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Category Archives: OHL Hockey
September 18, 2011Posted by on
1. Plymouth Whalers The Whalers have set themselves up for a tremendous season and are looking like a serious Memorial Cup contender. Plymouth is a very deep and balanced team, who has both the desire and talent, in combination with the pedigree for winning. At forward, this team is as deep and talented as any in the league. The additions of JT Miller and Andy Bathgate were definitely great. Better yet, the core of this team’s offense should be around for another year after this, making this team a force to be reckoned with over the next two seasons. The defense is anchored by overager Beau Schmitz, who should have a tremendous year as he aims to get an NHL contract. In goal, the Whalers have perhaps the best goaltending tandem in the league with Scott Wedgewood and Matt Mahalak. Never a bad problem to have, even though I’m sure both goaltenders will want starting time. Plymouth is one of the surest bets to be among the league’s elite this year too, because they don’t really have any serious threats to
September 17, 2011Posted by on
Another Ontario Hockey League season is upon us. That means it’s time to play the role of prognosticator, predictor of the future. The season preview will come in three parts. This is part one, an examination of the Eastern Conference. The other two parts will look at the West and at the awards to be handed out in 2011-2012.
The thing that makes predicting outcomes in the OHL so difficult, is the uncertainty surrounding the return of certain star players. You’ve got several players in the league who are candidates to play in the NHL next year. You’ve also got a lot of overage players trying to earn contracts or the chance to play in the AHL. The