NHL.com's mock season.

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    NHL.com's mock season.

    As what should be thought of as little more than a promotion of NHL '12, they are filling the summer doldrums with a fully mocked season.  All players thrown on the draft board, drafted (with cap compliance required) and eventually to be run through a simulation.

    These are the teams:

    Some comments:
    • Both Bergeron and Krejčí ended up as first-line centers.
    • Hamill made the NHL.
    • More than anything I've seen, these teams highlight what kind of depth the NHL has, talent-wise.  Which is to say, depressingly little (well, when divided by 30 at least).
     
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    Krejci Ovechkin and Hossa, DAMN that line would be a beast
     
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    Seguin to Toronto, Chara to the Nucks.  The GM's had a sense of humor. 
     
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    I was just thinking we hadn't heard from DrCC in a while.

    I had the same reaction.  When you redistribute the talent like this, it gets thiiiiin.  But then, this is pretty much what we're reminded of whenever we look at what free agents get paid - player X isn't worth $3.5M!  (Look up stats, role, history...)  I take it back.  $3.5M is average rate for that kind of player.

    See: Ference deal.

     
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    In Response to NHL.com's mock season.:
    [QUOTE]As what should be thought of as little more than a promotion of NHL '12, they are filling the summer doldrums with a fully mocked season.  All players thrown on the draft board, drafted (with cap compliance required) and eventually to be run through a simulation. These are the teams: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=585617 Some comments: Both Bergeron and Krejčí ended up as first-line centers. Hamill made the NHL. More than anything I've seen, these teams highlight what kind of depth the NHL has, talent-wise.  Which is to say, depressingly little (well, when divided by 30 at least).
    Posted by DrCC[/QUOTE]

    The talent  very deep in the NHL, there are more people playing than ever and they are coming from many countries.  Its not like our USA football or Basketball where players are only from our neighborhoods.  NHL is a much bigger game and has an area to draft from that dwarfs our sports.
     
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    Fowler and Keith quarterbacking the power play...WOW. Other than that, not much.
     
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    LOL noone picked kaberle
     
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    [QUOTE]LOL noone picked kaberle
    Posted by Eric66[/QUOTE]

    6th round to Detroit.
     
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    In Response to Re: NHL.com's mock season.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to NHL.com's mock season. : The talent  very deep in the NHL, there are more people playing than ever and they are coming from many countries.  Its not like our USA football or Basketball where players are only from our neighborhoods.  NHL is a much bigger game and has an area to draft from that dwarfs our sports.
    Posted by bluefox70[/QUOTE]

    A lot of people playing and a lot of top end talent aren't the same thing.  Look at those teams and tell me how many of them look like they could compete for the cup with the Bruins, the Wings, the Sharks, the Caps (that's just for kel...).

    By population, I wonder if it's anything close to true that the NHL has a bigger amateur population feeding it.  The NBA draws talent from as many foreign leagues and countries if not more, and the US and Canadian populations playing football are huge.  Many of the top hockey nations have relatively small total populations - Russia and the US are the exceptions.
     
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    [QUOTE]Seguin to Toronto, Chara to the Nucks.  The GM's had a sense of humor. 
    Posted by scooter244[/QUOTE]


    Chara to the Habs would have been even funnier.....
     
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    Just for kicks.  If you could've protected any bruin from being drafted who would it be?

    I'll go with... 

    For next year - Thomas

    For the future - Seguin
     
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    [QUOTE]Just for kicks.  If you could've protected any bruin from being drafted who would it be? I'll go with...  For next year - Thomas For the future - Seguin
    Posted by derrickmorin[/QUOTE]

    Chara.
     
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    [QUOTE]Krejci Ovechkin and Hossa, DAMN that line would be a beast
    Posted by Olsonicator[/QUOTE]

    I like that Columbus first line too.

    Nash  Toews  Horton 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: NHL.com's mock season. : A lot of people playing and a lot of top end talent aren't the same thing.  Look at those teams and tell me how many of them look like they could compete for the cup with the Bruins, the Wings, the Sharks, the Caps (that's just for kel...). By population, I wonder if it's anything close to true that the NHL has a bigger amateur population feeding it.  The NBA draws talent from as many foreign leagues and countries if not more, and the US and Canadian populations playing football are huge.  Many of the top hockey nations have relatively small total populations - Russia and the US are the exceptions.
    Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]
    I was thinking the exact same thing Book. NBA has players from China, Italy, and various African nations, etc. I think B-ball seems to be very close to hockey regarding it's international personnel.
     
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    In Response to Re: NHL.com's mock season.:
    [QUOTE]I was just thinking we hadn't heard from DrCC in a while. I had the same reaction.  When you redistribute the talent like this, it gets thiiiiin .  But then, this is pretty much what we're reminded of whenever we look at what free agents get paid - player X isn't worth $3.5M!  (Look up stats, role, history...)  I take it back.  $3.5M is average rate for that kind of player. See: Ference deal.
    Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]
    Summers tend to be busy for me - my boss isn't distracted by having to teach.  That, and there's been very little going on in the NHL.

    I'm very curious to see how this simulation goes.  Okay, so it's being run by the same people that predicted that the Hurricanes would win the Presidents' Trophy two years ago so I probably shouldn't hope for any deep interpretations, but these are some questions that might have partial answers suggested:
    • Does the "snake draft" format really balance things out for teams?
    • How key is having an upper-tier goalie?
    • Which succeeds better, top-end talent or depth?


     
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