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    The Broncos are far surpassing I'm sure the majority of fans expectation this season so far. The hockey has been entertaining and most importantly has been refreshing from a fans perspective. With that said I have the possibly unpopular opinion of the direction the club should take.

    I've heard a handful of fans pining to bring in 2 more 20's and really compete this year. As nice as a strong playoff run would be it would be short sighted in my opinion. As we stand, the club will make the postseason and likely are good enough to get 3 home games (3 games of revenue too). Trading for players will come from what many people in and out of the organization call a tremendous strength in our 15 & 16 yr old age group.

    Instead of taking from that group, I'd like them to build on it (and potentially this year's bantam class) even more. With Pederson and Lajoie signed and Gawdin possibly next, I'd like to see Manny and Jamie move them put at the deadline. I'm sure those three (along with maybe Jensen or Miller) would create a lot of conversation throughout the league.

    We have guys like Barlage, Alexander, Stotts, Blocker, Martini, Bernard-Docker, Renwick, Dyck, Hofer, Hornung, etc that either can or will be players in this league. Why not increase the odds of success in that age group and add to it.

    In years past the Broncos have went status quo in the name of experience and not cheating the remaining players (probably money too). However recent history shows the success this approach can bring (Regina). No clue if this is an option being discussed internally but I certainly hope it is.

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    I agree with you. The Bronco's have done a great job drafting and have a lot of top end talent coming up through the ranks that they will have to make room for. Look at the club this year. Yes only 1- 20 year old but look at how many 19 year olds on the team. Could be Manny will make room for the up and comers next year and go with what we have this year. Come next year all those 19 will be 20. He can then keep his 3-20's and trade or release the other 20's and make room for the rookies and go as far as we can this year with the over abundance of 19's. Remember we also have two 19 year old goalies who can be first string goalies in the league. Maybe they are trying to make a bundle deal for one of our goalies with a couple of 19's for a younger player. I really have no idea but Manny seems to know what he is doing and has given the fans what they wanted which is playing four lines and playing an offensive style hockey.

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