The Atd#8-AAA Draft (sign-up thread)

VanIslander
02-03-2008, 06:47 AM
The All-Time AAA Draft

We have had two drafts and most all-time greats have been picked. But a few have fallen through the cracks and there are some arguably borderline great. Some HHOFers too. And some of us might still have a list of players we didn't draft but felt almost equally as deserving.

So, instead of having a thread about unrestricted free agents as we did after the last minor league draft, this time we'll have one more, smaller draft.

ANYBODY CAN G.M. A TEAM. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Though ATD-ML g.m.s might be more prepared to do it.

All players not picked in ATD#8 and Atd#8-ML are draftable (no time period requirements)

Since this will be the equivalent of the ECHL or European leagues, players selected in the draft won't be expected to make up the entire roster. We will draft 12 guys, and the remaining member of the team will be assumed to be career minor league, non-alltime scrubs.

12 players to be picked: 6 forwards, 3 defensemen, 1 goalie and 2 free picks (goalie depth, role player, extra centers, coach, whatever).

NO DRAFT ORDER. At this stage that might be splitting hairs. Instead, ONE draft pick per team per day for 12 days. That way you can log on and do it at your convenience! :) The draft day starts at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern). So you can pick at the start of your day, and pick near the start of every round; or else pick in the evening, near the end of every round. Whenever. One pick per day. Miss a pick and indeed you can double up the next day, no problem.

After the draft we will open up voting to have a special award to the g.m. who is best at assembling the deepest pool of talent (The Lou Lamourello Trophy? what hockey mind is among the best at it?). We could also have an all-star team of best call-ups (all-time noteworthy three forwards, two defensemen and goalie from among all those in the draft).

If interested, sign up and choose a team name.

We have an even 10 and can take more but if you want to join now first consider co-g.m.ing with one of:

1. Transplanted Caper - Antigonish Bulldogs
2. cottonking - Valletta Maltese
3. papershoes & Johnny O - St. Catharines Falcons
4. chaosrevolver & NateTheGreat- Niagara Falls Americanadians
5. Agent Dale Cooper - Los Angeles Kings
6. pitseleh & The_Hockey_Guy18 - L.A. Blades
7. seventieslord - Regina Potholes
8. vancityluongo - Alfredshems IK
9. pappyline - Chicago Cougars
10. VanIslander - Greenville Grrrowl

VanIslander
02-03-2008, 06:59 AM
http://sjsharkie.dagnabit.org/images/GreenvilleGrrrowl.jpg

Transplanted Caper
02-03-2008, 08:23 AM
What the hell....


The Antigonish Bulldogs

http://www.logoserver.com/hockey/AntigonishBulldogs2.GIF

VanIslander
02-03-2008, 08:29 AM
I smell a dogfight brewin' :snide:

ck26
02-03-2008, 08:40 AM
I'll fly the flag for South Italy. Make room for the Valletta Maltese.

http://www.puppiessale.co.uk/wp-content/img/maltese1.jpg

papershoes
02-03-2008, 09:10 AM
sounds cool...i'm in

i'll pick the team i grew up watching in the golden horseshoe jr. b hockey league, the St. Catharines Falcons

http://www.scmha.ca/news_images/org_198/Image/FalconsLogoWeb.jpg

chaosrevolver
02-03-2008, 10:40 AM
Chaosrevolver and Nate the Great would like to sign up as:

THE AMERICANADIANS;)

http://www.chinook-computers.com/images/canada_us.jpg

MXD
02-03-2008, 11:19 AM
I don't have the time for this, but I can send a few worthy names the first GM to PM me.

Hawkman
02-03-2008, 11:32 AM
sounds cool...i'm in

i'll pick the team i grew up watching in the golden horseshoe jr. b hockey league, the St. Catharines Falcons

http://www.scmha.ca/news_images/org_198/Image/FalconsLogoWeb.jpg
We're a team! :)

papershoes
02-03-2008, 11:35 AM
We're a team! :)

confirmed!

johnny o is now a valuable member of the st.catharines falcons management

Hawkman
02-03-2008, 11:50 AM
confirmed! johnny o is now a valuable member of the st.catharines falcons managementWe have MXD's 2 names! ;)

papershoes
02-03-2008, 12:10 PM
quick question...
when does this draft start?

Diving Pokecheck*
02-03-2008, 12:13 PM
I'll go in.
http://www.geocities.com/mickmorley/los_angeles_kings_1996.gif

VanIslander
02-03-2008, 04:55 PM
quick question...
when does this draft start?
Well, we will be busy today and tomorrow VOTING the regular season standings and MVPs from each team of the MLD (I have received via PM the voting of three g.m.s so far, many more to go). And there is a MLD Review thread to participate in, and nearly every team is involved in first round of the playoff match-ups (12 teams, 6 series, only two byes).

It's important that we don't forget about the MLD playoffs. Ideally we'd do both at the same time!

So let's set the AAA draft start date as the day AFTER the end of the first round of the Atd-ML playoffs (which probably will be next weekend or a week Monday).

pitseleh
02-04-2008, 01:14 AM
I'm in. I have to decide on a team name.

VanIslander
02-04-2008, 03:01 AM
1 more, or 3 more...

would give us an even 8 or 10

(though we could run with 7, my fav number)

sign-up period will end midnight Friday

seventieslord
02-04-2008, 09:20 AM
Oh Brother.... where am I going to find more players? I'm going to have to scour the British League. Who's their second leading scorer after Tony Hand? :P

I'm in.

pitseleh
02-04-2008, 11:46 AM
Just to note, THG18 will be joining me as Co-GM.

God Bless Canada
02-04-2008, 01:07 PM
raleh and I will be taking a pass on this one. We've both done the last four main and minor-league drafts. We want to make sure we dedicate proper time to winning the MLD. It doesn't help that my list of over 1,000 draft-worthy players is nearly exhausted. I also need to focus on my all-time top 100 (or 120 list), and my role with that project.

I'll be watching with a keen eye, but for the first time since ATD 4, it'll be from the sidelines.

Good luck to all.

The_Hockey_Guy18
02-04-2008, 01:15 PM
Just to note, THG18 will be joining me as Co-GM.

This is confirmed. :thumbu:

vancityluongo
02-04-2008, 05:13 PM
I'm in. Team coming shortly. Also, I may need a co-GM, so PM me if interested! :)

vancityluongo
02-04-2008, 05:21 PM
I'll roll with Alfredshems IK, otherwise known nowadays as MODO hockey.

The_Hockey_Guy18
02-04-2008, 05:59 PM
Me and pits will be known as:

http://www.bushparty.com/img/hockeylogos/labla79.gif
The Los Angeles Blades

Spitfire11
02-04-2008, 06:06 PM
So who's going in as the Oilers? :naughty:

I'll sit this one out, although there's still a handful a nice players on my list.

VanIslander
02-04-2008, 06:08 PM
there's still a handful a nice players on my list.
PM the names to one of the teams! (maybe to the poodle)

vancityluongo
02-06-2008, 06:07 PM
I'm bumping this, (if that's all right mods)...we still need a 9th (10th) team to go with even numbers...

VanIslander
02-06-2008, 06:10 PM
I'm bumping this, (if that's all right mods)...we still need a 9th (10th) team to go with even numbers...
Deadline to join is Friday night.

I'm sure we'll get one more team by then.

pappyline
02-06-2008, 07:34 PM
Deadline to join is Friday night.

I'm sure we'll get one more team by then.
If you still need someone, I will go in as the Chicago Cougars.

VanIslander
02-06-2008, 08:35 PM
If you still need someone, I will go in as the Chicago Cougars.
:bow: Welcome Great Experienced One.

Hawkman
02-06-2008, 09:02 PM
:bow: Welcome Great Experienced One.Agreed. Also, I will enjoy the debates if you and 70s Lord match up. ;)

ck26
02-07-2008, 08:25 AM
GrowlWhat the hell.... BulldogsFalconsTHE AMERICANADIANSkingsI'll roll with Alfredshems IK, otherwise known nowadays as MODO hockey.

Me and pits will be known as:The Los Angeles Blades

If you still need someone, I will go in as the Chicago Cougars.One blatant attempt to steal some glory off the Edina Hornets ... these teams are all cute, but nobody has anything on the Malta Maltese!

seventieslord
02-07-2008, 01:28 PM
Call me the Regina Cougars.

Thanks!

VanIslander
02-07-2008, 05:46 PM
I thought it remarkable that there were two Moose Jaw teams in the ML draft. But now I think it was no coincidence.

In the AAA draft there will be two Los Angeles teams? :whaaa?: Two teams nicknamed Cougars? :doh:

...


Copycats! :ipeace

vancityluongo
02-07-2008, 07:18 PM
When are we starting this thing?

seventieslord
02-07-2008, 10:21 PM
I didn't even notice that there was another team called cougars.

Call us the Regina Potholes.

pitseleh
02-07-2008, 11:19 PM
I thought it remarkable that there were two Moose Jaw teams in the ML draft. But now I think it was no coincidence.

In the AAA draft there will be two Los Angeles teams? :whaaa?: Two teams nicknamed Cougars? :doh:

...


Copycats! :ipeace

We're just following the lead of the Roughriders/Rough Riders dichotomy.

VanIslander
02-08-2008, 08:58 AM
It's important that we don't forget about the MLD playoffs...

So let's set the AAA draft start date as the day AFTER the end of the first round of the Atd-ML playoffs (which probably will be next weekend or a week Monday).
:thumbu:

VanIslander
02-10-2008, 06:20 PM
JFF says he'll post the ML first round of the playoffs results Monday.

So the AAA draft will begin Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. eastern!

Rules: No trading picks. Absolutely no early picks. The draft day begins at 9:00 am eastern. If you miss a day, you can make the pick up whenever. No changing of picks until the add/drop period at the end of the draft. Any player from any era not drafted in the ATD8 or ML8 draft is available (except for Art Chapman who broke a leg this season in the ML). Ideally, the picks will be of overlooked gems who should have been selected in the ML Draft and maybe a few arguably main draft possibilities in the future. 12 players to be picked: 6 forwards, 3 defensemen, 1 goalie and 2 free picks (goalie depth, role player, extra centers, coach, whatever).

AAA Draft Schedule

Tuesday, February 12th - First round picks
Wednesday, February 13th - Second round picks
Thursday, February 14th - Third round picks
Friday, February 15th - Fourth round picks
Saturday February 16th - Fifth round picks
Sunday, February 17th - Sixth round picks
Monday, February 18th - Seventh round picks
Tuesday, February 19th - Eighth round picks
Wednesday, February 20th - Ninth round picks
Thursday, February 21st - Tenth round picks
Friday, February 22nd - Eleventh round picks
Saturday, February 23rd - Twelfth round picks
Sunday, February 24th - Ensure picks are finished, add/drop day.
Monday, February 25th - Voting begins on best 12-man group of all-time picks, all-star team selections (F-F-F-D-D-G and maybe Coach or just Extra)

chaosrevolver
02-10-2008, 08:19 PM
JFF says he'll post the ML first round of the playoffs results Monday.

So the AAA draft will begin Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. eastern!

Rules: No trading picks. Absolutely no early picks. The draft day begins at 9:00 am eastern. If you miss a day, you can make the pick up whenever. No changing of picks until the add/drop period at the end of the draft. Any player from any era not drafted in the ATD8 or ML8 draft is available (except for Art Chapman who broke a leg this season in the ML). Ideally, the picks will be of overlooked gems who should have been selected in the ML Draft and maybe a few arguably main draft possibilities in the future. 12 players to be picked: 6 forwards, 3 defensemen, 1 goalie and 2 free picks (goalie depth, role player, extra centers, coach, whatever).

AAA Draft Schedule

Tuesday, February 12th - First round picks
Wednesday, February 13th - Second round picks
Thursday, February 14th - Third round picks
Friday, February 15th - Fourth round picks
Saturday February 16th - Fifth round picks
Sunday, February 17th - Sixth round picks
Monday, February 18th - Seventh round picks
Tuesday, February 19th - Eighth round picks
Wednesday, February 20th - Ninth round picks
Thursday, February 21st - Tenth round picks
Friday, February 22nd - Eleventh round picks
Saturday, February 23rd - Twelfth round picks
Sunday, February 24th - Ensure picks are finished, add/drop day.
Monday, February 25th - Voting begins on best 12-man group of all-time picks, all-star team selections (F-F-F-D-D-G and maybe Coach or just Extra)Only 12?

VanIslander
02-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Only 12?
If the MAJORITY (at least six teams) want to do a full 24-pick team then we can do that.

Otherwise, this is designed to be about a g.m. stocking the minors with depth picks, not with any intention to win a championship at that AAA, 2nd-tier minors level, but to get quality ice time for great players (call-up players), just like with any top pro organization. DON'T make a pick based on line chemistry; instead, make the 12 Best Picks Available (BPAs). Afterwards we'll judge the best individual players (all-star team) as well as best group of depth prospects (Best Depth G.M. Award).

chaosrevolver
02-10-2008, 08:31 PM
If the MAJORITY (at least six teams) want to do a full 24-pick team then we can do that.

Otherwise, this is designed to be about a g.m. stocking the minors with depth picks, not with any intention to win a championship at that AAA, 2nd-tier minors level, but to get quality ice time for great players (call-up players), just like with any top pro organization. DON'T make a pick based on line chemistry; instead, pick the 12 Best Picks Available (BPAs). Afterwards we'll judge the best individual players as well as best group of depth prospects.I see...ok.

Hawkman
02-10-2008, 08:32 PM
If the MAJORITY (at least six teams) want to do a full 24-pick team then we can do that.I don't.

VanIslander
02-10-2008, 08:37 PM
I don't.
I don't either, partly because the playoffs take time and under the present simple arrangement, we'll have everything wrapped up by the end of February. It'd be nice not to go into March at all.

But we can vote on what to do: full teams or as it is

so far

24/full team & playoffs: 1 vote
12-man depth chart: 2 votes

pappyline
02-10-2008, 08:42 PM
I don't either, partly because the playoffs take time and under the present simple arrangement, we'll have everything wrapped up by the end of February. It'd be nice not to go into March at all.

But we can vote on what to do: full teams or as it is

so far

24/full team & playoffs: 1 vote
12-man depth chart: 2 votes
12 man depth chart is my vote. I only joined because it was simple.

pitseleh
02-10-2008, 08:48 PM
I'm for a 12 man draft as well.

chaosrevolver
02-10-2008, 08:53 PM
Oh I wasnt necessarily against 12-man thats just what I was expecting.

papershoes
02-10-2008, 09:02 PM
i vote for 12-man rosters as well...

VanIslander
02-10-2008, 09:04 PM
that 5th vote settles it.... we'll go with it AS IS: 12-man depth chart