Kitchener has improved since Frank Corrado arrived from Sudbury (Claus Andersen, Getty Images)One month out from the trade deadline, one firm conclusion is that the Barrie Colts' and London Knights' front offices deserve some very nice Valentine Day's gift baskets from fans who love to see parity in the OHL.
The Ontario Hockey League can justifiably play up its competitiveness, but four of the past five championship series have matched teams which, quelle surprise, also paced their conference in the regular season. The lone exception was in 2009 and it was a small one: the Matt Duchene/Cody Hodgson Brampton Battalion won the Eastern title over the P.K. Subban-led Belleville Bulls after coming second, by two points, in the final standings.
The fact one month has passed since the trade deadline is a prompt to chew over which teams have improved the most. People want to say whether a team's additions and subtractions have worked and they want to attribute it to something. Who is anyone to say that 13 games per team, less than one-fifth of the season, is not enough to make hardRead More »from Barrie Colts, London Knights pinning hopes on 2014 Memorial Cup has reshaped OHL turf: the lay of the land, one month after the trade deadline