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AEWHistory

Member Since 29 Apr 2009
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In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

21 July 2014 - 11:09 PM

Because you can't read?  You asked a blanket question about how can people question scouts.  You know how I can?  Because the Devils have an absolute garbage record at drafting physical D in the last 15 years.  Basically every pick has been a bust, with some of them graduating to being fringe NHLers.  Do the Devils overvalue physicality?  I don't know, because I don't know their methods, but I would assume yes.
 
Sometimes people lose the whole picture by being too close to it, and scouting is one of the professions where I imagine this happens all the time.  Good scouting departments have to be constantly questioning their assumptions about what makes a good player.  So yeah, I don't know what goes on at the rink in Albany, and I'm not privy to player/scout interviews, but more information can easily be bad when that information misleads or is thought to be important when it isn't.


Is there a good comparative analysis of draft success out there? Specifically, something that would allow one to compare team-by-team success during certain periods, but also to compare same team success across different periods?

The reason I bring this up is that I would argue, just from my subjective POV, that the Devils drafting history of the past 15 years is much worse than just with physical def. Compared to the '90s it is almost as if we have a completely different GM with a completely difficerent scout support system. To me this indicates that something has changed and not for the better. OTOH, I'd like to really see just how much better or worse we are rather than going on my subjective assessment.

In Topic: Predict Marty's future role with the Devils

14 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

Where's the option for mascot?

In Topic: Let's start a pool of where Brodeur will end up

19 June 2014 - 02:41 AM

I'm gonna say Montreal just for the neat story of Marty having been a Habs fan growing up. Apparently he wanted to play for them as a kid. Of course who didn't back then? They aren't the same franchise.

In Topic: Stanley Cups Won vs. Projected

16 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

Can't help but feel bad for St Louis fans. Great group of fans that deserve better.


Yea, but you gotta admit they've been a great feeder system for us.... ;)

In Topic: So Apparently The Rumor Is Kovy Could Be Coming Back

16 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

The By-Laws say that their ultimate interpretation is entirely in the Commissioner's hands.  The only recourse that the owners have would be to fire him.


Ok then, I'm fine with firing Bettman..... I don't care so much about Kovy, but if he gives a good excuse for dumping Bettman then I am wildly pro-Kovy!
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