Discussion in 'OHL' started by EON, Jan 16, 2019.
it is what it is.
Nobody to blame but themselves.
I believe Robinson (D) is signed to a B card but his playing time depends on LaSalle. I don't think I've heard of any forwards on a B card.
It's kind of a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. Robinson is the leading D-man scorer on the Vipers with 28 points in 40 games. They kind of need him for the playoff run. You almost want to find someone who can fill in as the sixth d-man, but someone who's not vital to their Jr B team's run.
Not to diminish what LaSalle is doing but how important is a playoff run to Windsor?
We always hear about the need for the Spits to make the playoffs, simply for the revenue. We also hear about how meaningful playoff experience is for the young kids.
Here we are in the last few weeks, a team that had higher expectations at the start of the year, struggling to stay in a playoff spot yet not willing to do all they can to keep their hopes alive.
The lines that were stale got fresh again pretty quickly.
We were talking about this on Thurs night. If you get 8th, you're facing London. If you get 7th, it's SSM or Saginaw. If you get 6th, you likely have SSM/Sag/Gue. There's no real good option there. The Spits could have success against Saginaw, as they're 3-1 at home on the season, but even those odds have diminished following the deadline.
Frankly, if they're going to fall into 8th, I'd rather have 9th. Save some playoff ticket $$ and get the better picks.
I missed the first two min of the 2p, but looks like Henault just got hurt and had to be helped off the ice (per Jim Parker. "Putting no weight on his right leg."
"Henault now making his way to the dressing room favouring his right leg" - update.
more playing time for Boka now. haha
Usually your 1st rd playoff has low attendance anyway and the way the team has been this season I dont think many suckers will buy into a playoff appearance anyway.......lets go for the high pick I agree !!!!!
3-1 Windsor after 40.
Defensive breakdowns and it's 3-3.
2nd Otters goal had the player go around Stevenson, then flicks it over Incze's blocker.
3rd Otters goal was a loose puck in the slot and Sproule puts it blocker side.
Henault is back, at least.
43 is back on the ice in the 3rd.
Is it against the rules to play Cuylle in OTs. Believe this is the 2nd one in a row he hasn’t played in.
I said the same thing. "Cuylle's not out there? He okay?"
4-3 Erie in the shootout. OT was wide open hockey and the shootout went nine rounds.
he might of scored.
Windsor needed to lose. lol
Really piss away a 2 goal lead 3rd period. What is TL thinking in a shootout leaving D'amico, Playfair, Foudy,Corcoran out of the mix. Especially 2 scoring already tonight. Enough said Good night
Honestly, I'm kind of now. There has to be a reason for these decisions... right?
Spits lose in OT to Erie.
Pretty even game for a 8th vs 9th place team.
Coaching garbage again.
PP awful again.
Spits goalie didn't play bad. Windsor didn't score enough for him.
Spits played a good 1st period but relaxed in the 3rd period and that burned them.
Standings didn't really change much.
Erie just 1 point closer with 2 games in hand still
The Vipers are locked in 5th, so it would not matter if he played for the Spits until the Viper's playoff begins.
Garagan shoots over D'Amico - is there something I'm missing here????? As been suggested 9th is the best fit right now - who would want to pay to watch this team get smoked in 4 games.
Other than games played - he can"t play over 10 games. If he did he could not go back to the Vipers. Best to keep him in the wings in case of an injury. once Spits are down to 8 or so games he could play some games. I think he has played 2 already.
He has seven games left, I believe. With Ladd out, and Henault 50/50 after tonight, perhaps it's time to make the move.
As far as playoffs go - I remember playing London a handful of seasons ago and the fans just knew what was coming. Attendance was horrible and there was zero atmosphere in the rink. It was very much a "let's just get this over with" scene. We don't need that.
To me, it seems like the team is trying to lose more than they win. It looks like they don't want the playoff $$$. If they're trying to win, there really isn't an excuse for dressing under the limit virtually every game. Now I didn't watch the game so I don't know how well Garagan played, but from what I've seen, I don't think there should ever be a time where he shoots that early. Especially in front of D'Amico, Foudy, or even Playfair, who scored tonight. It just screams tanking to me.
I don't think we should be trying to lose, but honestly, getting murdered by a team like London in the first round isn't going to accomplish much. So getting the higher pick is probably the best route.
the atmosphere around the rink the last month has been like that.
lets get this over with.
Tough shootout out loss bounce back tomorrow in Missy.
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