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10-12-2011, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by VanSciver View Post
In the World of Pro Hockey, when a GM puts a team together, drafts players, signs free agents, trades players. Aren't the results of those moves always speculative? So what is the GM basing those moves on, what reasons does he have for making those moves? What the player has done in the past. So one can reasonably say, although with some speculation. That upgrading a position can produce better results for his team in the future.

Of course. That is the expectancy. But reality is far more complicated. We know that the best roster doesn't always win. The GM deals in a speculative world, but he knows that the players perform in a real one. The relationship between these two things is not necessarily a simple one.

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