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#34333 S14 General Chat

Posted by Steve on Yesterday, 01:28 AM

 Also, there seemed to be no immensely talented 18-19 year old goalies around.


This makes sense because Anders greatly modified the draft settings about 1-2 seasons back, so no more mutant draftees that are better than current starters.  



Here are the notable 25yo or younger GHL goalies I could find with a quick glance.


Vojsovic, 20 - 89

Malette, 21 - 95

Cook, 22 - 90

Fricker, 22 - 94

Koivula, 23 - 95

Senko, 24 - 96

Strass, 24 - 95

Yu, 24 - 96

Keehan, 25 - 90

Ormsby, 25 - 94


These guys will be in the game for at least 10+ seasons. 


This is why I'm considering moving down a couple leagues or so and hoping the North American style league will come online soon because with so many amazing players around for literally the next 3-4 years, it makes the GHL level less interesting as a hockey simulation when these outliers are part of the formula.  It's starting to feel a lot like the KHL; a handful of teams with All-Stars and everyone else.  Granted, by now we ALL have All-Stars, so maybe it feels more like the Olympics; Canada, US, Russia, Finland or Sweden, and the occasional other team every so often.  Honestly, this isn't a complaint against the good and consistently good teams in our league.  They ARE good managers, but the bad data in the roster data makes for a less than ideal playing environment.  

#34330 S14 General Chat

Posted by Steve on April 19, 2018 - 11:12 PM

I've been in the bottom 3 in scoring for each of the past 3-4 seasons and again this one (dead last currently!)!  I'm actually scoring HALF as many goals as I did in early seasons in the GHL when I was facing relegation.  Part of that is probably due to updates, but also the goalies in GHL now are all Hall of Fame level and I don't understand how any of our games have people scoring more than 2-3 goals a game. 


In fact, the obscene goalie levels is exactly why I think so many other settings are less important now.  Each game seems to mostly come down to which goalie is going to have the worse night.  It's starting to take the fun out of the game for me and creates these wild swings and streaks for each team, yet we are all mostly pretty even in talent AND standings.  I'm looking forward to when we get back to only 6-10 90+ovr goalies in the league, but not sure it will ever happen.  Look at Yu on the Vandals.  Isn't he like 23 and already 93ovr or something?!?!  It'll be 4 years in real time before he flushes out of the game, at least!  And there are lots of "Yu" types out there that aren't going away anytime soon.  At least this year's (and last's) draft looks more human. 

#34019 NHL Awards. What are your Picks/Opinions?

Posted by Steve on April 05, 2018 - 05:39 AM

I agree that Fleury deserves the Vezina more than the other ones.  I think that will become more apparent when the playoffs start and he carries the team.  


I had a hard time choosing between Hedman and Karlsson for the Norris.  

#33780 Age of Managers?

Posted by Steve on March 30, 2018 - 04:42 AM

Let's hear it for us old guys! One more year and I have to play in the seniors league!

#33773 1000 games

Posted by Steve on March 29, 2018 - 08:48 PM

Just noticed that those of us that have been in since the beginning and/or have a lot of playoff games are surpassing 1,000 games played! Hard to believe but shows the staying power of this game since each match is no more than once a day!?!? What have I been doing with my life?!?! Haha.

#33678 Old Guys

Posted by Steve on March 25, 2018 - 10:55 PM

Bublik still going strong at 40 years of age. Even seems like he might be able to jump 1 ovr this season if on hard training!




Yes!  That is exactly what you should do, keep him as your backup and train him hard each and every night!  Especially against the Elite! haha.  

#33677 Affiliate hoarding.

Posted by Steve on March 25, 2018 - 10:51 PM

I currently have 30 + 4 prospects.  I don't think prospects should count against your roster limit since they are unsigned.  It'd also encourage those prospects that are turning 21 to either be dealt or released to proper leagues instead of signing and burying in the minors for less than a $200k per season.  


I'd be fine with a limit of 35 at GHL level.  I think most of us would, but this would also unfairly disadvantage newly promoted teams who might be carrying salaries from even two leagues below.  If they cut them, then that counts against their cap, only making it more difficult for them to compete.  Plus, it wipes out a lot of their insurance salaries if they get demoted in their 1st or 2nd season at the higher level.  Maybe promoted teams could be given a 1-season time frame to meet the new league's roster limit?

#33566 S13 General Chat

Posted by Steve on March 20, 2018 - 10:38 PM

Congrats to the Biscuit GHL Season 13 Champions - Deadwood Vandals!


No easy fete to win it this year, so well earned!  

#33556 S13 General Chat

Posted by Steve on March 19, 2018 - 10:58 PM

3 in a row? Last 2 were won by Marauders. It's the 2nd final in a row for Pegasus.


Ah, you are correct!  I think I was thinking it feels like it should be 3 in a row for them since they have been so good for that long.  I'm always jealous of that kind of consistency.  

#33523 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on March 19, 2018 - 12:37 AM

14 penalties!  Including two 5-minute majors within a minute of each other.  34 penalty minutes = more than half the game on the PK!  Hahaha.  I mean, I didn't stand a chance at even strength, not sure why the refs had to make sure of it.


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And ZERO for the other team?  I think there are some KHL teams that would be jealous of that level of bribery!  

#33064 S13 General Chat

Posted by Steve on March 13, 2018 - 03:07 AM

Let's trade, you take Vandals and I'll take Grizzlies tonight!?!  haha.


Congrats on making it in!  For once, our last game of the season didn't matter!  

#33046 S13 General Chat

Posted by Steve on March 11, 2018 - 11:20 PM

The Breakouts are for the first time in franchise history officially in the GHL playoffs!


With an assist by Elite who beat Wolf Pack, knocking them out of the 8th and final spot.  Elite is also back in the GHL playoffs for the first time in three seasons after barely surviving relegation last season!!!  Hope I can follow up on your stellar work against the Vandals, my first round opponent and always tough playoff team!?!

#32999 S13 General Chat

Posted by Steve on March 08, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Don't worry, the other 5 teams battling with you for that last playoff spot will all be rooting against you!  Go Elite!  haha.

#32868 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on February 24, 2018 - 09:39 PM

Can somebody translate this for me, first time I have ever seen it in the game report:
The offense had a fantastic flow thanks to great thoroughness in previous situations

#32818 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on February 21, 2018 - 03:23 AM

Whohoo!  We scored more than 3 goals for the first time in 24 games!  We aren't 15th in goal scoring for nothing!?!?  


Unfortunately, my #1 goalie let in 4 in the first 35 mins against the lowest scoring team in the league (and in 16th place!).  


Then my team does something amazing, scoring 3 in the 3rd to force it into OT!  


We lose 5-4.  Did I mention this is the last place team.  Small violin.