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Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Blacksox
PART VI (THE NEXT GROUP) <> Ben Bujold C ...

PART VI (THE NEXT GROUP)

<> Ben Bujold C (6.00 / 165) Kanata Lasers (HEO)
<> Connor Toms D (5.10 / 155) SOO Greyhounds (GNML)
<> Brady Stonehouse LW/RW (5.09 / 168) Elgin-Middlesex...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Blacksox
And I would really like to see them pair Butler...

And I would really like to see them pair Butler up with Lodnia. That would allow him to be on a line that can carry the play on the majority of their shifts. Very surprised they have not done that...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 12:45 PM
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Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
This kind of answers my question. Didnít know...

This kind of answers my question. Didnít know there were two compensation picks for a top 5 pick. So you can exceed that number of 2nds and 3rds

The Petes dealt Cuylle to Windsor for seven draft...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 12:18 PM
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Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
I posted that but was actually unsure of the cost...

I posted that but was actually unsure of the cost of a player declared defected. Should have mentioned that in the post. For some reason I thought the cost for a player declared defective was a pre...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Blacksox
You got me thinking if there was a team whose...

You got me thinking if there was a team whose rebuild was similar to the last one by the IceDogs. Hamilton maybe? They traded away their 1st round pick Connor McMichael and if I remember correctly...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 09:25 AM
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Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
I'm not so sure. If you think about a 19 or 20...

I'm not so sure. If you think about a 19 or 20 year old average rental costs is at the very least 2 - 2nd and 1 - 3rd. For one extra 2nd and a couple of 3rds you would be getting potentially one of...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 08:39 AM
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Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
IceDog fans should temper expectations regarding...

IceDog fans should temper expectations regarding Adam Fantilli. Although the IceDogs have a clear advantage over the rest of the OHL teams, there remains the possibility Adam and Luca opt to go the...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 01:12 AM
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Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
This will NEVER happen, but here is a...

This will NEVER happen, but here is a Hypothetically situation for you, NB is foolish enough to draft Fantilli. IceDogs draft David Goyette. Fantilli refuse to sign with NB and IceDogs come to the...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 01:02 AM
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Views: 726
Posted By Blacksox
I never really thought to compare those two teams...

I never really thought to compare those two teams but I guess in some ways they are similar but also very different?

I was actually using Guelph more so as an example of the predictable path a...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 12:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
No Luca, No Adam! Sorry Buh Bye NB :drinkbeer:

No Luca, No Adam! Sorry Buh Bye NB :drinkbeer:
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Today, 12:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
So many good players and so many high picks. The...

So many good players and so many high picks. The next generation will be introduced soon. Looking forward to first day of camp.

#promoteBB


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Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Blacksox
Jarrad Skalde started Guelph’s rebuild and...

Jarrad Skalde started Guelph’s rebuild and Burnett finished it. However, having said that, I don’t believe the need for a coaching change is in question by the fans on this site. If there is to be...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Yesterday, 10:46 AM
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Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
Agree 100% Strohs! I realize that the...

Agree 100% Strohs!

I realize that the importance of draft position (Import Draft) is different than the OHL Draft but other teams have used an early pick opportunity to draft and sign a high-end...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 726
Posted By Blacksox
Along with surprises, there is the predictable...

Along with surprises, there is the predictable steps associated with a rebuild in junior hockey. A perfect example is the defending OHL champions Guelph.

Guelph began their rebuild in 2015-2016...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Blacksox
Post-game media availability with Billy Burke ...

Post-game media availability with Billy Burke
Feb 20, 2020

He sounds beaten down and admittedly frustrated. I do have great deal of empathy for BB, perhaps, a less stressful job would be...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Blacksox
Ultimately the best reward this team (and fans)...

Ultimately the best reward this team (and fans) could receive, but really just anything other than 8th.
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
Last night, Paul Ludwinski was the latest invited...

Last night, Paul Ludwinski was the latest invited guest.

This year has been by far the most impressive list of players to accept the IceDogsí invitation. It bodes well for the draft day, as...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
PART V UPDATED - Ryan McGuire C (5.09...

PART V UPDATED
- Ryan McGuire C (5.09 /160) Burlington Eagles
- Brody Crane C (5.09 / 170) Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U (T1EHL)


NOTE: Two US born prospect that were potential 1st or 2nd picks -...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News 02-20-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,608
Posted By Blacksox
Agree! IceDogs do have a core of young players...

Agree! IceDogs do have a core of young players who have improved over the last 5 months. The “team” we know what it needs. Excited for the draft and camp this year to see if they hit some homeruns....
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News 02-20-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
The blue print ^ to assemble a team that can...

The blue print ^ to assemble a team that can compete amoungst the top team in a few years is in place.

With the draft capital available to the Icedogs, that will be used for high round picks...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News 02-20-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,608
Posted By Blacksox
In junior hockey, teams (players) in the first...

In junior hockey, teams (players) in the first year of a rebuild get better each subsequent year simply because the players are another year older and another year of OHL experience. How much better...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News 02-19-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
PART V UPDATED - Ryan Abraham C (5.08 / 150)...

PART V UPDATED
- Ryan Abraham C (5.08 / 150) USA Det. Compuware U15
- Gavin Brindley LW (5.10 / 150) USA Florida Alliance 16U
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News 02-18-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
I'm with you RSJ but biggest on draft day does...

I'm with you RSJ but biggest on draft day does not mean the biggest or best by the end of the season or next season. A lot of unscientific research has to be done prior to the draft - check out the...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News 02-18-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,608
Posted By Blacksox
Thanks for that reality check DE104. A lot of...

Thanks for that reality check DE104. A lot of truth to what you posted. I still find myself explaining to fans - who can NOT understand why a team doing so well would trade away 3 of it's best...
Forum: Niagara IceDogs - Fan Talk & News 02-18-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,636
Posted By Blacksox
Like you I would prefer that the IceDogs draft...

Like you I would prefer that the IceDogs draft players with some height. However, keep something in mind, they are only 15 or 16 when drafted in April - and they are still growing.

Example:
#5...
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