Daniel s assessment of GP for the Disk Team disks is right on. We ve consistently used 12/6 as the cutoff with exceptions for guys who barely missed theMessage 1 of 2 , Apr 23, 2002View Source
Daniel's assessment of GP for the "Disk Team" disks is right on. We've consistently used 12/6 as the cutoff with exceptions for guys who barely missed the cutoff but had a big impact in that short time. In hindsight, it was a mistake to include Craig Millar a few years ago (think he had 4 goals in 11 games at defense) because that was the classic freak card - not indicative of his actual ability as it was for Bure and Bellows.
And I think you're right on about the "official" APBA disk. The only 11 GP they included in the final years of retail disks was Richard Zednik, who was included accidentally in his rookie year. Jim Connell meant to delete him but missed him (thus the across-the-board 0 ratings). But I didn't mind getting him with the next-to-last pick in the draft. :-) Anyway, I think it would be accurate to say that APBA used to include as many (or as few) players as it would take to have a "complete" team, and eventually settled in around 12/6 as the guideline.
We no longer worry about completeness since we produce two disks. The disk with one card per player is meant for draft leagues, so who cares if Tampa Bay only had one goalie one year? Replay leagues would use the disk with multi-carded players, which would take care of most if not all player shortages.
I also tend to agree with Brett about goalies, with the noted exception of teams who otherwise wouldn't have a back-up. That would eliminate problems like Steve Valiquette (was that his name?) who had freak stats in 2 starts and 4 mop-up appearances a couple of years ago.
But I STILL stress that leagues SHOULD NOT rely on APBA's injury rating to limit usage for you. At least not for guys with severely shortened seasons. Do that and you're just asking for trouble when you get a Pavel Bure card with 15 goals in 11 games. Anyone get a 100 goal season out of him that year? <lol>
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