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05-30-2008, 12:38 PM
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All Time Draft Book

Who would be interested in pursuing the idea to write a book about the all time draft teams players and results?

All GM's who particpate would share in any potential profits. Those who choose not to participate would sign a waiver form.

I would like 32 GM's to be part of the process so we can draft as many players as possible.

The draft for the book would have ot be conducted off HF. I love hockeys future but I wouldn't want to give all profits from my work to another source; however, I am not opposed to advertising hockeys future in the book pages. Infact I think we should for free.

If your interested in this project

email me:

leafsdomain@hotmail.com or paul_east2@hotmail.com

All the best

Paul Capstick

12 GM's seem to have interest.


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05-30-2008, 01:14 PM
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Ill talk to you tonight on MSN LL.

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I think you're onto something Leaf Lander and done right, it would be a unique and extremely interesting read. Just not sure what contribution you'd want from me and how to go about it doing it right?

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We need to generate interest, start discussion and plan it accordingly all while taking our time.

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Gm's so far have entertained the idea of being part of the book:

8 gm's now.


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I don't know of any other place that has so many incredible hockey historians in one place. If we all got on the same page with this, I think it's a hell of an idea.

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Not sure what this would entail, but I'm intrigued.

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Yeah I have no idea either but I'm always willing to help

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I'd love to be the writer on this and part of the process. It'll be fun and I don't really care about money.

Does anyone have all the past ATD threads archived somewhere?

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I'd be up for helping out too, though I'm not sure how much I can contribute.

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Who the hell would buy a book about a fantasy draft on a website? I mean am I missing something here or is that what you are proposing?

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05-30-2008, 07:20 PM
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I dont want to give my ideas away on here

but you could make that work!

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Who the hell would buy a book about a fantasy draft on a website? I mean am I missing something here or is that what you are proposing?
I think it is more about the history of hockey and the views from people who are very educated with the building process of the NHL. People like VanI, GBC, LL, just to name a few.

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I think it is more about the history of hockey and the views from people who are very educated with the building process of the NHL. People like VanI,...
There's such an NHL bias to the draft, for the most part, that the ATDs to date could not be the foundation for what I've been thinking for a while could be a Top-1000 Hockey Players of All Time book unless it wasn't ranked, more divided by position, style of play, etc. The last few MLDs would be crucial for such a project, as many all-time greats slip through the cracks. Still, this forum has been more about the process of discovering the history of hockey. Some of the issues about cross-era comparisons are interesting tidbits that could be expanded on, or an imaginative book "What if...?" could work if it invites the reader to do likewise. A website or all-time draft computer game seems more relevant (when I joined these ATDs back in 2004 I thought doing an FHL fantasy game would be a lot of fun, spending months debating SP, SK, DF ratings, coming up with crossgenerational formulas and tweakings of SC, PA, OV).

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ATD teams and results? ... that would make FI#2's post apt:

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Who the hell would buy a book about a fantasy draft on a website? I mean am I missing something here or is that what you are proposing?


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On second thought...

An imaginative season and postseason of all-time greats, written in great detail, with historical anecdotes, stats, and arguments about cross-era considerations, could be an interesting read: written in a sort of magical realism style as if REALLY HAPPENED.

It could be a history of hockey project cast in an original form.

Hmmm...

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On second thought...

An imaginative season and postseason of all-time greats, written in great detail, with historical anecdotes, stats, and arguments about cross-era considerations, could be an interesting read: written in a sort of magical realism style as if REALLY HAPPENED.

It could be a history of hockey project cast in an original form.

Hmmm...
Actually, that's precisely the angle I was intending to write it up with if given the chance.

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Not sure what this would entail, but I'm intrigued.
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05-31-2008, 12:14 AM
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Predictions for this fantasy season.

Mario Lemieux gets hurt. Grant Fuhr makes dramatic saves in game 7. Marcel Dionne sucks in the playoffs. Otherwise underwhelming players are heroic. Faults in older players are ignored because they simply weren't adequately documented. We -- a group that's almost entirely under 40 -- try to imagine what would have happened when players we never saw and many of whom never even heard of each other magically played the same game.

I enjoy the ATD threads as a fun excuse to research and learn some hockey history ... but let's tone this down and scale this back a few ... to think that people would pay money to read it ... eh ... OK ... good luck ...

I want to finish the top 100 list because I like where that's going. I'm semi-interested in the idea of expanding that further, provided the process change a bit. But that's another discussion ... this book ... yeah, OK ...

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05-31-2008, 12:49 AM
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The idea of writing about series would be very small

I myself think the players and how the draft breaks down is much much more important.

all I can say is don't diss what you don't know anything about

You have no idea about how the draft will be go and it will go over well because we have an idea for an executive.

We plan on improving the draft process.

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You have no idea about how the draft will be go and it will go over well because we have an idea for an executive.

We plan on improving the draft process.
Dang. I was actually hoping I would be able to run the next ones as well. I've really enjoyed doing this one.

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05-31-2008, 02:09 AM
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Dang. I was actually hoping I would be able to run the next ones as well. I've really enjoyed doing this one.
msn is set up differently

I dont plan on moving the draft from hf
(Just for the book because of intellectual rights)

this is the draft home and peopel will be encouraged to go here!!

This was the garden of eden for the draft.

It evolved here and will stay here

but doing something like a book will give you me and everyoneelse involved a ever lasting legacy.

If you want to be part of the book great! If you dont but want to be involved in the book but want to partipate the draft for the book awsome!

At the end of the draft we will get you to sign a waiver.

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but doing something like a book will give you me and everyoneelse involved a ever lasting legacy.

If you want to be part of the book great! If you dont but want to be involved in the book but want to partipate the draft for the book awsome!

At the end of the draft we will get you to sign a waiver.
The book will be for future drafts, not this one?

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I will only participate in this project if you are the copy editor, Paul.

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05-31-2008, 03:59 AM
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The book will be for future drafts, not this one?
it will be based on one draft

a draft not started yet.

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