aqualizard Posted November 2, 2017 Report Share Posted November 2, 2017 I have been thinking about the Keeper situation. Originally, I (and some others) thought that once you have a Keeper, you have him permanently. Coach Mac mentioned that he doesn't want an all star team accumulated, like the Oilers were, and you don't get any permanent keepers. Every year is a new year, with only 1 or 2 carried over from the year before. And the finaists get zero. Well, after pondering this, I have found (what I think is) a flaw in that scenario. I will probably make the playoffs this year. And there is an outside chance I could even make the finals. For hypothetical reasons, to illustrate the flaw I see, let's say I make the finals with King Raph.---> START OF HYPOTHETICAL (Though entirely possible!) SITUATION For me to make the finals it took me assembling a Dream Team, with two keepers (66 and 88) and a high draft pick (starting with Roy) because I did so poor the year before. For Raph to make the finals, it took... nothing but his insane talent; no keepers and a low pick. I got where I am because of medium skill and a lot of "welfare", Raph got there with no "welfare" and all skill! This is great and makes sense. For THIS year. BUT! As I understand it, the two finalists will then get a low pick, and no keepers next season! Raph will do just fine. But if a weaker player (me!) then loses all of his keepers, and gets no advantage the next season, I will absolutely be starting at the bottom again. Even worse than expansion teams. (Because I will be picking even further down than they did.) This is not good for anyone. We want parity, right?---> END OF HYPOTHETICAL (Though entirely possible!) SITUATION Here is what I suggest. We take into account how many keepers a person currently has, and factor that into the next season. If someone makes the finals, that team is strong, and they should definitely not get an "extra" keeper. But if they got to the finals because they have "some" keepers, to strip them all away is too drastic. And even though Jer_33 had two keepers this season, he still didn't make playoffs, so I think he should get at least 2 keepers still. After all, his advantage wasn't big enough to boost his team to the playoffs, so why take that advantage away? What I think is fair is something like this: Finish top 2: You are allowed a max of 1 keeper, but if you never had one you get +0 Finish 3-8: You are allowed a max of 2 keepers, but if you never had one you get +1 Finish 9-10: You are allowed a max of 2 keepers, but if you never had one you get +2 Yes, this is more complicated. But it is not *that*complicated. Basically you are never allowed more than 2 keepers. But there is a "legacy" component that allows people that need them to keep 1 or 2. In this scenario, it is possible Raph will never get a keeper. (The dude doesn't appear to need them!) And it is possible a weak player will always have 2 keepers. But I think it would make things much more even, overall. What do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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