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With solid players all around, the Frontenacs are here to win their division

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    Kingston is better than ever - With solid players all around, the Frontenacs are here to win their division.

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    No one had any idea what was happening to Kingston in week 2. They came into season 7 looking like a potentially top team, then looked like an easy to beat team, then looked like an average team, and now they look elite. Pawdiddy, Kingston’s owner, and the season 6 GM of the QMJ champion Rimouski Oceanic was kind enough to answer some questions about his team.


    The only players originally on Kingston’s roster who have been traded:


    SwAg-_-ShOTzz [C, $3M, 11-4-0, 14 G, 14 A, 28 P, +12 +/-, 54.4 FO%]


    This was a good move to get rid of SwAg. Going on his most expensive contract, SwAg has underperformed through the first 5 weeks after getting 65 regular season points on Gatineau. At his pace right now, he’s on track for 45 points. Could be worse at 3 million, but definitely not what Kingston thought they were getting at the price.


    Jawoba_9 [LW, $2.75M, 9-4-2, 24 G, 18 A, 42 P, +2 +/-]


    This guy was worth the money. He’s only 2 points short of his point total from last season, while playing in 5 less games; he’s on pace for 67 points. On the contrary, it was a loss that Kingston felt that they could deal with, and in return they got Pawdiddy’s season 6 defenseman Asura, who will quickly become one of the CHL’s top defensemen if he’s sent down (he was recently sent down to the AHL).


    jcoch33 [G, $0.5M, 8-8-0, 76.0 SV%, 3.75 GAA]


    Jcoch is now on Swift Current and is having a meh season. His SV% was slightly better on Kingston but it still wasn’t too pretty. Kingston got a solid D man in return but he was just called up. That being said, they saved themselves 500k I guess.


    Dlcjr75 [D, $5.5M, 6-3-1, 2 G, 4 A, 6 P, 33 TA, -20 T/G]


    Dlc has already said he was TC’ed for cap purposes. It made sense that they eventually traded him away and got something in return in Welch.


    Kingston Roster:


    [LW] Pawdiddy, 15 GP, 19 G, 8 A, 27 P, -5 +/-

    [LW] Chezeel, 15 GP, 11 G, 14 A, 25 P, -10 +/-

    [LW] Xx_Karlsson_xX65, 7 GP, 10 G, 12 A, 22 P, +18 +/-

    [C] iMaBEASTkidd19, 15 GP, 9 G, 34 A, 43 P, +19 +/-

    [C] Landon61blues, 15 GP, 17 G, 12 A, 29 P, +5 +/-

    [C/RW] Taylormade1129, 15 GP, 14 G, 19 A, 33 P, +19 +/-

    [RW] Axskull9987, 3 GP, 6 G, 6 A, 12 P, +12 +/-

    [RW] BadAss777Qc, 14 GP, 11 G, 14 A, 25 P, +2 +/-

    [RW] Green1791, 15 GP, 15 G, 30 A, 45 P. +9 +/-

    [D] Bonvie7, 13 GP, 0 G, 2A, 2 P, +4 +/-, 34 TA, -41 T/G

    [D] goulet19, 12 GP, 0 G, 4 A, 4 P, +2 +/-, 35 TA, -21 T/G

    [D] IvanLach, 14 GP, 2 G, 15 A, 17 P, +12 +/-, 62 TA, -18 T/G

    [D] JDD87reaper, 15 GP, 2 G, 7 A, 9 P, +17 +/-, 39 TA, +9 T/G

    [D] laxalaxa, 9 GP, 0 G, 4 A, 4 P, +10 +/-, 30 TA, -37 T/G

    [D] UrbanGuerrilla, 15 GP, 1 G, 5 A, 6 P, -28 +/-, 35 TA, -14 T/G

    [G] Jeown, 19 GP, 14-4-1, 85.4 SV%, 1.97 GAA

    [G] vic vinegar, 17 GP, 11-5-1, 79.8 SV%, 2.98 GAA



    Pawdiddy’s Mini Interview


    Matt: Your team struggled mightily in week 2, what were the main problems at that point?


    Pawdiddy: We struggled with chemistry issues. First couple weeks we were trying to find the mix and fight availability issues. Plus we ran across good teams. Seems to me we lost a lot of one goal games.


    Matt: How were the guys in the locker room acting after a 2-7 week (following a 6-3 week)?


    Pawdiddy: Locker room was good, they just had to realize it was still early and some changes would be made. I told my team from day 1 we would take the best players possible and its always been about winning the cup.


    Matt: What was changed to address these problems?


    Pawdiddy: We changed the forward lines up, and changed some defensive players. I believe I have only changed 2 forwards from my draft. I knew we had talent up front, and I didn't have to pay a lot for it. Also when you want to be a great team you have to beat the average and bad teams. We were not doing that in the first couple weeks. I had to change the style of play of my line, and talked with my management to get the right players in place.


    Matt: What are your team’s biggest strengths?


    Pawdiddy: I think we have a very talented group of forwards, and some good defensive players. I think our playing style is keeping our GA down, which is good because the OHL is stacked with Defensive teams.


    Matt: You’ve become an elite team the last two weeks, dropping three games. What needs to be done to maintain this pace and not have a second week 2?


    Pawdiddy: Our match-ups look great this week. Big match up Monday vs the Petes. To maintain this pace we need to beat the the Average teams and bad teams and at least split vs top teams. Hopefully keep getting better and better chemistry.


    Matt: Right now, how many points do you think you guys will end up with?


    Pawdiddy: Not sure on the points maybe 90-100. My goal is to win the Division and get into the playoffs. Winning the presidents trophy would be nice but i don't see that coming out of the OHL. Just my opinion, i see it coming out of the Q. To many bad teams in that league where the top teams just demolish the bad teams and wrack up points.


    Matt: How does being management previously help with getting out of ruts and pushing through bad weeks?


    Pawdiddy: I learned not to panic early, but if you need to make small changes. Players can have bad weeks or have chemistry issues. Too many teams panic and sell. I have been very patient and made small changes. I have built a cup team, and i understand what is needed to get back there. We have a lot of the pieces but maybe 1 or 2 off, but the team we have now is hard to beat every night.


    Well, Kingston is one of the hottest teams in the CHL right now, and they’re coming with fire. Don't underestimate them.

    Good luck to all teams for the final 3 weeks.

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    Hamilton and ourselves are going to have a tough team vying for the top spot with them.
     
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    We knew from the start this division was the hardest eh lol

    I didn't keep track of games vs Pete's or Frontenac over the season , but I think we are 1-1 Vs Pete's and 2-1 vs Fronts.

    Quality division
     
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    Better than ever ? CHILL OUT. Kingston has the best 3 season stretch is chl history. S3,4,5. You have a long way to go young grasshopper. But keep it up.
     
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    We are doing our best, tough road early on, but our div is hard so we just take it 1 week at a time
     
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