IneffableLeafs

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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from ColoKrabatt in Q about "Winner instinct"   
    If I may add to Lumberjacks' list, there are a few other things that helped me raise mine:
     
    Cocky Players: I recommend around 3-5 of these players, logically a cocky player would be more of a shooter than a passer, thus increasing your chance of winning games. Arrogant Players: I recommend around 1-3 of these players, logically an arrogant player will kill a bit of your teamwork, but from my experience, these players have the same increase of winner instinct effect as cocky players. Not Too Many Leaders: Both of my alternate captains were bench players. I was able to get all of my team spirit into the green, with harmony in teamwork and strong winner instinct. To me this is just personal experience, because even my captain was a third line center with the 'Commander' trait, but also being 'Arrogant' and 'Nervous'. For a lot of my game analyses, it stated that my captain, despite having 3 red traits, prepared our team well for the game. I also think too many leaders will damper your winners instinct in the same way that too many heroic players would. So basically, 4-8 cocky/arrogant players in total, which I have seen other teams have and have a maxed out heroic winner instinct.
     
    Keep in mind though, I have found that team confidence is instrumental in your team's final position in the standings. So as long as your players match your tactics, your team will win. In fishbowl silver, I won the league by 27 points due to my high confidence, as well as keeping up teamwork and winners instinct to a good level.
     
    Pinewood, finishing 2nd, also had all greens.
     
    The best example in fishbowl though, is the 1st place Larson Knights. Finishing 1st by 21 points, their confidence was perfect, nearly a full bar. Their winners instinct was only ok, but they smashed the league. Same thing can be said about the 2nd place Cuba City Eagles.
     
    Anyways, you can take my advice if you want, but Lumberjacks is probably better.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Jack Reacher in Trade Offer Abuse by Fang   
    Dude, you're overreacting.
     
    There should be a button at the bottom of the screen that says 'Reject'.
     
    A classic human trait is to press large red buttons, so why not just click it?
     
    Also, your title is a bit misleading. I thought some moron made a topic slamming your trade abuse, because the title reads, "trade offer abuse BY fang".
     
    But yeah, you can take out your anger on a pillow. I think after King Tut, we don't want (at least as a general community I think we don't want) anyone else leaving the game because people are slamming them for bullshit trades.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Wendel Clark in North American World?   
    Draft picks will become more useful!!!
     
    Everyone's on an even playing field!!!
     
    I definitely support this, it would for sure be enjoyable. I think I may have suggested this myself before or supported it. Either way, it has been talked about by Anders and it would be great to see it implemented.
     
    But I don't think divisions should be shuffled every season.
     
    Divisions would probably be based on the city you choose.
     
    Ex. If you choose Mississauga as your city you'll likely be in the Eastern Conference.
     
    Divisions however could be slightly shuffled every few seasons, and everytime a new manager comes in and changes the city it could shift the conferences and divisions around.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Paul T in North American World?   
    Draft picks will become more useful!!!
     
    Everyone's on an even playing field!!!
     
    I definitely support this, it would for sure be enjoyable. I think I may have suggested this myself before or supported it. Either way, it has been talked about by Anders and it would be great to see it implemented.
     
    But I don't think divisions should be shuffled every season.
     
    Divisions would probably be based on the city you choose.
     
    Ex. If you choose Mississauga as your city you'll likely be in the Eastern Conference.
     
    Divisions however could be slightly shuffled every few seasons, and everytime a new manager comes in and changes the city it could shift the conferences and divisions around.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Wick Schozen in Injuries...   
    Hey all, I recently had a whole bunch of players injured on one of my teams. At the current moment, to view your injured players duration's on the sidelines (i.e. 20 days, day-to-day), you either have to go to an upcoming game on your schedule and click on a preview, where you can see an injured list. You can also, of course, go to the specific player page to see the duration under the player's 'form' tab.
     
    My suggestion is to have an easier way to quickly view injury duration.
     
    Some examples:
    If you open the player tab (not the page, just where it shows ratings, profiles, and basic stats), you can hover over the health indicator (it would say 'INJ'), and it would tell you the injury length/duration. Have an injury list/report at the bottom of the team page Show injury duration in the health column on the team page, instead of showing 'FIT'. Let me know what you guys think. 
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to Wingedbeaver in Trade Salaries   
    Why am I getting so many trade offers that put me over the salary cap? When I have accidentally offered a trade that put the team I am trying to trade with over the cap, the computer wouldn't let me send the trade. Yet, the last 5 trade offers I have received have all put me over the cap, so I can't accept them. What are these players doing that I am unable to? And also, if you are offering a trade, please pay attention to this. If there is a huge red banner at the bottom of the trade window right above the send trade button, DON'T SEND THE TRADE! I honestly don't understand all the people who get mad at receiving what they consider lopsided trade offers because it is a waste of their time, but this type of trade is a waste of time and is annoying to get because I couldn't accept it if I wanted to.
     
    And, while I'm here, about those people who get so upset at other managers for "wasting their time" with "bad" trade offers... Get over yourself. I'm tired of reading on this forum how mad people are at the idiots who waste their time with horrible trade offers. If you have time to play this game, your time isn't all that precious. Just because you think a trade is bad does not mean the player who sent it is trying to rip you off. We all value different players differently. It makes for a much more pleasant game if we all just work with the assumption that everyone is trying to make a fair deal. And if you don't like the deal, hit the reject button! If you have the time to play this game and take it seriously, you have plenty of time to look at the trade and hit reject. You won't miss that 30 seconds. And by the way, taking the time to write a personal reply insulting the offer is a bigger waste of time then just hitting reject.
     
    Also, all of you managers who are only looking for prospects and draft picks... we are all trying to manage a salary cap. There is a good chance that I may have to offer you some of my crap players to offset the fact that I am giving you a free draft pick or prospect. I can't take on your multi-million dollar player without shedding some salary! If you find that concept insulting, then maybe you should take a look at my salary situation before you start sending offers.
     
    Let's just have fun with this game and stop with all the anger and insults.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Baden in Shootout Lineup   
    Bump
     
    I've lost multiple shootouts in multiple leagues in the last few days.
     
    Does anyone now have any interest in a shootout lineup? I'm all in for the idea.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from MattBerserkers in Player Loan Option   
    @Steve
     
    Add salary to trade negotiations. Assuming that you can only loan players without a 1-way clause, salary would be minimally affected.
     
    One option would be to let the lower league team take on the entire salary, i.e. an entry level deal, or a bridge contract. (Of course, the salary would be lowered as it always is if you go down a league) Another option would be to let the salary be split. Ex. Contract is worth $100,000. GHL team pays $75,000, SHL team pays $25,000. This is in case there are cap issues with the loan. A third option would be to let the higher league team keep their salary, and essentially loan the player for free. So the SHL level team pays $0 salary to the player. Or all three of the above options? I had previously suggested this a looong time ago. This would certainly be a feature that may convince me to play this game again. This feature would also encourage human-human interaction a lot (cause I know this forum loves that). This could also make or break a manager's reputation within the world. Should I loan to this manager again? Will it be worthwhile? Will this manager rot my prospect on the bench?
     
    If loan's did come out, it would be interesting to see one manager that solely develops prospects for other teams, that takes a whole bunch of players on loan and gives them 20 minutes a night or hard training with pp and pk time. Think of the CHL, or if you get my soccer reference, Ajax. I'd definitely be on board with that.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Steve in Player Loan Option   
    @Steve
     
    Add salary to trade negotiations. Assuming that you can only loan players without a 1-way clause, salary would be minimally affected.
     
    One option would be to let the lower league team take on the entire salary, i.e. an entry level deal, or a bridge contract. (Of course, the salary would be lowered as it always is if you go down a league) Another option would be to let the salary be split. Ex. Contract is worth $100,000. GHL team pays $75,000, SHL team pays $25,000. This is in case there are cap issues with the loan. A third option would be to let the higher league team keep their salary, and essentially loan the player for free. So the SHL level team pays $0 salary to the player. Or all three of the above options? I had previously suggested this a looong time ago. This would certainly be a feature that may convince me to play this game again. This feature would also encourage human-human interaction a lot (cause I know this forum loves that). This could also make or break a manager's reputation within the world. Should I loan to this manager again? Will it be worthwhile? Will this manager rot my prospect on the bench?
     
    If loan's did come out, it would be interesting to see one manager that solely develops prospects for other teams, that takes a whole bunch of players on loan and gives them 20 minutes a night or hard training with pp and pk time. Think of the CHL, or if you get my soccer reference, Ajax. I'd definitely be on board with that.
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to Pingu in Draft Philosophy   
    I choose the one who slightly better evolves.
    I feel like the gamestats depend on the role they play, the pairing and the line.
    Things you can invluence.
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to EXXEO in Statistics and Losses   
    I've noticed in both Clapper and Biscuit a bit of an odd trend. In both leagues there have been several matches that I have won and lost that leave me scratching my head in confusion. The box score will show a 100% lopsided advantage to one team and by all guessing you would assume that the team with all the best stats would most likely be the winner. Not the case. I saw a match recently where a team put up early 50 shots and still lost to a team who put up half the number of shots and were stuck in their defensive zone for nearly 65% of the match. I have seen games like this previously but feel as if it has been the norm this season. Once more, I'm not complaining necessarily because my #14 Clapper team beat one of the top seeded teams recently on a match just like this but I don't know if I agree with how often a match like that can happen.
     
    As additional info, on many games that we lose and have a high percentage of positive stats, my entire team will play in the green or blue and my goalie will post something like a 55 performance. I rest my goalies well and find that kind of a strange dip in performance rather odd, especially after he had just came off the bench from resting the last game and the entire team was killing it.
     
    Any one else seeing this?
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to ColoKrabatt in Injuries...   
    Hi another little suggestion about injuries. Why we get message just about recover of affiliated players? I don't know he's injured till I get report obout recovery. There could be message of injury just like for regular team player. 
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to PCK in Anders What's With All the Untouchables on CPU Teams?   
    This is awesome
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to rainsilent in NHL discussion   
    It isn't that there is no market for centers. It is that the cost for a very good one is very steep.
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to Steve in Roster limit   
    I don't see that really solving the problem and if anything, it would penalize teams recently promoted more since you'll have at least half a roster that isn't able to compete at the next level (especially if you count prospects).  Why not just lower the Salary Cap and tweak the % that demoted players count towards cap?  You could do one or both in combination.  The difference between keeping a $2M contract for a demoted player makes a huge difference if it is $1M vs $200k against your cap!  You'd be able to keep only 20% (using those numbers) of the current hoarded players.  
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Mickg34 in Fishbowl Power Rankings Season 11   
    My Predictions:
     
    Season
     
    1. Horn Lake
    2. Larson
    3. Hawkeye
    4. Wildwood
    5. Cuba City
    6. Sellwood
    7. Urbancrest
    8. Montmorency
    ----------------------------
    9. Pinewood
    10. Wolfe
    11. Cedar Rapids
    12. Wynyard
    ----------------------------
    13. Molson
    14. Blenheim
    ----------------------------
    15. Portland
    16. Jolly
     
    As for the playoffs, I think Hawkeye will take it over Horn Lake in the finals. No one will go down in the relegation playoffs.
     
    The top 5, as I've called them the past few seasons (Larson, Hawkeye, Horn Lake, Wildwood, and Cuba City) are all stacked, and experienced. They shouldn't be displaced at the top. If they are, they shouldn't miss the playoffs.
     
    Last season, Urbancrest was pretty much the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs, unexpectedly finishing 2nd with Bonnier (Matthews) leading the team in goals, and some excellent goalkeeping from McCready (Andersen). I wouldn't expect them to miss the playoffs.
     
    Sellwood has a lot of tall, strong players, and they are very underrated. I have them finishing 6th.
     
    Me finishing 8th may be a stretch. I think 6th to 8th will be very close, with teams missing the postseason by 3-6 points.
     
    Pinewood and Wolfe are both good on paper, but time will tell if they can realize their potential.
     
    Cedar Rapids is regressing, and Wynyard shouldn't finish in the playoffs despite a high power ranking. A lack of veterans will be their Achilles heel. 
     
    Jolly should finish dead last, by far, while the remaining teams will likely be scrapping it out to avoid 15th.
     
    Players
     
    Top Goal Scorers
     
    Audrick Pipe (Cuba City)
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood)
    Carl Nadeau (Sellwood)
     
    Top Point Getters
     
    Oliver V-G (Larson)
    Zain Gracie (Horn Lake)
    Alexander Bodrov (Cedar Rapids)
     
    Top Goaltenders
     
    Bernardo Del Grosso (Horn Lake)
    Chris McCready (Urbancrest)
    Cornelius Chao (Montmorency)
     
    "Calder" Candids (Or Rookies to Watch)
     
    *** I didn't include rookies in the minors
     
    © Christopher Audette (Montmorency)
    © Sam Cardy (Wynyard)
    © Waltteri Anttila (Sellwood)
    (G) Bronson Brayford (Horn Lake)
    (F) Ivan Handlir (Pinewood)
     
    "Norris" Trophy Candids
     
    George Gales (Larson)
    Milan Frost (Larson)
    Harun Kucera (Horn Lake)
    Rory Grigg (Hawkeye)
    Luka Berger (Wolfe)
     
    Breakout Player of the Year Candidates (Guys I think will break out)
     
    Joen Jacobsen (Horn Lake) - I'm expecting 50-60 points
    Hanus Kubacky (Wynyard) - Probably 45+ points
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood) - Despite putting up 17 goals and 44 points, I think he can go 30-30 and 60 points.
    Emeric Dagneault-Laprise (Larson) - In his first full season, I won't consider him a rookie, but the sky's the limit on a stacked team.
     
    Please don't slam me over this, these are my honest predictions.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Keskustankeisari in Fishbowl Power Rankings Season 11   
    My Predictions:
     
    Season
     
    1. Horn Lake
    2. Larson
    3. Hawkeye
    4. Wildwood
    5. Cuba City
    6. Sellwood
    7. Urbancrest
    8. Montmorency
    ----------------------------
    9. Pinewood
    10. Wolfe
    11. Cedar Rapids
    12. Wynyard
    ----------------------------
    13. Molson
    14. Blenheim
    ----------------------------
    15. Portland
    16. Jolly
     
    As for the playoffs, I think Hawkeye will take it over Horn Lake in the finals. No one will go down in the relegation playoffs.
     
    The top 5, as I've called them the past few seasons (Larson, Hawkeye, Horn Lake, Wildwood, and Cuba City) are all stacked, and experienced. They shouldn't be displaced at the top. If they are, they shouldn't miss the playoffs.
     
    Last season, Urbancrest was pretty much the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs, unexpectedly finishing 2nd with Bonnier (Matthews) leading the team in goals, and some excellent goalkeeping from McCready (Andersen). I wouldn't expect them to miss the playoffs.
     
    Sellwood has a lot of tall, strong players, and they are very underrated. I have them finishing 6th.
     
    Me finishing 8th may be a stretch. I think 6th to 8th will be very close, with teams missing the postseason by 3-6 points.
     
    Pinewood and Wolfe are both good on paper, but time will tell if they can realize their potential.
     
    Cedar Rapids is regressing, and Wynyard shouldn't finish in the playoffs despite a high power ranking. A lack of veterans will be their Achilles heel. 
     
    Jolly should finish dead last, by far, while the remaining teams will likely be scrapping it out to avoid 15th.
     
    Players
     
    Top Goal Scorers
     
    Audrick Pipe (Cuba City)
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood)
    Carl Nadeau (Sellwood)
     
    Top Point Getters
     
    Oliver V-G (Larson)
    Zain Gracie (Horn Lake)
    Alexander Bodrov (Cedar Rapids)
     
    Top Goaltenders
     
    Bernardo Del Grosso (Horn Lake)
    Chris McCready (Urbancrest)
    Cornelius Chao (Montmorency)
     
    "Calder" Candids (Or Rookies to Watch)
     
    *** I didn't include rookies in the minors
     
    © Christopher Audette (Montmorency)
    © Sam Cardy (Wynyard)
    © Waltteri Anttila (Sellwood)
    (G) Bronson Brayford (Horn Lake)
    (F) Ivan Handlir (Pinewood)
     
    "Norris" Trophy Candids
     
    George Gales (Larson)
    Milan Frost (Larson)
    Harun Kucera (Horn Lake)
    Rory Grigg (Hawkeye)
    Luka Berger (Wolfe)
     
    Breakout Player of the Year Candidates (Guys I think will break out)
     
    Joen Jacobsen (Horn Lake) - I'm expecting 50-60 points
    Hanus Kubacky (Wynyard) - Probably 45+ points
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood) - Despite putting up 17 goals and 44 points, I think he can go 30-30 and 60 points.
    Emeric Dagneault-Laprise (Larson) - In his first full season, I won't consider him a rookie, but the sky's the limit on a stacked team.
     
    Please don't slam me over this, these are my honest predictions.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Haradrim in Fishbowl Power Rankings Season 11   
    My Predictions:
     
    Season
     
    1. Horn Lake
    2. Larson
    3. Hawkeye
    4. Wildwood
    5. Cuba City
    6. Sellwood
    7. Urbancrest
    8. Montmorency
    ----------------------------
    9. Pinewood
    10. Wolfe
    11. Cedar Rapids
    12. Wynyard
    ----------------------------
    13. Molson
    14. Blenheim
    ----------------------------
    15. Portland
    16. Jolly
     
    As for the playoffs, I think Hawkeye will take it over Horn Lake in the finals. No one will go down in the relegation playoffs.
     
    The top 5, as I've called them the past few seasons (Larson, Hawkeye, Horn Lake, Wildwood, and Cuba City) are all stacked, and experienced. They shouldn't be displaced at the top. If they are, they shouldn't miss the playoffs.
     
    Last season, Urbancrest was pretty much the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs, unexpectedly finishing 2nd with Bonnier (Matthews) leading the team in goals, and some excellent goalkeeping from McCready (Andersen). I wouldn't expect them to miss the playoffs.
     
    Sellwood has a lot of tall, strong players, and they are very underrated. I have them finishing 6th.
     
    Me finishing 8th may be a stretch. I think 6th to 8th will be very close, with teams missing the postseason by 3-6 points.
     
    Pinewood and Wolfe are both good on paper, but time will tell if they can realize their potential.
     
    Cedar Rapids is regressing, and Wynyard shouldn't finish in the playoffs despite a high power ranking. A lack of veterans will be their Achilles heel. 
     
    Jolly should finish dead last, by far, while the remaining teams will likely be scrapping it out to avoid 15th.
     
    Players
     
    Top Goal Scorers
     
    Audrick Pipe (Cuba City)
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood)
    Carl Nadeau (Sellwood)
     
    Top Point Getters
     
    Oliver V-G (Larson)
    Zain Gracie (Horn Lake)
    Alexander Bodrov (Cedar Rapids)
     
    Top Goaltenders
     
    Bernardo Del Grosso (Horn Lake)
    Chris McCready (Urbancrest)
    Cornelius Chao (Montmorency)
     
    "Calder" Candids (Or Rookies to Watch)
     
    *** I didn't include rookies in the minors
     
    © Christopher Audette (Montmorency)
    © Sam Cardy (Wynyard)
    © Waltteri Anttila (Sellwood)
    (G) Bronson Brayford (Horn Lake)
    (F) Ivan Handlir (Pinewood)
     
    "Norris" Trophy Candids
     
    George Gales (Larson)
    Milan Frost (Larson)
    Harun Kucera (Horn Lake)
    Rory Grigg (Hawkeye)
    Luka Berger (Wolfe)
     
    Breakout Player of the Year Candidates (Guys I think will break out)
     
    Joen Jacobsen (Horn Lake) - I'm expecting 50-60 points
    Hanus Kubacky (Wynyard) - Probably 45+ points
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood) - Despite putting up 17 goals and 44 points, I think he can go 30-30 and 60 points.
    Emeric Dagneault-Laprise (Larson) - In his first full season, I won't consider him a rookie, but the sky's the limit on a stacked team.
     
    Please don't slam me over this, these are my honest predictions.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from MattBerserkers in Fishbowl Power Rankings Season 11   
    My Predictions:
     
    Season
     
    1. Horn Lake
    2. Larson
    3. Hawkeye
    4. Wildwood
    5. Cuba City
    6. Sellwood
    7. Urbancrest
    8. Montmorency
    ----------------------------
    9. Pinewood
    10. Wolfe
    11. Cedar Rapids
    12. Wynyard
    ----------------------------
    13. Molson
    14. Blenheim
    ----------------------------
    15. Portland
    16. Jolly
     
    As for the playoffs, I think Hawkeye will take it over Horn Lake in the finals. No one will go down in the relegation playoffs.
     
    The top 5, as I've called them the past few seasons (Larson, Hawkeye, Horn Lake, Wildwood, and Cuba City) are all stacked, and experienced. They shouldn't be displaced at the top. If they are, they shouldn't miss the playoffs.
     
    Last season, Urbancrest was pretty much the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs, unexpectedly finishing 2nd with Bonnier (Matthews) leading the team in goals, and some excellent goalkeeping from McCready (Andersen). I wouldn't expect them to miss the playoffs.
     
    Sellwood has a lot of tall, strong players, and they are very underrated. I have them finishing 6th.
     
    Me finishing 8th may be a stretch. I think 6th to 8th will be very close, with teams missing the postseason by 3-6 points.
     
    Pinewood and Wolfe are both good on paper, but time will tell if they can realize their potential.
     
    Cedar Rapids is regressing, and Wynyard shouldn't finish in the playoffs despite a high power ranking. A lack of veterans will be their Achilles heel. 
     
    Jolly should finish dead last, by far, while the remaining teams will likely be scrapping it out to avoid 15th.
     
    Players
     
    Top Goal Scorers
     
    Audrick Pipe (Cuba City)
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood)
    Carl Nadeau (Sellwood)
     
    Top Point Getters
     
    Oliver V-G (Larson)
    Zain Gracie (Horn Lake)
    Alexander Bodrov (Cedar Rapids)
     
    Top Goaltenders
     
    Bernardo Del Grosso (Horn Lake)
    Chris McCready (Urbancrest)
    Cornelius Chao (Montmorency)
     
    "Calder" Candids (Or Rookies to Watch)
     
    *** I didn't include rookies in the minors
     
    © Christopher Audette (Montmorency)
    © Sam Cardy (Wynyard)
    © Waltteri Anttila (Sellwood)
    (G) Bronson Brayford (Horn Lake)
    (F) Ivan Handlir (Pinewood)
     
    "Norris" Trophy Candids
     
    George Gales (Larson)
    Milan Frost (Larson)
    Harun Kucera (Horn Lake)
    Rory Grigg (Hawkeye)
    Luka Berger (Wolfe)
     
    Breakout Player of the Year Candidates (Guys I think will break out)
     
    Joen Jacobsen (Horn Lake) - I'm expecting 50-60 points
    Hanus Kubacky (Wynyard) - Probably 45+ points
    Espen William Renshaw (Wildwood) - Despite putting up 17 goals and 44 points, I think he can go 30-30 and 60 points.
    Emeric Dagneault-Laprise (Larson) - In his first full season, I won't consider him a rookie, but the sky's the limit on a stacked team.
     
    Please don't slam me over this, these are my honest predictions.
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to TheWizard in Games   
    I second, third, fourth, fifth...infinity Rocket League!  I started playing a few months ago and I'm addicted to it!  Not Soccar though, I only play Snow Day.
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to fangwall in anders, can you take a look at reputation   
    I also think that there should be a limit to how many affiliate players a team can own.   
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    IneffableLeafs reacted to Scorevat53 in Disable Computer Trading Completely?   
    Ok so maybe instead of disabling completely, is it possible to maybe limit it to 3 computer trades per season? Or is that not a thought. I still think it should be a part because it limits managers on all abilities.
     
    There is not really a chancr to improve my team this year and it sucks because i am 11th as i write this message.
     
    I wouldnt mind this expect limit it instead of removing it
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Steve in Remove 3rd Round Picks   
    Okay, so this may be a bit weird of me suggesting this, but there is plenty of reason behind removing 3rd rounders.
     
    One, a third round pick always has players that are meant to be drafted to the next lowest league. For example, a BHL third rounder could be useful as an IHL pick.
     
    Second, they seem to cause a lot of confusion at the draft table. It would be a lot simpler is the format was: (GHL 1st, GHL 2nd, SHL 1st, SHL 2nd, and so on and so forth).
     
    Third, there are currently 240 picks, which means that you could say, roughly every season, at least 240 players are generated, and will eventually be drafted. But you also have to take into account that the game randomly generates players around the conclusion of the season (those new players on the FA list with no history? Yeah, that's them). Further, every time someone mismanages their team and a player is "signed in the last minute before the game", those players are newly generated as well. But then looking at the prospect rankings, there are almost 290 ranked prospects. So in total, you have almost 400 players generated every season, and roughly 100 retire per season (using Fishbowl data here). Statistically speaking, that means that the net players generated per season is about +300. Now, I don't know how databases work, but based on Anders' wishes for a new server, this ahould undoubtedly be causing server strain and the game to be slower, which I know a lot of us hate. Think about this long term though, it's only 80 less players generated per season, but let's assume that drafted players play till they're 37. About 19 season in the human competition. In the span of one generation, that's about 1500 3rd rounders, many of which will never turn out, at least for the team that drafted them (which is the whole point of drafting players, right? To have them turn out for your team!). I'd say that's a pretty big waste of 1500 draft picks, and space in the database, which I'm guessing would make the game faster.
     
    To sum up the above: GPHM is generating a lot of players, which is contributing to a slower server, and removing third round picks in all 7 leagues (I'm including Mitts as part of the 7) would drastically help make GPHM faster. Based on the facts and figures, every season in every game world, the game adds roughly 2100 players to the database, which logically speaking, should be slowing down the game.
     
    Fourth, this is more personal experience, but I've never had a 3rd round pick pan out for me. The best 3rd round pick I ever made (I believe at SHL level) peaked at a 77 rating... On a BHL team. By the time I checked, my team is already in the GHL. Making that pick (and all other 3rd rounders before it) useless.
     
    Fifth, if you remove all 3rd round picks, it may not have the biggest impact on higher leagues, but it would make lower leagues MUCH more appealing. I'll try to explain this point below:
     
    Here is the current draft structure, and average ratings of the players ranked in that round in square brackets (again Fishbowl data):
     
    GHL 1st round -> 1st - 16th [85]
    GHL 2nd round -> 17th - 32th [81]
    SHL 1st round -> 33th - 48th [76]
    GHL 3rd round -> 49th - 64th [72]
    SHL 2nd round -> 65th - 80th [70]
    BHL 1st round -> 81th - 96th [66]
    SHL 3rd round -> 97th - 112th [63]
    BHL 2nd round -> 113th - 128th [62]
    IHL 1st round -> 129th - 144th [60]
    BHL 3rd round -> 145th - 160th [58]
    IHL 2nd round -> 161th - 176th [55]
    LIHL 1st round -> 177th - 192th [59]
    IHL 3rd round -> 193th - 208th [53]
    LIHL 2nd round -> 209th - 224th [55]
    LIHL 3rd round -> 225th - 240th [52]
     
    I didn't bother counting the other 23 players.
     
    Now, as you can see, a 72 overall will not be of use in the GHL, A 63 overall will not be of use in the SHL, and so on. Now, remove 3rd rounders from the equation:
     
    GHL 1st round -> 1st - 16th [85]
    GHL 2nd round -> 17th - 32th [81]
    SHL 1st round -> 33th - 48th [76]
    SHL 2nd round -> 49th - 64th [72]
    BHL 1st round -> 65th - 80th [70]
    BHL 2nd round -> 81th - 96th [66]
    IHL 1st round -> 97th - 112th [63]
    IHL 2nd round -> 113th - 128th [62]
    LIHL 1st round -> 129th - 144th [60]
    LIHL 2nd round -> 145th - 160th [58]
    Gone (But you could leave a few) -> 161th - 240th
     
    Now, you won't see much difference from the tops of both tables, but look at the bottom.
     
    A BHL 1st rounder goes from 66 OVR to 70.
    An IHL 2nd rounder goes from 55 OVR to 62.
    A LIHL 2nd rounder goes from 55 OVR to 58.
     
    You can read the data how you want, but for lower league managers, this is huge. They are getting players that are 4 times better than they would have with 3 picks. This way, in any league, almost all teams would be able to sign and play their first round picks in at least a small role.
     
    Now, those are all the reasons I can think of for removing the 3rd rounder. If anyone can think of a reason for not removing 3rd rounders, I want to see some feedback.
     
    Anyways, I think this was my longest post ever, hope you all take this into consideration.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Mattti0 in Remove 3rd Round Picks   
    Okay, so this may be a bit weird of me suggesting this, but there is plenty of reason behind removing 3rd rounders.
     
    One, a third round pick always has players that are meant to be drafted to the next lowest league. For example, a BHL third rounder could be useful as an IHL pick.
     
    Second, they seem to cause a lot of confusion at the draft table. It would be a lot simpler is the format was: (GHL 1st, GHL 2nd, SHL 1st, SHL 2nd, and so on and so forth).
     
    Third, there are currently 240 picks, which means that you could say, roughly every season, at least 240 players are generated, and will eventually be drafted. But you also have to take into account that the game randomly generates players around the conclusion of the season (those new players on the FA list with no history? Yeah, that's them). Further, every time someone mismanages their team and a player is "signed in the last minute before the game", those players are newly generated as well. But then looking at the prospect rankings, there are almost 290 ranked prospects. So in total, you have almost 400 players generated every season, and roughly 100 retire per season (using Fishbowl data here). Statistically speaking, that means that the net players generated per season is about +300. Now, I don't know how databases work, but based on Anders' wishes for a new server, this ahould undoubtedly be causing server strain and the game to be slower, which I know a lot of us hate. Think about this long term though, it's only 80 less players generated per season, but let's assume that drafted players play till they're 37. About 19 season in the human competition. In the span of one generation, that's about 1500 3rd rounders, many of which will never turn out, at least for the team that drafted them (which is the whole point of drafting players, right? To have them turn out for your team!). I'd say that's a pretty big waste of 1500 draft picks, and space in the database, which I'm guessing would make the game faster.
     
    To sum up the above: GPHM is generating a lot of players, which is contributing to a slower server, and removing third round picks in all 7 leagues (I'm including Mitts as part of the 7) would drastically help make GPHM faster. Based on the facts and figures, every season in every game world, the game adds roughly 2100 players to the database, which logically speaking, should be slowing down the game.
     
    Fourth, this is more personal experience, but I've never had a 3rd round pick pan out for me. The best 3rd round pick I ever made (I believe at SHL level) peaked at a 77 rating... On a BHL team. By the time I checked, my team is already in the GHL. Making that pick (and all other 3rd rounders before it) useless.
     
    Fifth, if you remove all 3rd round picks, it may not have the biggest impact on higher leagues, but it would make lower leagues MUCH more appealing. I'll try to explain this point below:
     
    Here is the current draft structure, and average ratings of the players ranked in that round in square brackets (again Fishbowl data):
     
    GHL 1st round -> 1st - 16th [85]
    GHL 2nd round -> 17th - 32th [81]
    SHL 1st round -> 33th - 48th [76]
    GHL 3rd round -> 49th - 64th [72]
    SHL 2nd round -> 65th - 80th [70]
    BHL 1st round -> 81th - 96th [66]
    SHL 3rd round -> 97th - 112th [63]
    BHL 2nd round -> 113th - 128th [62]
    IHL 1st round -> 129th - 144th [60]
    BHL 3rd round -> 145th - 160th [58]
    IHL 2nd round -> 161th - 176th [55]
    LIHL 1st round -> 177th - 192th [59]
    IHL 3rd round -> 193th - 208th [53]
    LIHL 2nd round -> 209th - 224th [55]
    LIHL 3rd round -> 225th - 240th [52]
     
    I didn't bother counting the other 23 players.
     
    Now, as you can see, a 72 overall will not be of use in the GHL, A 63 overall will not be of use in the SHL, and so on. Now, remove 3rd rounders from the equation:
     
    GHL 1st round -> 1st - 16th [85]
    GHL 2nd round -> 17th - 32th [81]
    SHL 1st round -> 33th - 48th [76]
    SHL 2nd round -> 49th - 64th [72]
    BHL 1st round -> 65th - 80th [70]
    BHL 2nd round -> 81th - 96th [66]
    IHL 1st round -> 97th - 112th [63]
    IHL 2nd round -> 113th - 128th [62]
    LIHL 1st round -> 129th - 144th [60]
    LIHL 2nd round -> 145th - 160th [58]
    Gone (But you could leave a few) -> 161th - 240th
     
    Now, you won't see much difference from the tops of both tables, but look at the bottom.
     
    A BHL 1st rounder goes from 66 OVR to 70.
    An IHL 2nd rounder goes from 55 OVR to 62.
    A LIHL 2nd rounder goes from 55 OVR to 58.
     
    You can read the data how you want, but for lower league managers, this is huge. They are getting players that are 4 times better than they would have with 3 picks. This way, in any league, almost all teams would be able to sign and play their first round picks in at least a small role.
     
    Now, those are all the reasons I can think of for removing the 3rd rounder. If anyone can think of a reason for not removing 3rd rounders, I want to see some feedback.
     
    Anyways, I think this was my longest post ever, hope you all take this into consideration.
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    IneffableLeafs got a reaction from Steve in Traits   
    As Matt said, I'm not entirely sure what effect nervous and lazy have on games, but from my experience:
     
    Nervous and lazy players tend to be inconsistent/streaky when it comes to putting up numbers.
     
    Lazy players develop much slower than say, an ambitious or purposeful player.
     
    And as said above, nervous players kill your winner's instinct.
     
    To be honest with you, I tend to try and avoid players that have bad traits, but I will put the occasional lazy or arrogant or anonymous player in my lineup, because too many green traits I find kill your confidence, winner's instinct, and results, regardless of player ability (believe me, I've had a full team of heroic players, and it does not work, period).