Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Fronts: The dreaded vote of confidence

Kingston Frontenacs owner Doug Springer has generated a little Internet buzz by telling the local paper that his winless hockey team has "to find a way to win at least two of these next four hockey games."

Of course, Springer is Springer. Fronts fans are Fronts fans. The big matzo ball hanging out there is that in the same interview with Whig-Standard sports editor Mike Koreen, he said GM-for-life/permananent interim coach Larry Mavety "absolutely" has a vote of confidence. Da-uh?

Granted, about 12 months ago Springer also said he would do "whatever it takes" to have a "top team" -- and kept Mavety. He has yet to live that down, so perhaps he doesn't want another proclamation to follow him around for this season.

The Fronts, AKA the Limestone City's Light Brigade, is home to the red-hot Ottawa 67's tonight, then make the long, once-a-year trip to play two Michigan teams, Plymouth and Saginaw, then play the No. 1-ranked Windsor Spitfires im the third game of the weekend. Someone, please, tell us where the two wins are going to come from that run of games.

(Incidentally, one of the forwards the Frontenacs cut, Kyle Paige, has landed on his feet in the QMJHL.)

Update: Hey, hey, a victory tonight, 5-1 over the somnabulant Soixante-Septs, with Josh Brittain potting the hat trick, Mavric Parks stopping 39-of-40 shots, Ethan Werek picking up a couple assists and Erik Gudbranson going plus-2 on the blue line.

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