Cause it's fun. I'm having fun, anyway. Which is why I'm gonna blast ahead much better than doing the work I'm supposed to be doing.
Anyway, the Draper point just goes to show that at some point, those mythical locker room intangibles take a back seat to production. Obviously in my opinion, that covers just about anyone. Because, you mentioned Crosby, Ovechkin, and Zetterberg in the same sentence. I promise you, 10-15 years from now, nobody will do that. It's like saying Gretzky, Mario, Modano. Modano's a terrific player. He's not even in the conversation when it comes to the all-time greats. Crosby will be.
No kidding, this really is pretty fun. I just think that some of our colleagues are getting tired of this but what the heck, why not go all the way while we're at it.
You know what? I actually agree with you, at least to some extent. I don't think intangibles are more important than production and skills but they are a significant factor nevertheless and shouldn't be overlooked.
I'm grateful to Drapes for all he's done but to tell the truth, I wouldn't mind seeing him gone sometime soon. I don't think he can offer us enough anymore and is not the same Drapes he was during the Cup years.
And surely you think our Z will be better than Modano? Remains to be seen but I have faith.
I wonder what the results would be if you went to a generally hockey forum, like HFBoards and ran a poll asking if people if they would trade Zetterberg for Crosby, how many would say no. I doubt many, no matter what the alleged intangibles are.
I wouldn't read too much into that kind of poll, not many repliers would have any idea of managing a team so they wouldn't know half the things that are involved in a trade.
But that's just my opinion.
Edited by FinWing, 13 February 2007 - 12:28 PM.