.aspx?ID=1703548

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Oilkings!!!!!!!

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The hosts have a ton of talent too. Don't count them out.

Oil Kings and Knights both peaked a year earlier than most thought. I'm going with the all QMJHL Mem Cup final although I'd love to see Edmonton win it all.

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Oil Kings! The city is pretty stoked on them right now since the Oilers are God awful.

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The Sea Dogs are the favourites, obviously, but the other teams are pretty strong, too. It'll come down to goaltending, as it usually does, and right now Brossoit is showing that he is capable of taking the Oil Kings all the way to another championship.

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Sea Dogs have to be the favourite I would think, hoping the Knights take it all though.

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Mark Hunter did an admirable job coaching the team, but Dale Hunter will be behind the bench for the Knights after ending his arrangement with the Capitals.

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I will cheer for Shawinigan but the Sea Dogs powerhouse will be hard to stop.

Let's hope Gormley is completely healthy.

Gormley-Ellis must be the most solid pairing out there.

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I_am_liquor will have to laugh at a lot of people in this thread because apparently Shawinigan dioesn't have a chance of beating anyone in the tournament.

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I will cheer for Shawinigan but the Sea Dogs powerhouse will be hard to stop.

Let's hope Gormley is completely healthy.

Gormley-Ellis must be the most solid pairing out there.
I think Pysk-Lowe, Tinordi-Harrington, and even Reinhart-Gernat may have something to say about that.

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To the previous poster

It has to be

Tinordi-Harrington
Ellis-Gormley
Pysyk-Lowe
Beaulieu-Roussel
Gernat-Reinhart
Maata-Hughes

i see a SeaDogs vs London in final with London winning. MVP Houser.


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As much as I want the team representing the OHL to win the Memorial Cup, Saint John will be the team that takes it. They are the defending champions and have a top notch team.
I think the tournament will be a lot like the 2010 tournament in Brandon. You had a returning champion with lots of fire power that walked to the title and I believe you will see something similar.

This is no slight to London, Edmonton or Shawinigan but you don't usually see teams stacked like Saint John get back to the tournament only to lose. Gallant is too good of a coach to let that happen with this team.

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As much as I want the team representing the OHL to win the Memorial Cup, Saint John will be the team that takes it. They are the defending champions and have a top notch team.
I think the tournament will be a lot like the 2010 tournament in Brandon. You had a returning champion with lots of fire power that walked to the title and I believe you will see something similar.This is no slight to London, Edmonton or Shawinigan but you don't usually see teams stacked like Saint John get back to the tournament only to lose. Gallant is too good of a coach to let that happen with this team.
If I remember correctly though, Windsor got a stiff test in the playoffs before they got to Brandon, whereas Saint John really hasn't faced much adversity in the playoffs (no disrespect to Rimouski). I think both Edmonton and London will present a type of challenge to Saint John that they have not yet had to deal with, particularly in terms of the defence they will be facing.

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