Posted by logain on 1/14/2013 4:04:00 PM (view original):
I don't want the league to end up like the PCL.
Any thought to dividing up the draft pool a bit?
For example.. for the first 5 years we could draft only players whose rookie year was 1989 or earlier
For the next 5 years we could draft players with rookie years 1999 or earlier
For the next 5 years we could draft players with rookie years 2009 or earlier
The next 5 years all players available.
The next 5 years we cycle back in rookies from pre-1989
The next 5 years we cycle back in rookies from pre-1999
The league could go on perpetually with always new exciting talent. The prize pots could run every 5 years and would correspond well to when the big drafts would hit. After 20 years everyone would be retired from the initial draft.. I think it could work quite well.
Me either. The problem with the PCL, in my opinion, is that there are awful teams that no one wants. There are some good players still in the draft pool every season, but nothing that can turn a team around.
To fix this, I want to double the draft pool, allow new owners first pick to start any season, and an additional supplemental draft pick in between the first and second rounds.
Having better players and giving a new owner a chance to 'put their stamp' on their new roster will make all the difference in the world. There are 3rd and 4th round picks from the PCL that could go undrafted, or will be quickly cut, because of the cap.
Another thing is that the PCL doesn't have a penalty for leaving. The 5$ GC may not be much, but you will lose it if you drop out.
1/14/2013 7:08 PM (edited)