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    Steve got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in 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!  
     
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    Steve got a reaction from Paul T in Season 5 Individual Goals   
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    Some silver lining on the goals above.
    1. Bolduc vanished down the stretch and didn't even end up top 5 in goals... but thenhe turned it on in the playoffs and led the postseason in goals.
    2. Similar to above, Zluky did not accomplish the regular season goal, but ended up leading all defensemen in points during the playoffs.
    5. Same story, Cline led the postseason in +/-.
    So basically most of the player goals that I had set for the regular season where accomplished in the playoffs by those same players. 
     
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    Steve reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    END OF SEASON UPDATE:
     
    1)   Elouan Scott - (94 F):                                                                      Ovechkin + Gretzky trophies (Goals, Points*), Most shots* 
    Close, but went cold in the last 3 games to finish just off in both key categories.                             
    2)   Simon-Delorme - (92 D):                                                               Most Points by a Defenceman, Highest +/-
    Not even close. Hugely disappointing season on a top offensive team. Questioning his necessity to this squad, and may be moving on next season.
    3)   Henry Lux - (86 F (rookie)):                                                            Most Rookie Points
    Likely would have got this without the injury that sidelined him for 8 games. Still, hugely impressive debut campaign with limited ice time and often in a defensive role. 41 points, +16, nearly 60% CF.
    4)  D Sharshin, D Nazarov, F Patrushev, C Stalin, C Putin        100 combined points by Russian players
    DONE. 158 points total.
                      4a)                                                                                          At least 1 goal scored + assisted by ONLY Russian players
    Actually did this, Patrushev from Sharshin and Nazarov. Surprising.
    5)   Sagiv Schuppan - (87 G (rookie)):                                                  40 wins 
    31 wins, 4 shutouts, and finally settled in and been amazing late in the season with a couple of shutouts. Living up to his potential and 40 wins next season is not unthinkable. 
    6)   Roger Muller - (92 C):                                                                     FINALLY HIT GODDAMN 50 POINTS
    DONE! Just - exactly 50 points on the season. Frustrating, but there is progress.
    Team Objective:                                                                                   Score 300 goals, win 45 games
    DONE. 54 wins total including OT wins, good for 1st in the East. 318 GF. Record 1866 CF, and 57.9 CF%. This team absolutely destroyed at even-strength.
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    Accomplished on Day 76 by Jeremie Cline.  Receives $2M roster bonus on top of his $8M salary.

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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Season 5 Individual Goals   
    Third of the season update:
    1) Rafael Bolduc - 89 OVR Forward ... most GHL goals.
    Bolduc has 13 goals and is currently 6 goals back of the leaders (Whitely and Breton, 19).  Probably not possible to catch them as they are playing lights out, but a Top 5 finish in goals for Bolduc would be a success.
    Bolduc now at 31 goals, currently tied for 5th, and 5 back of Elie-Breton.  Still eyeing that top 5 finish, hoping for top 2.
     
    2) Kvido Zluky - 86 OVR Defenseman ... most GHL Points by a defenseman.
    Zluky currently has 17 points.  Leader has 24.  I expect a late season surge.  Although he will have to catch his own teammate first, Nickerson, who has 22.
    Zluky has 43 points.  The leader has 54.  This one is slowly slipping away.  He is currently 3rd in +/- and the pair of Zluky-Nickerson is Corsi 60 and PDO 70.  Can't ask for much more.
     
    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.
    Abort!  Abort!  I folded on this one early and I'm not happy about it.  But Pohl shouldn't have been as bad as he was.  Oh well.  Time to move on.
     
    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.
    This guy has been a dud as well.  A couple of games ago he blew a 4-0 lead halfway through the second.  High expectations for a pair of Heroic veterans did not work out.
     
    4) Svend Clausen - 82 OVR Forward ... most GHL Points and/or Goals by a rookie.
    Another dud.  Clausen has 1 point in 10 games and has spent most of the season in the AAHL.  My goals for the less skilled players were a bit unreasonable.  Lesson learned.
    4 points in 20 games.  All assists.  Hopefully he bounces back next season with a more consistent role.
     
    5)  Jeremie Cline - 97 OVR Center ... best GHL +/-.
    Cline is sitting at +18.  Leader is +24.  This can change in a blink.
    Cline is a +38.  The leader is +46.  This one is still in reach, although there are 2 other Stealheads, Nickerson and Zluky, sitting at +40.
     
    6)  Any single player on the Stealheads to record a Gordie Howe Hattrick.  If accomplished, that player will earn a $2M roster bonus.
    Not yet, but hopeful.
    Still nothing.  Very disappointing.
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    Steve reacted to Tyrod Gibson in Cage Season 5 GHL Awards   
    Yeeee Boooiii!
    What a season by Marinier, only 1 point behind Rackley 😜
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    Steve reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Cage Season 5 GHL Awards   
    Congratulations to everyone on yet another fantastic season! 
    This series of awards has been crowdsourced via Discord, and discussions were had. I am making a judgement call on a couple of the awards, but generally, there was clear consensus, and as usual, discussions AND ADDITIONAL TROPHIES are welcome.
    You know the drill.
     
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: BIG DELTA STEALHEADS (Paul T)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    JEREMIE CLINE (Big Delta Stealheads) - 19 points - (16GP - 9G/10A/+19)
     
    GHL East Champion: SLAUGHTERVILLE RED TIDE (Alexander Rasputin)
    GHL West Champion: ENIGMA RAGE (Wendel Clark)
     
    Manager of the Year: Jutsela (Coos Bay Commandos)
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    JOESPH RACKLEY (Enigma Rage) - 92 points - NEW LEAGUE RECORD    
    Fabrice Marinier (Vortex)
    Brendan Rowlett (Rage)
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    SHMUEL ELIE-BRETON (Sheshegwaning Dragons) - 45 goals              
    Jerald Whitely (Trojans)
    Matej Brincko (Duhawks)
     
     GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    FABRICE MARINIER (Maxville Vortex) - 57 assists           
    Valery Gibazov (Rage)
    Patrick Gornell (Red Tide)
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    JEAN-FRANCOIS SHORE (Enigma Rage)               
    Kwesi Cutter (Regals)
    Michele Amick (Bangers/Elite)
     
     
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    JAYDEN GARZA (Maxville Vortex)                        
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    GABRIEL LINDHOLM (Enigma Rage)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [+/- + BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    JEREMIE CLINE (Big Delta Stealheads)                   
    Elie Cuillerier (Elite)
    Valery Gibazov (Rage)
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    VALERY GIBAZOV (Enigma Rage)               
    Brendan Rowlett (Rage)
    Maksim Yatchenko (Elite)
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     FABRICE MARINIER (Maxville Vortex)   
     Joesph Rackley (Rage)
     Joaquim Harter (Trojans)
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    MARCUS BEAUPARLANT (Canuck Red Dragons)
    Sagiv Schuppan (Red Tide)
    Henry Lux (Red Tide)
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    MATEJ BRINCKO (Mango Duhawks)   
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    RICHARD YILDIRIM (Minnedosa Supersonics)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    WESLEY SOUDERS (Eldred Elite)
     
    *Notes: Calculations may not be entirely accurate due to limited visibility and inability to sort by position and outside Top 20 in GPHM stats format - if anyone sees mistakes, let me know and I will fix.
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    Steve got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Notable Retirements - Cage   
    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.  
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    Steve got a reaction from Paul T in Notable Retirements - Cage   
    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.  
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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Notable Retirements - Cage   
    First up - GEORGE MERCREDI (Goalie)
    As Cage took off in Season 1, George Mercredi, the then 89 overall keeper, found himself in a tough scenario as backup goalie on the St. Thomas Stray Cats.  The team appeared dominant from the get go, but he sat behind 28 year old Gregoire Wright (95 overall) on the depth chart.  Looking to clear cap space to build out his roster, manager Erzac scoured the league for potential suitors for Mercredi when he came across the Deferiet Leopards (now Big Delta Stealheads) and noticed that their goalie situation was garbage (two 83 overalls).  Erzac quickly messaged the Leopards manager, Paul T, looking for a trade.  The asking price... a mere GHL 2nd round pick.  Not knowing what the upcoming drafts would look like, Paul T hesitated for a split second before accepting the offer, which thrust Mercredi into a starting role.
    Mercredi's confidence after the trade seemed to be sky high as he led the Deferiet Leopards to a 20-0 start, making them the last team to lose a game in any game world after the GPHM refresh.  Mercredi would finish the season with a 35-11-3 record with a .936 save percentage and 1.92 GAA.  Unfortunately Paul T was aware that Mercredi was aging and jumped at an opportunity to acquire a much younger goalie at the time in Zach Woodley.  The 23 year old 91 overall Woodley appeared to be the long term solution for the Leopards in net, but the love affair never really worked out.  Both goalies posted respectable season 1 numbers, but the Leopards were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the #7 seed Bulldogs 3-1.  Mercredi's old team, the Stray Cats, ended up winning the Gold Cup in season 1 leaving Mercredi wondering what could have been.  The Leopards decided to move on from Mercredi at the end of season 1 and they would regret it a few seasons later. 
    After his dominant stint with the Leopards, Mercredi went on to guard the crease for the Parkland Lightning Bolts (season 2) and Miami Angels (season 3).  Both teams would relegate and Mercredi would comtemplate retirement.  After long talks with his family and agent, Mercredi decided to test the waters in season 4 and signed on with the newly promoted Bodmin Bangers.
    Season 4 with Bodmin turned out to be highly successful as he went 37-18-3 with a .914 save percentage and 2.63 GAA and a 4th place finish.  In the 2nd round of the season 4 playoffs, Mercredi found himself facing a familiar opponent, his old team, the Big Delta Stealheads (formerly Deferiet Leopards).  After going down 0-2, the Bangers, led by Mercredi, turned it around and ended up winning the next 3 games to defeat his old club.  Unfortunately the run came to an end in the conference finals where they lost to the eventual champions, Dragons.
    At the end of season 4, Big Delta showed an interest in acquiring back their old keeper as they were frustrated with their current goalie Michele Amick for his lackluster performances in big games, and they were not confident that 83 overall Henri Pohl was the answer either, despite a dominant season 4.  Mercredi was traded for Amick and he decided to give his career one more shot with his old club, despite multiple opinions around the league that he would retire.  Mercredi returned for season 5 knowing that he would be completing with Henri Pohl for the starting job.  Both Pohl and Mercredi struggled early on and Big Delta played musical chairs in goal, eventually settling on 19 year old Colby Gloria.  With Pohl's skills fading quickly, Mercredi earned the backup job mid season and throughout the playoffs.  The season ended in dream fashion with Big Delta winning the Gold Cup.  After captain Jeremie Cline hoisted the Cup, he immediately handed it to Mercredi.  His glory had finally been achieved as he skated around the Delta Dome with the Cup held high over his head.
    At the end of season 5, at age 40, George Mercredi decided to call it quits.  His career complete.  He will go down as one of the greatest Cage goalies of the early seasons.




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    Steve reacted to Paul T in Notable Retirements - Cage   
    I am creating this thread so managers can document retirements for players that were important to their team or the league.  Players that should be remembered.  A eulogy of sorts.
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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 😀.  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 😂
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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.