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Penticton-Too much talent and the best goaltender tandem
Vernon- won't overcome the loss of the best Jr A coach in the country
West Side- all about defence, won't score much
Prince George- big dmen, talented top line
Merritt- nobody works harder than the coaching staff in Merritt
Salmon Arm- dissaray
Chilliwack - 1 year grace period, to many connections to be at the bottom for long
Trail- would be a good Jr B team
Powell River- Will win the coast and be bridesmaid again
Surrey- talented team with speed and grit,will give a run for top spot
Cowichan- really like the direction the team is headed
Nanaimo- tough hockey is back in town, favorable schedule when interior plays in Nanaimo
Langley- will be there all year for a playoff spot
Coquitlam- talented top 2 lines, after that they are terrible
Victoria- need to have there 20 year old goalie carry the team
Port Alberni- see Trail
This is obviously posted by a Merritt fan or someone in the coaching staff....How can YOU possibly know what other coaches and their staff do and how hard they work....pretty ballsy writing something so arrogant.
Someone close to the Merritt coach has been posting drivel on this site since he became coach. I suspect it is a brother or father or media type, under names like MEalltheway. He is obviously an insider, since he knew this year's roster before it was posted on either the team website or Making Cents. He shows ridiculous, blind support, like when he denied knowledge of the coach ordering the bus to drive over the dozen pizzas that were to be the post game meal, when they lost to PG last year and made the boys drive home to Merritt on the bus without eating.
I don't know for sure who MEalltheway is, but I think I do and if I'm right, he's just a big fan of the team and season ticket holder.
As for knowing the roster before it was posted on the team website and on my blog, anyone listening to Q101 in Merritt or online last Tuesday morning would have known who made the Cents before it was posted on either site because Luke released the details live on my show that morning.
I dunno, Brian. I am reminded of the expression of the Bard, "He protesteth too much". You were very quick to say ME was just a fan. You also were immediate to say he was not Brandon Bruce's dad. How would you know that? Also, ME posted that he SAW the roster. Not that he heard it. I remain unconvinced.
Actually go back and look my exact words were "just heard the final roster for merritt good to see brandon bruce make the team and local kid payton schaffer"
As for how would Brian know I was just a fan or not Brandon Bruce's dad? He has already pretty sure he knows who I am, and I am pretty sure his guess is right! Who are you? Why don't you show your true identity?
No I am not in anyway connected to the coach! I have lived in Merritt almost my whole life so yea I know who he and his family is but no we are not close in anyway! Been a Cents fan for 20 some years though! As for the pizza thing last year I still don't know what the hell you are talking about! I knew the roster cause I listened to it on the radio! You guys are all just funny cause when every some one posts something about a certain player or something you automatically think its there dad or they are related to the coach why cant people just be fans like I am? I know a lot of people in Merritt because I have lived here most my life and because of my job I deal with the public every day, so I learn a lot of stuff from talking to people.
Merrit fans tend to slam the entire team when they dont like the coaches or whoever is running things and then rally behind the team when things change...you can't really call yourself a fan if you knock the team down when you don't like who is standing on the bench or behind the scenes...your either a fan or your not!
excuse me??? I have never slammed the team! yes I have in the passed slammed our previous coach, however I have always stood behind our team! Even when I lived in Edmonton I followed the cents as my team. when I lived in Quesnel I still stood behind the cents!
"Merrit fans tend to slam the entire team when they dont like the coaches or whoever is running things and then rally behind the team when things change...you can't really call yourself a fan if you knock the team down when you don't like who is standing on the bench or behind the scenes...your either a fan or your not!"
That's exactly what being a fan is. You are a fan who pays to attend games that helps pay the team's bills. Fans are passionate and when things aren't going good, they have the right to be disappointed and speak what's on their mind. If what you said is the case.."your either a fan or your not" I guess you're saying the Boston Red Sox don't have any true fans, cause they are all bitching about what is going on with their team right now.
Vernon has some great fans, but don't you think they were questioning the coach and the team the last time they missed the playoffs.(that was a long time ago, but just making a point)
Try listening to a call in sports show the next time the Canucks lose two games in a row. People bitch, but they are still fans.
Good on MEalltheway. This board could use more guys like him and less of the guys who come down on people for voicing their opinions.
I am flattered that you missed me. So nice to be wanted. I was actually waiting for you to investigate the pizza incident from last year and get back to me. With all your contacts in town it will be easy to find out about it. Ask Steve the driver or any player from last year. Or ask your brother Luke.
Having you and Brian confirm each other's story is not particularly convincing. That's kind of like quoting yourself on this website to back up your point.
Wow, the boys are still at .500; BUT they have only played the other bottom feeders. Sounded like Steel played great, especially in OT. Who is doing the play by play? Didn't sound like Alex.
Luke is not my brother! LOL what do you need to convince you of this? LOL really get a life bud! I have no connection to Luke other then we both grew up in Merritt and no I don't know bout the pizza incident yet and no I am not going to investigate it either.