The MLD 2012 Thread I
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07-13-2012, 05:56 AM
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The MLD 2012 Thread I
the draft is on
The draft will last 25 rounds. You must draft 2 goalies, 6 defensemen, 12 forwards and a coach, with 4 additional picks to be used for whatever position(s) you want.
Trading is allowed. Trades must be equal in numbers, 2 picks for 2 picks, 1 player and a pick for 2 picks, and so on. Really lopsided trades can be vetoed. Rounds 16/17 through 24/25 will be double picks per round.
The time limit is 12 hours for picks in the first two rounds. If you miss a time window don't panic, just make up the pick ASAP. You can PM your preferred pick to someone beforehand and they can make the pick for you.
Suggestion: POST A REASON OR STATISTIC OR DESCRIPTION WITH YOUR PICK to aid discussion and let us know a bit about the pick, as many may not be household names, especially from other eras.
You must PM the next GM after your selection. And please post a notice to that effect on the draft thread to ensure a smooth flow to the draft.
Any player from any league or era are eligible as long as they were not drafted in the ATD 2012. As soon as a pick is posted, the next team's clock will begin even if an ineligible player is chosen: the pick will simply be made up as soon as possible.
Player selection should be based on what they have done (the 'next best' draft, so to speak, the greatest all-time careers not honored by being picked in the main ATD 2012 draft), and not what they will do in the future, though it's understood that there is a bit of historical hypothetical projection with players whose careers were cut short by injury.
Absolutely no dropping of players: once drafted they are drafted, but players could be traded if team needs change. At the end of the draft a team could pick up an undrafted UFA and simply discard a draft pick.
The number of teams that make the playoffs will depend on the number that qualify for the postseason. To qualify, a team must meet this all-time draft roster condition: Have on the team at least ONE player from each of the following all-time hockey periods:
1916 or earlier
in 2012 (ANY active/nonretired pro player with 300-plus games pro experience regardless of when he began his career)
The very first game ever played in a top pro league defines which time period for the required condition (so, an eighties player whose NHL or SEL rookie season started in 1979 would meet the 1966-79 time period requirement).
On another front, there will be an all-star team of 1LW, 1RW, 1C, 2D, 1G, and 1Coach voted on after the regular season.
The Sir Montagu Allan Division
TheDevilMadeMe & Dreakmur -
BringBackScuderi & vecens24 -
The Mickey Ion Division
Selfish Man -
Mike Farkas -
Medicine Hat Tricks
tony D -
Winston-Salem Polar Twins
Troll Ward -
Velociraptor & Dwight -
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