rainsilent

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    rainsilent got a reaction from Erzac in Cage trash talk   
    Congratulations Erzac. It is good to see you win one. Well deserved.
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    rainsilent reacted to Deadwing in Top Jerseys   
    Okay, so I've been rebranding a lot during this season. First I found the colors I want to have, then I found my old town name from Fishbowl, freed after a manager quit. Now I'm still wishing my old team name would become available, but maybe it was removed being "Wings". So now I'm Pixley Flame, which sounds pretty nice. Hopefully it's the final incarnation and lasts through seasons to come. Reposting jerseys. Like I declared earlier, Pixley is playing playoffs using away jerseys. They go in order of Home -> Away -> 3rd special.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in NHL discussion   
    Everyone believes in the timely save thing and Rask does have it. If he didn't the Bruins wouldn't have made it past the 1st round this offseason. We also do disagree and that is ok. I don't know how intimate your knowledge about the goalie position is but I know that you also view things from a B's fans perspective. Thus you are going to have a natural bias on things in certain ways. Some right and some wrong. There isn't anything wrong with that either.
     
    I don't think any save Binnigton was asked to make was nearly as hard as those two shots on Rask. Binnington was asked to come up with some very difficult saves but none of them were bordering on impossible. Using your scale Binnington only faced a handful 9s at worst whereas Rask faced 3 10s to go with a handful of 9s at least. He even saved one of the 10s. St. Louis created better quality chances than the Bruins throughout the entirety of the game and the Bruins only created 4 to St. Louis' 2 after the 1st with the 2 by St. Louis being the best chances created all game.
     
    All that said that dog story is not applicable at all.
     
    Edit: After thinking about this post I realized that the wording of it can make it look like I am trying to discredit you. That was never my intent as I was only trying to point out what I thought were the origins of why we disagreed.  If you took this post to be aggressive or negative in a manner like that than I do apologize as it was not my intent whatsoever. This entire discussion between us was over a difference of opinion. An opinion that frankly neither of us can be proven right on.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Steve in Cage trash talk   
    I can see quite a many players starting off of the bat from this draft. At the current moment, low 80s is more than workable in most lineups. In fact, I would dare say that a few managers can get all of their picks playing right now. Most notably the Rage's 3 picks could all be starting off of the bat and be productive.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from ColoKrabatt in Checking Lines   
    Energy is more about big hits, fights and the like whereas checking is more defensive focused with physical play a part of that.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Kyle44 in NHL discussion   
    I think Hughes would be better for NJ than Kakko. Hughes would fill in better at #2 than any other Cs in terms of the future and center depth is key. Besides if Hughes fell to the Rangers they would have an overabundance of young promising Cs. That said Hughes would go nicely in NY too. Personally, I don't care one way or another.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Walter A. Donaldson in Manage Affiliate   
    Sorry. I don't specifically know how much of a difference it makes to have them playing a lot vs a little. I don't think anyone does outside of Anders because testing that would be impossible. Outside of the known note that they get better faster if they are happy with their performance I am not sure that it matters. That said if you are concerned about playing time try not to have too many players above them on the minor team is the best that you can do. That said I think the easiest solution would be just having the ability to have an organizational depth chart and the minor team would go off of that.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Steve in Cage trash talk   
    I echo the welcome back.
     
    In regards to demotion, I said this somewhere that I actually currently see demotion as an advantage, especially if you don't have a strong team, because of all of the very meh 3-4 year contracts that a lot of GHL teams have. In fact, for a few days, I was seriously debating trying to deliberately do exactly that when I got this team. Had my second line not carried my team through the first month of the season at the top of the standings and I would have been fighting for a playoff spot like I thought I would have been I would have gone ahead and been a seller.
     
    Ideally, you would quickly turn your team around so that you are back in the GHL by season 3 or 4. As a result, you could potentially gather a number of young players to build a team around. On top of it a number of players might be hitting FA too that would make good role players to fill in any gaps. All this while you likely pick low to mid in the draft for a year or two in the GHL while you build up your younger players.
     
    Edit: The best time to take advantage of this though was this season. While it practically can still be done in the future you become more limited in what you can do in total as there are less bad contracts you can potentially use to your advantage when demoting.
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    rainsilent reacted to GamePlanHockey in Current road map   
    Just a quick status update.
     
    The release is taking a little longer since we had a new baby in the family.
     
    Hopefully things will settle down the upcoming week.
     
    /Anders
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    rainsilent reacted to Erzac in Cage trash talk   
    Cheers. A much more even series than what the wins show. Could've easily been a sweep the other way.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Erzac in Cage trash talk   
    Congratulations to Erzac on a good series. Every game was very close and decided on one goal.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from ColoKrabatt in Shots on goal and player roles   
    Player roles and line set ups. Snipers and power forwards seem to be the biggest shot takers. Having the line they are on be offensively focused will encourage more offense. Beyond that, it comes down to how your team plays relative to your opponent.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from ColoKrabatt in Shots on goal and player roles   
    As I think any team would want their best shooter taking every shot in the game however when has that happened in an NHL game? I've seen instances where Brooks Orpik takes a shot on goal even though Alex Ovechkin is on the ice. The reality is that if a player finds themselves in a good shooting position then they should take the shot because you don't know if you will even get a better shot chance in that same offensive zone time.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from ColoKrabatt in player ego   
    I did indeed.
     
    A cocky person still isn't naturally confident. Case in point how many stories are there of someone saying that they can do something when they know they can't and later on admitted as such. I could be cocky as all saying that I can score a goal on Tuukka Rask for example however I have absolutely no confidence that I could actually score that goal. How many times do you hear a fan say that they could have made a better play than a player of a given sport? Like I could have hit that shot, made that pass, save, whatever. I feel fairly sure in saying that most of those fans can't back up what they are saying and know it. Cocky isn't the same thing as confidence.
     
    On the inverse when you see someone that is confident in something are they being cocky too?
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    I echo the welcome back.
     
    In regards to demotion, I said this somewhere that I actually currently see demotion as an advantage, especially if you don't have a strong team, because of all of the very meh 3-4 year contracts that a lot of GHL teams have. In fact, for a few days, I was seriously debating trying to deliberately do exactly that when I got this team. Had my second line not carried my team through the first month of the season at the top of the standings and I would have been fighting for a playoff spot like I thought I would have been I would have gone ahead and been a seller.
     
    Ideally, you would quickly turn your team around so that you are back in the GHL by season 3 or 4. As a result, you could potentially gather a number of young players to build a team around. On top of it a number of players might be hitting FA too that would make good role players to fill in any gaps. All this while you likely pick low to mid in the draft for a year or two in the GHL while you build up your younger players.
     
    Edit: The best time to take advantage of this though was this season. While it practically can still be done in the future you become more limited in what you can do in total as there are less bad contracts you can potentially use to your advantage when demoting.
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    rainsilent reacted to MattBerserkers in Cage trash talk   
    I'm not done with the game, I've just been busy with life. Honestly I've been checking about once a week so Im not sure why I was booted. Myabe its because I havent checked my fast team in so long that I got booted from both worlds.
     
     
     
    I should add, I'm a little bit peeved I didn't have time to make deadline deals  and also I'm glad my team wasn't immediately raided.
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    rainsilent reacted to Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    This probably isn't the best thread to post in as it is the exact opposite of trash talk, but it seems to be the only Cage discussion, so what the heck...
     
    First, congrats to the Bangers, Plastic Attack, Patriots and Owls for promotion from SHL to GHL.  I am personally looking forward to battling with the Bangers and Plastic Attack again (BHL/SHL Biscuit days).
     
    Second, good luck to the Flame, Savage Storm, Dragons, Defenders and Giant Strikers in your playoff quest for promotion.  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't pulling for the Flame as I enjoy competing with active managers.
     
    Third, good luck to the Elite, Blue Thunder, Battlin Bears and Supersonics, who are all currently battling to stay in GHL.  That's gotta be nerve-wracking.  It's amazing the way the Elite were able to turn their season around.
     
    Last, and definitely not least.  Huge kudos to both Fango and Antti (Claws & Kamikazee).  Currently in relegation, but sticking with it.  Too often the only managers that get recognized are the top of the standings, but there's a huge something to be said when things aren't going your way and you stay with the team and keep battling.  I see too many managers who just bail if their team starts losing.  Think more people need to really enjoy the game for what it is.  It's a manager game with a huge element of luck/randomness/chance, whatever you want to call it.  It is just as fun, if not more, when you actually have to put more effort into it or get creative.  The only unsuccessful managers are the ones who leave.  Their loss.  Regardless if your team is doing well or not, you still get to enjoy what the game has to offer.  It's cool to win, but I personally have much more respect for the managers who still have fun even when they don't.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Steve in Cage Season 1 Individual Player Awards   
    Best overall defensemen. It wouldn't be too bad an idea to offer another reward for most points by a Dman.
     
    As for defensive you can sort by blocks and takeaways. Not a lot of forwards would likely show up though. Thus the time consuming task of searching through each team would have to be done. Thus if you want I'd be willing to do that.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Cage Season 1 Individual Player Awards   
    I'm not sure +/- should be a factor at all in the calculations. Also for defensive forward I'm not sure points should be a factor either. Either way great work.
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    rainsilent reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Cage Season 1 Individual Player Awards   
    With the end of the season here, I decided to create an awards list for best players in GHL Cage, using NHL template as example - to make it more of a lived-in world, and simply because I think the players deserve some individual recognition for all the work they have done for us this season.
    Calculations are shown where relevant. Runner-ups for each category are also included. Enjoy!
     
     
     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
     
    IAN FREROT (Wolverines) - 91 points    (https://gameplanhockey.com/player?gpid=10043-A)
     
    Elouan Scott (Red Tide)
    Jeremie Cline (Stray Cats)
     
     
     
    ALEX OVECHKIN TROPHY - (Top Goalscorer)

    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) - 46 goals                  (https://gameplanhockey.com/player?gpid=3196-A)
     
    Ian Frerot (Wolverines)
    Jeremy Lawhorn (Wolverines)
     
     
     
    SILVER PLATTER TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
     
    PATRICK GORNELL (Red Tide) - 56 assists           (https://gameplanhockey.com/player?gpid=1776-A)
     
    Jeremie Cline (Stray Cats)
    Marek Koch (Prairie Stars)/Ian Frerot (Wolverines)
     
     
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
     
    KWESI CUTTER (Prairie Stars)                (https://gameplanhockey.com/goalie?gpid=324-A)
     
    Gregoire Wright (Stray Cats)
    Renaud Pettigrew (Hawks)
     
     
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defenceman)
     
    TENHO SUOMI (Ricochet)                       (https://gameplanhockey.com/player?gpid=4037-A)
     
    Marek Koch (Prairie Stars)
    Clemens Andresen (Union)
    Calculated with the following formula among D: [PTS + Plus/Minus + BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration  
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
     
    WESLEY SOUDERS (Leopards)                   (https://gameplanhockey.com/player?gpid=8314-A)
     
    Elouan Scott (Red Tide)
    Jeremie Cline (Stray Cats), 
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + Plus/Minus + BKS - GVA + TKA]  
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
     
    IAN FREROT (Wolverines)               (https://gameplanhockey.com/player?gpid=10043-A)
     
    Jeremie Cline (Stray Cats)
    Ondrej Valabik (Hawks)
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]  
     
    HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     
    KWESI CUTTER (Prairie Stars) - 80 PER        (https://gameplanhockey.com/goalie?gpid=324-A)
     
    Elouan Scott (Red Tide)
    Clemens Andresen (Union)
     
     
     
     
    *Notes: Calculations may not be entirely accurate due to limited visibility and inability to sort by position in GPHM stats format - if anyone sees mistakes, let me know and I will fix.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Peekaboo in Shots on goal and player roles   
    Player roles and line set ups. Snipers and power forwards seem to be the biggest shot takers. Having the line they are on be offensively focused will encourage more offense. Beyond that, it comes down to how your team plays relative to your opponent.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Kyle44 in Shots on goal and player roles   
    As I think any team would want their best shooter taking every shot in the game however when has that happened in an NHL game? I've seen instances where Brooks Orpik takes a shot on goal even though Alex Ovechkin is on the ice. The reality is that if a player finds themselves in a good shooting position then they should take the shot because you don't know if you will even get a better shot chance in that same offensive zone time.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Peekaboo in Shots on goal and player roles   
    Take shots away is a rather poor way of looking at it. Explaining why would be getting real deep into probability mathematics that doesn't go into answering your question so I won't give you a full explanation. Suffice to say the answer is no with a short explanation that the shot a given player takes no one else was going to take.
     
    Basically, unless you have a way of finding out if your team is doing this:

    Don't worry about who specifically is taking however many shots.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in Shots on goal and player roles   
    Take shots away is a rather poor way of looking at it. Explaining why would be getting real deep into probability mathematics that doesn't go into answering your question so I won't give you a full explanation. Suffice to say the answer is no with a short explanation that the shot a given player takes no one else was going to take.
     
    Basically, unless you have a way of finding out if your team is doing this:

    Don't worry about who specifically is taking however many shots.
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    rainsilent got a reaction from Paul T in Trait preference   
    Big Games is over rated in my opinion. A nervous or anxious player with a cocky ego can be just as clutch as a heroic or determined player. I don't go for any one thing over another as much as I try to find a balance and then keep it. If my team has high team work and winner instinct and I lose someone I try to make sure that what I get to replace them isn't too different than what I lost in terms of ego and clutch traits to avoid too drastic a swing.
     
    The only time I key on any one trait is when looking at player development so I can try to guess how much actual potential the player has left in them. If they are growing a lot with lazy they likely are world class talents. If they are growing moderately with ambitious they likely aren't better than a B prospect.