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10-11-2012, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
That's a lot of smoke, and that could mean there's fire there. But it could just be a coincidence, and you got a bunch of guys who used to be ATDers and rightfully fell down a level.
[indulging an off-topic tangent for a moment]

That's probably true of a couple, but in most cases their overall ATD selection range hasn't dropped as much as it would appear.

"ATD Forwards"
Nilsson - 468, 617, 810
Horvath - 720, 806, 833
Burns - 715, 641, 865
Dornhoefer - 545, 557, 874
Scanlan - 859, 838, 897
Kehoe - 936, 938, 938
Juneau - 1070, 1000, 970
Bernier - 1070, 895, 1130
Henning - 967, 1003, 1145

Just the defense
Maxwell - 633, 686, 842
Guevremont - 1006, 1015, 906
Kiessling - 889, 864, 929
Ellett - 944, 776, 961
Langlois - 1156, 882, 1025
Butcher - 1100, 1148, 1129
Brown - 1009, 1149, 1183
Swift - 801, 824, 1084


Most of these players were selected in the same 100-200 pick range in all three drafts. Kehoe was incredibly consistent. The biggest faller from three years ago was Nilsson, and that's going to happen with a top-line forward who doesn't quite crack the ATD top lines.


[back on-topic]

Compare to my opponent.

"ATD forwards"
Kerr - 757, 748, 836

Defense
Campbell - 911, 1036, 807
Brydge - 1261, 1111, 871
Graham - undrafted, 1258, 903
Traub - 1221, 1174, 964
Trapp - 1175, 1059, 996
Tallon - 1067, 1101, 1135
Siltanen - 961, 1090, 1189
Winters - 894, 1298, 1190
Watson - 1293, 1350, 1143

My point in listing these is to illustrate that even if my opponent wants to fight this battle in fantasy land, I can win there too. By invoking the collective opinion as to what constitutes an ATD'er, he is giving me the opportunity to show that collective opinion has held my players in higher esteem.

On a more productive note, I'd very much like to know how Medicine Hat justifies moving guys like Graham and Brydge up by over 300 spots.

Note: I had to cut and paste several spreadsheets to get these numbers, so I own any mistakes that might have been made in the final order. Shouldn't be anything substantial.


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