Speculator, Rabble Rouser, Drama Queen are all descriptive words for someone who casts uninformed rumors about ANY organization, facility or individual just because it seems you may be bitter from a personal (likely isolated) experience.
I'm not connected with either club, but certainly appears that there are trouble makers in the "blue house" trying to plead their case to cripple a direct competitor. Unethical!
Entering ethics into this conversation is hilarious. Neither side of this can claim the ethical high ground. They've both recruited each other's players, had people switch sides, have plotted on ways to out maneuver the other, etc, etc, etc and they are both continuing right now. Anyone who tries to claim moral superiority is either ignorant to the truth or is flat out lying.
This entire conversation is an example of why these clubs will never merge. In a vacuum, they should, but it won't happen any time soon whether the PIC makes it's own team or not. The people who skate at one don't trust the ones that skate at the other. About anything. It's impossible to even start the conversation. The conversation never really started this past year. It never got past the very preliminary phase of discussion before the maneuvering started, trust broke down, and it ended. The future of hockey in Delaware? Everyone (meaning the kids that actually play) would be better off if they nuked both organizations, eliminated both boards entirely and started from scratch. That won't happen. In any merge scenario both sides would fight to keep their name, their colors, their control over the team selection process, their board members running the show, which rink would be the primary rink, etc.
So let's assume for a second that JBH and Ducks did manage to merge. What then? The PIC would almost certainly take the opportunity to make their own program immediately to fill that void and there would be 2 teams in Delaware again anyway, one at PIC and one at the University. I fail to see what would actually change other than for the adults who want to run things.
What would happen in reality if PIC started it's own team is the JBH people would all shortsightedly celebrate and let the Ducks organization die. Most of the Ducks players would end up back at PIC anyway along with a number of JBH people who have more beef with the Ducks organization than they have with Cardillo/PIC and we'd all be sitting right back in the same place. JBH would gain nothing. The Ducks would cease to exist. The Ducks players would move as a block into almost the same situation they have now and everything would just continue as it has.
Really, for Team Philly how is that supremely different from a player perspective than Quakers was? They have a ton of players at a ton of divisions high and low. They skate in the same place for the same people in many cases and with the same kids in many cases. So they played in the EJEPL and traveled more for one year. So? Why would we expect it to unfold differently if that were to happen to the Ducks in the future? I don't think it would. They might lose a handful of kids to Delco and JBH but it won't be many. JBH should be equally concerned about that happening because I'm quite sure there are many people who skate there who would be OK switching rinks if the Duck leadership was gone. If PIC makes that move and is able to establish themselves quickly as a superior hockey option without the BS and drama then JBH would be in deep trouble too.