- Nov 16, 2019
Well, this brings up another problem with the shitty transfer portal era: staffs—even ones who don’t typically recruit over their four-year guys—have no choice but to max out the roster as best they can every offseason.I would love a Powell and Hill signing, but doesn't that show us what the staff things of Rumpel, JNT and AM?
Obviously the bandwagon thinks Rumpel is an elite player who will be a cornerstone for our program for many years, but if we sign Powell, I find it hard imagining he gets more than a handful of minutes a night.
Also, if we sign Hill, who seems like he's a 4, that makes things complicated with Yann, Barry, JNT and AM.
Maybe I'm looking at this incorrectly, but I don't recall many years in which we had eight or more solid contributors. Luc, Flowers, Banks, Farrell, Evans, and Venning seem like they'd get a majority of the minutes at first glance. Throw in Powell and Hill/Waterman, and I don't see many minutes for the remaining guys.
You can’t assume anyone will stay long term if he hasn’t already used his one-time transfer waiver; consequently, you need to load up with as many good, protectable players as possible. It fucking stinks for everyone, but this is what “player empowerment” looks like.