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    Keskustankeisari reacted to GamePlanHockey in Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)   
    Ok, here's another update on what we're currently working on.
     
    As mentioned earlier I have planned to introduce more diverse player ratings. A typical GHL player in the current game worlds has almost all ratings 90+. This makes almost all players very much alike and leaves very little room for the manager to be creative.
     
    So in the upcoming release the hidden player potential value will no longer be a single value but actually six different potentials that each influences different rating values! The potentials are still hidden but are divided into the following categories; Agility, Strength, Vision, Precision, Stamina and Courage. All ratings are then based on one or more of these potentials and will develop in different speeds.
     
    Here's an example on a GHL player with a more diverse rating set: https://cl.ly/68989c0c7df0
     
    Hopefully this will bring more realism to the game and reward those manager who can make the most of their roster.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Mocha in Important! Where did all the mascots go?   
    The idea of using uploadable pics is a terrible idea. People uploading their own creates a bunch of problems in terms of what's acceptable and what isn't and it will look awful because there won't be any consistency. Plus there is nothing worse than gm's who will use pics that they think is funny when in reality it looks childish and amateur. So piece of advice for all who have suggested this: Be patient. They said the logo's are coming so stop asking.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Eric Welsh in Historical stats   
    I would like to see a deeper statistical record tracking stats/rosters from past seasons.
    I plan on running my team for a long time and I would like to be able to look back from time to time to see what my roster looked like in season 13/16/18, what the standings were that year, what the stats were.
    I currently only see basic win-loss record info.
     
    Maybe I haven't found the correct screen yet, but that's something that would interest me.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Wendel Clark in SHL S15 power rankings   
    1. **Hawkeye Indians (Wills Sk)
    OFF: 87,2 DEF: 87,3 SG: 89 OVR: 87,4 (-1,2)
    Age: 26,4
    Best OVR skater: D Braden Deniau-Destaillis, 20yo, 91 OVR.
     
    2. **Cuba City Tomahawks (BEN \)
    OFF: 85,7 DEF: 88,0 SG: 89 OVR: 87,0 (-1,6)
    Age: 27,3
    Best OVR skater: D Einari Kuoppala, 19yo, 93 OVR.
     
    3. Oshawa Dynasty Heroes (Kris "Euph" Zenatik)
    OFF: 84,8 DEF: 86,8 SG: 88 OVR: 86,0 (+0,4)
    Age: 25,1
    Best OVR skater: D Dominick Wallace, 22yo, 91 OVR.
     
    4. Deferiet Leopards (PAUL "Paul T" T)
    OFF: 83,3 DEF: 86,0 SG: 90 OVR: 85,0 (+0,1)
    Age: 28,5
    Best OVR skater: D Izidor Hocevar, 30yo, 88 OVR.
     
    5. Webbwood Victors (Juho "Keskustankeisari" Kainulainen)
    OFF: 84,5 DEF: 84,5 SG: 87 OVR: 84,7 (+1,3)
    Age: 27,6
    Best OVR skater: D  Barnabáš Lojko, 29yo, 87 OVR.
     
    6. Natashquan Mohawks (Brutality "BFGore" Fullgore)
    OFF: 83,8 DEF: 84,2 SG: 91 OVR: 84,5 (+0,2)
    Age: 28,4
    Best OVR skater: C Marco Ilan, 21yo, 94 OVR.
     
    7. Blakely Black Flag (Xavier "EXXEO" O'Connor)
    OFF: 83,8 DEF: 84,3 SG: 86 OVR: 84,2 (+1,6)
    Age: 25,0
    Best OVR skater: D Harry Petrucci, 26yo, 87 OVR.
     
    8. Minnedosa Musketeers (Brent "littleb" Little)
    OFF: 84,6 DEF: 83,2 SG: 87 OVR: 84,1 (- 0,3)
    Age 30,7
    Best OVR skater: F Julien Calce, 32yo, 87 OVR.
     
    9. Lake Viking Bulldogs (Max Mol)
    OFF: 83,2 DEF: 84,2 SG: 87 OVR: 83,9 (+/- 0)
    Age: 28,9
    Best OVR skater: D Jeffery Steele, 32yo, 86 OVR.
     
    10. Bodmin Bangers (sakari "suomyyra" lindholm)
    OFF: 84,0 DEF: 82,8 SG: 89 OVR: 83,9 (+0,7)
    Age: 28,2
    Best OVR skater: F Kevin Fontaine-Bienvenue, 34yo, 87 OVR.
     
    11. Coquitlam Cougars (Tyler Thor)
    OFF: 82,3 DEF: 84,5 SG: 88 OVR: 83,7 (+0,6)
    Age: 25,4
    Best OVR skater: D Oscar Svart, 31yo, 88 OVR.
     
    12. Mount Erie Eagles (James Faran)
    OFF: 82,9 DEF: 83,7 SG: 86 OVR: 83,5 (+1,2)
    Age: 32,1
    Best OVR skater: D Gregorio Schroeter, 36yo, 89 OVR.
     
    13. *Wildwood Thunder Cats (Torbjörn Johansson)
    OFF: 82,6 DEF: 84,2 SG: 85 OVR: 83,5 (+4,2)
    Age: 29,9
    Best OVR skater: D Andrew Fardon, 26yo, 86 OVR.
     
    14. *Tullahoma Tomcats (Wendel Clark)
    OFF: 83,0 DEF: 83,2 SG: 88 OVR: 83,5 (+5,3)
    Age: 32,1
    Best OVR skater: D Pascal Caputo, 33yo, 85 OVR.
     
    15. *Pittsboro Plastic Attack (Makate Naekfor)
    OFF: 83,3 DEF: 83,2 SG: 86 OVR: 83,4 (+5,1)
    Age: 29,5
    Best OVR skater: C Bohumir Kovar, 35yo, 87 OVR.
     
    16. Kingston Assassins (Cheddar Biscuits)
    OFF: 83,7 DEF: 82,7 SG: 82 OVR: 83,1 (+0,1)
    Age: 25,9
    Best OVR skater: F Faries Jaillet, 24yo, 87 OVR.
     
    League AVG team OVR: 84,5
    League AVG team age: 28,2
     
    **= Team relegated from GHL
    *=Team promoted from BHL
     
    Change from last season in parenthesis.
     
     
     
    Calculated on day 6 of S15, using:
     
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26
     
    where
    OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards
    DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders
    SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)
     
    In case of a tie for team best ovr skater, career performance rating for current league level was used as a tiebreaker. After that games played on current level, and then points.
     
    Just applying Erzac's stuff here again.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in GHL S15 power rankings   
    1. Deadwood Vandals (Kim "koekefix" Vandaele)
    OFF: 91 DEF: 93 SG: 96 OVR: 92,3 (+0,9)
    Age: 29,1
    Best OVR skater: D Loick Bulloch, 32yo, 97 OVR.
     
    2. West Chicago Protons (Richard "bouncer" Feynman)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 94 SG: 97 OVR: 92,2 (+0,2)
    Age: 30,7
    Best OVR skater: D Adrien Berrouard, 32yo, 96 OVR.
     
    3. St. Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac "Erzac" Ray)
    OFF: 91 DEF: 93 SG: 93 OVR: 92,1 (+1,9)
    Age: 29,2
    Best OVR skater: F Valdemar Chovanec, 32yo, 96 OVR.
     
    4. Portland Marauders (Xavier "xZhou" Zhou)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 93 SG: 94 OVR: 91,9 (+0,8)
    Age: 25,4
    Best OVR skater: D Ghali Tadros, 38yo, 96 OVR.
     
    5. Richford Rebels (Jusu "Jusu5" Manager)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 92 SG: 95 OVR: 91,1 (+0,2)
    Age: 28,6
    Best OVR skater: D Nathaniel Poirier-Ladouceur, 23yo, 96 OVR.
     
    6. Canmore Grizzlies (Matt "themattinthehat" Muffett)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 92 SG: 92 OVR: 90,9 (+0,3)
    Age: 28,9
    Best OVR skater: D Oldřich Brož, 33yo, 95 OVR.
     
    7. Thetford Mines Pegasus (Anthony "Pingu" Grauwels)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 91 SG: 95 OVR: 90,9 (+1,1)
    Age: 28,4
    Best OVR skater: D Yan Palos-Sanschagrin, 23yo, 94 OVR.
     
    8. Harrisonville Sabercats (Hurja "HurjaHerra" Herra)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 90 SG: 96 OVR: 90,7 (+0,2)
    Age: 29,0
    Best OVR skater: D Nikolay Mandrykin, 30yo, 95 OVR.
     
    9. Eldred Elite (Steven "Steve" Bennett)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 92 SG: 91 OVR: 90,5 (+0,4)
    Age: 28,4
    Best OVR skater: D Zavon Mellor, 33yo, 95 OVR.
     
    10. York Wolf Pack (Jiri "jiihee" Heikkala)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 93 OVR: 90,4 (+0,7)
    Age 31,0
    Best OVR skater: D Jesse Fiore, 31yo, 95 OVR.
     
    11. Buckingham Breakouts (Jussi "jusatin" Ahonen)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 92 OVR: 90,3 (+1,1)
    Age: 27,8
    Best OVR skater: C Tjaž Avsenik, 21yo, 93 OVR.
     
    12. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard "rainsilent" Armour)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 95 OVR: 90,2 (+0,2)
    Age: 27,2
    Best OVR skater: D Shane Helms, 23yo, 94 OVR.
     
    13. Violet Volcano (Soupy Salez)
    OFF: 88 DEF: 89 SG: 96 OVR: 89,2 (+0,1)
    Age: 29,8
    Best OVR skater: F Simon-Pier Byers, 24yo, 95 OVR.
     
    14. Pinehurst Miners (Phoenix "phoenixtf" TF)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 89 SG: 96 OVR: 88,3 (-0,2)
    Age: 28,4
    Best OVR skater: D Eliam Larochel, 21yo, 93 OVR.
     
    15. *Sault Ste Marie Admirals (Jacques de Gatineau)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 88 SG: 93 OVR: 87,9 (+2,6)
    Age: 27,2
    Best OVR skater: D Jakob Olsen, 20yo, 93 OVR.
     
    16. *Horseheads North Thundering Herd (Bear Doggit)
    OFF: 86 DEF: 89 SG: 88 OVR: 87,5 (+3,3)
    Age: 31,9
    Best OVR skater: D Alexey Filchenkov, 38yo, 91 OVR.
     
    League AVG team OVR: 90,4 (Last season 90,0)
    League AVG team age: 28,2 (Last season 28,6)
     
    *=Team promoted from SHL
     
    Edit: Change from last season in parenthesis.
     
     
    Calculated on day 5 of S15, using:
     
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26
     
    where
    OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards
    DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders
    SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)
     
    In case of a tie for team best ovr skater, career performance rating for current league level was used as a tiebreaker. After that games played on current level, and then points.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to littleb in Inaugural Tarnished Silver Biscuit Plate PreS 15   
    Have you ever thought that Preseason has been a bit dull?  No pride or glory...... and certainly no fresh biscuits to eat!  Our world is clearly lacking in its namesake, so a group of us are having a pre-season friendly tournament to entertain us and thought we might as well drag you guys along for the ride as well. 
    The teams involved this season are:
     
    1. Pittsboro Plastic Attack - Long time BHL team freshly promoted from the 2nd spot, clearly threw the final games to get to 2nd and cover his mad ninja skills... . very sneaky!  We will have to keep an eye on him as it is rumored they use plastic swords to impale unsuspecting opponents during the game!  Watch those injuries!
     
    2. Tullahoma Tomcats - Promoted in 1st at season's end and are letting everyone know it!  Coach Wendel thinks he is pretty awesome but he may have to keep that ego in check as he is up against some raw talent in this series.  His lads are clearly still in party mode and will need to ensure they get off the sauce if they want any chance of winning this prestigious piece of cra..... erm I mean this incredible trophy!  
     
    3. Minnedosa Musketeers - SHL team for three seasons now and constantly riding Leopards coat tails.  It has driven them to depression where all manager Little signs are fat bastards that run over people and play for the garbage goals.  Some pundits give them a shot though, based solely on the fact there is biscuits involved and boy those boys love biscuits!  If they win good luck even making the locker room with them!
     
    4. Deferiet Leopards - SHL team for three season and well established hard rockers!  When not on the ice you can catch them down at open mic night screeeeeeching on guitars and pretending they have vocal talent.  Probably the class of the tournament unless the hookers and blow get them.... ah the life of a celebrity!  
     
    The rules for us are simple.... each team will play each other once in the pre season (I will do my best to keep an updated table in here.  Winner has the most points and if there happens to be teams level the tie breakers are results between teams level, goal difference and finally goals for.  If it is still tied after that I am going to set a poll up and we will all have a vote to see who wins!  We can't leave a tie at the top after all.... like any of us will play nice or share their biscuits!?!?!?!?
     
    The draw is as follow first team is home:
     
    Day 4 – 1 vs 2 (2-3 OT) and 3 vs 4 (5-3)
    Day 5 – 1 vs 3 (2-4) and 2 vs 4 (2-0)
    Day 6 – 4 vs 1 (3-4 SO) and 2 vs 3 (3-6)
     
    In the event the home team doesn't send their game off..... please proceed to door number 3 where Olga the Norwegian Dom will whip you for your incompetence.  
     
    That is all for now, if this goes off well I may look at ways to expand it for future seasons.  
     
     
    Standings to date: pts - record - GF - GA
     
    1. Minnedosa Musketeers - 9 - 3-0-0-0 - 15 - 8
    2. Tullahoma Tomcats - 5 - 1-1-0-1 - 8 - 8
    3. Pittsboro Plastic Attack - 3 - 0-1-1-1 - 8 - 10
    4. Deferiet Leopards - 1 - 0-0-1-2 - 6 - 11
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in S15 General Chat   
    Let's get this thread going.
     
    For starters, I edited a brief video about one particular FA signing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElyPfax4Jt8
     
    Guess there are other factors than just money...
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Pingu in S14 General Chat   
    Happy for bear! He Made it! Quality manager, very correct also.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Paul T in S14 General Chat   
    After starting 0-7 against the Thundering Herd (last season + this season) the Leopards have finally taken down the Herd to improve to 1-7 !!!
     
    http://www.gameplanhockey.com/game?gpid=177902
     
    Good luck in GHL, Bear.  I, for one, am happy I don't have to face you again next season
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Wick Schozen in GHL Manager Poll - Season 23   
    Player Awards:
     
    Top Forward: Pasi Eskola - Forest Park Lumberjacks (4)
    The leagues leading point scorer with 62 points takes out this seasons top forward award. Eskola with four votes beat out last years winner of the award Alexandr Gavrikov who came in second with two votes. Season 23 saw Pasi Eskola set a new career high in both goals and points. An achievement even more impressive when done on a non-playoff team.
     
    Top Defensemen: Pedar Andreasen - Burnside Bombers (5)
    Pedar Andreasen was the talk of the year for the first half of the season. Andreasen’s breakout year had him lead all defensemen in points and finish 6th in overall league scoring. With five votes Andreasen takes home the top defensemen award handedly over last years recipient Dalibor Kosegi who finished with two votes. 
     
    Top Goaltender: Thor Landstrom - Stony Brook Steel (5)
    There’s no split decision this year. After sharing the award in season 22 Thor Landstrom wins the Top Goaltender award for the second straight season. Landstrom's save percentage of .929 was second in the league even with the second largest workload of any goaltender playing 2674 minutes. This is also while receiving the fifth most shots against, there is no doubting that Landstrom had his work cut out for him to retain Top Goaltender.
     
    Most Outstanding Player: Pedar Andreasen - Burnside Bombers (5)
    Along with receiving Top Defensemen honours, Pedar Andreasen was voted the Most Outstanding Player of Season 23.  One of three new categories to the ballot this year, Andreasen is crowned with the most impressive performance of all players for this year. The hulking 6’7 defender, taken outside of the top 10 at 11th overall at the season 18 draft has developed in a game breaker for the Burnside Bombers. Spending most of the year leading all players in points, it wasn’t until the last quarter of the season that forwards were able to catch up to his production. 
     
    Most Desirable Player To Build A Team Around: Anir Vigneault - Newcastle Fighters (3)
    Goaltender Anir Vigneault takes out the Cornerstone Award for season 23, narrowly edging out the emerging star center Filips Birznieks. Vigneault, 24 years old, has consistently finished in the top 5 for save percentage since entering the league in season 17. Finishing 5th in save percentage this season and having the leagues best save percentage in Season 20, Vigneault’s size, age and intangibles endeared him to voters this  season.  
     
    Best Under 21: Artem Belyakov - Pittsboro Predators (3)
    Artem Belyakov is the first recipient of the Best Under 21 award. With the intent of highlighting the top up and coming player the first overall pick from the Season 20 draft helped guide the Pittsboro Predators to their second consecutive appearance in the GHL playoffs posting 36 points from the blueline. While this is his last year of eligibility of the award his previous performances of 40 points as an 18 year old and 35 at 19 years of age could have seen him sweep this award since his debut into the league. Belyakov with have to settle with being the inaugural recipient of the award before he ages out of contention. 
     
    First Overall Consensus of Previous Draft: Dylan Diop - Goderich Goblins (6)
    There was little deliberation with who the top choice of last season draft was. Dylan Diop who was selected first overall retains that opinion at the end of his first season in the league. The 18 year old centerman transitioned into the GHL well putting up 28 points. At 6’4 and displaying maturity beyond his years Diop looks like the real deal as he looks to be the cornerstone of the Goderich Goblins who narrowly missed the playoffs this year in only their second season in the GHL.
     
     
    Manager Opinions:
     
    Most Important Position: Goaltender (4)
    Goaltending is still the most valued position by the GHL managers receiving the highest number of votes for the second straight season. Only one team got into the playoffs without a goaltender ranked in the top 8 for save percentage and the play of Daniel Crapper almost propelling Goderich into the playoffs, there is a clear correlation between team success and the performance of their goaltender.
     
    What Team Will Win The Most Cups Over The Next 10 Seasons? Stony Brook (4)
    Stony Brook again is considered to be the best contending team for the next 10 Seasons. Stony Brook is chasing down their third consecutive GHL cup and fourth in five seasons. Unless Stony Brooks is hit with a flood, the GHL cup doesn’t look to be in any hurry to leave the grips of that town.
     
    What Team Will Need To Rebuild In The Next 5 Seasons? Burnside (3)
    The Burnside Bombers have enjoyed at healthy run in the GHL with either a 4th or 5th place finish for the last seven seasons. The voting managers in the GHL believe that health is on it’s last legs as Burnside is this years recipient of the rebuild kiss of death. Last years ‘winner’ Palm Harbor Legends saw there team regress this season to an 8th place finish, just narrowly holding onto a playoff spot.
     
    What Team Do You Not Want To Meet In The Playoffs? Stony Brook (6)
    It’s no surprise if your considered to be the most dominant team for the next decade you’ll be the most feared in the playoffs. Stony Brook received almost a unanimous decision for the second straight season. This comes on the eve of just stamping their ticket to the second round after defeating Palm Harbor in games one and two of the first round. Regardless of the regular season workload, Landstrom will likely gets lots of opportunities to familiarise himself with the bench in meaningless game three during the playoffs.
     
    Are You Satisfied With The Current Playoff Format? No (6)
    A new question presented to the managers this year and dissatisfaction with the current playoff format was almost a unanimous decision. Ranging from a desire for an extended series to wanting meaningless games eliminated after qualifying for the next round, a playoff reform looks to be a hot topic moving forward. 
     
     
     
     
    Thank you to all managers that participated in the second annual GHL managers poll. We saw submissions from a couple new faces this season but failed to receive ballots from returning managers, we’ll place the blame on the postal service and hope for more engagement next season. Best of luck to the teams in the playoffs and all teams in their preparations for next season. 
     
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to EXXEO in The Humor Therapy Thread   
    - Emrick Joint won faceoff against Izak Jones in neutral zone
    - PENALTY: Penalty to Izak Jones 2 minutes for Tripping
    - INJURY: Emrick Joint injured! Player will miss 3 games due to a upperbody injury
     
    ...sore loser!
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to xZhou in Team Asia   
    Motivated by the number of players of Asian descent to have recently been drafted in the early rounds of the NHL Draft, such as Nick Suzuki, Kailer Yamomoto, Cliff Pu, Jason Robertson, Tyler Inamoto, and Jonathan Ang, I compiled a list of players of Asian descent in GW Biscuit (total of 33 players, including some in the junior leagues) and created a team from the top-rated players at each position. 
     

     
    Although definitely lacking in depth, the team actually has some bright spots. Specifically, goaltending would unquestionably be a strength, as Justin Yu is one of the best goalies in Biscuit and still getting better. Jermey Sin was actually the Russian League scoring leader last season, and would spearhead this team's attack along with centres Max Lang and Preston Yao. Ruari Vu and Graham Lao form a competent top defensive pairing for the team, although the quality of defensemen drop down drastically afterwards.

    Many of the players for this team (Sarah Do, Anthony Bui, Ryan Lai, etc.) are fast approaching retirement and have declined significantly in the past season or two. As a result, part of the reason behind me posting this now was to acknowledge them for their solid careers. On the other hand of the spectrum, there are a number of young players such as 15-year-old Louis-Phillip Low of the Ingolf Hawks (CAJHL) who I'd expect to continue to rise up the ranks and help fill in the gaps left by these retiring players.

    Note that in cases where there was some ambiguity as to the name, such as the surname Lang, I assumed that these players are of Asian descent. In addition, just going off of last names of possibly Asian descent misses players who have Anglicized last names such as Jason Robertson, of Filipino descent, who was drafted by the Dallas Stars 39th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. Finally, I have a hunch that I missed a number of players of Japanese descent simply because their surnames may not be as easy to spot when scrolling through hundreds of names so feel free to let me know if I've missed anyone!
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Glawing in Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)   
    EDIT by Anders August 7, 2018
     
    I have now finally finished a new blog post that will hopefully shed some light over the upcoming release this fall. 
     
    The blog post is divided into two parts:
     
    Part 1 - The features
    Part 2 - The business
     
    And here's a sneak peak of the new design (work in progress). (Also available in the blog post)
    http://www.gameplanhockey.com/content/screenshots/fall2018.png
     
    ---------------------
     
    ORIGINAL post by Tobias April 28, 2018
     
    Hi all of you!

    Right now we are a bit quiet here on the forums and in general.

    That’s because we working with a lot of things in the backgrounds. Not generally things you notice in game but performance and future plans are in the making.

    We recently received some new hardware so the game will run smoother/faster and more stable.

    We are reading as much reports and suggestions as possible. Because we want your opinion in developing.

    Keep enjoying the game and be fair and nice to eachother!

    //Tobias
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in The Humor Therapy Thread   
    "After careful analysis, I came to the conclusion that EVERYONE underestimated EVERYONE and it's AMAZING and HORRIBLE."
     
    From one game.
     
    We need one that says "It was obvious that the assistant underestimated your perceptiveness"

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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in S14 General Chat   
    Another annoying result from the bloated overalls is that players are an indistinguishable mass.
     
    As 99 marks the best of the best, currently in Biscuit GHL there are:
     
    24 world fastest skaters,
    11 world best passers,
    14 world best shooters etc.
     
    And if you'd think ~95 is "elite" in a category, then basically any player on any given team is "elite" in something. Which shouldn't be the case obviously.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Wendel Clark in BHL S14 power rankings   
    1. Wildwood Thunder Cats (Torbjörn Johansson)
    OFF: 78.4 DEF: 80.5 SG: 78 OVR: 79.3
     
    2. Pittsboro Plastic Attack (Makate Naekfor)
    OFF: 78.8 DEF 77.7 SG: 79 OVR 78.3
     
    3. Tullahoma Tomcats (Wendel Clark)
    OFF: 78.5 DEF 77.7 SG: 80 OVR 78.2
     
    4. New Richmond Patriots (T81 S18)
    OFF: 76.8 DEF 78.2 SG: 80 OVR 77.7
     
    5. Michigan Center Fury (Clayton Garnier)
    OFF: 77.0 DEF 75.7 SG: 80 OVR 76.6
     
    6. Quail Ridge Crusaders (David Schneider)
    OFF 74.8 DEF: 76.5 SG: 84 OVR 76.3
     
    7 (tied). South Dayton Owls (Jay Daley)
    OFF 76.6 DEF 75.2 SG: 81 OVR: 76.3
     
    7 (tied). Buena Park Skyhawks (John Lyons)
    7FF: 76.9 DEF 74.7 SG 82 OVR: 76.3
     
    9. Stony Brook Swords (Bill "bdrake79" Drake)
    OFF 75.7 DEF 76.5 SG: 78 OVR 76.2
     
    10. Goldville Groove (Mark "Mark Z" Ziegler)
    OFF: 76.3 DEF: 74.8 SG: 75 OVR: 75.5
     
    11. Silesia Templars (Derek Mayne)
    OFF: 73.8 DEF: 76.2 SG: 78 OVR: 75.2
     
    12. Valley Center Bears (Charles Brucia)
    OFF: 75.5 DEF: 74.5 SG: 76 OVR: 75.1
     
    13. New Haven Woodpeckers (Jon "wingedbeaver" Carignan)
    OFF: 74.7 DEF: 74.2 SG: 79 OVR: 74.8
     
    14. San Rafael Storm (Bob John)
    OFF: 73.7 DEF: 74.8 SG: 74 OVR: 74.2
     
    15. Medicine Hat Winterhawks (Nate Bickel)
    OFF: 72.2 DEF 72.5 SG: 75 OVR: 72.5
     
    16. North Las Vegas Pilots (Eric T)
    *OFF: - *DEF: - SG: 81 *OVR: -
    * Roster building in progress, has 10 C/F and 4 D at this moment.
     
    I'm just expanding Erzac's tradition to BHL here following these guidelines:
     
    Calculated on day 7 of S14, using:
     
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26
     
    where
    OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards
    DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders
    SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in How do you build your team?   
    A thread for discussing how everyone builds their teams. What do you consider important and why?
     
    For me, everything starts from the center. Having not one, but two quality centers that can play a solid two-way game. Basically players that can play in any situation.
    Then comes defense. At least two, but optimally 3-4 defenders that can play big minutes in any zone. Followed closely by a capable goaltender. No need to be superstar material, but should be better than average.
    And finally wingers, which I consider be the least important, with the caveat that there needs to be at least one really capable goalscorer on the team, and someone to pass him the puck.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in GHL S14 power rankings   
    1. West Chicago Protons (Richard "bouncer" Feynman)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 94 SG: 97 OVR: 92,0
    Age: 30,5
     
    2. Deadwood Vandals (Kim "koekefix" Vandaele)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 92 SG: 96 OVR: 91,4
    Age: 29,2
     
    3. Portland Marauders (Xavier "xZhou" Zhou)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 92 SG: 93 OVR: 91,1
    Age: 25,9
     
    4. Richford Rebels (Jusu "Jusu5" Manager)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 92 SG: 95 OVR: 90,9
    Age: 28,7
     
    5. Canmore Grizzlies (Matt "themattinthehat" Muffett)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 91 SG: 92 OVR 90,6
    Age: 28,5
     
    6. Harrisonville Sabercats (Hurja "HurjaHerra" Herra)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 90 SG: 95 OVR: 90,5
    Age: 29,4
     
    7. St. Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac "Erzac" Ray)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 93 OVR: 90,2
    Age: 27,5
     
    8. Eldred Elite (Steven "Steve" Bennett)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 91 SG: 93 OVR: 90,1
    Age: 29,6
     
    9. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard "rainsilent" Armour)
    OFF: 88 DEF: 92 SG: 94 OVR: 90,0
    Age: 27,5
     
    10. Thetford Mines Pegasus (Anthony "Pingu" Grauwels)
    OFF: 90 DEF: 89 SG: 95 OVR: 89,8
    Age: 28,4
     
    11. York Wolf Pack (Jiri "jiihee" Heikkala)
    OFF: 89 DEF: 90 SG: 93 OVR: 89,7
    Age: 29,9
     
    12. Buckingham Breakouts (Jussi "jusatin" Ahonen)
    OFF: 88 DEF: 90 SG: 95 OVR: 89,2
    Age: 27,2
     
    13. Violet Volcano (Soupy Salez)
    OFF: 88 DEF: 89 SG: 96 OVR: 89,1
    Age: 28,9
     
    14. Cuba City Tomahawks (BEN \)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 90 SG: 91 OVR: 88,6
    Age: 30,3
     
    15. Hawkeye Indians (Wills Sk)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 90 SG: 91 OVR: 88,6
    Age: 27,1
     
    16. Pinehurst Miners (Phoenix "phoenixtf" TF)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 89 SG: 95 OVR: 88,5
    Age: 28,3
     
    League AVG team OVR: 90,0
    League AVG team age: 28,6
     
     
    Calculated on day 3 of S14, using:
     
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26
     
    where
    OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards
    DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders
    SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to jusatin in The Humor Therapy Thread   
    A lot.
     
    The Breakouts had only reserved a six figures number in the budget for the referees as we were used to SHL taxes. However we soon found out, after getting penalty calls one after another that we needed to cut deeper into our wallets. After taking all of the refs for all expenses paid one week trip to the heart of Buckingham they were satisfied. We threatened to take them back and no one can handle two weeks there, believe me!
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in SHL S14 power rankings   
    1. Oshawa Dynasty Heroes (Kris "Euph" Zenatik)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 86 SG: 88 OVR: 85,6
     
    2. Sault Ste Marie Admirals (Jacques de Gatineau)
    OFF: 84 DEF: 87 SG: 87 OVR: 85,3
     
    3. Deferiet Leopards (PAUL "Paul T" T)
    OFF: 84 DEF: 86 SG: 86 OVR: 84,9
     
    4. Minnedosa Musketeers (Brent "littleb" Little)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 84 SG: 85 OVR: 84,4
     
    5. Natashquan Mohawks (Brutality "BFGore" Fullgore)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 83 SG: 90 OVR: 84,3
     
    6. Horseheads North Thundering Herd (Bear Doggit)
    OFF: 85 DEF: 83 SG: 86 OVR: 84,2
     
    7. Lake Viking Bulldogs (Max Mol)
    OFF: 82 DEF: 85 SG: 86 OVR: 83,9
     
    8. Nottingham Panthers (J "Jono" Jono)
    OFF: 84 DEF: 84 SG: 85 OVR: 83,8
     
    9. Webbwood Victors (Juho "Keskustankeisari" Kainulainen)
    OFF: 83 DEF: 83 SG: 85 OVR: 83,4
     
    10. Bodmin Bangers (sakari "suomyyra" lindholm)
    OFF: 83 DEF: 83 SG: 87 OVR: 83,2
     
    11. Coquitlam Cougars (Tyler Thor)
    OFF: 81 DEF: 85 SG: 88 OVR: 83,1
     
    12. Kingston Assassins (canucks "canucks" HD)
    OFF: 82 DEF: 84 SG: 84 OVR: 83,0
     
    13. Blakely Black Flag (Xavier "EXXEO" O'Connor)
    OFF: 82 DEF: 83 SG: 86 OVR: 82,6
     
    14. Fair Play Angels (Matt Atkins)
    OFF: 83 DEF: 82 SG: 85 OVR: 82,5
     
    15. Mount Erie Eagles (James Faran)
    OFF: 82 DEF: 83 SG: 84 OVR: 82,3
     
    16. Highland Troopers (Ozzy Wylde)
    OFF: 81 DEF: 82 SG: 80 OVR: 81,7
     
     
    Calculated on day 3 of S14, using:
     
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26
     
    where
    OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards
    DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders
    SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)
     
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to EXXEO in S13 General Chat   
    Coach Thor Viklander's speech after the Black Flag secured their stay in the SHL after a 5-0 game 2 win:
     
    "Congratulations, you guys did it - you can all stay on the team! Except Seeger, Juarez, and Neskarov; you guys didn't have a choice. Alright now let's get ready for tomorrow's big game three finale where none of you will be playing! Great job everyone!"
     
    WHISPERS TO ASSISTANT: "Ok, so I left you that beard and fake belly suit so you can play me tomorrow - I'm heading to Hawaii for some vacation, see you in a couple weeks..."
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Erzac in Player salaries & cap (bug?)   
    I'll keep hammering at this a little more.
     
    Superstar contracts should take at least 10% of cap space making those players a real commitment cap-wise. Currently in Biscuit GHL there are exactly 2(!) players that take over 10% of cap space. (With many star players taking much closer to 5%)
    A ratio of 0,125 players/team.
     
    Compare this to the NHL:
    In NHL there are currently 30 players that take up 10% or more of a team's cap.
    A ratio of 0,968 players/team. Almost eight times higher ratio than in Biscuit GHL currently.
     
    Not saying this game should try to model the NHL, but clearly a change is needed to make the cap space an actual factor in decision-making.
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Wick Schozen in GHL Manager Poll - Season 22   
    Submissions for the inaugural Howitzer - GHL Managers Poll have ended. This event will take place annually with the GHL managers receiving their ballots after game 30 and have 15 game days to get their submissions in. We received full ballots from 7 teams and a partial ballot from one team. I am keeping the answers confidential but if everyone collectively wanted transparency I can release the ballots of the managers. I like the anonymity with something like this though. With that being said here are the results.
     
    Individual Accolades
     
    Best Forward GHL - Alexandr Gavrikov, Unity Fire Dogs
    Receiving five of the seven votes Gavrikov was the consensus top forward in the GHL. Currently sitting with a healthy 9 point lead in the scoring race, Gavrikov has been a top 5 scorer in the league for the last four seasons straight and looks poised to capture his second scoring title in that span.
     
    Best Defensemen GHL - Dalibor Kosegi, Newcastle Fighters
    Kosegi grabbed four of the seven votes for top defensemen and with three other individual defensemen receiving votes. Kosegi has been flirting with the league lead in goals and battling it out with former defensive partner Joshua Metts (recipient of one vote) for highest scoring defensemen. The 24 year old Kosegi has eclipsed 50 points in his last two seasons and has a chance to crack 60 points this season. 
     
    Best Goaltender GHL - Thor Landstrom, Stony Brook Steel & Gino Vincent, Unity Fire Dogs
    Claiming two votes each in the most spread out category, Landstrom and Vincent share will share the title of best goaltender(s) this season. Landstrom has guided his team to two GHL championships in the last three seasons while the younger Vincent looks to take Unity back to the top after being acquired two seasons ago. Landstrom and Vincent are the only goaltenders in the league to hold higher than a .930 Sv% with more than 20 games played. 
     
    Number One Player Voted To Build A Team Around - Dalibor Kosegi, Newcastle Fighters & Michal Kadura, Palm Harbor Legends*
    Another split decision with each player receiving two votes each, the managers who took part in the poll leaned towards two young defensemen as the best foundational piece for their franchise. Kosegi who took out best defensemen is met by 21 year old Michal Kadura formally of the Nottingham Purple Storm. Kadura while yet to break out offensively looks to take steps forward in that department on a more prominent team in the GHL. Gavrikov and Landstrom also had their name thrown in the mix. 
     
     
    Team Assessment
     
    What Is The Most Important Position - Goaltender
    Goaltending narrowly edges out centerman with four votes to three. With the top two teams in the league staking claim to the top two goaltenders it’s not hard to find why managers hold goaltenders in such high regard. 
     
    Which Team Will Win The Most Championships Over The Next 10 Seasons? - Stony Brook Steel
    With five of the votes it looks like something special is being assembled in Stony Brook. Already with two championships in the last three seasons, Stony Brooks balance of elite players and youth have them slated to reach dynasty status in the 'Season 20s’.
     
    Which Team Will Need To Rebuild In The Next Five Seasons? - Palm Harbor Legends
    While only garnering three of the votes that was enough to have Palm Harbor as the predicted team on their last legs before tearing it down. After claiming the season 19 championship on the back of an ageing core, we’ve already started to see the transition of the Legends with the new blood coming in after the regression of Seb Jett.
     
    Who Would You Least Want To Face In The Playoffs? - Stony Brook Steel
    No surprise for many, Stony Brook’s prowess was established with their playoff performances and even if you hope to get by them in a serious you can be sure it’s going to take three games and letting go of any hope to rest your starting goalie to do it. 
     
     
     
     
    Hope you guys enjoyed the Managers Poll. I have a couple additional questions I’ll look to add next season. Hopefully with some more attention to it we can receive a better response to get the leagues complete opinion.
     
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    Keskustankeisari reacted to Paul T in National Team: Italy   
    Season 13 update has been added to the 1st post - and below.  Not much improvement from the Italians this year.
     

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    Keskustankeisari reacted to MattBerserkers in Fishbowl Power Rankings Season 12   
    Back again with the new power rankings for Fishbowl season 12, on day 5.
     
    I decided to change the formula slightly. Rather than only considering the best goalie, I've decided to weigh a teams best goalie at 0.75 and second best goalie at 0.25. Formula used for overall is:
    [(average offence) * 12 + (average defence) * 12 + (best goalie) *0.75 + (second best goalie) * 0.25]/25
     
     
    1. Larson Knights - Kelvin "unknown forum name"
    Off: 90.67 Def 92.33 Glt:89.75 Ovr: 91.43
    Previous position: 2nd, playoff 2
     
    2. Hawkeye Revolution - Marcel Proust "MProust/Haradim"
    Off: 89.42 Def: 92.17 Glt: 91.5 Ovr: 90.82
    Previous position: 3rd, playoff 4
     
    3. Horn lake Hooligans - Mike Grubb "Mickg34"
    Off: 89.17 Def: 90.67 Glt: 95.25 Ovr: 90.13
    Previous position: 1st + Golden cup winner
     
    4. Pinewood Lumberjacks - Matt H "Mattlumberjacks" aka "me"
    Off: 89 Def: 90.83 Glt: 90.75 Ovr: 89.95
    Previous position: 10th
     
    5. Cuba City Eagles - Mare Maro "unknown forum name"
    Off: 89.17 Def: 89.33 Glt: 89 Ovr: 89.24
    Previous position: 4th, playoff 2
     
    6. Wynward Wildfire - Matthew Bernsten
    Off: 88.33 Def: 89.83 Glt: 91.75 Ovr: 89.19
    Previous position: 9th
     
    7. Wildwood Violent Rush - Juho Kainulainen "Keskustankeisari"
    Off: 88.75 Def: 89.5 Glt: 90.5 Ovr: 89.18
    Previous position: 6th, playoff 2
     
    8. Wolfe Wolves - Marcel Cloutier "unknown forum name"
    Off: 87.58 Def: 90 Glt: 89.5 Ovr: 88.82
    Previous position: 7th, playoff 3
     
    9. Cedar Rapids Panthers - Mauri Nieminen " unknown forum name"
    Off: 89.17 Def: 88.17 Glt: 90 Ovr: 88.72
    Previous position: 5th, playoff 3
     
    10. Urbancrest Comets - Noah High "unknown forum name"
    Off: 88.33 Def: 88 Glt: 95.5 Ovr: 88.46
    Previous position: 14th
     
    11. Sellwood Spirits - Misco Grossi " unkown forum name"
    Off: 87.75 Def 88.17 Glt: 88.75 Ovr: 87.99
    Previous position: 11th
     
    12. Molson Monkeys - Nathan Macdonald "unknown forum name"
    Off: 87.42 Def: 88 Glt: 90.75 Ovr: 87.83
    Previous position: 13th
     
    13. Montmorency Vortex - computer (previously ineffableleafs)
    Off: 86.92 Def: 87.83 Glt: 92.5 Ovr: 87.58
    Previous position: 8th, playoff 2
     
    14. Batchawana Battlin Bears - Joe Leconte "forum name unkown"
    Off: 86.92 Def: 87.5 Glt: 91.5 Ovr: 87.38
    Previous position: SHL 1st
     
    15.Blenheim Pirates - Martin J. "unknown forum name"
    Off: 87.08 Def: 86.67 Glt: 91.5 Ovr: 87.06
    Previous position: 12th
     
    16. Morden Defenders - Justin Camara "JMonkey"
    Off: 85.08 Def: 87.83 Glt: 89.75 Ovr: 86.59
    Previous position: SHL 2nd