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This rings a lot of truth... I'd say obviously there was issues between players and coach, thus being, kicked out, errr I meant released. Yet I'm wondering why the coach didn't show some professionalism, and get "future considerations" for the twins as a minimum? I didn't see or hear much of them, but what I did hear, they were definitely worth a future's trade!
Funny thing with this... Most people (interior fan's) want to believe that futures deal's are a cover up for "buying players" ... Yet this is exactly why there are futures deals. Politely say "it's not working out" (Actually, it's exactly, by the way I see it.)
Definitely futures usually means issues with players.....they are not getting enough ice time or there is some conflict....but this is not always the reason. Teams will help stronger teams just to get players later they would normally not get...look at how the Grizz gave away their players last year to help out Penticton.
Also this is not minor hockey where there is supposed to be an even playing field ( due to private academies and winter clubs that is a stretch)..we live in a society that rewards excellence and in Jr hockey that is the way it should be. I remember when Penticton was awful ( as the panthers ).... If a team has good coaching and good management they can succeed. It is not up to the league to pull the better programs down for the sake of artificial parity.
A lopsided regular season, when one team blows through the rest, does not make for entertaining games. Don't get me wrong, there are still many games that are entertaining but not when it comes to games vs. the dominating team.