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#35508 Trade Deadline earlier in the season

Posted by Paul T on June 14, 2018 - 11:06 AM

For possible fall release... I think having a trade deadline earlier in the season would be beneficial for a few reasons.  I will use Days 55 as an example (which falls around Game 50). 


Also to go along with this suggestion, I would also recommend that those players who are "happy with their current contract", be open to re-negotiating or flat our refusing to re-sign around Day 45 (around Game 40).


1) First, I think it would add some excitement to the game mid-season, giving managers another milestone to look forward to.  Preparing for the draft is exciting.  Silly season/free agency is exciting.  The playoff race toward the end of season is exciting + actual playoffs.  Why not add something in the middle for managers to look forward to?


Around Day 45, players are either willing to re-sign with your team or refuse to re-sign.  You then have 10 days to get your trades in before Day 55.  Personally, I think it would be an exciting 10 days of managers trying to wheel and deal before the deadline hits.  Then all managers must live with their decisions for the remaining 10 regular season games and through the playoffs.


2) Second, it would require managers to be proactive and take calculated risks based on their expected finish.  It would eliminate teams from making those final day trades to stack their teams for relegation - and would also not allow managers to trade expiring contracts on the final day of the season, which caused an issue this past season.


3) Finally, this is how professional sports are run - and I know that as a fan, I get really excited around the trade deadline every year in anticipation of what trades will be made.






#35502 Inaugural Tarnished Silver Biscuit Plate PreS 15

Posted by Paul T on June 14, 2018 - 08:32 AM

Normally I'd give it to the player from the winning team, but given the format of 1 player per team, I went with Kivinen, who I felt dominated in his two starts.  I may be slightly biased as he pitched a 40-save shutout against me and stole the game.  Who knows what would have happened if he started that 3rd game (not sure if it would have helped or hurt his cause). 


Camarillo is a very close 2nd.  6 points in 3 games is amazing.  He probably would have got my vote if there were some goals mixed in there. 


I love that my nominee had 1 point and was a -1.   :cool:  The 6/4/5 stats are what I like to see, though!  Hopefully those intangibles will start to translate into results.  Go Leopards!


Congrats to the Minnedosa Musketeers for winning it all.  This is like Boston's college hockey version of the Beanpot. 

#35470 SHL S15 power rankings

Posted by Paul T on June 13, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Lucky you... at least guys over 85 rated will talk to you! :)



Would you try to get a job at a place if you knew the owner was cheap?  :lol: :P

#35463 Inaugural Tarnished Silver Biscuit Plate PreS 15

Posted by Paul T on June 13, 2018 - 07:53 AM

LB - thanks for doing this.  Despite my poor showing thus far, I still love reading these recaps and appreciate the creativity.  Wish I could add more, but work has been kicking my @$$ lately.  I'll get back to form in the next couple of weeks.

#35412 Inaugural Tarnished Silver Biscuit Plate PreS 15

Posted by Paul T on June 11, 2018 - 04:42 PM

The 2.95M I am paying that goalie sure made him nervous.  He better turn things around real quick or he's going to find himself on waivers. :)

#35402 Prospect Reputation

Posted by Paul T on June 11, 2018 - 11:46 AM

I'm not sure how much importance a prospects reputation has since they can change over time and it also might be based on which league they are in.  For example, a Shooting Star in a lesser league would be equal to a Decent prospect in the Canadian league.


In terms of best to worst, (I think) it goes:

1. Shooting Star

2. Up and Coming

3. Promising

4. Hot Prospect

5. Decent Prospect


For your first draft I would take Erzac's advice.  Use a combination of Overall and factor in Development.  And make sure that the player's ratings fit your overall tactics (unless you want to use them as trade bait, then just take best available regardless of specific ratings).

#35400 Dirty Trades

Posted by Paul T on June 11, 2018 - 11:03 AM


I was going to say the same thing as PG.  I'm not sure if there was any ill intent behind the initial trade offer.  But having a trade deadline much earlier in the season would help prevent this type of scenario. 

#35336 S15 General Chat

Posted by Paul T on June 08, 2018 - 07:50 AM

Hahahahaha.  What a brilliant way to start off the S15 chat!

The epic music showing the 10M offer followed by the little bump sound showing the offer was rejected is pure gold.


But damn - I knew team and manager rep played a role, but should it really play THAT big a role? 

#35335 Inaugural Tarnished Silver Biscuit Plate PreS 15

Posted by Paul T on June 08, 2018 - 07:46 AM

I absolutely love this.


The entire thing had me laughing, but this part in particular had me rolling on the floor (or for you young people LOL and ROTFLMAO).


Tullahoma Tomcats - Promoted in 1st at season's end and are letting everyone know it!  Coach Wendel thinks he is pretty awesome

#35323 S14 General Chat

Posted by Paul T on June 07, 2018 - 04:14 PM

Nice one Kim. To bad we had to meet in the semis.


Pegasus = Lightning

#35317 S14 General Chat

Posted by Paul T on June 07, 2018 - 02:18 PM

A day late, but Congrats Kim on another championship!  Vandals, Protons, Marauders are the GHL versions of the the Penguins, Blackhawks, Kings (in that order).

#35303 Player Contracts - Arrogant Players

Posted by Paul T on June 07, 2018 - 09:40 AM

I am probably in the minority here, but I think the trade deadline should actually be moved up!  Say like Day 45.  I feel like managers should have to take calculated risks based on which players are not signed, getting too good, etc.


Both sides are definitely worth some discussion though.

#35300 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Paul T on June 07, 2018 - 08:45 AM

Well, I got my guy! I offered Dechaine a contract today and this GM laughed out loud at his response.

"...and Mr. Dechaine, here's your entry level contract. We'll need you to sign here, here....and here."

"...I can actually see myself leading your team to glory. But no hasty decisions, I'll sleep on it and get back to you."

My man is a 48 overall in the SHL - wow, this guy has some ego!


Exxeo - don't ever leave.

#35299 Bublik Appreciation Thread

Posted by Paul T on June 07, 2018 - 08:43 AM



I will always remember him for scoffing at me when I checked to see what he wanted for a salary as a free agent before season 14.

#35270 Playoff Push?

Posted by Paul T on June 06, 2018 - 09:06 AM

You bring up a great point.  I suppose if the top 5-6 draft prospects are that much better than the players who would go 7-16, I might consider tanking to get that stud player.  But being in a Slow world, I put more emphasis on short term.  I play to win.  Always.  If there's a chance I'd make the playoffs I'd go for it and try to pull a few upsets.