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Default Should Niagara become more like London or the Kilrea teams?

Just read this on the Boards site, (Ottawa thread) and I have been wishing for this for a few years now. Your thoughts.


I think the 67's want to replicate the current London Knights and the old Kilrea days where you have a competitive team and are in the hunt to some degree every year. They want to avoid the boom/bust junior hockey cycle
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Just read this on the Boards site, (Ottawa thread) and I have been wishing for this for a few years now. Your thoughts.


I think the 67's want to replicate the current London Knights and the old Kilrea days where you have a competitive team and are in the hunt to some degree every year. They want to avoid the boom/bust junior hockey cycle
Short answer? Sure. Who wouldn't love to see a team run like a business...

Long answer : Yes, but don't bet on it ever happening. As long as the Burkes maintain their insistence that this is a 'Family First' Franchise. You won't see that style of management. Because the first thing a professional organization would do, is sack Billy Burke, hire a proven 'player development' type of Head Coach. Let Billy go learn his trade the right way as a head coach. Coach some Jr B as a head coach. Learn to run a franchise where you're not 'playing with house money'.

They're on the right track with BC as Asst GM because he's a #s guy, and every team should have an analytics guy. JB seems to be getting the whole GM thing down (with drafting and trades). Would like to see them draft some bigger kids, I mean I'm taller than Snow and Theriault. Not getting down too much on those two, Snow has become a favourite of mine, and Theriault is servicable.

The team needs to up their game on communication to the fan base (especially STH) their Social Media isn't great, but really most teams are not on point in that regard. They need someone better designing the 'specialty' jerseys, haven't really liked many since the pink cammo PITR jerseys. More work could be done on ways to reward the fans for attending games (STH and walk ins).

I expect very little of this to be of interest to many people, but, they have someone for just about every possible medical assistance, but what about a staff Mental Health Coordinator for the boys. Not necessarily a staff psychologist, but a counselor.

On the funny side, I'd like to see something in the men's room that helps dudes not piss on the floor (if you have so many wobbly pops that you can't aim, sit down it's disgusting). More stalls would be nice, now that they have good nachos... lol I mean realistically, there are so many ways that a more 'corporate' approach might help the Burkes create an upper tier team. But they seem to enjoy being mired in mediocrity...
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Short answer? Sure. Who wouldn't love to see a team run like a business...

Long answer : Yes, but don't bet on it ever happening. As long as the Burkes maintain their insistence that this is a 'Family First' Franchise. You won't see that style of management. Because the first thing a professional organization would do, is sack Billy Burke, hire a proven 'player development' type of Head Coach. Let Billy go learn his trade the right way as a head coach. Coach some Jr B as a head coach. Learn to run a franchise where you're not 'playing with house money'.

They're on the right track with BC as Asst GM because he's a #s guy, and every team should have an analytics guy. JB seems to be getting the whole GM thing down (with drafting and trades). Would like to see them draft some bigger kids, I mean I'm taller than Snow and Theriault. Not getting down too much on those two, Snow has become a favourite of mine, and Theriault is servicable.

The team needs to up their game on communication to the fan base (especially STH) their Social Media isn't great, but really most teams are not on point in that regard. They need someone better designing the 'specialty' jerseys, haven't really liked many since the pink cammo PITR jerseys. More work could be done on ways to reward the fans for attending games (STH and walk ins).

I expect very little of this to be of interest to many people, but, they have someone for just about every possible medical assistance, but what about a staff Mental Health Coordinator for the boys. Not necessarily a staff psychologist, but a counselor.

On the funny side, I'd like to see something in the men's room that helps dudes not piss on the floor (if you have so many wobbly pops that you can't aim, sit down it's disgusting). More stalls would be nice, now that they have good nachos... lol I mean realistically, there are so many ways that a more 'corporate' approach might help the Burkes create an upper tier team. But they seem to enjoy being mired in mediocrity...
lots of baloney
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lots of baloney
Why donít you educate us Roger? You seem to disagree with a lot posted on this board but never bother to back up your opinion.
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In order to do what the hunters do you have to have money like the hunters do and I doubt many owners in this league have that
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Sorry, don't have 5 years
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Sorry, don't have 5 years
I would’ve figured someone as high as you in the organization would be able to articulate their opinion fairly quickly and easily. Isn’t that kind of your job? I hope it doesn’t take that long to analyze a player.

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For someone who talks so much, you say next to nothing... Please honor us with your 'wealth of experience and knowledge'...
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Sorry, my tolerance for negativity is next to nothing today. Maybe on another day, I'd be more likely to engage in a more positive way, but some people just can't help themselves from pissing in other people's MultiGrain Cheerios...
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