Having said that, thanks for reading this week. In the comments, feel free to include anything you like, maybe even some of your own ideas on finances. You can reach me at email@example.com. Until next time!
Preach on Elliot!! can't wait to see the proposal
Great read! I think getting emails about teams trade negotiations won’t happen. Teams like to play pretty close to the chest what potential trades they are involved in.
That finances part was really enjoyable.
Thumbs up. Hopfully we can provide material for you to comment on
The quick review of the trades was good. Maybe elaborate on what Kelly Hrudey commented on in his post. Surprise team, a player to keep an eye on, disappointing team so far etc. His games of the week was a great read. Just an idea...
Or...teams could send in tips like the Insider asked for. If NHL teams tip the real Elliote Friedman, what's the harm in doing it here. There's literally nothing to lose. Don't tip current negotiations, of course. But talking about dated deals that fell apart... what's the harm.
To counter the "tanking" arguement. When the odds were reversed teams were still trying hard to just miss the playoffs. So they built an almost good team but not quite good enough and then they got the top pick. Going back to the real way is best for the league and teams.
Also I don't think anyone ever started an emergency goalie, they served as backups on a few teams.
So basically what you are saying is people were cheating before so don’t hate when others cheat now?
First off it isn't "cheating" according to the rules. If someone has a roster that isn't good they are going to look forward to the future and hopefully get a good pick. Happens in real NHL and in SimHockey. It's part of it only now it's the bad teams getting the picks instead, which is the way it should be.
No cheaters... tell that to the New York Giants fans.
Elliott Here: I was not saying any one cheated or is cheating. I am wondering if tanking should have some impact on attendance and if it does we have to think about that when it comes to finances. There are thoughts, no accusations.
I for one am tired of continually hearing how we have to help the bottom feeders. I totally get how a "new" GM that inherited a stripped down team could use a hand, no issue there. Most of the teams at the bottom made moves on purpose to be at the bottom, made numerous poor decisions to be at the bottom, were just inactive and let their franchises flounder. Why should we reward that? Rewarding mediocrity and hamstringing those that work hard and excel, that's not a recipe for success.
Only idea I have is in free agency. If bids are tied by the end then the player goes to the team who finished lower in the standings instead of a random draw.
Except teams stopped trying to make the playoffs when we changed the lottery. It was honestly embarrassing to watch. Fringe teams traded their assets at the deadline instead of making a push for the playoffs. It wasn't even subtle either. If teams want to tank their season, I personally would rather the bad teams tank... that's just what happens in sports. But to see good teams not even trying is a joke.
Is there much difference from a team winning a cup and immediately wanting to rebuild the next year?