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Minor change to the GHL playoff format

May 25, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Currently in the GHL, the playoff structure looks like:


Series A: Rank 1 vs Rank 8

Series B: Rank 2 vs Rank 7

Series C: Rank 3 vs Rank 6

Series D: Rank 4 vs Rank 5


Series E: Winner A vs Winner B

Series F: Winner C vs Winner D


Final: Winner E vs Winner F


The current path ensures that there will never be the top 2 teams fighting it out in the finals. It also makes it so that the teams rank 4th and 5th have the highest chance at getting the easiest path to the cup. And since the 5th place team is also entered into a better playoff lottery compared to the top 4 teams, it makes it the ideal position from a purely playoffs and potential future success standpoint. My suggestion is to simply change the following series:



Series E: Winner A vs Winner D

Series F: Winner C vs Winner B

Fishbowl season 13 discussion

May 24, 2018 - 03:25 AM

I love how there always seems to be 6ish teams a game or two away from GHL relegation, it's so exciting to watch while finally being a couple seasons away from it. I find it more nerve-racking and entertaining then the cup :D


Good luck to everybody still fighting for safety in this final stretch!

prospects trade status

March 29, 2018 - 10:04 AM

We should be able to set the trade status of prospects just like we can with players. I think that its especially needed for AI teams because whenever an AI GHL team gets lucky and drafts an amazing player, human managers manage to acquire the prospect in a trade before he can be signed. The trade I just noticed went through that prompted this suggestion would have been autodeclined almost immediately were it sent to a human. I'm not going to call the person out, but the trade was a 35 year old player on an expiring deal + a ghl 1st from a team that just finished in a high spot+ 2 pieces that will never be GHL pieces for a freshly drafted 90 overall prospect. There also weren't many good free agents this season so that 18 year old prospect was the only real asset that the AI had. IMO, just like the AI getting improvements so that they had young stars to their "untouchables", fresh, good prospects should get that same status.



Also, AI should make more signings sooner and immediately sign any star prospects. The AI hasn't done major team building and its almost day 3. The AI already looks like a guaranteed to be relegating team.

Tie breakers

March 16, 2018 - 12:48 PM

What exactly determines final standings in a tie? I always thought it was points > num wins > goal differential > goals as I swear that I've seen that before. But I've also seen some teams place ahead by having a better goal differential than total number of wins. Is there an actual order or is it just randomly select a team to get the better spot?

Fishbowl Power Rankings Season 12

January 14, 2018 - 12:02 AM

Back again with the new power rankings for Fishbowl season 12, on day 5.


I decided to change the formula slightly. Rather than only considering the best goalie, I've decided to weigh a teams best goalie at 0.75 and second best goalie at 0.25. Formula used for overall is:

[(average offence) * 12 + (average defence) * 12 + (best goalie) *0.75 + (second best goalie) * 0.25]/25



1. Larson Knights - Kelvin "unknown forum name"

Off: 90.67 Def 92.33 Glt:89.75 Ovr: 91.43

Previous position: 2nd, playoff 2


2. Hawkeye Revolution - Marcel Proust "MProust/Haradim"

Off: 89.42 Def: 92.17 Glt: 91.5 Ovr: 90.82

Previous position: 3rd, playoff 4


3. Horn lake Hooligans - Mike Grubb "Mickg34"

Off: 89.17 Def: 90.67 Glt: 95.25 Ovr: 90.13

Previous position: 1st + Golden cup winner


4. Pinewood Lumberjacks - Matt H "Mattlumberjacks" aka "me"

Off: 89 Def: 90.83 Glt: 90.75 Ovr: 89.95

Previous position: 10th


5. Cuba City Eagles - Mare Maro "unknown forum name"

Off: 89.17 Def: 89.33 Glt: 89 Ovr: 89.24

Previous position: 4th, playoff 2


6. Wynward Wildfire - Matthew Bernsten

Off: 88.33 Def: 89.83 Glt: 91.75 Ovr: 89.19

Previous position: 9th


7. Wildwood Violent Rush - Juho Kainulainen "Keskustankeisari"

Off: 88.75 Def: 89.5 Glt: 90.5 Ovr: 89.18

Previous position: 6th, playoff 2


8. Wolfe Wolves - Marcel Cloutier "unknown forum name"

Off: 87.58 Def: 90 Glt: 89.5 Ovr: 88.82

Previous position: 7th, playoff 3


9. Cedar Rapids Panthers - Mauri Nieminen " unknown forum name"

Off: 89.17 Def: 88.17 Glt: 90 Ovr: 88.72

Previous position: 5th, playoff 3


10. Urbancrest Comets - Noah High "unknown forum name"

Off: 88.33 Def: 88 Glt: 95.5 Ovr: 88.46

Previous position: 14th


11. Sellwood Spirits - Misco Grossi " unkown forum name"

Off: 87.75 Def 88.17 Glt: 88.75 Ovr: 87.99

Previous position: 11th


12. Molson Monkeys - Nathan Macdonald "unknown forum name"

Off: 87.42 Def: 88 Glt: 90.75 Ovr: 87.83

Previous position: 13th


13. Montmorency Vortex - computer (previously ineffableleafs)

Off: 86.92 Def: 87.83 Glt: 92.5 Ovr: 87.58

Previous position: 8th, playoff 2


14. Batchawana Battlin Bears - Joe Leconte "forum name unkown"

Off: 86.92 Def: 87.5 Glt: 91.5 Ovr: 87.38

Previous position: SHL 1st


15.Blenheim Pirates - Martin J. "unknown forum name"

Off: 87.08 Def: 86.67 Glt: 91.5 Ovr: 87.06

Previous position: 12th


16. Morden Defenders - Justin Camara "JMonkey"

Off: 85.08 Def: 87.83 Glt: 89.75 Ovr: 86.59

Previous position: SHL 2nd