By Fred Wallace
Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".
The 7th and deciding game of the Ontario Hockey League Western Conference semifinal between the London Knights and the Erie Otters goes this evening in Erie.
...............Okay, Attack fans, who are you rooting for tonight ?
The winner of the game tonight at the Erie Insurance Arena will advance to the OHL West Final for the Wayne Gretzky Trophy against the Owen Sound Attack who eliminated the Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds in a highly entertaining 6 game affair.
Would you like to see the Attack face Erie, the regular season OHL Champion, the team that won 4 out of 6 head to head with the Attack and bolstered their lineup at the Trade Deadline with significant additions from Eastern Conference teams ?
Or..............would you like to see the Attack go against London, a team that Owen Sound beat 4 of 6 in the regular season, albeit twice in shootouts, but a team that also bolstered at the deadline and has held a mastery over the Attack for most of the last 15 years ?
You might say, ' pick your poison '.
You might say, ' doesn't matter, bring 'em on '.
Or you might say, ' be careful what you wish for '.
Regardless, the opponent for the Attack in the Western Conference Final and their preparation for that opposition is out of Owen Sound's control, at least until such time as the London-Erie series is decided later tonight in Pennsylvania.
I'm Fred Wallace