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    rainsilent reacted to thomlch in How is your team doing?   
    Well I achieved the goal I set out to do in Duster.  Start at the bottom and win titles all the way up.
     
     
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    SEASON TEAM NAME MANAGER LEAGUE POSITION RECORD ACHIEVEMENT Season 6 Brentwood Lighting Cats Chris Thomley GHL 0th 0-0-0-0 Ongoing Season 5 Brentwood Lighting Cats Chris Thomley GHL 2nd 41-6-3-10 Golden cup winner Season 4 Brentwood Lighting Cats Chris Thomley SHL 1st 54-1-2-3 Promoted Season 3 Brentwood Lighting Cats Chris Thomley BHL 1st 56-3-0-1 Promoted Season 2 Brentwood Lighting Cats Chris Thomley IHL 1st 55-2-2-1 Promoted Season 1 Brentwood Lighting Cats Chris Thomley LIHL 1st 48-2-2-8 Promoted  
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Yann Rock in Lack of GHL free agents   
    I don't see it as important due to the fact that a players role can be manipulated by us at any time. Yes you want to match and complement skills but I do that by looking at the skills rather than by role as currently defined. The three playmakers line you mentined I have no doubt could be changed into other roles. I do change player roles as needed to avoid a line of three but roles seem very superficial and completely unneccisary due to redundancy to me.
     
    Edit: for example it is completely possible for one single player to be skilled enough to be able to take on 3, or even more, roles. However why should we bother having to assign a role at all thus potentially making them play a specific way? It should be about looking at skill (there is more but that goes beyond this) and a good manager being able to optimize the lineup to give the best possible chance of winning by placing players together whos skill sets best compliment each other while getting the line to play a style that best utilizes the players skills. Thus to me the role thing is more an inconvienent and annying fad more than anything else.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Bob Zee in Lack of GHL free agents   
    First it is very early so don't worry. Second your team is weak scoring wise in relative to the GHL but don't stress about it either. You have the Pheonix/Arizona or Columbus of the GHL. You had a team full of second line forwards in the SHL which is why you did so well. However when you went up to the GHL they effectively became 3rd and 4th line players. So you have a few 2nd line GHL quality forwards with mostly 3rd and 4th line GHL quality forwards.The biggest problem is that you seriously lack goal scorers. Most of your core players are 28+. Of the ones that aren't you only have 3 players under 28 that will be improving much. Unfortunately 2 will leave if you get relegated. So basically you have a very good SHL team with no serious future prospect of getting better as most players on your team are going to pretty much stay where they are talent wise. That is where the bad news ends however as you being relegated will almost force you to pretty much completely rebuild which would be a good thing. Almost a very good thing however we cant garuntee you get good players to build with in the future. The only two players you should be worried about losing to regulation are Aubry and Vodoleyev. Vodoleyev however isn't exactly the best G for his overall as his reflexes are slightly low for what I would like to see. He still is good though. The rest should be welcomed losses. If you want I can give you a plan to go by if you get relegated.
     
    I don't know your lines but you do have a few players that should be playing, one that absolutely shouldn't in the GHL that is currently and I suspect your lines aren't exactly optomized either.
     
    The best first line I can make with your team is Wyss, Mathieson and Mulcahy. Mathieson would be playing C. The best second line I can make is Baroni, Winchester and Gould. Third line I would make Arvisais, Bethelin at C and Huber. Alternately you could replace Berthelin at C with Zambroy. It is almost 50/50 between them. Berthelin has the best D and puck possesion but won't give much in actual offense, Zambroy gives the best puck possesion potential in combination with offense. For the 4th line I would put Socquet with Parkins and Deleon with the line set to grinder. That would remove Backstrom, St-Goddard and Bulgar from the lineup. Backstrom is the best of the three and the only one with any arguement to be playing however he has no faceoff ability and all of the other wingers on the first, second and third line are better than he is offensively whereas the 4th line is likely best used as a line to disrupt your opponents as you are left with pretty much no scoring at that point. Thus Backstrom, McLeod and Zambroy are your best injury replacements offensively and should be your first go to choices when replacing injuries on the first 3 lines. McLeod for any wing scorer, Zambroy for anyone playing C and Backstrom for any playmaking winger. However altrnately you could make a more offensive 4th line with those 3 scratches but it would be nowhere near as effective in the end as the grinder 4th line. Also you would be scratching Deleon and he is absolutly critical to helping you team shut down on the PK and you need everything you can to keep games close. All scoring wingers should be playing on their off wing to help them score that much more as you need as much scoring help as you can get. That leaves St-Goddard and Bulger as your final scratches. St-Goddard should replace any 4th line injuries and Bulger is sort of extra. He doesn't provide enough offense to be worth putting in the line up over anyone else and he isn't good defensively.
     
    Bednar should be the last defenseman to be seeing ice time on your team. He provides nothing of serious benefit offensively and is a massive liability defensively. Either of the two scratched defenseman would be great upgrades in comparison however Aubry would be the better choice as you desparately need another passing defenseman. As for how I would set them up I would do this; Karnaukhov and Forsher first pair, Ander and Kiss 2nd with Aubry and Henschen on the 3rd. That leaves Bednar and Criddle as scratches. Criddle is by far the better of the two so should be the go to replacement for any injuries.
     
    Your first powerplay should be straight forward. First O line and first D pair. Second should be second O line with Ander and Arvisais on D. If you were really adventurous I would try Karnaukhov and Arvisais on D for the first PP and Forshner and Huber on D for the second. If your PP struggles to be better than 15% with my first suggestion do the more adventurous PP set up. It provides more offense but is inherently more risky with a forward on the point. If you would rather just do the adventurous PP set up it would be a good idea but I would be concerned about PK goals against in the GHL with it. PK is straight forward here. Deleon and Mathieson at C with first D pair on the first PK. Huber and Berthelin at C with Ander and Kiss on the second PK. Obviously Vodoleyev is your #1 G with Bursey your #2. That is what I would do with your lineup as it is what i think would be best. That doesn't mean it is the best. It is just my opinion and what I would do.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Yann Rock in Lack of GHL free agents   
    Your welcome Yann. Your team will struggle against the better teams in the GHL but you should be able to hold your own against the other teams in the lower middle or struggling. Be modest with your season expectations. Your realistic aims should be trying to keep from regulation. However keep an eye on FA in case some scorers come out. If you can get a few 1st line scoring forwards (87 or better scoring and 82 or better overall) your team actually becomes pretty decent for a GHL team. Your team isn't far off but sadly most players you have wont grow thus almost no matter what a complete rebuild is going to be needed in a year or two. If you regulate or not will highly determin the nature of how you should go about it.
     
    Jusatin without going into line details your team's issues are defense, both forwards (especially so forwards) and defenseman, and goaltending. You have only 1 good defensive forward (with only one other decently good one and 2 average, the rest are poor for the GHL) and you are playing 3 defenseman that are real liabilities defensively in the GHL. To boot your goalies all have bad reflexes for the GHL in my opinion as I think 80 is barely acceptable for a starting goalie for the GHL. 85-88 is, in my mind, what is currently good in the GHL. Most scoring forwards in the GHL have better than 85 goal scoring with the better ones around 90. Your current goalies are having trouble "keeping up" with the powerful shots they are seeing. Add in the lack of overall D help and your team has to win shootouts which offensively it can do but it is a loosing battle as opposing teams you can expect to have similar offensive talent with much better defense and goaltending. You can minimise the defensive issues you have, but they will not be eliminated by any stretch, with the players you do have currently on their team but there isn't really a good enough goalie for the GHL in FA. To boot none would be better than your current #1. The #1 thing you need is a starting goalie so keep an eye out for one in FA over the season. However even if you mitigate your defensive woes with what you have you will seriously struggle to stay in games with your current goalies. I would be surprised to see your PK% in the 80s no matter what you do with what you currently have as at your best your team D overall is still below average and your goaltending isn't very good either. If you happen to get a good goalie from FA early your current D and O, when at best, may be able to keep you from regulation. If you don't get one early you will be fighting to get out of a very deep hole you may not be able to get out of.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Mark Z in Lack of GHL free agents   
    First it is very early so don't worry. Second your team is weak scoring wise in relative to the GHL but don't stress about it either. You have the Pheonix/Arizona or Columbus of the GHL. You had a team full of second line forwards in the SHL which is why you did so well. However when you went up to the GHL they effectively became 3rd and 4th line players. So you have a few 2nd line GHL quality forwards with mostly 3rd and 4th line GHL quality forwards.The biggest problem is that you seriously lack goal scorers. Most of your core players are 28+. Of the ones that aren't you only have 3 players under 28 that will be improving much. Unfortunately 2 will leave if you get relegated. So basically you have a very good SHL team with no serious future prospect of getting better as most players on your team are going to pretty much stay where they are talent wise. That is where the bad news ends however as you being relegated will almost force you to pretty much completely rebuild which would be a good thing. Almost a very good thing however we cant garuntee you get good players to build with in the future. The only two players you should be worried about losing to regulation are Aubry and Vodoleyev. Vodoleyev however isn't exactly the best G for his overall as his reflexes are slightly low for what I would like to see. He still is good though. The rest should be welcomed losses. If you want I can give you a plan to go by if you get relegated.
     
    I don't know your lines but you do have a few players that should be playing, one that absolutely shouldn't in the GHL that is currently and I suspect your lines aren't exactly optomized either.
     
    The best first line I can make with your team is Wyss, Mathieson and Mulcahy. Mathieson would be playing C. The best second line I can make is Baroni, Winchester and Gould. Third line I would make Arvisais, Bethelin at C and Huber. Alternately you could replace Berthelin at C with Zambroy. It is almost 50/50 between them. Berthelin has the best D and puck possesion but won't give much in actual offense, Zambroy gives the best puck possesion potential in combination with offense. For the 4th line I would put Socquet with Parkins and Deleon with the line set to grinder. That would remove Backstrom, St-Goddard and Bulgar from the lineup. Backstrom is the best of the three and the only one with any arguement to be playing however he has no faceoff ability and all of the other wingers on the first, second and third line are better than he is offensively whereas the 4th line is likely best used as a line to disrupt your opponents as you are left with pretty much no scoring at that point. Thus Backstrom, McLeod and Zambroy are your best injury replacements offensively and should be your first go to choices when replacing injuries on the first 3 lines. McLeod for any wing scorer, Zambroy for anyone playing C and Backstrom for any playmaking winger. However altrnately you could make a more offensive 4th line with those 3 scratches but it would be nowhere near as effective in the end as the grinder 4th line. Also you would be scratching Deleon and he is absolutly critical to helping you team shut down on the PK and you need everything you can to keep games close. All scoring wingers should be playing on their off wing to help them score that much more as you need as much scoring help as you can get. That leaves St-Goddard and Bulger as your final scratches. St-Goddard should replace any 4th line injuries and Bulger is sort of extra. He doesn't provide enough offense to be worth putting in the line up over anyone else and he isn't good defensively.
     
    Bednar should be the last defenseman to be seeing ice time on your team. He provides nothing of serious benefit offensively and is a massive liability defensively. Either of the two scratched defenseman would be great upgrades in comparison however Aubry would be the better choice as you desparately need another passing defenseman. As for how I would set them up I would do this; Karnaukhov and Forsher first pair, Ander and Kiss 2nd with Aubry and Henschen on the 3rd. That leaves Bednar and Criddle as scratches. Criddle is by far the better of the two so should be the go to replacement for any injuries.
     
    Your first powerplay should be straight forward. First O line and first D pair. Second should be second O line with Ander and Arvisais on D. If you were really adventurous I would try Karnaukhov and Arvisais on D for the first PP and Forshner and Huber on D for the second. If your PP struggles to be better than 15% with my first suggestion do the more adventurous PP set up. It provides more offense but is inherently more risky with a forward on the point. If you would rather just do the adventurous PP set up it would be a good idea but I would be concerned about PK goals against in the GHL with it. PK is straight forward here. Deleon and Mathieson at C with first D pair on the first PK. Huber and Berthelin at C with Ander and Kiss on the second PK. Obviously Vodoleyev is your #1 G with Bursey your #2. That is what I would do with your lineup as it is what i think would be best. That doesn't mean it is the best. It is just my opinion and what I would do.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from jusatin in Lack of GHL free agents   
    First it is very early so don't worry. Second your team is weak scoring wise in relative to the GHL but don't stress about it either. You have the Pheonix/Arizona or Columbus of the GHL. You had a team full of second line forwards in the SHL which is why you did so well. However when you went up to the GHL they effectively became 3rd and 4th line players. So you have a few 2nd line GHL quality forwards with mostly 3rd and 4th line GHL quality forwards.The biggest problem is that you seriously lack goal scorers. Most of your core players are 28+. Of the ones that aren't you only have 3 players under 28 that will be improving much. Unfortunately 2 will leave if you get relegated. So basically you have a very good SHL team with no serious future prospect of getting better as most players on your team are going to pretty much stay where they are talent wise. That is where the bad news ends however as you being relegated will almost force you to pretty much completely rebuild which would be a good thing. Almost a very good thing however we cant garuntee you get good players to build with in the future. The only two players you should be worried about losing to regulation are Aubry and Vodoleyev. Vodoleyev however isn't exactly the best G for his overall as his reflexes are slightly low for what I would like to see. He still is good though. The rest should be welcomed losses. If you want I can give you a plan to go by if you get relegated.
     
    I don't know your lines but you do have a few players that should be playing, one that absolutely shouldn't in the GHL that is currently and I suspect your lines aren't exactly optomized either.
     
    The best first line I can make with your team is Wyss, Mathieson and Mulcahy. Mathieson would be playing C. The best second line I can make is Baroni, Winchester and Gould. Third line I would make Arvisais, Bethelin at C and Huber. Alternately you could replace Berthelin at C with Zambroy. It is almost 50/50 between them. Berthelin has the best D and puck possesion but won't give much in actual offense, Zambroy gives the best puck possesion potential in combination with offense. For the 4th line I would put Socquet with Parkins and Deleon with the line set to grinder. That would remove Backstrom, St-Goddard and Bulgar from the lineup. Backstrom is the best of the three and the only one with any arguement to be playing however he has no faceoff ability and all of the other wingers on the first, second and third line are better than he is offensively whereas the 4th line is likely best used as a line to disrupt your opponents as you are left with pretty much no scoring at that point. Thus Backstrom, McLeod and Zambroy are your best injury replacements offensively and should be your first go to choices when replacing injuries on the first 3 lines. McLeod for any wing scorer, Zambroy for anyone playing C and Backstrom for any playmaking winger. However altrnately you could make a more offensive 4th line with those 3 scratches but it would be nowhere near as effective in the end as the grinder 4th line. Also you would be scratching Deleon and he is absolutly critical to helping you team shut down on the PK and you need everything you can to keep games close. All scoring wingers should be playing on their off wing to help them score that much more as you need as much scoring help as you can get. That leaves St-Goddard and Bulger as your final scratches. St-Goddard should replace any 4th line injuries and Bulger is sort of extra. He doesn't provide enough offense to be worth putting in the line up over anyone else and he isn't good defensively.
     
    Bednar should be the last defenseman to be seeing ice time on your team. He provides nothing of serious benefit offensively and is a massive liability defensively. Either of the two scratched defenseman would be great upgrades in comparison however Aubry would be the better choice as you desparately need another passing defenseman. As for how I would set them up I would do this; Karnaukhov and Forsher first pair, Ander and Kiss 2nd with Aubry and Henschen on the 3rd. That leaves Bednar and Criddle as scratches. Criddle is by far the better of the two so should be the go to replacement for any injuries.
     
    Your first powerplay should be straight forward. First O line and first D pair. Second should be second O line with Ander and Arvisais on D. If you were really adventurous I would try Karnaukhov and Arvisais on D for the first PP and Forshner and Huber on D for the second. If your PP struggles to be better than 15% with my first suggestion do the more adventurous PP set up. It provides more offense but is inherently more risky with a forward on the point. If you would rather just do the adventurous PP set up it would be a good idea but I would be concerned about PK goals against in the GHL with it. PK is straight forward here. Deleon and Mathieson at C with first D pair on the first PK. Huber and Berthelin at C with Ander and Kiss on the second PK. Obviously Vodoleyev is your #1 G with Bursey your #2. That is what I would do with your lineup as it is what i think would be best. That doesn't mean it is the best. It is just my opinion and what I would do.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Yann Rock in Lack of GHL free agents   
    First it is very early so don't worry. Second your team is weak scoring wise in relative to the GHL but don't stress about it either. You have the Pheonix/Arizona or Columbus of the GHL. You had a team full of second line forwards in the SHL which is why you did so well. However when you went up to the GHL they effectively became 3rd and 4th line players. So you have a few 2nd line GHL quality forwards with mostly 3rd and 4th line GHL quality forwards.The biggest problem is that you seriously lack goal scorers. Most of your core players are 28+. Of the ones that aren't you only have 3 players under 28 that will be improving much. Unfortunately 2 will leave if you get relegated. So basically you have a very good SHL team with no serious future prospect of getting better as most players on your team are going to pretty much stay where they are talent wise. That is where the bad news ends however as you being relegated will almost force you to pretty much completely rebuild which would be a good thing. Almost a very good thing however we cant garuntee you get good players to build with in the future. The only two players you should be worried about losing to regulation are Aubry and Vodoleyev. Vodoleyev however isn't exactly the best G for his overall as his reflexes are slightly low for what I would like to see. He still is good though. The rest should be welcomed losses. If you want I can give you a plan to go by if you get relegated.
     
    I don't know your lines but you do have a few players that should be playing, one that absolutely shouldn't in the GHL that is currently and I suspect your lines aren't exactly optomized either.
     
    The best first line I can make with your team is Wyss, Mathieson and Mulcahy. Mathieson would be playing C. The best second line I can make is Baroni, Winchester and Gould. Third line I would make Arvisais, Bethelin at C and Huber. Alternately you could replace Berthelin at C with Zambroy. It is almost 50/50 between them. Berthelin has the best D and puck possesion but won't give much in actual offense, Zambroy gives the best puck possesion potential in combination with offense. For the 4th line I would put Socquet with Parkins and Deleon with the line set to grinder. That would remove Backstrom, St-Goddard and Bulgar from the lineup. Backstrom is the best of the three and the only one with any arguement to be playing however he has no faceoff ability and all of the other wingers on the first, second and third line are better than he is offensively whereas the 4th line is likely best used as a line to disrupt your opponents as you are left with pretty much no scoring at that point. Thus Backstrom, McLeod and Zambroy are your best injury replacements offensively and should be your first go to choices when replacing injuries on the first 3 lines. McLeod for any wing scorer, Zambroy for anyone playing C and Backstrom for any playmaking winger. However altrnately you could make a more offensive 4th line with those 3 scratches but it would be nowhere near as effective in the end as the grinder 4th line. Also you would be scratching Deleon and he is absolutly critical to helping you team shut down on the PK and you need everything you can to keep games close. All scoring wingers should be playing on their off wing to help them score that much more as you need as much scoring help as you can get. That leaves St-Goddard and Bulger as your final scratches. St-Goddard should replace any 4th line injuries and Bulger is sort of extra. He doesn't provide enough offense to be worth putting in the line up over anyone else and he isn't good defensively.
     
    Bednar should be the last defenseman to be seeing ice time on your team. He provides nothing of serious benefit offensively and is a massive liability defensively. Either of the two scratched defenseman would be great upgrades in comparison however Aubry would be the better choice as you desparately need another passing defenseman. As for how I would set them up I would do this; Karnaukhov and Forsher first pair, Ander and Kiss 2nd with Aubry and Henschen on the 3rd. That leaves Bednar and Criddle as scratches. Criddle is by far the better of the two so should be the go to replacement for any injuries.
     
    Your first powerplay should be straight forward. First O line and first D pair. Second should be second O line with Ander and Arvisais on D. If you were really adventurous I would try Karnaukhov and Arvisais on D for the first PP and Forshner and Huber on D for the second. If your PP struggles to be better than 15% with my first suggestion do the more adventurous PP set up. It provides more offense but is inherently more risky with a forward on the point. If you would rather just do the adventurous PP set up it would be a good idea but I would be concerned about PK goals against in the GHL with it. PK is straight forward here. Deleon and Mathieson at C with first D pair on the first PK. Huber and Berthelin at C with Ander and Kiss on the second PK. Obviously Vodoleyev is your #1 G with Bursey your #2. That is what I would do with your lineup as it is what i think would be best. That doesn't mean it is the best. It is just my opinion and what I would do.
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    rainsilent reacted to Bob Zee in How is your team doing?   
    Unbelievable!!  I took over the Mount Healthy Young Guns in the Gold Hockey League when they were in dead last place.  Nobody would sign with us because of our record.  Slowly I built a better team, and fought our way from 16th place to 6th by the time the playoffs started.  We beat the 3rd place team in the 1st round of the playoffs, then beat the 2nd place team in the 2nd round, and finally won the championship against the #1 ranked team.  
     
    Woohoo!!  My first Championship.  
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    rainsilent reacted to GamePlanHockey in Hotfix 1.1.6-beta   
    Bug fixes and improvements
     
    Fixed bug where players in some cases would accept a to low salary Players now takes current stats into consideration for salary demands Adjustment of player evaluation of contract offers Fixed bug where new created players overall didn't fit league level Fixed bug where team wasn't listed as interested team when adding player to shortlist Contract extensions and free agent signings now adds to career highlights