Windsor Spitfires 2018-19 Thread (Part 8)

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  1. Teflon

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    Open door is just that. Anything can be discussed with the confidence of knowing it stays in that room. He doesn’t ask questions like should we keep this coach lol. Questions are based on info gathering without being pointed. Many ways to get the answers needed without putting a kid on the spot. 2 of my sources are saying something is stirring that isn’t player based. Very veiled info but coach searches always are. Whatever is up it’s managment based. My guess would he’s coach shopping tho. I have nothing else to support it yet so I guess we wait.
     
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    The players haven't been consistent and there are several reasons for that but how many Jr teams in Canada can state there core players have been consistent all year? Maybe the top 2 teams in each of the Jr teams while the majority have this struggle.

    Part of being consistent and having a good coach is for the GM to have the proper players in the pipeline including accounting for potential injuries in key positions. The Spitfires have fallen short in this area and actually have been consistently doing poorly in the area of player development & recruitment from their draft picks (Minor Midget and Midget). Where are the players they Spitfires selected in the last 2-3 Midget drafts? Why are they not playing on the team?
     
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    Question - Spits play a game ( this Monday) on Family day. I know they have played in games this holiday before but have the Spits ever hosted 1 before?

    Speculation - Don't be surprised at the end of the year it is announced that the head coach of the Spits has "accepted" a assistant coaching position with a minor pro hockey team.
     
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    2012-13, they hosted Saginaw and lost 4-2. This year, Feb 18 falls on the Monday, so it's a good timing thing.
     
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    I asked the question why a guy like Smith should stick around if Letowski is on a short rope because Letowski never brought Smith in. OHLTG framed it like Rychel should ask the players what they think of Smith. I made the mistake of engaging him in conversation though my bad.
     
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    I just said you treat them as individuals and not as one combined thing... and I stand by that. If the players are finding JS to be useful, that should be taken into consideratin for the future. Don't because someone doesn't like TL doesn't mean JS is automatic to leave, too.
     
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    what should happen is the new coach decides if JS stays or goes. JS might not be a good coach/fit for a certain system a new coach wants to run. Sometimes you just need to clean house and start fresh
     
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    the 18th is a very special day in February.
     
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    This is why you need a much better supporting cast. Spits will have 4-5 20+ goal guys and still near the bottom in the OHL for goal scoring. The big thing is accounting for injuries and they been playing below the max for some time now. I still believe the game has changed a lot in the past 8-9 seasons and Rychel hasn't accounted for it and adjusted properly.
     
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    agreed.
    maybe it will happen.
     
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    Ah ok. If my info comes to fruition I would hazard a guess WR hires a quality high end guy this time. I think TL was somewhat of an experiment that hasn’t worked out. If the hiree is what I think, he will be given full control of bench personnel. Kinda why smith and Webb are here. Coaching by committee shall we say... I just hope my info is solid. I’d hate to give up my ST’s but I will if he’s still here next year.
     
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    Not to derail a really nice discussion, but looks like DiPietro could be starting for the Canucks tonight.
     
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    not everyone.. see pinwheel
     
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    Never connected the Feb 18th date. Makes sense now.
     
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    DiPietro leads Nuks out for pre game warm up. Looks to be starting tonite..
     
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    Poor Kid. Looks like Mikeys playing with Windsors D out there. I can't imagine the nerves.
     
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    The NHL can be very unkind to 19 year old goalies. Unfortunately it will be an experience he will never forget for obvious reasons.
     
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    If my stats check out and Mikey finishes this out, He'll be the first 19 Year Old Goalie with a complete game since Lehner in 10/11, before that Fleury in 03/04. And 1 of 43, 19 year old goalies since the 1919/1920 season.

    I hope they give him another shot to prove himself before sending him back to Ottawa.

    19-Year Old NHL Goalies - Regular Season Stats
     
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    If there's one thing we know about Mikey, he'll shake this off and take the positives from it.
     
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    I would hope they move on from Letowski. I'm not questioning your info but if they are hiring a quality high end guy a lot of those guys don't become available until May/June. That would be past early bird renewal for sth. They had 3500 for Saginaw on Thurs, that tells you their STH # is less than 3500. Needless to say they aren't going to get a lot of walkups the rest of the way it looks like. If fans are turned off by the current product Rychel would have to make a move quick to help save some #'s.
     
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    Looked like a decent third period for Mikey. Gave up one goal on a tipped shot that appeared to be going wide from the angles I saw. Seemed to settle down in the third. Big game, hopefully he forgets it and moves on. And I really hope he gets one more chance at the NHL lever before sent back. It would be tough if this was his only NHL game for the next couple years.
     
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    Facebook trolls are out in full force with DiPietro. It's kind of insane to watch unfold.
     

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