Originally Posted by Bomm Bastic
Yeah and i don't know that I can ignore the injuries to RNH. Certainly not band aid status but if my job is to assign keeper value between the two, I look at the totality not merely what a player could be...at some point in the future.
Aside, and off topic (kinda)....
Law of unintended consequences: this exercise is forcing me to really assess my own protocol for player valuation, with regard to my teams. To view them through a more objective looking glass rather than rose colored emotionally hyped, rose colored glasses, if you like.
Thanks, MD, don't know if you set out with that intent but this is quite the educational experience.
That is kind of how I look at all of the Cage Match articles. I am not looking to do easy matchups. I want to tackle noodle-scratchers. I want to answer the tough questions or at least offer my opinion. With this tournament though, I just looked at the way that the Cage Match article presents itself and it really sets up as a highly argumentative piece. Whether you agreed or disagreed with the articles there was almost no way you did not have an opinion. I wanted to play off of that and create a fun way to allow people to get involved and voice those opinions. It takes some pressure off me as the writer and allows the readers to take ownership. As far as I am concerned this tournament belongs to you guys, I am basically just Greg Gumble.
I really leaned heavily on the forum heavies and DobberHockey writers to be my selection committee and determine the seeding. Once the seeding was established though, then I took some liberties and sought out matchups that would make you go *Damn*. So consider it a little of column A and a little of column B. Kane was a 3-seed and Nuge was a 6-seed. I felt like that would be good for some fireworks. Even the Spezza-Giroux matchup is one I feel could be close or at least should be closer than maybe the poll results will show.