I just saw on social media that the Blast will not be icing a team this season but hope to do so for 2019-2020.
The question is whether there will be a draft for the Blast players as there was for Thorold last season.
The other point of interest is whether there is a draft or not if teams will load up on some Blast players knowing they may only have them for a season and may lose them for a big Ontario Allan Cup season in 2019-2020. There are some big names potentially available at least part time: Leggatt, B Pitton, Prpic, Stephens, Williams, Sault, Rebernik, J Pitton, McIlveen, Clarkson and Caister to name a few.
well the Ontario talent pool certainly isnt a problem...there will be 4 very good teams...good enough to win the Cup, if I am not mistaken?
And for how long did ACW exist with just 4 teams, Wade? Only ONE of which was ever good enough to win it?
I think your missing my point:
I told you guys, in a variation hereof, back when the MLH expanded & became the ACH...that there would be rolling blackouts around your “expanded league” and that it was highly unlikely the league sustain expansion for very long at all...and...I was right.
The SR AAA model....NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE...isn’t easy at the best of times.
And as much as it feels good for the ACW to be able to lay claim to the Allan Cup on this magnificent blue moon...Stony Creek has been established as the exclusive powerhouse in that league and it’s NOT out of line to see this fact as a deterrent for new or existing rivals to begin or continue to try & compete with them.
Let’s be honest....the sad fact of the matter is...there wasn’t a half chance in hell of anyone stepping up to fund the Brantford team.
And another year of Stony Creek at the top of the heap...could easily push Whitby past the brink of disinterest.
Alberta isn’t any better off. And nowhere have I claimed it is in the time since Ryan Smyth limped outta the league.
I’m gonna say it again....Let’s keep the whole thing on life support, across Canada, for this year and when it’s all said and done....DO NOT RECESSITATE!
jimc: that is a BROKEN system, right there
Jan 18, 2018 11:42:42 GMT -5
rstefany: Will there be a live stream of the Allan Cup games?
Apr 8, 2018 8:32:31 GMT -5
sportsrep: can anyone update us on live stream of games please?
Apr 9, 2018 16:48:15 GMT -5
lawrence: Apparently the games will be tape delayed and available 2-3 hours later ...
Apr 9, 2018 17:01:44 GMT -5
sportsrep: thanks for the info
Apr 9, 2018 17:02:32 GMT -5
puckhog: I think with has happened in the last days these guys are doing what they can.hats off.a little upset with the radio feed.
Apr 10, 2018 22:28:05 GMT -5
puckhog: Giver guys and thanks.
Apr 10, 2018 22:28:38 GMT -5
hockeyfan123: Chuck, missing you at the Cup. Hope you get well.
Apr 12, 2018 14:17:59 GMT -5
puckhog: Missing all of you. If I could walk j would be there
Apr 12, 2018 17:46:47 GMT -5
puckhog: Thanks and have a coffee on me. Thanks for the hello am
Apr 12, 2018 17:47:20 GMT -5
doc: Going back to a thread of Don Robertson & Doug Mathieson from December relating to the number of teams that were already confirmed for this series. I see how bad the optics are, I find it very difficult doing Google searches to see what teams there are.
Apr 14, 2018 10:56:33 GMT -5
doc: They need to get someone to amalgamate the website to be all inclusive. Some years a city or town has a team, the next year they aren't for whatever reason. Also how does a Province take guys from defeated teams and then build an all star group.
Apr 14, 2018 10:58:49 GMT -5
doc: It doesn't happen in Ontario, although I am surprised to see Brett Leggat's name on the boxscore last night for Stoney Creek.
Apr 14, 2018 10:59:53 GMT -5
enogca: Saw that too. Looks like he was playing backup goalie to Brown.
Apr 14, 2018 11:21:28 GMT -5
dsvein: Blatant missed call on Stony Creek´s 5th goal. Watched it 3 times and the goal scorer was a good foot offside. Surprised Lacombe Generals didn´t protest but it probably would have fallen on deaf ears. If you have it recorded, check it out. It was obvious.
Apr 14, 2018 23:22:17 GMT -5
doc: Entertaining game from start to finish, even if you didn't have a favorite team playing in the final. There were fouls on both sides during the game that were not called, that's always been the nature of hockey and always will.
Apr 15, 2018 9:03:05 GMT -5