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04-20-2011, 02:13 AM
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vancityluongo
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I have absolutely no idea what this comment is supposed to mean.
What is this whole "integrity" of the draft? When was it established? When the ATD started, some 8-9 years ago? The ATD is a completely different ballgame from when it started. LL is the only guy who has been through every one of these, and while that's hardly relevant, it emphasizes the point that this ATD 2011 is not ATD 1. I don't know about anyone else, but I think as over time this draft has changed, the expectation of it has changed too. We've had almost a complete turnover of GM's since the start, so doesn't it make sense that expectations and standards don't stay identical throughout, for better or for worse? Unless I have the definition of integrity screwed up, wouldn't that change as time progresses too, if it even exists hypothetically?

If this stunt was pulled 6 years ago, would anyone have cared? Not at all, because there was no playoffs. Now, it's obviously a big deal.

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