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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #8 – Will DeBrincat be a pleasant surprise?

By | August 17, 2014 1:00 am | 0 Comments

Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin did a masterful job of keeping prospect Alex DeBrincat well hidden from 19 other GMs for a few months before signing the diminutive yet high-scoring forward (54 goals, 111 points in 50 games with Lake Forest Academy out of Illinois a season) after the OHL draft in April. Bassin’s work…


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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #9 – Needing OAs at their best

By | August 16, 2014 1:00 am | 0 Comments

Spencer Abraham, Michael Curtis and Dane Fox brought different skills to the ice every night as the Erie Otters’ overagers in the 2013-14 season. Abraham, who I thought would be the odd OA out when training camp opened last August, saved his best OHL season for last with a more solid two-way game (8-27-35, +29,…


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OTTERS REPORT: Would GM Bassin ever trade McDavid?

By | August 15, 2014 1:49 pm | 0 Comments

Erie Otters GM Sherry Bassin‘s sense of humor came through loud and clear when addressing the thought of potentially trading C Connor McDavid in what likely will be his final OHL season… Bassin said, “There’s a better chance of Chicken Little pulling the string and the sky falling than trading Connor McDavid.”


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CAMP COUNTDOWN: #10 – Otters heading home for camp

By | August 15, 2014 1:00 am | 0 Comments

The Erie Otters again were nomads for training camp last August, since the finishing touches were being made on the vastly improved Erie Insurance Arena. They were much closer to their downtown home – Mercyhurst Ice Center instead of three hours away at Morgan Firestone Arena in Ancaster, Ontario (their camp home before the 2012-13…


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OTTERS REPORT: Surprised Otters holding out on hope for Karlsson

By | August 13, 2014 7:42 am | 0 Comments

Erie Otters assistant GM Dave Brown read the news on the Swedish club Skelleftea’s website – that CHL 1st-round pick Anton Karlsson has signed a 2-year deal with the 2-time defending Swedish league champion. It was a bit surprising, given the conversation Brown and Otters GM Sherry Bassin had with Karlsson on Friday in Lake…


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OTTERS REPORT: Bassin on the mend this summer

By | August 5, 2014 2:28 pm | 0 Comments

I’m back from vacation. I spent most of it working on projects around the house, so it wasn’t the greatest time off of my life. But it had to be better than the summer vacation Erie Otters managing partner/GM Sherry Bassin has endured so far. Bassin, who turns 75 on Aug. 14, always talks about how…


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OTTERS EXTRA: Bily still undecided, young D vying for spots and other camp notes

By | May 17, 2014 6:09 pm | 0 Comments

Shaun Bily is experiencing life in the OHL this weekend during the Erie Otters’ rookie development at Mercyhurst Ice Center. But it could be Otters’ main camp in August before he chooses between the OHL and the NCAA. “I’m undecided,” said Bily, the Otters’ third-round pick in last month’s Priority Selection who last October committed…


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OTTERS EXTRA: Otters, ECCCA agree to new 5-year lease (UPDATED)

By | March 21, 2014 4:24 pm | 0 Comments

The Erie Otters have announced that they have agreed in principle on a 5-year arena lease with the Erie County Convention Center Authority. The current 2-year lease expires after this season. The new lease would keep the Otters in Erie through the 2018-19 season. The agreement hasn’t been officially completed. But Otters managing partner/GM Sherry…


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OTTERS EXTRA: Otters acquire veteran D MacDermid from Attack for 4 picks

By | January 9, 2014 12:26 pm | 0 Comments

UPDATE: Bassin said this afternoon that further deals between now and Friday’s noon deadline aren’t immiment. Any additional deals likely also would include draft picks, not players. Bassin said he would prefer to not trade any players. Erie Otters managing partner and general manager Sherry Bassin didn’t make a huge splash with today’s trade. But…


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TRADE DEADLINE CENTRAL: Bassin on potential deadline deals – “We don’t have a fit yet”

By | January 7, 2014 3:23 pm | 0 Comments

UPDATE: I’m hearing the Otters called the Windsor Spitfires today about D Slater Koekkoek. Perhaps Otters GM Sherry Bassin has entered the mix for Koekkoek, one of the OHL’s top blue-liners who ranks fourth among all Ds with 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) in 39 games and leads the league with a +37 rating….


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