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#39863 NHL discussion

Posted by rainsilent on June 16, 2019 - 09:43 PM

Everyone believes in the timely save thing and Rask does have it. If he didn't the Bruins wouldn't have made it past the 1st round this offseason. We also do disagree and that is ok. I don't know how intimate your knowledge about the goalie position is but I know that you also view things from a B's fans perspective. Thus you are going to have a natural bias on things in certain ways. Some right and some wrong. There isn't anything wrong with that either.


I don't think any save Binnigton was asked to make was nearly as hard as those two shots on Rask. Binnington was asked to come up with some very difficult saves but none of them were bordering on impossible. Using your scale Binnington only faced a handful 9s at worst whereas Rask faced 3 10s to go with a handful of 9s at least. He even saved one of the 10s. St. Louis created better quality chances than the Bruins throughout the entirety of the game and the Bruins only created 4 to St. Louis' 2 after the 1st with the 2 by St. Louis being the best chances created all game.


All that said that dog story is not applicable at all.


Edit: After thinking about this post I realized that the wording of it can make it look like I am trying to discredit you. That was never my intent as I was only trying to point out what I thought were the origins of why we disagreed.  If you took this post to be aggressive or negative in a manner like that than I do apologize as it was not my intent whatsoever. This entire discussion between us was over a difference of opinion. An opinion that frankly neither of us can be proven right on.

#39787 Cage trash talk

Posted by rainsilent on June 10, 2019 - 01:55 PM

I can see quite a many players starting off of the bat from this draft. At the current moment, low 80s is more than workable in most lineups. In fact, I would dare say that a few managers can get all of their picks playing right now. Most notably the Rage's 3 picks could all be starting off of the bat and be productive.

#39721 NHL discussion

Posted by rainsilent on June 06, 2019 - 12:27 AM

I think Hughes would be better for NJ than Kakko. Hughes would fill in better at #2 than any other Cs in terms of the future and center depth is key. Besides if Hughes fell to the Rangers they would have an overabundance of young promising Cs. That said Hughes would go nicely in NY too. Personally, I don't care one way or another.

#39684 Manage Affiliate

Posted by rainsilent on June 03, 2019 - 08:34 AM

Sorry. I don't specifically know how much of a difference it makes to have them playing a lot vs a little. I don't think anyone does outside of Anders because testing that would be impossible. Outside of the known note that they get better faster if they are happy with their performance I am not sure that it matters. That said if you are concerned about playing time try not to have too many players above them on the minor team is the best that you can do. That said I think the easiest solution would be just having the ability to have an organizational depth chart and the minor team would go off of that.

#39676 Checking Lines

Posted by rainsilent on June 02, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Energy is more about big hits, fights and the like whereas checking is more defensive focused with physical play a part of that.

#39667 Cage trash talk

Posted by rainsilent on June 01, 2019 - 09:47 PM

Congratulations to Erzac on a good series. Every game was very close and decided on one goal.

#39651 Cage trash talk

Posted by rainsilent on June 01, 2019 - 06:34 AM

I echo the welcome back.


In regards to demotion, I said this somewhere that I actually currently see demotion as an advantage, especially if you don't have a strong team, because of all of the very meh 3-4 year contracts that a lot of GHL teams have. In fact, for a few days, I was seriously debating trying to deliberately do exactly that when I got this team. Had my second line not carried my team through the first month of the season at the top of the standings and I would have been fighting for a playoff spot like I thought I would have been I would have gone ahead and been a seller.


Ideally, you would quickly turn your team around so that you are back in the GHL by season 3 or 4. As a result, you could potentially gather a number of young players to build a team around. On top of it a number of players might be hitting FA too that would make good role players to fill in any gaps. All this while you likely pick low to mid in the draft for a year or two in the GHL while you build up your younger players.


Edit: The best time to take advantage of this though was this season. While it practically can still be done in the future you become more limited in what you can do in total as there are less bad contracts you can potentially use to your advantage when demoting.

#39614 player ego

Posted by rainsilent on May 30, 2019 - 11:18 PM

I did indeed.


A cocky person still isn't naturally confident. Case in point how many stories are there of someone saying that they can do something when they know they can't and later on admitted as such. I could be cocky as all saying that I can score a goal on Tuukka Rask for example however I have absolutely no confidence that I could actually score that goal. How many times do you hear a fan say that they could have made a better play than a player of a given sport? Like I could have hit that shot, made that pass, save, whatever. I feel fairly sure in saying that most of those fans can't back up what they are saying and know it. Cocky isn't the same thing as confidence.


On the inverse when you see someone that is confident in something are they being cocky too?

#39610 Cage Season 1 Individual Player Awards

Posted by rainsilent on May 30, 2019 - 08:03 PM

Best overall defensemen. It wouldn't be too bad an idea to offer another reward for most points by a Dman.


As for defensive you can sort by blocks and takeaways. Not a lot of forwards would likely show up though. Thus the time consuming task of searching through each team would have to be done. Thus if you want I'd be willing to do that.

#39594 Cage Season 1 Individual Player Awards

Posted by rainsilent on May 30, 2019 - 03:08 PM

I'm not sure +/- should be a factor at all in the calculations. Also for defensive forward I'm not sure points should be a factor either. Either way great work.

#39579 Shots on goal and player roles

Posted by rainsilent on May 30, 2019 - 08:05 AM

Player roles and line set ups. Snipers and power forwards seem to be the biggest shot takers. Having the line they are on be offensively focused will encourage more offense. Beyond that, it comes down to how your team plays relative to your opponent.

#39573 Shots on goal and player roles

Posted by rainsilent on May 29, 2019 - 07:03 PM

Well, I'd rather have my 99 shooting guys take the shots instead of 80ish ones :D


As I think any team would want their best shooter taking every shot in the game however when has that happened in an NHL game? I've seen instances where Brooks Orpik takes a shot on goal even though Alex Ovechkin is on the ice. The reality is that if a player finds themselves in a good shooting position then they should take the shot because you don't know if you will even get a better shot chance in that same offensive zone time.

#39563 Shots on goal and player roles

Posted by rainsilent on May 29, 2019 - 08:39 AM

Take shots away is a rather poor way of looking at it. Explaining why would be getting real deep into probability mathematics that doesn't go into answering your question so I won't give you a full explanation. Suffice to say the answer is no with a short explanation that the shot a given player takes no one else was going to take.


Basically, unless you have a way of finding out if your team is doing this:

Don't worry about who specifically is taking however many shots.

#39539 Trait preference

Posted by rainsilent on May 27, 2019 - 12:27 AM

This is funny because I am typically the exact opposite.  It's the Big Games trait that usually draws me in.  Something about that Green Heroic or Determined - and a strong opposition to Nervous and Anxious.  Lately I've been trying to put more emphasis on Ego.  Those Cocky and Arrogant players can boost your Winner Instinct, but I've found my team plays better when my players are mostly Friendly and Compassionate.  Could be all in my head.  Other than picking my 3 captains I don't really care about Leadership.  Ambition is another that doesn't really sway me one way or the other. 


Big Games is over rated in my opinion. A nervous or anxious player with a cocky ego can be just as clutch as a heroic or determined player. I don't go for any one thing over another as much as I try to find a balance and then keep it. If my team has high team work and winner instinct and I lose someone I try to make sure that what I get to replace them isn't too different than what I lost in terms of ego and clutch traits to avoid too drastic a swing.


The only time I key on any one trait is when looking at player development so I can try to guess how much actual potential the player has left in them. If they are growing a lot with lazy they likely are world class talents. If they are growing moderately with ambitious they likely aren't better than a B prospect.

#39510 Players matching tactic vs. Tactic familiarity

Posted by rainsilent on May 25, 2019 - 06:25 AM

It is indeed uncertain. That said for just one game I would scout the other team too and see what they have been using and use that to also factor into the decision. If they happen to be using current tactics that are better against one over the other that would also carry some weight into it.