Best shot at the 2013 Memorial Cup?

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  1. BluechipBulletin

    BluechipBulletin Registered User

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    Open question - what teams have the best shot at making/winning the 2013 Memorial Cup?
     
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    Halifax has a chance to make the Cup, don't know about winning it.
     
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    It should be a strong year for London and Kitchener. Potentially Sarnia as well.
     
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    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

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    Maybe 2013-14 for Kitchener but if they make the Memorial Cup this year I'll be very surprised.
     
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    I agree with London. Our team will be very good by then.
     
  6. BLBarmada

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    Halifax is the early favorite by far, who can boast Mackinnon,Frk,Ciampini, Drouin ???

    That's more firepower then London, Sarnia or Kitchener.
     
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    Nullus Reverentia Hic Sunt Dracones

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    That's not more firepower than Sarnia.
     
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    Sore Loser Sorest of them all

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    A lot changes over the course of 2 seasons of junior hockey. Far too early to tell.
     
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    Besides Yakupov and Galchenyuk, who are Sarnia's other big guns?

    MacKinnon, Frk, Ciampini, Drouin, Ashley, Ryan is a pretty impressive collection. Not saying it can't be beat, and some of those guys still have development to do to prove themselves, but a pretty high ceiling group.
     
  10. jughead42*

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    He's not talking about now, he's talking 2013. There's pretty good odds that Sarnia will lose one or both of Galchenyuk and Yakupov to the NHL, and neither will be playing for Sarnia that season.

    You'd be foolish to overlook Windsor as a potential contender in 2013. They have some great 94 and 95 players like Bateman, Ebert, Rychel, Webermin, and Maletta who'll be the core of their 2013 team.
     
  11. KingJet*

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    Edmonton would but the Oilers are using Rexall as well so I think Tri-City, Kelowna or Medicine Hat would be my guess.

    Edit: My bad, I thought you meant hosting it. I'm gonna say Edmonton wins it, they'll be stacked and their full of Winners.

    WHL: Edmonton
    OHL: Peterbrough
    QMJHL: Halifax
    Host: Who Knows
     
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    From the Q: Halifax/Quebec
     
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    London and Sarnia look good.
     
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    Trust me halifax won't make the memorial cup, lots of firepower but goaltending and defense are a question, also lack of experience. For the record jonathan drouin did not report so he will not be playing with halifax this season. EDIT: I completely misread the title and thought it was 2012, for 2013 halifax does have a pretty good chance but they will have to prove a lot this season first
     
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  15. BLBarmada

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    Halifax has a goalie in the wings, Drouin is overrated in the sense that he's inconsistent. And D issues for Hali can be fixed.


    Windsor Has a strong young D core right ?

    And Sarnia won't have the firepower of Halifax.

    No way Yakupov comes back.
     
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    This. Not just in terms of who develops more strongly (e.g. darkhorses), but determining who may or may not jump directly to the NHL.
     
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    Galchenyuk may not even be back.
     
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    If they lose only one how will niether play for them? Yakupov is gone thats a fact, but Galchenyuk definitely can still come back and they have a core of players who likely won't move on either.

    And if what some Windsor fans keep saying about Ebert turns out true, theres no chance he's back in Windsor for 2012-13
     
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    AwesomePanthers Maybe next season

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    Saint Johns should still be very strong, if Hubs returns.
     
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    With Yakupov definitely gone, Galchenyuk a strong possibility of being gone and both Boucher and Murphy AHL-eligible, he's probably right about the firepower thing.
     
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    FTR, I like St John and Quebec in the QMJHL, Edmonton and Portland in the Dub and Sarnia and Plymouth in the OHL. Favorite in the OHL has to be Plymouth this year and next. Just too much talent and depth not to be in the running.
     
  22. playthetrap*

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    Sarnia will have lost too much depth (and firepower) by 2012-2013. Look for them to go for it this season.

    My early frontrunner for '13 is London. If Houser returns for his OA year, they are set in goal. Olli Maatta, Scott Harrington, Kevin Raine, and Jake Worrad will be vets on D while Domi, Athanasiou, Ryan Rupert, Bo Horvat, Seth Griffith will be up front. I expect more additions to that club and they have the players and picks to get deals done for a couple seasons.
     
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    Tough to say for 2013.

    I think Shawinigan has a darn good chance at making it to the finals this upcoming season.

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  24. jughead42*

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    Come on grammar nerd, you know what I meant. Yes, Ebert could be in the NHL and he has been spectacular however known hockey guru Craig Button had him 23 on his list so its not like he's a sure fire top 5 for the draft. Of course Craig Button is clinically ******ed, so who knows.
     
  25. YEGJuniorFan

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    agreed, st.croix, wruck, lowe, reinhart, lazar, ewanyk, heck even gernat has alot of promise. thats gonna be a dam good team
     

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