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Old 08-16-2019, 11:04 AM
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Ottawa will still be in "go for it" mode after last year's success, and they have the picks to afford more of an impact player. I don't see either player leaving.
Actually, after last years failed attempt, Ottawa is not a sure thing to “go for it” again this year.

The 67s are at the crossroads - they can go for it again or the smarter move (long term) is to make a few trades to set themselves up for a serious run next year in a Mem-Cup year (perhaps even bid on hosting). It will be interesting to see what Ottawa decides to do.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:50 AM
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Actually, after last years failed attempt, Ottawa is not a sure thing to “go for it” again this year.
Most pundits had Ottawa going for it in 2019-2020. Their early success at the start of last season prompted the "why not now" approach and they bought players, but not nearly as many as they could have, and with a healthy amount of picks still left in their war chest. Last year was a bonus for the team, I certainly anticipate them taking a hard run this year with the lessons learned from the previous season.
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Most pundits had Ottawa going for it in 2019-2020. Their early success at the start of last season prompted the "why not now" approach and they bought players, but not nearly as many as they could have, and with a healthy amount of picks still left in their war chest. Last year was a bonus for the team, I certainly anticipate them taking a hard run this year with the lessons learned from the previous season.
Most Ottawa fans don't necessarily agree with you on that one.

Here is just one post – this from a knowledgeable Ottawa fan…

If we go all in this year, and make no mistake, if we want a Championship this season, we will have to throw pretty much everything we have at it, we will be left with not much next year. It will force us to sell off assets and bottom out next season.

We had our opportunity to do it the cheap way last year and we failed. IT was a good effort but we came up short. I know we have a solid defence but after watching Guelph’s top 4 last season, we don’t match up to their top 4….

Ottawa was not willing to go as far as Guelph last season. They would only trade picks and non-reporting players. They weren’t willing to compromise. If Ottawa goes the same route this season, they won’t have the trade capital to make the deals necessary to win.


As I said, it will be interesting to see what Ottawa decides to do this year.

As a side note, I'm hoping Ottawa does go for it and not re-stock for next year and the year after. If they buy this year, that is one less team the IceDogs have to worry about in a few years.

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Speaking for myself here on the Ottawa team last season (now that this thread has sort of been hijacked again; I waited the first half of the season for Ottawa to come back down to earth, but, they never did. Great team effort and coaching.
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We went to the ball park here in Welland to get our Jackfish playoff 2nd round tickets. We even renewed our season ticket package for next summer at the same time.
The good news is (no surprise though) that the young man working there also works for the Meridian Centre ice crew. He will be at the vault on Monday working on installing the ice.

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Strictly, from an Ice Dogs rebuild perspective – the hope would be that the other 9 eastern teams, over the next two years, decide to “go for it” so they bottom out the subsequent year. With a Mem-Cup year coming up – perhaps most of the eastern conference teams do take a run at an OHL title - either this year or next. If that were the case, it would speed up the Ice Dogs route to the top of the Eastern Conference.
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Most Ottawa fans don't necessarily agree with you on that one.
I don't know most Ottawa fans, perhaps I need to get out more?
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SOURCE: ohlprospects (Brock Otten)

The top prospects who played in the OHL during the 2018/19 season. The IceDogs are the only team returning 2 players from ohlprospects’ Top 25 list.

EXPECTED TO RETURN (OHL)
6. Ty Dellandrea - Flint
12. Arthur Kaliyev - Hamilton
13. Phil Tomasino - Niagara
14. Thomas Harley – Mississauga
15. Ryan Suzuki - Barrie
16. Ryan Merkley - Peterborough
19. Serron Noel - Oshawa
20. Liam Foudy - London
23. Akil Thomas - Niagara


NOT EXPECTED TO RETURN (OHL)
1. Evan Bouchard - London
2. Adam Boqvist - London
3. Barrett Hayton - SSM
4. Morgan Frost – SSM
5. Nick Suzuki - Guelph
7. Jason Robertson - Niagara
8. Bode Wilde - Saginaw
9. UPL - Sudbury
10. Owen Tippett - Saginaw
11. Dmitri Samorukov - Guelph
17. Issac Ratcliffe - Guelph
18. Jack Studnicka - Niagara
21. Michael Dipietro - Ottawa
22. Sasha Chmelevski - Ottawa
24. Alex Formenton - London
25. Sean Durzi – Guelph
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Individual tickets went on sale today.

If my section is any indication of season tickets sales. They have a slight increase in season tickets. Fewer seats available today in my section when compared to past seasons.

How about other sections?
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