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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. 






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