MLD 2011 - Sign-Up Thread

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  1. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor Registered User

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    I think it's about time we start to get this going, (I assume this is alright that I go ahead with this, if not seventies can remove the thread until a later date, but it seems necessary at this point.) We're due for an ATD finish within the next two weeks or so, so the MLD is right now planned for the beginning of July. So post in this thread what team you'd like to draft with, and include in your post if you will be co-managing with someone, or you'd like the assistance of a co-manager.

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    ATD-ML 2011 - THE MINOR LEAGUE DRAFT

    Drafting those all-time greats overlooked in the main ATD

    Sign-up Thread
    Dwight & Velociraptor - New New York Awesome Express
    tony d - Garnish Dragons
    DaveG - Warroad Lakers
    BiLLY_ShOE1721 - Philadelphia Quakers
    seventieslord - Regina Capitals
    markrander87 & Stoneberg - Halifax Sleepwatchers
    vecens24 & TheDevilMadeMe - Eden Hall Warriors
    SuperSwede21 - West Coast Phantoms - (& Dreakmur?) - TEAM STATUS IN QUESTION
    Reds4Life & jkrx - Detroit Red Wings
    Reen Machine - Montreal Bad Habits
    Iain Fyffe - Brandon Shamrocks
    Tom ServoMST3K - Winnipeg Falcons
    TheJudge - Saskatoon Quakers
    Selfish Man - Pittsburgh Hornets

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    Below are VI's copied rules from last year, rule changes are open and we can discuss anything we feel is necessary to change.

     
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  2. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor Registered User

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    tony d Registered User Sponsor

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    I can confirm that once again myself and Dave will be entering a team in this, team name unknown at this point, looking forward to it.
     
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    BillyShoe1721 Terriers

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    I'll be the Philadelphia Quakers

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  5. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    After a 1000-pick ATD 2011, the MLD 2011 ought to be epic! :handclap:

    ... :( Yeah...

    Enjoy it guys.
     
  6. seventieslord

    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    Well over a month before the MLD will begin?

    Little early for this.... I'll reopen it later.
     
  7. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor Registered User

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    We're aiming to start and the end of June! Last week as it looks right now, so anybody who is interested please post on this thread!
     
  8. Dreakmur

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    Count me in.
     
  9. seventieslord

    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    Count me in as well.

    Regina Capitals.

    VR, if you are stepping up to run it, that's fine. (I don't know if that's what you meant by starting the signup thread or not)

    Otherwise, I volunteer to run it, as long as you guys will have me.

    One proposed rule change - 25 rounds went very well in the ATD - let's do it again in the MLD. Also, the rules didn't say it, but we did vote on a full all-star squad last time, and should do it again this time.

    We had 16 teams last time, which was a record. Let's really push for 20. Anyone thinking of signing up with a co-GM... do you REALLY need one? Split up if you can!
     
  10. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    I know I won't be running anything or having my own team, but could I be

    a) a co-GM?
    b) an assistant GM? (advisor to a particular team if a GM wants it but not official pick announcer)
    or
    c) a general consultant? (whenever anyone wants to)

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  11. TheDevilMadeMe

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    I'm not even sure if I'm going to be a part of the MLD, but I would think that the extent to which your various aliases voted for each other should probably be better known before any decisions are made.
     
  12. Velociraptor

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    I'm definitely down for being a big part of it, you can still be the general commissioner, and I think I'd rather that as well, but I'll make the majority of draft threads and take part in the deciding of rules if that's cool with everyone.
     
  13. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    1. Both times I won the MLD championship were years before that (co-GMships with Nayld Psycho and Hockey Outsider) when I had outsiders administer the voting process (BM67 the first time and JohnFlyersFan the second time). I didn't count votes myself because I wanted a fair, impartial process.
    2. I voted with ZM or VI but not with both except I believe the one time the ZM team was not getting any respect (a regretful impulsive mistake). Nothing came of it.
    3. I never at any time intended to cheat anyone out of anything. I've always thought the draft should be about the drafting of players itself, appreciating historical figures one digs up info on.
    4. I'll only participate to the degree that you unanimously agree to. One objection of course ought to be enough to nix my participation. I'm hoping those who join MLD might allow my limited involvement. A respected veteran GM has already contacted me to be involved and I'll accept in the capacity to which I am allowed.
     
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  14. Velociraptor

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    seventieslord will be the commissioner of the 2011 Minor League Draft

    I will be frequently helping out, as I'll have a lot of time on my hands in the summer, working and doing archiving at a local firm.

    Some rules to be discussed/revised, we should assemble a rule committee once we have more noted participants.

    - Duration of the draft (25 seems to be a good idea, I'm down for it)
    - 20 teams would be a great goal, I vote two conferences and four divisions, five teams per division. If not we can just aim for 16 and do four teams per division.
    - All-Star voting is a great idea as well, I'm also for this.
    - Trading. Deciding whether we'd like to trade or not, we were able to trade last time around, but I can't recall trading activity being very frequent and it went rather smoothly, we can dictate this as well.
    - Time windows for picks, from what I know, seventies is going on vacation around the end of August, and I will also be going away around the same time, not sure of my dates. But I think we could have the draft finished in a month or less, and the playoffs done in even less time. Pending on how sign-up goes. June 27th, 2011 can be a tentative start date for the MLD.
    - Era requirements, neat addition, we can discuss it.

    Let me or 70's know if you'd like to be a part of rule discussion.
     
  15. Dreakmur

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    Agreed

    Every time we push for more teams, we end up getting screwed at the end. We should go with as many QUALITY GMs as we can get.

    Agreed

    Trades in the MLD are less common. I don't see the need to make restrictions. A trade committee or veto process is in order just in case.

    Sounds good

    Don't care either way.
     
  16. Dreakmur

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    Well, I'll take a name from a league I've always wanted to learn more about....

    Michigan Soo Indians

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  17. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Seeing the likes of Didier Pitre, Jack Laviolette and the town's own homegrown Taffy Abel, Michigan Soo was an original 1904 member of the International Professional Hockey League.

    Historical team names are awesome!
     
  18. Dreakmur

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    It will hopefully give me a good reason to look through some old newspaper archives.

    While researching Hod and Bruce Stuart, I found that a lot of the American papers did better write-ups than their Canadian counterparts.
     
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    Can't even recall if trading was allowed last time. We may as well allow it though, in case there are people interested. We had trading in MLD11, and there was one trade.... maybe two.

    Sounds good. If it goes long, I can easily pass off vote collection to someone else... but I don't think I will have to.

    It's not an addition, we've always had it. But I personally don't care either way. I always meet the requirements, without even thinking about it. I imagine that most do as well. I think if someone wants to go all-modern... do so at your own peril. You won't win that way.

    I agree, but keep in mind I'm not really looking for any NEW GMs. My goal would be to see 20 of the 40 from the ATD stick around for the next phase.
     
  20. Dreakmur

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    How many votes were we getting in the play-offs? That's probably the best number we can hope for here.

    Last MLD had a record number of teams because it was decided that there would be a long lay-off before the next ATD.
     
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    I'd like to participate, but I'd need a good assistant GM with me I think to be even close to effective in something like this.
     
  22. seventieslord

    seventieslord Student Of The Game

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    perhaps. But the layoff is just as long this time, and if a set percentage is going to be interested in participating, that pool that the percentage is drawn from is bigger.
     
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    Mark and I will be teaming up again. Both a little too busy to go it alone.

    Team name TBD.
     
  24. Dwight

    Dwight The French Tickler

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    I confirm - let the boys of summer reunite!

    MadArcand, we comin' for you!
     
  25. Dreakmur

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    What do you mean by effective? Even if you think winning is that measure of effectiveness, I think you'll be fine. You've shown a very good base of knowledge for a rookie here, and there's no reason you couldn't do well on your own.

    For me, the MLD is about getting guys moved up into the main draft. Regardless of whether you win or lose here, you'll know what kind of job you really did next draft... when the MLD guys start moving up into the ATD.
     

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