rainsilent

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    rainsilent got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Cage trash talk   
    So. I take it nobody wants to win this season?
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    rainsilent got a reaction from flowbish1 in My thoughts on endurance   
    I run everyone on my team at hard and just split up the playing time to keep them from getting tired.
     
    Also, the first injury of the season just happened.
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    rainsilent reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.1.0   
    New features
    Support for payments with Strong Customer Authentication (Already pre-released in September) Reworked and integrated help files including page guides, quick help and search Introducing - Advanced stats Help filesThe help files are now moving into to the game. To the bottom right of your screen you'll find a big help icon. This is the help menu, from here you can access page guides and all help files. The page guides are a great place to start if you're new to the game while the help files section will explain how things work in a more detailed manner. The help files section also comes with a search function to easily find what you're looking for. Most help files texts have been reworked and many new sections have been added. Even so, there may still be gaps to fill, so don't hesitate to contact us if you're missing some info. On top of this, you'll also notice small help icons in the game. These icons can be hovered for a quick tip and clicked to open the corresponding help files section for further reading. Please note that you can hide these help icons by visiting your manager page and select settings from the action menu. Advanced statsIn this release I'm really excited to introduce some advanced stats into the game. I've always been a big fan of hockey stats and it has always been a big part of this game, so it's now time to take the next step by introducing Corsi and PDO stats. These kind of stats is a great help when studying teams' and players' performance over a longer period of time. It's a great tool to predict trends and spot slumps. On team and player pages you will now find a second sub menu for these advanced stats. And this is hopefully just the beginning, we're looking to add more advanced stat types and analytics tools in the future. And if you're now missing some stats from the old views, the missing stat columns may have been moved into the advanced stats section.  Please note that even if the game engine always produced these kind of game situations we never extracted the stats until this point, that's why stats will start to be collected and displayed from your next game and forward. If you're new to these kind of stats and want to know more please note that the newly added help files are updated with a new section regarding these stats. Bug fixes and improvementsSmall adjustment of game engine. Fixed bug where list offer trade offers could not be completely emptied Fixed bug where waiver claim lottery crashed Fixed bug where salary cap info was not displayed correctly when trade offer included players on IR or waivers Fixed bug where an entry level contract could be offered to overaged players Fixed bug where a trade offer could be accepted by the initiate party Fixed bug where salary demands and salary cap could be unsync after team promoted to new level Fixed bug where trade offers was not canceled on transfer deadline Fixed bug where news item displayed wrong start day for next playoff round Fixed bug where some players was not released properly from expiring contracts Fixed bug where conference info for top teams on world page was missing Fixed minor issues with subscriptions Various layout fixes
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Deadwing in Here you are Deadwing   
    Since you want to see it.

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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in An observation on Training (and some questions)   
    I can't answer what you are asking but I figured that I would throw a few points into here as well.
     
    Yes, the player role makes a difference in training from what I understand. However, team tactics play a bigger role if I understand correctly.
     
    In terms of the growth of individual skill, it has been changed as well on a player by player basis. As a result, not all players will grow the same rate for every skill. In the prior version of the game, there was little difference in the growth rate between players as a result. On top of that, not all players have a skill cap of 99 for every skill anymore. The combination of the two made it pretty impossible to distinguish elite players from the rest in the past iteration of the game.
     
    That said I think it is more than safe to say that we are all still learning the details of the "new" development system.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Erzac in S3 GHL Power Rankings   
    Take a picture of the standings now because you will never see it again nor will you believe it if you were told about it in the future.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Steve in S3 GHL Power Rankings   
    Take a picture of the standings now because you will never see it again nor will you believe it if you were told about it in the future.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in S3 GHL Power Rankings   
    Take a picture of the standings now because you will never see it again nor will you believe it if you were told about it in the future.
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    rainsilent reacted to Erzac in S3 GHL Power Rankings   
    Just in time for the start of the regular season!
     
     
    Eastern Conference
     
    1. Slaughterville Red Tide (Alexander Rasputin)
    OFF: 88 DEF: 89 SG: 92 OVR: 89,0
     
    2. Sheshegwaning Dragons (Ives Pa)
    OFF: 88 DEF: 87 SG: 93 OVR: 88,0
     
    3. St.Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac Ray)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 88 SG: 96 OVR: 87,6
     
    4. Sault Ste Marie Battlin Bears (Joe Leconte)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 88 SG: 88 OVR: 87,6
     
    5. Lake Viking Bulldogs (Max Mol)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 88 SG: 94 OVR: 87,3
     
    6. Big Delta Stealheads (Paul T)
    OFF: 88 DEF: 87 SG: 88 OVR: 87,2
     
    7. Kingston Kamikaze (Antti Hänninen)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 89 SG: 85 OVR: 87,2
     
    8. Netherhill Nightmares (Tyrod Gibson)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 88 SG: 91 OVR: 86,9
     
    9. Fairbanks Union (CPU)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 87 SG: 92 OVR: 86,5
     
    10. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard Armour)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 87 SG: 90 OVR: 86,2
     
    11. Mango Duhawks (Dr. Jones)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 86 SG: 90 OVR: 86,0
     
    12. Becancour Patriots (Nick Menard)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 85 SG: 87 OVR: 85,1
     
    13. Wolf Trap Claws (Fango Wolf)
    OFF: 83 DEF: 83 SG: 85 OVR: 83,2
     
    14. Summertown Six Pack (Jonathan D)
    OFF: 82 DEF: 82 SG: 87 OVR: 82,3
     
     
    Western Conference
     
    1. Kegashka Prairie Stars (Ferris Mason)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 91 SG: 94 OVR: 89,3
     
    2. Ithaca Ricochet (Marc S)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 89 SG: 93 OVR: 87,8
     
    3. Red River Red Bulls (Marko Vuoto)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 88 SG: 87 OVR: 87,8
     
    4. Scandinavia Steelers (J Jono)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 88 SG: 91 OVR: 87,7
     
    5. Vauban Tomahawks (Ben \)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 88 SG: 92 OVR: 87,7
     
    6. Eastern Outlaws (The Champ)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 88 SG: 92 OVR: 87,6
     
    7. West Chicago Hawks (Richard Feynman)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 88 SG: 94 OVR: 87,5
     
    8. Enigma Rage (Wendel Clark)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 87 SG: 88 OVR: 87,4
     
    9. Yonker Wolverines (Jiri Heikkala)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 88 SG: 87 OVR: 86,7
     
    10. Eldred Elite (Steven Bennett)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 87 OVR: 86,5
     
    11. Canuck Red Dragons (P K)
    OFF: 84 DEF: 86 SG: 85 OVR: 85,2
     
    12. Deadwood Vandals (Kim Vandaele)
    OFF: 84 DEF: 85 SG: 85 OVR: 84,5
     
    13. Parkville Lightning Bolts (Jan Rosa)
    OFF: 82 DEF: 85 SG: 88 OVR: 83,9
     
    14. Richibucto Masons (Dr. Wendt)
    OFF: 82 DEF: 83 SG: 89 OVR: 83,0
     
     
    Calculated on day 7 of S3, using:
     
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF*2) + (SG*2))/26
     
    where
    OFF: ovr sum of best 12 centers/forwards
    DEF: ovr sum of best 6 defenders
    SG: ovr of starting goalie
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in Something I have never seen before.   
    0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 00:00 00:00 10:00 87
     
    That is the stat line of a 4th line defensive forward. The player overall wise is below average for the league and this was a close game. 87 performance rating with no points for that kind of player I have never seen before.
     
    Just for the record, that is +2 with no points, no shots, 2 hits and one blocked shot. Assistants report had 80 role, 90 defense, 80 offense, and 80 physicality.
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    rainsilent reacted to Tyrod Gibson in Cage Season 2 Individual Player Awards (GHL)   
    Hahaha those 2 got me, Well done Alex!
     
    Edit: Also how about the Tiger Williams Trophy instead of roid rage lol
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    rainsilent reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Cage Season 2 Individual Player Awards (GHL)   
    To celebrate the beginning of the 2019/20 NHL season today, the second annual Cage Awards are up!

    I added some categories based on feedback from last year, split the D-men awards, and adjusted ratings for others (i.e. removing +/-). 
     
    It was once again tough to get into detail, as it is impossible to sort lists bottom up, and only top 20 players by each category are visible, but this should be accurate nevertheless. Including runner-ups as usual. 
     
    Scoring was down this season in general, so competition was tighter than last, but goalies still seem to rule the Cage world. 
     
    Have at it.


     
     
     
     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
     
    SAMUEL LUMPKIN (Nightmares) - 75 points    
     
    Vendelin Jaros (Minutemen)
    Tintin Petterson (Minutemen)
     
     
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
     
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) - 38 goals - RETAINED TITLE               
     
    Theodore De-Nobile (Leopards)
    Quinton Goff (Battlin Bears)
     
     
     
    GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
     
    YAN SHARSHIN (Red Tide) - 47 assists           
     
    Joaquim Harter (Union)
    Jeremy Lawhorn (Wolverines) / Riyad Lassiseraye (Minutemen)
     
     
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
     
    KWESI CUTTER (Prairie Stars) - RETAINED TITLE              
     
    Philipe Haywood (Union)
    Renaud Pettigrew (Hawks)
     
     
     
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
     
    YAN SHARSHIN (Red Tide)                        
     
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
     
    MAREK KOCH (Prairie Stars)                       
     
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D: [PLUS/MINUS + BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration 
     
     
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
     
    ALEKSANDAR SCHALLER (Prairie Stars)                   
     
    Elouan Scott (Red Tide)
    Chad McGraw (Dragons) 
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA]
     
     
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
     
    TINTIN PETTERSON (Minutemen)               
     
    Ian Frerot (Wolverines)
    Cherif Jackson (Union)
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     
     
    HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     
    KWESI CUTTER (Prairie Stars) - RETAINED TITLE      
     
    Samuel Lumpkin (Nightmares)
    Philipe Haywood (Union)
     
     
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
     
    RADOVAN GIERTL (Steelers)
     
     
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
     
    ADOLFO DURHAM (Owls)   
     
     
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    RICHARD YILDIRIM (Tigers)  
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Erzac in Why do you play this game? (aka A tale of two seasons)   
    Ok, I admit the title is click bait. At the same time, I want to encourage that kind of thinking from you. You don't have to answer it here as it is more rhetorical. Now to what I was am making this post about.
     
    My two teams just finished their respective seasons. My CHL team in Buzzer finished 1st in the conference and will be promoting to the BHL. My Cage team in the GHL made it to the conference finals in spectacular fashion winning 4 games in a shootout in the process on a playoff run that lasted way longer than it really should have. The absurdity of the team winning one, let alone four, shootout is ridiculous when you look at my team's record for winning shootouts. This team, statistically, wins around 1/3rd of all games that go to a shootout so to win four is just amazing.
     
    That said the two teams couldn't have been any more different relative. The team in Buzzer I am building from within as I climb the leagues. This meant that this prior offseason I had quite a bit of cap space thanks to using a number of players on entry-level deals. I had decided to use the cap space to get the best overall players I could. What resulted was a team that dominated to the tune of a 66-2-3-9 record. It is the first time I have broken 200 points with a team. However, it was the most boring season I can recall ever experiencing. Genuinely. I didn't care to see the result of each game because most were blowouts. There wasn't anything to really learn either. Signing the best players, especially the last 3, was honestly a mistake. Sure my team won and is moving up to the next league but the prior seasons were more fun where my team was fighting it out with the other teams.
     
    The Cage team spent most of the season jumping anywhere from 3rd to 8th in the standings with the position changing pretty much every other day. It was amazing and I was very interested in finding out the result of each and every game. With about 20 games to go in the season, the champs from last season were only about 12 points behind me with my team in 8th place. To boot, around that time I lost a 1st line defender and 2nd line winger to injury. I also shuffled my lines about throughout the season trying to balance the play of my forward group as my first line was carrying my team early on during the season. I then made some tactical changes going into the playoffs. I don't know how much of a difference those changes made as I had to play through the first two rounds of the playoffs without those two players. Overall though, the season was quite entertaining for me. This team was the 21st ranked team in the GHL talent-wise and I managed to get it to finish 10th overall.
     
    This contrasting feeling I got from my two very different seasons made me ponder about the question I put as the title. Why do you play? What makes this game fun and has you coming back for more? Again rhetorical but I thought that I would give my own view. For me, it is the fun of competition and the ever-going challenge of team building. Without the competition though the game just turns into a boring waiting game for the next offseason where you make the most changes to your team. I don't ever want to have a season as I did with the Buzzer team again for that reason. Be careful to avoid focusing too much on winning to the point where the game stops being fun.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from StevieY in Why do you play this game? (aka A tale of two seasons)   
    Ok, I admit the title is click bait. At the same time, I want to encourage that kind of thinking from you. You don't have to answer it here as it is more rhetorical. Now to what I was am making this post about.
     
    My two teams just finished their respective seasons. My CHL team in Buzzer finished 1st in the conference and will be promoting to the BHL. My Cage team in the GHL made it to the conference finals in spectacular fashion winning 4 games in a shootout in the process on a playoff run that lasted way longer than it really should have. The absurdity of the team winning one, let alone four, shootout is ridiculous when you look at my team's record for winning shootouts. This team, statistically, wins around 1/3rd of all games that go to a shootout so to win four is just amazing.
     
    That said the two teams couldn't have been any more different relative. The team in Buzzer I am building from within as I climb the leagues. This meant that this prior offseason I had quite a bit of cap space thanks to using a number of players on entry-level deals. I had decided to use the cap space to get the best overall players I could. What resulted was a team that dominated to the tune of a 66-2-3-9 record. It is the first time I have broken 200 points with a team. However, it was the most boring season I can recall ever experiencing. Genuinely. I didn't care to see the result of each game because most were blowouts. There wasn't anything to really learn either. Signing the best players, especially the last 3, was honestly a mistake. Sure my team won and is moving up to the next league but the prior seasons were more fun where my team was fighting it out with the other teams.
     
    The Cage team spent most of the season jumping anywhere from 3rd to 8th in the standings with the position changing pretty much every other day. It was amazing and I was very interested in finding out the result of each and every game. With about 20 games to go in the season, the champs from last season were only about 12 points behind me with my team in 8th place. To boot, around that time I lost a 1st line defender and 2nd line winger to injury. I also shuffled my lines about throughout the season trying to balance the play of my forward group as my first line was carrying my team early on during the season. I then made some tactical changes going into the playoffs. I don't know how much of a difference those changes made as I had to play through the first two rounds of the playoffs without those two players. Overall though, the season was quite entertaining for me. This team was the 21st ranked team in the GHL talent-wise and I managed to get it to finish 10th overall.
     
    This contrasting feeling I got from my two very different seasons made me ponder about the question I put as the title. Why do you play? What makes this game fun and has you coming back for more? Again rhetorical but I thought that I would give my own view. For me, it is the fun of competition and the ever-going challenge of team building. Without the competition though the game just turns into a boring waiting game for the next offseason where you make the most changes to your team. I don't ever want to have a season as I did with the Buzzer team again for that reason. Be careful to avoid focusing too much on winning to the point where the game stops being fun.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in Why do you play this game? (aka A tale of two seasons)   
    Ok, I admit the title is click bait. At the same time, I want to encourage that kind of thinking from you. You don't have to answer it here as it is more rhetorical. Now to what I was am making this post about.
     
    My two teams just finished their respective seasons. My CHL team in Buzzer finished 1st in the conference and will be promoting to the BHL. My Cage team in the GHL made it to the conference finals in spectacular fashion winning 4 games in a shootout in the process on a playoff run that lasted way longer than it really should have. The absurdity of the team winning one, let alone four, shootout is ridiculous when you look at my team's record for winning shootouts. This team, statistically, wins around 1/3rd of all games that go to a shootout so to win four is just amazing.
     
    That said the two teams couldn't have been any more different relative. The team in Buzzer I am building from within as I climb the leagues. This meant that this prior offseason I had quite a bit of cap space thanks to using a number of players on entry-level deals. I had decided to use the cap space to get the best overall players I could. What resulted was a team that dominated to the tune of a 66-2-3-9 record. It is the first time I have broken 200 points with a team. However, it was the most boring season I can recall ever experiencing. Genuinely. I didn't care to see the result of each game because most were blowouts. There wasn't anything to really learn either. Signing the best players, especially the last 3, was honestly a mistake. Sure my team won and is moving up to the next league but the prior seasons were more fun where my team was fighting it out with the other teams.
     
    The Cage team spent most of the season jumping anywhere from 3rd to 8th in the standings with the position changing pretty much every other day. It was amazing and I was very interested in finding out the result of each and every game. With about 20 games to go in the season, the champs from last season were only about 12 points behind me with my team in 8th place. To boot, around that time I lost a 1st line defender and 2nd line winger to injury. I also shuffled my lines about throughout the season trying to balance the play of my forward group as my first line was carrying my team early on during the season. I then made some tactical changes going into the playoffs. I don't know how much of a difference those changes made as I had to play through the first two rounds of the playoffs without those two players. Overall though, the season was quite entertaining for me. This team was the 21st ranked team in the GHL talent-wise and I managed to get it to finish 10th overall.
     
    This contrasting feeling I got from my two very different seasons made me ponder about the question I put as the title. Why do you play? What makes this game fun and has you coming back for more? Again rhetorical but I thought that I would give my own view. For me, it is the fun of competition and the ever-going challenge of team building. Without the competition though the game just turns into a boring waiting game for the next offseason where you make the most changes to your team. I don't ever want to have a season as I did with the Buzzer team again for that reason. Be careful to avoid focusing too much on winning to the point where the game stops being fun.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Wick Schozen in Why do you play this game? (aka A tale of two seasons)   
    Ok, I admit the title is click bait. At the same time, I want to encourage that kind of thinking from you. You don't have to answer it here as it is more rhetorical. Now to what I was am making this post about.
     
    My two teams just finished their respective seasons. My CHL team in Buzzer finished 1st in the conference and will be promoting to the BHL. My Cage team in the GHL made it to the conference finals in spectacular fashion winning 4 games in a shootout in the process on a playoff run that lasted way longer than it really should have. The absurdity of the team winning one, let alone four, shootout is ridiculous when you look at my team's record for winning shootouts. This team, statistically, wins around 1/3rd of all games that go to a shootout so to win four is just amazing.
     
    That said the two teams couldn't have been any more different relative. The team in Buzzer I am building from within as I climb the leagues. This meant that this prior offseason I had quite a bit of cap space thanks to using a number of players on entry-level deals. I had decided to use the cap space to get the best overall players I could. What resulted was a team that dominated to the tune of a 66-2-3-9 record. It is the first time I have broken 200 points with a team. However, it was the most boring season I can recall ever experiencing. Genuinely. I didn't care to see the result of each game because most were blowouts. There wasn't anything to really learn either. Signing the best players, especially the last 3, was honestly a mistake. Sure my team won and is moving up to the next league but the prior seasons were more fun where my team was fighting it out with the other teams.
     
    The Cage team spent most of the season jumping anywhere from 3rd to 8th in the standings with the position changing pretty much every other day. It was amazing and I was very interested in finding out the result of each and every game. With about 20 games to go in the season, the champs from last season were only about 12 points behind me with my team in 8th place. To boot, around that time I lost a 1st line defender and 2nd line winger to injury. I also shuffled my lines about throughout the season trying to balance the play of my forward group as my first line was carrying my team early on during the season. I then made some tactical changes going into the playoffs. I don't know how much of a difference those changes made as I had to play through the first two rounds of the playoffs without those two players. Overall though, the season was quite entertaining for me. This team was the 21st ranked team in the GHL talent-wise and I managed to get it to finish 10th overall.
     
    This contrasting feeling I got from my two very different seasons made me ponder about the question I put as the title. Why do you play? What makes this game fun and has you coming back for more? Again rhetorical but I thought that I would give my own view. For me, it is the fun of competition and the ever-going challenge of team building. Without the competition though the game just turns into a boring waiting game for the next offseason where you make the most changes to your team. I don't ever want to have a season as I did with the Buzzer team again for that reason. Be careful to avoid focusing too much on winning to the point where the game stops being fun.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Walter A. Donaldson in My thoughts on endurance   
    I run everyone on my team at hard and just split up the playing time to keep them from getting tired.
     
    Also, the first injury of the season just happened.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Walter A. Donaldson in My thoughts on endurance   
    Endurance makes a slight difference with goalies. If the goalie has roughly 60 or lower endurance they can go 2-3 games before they get blue tired. A goalie with 99 endurance may be able to stretch to 5-6 games. That said the number of shots faced should make a difference. It makes sense that a goalie facing 40+ shots would be more tired after a game than one facing 20.
     
    That said in regards to goalies playing x number of games before getting tired I would go to and think about using the playoffs as a basis. Most goalies should be able to do 3 games at least correct? However, 5 is quite a bit. That is comparable to 4 and 7 of the NHL. That said I know a number of you are thinking about the fact that you see starters play every single playoff game. 2 things I need to point out. First, real-life teams aren't playing all of their games back to back to back endlessly. There are days in between for rest. For playability and enjoyment reasons I don't think adding in those extra days of rest is a good idea. Second, a long playoff run is very taxing on the starting goalie if every series goes 6 or 7 by all accounts. I would argue that is pretty well represented in the game.
     
    All of this said I would still make a relatively small tweak to goalie endurance. I think the lower end of the scale is fine for goalie endurance. I think a 99 endurance goalie should be able to stretch it out a game or two more.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Steve in Player profiles [DONE]   
    Ego - This can be looked at as the general disposition that a player has. It mainly impacts teamwork and how much the team likes to play with each other. You want to have a good mix of the best but don't get too concerned about having a few of the worse ones on your roster. It goes through these ranks from lowest to highest.
    Arrogant, cocky, responsible, friendly, compassionate.
     
    Dirty - This is how dirty a player plays the game. The dirtier a player is willing to play the more they push the boundaries of the rules to gain an advantage. That also mean they are more likely to take penalties, especially majors that aren't fighting majors. It goes through these ranks from lowest to highest.
    Tough, agitator, respectful, gentle.
     
    Leadership - This is a take on how much of a leader presence the player can have in the locker room. This is mostly relevant for whom you want to make captains for your team. This goes through these ranks from lowest to highest.
    Anonymus, modest, respected, role model, motivator, commander, true leader
     
    Big Games - This is a showing of how the player is likely to respond in big moments. The lower the ranking the more likely they are to make mistakes in big moments. It goes through these ranks from lowest to highest.
    Nervous, anxious, stable, determined, heroic.
     
    Ambition - This is a showing of how much interest the player has in the sport and how much they care about how good they are. This is mostly going to be used in conjunction with development to determine how good the player might get. This may also have an impact on how long of a career a player may have. This goes through these ranks from lowest to highest.
    Lazy, half-hearted, enthusiastic, purposeful, ambitious.
     
    Hidden profile:
    There is one hidden profile that used to be known. Talent. It was hidden for obvious reason. Everyone would go after the players with the highest ranking in this category without touching any of the others if at all possible. It made it too easy to go after the players that were most likely to be the best in the game.
     
    The rankings might not be fully accurate but they are to the best of my knowledge. Also, I don't think I did the best job of describing the different profile points so do not hesitate to point out what is missing or may be worth including.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Peekaboo in Season 2 General Chat   
    So the 21st overall team finished 10th overall in the GHL with the 14th offense, 10th defense, 5th powerplay, and 9th penalty kill. That is what I call a successful season.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Peekaboo in Season 2 General Chat   
    Considering that they have gotten about half, if not more, of their points by getting involved in that line I would think the other way around. It is just the way I have the D playing is rather passively offensively.
     
    I'm not peek. Historically my teams are atrocious against the offensive juggernauts of the GHL.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in Season 2 General Chat   
    So, I noticed that my 1st line C got the first start of the week and then saw that my two wingers were top of the league in scoring. Ummm... How is my first line the highest-scoring line in the GHL?
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Wick Schozen in Elite prospect development in SHL   
    On the main team in the SHL? No. So long as it doesn't say that they feel too good for the competition you are fine. If anything it is a great chance to get 2 top 4 GHL picks in a 3 season span that will ideally be a strong foundation that will keep your team in the GHL.
     
    On that note, this is why I don't get SHL teams trading their 1st round pick to GHL teams if they are on the cusp of getting to the GHL. Unless the GHL team is offering a minimum of 5 players over 85 overall the value just isn't there to be had. You would be significantly better off getting that top 4 pick yourself no matter if you go back down or not. Also if you go back down there is an increased chance of going back up and getting another top 4 pick the next year. If you are going to trade a 1st round pick trade the one you get when you are in the GHL.
     
    Edit: On this note, an SHL team offered a draft pick for my goalie Calcutt on my GHL team. I sent them a message asking if they were sure and they never got back to me so I never accepted it. The trade just wasn't fair for them in terms of what they could get with that pick if they promoted relative to what they got.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from StevieY in Elite prospect development in SHL   
    On the main team in the SHL? No. So long as it doesn't say that they feel too good for the competition you are fine. If anything it is a great chance to get 2 top 4 GHL picks in a 3 season span that will ideally be a strong foundation that will keep your team in the GHL.
     
    On that note, this is why I don't get SHL teams trading their 1st round pick to GHL teams if they are on the cusp of getting to the GHL. Unless the GHL team is offering a minimum of 5 players over 85 overall the value just isn't there to be had. You would be significantly better off getting that top 4 pick yourself no matter if you go back down or not. Also if you go back down there is an increased chance of going back up and getting another top 4 pick the next year. If you are going to trade a 1st round pick trade the one you get when you are in the GHL.
     
    Edit: On this note, an SHL team offered a draft pick for my goalie Calcutt on my GHL team. I sent them a message asking if they were sure and they never got back to me so I never accepted it. The trade just wasn't fair for them in terms of what they could get with that pick if they promoted relative to what they got.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in Elite prospect development in SHL   
    On the main team in the SHL? No. So long as it doesn't say that they feel too good for the competition you are fine. If anything it is a great chance to get 2 top 4 GHL picks in a 3 season span that will ideally be a strong foundation that will keep your team in the GHL.
     
    On that note, this is why I don't get SHL teams trading their 1st round pick to GHL teams if they are on the cusp of getting to the GHL. Unless the GHL team is offering a minimum of 5 players over 85 overall the value just isn't there to be had. You would be significantly better off getting that top 4 pick yourself no matter if you go back down or not. Also if you go back down there is an increased chance of going back up and getting another top 4 pick the next year. If you are going to trade a 1st round pick trade the one you get when you are in the GHL.
     
    Edit: On this note, an SHL team offered a draft pick for my goalie Calcutt on my GHL team. I sent them a message asking if they were sure and they never got back to me so I never accepted it. The trade just wasn't fair for them in terms of what they could get with that pick if they promoted relative to what they got.