MLD 2010 DRAFT Part I
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06-11-2010, 03:01 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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I'm really surprised that YOU of all people would say this.
So they have to have won a retro trophy? or have been a PCHA all-star? How many NHL trophy winners are still available, or even runners-up? How many postseason all-stars from the NHL are left? That's simply not the caliber of player that we're looking at anymore. We're taking the "next best" and just like there are "next best" players in modern times, there were back then too.
You are right. There are easily enough players who started before 1916 to meet the requirement. Easily.
I don't, and never have, looked at the era requirement. I will just meet it "naturally" by filling my team up with the best possible players when I select.
My argument would be that the calibre of players of the non-retro trophy/non-PCHA are quite inferior to the non-NHL trophy and All-Star winners available. This is because of the NHL guys, we have more info on them than the "next best" pre-1916 guys. And just because some of the remaining guys have been selected in an MLD before, does not mean they should have been there.
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