Discussion in 'HFNHL Talk' started by Ohio Jones, Mar 18, 2007.
Martin Gerber has the Phoenix Coyotes on a - count 'em - 9 game winning streak...
Sure ... rub it in. He shut the Wings out 1-0 the other day
As for the best one in history, I'll put my pickup of Martin St. Louis, before he broke out, in for that crown
Doesn't count if you then trade him away before he breaks out...
Well, somebody got Brian Gionta in the waiver draft my first year in the league....some new moron GM of the Devils forgot to protect him
Luck I didn't get fired for that one
That was one of the many forced waiver draft trades I had to do over the years unfortunately. He was definitely on the 'uptick' at the time and while I would have liked to have held on to him, that was back when we still had waiver drafts and I wasn't going to be able to protect him.
Shawn Horcoff was another example of a guy I had to trade, not b/c I didn't believe in him, but b/c he was avictim of the numbers game when you could only protect 12 forwards.
Prospecting was so much harder back then with the waiver draft forcing you to either protect a starting roster player or one of your up and comers.
Well, I at least traded him away (for what? Probably the provernial bag o'pucks...), but he exploded pretty much the next season, so I feel your pain.
The waiver draft was indeed a p.i.t.a., but it was also one of the more interesting days in the GM calendar, when struggling teams could remake a portion of their roster on journeymen, long-shots and gambles and hope they panned out. I miss it (probably because I never had enough veteran depth for it to be a real issue for me... )