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#35692 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on June 26, 2018 - 09:14 PM

My team.

Honestly, these are tears from laughing! Pretty sure I would lose to a BHL right now.


#35563 S15 General Chat

Posted by Steve on June 17, 2018 - 10:54 AM

I only picked up 1 FA, but I bid up a couple others since everyone has too much cap space. Maybe I have watched Storage Wars too much! "Yep!"


#35498 GHL S15 power rankings

Posted by Steve on June 13, 2018 - 11:55 PM

I'm predicting another brilliant season of abject mediocrity from the Elite as they once again struggle to figure out that scoring goals is how you win hockey games.  "Goals, we don't need no stinkin' goals!"




#35294 Bublik Appreciation Thread

Posted by Steve on June 07, 2018 - 04:48 AM

Ah, finally!  :)




#35262 S14 General Chat

Posted by Steve on June 06, 2018 - 01:20 AM

Today Kaila stepped in, kind of like Holtby against Tampa. Hope he can make shutout also tomorrow :)

 

Between Protons and the Vandals, you guys have won 8 of the last 10 GHL titles (6 Protons/2 Vandals) with Vandals trying to repeat.  

 

Trying to root for one of you in this series is like trying to decide which cousin I should try to kiss at the family reunion.  




#35227 v1.3.4

Posted by Steve on June 04, 2018 - 10:45 PM

Hey, I just noticed that if you accidentally remove a draft pick when offering a trade, the game doesn't let you add the draft pick back without opening a new trade menu.

It's been that way for a long time (+6 months).  It's more a nuisance than a problem, but would be nice to see if it can be fixed.  




#35226 S14 General Chat

Posted by Steve on June 04, 2018 - 10:43 PM

Great game for the GHL championship last night between Vandals and Protons.  Protons had it won (likely) had it not been for those two costly penalties in the 3rd and the 2 PPGs from Vandals that gave them the 1 goal victory.  

 

Trying to decide who to cheer for is a lot like watching the Knights-Caps series, either way, we all lose!  haha.  




#35199 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on June 03, 2018 - 10:53 PM

I expect this player to go abnormally high in the coming Biscuit draft, either due to vote rigging or not....  ;-)  
 
http://www.gameplanh...ayer?gpid=47088

 

Valery Putin, Center from RUJHL, surprised that he is "Arrogant".  




#35051 Line-Up position

Posted by Steve on May 30, 2018 - 04:58 AM

I will add that for the past two seasons, to get around the lack of data (which is ironic for such a data laden game!), I've developed my own spreadsheets.  However, the more I study, I think the dumber I get....  




#35024 Player salaries & cap (bug?)

Posted by Steve on May 28, 2018 - 11:26 PM

Seriously??  Because some of my players are trying to bend me over the bench!  One player that I picked up in FA last season is asking me for DOUBLE.  His overall rating went +1 this season, but it was only like 2 of his specific ratings went up, not all of them.  I suppose it's different from GHL to SHL.

 

Some players are just greedy, which is good!  But now, most seem too cheap for their own good.  The whole point of contract negotiations is for a player reaching their peak, either in skill or ego, is they SHOULD ask for more.  I'm not sure how the engine works or if it is just based on individual player's requests.  It'd be cool if I offered a 90ovr player $3M a year that suddenly all the other 90ovr players start thinking, hmmm, maybe I should be getting that too, etc.  That is probably more difficult than coding individual players and likely why we have the current situation, but now it is too easy to keep an All-Star level team in GHL and then back stock players in the AAHL that should be GHL starters or too expensive and in the SHL as a Star.  I'd be all for a 10-20% cap reduction in the GHL.  




#35005 Player salaries & cap (bug?)

Posted by Steve on May 28, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Agreed, I just resigned my top defenseman for the third straight year to a one year contract for less money than the previous contract and he is probably his prime.

Also, my 93ovr goalie is willing to take a 50% cut to stay on my team after I benched him half way through the season for having his worst season out of five. His ovr hasn't changed and he is 37, but he is asking for less than my 27 year old AAHL starter.....

The cap is too damn high! Haha, but I do think lowering it would create a positive cascading effect where all these FULL lineups of 90+ovr teams would have to let players go, and more of the mid 80 players would need to be used at the GHL or made available for SHL.


#34972 S14 Magic Numbers

Posted by Steve on May 27, 2018 - 12:18 AM

Here we are the last game of the season and as usual, lots to still be decided.

With the top four teams in GHL so close, any of the top four could still win the regular season crown. That's just crazy.

As usual, the final spot will be decided tonight as well. Stray Cats, Wolf Pack, and Sabercats are all within one point. Lower down, last night's Elite squeaky win past Volcano has Volcano, Miners, and Elite separated by just two points trying to avoid the dreaded relegation playoffs.

Two key matchup tonight.
Wolf Pack vs Elite since both teams are fighting for their survival.
Also, if Vandals can beat the Indians, they will win the league title.

The SHL is just as wild since Bangers beat Musketeers last night, now Bangers (5th) locked their postseason berth and put the next to last nail in the Musketeers' dreams. Musketeers can still get in, but now need to hope Bangers thump Leopards since the Musketeers can only get in if they win AND make up the three goal difference with Leopards.

Key Matchup:
Bangers vs Leopards!


#34944 S14 Magic Numbers

Posted by Steve on May 26, 2018 - 12:00 AM

2 to go!

With last night's victory, Minutemen have secured their playoff goals. Also, Miners beat Elite 2-1 with a 3rd period SHG (that pretty much sums up my season) to grab the cheap champagne slot of 12th. They control their own destiny now.

Straycats and Wolf Pack both lost, so it's a dead heat for the final two spots.

No real key matchups tonight as the schedule tends to favor the top half teams, so anything can happen.

Over in the SHL, Admirals locked up 1st place by holding Thundering Herd to only two goals.

The Bangers loss and wins by Musketeers and Leopards means those three teams are fighting amongst themselves for the final two playoff spots.

Tonight's Bangers vs Musketeers matchup will likely decide which one of those two teams will definitely be moving on to the postseason, no pressure!


#34914 S14 Magic Numbers

Posted by Steve on May 25, 2018 - 04:31 AM

You had me at Destiny's Mild!  




#34907 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on May 24, 2018 - 11:28 PM

This trade looks mostly fine to me, I don't see a lot of issues without knowing more about where the teams are in standings, draft pool, etc.  

 

Also, please stop hijacking what is supposed to be a funny thread into cheating discussions.  There are other threads for that or create your own, thanks!