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VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason

2020-07-26


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Shaun Stephens

I own Sammy was hoping he would get created to damnit....And I see it happening more then we think i imagine. Especially AHL guys going over seas as it is a guaranteed season essentially.

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Kevin Lacy Thanks for watching, Harald!
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Doug Waite

"It's easy to say I'm taking Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid....and build a team..."

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Shaun Stephens Where do we sign up for that choice again?
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Cole Bates

Haha, loved it! Thanks for the video. My initial thought is - conduct the Draft between mid to late October. Aim to have it shortly after the NHL's tentative date (Oct.9th-10th). As for Free-Agency - depending on time restrictions, I'd say we try to do it not long after the Draft, if we can.

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Martins Auzins This gets my vote!
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Stephen Gough

I think we roll with an extended season. It gives time for the behind the scene stuff to get sorted. Go with the NHL timeline.

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Brandyn Errickson

The bloopers were worth it...

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Kevin Lacy I was super bummed after that one too cuz that was my best take, including the one that eventually got posted that I didn't mess up!
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Martins Auzins

I think it's a terrible idea doing FA before draft. I for one research a lot for draft and my track record shows that I draft guys that could be rated already. I think it will ruin draft experience a lot. Second point - I vote for a long preseason, wasn't great last year because we were rushing. I like the idea if someone stars in the preseason he might make it to regular season kinda thing.

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Ian Gurtowski I agree with these points. Drafting guys that will be rated for 20-21 is my main concern. Would they instead be UFAs? Or be activated midseason? Or have to wait till 21-22?
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Stephen Gough

Just found it. Oct 9 is the NHL draft

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Stephen Gough I agree, I think we can wait and it would give time for Kevin to look at the CBA and do whatever else he needs to with the site and sim.
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Thomas Gidlow

Easiest solution for the draft: do it as normal, if it turns out player was not NHL drafted, compensatory pick in 2021 (5th or 6th?). There are plenty of ranking lists available and we can keep on track without the headaches of re-ordering off-season.

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Shaun Stephens I would be fine with doing the draft at the normal time and then have the option of having a compensatory pick if your player is not taken in the NHL Draft.
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Andrew Payeur

My daughter was not a fan of this latest Blippi episode, he wasn`t even wearing the glasses. 1/5 stars

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Kevin Lacy

I can't believe that's the default thumbnail YouTube chose for the video. Ha! I think I'm just gonna keep it like that!

VIDEO: Preparing for a Strange Offseason
The commissioner speaks about the pandemic and many other topics.

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Tommy Barr I'd prefer the draft sooner rather than later using 2020 draft eligible prospects so there's something to focus on over the next while. Without that and free agency there's not too much to get involved with until October.
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