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#39435 Cage trash talk

Posted by Erzac on May 17, 2019 - 04:16 PM

Erzac - how do you continue to bait my team into penalties.  I remember our GHL/SHL playoff series from Biscuit where I took 50 more PIMs in a 3-game series.  Now in Cage over 4 games the PIMs are 44-20.  Something about the Stray Cats send the Leopards into a rage.

Simply a territorial dispute - Leopards can't handle Stray Cats wandering into their zone.

#38814 An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule

Posted by Erzac on March 18, 2019 - 05:11 AM

If FA players keep appearing they are devalueing players we currently have.

This. Any sort of FA spawning should be kept to minimum, and timed at one certain point (start) of a season.

The most frustrating thing is when you acquire a player in a trade, and then see a better one magically appear in FA a day later.

#38777 Cage trash talk

Posted by Erzac on March 15, 2019 - 02:02 AM

The West is currently smoking us Eastern teams in inter-league play.

This, of course, is just a mere side-effect of not having the Eastern felines meet any Western teams yet.

#38737 S1 GHL Power Rankings

Posted by Erzac on March 10, 2019 - 05:37 AM

The power rankings have arrived again!


Eastern Conference


1. Deferiet Leopards (Paul T)

OFF: 88 DEF: 87 SG: 89 OVR: 87,3


2. St. Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac Ray)

OFF: 85 DEF: 88 SG: 96 OVR: 87,3


3. Fairbanks Union (Eric T)

OFF 86 DEF: 88 SG: 92 OVR: 87,0


4. Horn Lake Hooligans (Mike Grubb)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 92 OVR: 86,8


5. Netherhill Nightmares (Tyrod Gibson)

OFF: 87 DEF: 86 SG: 90 OVR: 86,7


6. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard Armour)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 85 OVR: 86,6


7. Sheshegwaning Dragons (Ives Pa)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 87 OVR: 86,5


8. Langenburg Bulldogs (Max Mol)

OFF: 86 DEF: 86 SG: 93 OVR: 86,3


9. Mango Duhawks (Dr. Jones)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 87 OVR: 86,3


10. Slaughterville Red Tide (Alexander Rasputin)

OFF: 85 DEF: 88 SG: 88 OVR: 86,3


11. Sault Ste Marie Battlin Bears (Joe Leconte)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 85 OVR: 86,2


12. Kingston Kamikaze (Antti Hänninen)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 83 OVR: 86,1


13. Wolf Trap Claws (Fango Wolf)

OFF: 86 DEF: 86 SG: 91 OVR: 85,9


14. Minnedosa Supersonics (J. J.)

OFF: 85 DEF: 86 SG: 86 OVR: 85,5



Western Conference


1. Kegashka Prairie Stars (Ferris Mason)

OFF: 86 DEF: 89 SG: 94 OVR: 87,7


2. Ithaca Ricochet (Marc S)

OFF: 85 DEF: 89 SG: 92 OVR: 87,3


3. West Chicago Hawks (Richard Feynman)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 94 OVR: 87,2


4. Montmorency Tomahawks (BEN \)

OFF: 86 DEF: 88 SG: 91 OVR: 87,1


5. Brass Castle Berzerkers (Matt H)

OFF: 86 DEF: 88 SG: 86 OVR: 87,0


6. Eastern Top Dogs (The Champ)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 89 OVR: 86,9


7. Enigma Rage (Wendel Clark)

OFF: 85 DEF: 87 SG: 90 OVR: 86,5


8. Mississauga Stealheads (Torbjörn Johansson)

OFF: 86 DEF: 86 SG: 86 OVR: 86,3


9. Earlton Golden Grizzlies (Pavel Libich)

OFF: 85 DEF: 86 SG: 92 OVR: 86,0


10. Yonker Wolverines (Jiri Heikkala)

OFF: 86 DEF: 86 SG: 86 OVR: 86,0


11. Scandinavia Steelers (J Jono)

OFF: 85 DEF: 87 SG: 87 OVR: 85,8


12. Eldred Elite (Steven Bennett)

OFF: 85 DEF: 87 SG: 86 OVR: 85,7


13. Blenheim Pirates (Martin J)

OFF: 85 DEF: 85 SG: 87 OVR: 85,4


14. Wendell Ravens (Cynthia Dumont)

OFF: 85 DEF: 86 SG: 83 OVR: 84,9



Calculated on day 7 of S1, using:


Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF*2) + (SG*2))/26



OFF: ovr sum of best 12 centers/forwards

DEF: ovr sum of best 6 defenders

SG: ovr of starting goalie


#38614 [SOLVED] Acquired Draft Pick still belongs to original team

Posted by Erzac on March 05, 2019 - 04:00 PM

To add to this as the other team in the second trade - the draft pick I traded is back in my possession, whilst I still also have the player I acquired as well. Something is indeed not right with trading picks.


Edit: As a possibly related side note - the picks still appear under the name of the previous(unedited) team in the trading screen.

#38465 Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!

Posted by Erzac on March 01, 2019 - 05:32 AM

On a quick glance it'd seem like the ratio for great and "normal" players seems to be good. Before more or less every player reached 90+ given enough time. Now the salaries are much more reasonable(high) for the star players as well.

#38397 Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!

Posted by Erzac on February 25, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Welp, making the wait for the weekend even harder than it usually is. Really looking forward to the release!

#38187 Season 17

Posted by Erzac on January 29, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Congrats to the Vandals! It was a good series, apart from the massacre in the last game.

#35870 Ridiculous results (sometimes)

Posted by Erzac on July 11, 2018 - 02:33 AM

It's also the very nature of simulations to come across as random sometimes. Under normal conditions, I'd say any given team within a league has at least a 20% chance of winning any other team within that league on any given night. That percentage is an extreme example, and even that leaves quite a bit of room for upsets.


And the better (player quality) team wins more often than it loses. For that I've some stats derived from the Biscuit power rankings over the 5 full seasons it's been there. Bearing in mind the power rankings only take into account player overalls, and there is always much more at play.


Between S10-S14:

67,5% of available playoff spots have been filled with top-8 teams.

Regular season winners have been ranked: 1st, 1st, 1st, 10th, 2nd.

Cup winners have been ranked: 1st, 7th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd.


The take is small, but it gives a hint as to that the materially best teams do prevail most of the time over a long enough time frame.



tldr, I think this game does a pretty good job when it comes to better teams winning games. There is always the random element that is present in sim games, as it should be.

#35736 Offering contracts to prospects?

Posted by Erzac on June 29, 2018 - 10:34 AM

CPU teams can offer contracts to prospects. You still hold the rights until 21. You can offer a contract to your prospect that is signed with a cpu team at any time, and he'll join your team at the start of the next season.


Human managers can't offer contracts to prospects they don't have rights to.


Edit: It appears that gators type faster than cats.

#35460 New Season Fatigue

Posted by Erzac on June 13, 2018 - 07:16 AM

Thanks.  Is the potential benefit to your team worth the extra fatigue for one preseason game?

I would recommend playing the full three preseason games to build confidence, but reduce training or ice-time for the fatiguing players if necessary.

#35424 GHL S15 power rankings

Posted by Erzac on June 12, 2018 - 09:08 AM

1. Deadwood Vandals (Kim "koekefix" Vandaele)

OFF: 91 DEF: 93 SG: 96 OVR: 92,3 (+0,9)

Age: 29,1

Best OVR skater: D Loick Bulloch, 32yo, 97 OVR.


2. West Chicago Protons (Richard "bouncer" Feynman)

OFF: 90 DEF: 94 SG: 97 OVR: 92,2 (+0,2)

Age: 30,7

Best OVR skater: D Adrien Berrouard, 32yo, 96 OVR.


3. St. Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac "Erzac" Ray)

OFF: 91 DEF: 93 SG: 93 OVR: 92,1 (+1,9)

Age: 29,2

Best OVR skater: F Valdemar Chovanec, 32yo, 96 OVR.


4. Portland Marauders (Xavier "xZhou" Zhou)

OFF: 90 DEF: 93 SG: 94 OVR: 91,9 (+0,8)

Age: 25,4

Best OVR skater: D Ghali Tadros, 38yo, 96 OVR.


5. Richford Rebels (Jusu "Jusu5" Manager)

OFF: 90 DEF: 92 SG: 95 OVR: 91,1 (+0,2)

Age: 28,6

Best OVR skater: D Nathaniel Poirier-Ladouceur, 23yo, 96 OVR.


6. Canmore Grizzlies (Matt "themattinthehat" Muffett)

OFF: 90 DEF: 92 SG: 92 OVR: 90,9 (+0,3)

Age: 28,9

Best OVR skater: D Oldřich Brož, 33yo, 95 OVR.


7. Thetford Mines Pegasus (Anthony "Pingu" Grauwels)

OFF: 90 DEF: 91 SG: 95 OVR: 90,9 (+1,1)

Age: 28,4

Best OVR skater: D Yan Palos-Sanschagrin, 23yo, 94 OVR.


8. Harrisonville Sabercats (Hurja "HurjaHerra" Herra)

OFF: 90 DEF: 90 SG: 96 OVR: 90,7 (+0,2)

Age: 29,0

Best OVR skater: D Nikolay Mandrykin, 30yo, 95 OVR.


9. Eldred Elite (Steven "Steve" Bennett)

OFF: 89 DEF: 92 SG: 91 OVR: 90,5 (+0,4)

Age: 28,4

Best OVR skater: D Zavon Mellor, 33yo, 95 OVR.


10. York Wolf Pack (Jiri "jiihee" Heikkala)

OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 93 OVR: 90,4 (+0,7)

Age 31,0

Best OVR skater: D Jesse Fiore, 31yo, 95 OVR.


11. Buckingham Breakouts (Jussi "jusatin" Ahonen)

OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 92 OVR: 90,3 (+1,1)

Age: 27,8

Best OVR skater: C Tjaž Avsenik, 21yo, 93 OVR.


12. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard "rainsilent" Armour)

OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 95 OVR: 90,2 (+0,2)

Age: 27,2

Best OVR skater: D Shane Helms, 23yo, 94 OVR.


13. Violet Volcano (Soupy Salez)

OFF: 88 DEF: 89 SG: 96 OVR: 89,2 (+0,1)

Age: 29,8

Best OVR skater: F Simon-Pier Byers, 24yo, 95 OVR.


14. Pinehurst Miners (Phoenix "phoenixtf" TF)

OFF: 87 DEF: 89 SG: 96 OVR: 88,3 (-0,2)

Age: 28,4

Best OVR skater: D Eliam Larochel, 21yo, 93 OVR.


15. *Sault Ste Marie Admirals (Jacques de Gatineau)

OFF: 87 DEF: 88 SG: 93 OVR: 87,9 (+2,6)

Age: 27,2

Best OVR skater: D Jakob Olsen, 20yo, 93 OVR.


16. *Horseheads North Thundering Herd (Bear Doggit)

OFF: 86 DEF: 89 SG: 88 OVR: 87,5 (+3,3)

Age: 31,9

Best OVR skater: D Alexey Filchenkov, 38yo, 91 OVR.


League AVG team OVR: 90,4 (Last season 90,0)

League AVG team age: 28,2 (Last season 28,6)


*=Team promoted from SHL


Edit: Change from last season in parenthesis.



Calculated on day 5 of S15, using:


Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26



OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards

DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders

SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)


In case of a tie for team best ovr skater, career performance rating for current league level was used as a tiebreaker. After that games played on current level, and then points.

#35399 Prospect Reputation

Posted by Erzac on June 11, 2018 - 09:47 AM

Personally, I haven't given much thought to reputation when drafting.


Mostly I pay attention to how players have progressed in their past season(s), as well as their performance and stats. There are sometimes prospects that look lucrative on draft day because of overall etc, but might have very slow development, and in the worst case never be ready for a roster spot.

#35397 S15 General Chat

Posted by Erzac on June 11, 2018 - 08:45 AM

Failure to lure the most sought-after FA Tadros to St.Thomas was followed by the busiest offseason to date, bringing significant amounts of talent and veteran presence to the Cats.



Wildersinn, C, 38yo, 93ovr

Lehto, C, 27yo, 92ovr

Lisi, F, 38yo, 92ovr

Maksudov, D, 32yo, 93ovr

2x GHL 3rd



Randell, C, 28yo, 90ovr

Gunther, D, 38yo, 90ovr

Huart, D, 22yo, 87ovr

GHL 1st

GHL 2nd

2x GHL 3rd

#35387 Serial cheater in Lumber

Posted by Erzac on June 10, 2018 - 03:13 PM

We all help each other so its normal to see sometimes trades that help more a team then a other one. I promess that we play fair.

Just to comment on this point here - multiple teams working together for the benefit of a single team is not fair competition, separate managers or not. If there is a closer bond between managers, like family, it can't be a factor in trades.


While probably everyone agrees helping out family members is a great thing, in competitive online sports manager games that help should be limited to giving advice etc. instead of direct aid, for example biased trades.


tldr: For reasons of fairness towards other managers, "family" is not a valid reason to base transactions on in a game such as this.