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#41

Posted September 01, 2018 - 02:19 AM

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There's a certain point where it just becomes unrealistic. 49 years old? That must be a bug

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Posted September 01, 2018 - 02:41 AM

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I agree



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Posted September 01, 2018 - 02:46 AM

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I guess if i don't re sign him he will retire. I just don't want someone else to sign him in free agency for whatever reason. Since hes been with my franchise his whole career. 



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Posted September 01, 2018 - 03:38 AM

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What do you mean by unrealistic? 49yo players exist and were playing in the past for much higher leagues than what 55 OVR can pley here. 

 

For proof I need just one word - Chelios. 

 

Even if not resigned, he might not retire yet - I think the retirement is random in here and does not really matter if the player is signed or FA. 



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Posted September 01, 2018 - 09:25 AM

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What do you mean by unrealistic? 49yo players exist and were playing in the past for much higher leagues than what 55 OVR can pley here. 

 

For proof I need just one word - Chelios. 

 

Even if not resigned, he might not retire yet - I think the retirement is random in here and does not really matter if the player is signed or FA. 

 

Yes...but how often does it happen? Especially in the modern era. I just think it's a bit silly.



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Posted September 01, 2018 - 11:09 AM

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And how often does it happened in GPHM? I have seen many players retiring around 40-45, not so many active older... And that is not that rare age these days. Also we are not talking about NHL level, with 55 OVR the player cannot even play in LIHL and trust me, there are hockey players in age 45-50 that still want to play, but they are in local semi-pro leagues most of us never heard of. 



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Posted September 01, 2018 - 11:54 AM

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And how often does it happened in GPHM? I have seen many players retiring around 40-45, not so many active older... And that is not that rare age these days. Also we are not talking about NHL level, with 55 OVR the player cannot even play in LIHL and trust me, there are hockey players in age 45-50 that still want to play, but they are in local semi-pro leagues most of us never heard of. 

 

The average NHL retirement age is 37. For some game worlds like Lumber, the average retirement age is closer to 40 or 41. I just think it can be toned down a bit.



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Posted September 01, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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I have a question. Can a player retire in the middle of his contract, or is it restricted to when the contract expires? I'm trying to sign a guy who's 35 years old, and I'd hate to see him retire in the middle of his active contract.



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Posted September 01, 2018 - 11:05 PM

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Gordie Howe was 52 when he retired from the NHL.  OK, he's a once-in-a-lifetime (maybe?) example, but still, it's possible.



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Posted September 02, 2018 - 06:16 AM

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He can retire, it happened to me with 36yo with 2 left on his contract.

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Posted September 02, 2018 - 08:52 AM

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He can retire, it happened to me with 36yo with 2 left on his contract.

 

Okay, thanks for the answer. That's good to keep in mind.



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Posted September 14, 2018 - 10:21 PM

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Waltzing retired now at the age of 49. I have another player Schavlav who is 43. Also a first ballot hall of famer; over 1000 points in reg season ghl; 8 golden cups. Been with my ghl team since he was an 18 yr old and now I'm sending him to aahl. 



#53

Posted December 11, 2018 - 08:29 PM

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Huh now I'm rebuilding my Poston Reds in the BHL with Vets 28-36, as long as they have the ability, and it seems to be working, my team is slowly getting better, my defense corps, is 18-36. It has improved completely, My guys are putting up blue and green numbers, their overalls are better than what we had. I seem to find that good vets can help your team get better, for whatever reason, but I do have youth coming up. I'm trying to reconstruct a 15th place team into a good team and reform them into a great team. 



#54

Posted December 13, 2018 - 12:30 AM

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Good to see this thread is still kicking...just like the old guys....

#55

Posted December 13, 2018 - 03:31 PM

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Good to see this thread is still kicking...just like the old guys....

Yeah, the old guys are the players who oughta have a Hall of fame in this game. I hope that will come someday, because I'm planning to get an all-star account soon. I like how the old guys play on my team, they've helped me jump from 15th place to 11th. I didn't drop any picks or nothing so the teams future is safe.



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Posted February 16, 2019 - 08:32 AM

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I've got a team of Old guys, Only one player is under 30 and he's just hitting his prime at 27. My Oldest player will be 40 next Season and he went up an Overall Point. He refuses to die so I'm gonna let him play until his days come to an end. He's still a solid defender too hasn't had an Average year on my team, always surprising me with solid seasons.  I don't know why I went with all the old guys but they've done me proud got me promoted and have brought me pretty good 8th and 9th place finishes. Well there might be a youth movement in Menahga some day, but it might have to wait a while.

 



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Posted April 14, 2019 - 08:00 PM

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I think the age of supreme Old Guys has now passed. I see old guys all over the place that are just train wrecks. Some of that probably has to deal with the new startup and what not but finding a serviceable Vet over 30 may be a challenge now. I had a guy (in both leagues) eho was over 30 and had sustained a long injury. As soon as I had brought them off IR they got injured for another long stint. Injury factors look to be altered as well making Vets even more questionable. This is me talking from LIHL - anyone in the ‘High Class’ have any grey haired studs?

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Posted April 15, 2019 - 10:58 AM

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This one is still going



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Posted April 15, 2019 - 10:59 AM

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This one is still going.  +25 and 16 points in 79 games

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Posted April 15, 2019 - 08:44 PM

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Is he declining hard? I imagine if you had him in his prime he was probably a sweet Defender!




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