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  1. DXFlyers

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    I live in Philly and the only way I see results is on the OHL website. I was wondering if anyone in Canada has seen it first hand either on TV or at the games. Is London really going to repeat and how is my future Flyer Steve Downie doing?
     
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    London is a favourite, but they're not the team they were last year. Still a good team, but not an unbeatable team. Their series vs Owen Sound is tied at 1, and there is a possibility that London's leading scorer will be suspended for the balance of this round.

    In the west, watch for Guelph - they lead Plymouth 2-0.

    In the east, Barrie (Bryan Little) leads Brampton 2-1 (Wolski) and looks very comfortable.

    Sudbury vs Peterborough - Downie... well... typically Downie. A good share of points, coupled with undisciplined play.
     
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    Is Downie really a pain? but is he someone you want on your team & can score? He sounds like another Ben Eager. Only problem with Eager is his offense is not so hot right now.
     
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    If Downie can learn to control his emotions, he'll be a great addition to the Flyers. BUT, he has a tendency of doing stupid, stupid things that either result in 10-minute misconducts or suspensions.

    He plays on the edge, and has the potential to be a first class agitator who can score. In the WJC, he played a smart game, drew a few penalties and was Canada's top forwards, IMO.
     
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    I heard that Downie might be getting suspended again for putting his stick in someones face trying to goad them into a fight? Anyone else hear something along these lines?
     
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    yes...downie did get caught again.. but Branch has not made the decision yet.. will be interesting to see what he gets.. Very mentally unstable player..

    also on another note... Bolland for the London Knights was assessed a match penalty for kicking another player in the game against owen sound.. Branch also has made no ruling but should come through soon..
    A match penalty usually means 4 games for kicking ... at least thats what another player got assess from Branch earlier this year in the OHL.
    That would put Bolland out for the probably the rest of the London/Owen sound series. could make a difference.
    I guess Branch will have to decide who he wants to go to the Memorial Cup.
     
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    1. I take it you have credentials, and you've had one on one counselling sesssions with Mr. Downie to make this determination?

    2. Assuming that you have the credentials, what label would you put on Mr. Bolland for kicking a competitor with skates on?
     
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    Schremp didn't lead the Knights in scoring? Damn.

    How are the Battalion fairing? Anyone know?

    I'm in the same place DXFlyers is, I live in Cali and have no way of realizing how well they are playing.
     
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    How is he not?

    What other players out there scrape their sticks down someone's face on PURPOSE?
     
  11. He lifted up his visor, not trying to cut him with the blade. At least try being a little objective.
     
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    Mentally unstable? Neither you or I, or anyone here, can make that determination. That's a pretty strong statement.

    Does Downie play with an edge? Hell, yes. Is he an agitator? Hell, yes. Do I think he acted like a total *** in this situation? Hell, yes. That doesn't mean he's mentally unstable.
     
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    It seems to me that he DOES have a hot streak to him that is above and beyond the normal person's temper. I don't know if that would technically qualify for him being mentally unstable, but it would qualify him for needing some sort of anger management or something.
     
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    Clearly you haven't seen it if you think he scraped his stick down the guy's face.
     
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    "The (linesman) tried to get me out of there and he sort of spun me around. I sort of lost balance on one foot, turned around to look where Angelidis was and was trying to regain my balance. I didn't intend to hit him or anything."

    If Bolland calls that getting off balance, he has some crazy good balance, he should definitely be in log running or some other sport for his balance.
     
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    If he calls that losing balance, I'm going to run up to someone on the street tomorrow and kick them in the nuts and claim I lost my balance when the cops show up. :shakehead
     
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    lol, definitely a better analogy
     
  20. You'd hope the OHL would apply the rules to everyone. Kicking someone with a skate blade is extremely dangerous and he deserves every game he gets.
     
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    Can anyone direct me to a site where I can find the link.

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    Sorry... that should have read 'one of London's leading scorers' - I thought Bolland was leading playoff scorers, but I'm not certain.

    The Battalion are down 2 to 1 in their series vs. Barrie. Barrie looks very comfortable, but it's still up for grabs.
     
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    Barrie are clicking. But they have to get through Peterborough to go the OHL final, and I think the Petes will outgun and outmuscle them. And the road to the Memorial Cup likely goes through London.

    If Barrie does get to the Memorial Cup though, look for Bryan Little's draft stock to explode.
     
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    David Bolland has now released a statement on the London Knights website regarding his suspension. To me he comes across as immature and selfish. Not only does he not own up to the fact that he actually kicked someone with a skate on, but he lays the blame on the linesman. Sure the suspension was overboard, but admit you were in the wrong and start acting like a professional :shakehead


    http://www.londonknights.com/default.asp
     

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