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    Eldred Elite - Game World Cage
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  1. Was Putin not available on picture day?
  2. So if I understand correctly. I have my monthly fee paid to GPHM via Patreon and with my paid subscription, I get the code I then have to activate via the Manager Account screen on GPHM? If so, not hard, just want to make sure I understand what actions I need to take each month. Thanks!
  3. Several trade offers in Cage are currently coming up as "Error 500 Page does not exist". Most of these trades seem to involve Elite player Cullierer ( Anything with him no matter which manager initiates seems to have this error. Similarly with Souders, but not confirmed it is every trade. (
  4. Steve

    Season 6 Goals

    So just like last season, list your manager, team, individual goals for Season 6 below. Here are Elite's: Team Goals - 1. Win 45 games not counting OT. Have 41 and 40 last two seasons, but should finally be consistent enough to get 45 wins. 2. Get passed the second round of playoffs and then anything is possible. Individual Goals - 1. Yatchenko 40+ goals. The future franchise player. 2. Veres 50+ assists. This will require several on PP, but as the other franchise player, he needs to continue his rise to keep the title. 3. Goalies combine for 45+ wins, with Amick taking the vast majority but the new permanent backup Svoboda getting at least 10 wins in his first full season. 4. Newly acquired Steve Sessions (F) adds to my team of "late bloomers" and has a career season in points, with at least 30 goals. Manager Goal - 1. Know when to hold them, know when to fold them. When does the old age become more a liability than asset? Knowing when to shift out some major players at the end of their career, but not too soon. So a subset of this is to not panic if this season starts poorly, but not wait too long to do something about it either!
  5. Notable Retire Season 5 - Manuel Wyss - Defenseman A team is only as strong as its weakest link. The big contracts, the scoring titles, and stars of the game often go to the household name stars, but it's the players battling it out on the front lines lower on the depth chart that make or break a team's true success. Manuel Wyss was always in the trenches shoring up his teammates' weakest links. In only five short GHL seasons, he played on five different teams, often going unnoticed on each change in scenery, but always over performing above his expectations. Beginning in Season 1, Wyss began with the Lake Viking Bulldogs. To say it was a tumultuous start to a new league and new team would be an understatement. At 30 years old and a rating of 83ovr, Wyss found himself in a top 4 roll with the Bulldogs. After an 8-12 start, the Bulldogs continued to juggling their lineup, going through 10 D-men on the roster during that first year. Wyss found himself a casualty of that slow start and was traded to Enigma Rage in a swap that included Mario Vuillermet and Rowan Talbot-Gervais (step-brother to Ricky Gervais). Wyss was able to solidify a roster spot, getting 19 pts (8-11) for the remaining 60 games of the season and a 7th place playoff spot. After netting a goal in a hard fought 3-2 series loss to the West Chicago Hawks, Rage's season was over and so would be Wyss's time with the team. At the start of Season 2, after being waived unceremoniously by Rage, the Lightning Bolts picked him up for a two year stint as the team underwent the transition to the Miami Angels. Teaming up with the goalie George Mercredi, Wyss continued to show his ability to outshine some of his teammates as he scored 33 pts (15-18) in a strong depth role. However, once again Wyss found himself on the losing end of a first round playoff loss after going down three games to two in the five game series. The transition to Miami Angels for the team was not successful and Wyss only found himself starting 48 games and by far his worst year of his career. Following Season 3, at the start of Season 4 perennial under performers Eldred Elite picked Wyss up on a no frills one-year, $1.5 million contract. It was a chance for Wyss to prove he belonged in the GHL and Elite to garner some defenseman depth. Starting the season in the AAHL, Wyss made the best use of his opportunity and had 34 pts (17-17) in 49 games before being called up to the top six of Elite and finished the season with 13 pts in 24 games and a 0 +/- rating and a Corsi of 51.7%, all which caught the attention of Elite management of his ability to be a clutch performer in a depth role. With Wyss in his role on the the 3rd line D corps, Elite crawled up the standings to finish strongly in fifth place. Unfortunately, both for Wyss and the Elite, the playoffs ended almost as quickly as they had started and were swept out by the eventual Western Conference champion Victoria Regals. Now at the age of 35, Wyss resigned with Eldred Elite to try and continue both teams late season 4 success at a very paltry $1,147,000 for another year of service. Wyss continued to make the most of his time on the ice putting up a career tying 33 pts (12-21) in 80 games and a +8 with averaging only 14 mins a game, his lowest total ice time of his career. After a strong season both for Wyss and Elite, the storybook season came to an end during game five against the West Chicago Hawks in the conference semi-finals. Wyss played strong for the club putting up four points (1-3) in nine games in limited action as the #6 d-man. Following the season, Wyss was offered another one-year contract by Elite and all indications were that he would return as a strong veteran to help transition the defensemen corps to the new guard that will lead the team over the next 5-10 seasons. Unfortunately, facing age 36 and the current health crisis facing the world, he decided he would now take some time to spend with his family and go out on a high note with his season with Elite. Some champions never get rings, but will always be remembered by the fans and fellow players for what they bring to the rink each and every day. Manuel Wyss finished his career after five GHL seasons with 310 games, 50 goals, 75 assists, and a takeaway to giveaway ratio of 85/8.
  6. Oh great, I dropped again!
  7. What about a 21 year old that hasn't played in GHL yet? That seems like a rookie to me. I wouldn't necessarily count say a 25 year old from RUHL. OR instead/plus a Rookie of the Year, have a Young Gun award for best player on entry level contract? Just some suggestions, sadly I don't think I will have time to do the research for any awards, so I will be happy with whatever that person determines. It'd also be cool to start some 'award talk' about half way through the season (or sooner!) just to generate buzz and draw attention to players and story lines, etc. Maybe it'll draw in more than us usual 6-8 managers to talk.
  8. What defines a "rookie"? Are we going with simply someone with ZERO GHL games before? Just curious and like that as a new end of year category, but pity the person trying to determine it. Eldred Elite, as always, has very lofty goals this year! Listed in order of importance: 1. Win a playoff series, preferably against those bastards Prairie Stars/Regals! 2. Assuming last year is no fluke and my goalie Glandon is truly entering his prime, have him lead the league in Shutouts. He came close last year with 8. 3. Have S1 first round draft pick (#24) William Obeng prove he belongs to be a starter this season. He's getting a go as 3rd Line center to see if he can improve that line's role after a horrible S4. 4. Go deep into the playoffs as several players could be eyeing retirement homes after this season. If this team can't replicate last year's success, look for the rebuild to start early!
  9. There's always next season! ha! Cutter really is a beast and should probably get the playoff MVP if they win the Cup.
  10. Steve

    Manager Graveyard

    These kids today with their need for instant gratification! :P
  11. Steve

    Cage trash talk

    Although, Thomas was a bit of an a-hole about the whole White House visit, but maybe he was just ahead of his time! I've never understood the visit to the WH for sports champions anyways, pretty dumb in my opinion.
  12. Just like NHL, I'd love to see ties and/or no shootouts be brought back!
  13. Steve

    Cage trash talk

    He looked perfect last night against the Flyers. The Flyers played far better than Boston for at least 40 mins of that game and Carter Hart had a damn near perfect game, but Rask was perfect and that is why Boston won.
  14. Steve

    Cage trash talk

    Guess he didn't learn anything from Tim Thomas.