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    Peekaboo reacted to Ana (Natives) in Raw research on goalies   
    Some reasearch about goalies based pretty much on statistics, attributes and traits (mostly big games). Its done from both GHL and CHL top 5 goalies on sace percentage and performance. Only goalies with minimum of 20 games played were included. After name first big games trait and then side notes if something catches eye. 
     
    Decided to take CHL along with GHL because its easier to spot differences on attributes and unbalances inside overalls.
     
    GHL 
     
    SV%
     
    1.M.Argall(87ovr) (Bulldogs) 93,4% 
    Stable
    30yo so experienced. Not the biggest goalie around with 175cm and 74kg. Low endurance(44) and athletic(76)
     
    2. K.Cutter(94ovr) (Prairie Stars) 92,7% Stable
    Played in best regular season team in whole league. 3rd most games in league(73).
     
    3. O.Lång(91ovr) (Minuteman) 92,7% Nervous
    Best regular season team in East. Medicore positioning(82) and athletic(84).
     
    4. M.Twitty(92ovr) (Steelers) 92,6% Stable
    Low endurance(66), but still clear 1st G with 57 gp.
     
    5. N.Gut(91ovr) (Duhawks) 92,4% Anxious
    Low spirit(68) but experienced 35yo.
     
     
    Performance
     
     
    1. M.Twitty(92ovr) (Steelers) 77 Perf Stable
    Low endurance(66), but still clear 1st G with 57 gp.
     
    2. N.Gut(91ovr) (Duhawks) 77 Perf Anxious
    Low spirit(68) but experienced 35yo.
     
    3. K.Cutter(94ovr) (Prairie Stars) 76 Per Stable
    Played in best regular season team in whole league. 3rd most games in league(73).
     
    4. O.Lång(91ovr) (Minuteman) 76 Perf Nervous
    Best regular season team in East. Medicore positioning(82) and athletic(84).
     
    5. K.Havard(87ovr) (Elite) 76 Perf Stable
    31yo and good overall traits. Right handed goalie with low endurance(66) and clearly best attribute reflexes(97) and spirit (99). Goalie on team that was on relegation playoffs (W)
     
    6. A.Jaillet(88ovr) (Battlin Bears) 76 Per Heroic
    Low endurance(54) and spirit(55). Slightly bigger goalie at 195cm and 97kg
     
     
    CHL
     
    SV%
     
    1. F.Bayliss(72ovr) (Ghosts) 92,5% Anxious
    Only 21yo but big goalie 203cm 108kg. Played on clearly best team of league. Good reflexes and athletic. 2nd G of team.
     
    2. E. Hanley(68ovr) (Aces) 92,4% Determined
    35yo and pretty big 195cm 103kg. Spirit (95) is by far his best skill with secondly following puckhandling(79). Good overall traits. Played on lower bracket team.
     
    3. L. Corner(74ovr) (Ghosts) 91,9% Anxious
    Reflexes are only rating on green. Again 1st G of best team of the league.
     
    4. E. Hagberg(65ovr) (Firebirds) 91,9% Nervous
    Low overall with bad spirit(52) and reflexes(60). Otherwise balanced. Team RELEGATED to IHL.
     
    5. J.Gullet(75ovr) (Yale men) 91,2% Heroic
    Very strongly weighted in athletic(85), spirit(99) and endurance(95)
     
     
    Performance
     
    1. E.Hanley(68ovr) (Aces) 75 Perf Determined
    35yo and pretty big 195cm 103kg. Spirit (95) is by far his best skill with secondly following puckhandling(79). Good overall traits. Played on lower bracket team.
     
    2. L. Corner(74ovr) (Ghosts) 74 Perf Anxious
    Reflexes are only rating on green. Again 1st G of best team of the league.
     
    3. F.Bayliss(72ovr) (Ghosts) 74 Perf Anxious
    Only 21yo but big goalie 203cm 108kg. Played on clearly best team of league. Good reflexes and athletic. 2nd G of team.
     
    4. E. Hagberg(65ovr) (Firebirds) 73 Perf Nervous
    Low overall with bad spirit(52) and reflexes(60). Otherwise balanced. Team RELEGATED to IHL.
     
    5. A.Arvizu(75ovr) (Gorillas) 72 Perf Anxious 
    Strong overall and reflexes/spirit to CHL.
     
     
    Well its rather difficult to make conclusion only from goalies, because usually team succes had great influences to both stats in both leagues. From big games trait there wasnt any indication that would support it has massive influence. But this is regular season only so you should approach this strongly that in mind. For example Lång did clearly underperform his regular season sv% (-2,3%) and performance (-4) and he is nervous. When in the otherhand Battlin Bears goalie Jaillet (heroic) came only bit short from his regular season stats in playoffs.
     
    Overall wasnt clearly the biggest factor but still from this we cant compare them because more important is what ovr keeps inside it. In CHL there were 10ovr differences on top 5.
     
    Still this is very raw reasearch with very few data and from only one season. Still my own experiences have been every season that goalies with best minor things and good traits has outoerformed overall and even reflexes/positioning/athletic. Biggest factors for good results has been size and big games trait. But its only one managers coclusion.
     
    I also believe there could be something that supports players streakiness like there are potential and greed. 
     
    For sure goalies are very much different creatures so any experiences that could support anything are usefull
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    Peekaboo reacted to Paul T in The Mystery of Winner Instinct (Mega Thread)   
    Shortly after I wrote the initial post I did some research between teams who had Heroic WI and teams that had bad or just OK WI.... and.... I couldn't find anything that would solve the mystery.  Over the last week I acquired 3 players.  There was nothing special trait-wise about these players, but it has increased my WI to Heroic and subsequently knocked my Teamwork down a few rungs, although still Harmony.  So.... I still have no idea.
    What I do know is that the two teams facing off in the S3 GHL Finals do not have Heroic WI.  One is just OK and the other is Strong, but seems to border more on OK than Heroic.  I'm sure WI has an impact, but it seems like having talented players has the most impact on winning and losing.
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    Peekaboo reacted to Paul T in GHL playoff matchups   
    A great Finals matchup for sure!  Defending champs and beasts of the East, the Dragons against the West Chicago Hawks (formerly West Chicago Protons, and multiple time champions, of Biscuit).  I can see dynasties starting for both of these teams.
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    Peekaboo reacted to rainsilent in GHL playoff matchups   
    So I may have had a rather busy Friday and forgot to put up a match up preview for the finals. Oops. Well your getting one late anyways.
     
    #3 Sheshegwaning Dragons vs #2 West Chicago Hawks
    Regular season series: 2 wins Dragons
     
    I think this is likely to be a close series even though one game has already been played. The Dragons have the better offensive team talent wise while the Hawks play a more complete team game that emphasizes strong defensive play. If the Dragons had a goalie I felt like I could trust I would say that this is the match up of the two best teams in the league. Outside of the net it certainly is in my mind. I am really looking forward to seeing how this series plays out.
     
    Honest confession: I'm pulling for the Hawks in this one for the simple fact that he has his entire team playing in a way I wish I could get my team to play. Either way, best of luck to both teams.
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    Peekaboo reacted to Tyrod Gibson in GHL playoff matchups   
    A little late but, Great series by both the Battlin Bears (Joe Leconte) and The Minutemen (Rainsilent). both series were filled with 1 goal games that were filled with tense excitement. The Bears ultimately ended up victorious out of our playoff bracket to face the Dragons.
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    Peekaboo got a reaction from bouncer in GHL playoff matchups   
    Nay bother, big man, nay bother
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    Peekaboo got a reaction from Paul T in GHL playoff matchups   
    My teams needs to score and thats the only way for me to reach the finals.
    They can do that and they did it so far. I tweaked my line-up after first game against Stealheads and its working, to my surprise.
    As for Bears... I really struggled against them in regular season. Even managed to get worse franchise loss (1-6), few days before playoffs started.
    Despite that, I would put both Red Tide and Paul's Stealheads above Battlin Bears in my rankings, but that doesn't speak much.
    I would say that biggiest thing in my favor would be home ice advantage, in a season where I am, for some reason, heavy home team.
    Lets see if we can live up to that and go to finals. Which would be, after I shipped off Real, incredible result.
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    Peekaboo reacted to bouncer in GHL playoff matchups   
    Prairie Stars vs. Hawks is becoming a true rivalry. We have faced in the same situation in S1, but both teams were not so dominant in the previous series, especially Hawks after 2 exhausting 3-2 wins were simply tired to take out the best team in the league, considering talent. 
    This is going to be nail-bitter, I hope. I know i'm capable of blanking Prairie Stars, but they start home and are incredibly strong. 
    At least I hope there will be SC champion from West for once :-P
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    Peekaboo reacted to StevieY in Season 6 Chat   
    My Black Knights finished in 6th place, first season in CHL.
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    Peekaboo reacted to rainsilent in GHL playoff matchups   
    Conference Finals
     
    East: #3 Sheshegwaning Dragons vs #4 Sault Ste Marie Battlin Bears
    Regular season series: 1 win Dragons, 2 Wins and 1SO win Battlin Bears
     
    On paper this seems like a rather lopsided match up. The Dragons have incredible offensive and defensive depth. Their one concern is goaltending. This team is currently looking a lot like the 09-10 Philadelphia Flyers as a result. On the other side is the Battlin Bears. A team where no player really jumps out at you yet it is a solid overall team. Its playoff run is being pushed along by excellent play by its defensive core. I think this series is going to be decided by the goalies. Neither team has an all star starter but both of them still have a capable #1 option. Whichever #1 outplays the other is going to very likely decide the series.
     
    West: #1 Kegashka Prairie Stars vs #2 West Chicago Hawks
    Regular season series: 3 wins Prairie Stars, 1 win Hawks
     
    Both teams swept through the opposition in the prior rounds to get to this match up. The Prairie Stars have gotten here off of the play of their best players who have been dominant. The Hawks have gotten to this point through their entire team dominating the other team. The Prairie Stars are more top heavy talent wise but have more top end offensive talent to show for it. I think this series is going to come down to if the team effort by the Hawks can be enough to beat the effort of the best players of the Prairie Stars.
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    Peekaboo got a reaction from Steve in GHL playoff matchups   
    Don't forget one important thing, guys... I have Shimon Bart. Don't be fooled by his somewhat poor appearance, he's the real winner. 😂
    Season 1, GHL, Golden Cup Winner with St. Thomas Stray Cats
    Season 2, GHL, Golden Cup Winner with Sheshegwaning Dragons
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    Peekaboo reacted to Paul T in GHL playoff matchups   
    Wow, so the regular season series between all the current match-ups was 2-2.  These quarterfinals should be very close.  I agree that the Dragons and Red Tide are the two best teams in the East - and will be for quite some time.  They are starting to get a little rivalry going, which is great.  The Prairie Stars and Hawks have been the two best teams out West and I don't see that changing any time soon either.  But we all know that anything can happen in the playoffs, which is what keeps it exciting. 
    And rainsilent - great season for you despite the early playoff exit.  I was impressed with what you were able to accomplish with a team without much super star power.  Taking nothing away from the Nightmares as Tyrod always puts together a solid team (think they are much better than 8th place btw), but the OT and double SO losses were a rough way to end it - and I still think the fact that we can't edit our SO lineup makes it frustrating at times.  On paper this was more like a 3/6 or 4/5 match-up.
    Good luck to all remaining.
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    Peekaboo reacted to Antti Hänninen in Cage trash talk   
    Kudos to you!

    Tried to start playoff run little too late, and my guys just didn't have the endurance to do it.
    But i achieved my goal, no relegation matches for this guy  
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    Peekaboo reacted to Tyrod Gibson in GHL playoff matchups   
    I recall the Dragons sweeping rounds to the cup finals last season with his only loss coming from the Nightmares 😉.
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    Peekaboo reacted to Steve in GHL playoff matchups   
    I think Wolverines pull the upset against the Stars having played both teams so often.  And Hawks look like they are getting back towards their Biscuit style domination!?!  Not good news for any of us!  But I can root for them for at least one playoff run this year, ha!
    I think it will be Dragons vs Nightmares (rematch?) in the East.  Both teams gave me lots of problems this year and I think if they don't have any individual breakdowns, both teams can win 3 of 5 against their opponents.
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    Peekaboo got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in GHL playoff matchups   
    So, in the end I managed to guess 7 winners out of 8, only Minuteman failed to fit in my projections  So, round 2...
     
    Dragons - Red Tide 3-2 (I would say here that Tide are favorites 60-40, but as I said before, can't go against my own team hehe)
    Battlin Bears - Nightmares 3-2 (I will go with the Joe here)
    Prairie Stars - Wolverines 3-2 (nice team by Wolveries, but Stars are winning Cup this year)
    Hawks - Tomahawks 2-3 (my pick for surprise, based on nothing but wild guess)
     
    Ta-da
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    Peekaboo got a reaction from ElvyJ in GHL playoff matchups   
    So, in the end I managed to guess 7 winners out of 8, only Minuteman failed to fit in my projections  So, round 2...
     
    Dragons - Red Tide 3-2 (I would say here that Tide are favorites 60-40, but as I said before, can't go against my own team hehe)
    Battlin Bears - Nightmares 3-2 (I will go with the Joe here)
    Prairie Stars - Wolverines 3-2 (nice team by Wolveries, but Stars are winning Cup this year)
    Hawks - Tomahawks 2-3 (my pick for surprise, based on nothing but wild guess)
     
    Ta-da
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    Peekaboo reacted to rainsilent in GHL playoff matchups   
    Round two: No regular season stats anymore because it is the second round of the playoffs.
     
    #2 Red Tide vs #3 Dragons
    Regular season series: 1W and 1OTW Red Tide, 2W Dragons.
     
    The two best teams in the East face off. It was a close series in the regular season and it will likely be close in the playoffs so long as the goaltending for the Dragons holds up. If it doesn't this is very likely to be a short series.
     
    #4 Battlin Bears vs #8 Nightmares
    Regular season series: 2SOW Battlin Bears, 2W Nightmares.
     
    The two wins by the Nightmare were the last two meetings between these two teams and the games weren't close. I still think this is going to be a close series though however the Battlin Bears are the underdogs in my mind as I think the Nightmares have the better team.
     
    #1 Prairie Stars vs #5 Wolverines
    Regular season series: 2W Prairie Stars, 2W Wolverines
     
    The regular season series between the two was a split and the entire series was actually close. The Wolverines has the offense to keep pace if it becomes a scoring race. The real question is if the Prairie Stars can take control of the games with their more complete team.
     
    #2 Hawks vs #6 Tomahawks
    Regular season series: 2W Hawks, 2W Tomahawks
     
    Another series that was split however the series was rather lopsided with a win for each team that wasn't close at all. The Tomahawks were a great 5 on 5 scoring team while the Hawks struggled to score 5 on 5. I think this is going to be another close series determined by whatever team happens to play better 5 on 5.
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    Peekaboo reacted to Steve in GHL playoff matchups   
    Just going to leave this here....
    The Elite are the first GHL team to win TWO Relegation Playoff matchups!  
    HA!  
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    Peekaboo reacted to rainsilent in BHL season finale S5   
    On the final day of the regular season 3 teams were all within 1 point of each other fighting for 1st place in the league. It was all going to come down to the last game for each team to decide who would finish 1st. At the start of the day the Laporte Red Raiders were holding 1st with 177 points by virtue of goals scored at 382. They had 52 regulation wins on the season at this point. Tied with them was my team, the White Mountain Winterhawks, with 177 points. My team had 312 goals and 55 regulation wins up to this point. We were both in the same conference. The third team, in the other conference, was the Red River Rockettes with 176 points. They had 343 goals scored and 55 wins so far on the season.
     
    If the Red Raiders won their last game of the season in regulation they would win 1st no matter what. In fact they just needed to tie in points to win because the first tiebreaker is goals scored. They were facing the 8th placed team in the East.
    To get 1st I had to get at least a point and nobody else tie my team in points. I was facing the 14th team in the West.
    For the Rockettes to get 1st they either needed to tie my team in points or get more points than the Red Raiders. They were facing the 8th team in the East.
     
    The Red Raiders lost in OT 5-4. This meant that my team needed to win in OT to pull ahead of them and a win in regulation would mean that I would win altogether. My team would win in OT 3-2 after losing my 1st line C a minute and a half into the game. This meant that if the Rockettes could win their game outright that they would finish 1st. Win they did as they ended the game with a 5-1 victory tying my team for points while scoring more goals on the season thereby holding the 1st tiebreaker of more goals scored. Congratulations to Jonathan D on finishing 1st on a very exciting finish to a season that came down to the very last game.
     
    A few extra notes; With that win on the last day the Rockettes held pretty much every imaginable tie breaker over me having more regulation wins and a better GF/GA differential as well. With 4 days left I was 9 points behind the Red Raiders and considered myself out as I had to win at least 3 of the last 4 just to tie whereas if the Red Raiders won even one game they would finish better than me by virtue of the first tiebreaker. The Red Raiders managed to go 0-0-1-3 in their final 4 games and 4-0-1-6 in their final 11 games of the season after beating my team 5-1 in game 68 of the season. My team went 7-1-1-2 over its final 11 after that loss. The Rockettes went 7-0-1-3 in their final 11.
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    Peekaboo reacted to Paul T in GHL playoff matchups   
    In addition to the series above, don't forget about the two battles to avoid relegation.  In some ways these are more intense as there's so much to lose.
    East:  Former GHL champion Stray Cats vs. Patriots.
    West:  and old Biscuit rivalry, Vandals vs. Elite
     
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    Peekaboo reacted to Paul T in GHL playoff matchups   
    I haven't followed the West that much this season, but agree that Ricochet vs. Wolverines is probably the most exciting first round match-up.  Also, Rage is always my sleeper pick to turn it on in the playoffs.  Their coach is a lunatic and the players are downright scared to fail.
    In the East, the Nightmares and Bulldogs are solid teams, but the Minutemen and Red Tide are firing on all cylinders.  Bears vs. Duhawks should be the most even series.  For some reason I have always confused these two teams, as far back as season 1, so it's funny they are matched up against each other. 
    And my series with Peek's Dragons seems like a very even match-up on paper.  I like my team, but have come to realize we have some major holes to fix.  For starters, my goalie is already tired.  Jesus.  People talk about goalies blowing games for their respective teams this season, but I'd be willing to bet Amick has blow more games than every other goalie this season... games that the performance ratings and game stats suggest we otherwise would have won.  So my options are a tired/exhausted goalie... an anxious goalie... or a 79-rated affiliate goalie.  Again, I really like my team, but the past two seasons we've had the #2 seed and have won a combined 2 games, getting bounced by lower seeds.  This is also the 3rd straight season where we have been on a cold streak heading into the playoffs.  Would I be surprised if I win... maybe not.  But until the Stealheads prove they can win a playoff series, I don't have much confidence in them.  My only shot is if the Dragons goalies under-perform.
    Either way, thanks for pulling this together, Rain.  Good luck to everyone!
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    Peekaboo reacted to rainsilent in Cage trash talk   
    If the assistant in the game reports isn't mentioning fatigue as a problem it isn't the problem. Personally I think the scoring at the GHL level is down a bit much. The best scorers struggle to reach a point a game pace here whereas at the NHL level you have Crosby, Malkin, McDavid, et cetera with regularity above that. Personally I wouldn't be too worried about his perceived down scoring stats. Granted this game doesn't have to strictly follow the NHL patterns of scoring. I just think it should be within the realm of possibility to see the best offensive players beat a point a game nearly every season. Currently it is a significant achievement to get a point a game by the end of the season.
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    Peekaboo got a reaction from rainsilent in GHL playoff matchups   
    Great stuff Rain
    Here is my prediction
    Minuteman - Nightmares 3-1
    Red Tide - Bulldogs 3-1
    Dragons - Stealheads 3-2 (a bit biased, cant go against my team haha)
    Duhawks - Battlin Bears 0-3
     
    Praire Stars - Outlaws 3-2
    Hawks - Steelers 3-0
    Rage - Tomahawks 1-3
    Ricochet - Wolverines 1-3
     
    And good luck to everyone!
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    Peekaboo got a reaction from Paul T in GHL playoff matchups   
    Great stuff Rain
    Here is my prediction
    Minuteman - Nightmares 3-1
    Red Tide - Bulldogs 3-1
    Dragons - Stealheads 3-2 (a bit biased, cant go against my team haha)
    Duhawks - Battlin Bears 0-3
     
    Praire Stars - Outlaws 3-2
    Hawks - Steelers 3-0
    Rage - Tomahawks 1-3
    Ricochet - Wolverines 1-3
     
    And good luck to everyone!