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  1. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor Registered User

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    Unsure of rules, but thought I'd get a head count of who is in. Me and seventies discussed we'd be happy with ten teams. So we'll see how the recruitment goes. As of right now, we plan on beginning on October 1st, 2011

    Velociraptor - St. John's Ice Caps
    BiLLY_ShOE1721 - Philadelphia Sting
    seventieslord - Regina Pat Canadians
    Reen Machine - Montreal Jack of Diamonds
    tony d - Garnish Pride
    Modo - Dawson City Nuggets
    jkrx - Detroit Cougars
    Bring Back Scuderi - Quad City Mallards
    DaveG & VanIslander - HC Davos
    TheDevilMadeMe & chaosrevolver - TBD

    Looking for/to be a co-manager: markrander87
     
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  2. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor Registered User

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    I'll take the reins of my new hometown team, the St. John's Ice Caps

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  3. BillyShoe1721

    BillyShoe1721 Terriers

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    Continuing my tradition of Philadelphia-based teams, I'll be the Philadelphia Sting, a former professional roller hockey team.

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  4. seventieslord

    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    ten teams? The more, the better!

    count me in. Team name TBD.
     
  5. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Gawd it'll be good! :m-beard: The AAA is where future MLD picks are born!

    Enjoy it guys. See you next year.
     
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    I will not be participating. I'll be taking GREs, lots of credit hours, and trying to pass an advanced Portuguese test. Plate is a little full and I'm a little burned out. I want to be ready for the big boy in January.
     
  7. BenchBrawl

    BenchBrawl joueur de hockey

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    I'm in.
     
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    tony d Registered User Sponsor

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    I'm in as well and will be the Garnish Pride.

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    Count me out.
     
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    I didn't really enjoy the AAA draft last year - I felt that when we get this low, there's a tendency to go searching for obscure stats to create artificial distinctions between players.

    But I'll be following what you guys do. There are definitely at least a few players and coaches left who are worth remembering. The rare finds (such as when my partner Dreakmur "discovered" Jiri Lala in the AAA and VI "discovered" Billy Breen in the AA) are what make it worth doing this thing IMO.
     
  11. BenchBrawl

    BenchBrawl joueur de hockey

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    to be 100% honest im just doing this to pass time until the next ATD.

    wont put that much effort into it.
     
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    Heh, I always enter the MLD or AAA saying I won't put much effort into it, then my OCD takes over.
     
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    BenchBrawl joueur de hockey

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    when is the next ATD anyway? january 1st?

    im already preparing for it.
     
  14. BillyShoe1721

    BillyShoe1721 Terriers

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    Some time in the very early year, likely January.
     
  15. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    I agree.

    BTW, I also "discovered" the captain of your MLD 2011 championship Eden Hall Warriors last year: Walt Buswell :naughty: not to mention Bingo Kampman from MLD 2011 finalist Regina Capitals. I was primed to announce further discoveries this year, but alas, I shall next year after I've paid my dues. I've had plenty of time for research reading this year!
     
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    gotta love when you find a guy one year then the next he moves up to being a solid MLDer if not outright to the ATD like Eldebrink did from the team Tony and I put together.

    anyway, I'm in if someone wants a co-GM, but with the schedule I have for work and practicing/performing with a couple ensembles I just don't have the same research time I did before to justify running a team solo.
     
  17. seventieslord

    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    Buswell and Kampman became excellent picks once the all-star voting came to light! (incredible for the AAA level - not that they will ever be there again)
     
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    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    They were not AAA. They were in the AA. :naughty: Rounds 8 and 14 of the 2010 Double-A Draft to be exact (the same draft as Billy Breen, Alex Levinsky and another guy I was jacked to uncover but hasn't been drafted this year - yet).

    The bios I presented on them last year made me excited about them without knowing at all all-star voting numbers.

    Here are the 2010 Double-A Draft bios I'd done:

     
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    That kind of terminology can be used to describe a lot of nondescript 3rd pairing modern defensemen. Obviously the fact that they frequently showed up in allstar voting shows that these attributes were so profound that they were considered among the better players of their day. Without that, what makes them demonstrably different from richard matvichuk and curt giles? Without that proof, they were aaa/aa picks. In retrospect, they were incredible picks but no one could have known that a year ago.
     
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    Similarly, I uncovered Jack Portland in my A draft research last year. Now he was good enough to be the #3 (some would say #2) of a mld finalist. The rrason? Allstar voting was uncovered. Otherwise I can't justify drafting him for a team any better than aa level.
     
  21. BenchBrawl

    BenchBrawl joueur de hockey

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    My team will be:

    The Montreal Jacks of Diamond

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  22. Dr Pepper

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    The Dawson City Nuggets might be interested in joining this draft, if you'll let me. :D
     
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    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    Absolutely!
     
  24. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    I'd love to manage a team if there are no concerns.
     
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    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    Guys, this by no means makes him eligible for the ATD if he joins here. But VI's presence in the AAA would make it a better draft. Does anyone object to him participating in this? I do not. If you do, you don't have to say so publicly, just send me a PM.
     

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