|Topic Started: May 6 2010, 07:06 PM (66 Views)|
|Curtis||May 6 2010, 07:06 PM Post #1|
Well I am a terrible writer, especially about myself... anyways
A Little Introduction
My name is Curtis and I have been a GM in the DMHNL for quite a few years. I just came back from a break and am working on turning the Atlanta Thrashers around. I came into "fame" with the Nashville Predators, when I won 6 of the first 10 Cups in the DMHNL, losing in the finals in a couple more. I was the host of the DMHNL for 8 or 9 seasons I think, little rusty on my numbers. I didn't do half as good a job as Shooter is doing. I did do a little radio show once in awhile for the league. It was amazingly corny but people listened. One other thing that is a must know, Rahim is my arch-nemesis and I don't care how I do in this little tournament as long as I beat him.
Well to say I have none would be a lie but I don't have much of one. I do like to build from the back out though. I never want my goalie to be the reason I lost the game and I put the need of a star goalie almost above everything else... well maybe thats not true but I would probably overpay for one. In Nashville I started with Vokoun who was solid, then went to Theodore and Raycroft, decent goalies with great attributes in this game but I was never fully happy. Then I finally made the deal to land Lundqvist and my goaltending was set. Then I like to find me some big defensive defensemen. In Nashville it was guys like Colin White, Barrett Jackman and Robyn Regehr. Sure I added guys over the years with some offensive touch but they were always paired with a solid dman like the onese mentioned before. Now up front I like to be a 2 line team. Letting the best players win or lose the game for me. I like a mix of talent up front and once I find the right fit there is no breaking them up. Gillies and Malkin were amazing together just ask Nakamura. I do like faster players but slower is alright, when slower is flat out better. I am loyal once I have my team, I make small trades but once a team is ready I like to keep them together.
I am one of the few GM's who doesn't really want the young guys, or to build through the draft. I have traded more first round draft picks then I have picked. I will stock up in a year and hope to land a couple good players. I pretty much use 1sts to bring in solid players for my win now approach. In Nashville I went 5 years without a first at times. I work hard and make big deals for players I feel could be invaluable to my team. In the 2nd year of the DM, I traded for the 2nd overall pick before the draft, picking 2nd in what was a pretty week looking draft. Well 2nd landed me a guy by the name of Colton Gillies. I never regretted that pick. This time around I drafted a goalie with the 2nd overall pick, and I only expect a Vezina every year from him. The win now approach has worked so far, as there is always a fire sale by a GM building for the future. I have seen great teams come out of drafting (the Bruins come to mind) but my strat seems to work ok.
To Sum It Up
I am very honored to be invited to this little shindig, and hope you guys all take it easy on me. Should be a fun little tourny, however it is being run. At least Stampy got some help this time because his ideas usually flop, although there is still time for this one too....
Well I hope that was a good little summery on me, like I said I hate writing about myself.
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