Steve

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    Steve reacted to Naekfor in Cage trade page   
    Pittsboro Plastic Attack belatedly trying out a new Trade Block format and Spamming it too many places https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Eqb3lsUGMmKiDtB-WnVQ3lzk9CJI9VebPxJ5y2y7DUA/edit?usp=sharing
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    Steve reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    18 year olds as rookies will also be significantly easier to track. When I pulled the stats last few seasons, you just go by the previous year's draft - usually there are only 5-6 rookies who would be in that conversation, so that's quite easy to track that way.
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    Looking through rosters to pick out players age 18-21 that have never played a GHL game before is not gonna happen.¬† To me, a rookie is an 18 year old... not a 19 or 20 year old that was too sh!tty to play a game yet ūüėÄ.¬† If needed, I can change my silly goal from "rookie" to "18 year old".¬† But for the purposes of this, only 18-year olds will apply.
    I like the second idea and something I had been thinking of myself last season.  Let's see if we remember or have time.
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in North American World?   
    Still feel this way.
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    Steve got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    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.
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    Steve reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    Looks like you and I are going to be competing in some of these, Paul. Looking forward to it. Also aiming quite high, but some of these have precedent. I invested heavily in Schuppan and Lux, who are both rookies, and Schuppan my starting G, so very interested to see what happens.

    Plus, with Putin and Stalin motivating my team to perform like only they can, there is no telling how far I can go. 
     
    1)   Elouan Scott - (94 F):                                                                      Ovechkin + Gretzky trophies (Goals, Points*), Most shots*                                   *current holder
    2)   Simon-Delorme - (92 D):                                                               Most Points by a Defenceman, Highest +/-
    3)   Henry Lux - (86 F (rookie)):                                                            Most Rookie Points
    4)  D Sharshin, D Nazarov, F Patrushev, C Stalin, C Putin        100 combined points by Russian players
                      4a)                                                                                          At least 1 goal scored + assisted by ONLY Russian players
    5)   Sagiv Schuppan - (87 G (rookie)):                                                  40 wins 
    6)   Roger Muller - (92 C):                                                                     FINALLY HIT GODDAMN 50 POINTS
     
    Team Objective:                                                                                   Score 300 goals, win 45 games
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Season 5 GHL Power Rankings   
    Season 5 Power Rankings - updated as of Day 10.  Hopefully the excel/screenshot method is readable for everyone.
     
    EASTERN CONFERENCE

     
    WESTERN CONFERENCE

     
     
    Top 5 Offenses:
    1)  Slaughterville Red Tide
    2)  Sheshegwaning Dragons
    3)  Enigma Rage
    4)  Sault Ste Marie Battlin Bears
    5)  Big Delta Stealheads
     
    Top 5 Defenses:
    1)  Victoria Regals
    2)  Sheshegwaning Dragons
    3)  Ithaca Ricochet
    4)  Rome Trojans
    5)  Slaughterville Red Tide
     
    _______________________________________________________
    The formula: 
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF * 2) + (SG * 2)) / 26
    Where: 
    OFF = sum of 12 highest rated centers & forwards*
    DEF = sum of 6 highest rated defenders*
    SG = overall of starting goalie
    * unless managers provided their unique roster set-up
    Originally created by:
    Erzac
     
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    Steve got a reaction from Paul T in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    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!  
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    Steve got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    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!  
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    Steve reacted to Peekaboo in National Team: Italy   
    They are too tall for Italians¬†ūüėā
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    As many will see, the Big Delta Stealheads will be taking a few steps back in this season's power rankings and will be focusing on developing some younger players.  We plan on remaining competitive in the hunt for the prestigious Golden Cup, but want to have some fun this season with individual player incentives.  Below are a few I will be tracking this season.  Mostly far fetched goals that will be difficult to attain given the tough competition - and frankly, I will be surprised if they are accomplished.  Also important to note that I won't be doing anything out of the ordinary to try and force these goals other than my typical roster and tactical set up.  Feel free to add your own (not limited to GHL).
     
    1) Rafael Bolduc - 89 OVR Forward ... most GHL goals.
    2) Kvido Zluky - 86 OVR Defenseman ... most GHL Points by a defenseman.
    3a) Henri Pohl - 83 OVR Goalie ... I want this guy to win Vezina.  Given his low endurance and the fact that my team wins might be lower than usual, I don't think that is possible.  Instead, I am going to try and get him 50-55 starts with the goal of GHL's best save percentage.
    3b)  I will play the hot hand in goal and Pohl will be given a long leash to keep the starting job.  In the event George Mercredi earns the starting job from Pohl, the same goal applies.
    4) Svend Clausen - 82 OVR Forward ... most GHL Points and/or Goals by a rookie.
    5)  Jeremie Cline - 97 OVR Center ... best GHL +/-.
    6)  Any single player on the Stealheads to record a Gordie Howe Hattrick.  If accomplished, that player will earn a $2M roster bonus.
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    Steve reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    I will be behind this 100%. Pohl came super close last year - what a story that would be. Might even tell my players to shoot wide when we play each other  .
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    Steve got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Cage Season 4 Individual Awards (GHL)   
    There's always next season!  ha!  Cutter really is a beast and should probably get the playoff MVP if they win the Cup.
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    Steve got a reaction from Paul T in Cage Season 4 Individual Awards (GHL)   
    There's always next season!  ha!  Cutter really is a beast and should probably get the playoff MVP if they win the Cup.
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    Steve got a reaction from Paul T in Manager Graveyard   
    These kids today with their need for instant gratification!  :P
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Manager Graveyard   
    Gone but not forgotten:
     
    1. Eric T (Fairbanks Union):  S1 - S2
    2. Matt H (Brass Castle Berserkers):  S1 - S2
    3. Mocha Wallace (Tionaga Red Thunder):  S3
    4. Kim Vandaele (Deadwood Vandals):  S3
    5. Torbjorn Johansson (Rycroft Red Thunder):  S4
    6. Jiri Heikkala (Yonker Wolverines):  S1 - S4
    7. Erzac (St. Thomas Stray Cats):  S1 - S4
    8. Ferris Mason (Kegashka Prairie Stars):  S1 - S4
    9. Jan Rosa (Various teams):  S3 - S4
    10. Mocha Wallace (Tionaga Yellow Jackets):  S5
    11. Ben/ (Vauban Tomahawks):  S1 - S5
     
    RIP
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    Agree.  And my dilemma is that during the regular season, there is no other goalie I would want on my team.  But during clutch moments, he's collapsed too many times for me to feel confident in him.  I also agree that many of the goals were not mostly his fault.  But in the end, you want a goalie that can elevate their game in the biggest moments and steal games for you.  That's what makes greatness... in any sport.  And that is not what I see from Rask.  In those moments, I'd rather have a goalie with a 3M salary and 4M spent elsewhere.
    Just to go back to the Thomas Cup Finals for a second.  He may have cost Boston 1 game in that series, but look at the entire body of work.  In a 7-game series, he let in 8 goals.  From games 1-7 it went:  1-3-1-0-1-2-0.  That is simply insane!  And if you go back 1 game further, he got the shutout in game 7 of the ECF vs. Tampa.  So Thomas finished those playoffs by only allowing 8 goals in his last 8 games.  Absurd numbers.  Compared to Rask's 18 goals allowed in the 7-game series vs. St. Louis.  Choke job.
    To me Thomas will always be the better Boston goalie.  If Rask eventually wins a Cup it will make it closer, but even still.
    Thomas:  4x All Star, 2x Vezina, Conn Smythe
    Rask:  3x All Star, 1 Vezina
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    Steve got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in RESEARCH NEEDED - Overtime / Shootout   
    Just like NHL, I'd love to see ties and/or no shootouts be brought back!
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    Steve reacted to AlexanderRasputin in RESEARCH NEEDED - Overtime / Shootout   
    This is still a bug. Just had a game that had 0 minutes of OT and went directly to a shootout (see screenshot).

    It's about time this problem gets fixed. If OT/shootout can't be handled properly, let's remove it altogether, but something has to be done - this is a big part of the game.

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    Steve got a reaction from Paul T in 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.  
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    Steve got a reaction from Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    Guess he didn't learn anything from Tim Thomas. 
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    LOL!  I played my 83 OVR backup who hadn’t lost in regulation all season. Now 9-1-3. And he (computer) countered with his 78 OVR affiliate goalie. Another point of note - they tied the game on a SHG and the GWG was scored by a 78 OVR player with no offensive skills. It was a tough one for sure. 
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    Steve reacted to StevieY in Cage trash talk   
    I'll take a guess at it...the Alligators.
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in v2.2.0   
    Also just realized you can look back at past season schedules now, too.  Good for viewing all time head to head results.  Loving V2.2.0 so far.
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    Steve reacted to Wick Schozen in Scouting Expected Finish   
    Does anyone know when exactly a scouting assignment is completed? Under the status of the assignment it has expected finish but does that mean that the scouting assignment can run beyond when it was expected to be completed?