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5151Re: [hockeydisk] eligible disk players

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  • Dave
    Apr 18 1:05 PM
      DAMN.....you mean I can’t draft ( “hitem with your purse” ) Ryan Whitney.....I’m heart broken.
      Sent: Friday, April 18, 2014 1:34 PM
      Subject: [hockeydisk] eligible disk players

      For anyone wondering who will be on the disk….The cutoff was set at 10 games for skaters, 6 games for goalies. 10 is a good number because junior aged players can play up to 9 games before teams have to decide whether to keep them or return them to their junior teams. This keeps them off the disk until they are ready to become full-time NHLers.

      In addition, there were exceptions made for 14 players who did not meet these requirements. The criteria for getting an exception were:

      1/ Must have played at least 6 games this year (going any lower makes it difficult to make them perform, or rate, accurately).

      2/ 100 career games for every game short of meeting the games played requirement. (which helps veterans who were injured remain on the disk)


      1 appearance on a previous disk for every game short of meeting the games played requirement. (which helps young guys who were called up often or for a long stretch and had previous NHL experience get on the disk).

      So, for instance, Nick Johnson on Boston played 9 games this season but had played 113 career games, so he made it.

      Cameron Gaunce on Dallas played 9 games and was on the 2011 disk (11 games with Colorado) so he made it.

      Some players met one criteria but not the other, like

      Denis Grebeshkov on Edmonton played 7 games but only had 234 career games, so he did not meet that criteria. However, he had appeared on 4 previous disks (29 games in 2006; 71 games in 2008; 72 games in 2009; 54 games in 2010) so he also made it.

      While other players who were on last year’s disk and were close, didn’t make it this year.

      Nashville’s Taylor Beck played 7 games this year. He has 23 career games and only one appearance on a previous disk, so he did not make it.

      The complete list of exceptions are:

      David Steckel, Anaheim                6-0-0-0  (425 career games)

      Nick Johnson, Boston                     9-0-0-0  (113 career games)

      Dana Tyrell, Columbus                   7-0-0-0  (3 disks)

      Chris Mueller, Dallas                       9-0-0-0  (1 disk)

      Cameron Gaunce, Dallas               9-0-0-0  (1 disk)

      Ben Eager, Edmonton                    7-0-1-1  (407 career games)

      Denis Grebeshkov, Edmonton   7-0-1-1  (4 disks)

      Joey Crabb, Florida                          9-0-1-1  (179 career games)

      Mike Mottau, Florida                     8-0-0-0  (321 career games)

      Ryan Whitney, Florida                    7-0-0-0  (481 career games)

      Aaron Asham, NY Rangers           6-0-0-0  (789 career games)

      Hal Gill, Philadelphia                       6-0-0-0  (1108 career games)

      Andrew Ebbett, Pittsburgh          9-0-1-1  (200 career games)                                          

      Patrice Cormier, Winnipeg           9-0-3-3  (2 disks)

      As you can see, there are no game breakers in there but it does make a few more players available when injuries strike for those of you in 25-30 team leagues.

      In the past exceptions were also granted if a particular team was short on players but there were no cases of that this year. Dallas was the closest with 23 players, but with Mueller and Gaunce added, that brought them up to 25. I think every team has at least 25.


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