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    Paul T got a reaction from Steve in Current road map   
    I suggested something very similar to this in the Focus Group prior to the reset.  I don't think I can link the post here, but here is what I stated.
     
    We should allow managers to Bid over the Cap.
    To clarify what I am suggesting, here is an example:  Say a team has $10M in cap space and wants to sign a free agent.  There are two free agents they would love to bid on, but they are both asking about $8M.  My suggestion would be to allow a team to bid on both players and select a priority (or have priority be based on the amount being offered) sort of like the draft priority function.
    Bid $8M on Player A (priority 1)
    Bid $7M on Player B (priority 2)
    If player A signs with your team, the offer on player B becomes invalid for salary cap reasons.  If player A signs with another team, the offer on player B can be processed.
    I don't have the slightest idea what level of effort this would take, but wondering if something like this would be possible in the future? 
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    Paul T got a reaction from Peekaboo in Cage trade page   
    I should show you the offer I got yesterday.  It was worse than that.  But would never make a human trade public.  Granted it was a counter to an offer of mine, so maybe they just hated mine so bad it was more of an F off response (even though mine was somewhat fair), but still.  Makes that Computer trade look like a steal.
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    Paul T reacted to Naekfor in Cage trade page   
    S4 Pittsboro Plastic Attack Trade Block: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_XeLHUL8q5BlqtZBsIOHHOaPKm5_GyjSlhrHw1FJc84/edit?usp=sharing
    https://gameplanhockey.com/team?gpid=30-A
    A few players possibly GHL worthy, almost all can be moved down to SHL
    Needs: Better/younger players. Less players. A bit of cap wiggle room (wtf, i just promoted) . Draft Picks always preferred. 

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    Paul T reacted to Peekaboo in Cage trade page   
    This is hilarious. After shipping Shilling for Milburn, the idiotic computer comes down with this offer...
    How hilarious this is?
    Anders mate, you really need to fix computer controlled teams logic.

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    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Netherhill Nightmares Relocation/Rebranding Notice   
    Well... I am going to miss the old horned skull head spewing fire logo, which gave off an eery satantic vibe that struck fear into the rest of the league, but the new team name and logo is sharp and fresh.  Nice work.
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    Paul T reacted to Tyrod Gibson in Netherhill Nightmares Relocation/Rebranding Notice   
    First off, a big Congratulations to Bouncer and the West Chicago Hawks on the ever so coveted GHL championship this season in Cage!
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            My plan following the conclusion of the GHL finals this season is for a complete relocation/rebranding of the Netherhill Nightmares, (its DEFERIETly an original idea which has never been tried before, EVER. (Dont @ me))
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    With the conclusion of the GHL finals, i am pleased to anounce that the Netherhill Nightmares have Officially Been relocated and rebranded to become:
    The Maxville Vortex

    Effective Immediately.
     
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    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in GHL playoff matchups   
    Wow - that Finals series was intense!  All 1 goal games with the last two being decided in OT.  It could have gone either way.  In the end, the Hawks pulled it off.
    Congrats, Bouncer!  Anyone who previously played in Biscuit is familiar with seeing his name on the championship banner. 
    Another great season, Peek.  I look forward to trying to take you down next season.
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    Paul T got a reaction from bouncer in GHL playoff matchups   
    Wow - that Finals series was intense!  All 1 goal games with the last two being decided in OT.  It could have gone either way.  In the end, the Hawks pulled it off.
    Congrats, Bouncer!  Anyone who previously played in Biscuit is familiar with seeing his name on the championship banner. 
    Another great season, Peek.  I look forward to trying to take you down next season.
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    Paul T reacted to Ana (Natives) in Raw research on goalies   
    Some reasearch about goalies based pretty much on statistics, attributes and traits (mostly big games). Its done from both GHL and CHL top 5 goalies on sace percentage and performance. Only goalies with minimum of 20 games played were included. After name first big games trait and then side notes if something catches eye. 
     
    Decided to take CHL along with GHL because its easier to spot differences on attributes and unbalances inside overalls.
     
    GHL 
     
    SV%
     
    1.M.Argall(87ovr) (Bulldogs) 93,4% 
    Stable
    30yo so experienced. Not the biggest goalie around with 175cm and 74kg. Low endurance(44) and athletic(76)
     
    2. K.Cutter(94ovr) (Prairie Stars) 92,7% Stable
    Played in best regular season team in whole league. 3rd most games in league(73).
     
    3. O.Lång(91ovr) (Minuteman) 92,7% Nervous
    Best regular season team in East. Medicore positioning(82) and athletic(84).
     
    4. M.Twitty(92ovr) (Steelers) 92,6% Stable
    Low endurance(66), but still clear 1st G with 57 gp.
     
    5. N.Gut(91ovr) (Duhawks) 92,4% Anxious
    Low spirit(68) but experienced 35yo.
     
     
    Performance
     
     
    1. M.Twitty(92ovr) (Steelers) 77 Perf Stable
    Low endurance(66), but still clear 1st G with 57 gp.
     
    2. N.Gut(91ovr) (Duhawks) 77 Perf Anxious
    Low spirit(68) but experienced 35yo.
     
    3. K.Cutter(94ovr) (Prairie Stars) 76 Per Stable
    Played in best regular season team in whole league. 3rd most games in league(73).
     
    4. O.Lång(91ovr) (Minuteman) 76 Perf Nervous
    Best regular season team in East. Medicore positioning(82) and athletic(84).
     
    5. K.Havard(87ovr) (Elite) 76 Perf Stable
    31yo and good overall traits. Right handed goalie with low endurance(66) and clearly best attribute reflexes(97) and spirit (99). Goalie on team that was on relegation playoffs (W)
     
    6. A.Jaillet(88ovr) (Battlin Bears) 76 Per Heroic
    Low endurance(54) and spirit(55). Slightly bigger goalie at 195cm and 97kg
     
     
    CHL
     
    SV%
     
    1. F.Bayliss(72ovr) (Ghosts) 92,5% Anxious
    Only 21yo but big goalie 203cm 108kg. Played on clearly best team of league. Good reflexes and athletic. 2nd G of team.
     
    2. E. Hanley(68ovr) (Aces) 92,4% Determined
    35yo and pretty big 195cm 103kg. Spirit (95) is by far his best skill with secondly following puckhandling(79). Good overall traits. Played on lower bracket team.
     
    3. L. Corner(74ovr) (Ghosts) 91,9% Anxious
    Reflexes are only rating on green. Again 1st G of best team of the league.
     
    4. E. Hagberg(65ovr) (Firebirds) 91,9% Nervous
    Low overall with bad spirit(52) and reflexes(60). Otherwise balanced. Team RELEGATED to IHL.
     
    5. J.Gullet(75ovr) (Yale men) 91,2% Heroic
    Very strongly weighted in athletic(85), spirit(99) and endurance(95)
     
     
    Performance
     
    1. E.Hanley(68ovr) (Aces) 75 Perf Determined
    35yo and pretty big 195cm 103kg. Spirit (95) is by far his best skill with secondly following puckhandling(79). Good overall traits. Played on lower bracket team.
     
    2. L. Corner(74ovr) (Ghosts) 74 Perf Anxious
    Reflexes are only rating on green. Again 1st G of best team of the league.
     
    3. F.Bayliss(72ovr) (Ghosts) 74 Perf Anxious
    Only 21yo but big goalie 203cm 108kg. Played on clearly best team of league. Good reflexes and athletic. 2nd G of team.
     
    4. E. Hagberg(65ovr) (Firebirds) 73 Perf Nervous
    Low overall with bad spirit(52) and reflexes(60). Otherwise balanced. Team RELEGATED to IHL.
     
    5. A.Arvizu(75ovr) (Gorillas) 72 Perf Anxious 
    Strong overall and reflexes/spirit to CHL.
     
     
    Well its rather difficult to make conclusion only from goalies, because usually team succes had great influences to both stats in both leagues. From big games trait there wasnt any indication that would support it has massive influence. But this is regular season only so you should approach this strongly that in mind. For example Lång did clearly underperform his regular season sv% (-2,3%) and performance (-4) and he is nervous. When in the otherhand Battlin Bears goalie Jaillet (heroic) came only bit short from his regular season stats in playoffs.
     
    Overall wasnt clearly the biggest factor but still from this we cant compare them because more important is what ovr keeps inside it. In CHL there were 10ovr differences on top 5.
     
    Still this is very raw reasearch with very few data and from only one season. Still my own experiences have been every season that goalies with best minor things and good traits has outoerformed overall and even reflexes/positioning/athletic. Biggest factors for good results has been size and big games trait. But its only one managers coclusion.
     
    I also believe there could be something that supports players streakiness like there are potential and greed. 
     
    For sure goalies are very much different creatures so any experiences that could support anything are usefull
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    Paul T got a reaction from bouncer in GHL playoff matchups   
    A great Finals matchup for sure!  Defending champs and beasts of the East, the Dragons against the West Chicago Hawks (formerly West Chicago Protons, and multiple time champions, of Biscuit).  I can see dynasties starting for both of these teams.
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    Paul T got a reaction from Peekaboo in The Mystery of Winner Instinct (Mega Thread)   
    Shortly after I wrote the initial post I did some research between teams who had Heroic WI and teams that had bad or just OK WI.... and.... I couldn't find anything that would solve the mystery.  Over the last week I acquired 3 players.  There was nothing special trait-wise about these players, but it has increased my WI to Heroic and subsequently knocked my Teamwork down a few rungs, although still Harmony.  So.... I still have no idea.
    What I do know is that the two teams facing off in the S3 GHL Finals do not have Heroic WI.  One is just OK and the other is Strong, but seems to border more on OK than Heroic.  I'm sure WI has an impact, but it seems like having talented players has the most impact on winning and losing.
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    Paul T got a reaction from Peekaboo in GHL playoff matchups   
    A great Finals matchup for sure!  Defending champs and beasts of the East, the Dragons against the West Chicago Hawks (formerly West Chicago Protons, and multiple time champions, of Biscuit).  I can see dynasties starting for both of these teams.
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    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in The Mystery of Winner Instinct (Mega Thread)   
    Shortly after I wrote the initial post I did some research between teams who had Heroic WI and teams that had bad or just OK WI.... and.... I couldn't find anything that would solve the mystery.  Over the last week I acquired 3 players.  There was nothing special trait-wise about these players, but it has increased my WI to Heroic and subsequently knocked my Teamwork down a few rungs, although still Harmony.  So.... I still have no idea.
    What I do know is that the two teams facing off in the S3 GHL Finals do not have Heroic WI.  One is just OK and the other is Strong, but seems to border more on OK than Heroic.  I'm sure WI has an impact, but it seems like having talented players has the most impact on winning and losing.
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    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in The Mystery of Winner Instinct (Mega Thread)   
    If there's one thing that is a complete mystery in GPHM it is how to raise your team's Winner Instinct (WI).  Although I thoroughly enjoy the fact that the Admins have only shared a fraction of the information, leaving managers to figure it out for themselves... I also enjoy the conversations it creates - so why not try to crack the code together... or use the information contained here to crack the code on your own and keep it to yourself 😜
    I feel like getting this value perfect is like piecing together a puzzle.  There are many factors and you need the perfect balance of those factors, including: Big Games trait, Ego Trait, Team Captains, Reputation of Players & Certain attributes of players. 
     
    Below are the "official" notes from the Help Files.
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/10834-team-spirit-done/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/10844-roster-captains-and-lineup-done/
     
    Here's what I gather from the two links above:
    - WI is mostly impacted by the Big Games trait.  You need quite a bit of Heroic/Determined players, but not too many as it will create disputes within your team.  You will also need some Anxious/Nervous, but not too many.
    - In line with the above, you also need some Arrogant/Cocky players to boost your WI, but too many will negatively impact your Teamwork.
    - Team Captains have a large influence on WI.  From other help files, it is known that Player Reputation and the Spirit Attribute factor into the Captains influence on a team, so if your Captains have a larger influence on your WI, then those values may also have an impact on your team's WI.
     
    Other personal observations, related to the above:
    - I always struggled with WI (couldn't get it above a blue rating) as I mostly focused on Teamwork being Harmony (Friendly/Compassionate players).  It wasn't until I acquired some Arrogant & Cocky players that my WI rose to a green rating. (Others have shared this opinion - see links below).
    - When I have more Stars (players with higher reputation) on my team, my WI is higher.
     
    Below are some other links to various conversations around WI that have been created over time.  As you can see... if you are confused about this rating, you are not alone!  There are some interesting opinions in these threads, so if you are truly interesting in this topic, be prepared to do some reading.
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7564-q-about-winner-instinct/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7400-teamwork-winner-instinct/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/9702-improve-winning-instinct/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7242-winners-instinct/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/10669-trait-preference/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7461-winner-insticnt/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/8247-traits/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7957-team-spirit/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/9702-improve-winning-instinct/
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/8759-so-nervous-i-peed-a-little/
     
    Below are a few opinions from the link above that stood out to me.  I can't confirm whether they are true or not.  They could be 100% correct or way off.
    - Captains with Heroic or Determined Big Games trait increase WI.
    - Only players in the immediate lineup impact WI, not affiliate or scratched players.  In another thread, the exact opposite was also stated.
    - Big Games of Goalies factor more than Skaters.
    - Don't worry about WI at all.  It is not required to be successful.
    - WI is established over time as players get to know each other.
    - Big games is overrated.  An Anxious/Nervous player can be just as clutch as a Heroic/Determined player.
    - Line placement matters (i.e. 1st line players impact more than 2nd line and so on).
     
    Personally, the questions I keep asking are "when does WI come into play?" and "how much does it even impact gameplay?".  I have seen nervous goalies play lights out in the playoffs and win it all.  I have also seen team's with Heroic WI get relegated.  But I am sure the opposite happens much more, so it is yet to be known exactly how much this rating matters overall.  As with most things in this game, it is chance based, so I'm sure it does have an impact.  Managers just need to figure out for themselves how much emphasis to put on getting the perfect team chemistry.
    Enjoy.
     
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    Paul T got a reaction from Ana (Natives) in The Mystery of Winner Instinct (Mega Thread)   
    Shortly after I wrote the initial post I did some research between teams who had Heroic WI and teams that had bad or just OK WI.... and.... I couldn't find anything that would solve the mystery.  Over the last week I acquired 3 players.  There was nothing special trait-wise about these players, but it has increased my WI to Heroic and subsequently knocked my Teamwork down a few rungs, although still Harmony.  So.... I still have no idea.
    What I do know is that the two teams facing off in the S3 GHL Finals do not have Heroic WI.  One is just OK and the other is Strong, but seems to border more on OK than Heroic.  I'm sure WI has an impact, but it seems like having talented players has the most impact on winning and losing.
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    Paul T reacted to Ana (Natives) in The Mystery of Winner Instinct (Mega Thread)   
    Its hard to even answer as good thread as this is. I have kept reading this post many times and wondering things around this topic. Thanks for Paul using so much time for this good thread, very good job!
    Every season i have had WI on green, so I cant compare really from season to season this. One thing I could raise above others from my experiences is goalies big games. For me clearly better goalie on paper has been always worse option than the ”worse” one with with good big games and traits overall. Also spirit can have positive effect on this but that is only speculation.
    Few other points I have given value, but again this is only my opinion to things and only thing that supports it is very good WI and ok team succes.
    - Captains have very large impact to winner instinct so not only the leadership but the whole profile and spirit is valuable.
    - Continue for latest. Is your captain more commander or true leader? How about other captains? Other players? Does they match? Difficult to make perfectly when building team but might be big factor.
    -Older players are important and could effect more with good traits and also reputation
    - Profile and big games of your star players
     
    Some mumbling from my experiences. You should approach this as a reasearch as there are not many season yet exprienced this.
     
     
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    Paul T reacted to rainsilent in GHL playoff matchups   
    So I may have had a rather busy Friday and forgot to put up a match up preview for the finals. Oops. Well your getting one late anyways.
     
    #3 Sheshegwaning Dragons vs #2 West Chicago Hawks
    Regular season series: 2 wins Dragons
     
    I think this is likely to be a close series even though one game has already been played. The Dragons have the better offensive team talent wise while the Hawks play a more complete team game that emphasizes strong defensive play. If the Dragons had a goalie I felt like I could trust I would say that this is the match up of the two best teams in the league. Outside of the net it certainly is in my mind. I am really looking forward to seeing how this series plays out.
     
    Honest confession: I'm pulling for the Hawks in this one for the simple fact that he has his entire team playing in a way I wish I could get my team to play. Either way, best of luck to both teams.
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    Paul T reacted to Kyle44 in Add a Response   
    Definitely like those suggestions.  I've had Slivovice, and I definitely know the experience of having too much of it.  Been a while since I've had either though, so may have to hop back on that bandwagon haha
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    Paul T reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Add a Response   
    Good European absinthe (I like German, i.e. Eichelberger) - or Slivovice (Czech plum liquor).

    Fair warning - either is not for everyone. You drink a little cup, then another little cup, and very suddenly (and irreversibly) your night becomes a lot more interesting.
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    Paul T got a reaction from Kyle44 in Add a Response   
    We need more off-topic posts around here. 
    I am pretty boring when it comes to booze, tbh.  My tastes are similar to what you listed above.  My typical go-to is American whiskey/bourbon or beer.  I've been getting away from beer recently as I tend to like the darker, hoppy beers, but recently drinking one of those feels like I just ate a 32 oz. prime rib on top of a pound of pasta.  My biggest decision is usually whether to drink the bourbon with coke, ginger ale or straight.  If I want to mix things up I'll have a vodka and sprite - or vodka and red bull.
    If made right, an Old Fashioned is really good.  I just never have all the ingredients and don't like spending more than 15 seconds preparing my drink.  If no one is looking, I'll add a splash of cranberry and wedge of lime to my vodka-sprite.  And maybe once a month I'll have a glass of red wine with a meal (but not something I would drink without food and I don't think this is what you're going for).
    Tequila and rum are also good, but haven't had either of them in years.  Amaretto, Sambuca and Drambuie are really good, but after a few shots you get sick of em.  The only things I absolutely would not drink are gin and white wine... or something fruity with umbrellas in it, unless I'm on a tropical island somewhere, in which case it would be the first thing I ordered.
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    Paul T reacted to Kyle44 in Add a Response   
    Ok, as a slut for drinking, I'm getting tired of drinking the same stuff... and I drink a lot of different liquors.  Not related to GPHM really... at all tbh, but what's a mixed drink or straight drink that you can give me??? 
    I know enough straight liquor that I have literally died from and mixed drinks that are really good, so give me a less common go to drink you like!!!
    I need something to subside me from drinking home-brew and vodka/ whiskey lately.   Give me suggestions on great mixed or straight drinks that make you have a good time!!!  
     
    (looking at you Deadwing and Paul specifically, but everyone is encouraged to participate)... Need something new to be an alcoholic to hahah!!!
     
    Hope you all contribute (no fireball, Vodka,  or Bailey's though, I have drank enough to know what it is good with lol).  Cheers y'all!!!!
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    Paul T reacted to Steve in Cage trade page   
    That's what she said.
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    Paul T reacted to Peekaboo in GHL playoff matchups   
    My teams needs to score and thats the only way for me to reach the finals.
    They can do that and they did it so far. I tweaked my line-up after first game against Stealheads and its working, to my surprise.
    As for Bears... I really struggled against them in regular season. Even managed to get worse franchise loss (1-6), few days before playoffs started.
    Despite that, I would put both Red Tide and Paul's Stealheads above Battlin Bears in my rankings, but that doesn't speak much.
    I would say that biggiest thing in my favor would be home ice advantage, in a season where I am, for some reason, heavy home team.
    Lets see if we can live up to that and go to finals. Which would be, after I shipped off Real, incredible result.
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    Paul T reacted to bouncer in GHL playoff matchups   
    Prairie Stars vs. Hawks is becoming a true rivalry. We have faced in the same situation in S1, but both teams were not so dominant in the previous series, especially Hawks after 2 exhausting 3-2 wins were simply tired to take out the best team in the league, considering talent. 
    This is going to be nail-bitter, I hope. I know i'm capable of blanking Prairie Stars, but they start home and are incredibly strong. 
    At least I hope there will be SC champion from West for once :-P
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    Paul T reacted to rainsilent in GHL playoff matchups   
    Conference Finals
     
    East: #3 Sheshegwaning Dragons vs #4 Sault Ste Marie Battlin Bears
    Regular season series: 1 win Dragons, 2 Wins and 1SO win Battlin Bears
     
    On paper this seems like a rather lopsided match up. The Dragons have incredible offensive and defensive depth. Their one concern is goaltending. This team is currently looking a lot like the 09-10 Philadelphia Flyers as a result. On the other side is the Battlin Bears. A team where no player really jumps out at you yet it is a solid overall team. Its playoff run is being pushed along by excellent play by its defensive core. I think this series is going to be decided by the goalies. Neither team has an all star starter but both of them still have a capable #1 option. Whichever #1 outplays the other is going to very likely decide the series.
     
    West: #1 Kegashka Prairie Stars vs #2 West Chicago Hawks
    Regular season series: 3 wins Prairie Stars, 1 win Hawks
     
    Both teams swept through the opposition in the prior rounds to get to this match up. The Prairie Stars have gotten here off of the play of their best players who have been dominant. The Hawks have gotten to this point through their entire team dominating the other team. The Prairie Stars are more top heavy talent wise but have more top end offensive talent to show for it. I think this series is going to come down to if the team effort by the Hawks can be enough to beat the effort of the best players of the Prairie Stars.