For many teams in the QMJHL, the attitude seems to be that if you’re not going to win a championship, you might as well tear down and rebuild. That’s just the way they roll. And so it was when the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, coming off a Memorial Cup triumph, made six trades on the day of the QMJHL draft, one of which was to send Antoine Morand and another player to the Halifax Mooseheads for a boatload of draft picks.
With the Mooseheads hosting the Memorial Cup this season, Morand has the rare opportunity to win successive major junior championships with two different teams. Whether Halifax can accomplish the feat will have a lot to do with Morand, an undersized playmaking center who relies on his head for success every bit as much as his hands and his feet. “When I was younger, I was not th...
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Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.