my posts followed the question about how long it takes to build an NHL team, which I have already said, and I thought it was interesting looking at a team with lots of high draft picks for lots of years in a row to see how long it took them to build their roster to a consistent playoff team, which included landing the best player in ten years. And if you go with the conclusion that its 3+ years before draft picks contribute, I pointed out the vacuum of incoming talent due to recent missed picks and trades that will need to be added to the Flyers build time. this is not jazz - i'm not asking you to listen to the notes i'm not playing.
I've said multiple times that my posts are not about Tippett or McDavid. I said that McDavid was a generational player, easily the best draft pick in a decade. There is not a parallel universe where I wouldn't want McDavid and I don't know how you drew that conclusion. you are still going to be missing the point if you try to spin this about Tippett or McDavid and I don't know how to help you other than to say for the third time, this is not about Tippett and this is not about McDavid.
My posts were in response to this post, which i have already stated:
I want the flyers to have good draft picks, when they are in the lottery I want the pick as high as possible. I don't want them trading firsts and seconds for players that don't change the franchise and require an immediate salary cap draining contract. I want the flyers to get younger. i don't want the flyers to follow the bobby clarke pre-cap era strategy of signing 30 year old vets to albatross contracts because with the salary cap the flyers cannot out muscle teams with big contracts. This has been the franchise's biggest problem since the salary cap era, they didn't adapt to the salary cap. The Flyers need someone that manages the salary cap properly - they need to hand out contracts that don't hamstring the team. They need to look beyond one season when building the roster.
I think that an NHL team needs a balanced roster of young talent on manageable contracts with vets that are on their second/third contract, and I don't think you hand out those contracts until you have that young core established. If you have a vet at 7m per year for 3 years, and a contributing rookie at 1m per year for 3 years, then between the two players you have 4m cap hit for 3 years (but the vet needs to be worth 7m). If you forget about the young players on rookie contracts part, then your depth pieces end up being below average vets filling holes. I don't want that. The vets need to be signed at reasonable contracts - many players will be attractive at the right price and a mistake at the wrong price.