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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #45 on: April 24, 2012, 10:52:55 AM »
Niagara is up 2-1 in the series after taking game 3 5-2

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« Reply #46 on: April 25, 2012, 09:31:40 PM »
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2012, 12:28:03 AM »
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.

Maybe into the Top 5?

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2012, 11:38:57 AM »
67's on the brink after losing 5-2 <again> last night

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2012, 03:06:47 PM »
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.

Maybe into the Top 5?

I'd have a hard time seeing him drafted that high but I honestly think he might be one of the best players to come out of the draft.  He's good defensively, more of a Lidstrom positional style of defender but he's mobile and cuts off the angles very well.  I wasn't expecting the kind of offense he is producing in the post-season though.  He's all over the ice.  I was expecting him to max out as a mid 30-point kind of two-way player, but if this is remotely a sign of things to come, he could really end up being a solid #2 defenseman.

You might remember him as the guy who Boone Jenner concussed with a blind-side hit at the World Juniors.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2012, 12:56:48 AM »
Olli Maatta just put on a clinic in the series sweep against Kitchener.   His draft stock is going to have to rise after this.

Maybe into the Top 5?

I'd have a hard time seeing him drafted that high but I honestly think he might be one of the best players to come out of the draft.  He's good defensively, more of a Lidstrom positional style of defender but he's mobile and cuts off the angles very well.  I wasn't expecting the kind of offense he is producing in the post-season though.  He's all over the ice.  I was expecting him to max out as a mid 30-point kind of two-way player, but if this is remotely a sign of things to come, he could really end up being a solid #2 defenseman.

You might remember him as the guy who Boone Jenner concussed with a blind-side hit at the World Juniors.
I'm going to remember him as the guy who torched Kitchener.  :(

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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2012, 10:22:38 AM »
Shawinigan beat London 6-2 last night at the Memorial Cup. Both teams are now 1-1, but things got real testy at the end. Alexandre Grandmaison was knocked down near the Knights bench with 3 seconds left and as he was getting up he received a couple of love taps from Greg McKegg and Matt Rupert, both of whom were sitting on the Knights bench.

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« Reply #52 on: May 27, 2012, 09:58:46 PM »
If I were sitting beside those idiots with the horns in the Memorial Cup Final, I'd be shoving them up their behinds...to put it politely.
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2012, 10:17:02 PM »
Just a heads up if someone is sitting around with nothing to do.  The Memorial Cup Final is heading to OT as London and Shawinigan are tied 1-1 after regulation. 

You can watch the game on RSN or watch the online stream at:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/juniors/2012_memorial_cup/

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2012, 11:03:22 PM »
You really have to feel for the Hunter's to lose like th---ahh I can't do it.

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« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2012, 12:14:13 AM »
You really have to feel for the Hunter's to lose like th---ahh I can't do it.

Me either. I thoroughly enjoyed that game, you can't ask for better in a final than OT.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2012, 02:04:45 AM »
So, I'm not going to pretend I know anything about the CHL, but weren't the other three teams supposed to be a level above Shawinigan? That's just based on what I heard before the tournament, but from the little I know, this was a surprising result.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2012, 11:27:00 AM »
So, I'm not going to pretend I know anything about the CHL, but weren't the other three teams supposed to be a level above Shawinigan? That's just based on what I heard before the tournament, but from the little I know, this was a surprising result.

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Re: OHL thread....
« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2012, 03:21:19 AM »
A CHLPA (Canadian Hockey League Players Association) was recently formed, and chaired by former NHLer George Laraque.
Just what it will give junior players has not been established yet, but a few changes will definitely be forthcoming...that is, if this union lasts (and doesn't crumble under the 'weight' of team ownership clout).

Some changes...

-currently, junior players make $50/week plus money for room, board, and food

-they will seek a higher pay, in consideration of the fact that these players spend countless hours travelling on buses, play 60-70 games a season (including playoffs), work hard on and off the ice (which includes public appearances, media access, etc.,)

- also seeking to reform the education portion in order to make it more accessible for players who do not go on to make the big time league

- currently, players can have four years of education all paid for but they must cease to be a member of the junior team a year and a half prior to doing so

- for many of these pllayers, realistically, they do not have access to any education money entitled to them because some or others may choose to extend their playing career by playing overseas, etc. Some may even have families to support, etc.

-  an "edcuation bank account" would seem reasonable enough


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