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Who does Barrie pick & why?

March 31 2011 at 4:20 PM
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Do they take Ekblad? Could end up with 2 top D in the first round. That would be great!

 
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March 31 2011, 6:01 PM 

they are in dire need of good D men bad. the Ezekiel/Nixon experiment was an epic fail.

 
 
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March 31 2011, 6:57 PM 

They take N. Ritchie and D. Perklin both forwards on the Marlies with size and skill.

 
 
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March 31 2011, 9:04 PM 

They pick Ekblad. I am 100% sure. They stated in all their season ticket packages that if granted Execptional status they will pick Ekblad. They are guaranteed to have him until 2014 and they need D so they pick him. Ritchie should be the number 1 but he will move onto the number 2 spot.

 
 
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April 1 2011, 9:05 AM 

Bigras. Will take home player that has proven himself. Won't be an underager.

 
 
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April 1 2011, 9:07 AM 

dude, 16 year olds are considered "underage" players in the OHL.

 
 
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April 1 2011, 9:59 AM 

9:05..Bigras, Proven himself at what level of hockey? Minor Midget? Your joking right.

 
 
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April 1 2011, 10:01 AM 

Bigras? Come on Dad. The kid is soft and is nowhere near OHL ready.

 
 
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April 4 2011, 10:12 AM 

Seriously, who cares? Won't have an impact until '13 or '14 and not because whomever they pick isn't a great player. The rest of the team SUCKS!!

 
 
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April 4 2011, 10:53 AM 

Barrie has 4 picks in first 40. Will take Ekblad. Ritchie and Perklin (maybe) will be gone before they get a second pick at 22. They will take a few other big forwards with the 2 second round picks since any qaulity D will already be gone. Looking at Harper from Burlington as one pick. Slim pickings after the first three rounds will make this an interesting draft.

 
 
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April 4 2011, 12:13 PM 

Perklin will be 100% gone by the 22nd overall pick.

 
 
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April 4 2011, 12:28 PM 

Didn't mean it as an insult to Perklin. Said maybe because he hasn't been talked about a lot. A very good player and a good pick for any team.

 
 
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April 5 2011, 9:43 PM 

Barrie will lose more games next year than this year.

 
 
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April 5 2011, 10:03 PM 

and the 94 dads are back

 
 
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April 5 2011, 10:49 PM 

I'm not 9:43, but what he's saying is possible. remember they had DiSalvo & Carnevale for half a season, and Archibald & Prout for at least 20 games each. next year is the bottoming out and true beginning of the rebuild.

 
 
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April 6 2011, 12:08 AM 

can someone explain the OHL playoff bracket system. Isn't it like the NHL?

1 vs 8
2 vs 7
3 vs 6
4 vs 5

then
1/8 vs 4/5
2/7 vs 3/6

then so on and so on... but if you look at the standings and the teams that are facing each other it doesn't follow the standard procedure.

 
 
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April 6 2011, 5:23 AM 

#1 always gets the lowest seed.1vs8 and 1vs 7.7 knocked out 2.

 
 
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April 6 2011, 8:23 AM 

5:23 is right. the highest seed in a Conference always plays the lowest seed throughout the playoffs. so if the top 4 home teams in a conference got upset in the first round you'd have a 5/8 and 6/7 scenario in the second round.

teams play 3 rounds to determine the conference winner then play the winner of the other conference in the final. home ice in the final goes by points not by seed number. where divisions come into play is that the 2 highest seeds will be the 2 division winners, the higher of the 2 by points. there are 2 divisions of 5 teams within each conference.

 
 
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April 6 2011, 9:27 AM 

Thanks

 
 
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April 6 2011, 11:36 AM 

10:03 - get your head out of the toilet.

It's a very likely scenario.

Pay close attention to what 10:49 stated.


 
 
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April 6 2011, 3:53 PM 

Why are kids being told they should hope they don't get picked by Barrie? Truth please.

 
 
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April 6 2011, 4:40 PM 

because your being told by angry 94 dads - answer provided

 
 
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April 6 2011, 4:59 PM 

possible reasons for this include:

- burning the 93 drafts to go on a championship run - though somewhat understandable except for trading Strome.
- then burning the 94 drafts with the "faux run" this year.
- DH's questionable player signings, ie the "Crushers", this past year and still being a newbie coach doesn't exactly say stability.
- a poor track record at the NHL draft. this is due to trading away good young players for vets in a trade off for playoff success.
- loose cannon ownership & mediocre management: the Rychel draft exploitation and reneging on trades with teams such as Kitchener, Sarnia, the Soo, etc has given the org a bad rep.


all that being said, I believe that DH has seen the light so-to-speak, meaning that the O is a development league and not one where success can be bought/acquired by shipping in older T2 players. sure he might make some more mistakes next year however I suspect that he will build and grow a team around his 4 picks in the top 42 selections in this year's draft. Doug Gilmour has gone thru it and his team has improved every year. IMHO Barrie will be a top team again a few years.

finally, last year Owen Sound and Sudbury were slammed on this board pretty hard. both teams are moving in the right direction despite the BS slinged at them on this board.

 
 
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April 6 2011, 5:01 PM 

4:40, lighten up and save it for the "95 weak draft" 94 troll.

 
 
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