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  1. Prolix

    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    But that is the least likely outcome. You can't do serious long-term planning for a team based around literal chance. Yzerman has to make choices now based around the roster now and the prospects in the system now.
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    2020 Offseason Rebuild Thread

    (Great post, sorry to extract just the last bit to respond to.) The big question, as I see it, is: does making the playoffs this season improve our long-term chances of being a consistently competitive hockey team? where "competitive" = challenging for Stanley Cups.
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    Grade The Offseason 2019: Yzerman's Opening Moves

    Wait, what?
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    2020 Tank

    Blashill is still the coach.
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    Nicknames for the Noobs

    I can't believe this needs pointing out, but... "heil" does not mean "holy" in German (that would be "heilig"). It means "hail". As in "Hail, Caesar!", and other well-known but less tasteful derivatives thereof. But yes, Seider would be the occupational surname for a silk trader ("Seide"+"r"). Edit: Also, let's please not try and make "heil Seider!" a thing.
  6. And fewer assets. What 'advantage' does a still-rebuilding team get from 'one more year of him be younger'? If management is convinced he wants to come to Detroit, they'll wait for him.
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    2019 Draft

    It seems to me that "hype and expectations" are a very bad metric by which to assess the success/failure of young players. The pick is gone. The only thing that matters at this point is obtaining maximum return out of the player who is now in the system. In some cases that might mean getting a trade return while the player is still overvalued based on the hype!, but other than that it makes no difference where a player was "projected" to play. You turn them into the best player they can become, because that is what is best for the team. Draftees not reaching their projected potential is in most cases pure chaos and beyond that an issue with scouting/recruitment, not the individual. The only way a player can truly "bust", imo, is if they never make it to the NHL level - which I believe is a point only you are making ("30% chance"). This is the same argument people have about AA: "we thought he would be X and he's Y!" Who cares? You have Y player. Use him. If he's not useful, get rid of him. But until you do that's still a playing asset. (Players getting fat contracts based solely on hype! is the other possible negative outcome, but again that's an institutional issue, not a player issue.) (Edit: Also, player output at the ages of 18/19 is almost certainly not a reliable indicator of where they will be in 1, 3, 5, 8, etc. years.)
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    Trash removal delayed 2 years

    Not to cherry pick this conversation, but tbf that seems like a good way for a coach to end up without a job... Happens in every sport. If the players quit on you it's your job on the line, not theirs.
  9. Try not to sound so gleeful.
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    2019 Draft

    Think of it this way: would you rather that the young players who will be taking over the mantle in the next year or two be showing no signs that they can actually deliver? If things really were that dire-- if we were so utterly devoid of talent and spark, however inconsistent-- then drafting first vs. fifth was never going to make the difference in turning this team around. At least this way you have a budding framework that you can build around and coherently plan on dropping some good draft talent into.
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    My Dream Ending - F$%k Buffalo

    I was reliably informed by another thread that the NHL should actually reward us for purposefully throwing games.
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    2018 Prospects Watch

    FFS, it's not like he went un-drafted. Or is everyone taken in the second round or later a "doubt" to make it professionally?
  13. It's been my suspicion (hope?) for a while that as the season goes on our overall lack of talent will begin to show. We're keeping games close, which is good, but really we're not ready to compete for anything yet. We were starting to ask too many quiet questions about sneaking into the playoffs lately. Back down to earth and back down into the lottery conversation is totally fine.
  14. Score a goal. Take a penalty. Continue the circle.