Paul T

Members
  • Content Count

    618
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    119

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Deadwing in v2.2.0   
    Also just realized you can look back at past season schedules now, too.  Good for viewing all time head to head results.  Loving V2.2.0 so far.
  2. Hahaha
    Paul T reacted to AlexanderRasputin in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    Ah yes, the rare and elusive 24.00 GAA. Nothing brings people together like shit goaltending.
  3. Hahaha
    Paul T got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    Priceless!!
    That last stat line is very similar to my game against the #12 Rome Trojans earlier this season (who scored more in that game than their next 3 combined). 


    At least we can commiserate!
  4. Hahaha
    Paul T reacted to AlexanderRasputin in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    I raise you my Buzzer GHL goaltender - 94 overall. The last loss was against a team near the bottom of the league in every category. He lasted 10 minutes. 

  5. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in NHL discussion   
    What's everyone think about Ovechkin's chances of catching Gretzky on the all time goals list?  Originally a record I thought could never be broken seems to be in reach.  Barring injury, he should be around Esposito by end of season.  I suppose it depends on if he can play another 4-5 seasons.
    THEN, alls he needs is another 1400 assists to catch him in points.

  6. Like
    Paul T reacted to rainsilent in NHL discussion   
    If he stays healthy and he wants to play at least 4 more seasons I see it as very likely. Personally, I have always thought that Gretzky's goal total is going to eventually fall. The reason? The NHL is trying to introduce more scoring into the game. Combine that with skaters getting faster and becoming more skilled and I think it is an inevitability. Are we going to see another player near his points total? I think not. I think that McDavid is a better player than Gretzky was in his prime and McDavid is nowhere near 200 points a season. Before anyone goes crazy let me point out that Gretzky was never a great skater, never that good defensively nor did he have a great shot. What made Gretzky so special was how he used skill to beat defenses in ways no one else ever had done before.
     
    The problem to my idea is Stamkos get hurt which caps his scoring ability to a lower point than what it once was. Laine just doesn't sustain it due to lack of consistent effort. He has the shot and skill to be getting 50 a season yet he hasn't gotten there yet. Then there is Matthews and Point. Those two are the most prolific goal scorers next to Laine. Matthews is the better pure shooter but Point combines a great shot with better puck skills and per game effort in my opinion. Point, however, sacrifices some offense for a better overall team game due to all of that. He is already bordering on Datsyuk like in terms sacrificing offense for defense. I don't think McDavid has the pure shot to match Matthews or Point. While Draisaitl does the team around him isn't good enough for him to really sustain it I think. That doesn't take into account the slow start to his career.
  7. Like
    Paul T reacted to AlexanderRasputin in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    Game mechanics, imho - I've grown used to it. Identical consistency issues with my starters in both Cage and Buzzer.

    Both 94 overall and both can last only about 3-4 games before they have a monumental collapse and a goalie rating in the red. This sim has a bit of black humour in it when it comes to goaltending  .
  8. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Steve in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
  9. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Chris in v2.2.0   
    Thanks for this.  Very cool all around!  Interested to start testing out the scouting feature to see what each report displays and which are most useful.  It's also cool to be able to select a prior season on the standings and player stats pages... and be able to see past playoff brackets.  A+ on the bug fixes.
  10. Thanks
    Paul T reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.2.0   
    New features
    Scouting Browse previous seasons Friendly games during playoffs Coupon code support (Pre-released in December) Start career wizard (Pre-released in December) Scouting
    By scouting a player you can reveal hints of the players' talent, future development, get tactical insights and other information that's normally hidden. You can use this function to learn more about your own players, finding the best tactic for your roster, finding the best transfer target or scouting the prospect list for the upcoming youth draft. More information and how this works can be found in the help files.
    Browse previous seasons
    It's now possible to browse stats, standings and more from previous seasons. A season dropdown is available in selected views in the following pages/views: League page: Standings, Team stats, Playoff, Schedule and Player stats. Team page: Schedule and Player stats. Transfer page: Transactions, Youth draft and Prospect rankings.
    Friendly games during playoffs
    For teams not participating in the playoffs it's now possible to arrange friendly games.
    Bug fixes and improvements
    Computer teams will not always accept friendly game invites Improved AI on computer trading Fixed bug where waived players could be included in trade offers Fixed bug where pending contracts was not transfered in trade
  11. Thanks
    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in RESEARCH NEEDED - Overtime / Shootout   
    I just had a game where OT only went 1 minute, so this bug is confirmed.  The goalie minutes (61) confirms it.

     

  12. Thanks
    Paul T reacted to jusatin in RESEARCH NEEDED - Overtime / Shootout   
    Added some clarification in the title and moved to general discussion as not really a bug. Will keep eyeing the topics, if it seems like a bug might move back in the bug reports section. For now let's keep it away from there and gather more evidence.
  13. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Greatest Single Game Performances   
    A while ago someone had mentioned a high (non goalie) performance rating and I forget what it was.  Today, Terho Huhtala had a performance rating of 88.  That might be the highest single game performance I've ever had from a skater position.
    Interesting story around Huhtala.  I acquired him in an early season 2 trade that sent an all star goalie out West in exchange for Huhtala, Amick and a GHL 1st.  The jury is still out on whether it was a bad trade or not as I still feel like the goalie doesn't perform up to his rating, but on paper I probably shouldn't have made it.  I was hesitant to acquire him given his low Defense and Spirit, but he quickly became one of my top scorers in season 2 and always seemed to score in big moments (I guess that Heroic trait means something afterall).  Going into season 3 free agency, one of the games best forwards, Joesph Rackley, became available via relegation.  I decided to make a play for him, but needed to clear some cap first.  Huhtala became the odd man out and the only option was waivers.  I knew it was a giant risk as it left me with a smidge over 10 million to bid.  But... I tried to be sneaky about it, thinking that I could put Huhtala on waivers for an hour or so and recall him if I didn't sign Rackley (I actually made a suggestion quite some time ago that players should stay on waivers for at least 2 days before being able to call them back so don't judge me 😀).  But being on the East Coast, USA makes that plan difficult as free agents happen sometime between 2-4am.  Well around 1am I threw on on waivers and within 10 minutes someone claimed him.   To add insult to injury, my 10.1M bid was not enough to get Rackley as someone else ended up bidding 12+M (thanks Peekaboo... jerk).  So my high risk, high reward plan backfired greatly.  My offense really struggled last season and that was a big reason as I never managed to replace him.  I think the team that put the waiver bid reached out the following day and asked why I had put him on waivers and I explained my reasoning.  I'm pretty sure the other manager either offered to remove the claim or offer some type of trade for him, but I refused stating that I knew it was risky and that I should live with it and let it play out.  Think he ended up with 7-8 bids and eventually went to another Eastern team.  That team ended up relegating last season and I jumped on the chance to get him back... and it's a good thing because over the first 8 games he leads my team in points (7+4) with a +5 and 80 performance.  We are currently 5-0-2-1, but would probably be 1-0-2-5 without him.
    Good times.
  14. Hahaha
    Paul T reacted to Steve in Cage trash talk   
    "Tomorrow is the Steal Heads, boys!  Everyone in AAHL is getting called up!"
  15. Hahaha
    Paul T got a reaction from Steve in Greatest Single Game Performances   
    A while ago someone had mentioned a high (non goalie) performance rating and I forget what it was.  Today, Terho Huhtala had a performance rating of 88.  That might be the highest single game performance I've ever had from a skater position.
    Interesting story around Huhtala.  I acquired him in an early season 2 trade that sent an all star goalie out West in exchange for Huhtala, Amick and a GHL 1st.  The jury is still out on whether it was a bad trade or not as I still feel like the goalie doesn't perform up to his rating, but on paper I probably shouldn't have made it.  I was hesitant to acquire him given his low Defense and Spirit, but he quickly became one of my top scorers in season 2 and always seemed to score in big moments (I guess that Heroic trait means something afterall).  Going into season 3 free agency, one of the games best forwards, Joesph Rackley, became available via relegation.  I decided to make a play for him, but needed to clear some cap first.  Huhtala became the odd man out and the only option was waivers.  I knew it was a giant risk as it left me with a smidge over 10 million to bid.  But... I tried to be sneaky about it, thinking that I could put Huhtala on waivers for an hour or so and recall him if I didn't sign Rackley (I actually made a suggestion quite some time ago that players should stay on waivers for at least 2 days before being able to call them back so don't judge me 😀).  But being on the East Coast, USA makes that plan difficult as free agents happen sometime between 2-4am.  Well around 1am I threw on on waivers and within 10 minutes someone claimed him.   To add insult to injury, my 10.1M bid was not enough to get Rackley as someone else ended up bidding 12+M (thanks Peekaboo... jerk).  So my high risk, high reward plan backfired greatly.  My offense really struggled last season and that was a big reason as I never managed to replace him.  I think the team that put the waiver bid reached out the following day and asked why I had put him on waivers and I explained my reasoning.  I'm pretty sure the other manager either offered to remove the claim or offer some type of trade for him, but I refused stating that I knew it was risky and that I should live with it and let it play out.  Think he ended up with 7-8 bids and eventually went to another Eastern team.  That team ended up relegating last season and I jumped on the chance to get him back... and it's a good thing because over the first 8 games he leads my team in points (7+4) with a +5 and 80 performance.  We are currently 5-0-2-1, but would probably be 1-0-2-5 without him.
    Good times.
  16. Like
    Paul T reacted to Peekaboo in Greatest Single Game Performances   
    Ah, Rackley...
    Yeah, I like Huthala, he's on my (well, not too short) shortlist for quite some time. I think I did try to claim him last season as well, hehe.
    Anyways, nice performance and rarely (if at all) seen by skater  
  17. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Cage trash talk   
    Good memory.  Stang had a career series against me in the season 2 playoffs.
    Slight misperception, though, as I don't rage.  At least not a serious rage as I tend to enjoy when non-standard events occur.  I do remember pointing it out and giving my team the hairdryer treatment because of it.  But at this point I've come to realize that a CHL team would take us out in the playoffs (specifically 3 games to 1).
    Fairly certain the game coding goes something like
    =IF(AND(Manager="Paul T",Game="Round 1 of Playoffs"),Lose series 3-1,jump to rest of code)
  18. Like
    Paul T reacted to Steve in Cage trash talk   
    I'd love a targeting option.  For instance, we already have Left Wing Lock, why not have a target for certain player, etc.  I also wish we could differentiate between lines the tactic they use.  Some I want to be assholes, others I want to only take a punch and walk away.  Having everyone on the team with the same tactic takes away the point of having different lines.  But realize I am nitpicking at this point!  But there are teams where all I really care about is hurting them as much as possible no matter the final score, haha.  Just give us THAT option and I'll be happy!
  19. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Peekaboo in Cage trash talk   
    This is what I like to see.  Arrogant Lazy Agitator takes a cheap shot and our guy immediately drops the gloves.  And if we lose the fight, we take a cheap shot of our own a minute later.

    In addition to Fair Play tactic, I kinda wish Scrum logic was an option.
    A) Always play smart
    B.) Retaliate when necessary
    C) Get revenge at all costs
  20. Hahaha
    Paul T got a reaction from Steve in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    On cue...

    And that amazing performance gets him...

     
  21. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    follow him this season.  Season 2 he was reliable.  Very rarely any great games, but no horrible games either.  Last season he would get 2 shutouts followed up by 3 games of getting pulled.  But it's going to be the same thing again this season, I'll have to out shoot opponents by 10+ in order to win.  It's just how we roll.
  22. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Peekaboo in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    follow him this season.  Season 2 he was reliable.  Very rarely any great games, but no horrible games either.  Last season he would get 2 shutouts followed up by 3 games of getting pulled.  But it's going to be the same thing again this season, I'll have to out shoot opponents by 10+ in order to win.  It's just how we roll.
  23. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Steve in Cage trash talk   
    OK, so there's a few interesting storylines heading into Season 4, but I think the one I am interested in the most is Cedar Rapids.  It is fairly well documented that this team always overachieves, but after trading away their stud goalie, Lang, they go into the current season with only a single player rated in the 90s.  That player being Vendelin Jaros... a 163 lb. friendly yet nervous winger from the Czech Republic.  Overall rating in itself doesn't mean everything, but it does give a clear indication of how well rounded players are.  This team could easily finish 1st or 10th.  Only time will tell.
  24. Like
    Paul T got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    Good stuff... thanks, Wendel!
    I am surprised my goalie doesn't bump my ranking down more.  He's only better than teams 11-14, but worst out of the Top 10 teams in the East.  Let's see how that plays out again.
    Also hope everything is good with Erzac.
  25. Thanks
    Paul T reacted to Wendel Clark in S4 GHL Power Rankings   
    Eastern Conference
     
    1. Slaughterville Red Tide (Alexander Rasputin)
    OFF: 88,5 DEF: 88,7 SG: 93 OVR: 88,9
     
    2. Sheshegwaning Dragons (Ives Pa)
    OFF: 88,0 DEF: 88,8 SG: 91 OVR: 88,6
     
    3. Big Delta Stealheads (Paul T)
    OFF: 88,2 DEF: 88,3 SG: 88 OVR: 88,2
     
    4. St.Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac Ray)
    OFF: 86,1 DEF: 88,8 SG: 96 OVR: 88,1
     
    5. Sault Ste Marie Battlin Bears (Joe Leconte)
    OFF: 87,3 DEF: 88,0 SG: 88 OVR: 87,7
     
    6. Lake Viking Bulldogs (Max Mol)
    OFF: 86,1 DEF: 88 SG: 94 OVR: 87,6
     
    7. Rome Trojans (Yann Rock)
    OFF: 85,4 DEF: 88,5 SG: 92 OVR: 87,3
     
    8. Maxville Vortex (Tyrod Gibson)
    OFF: 86,7 DEF: 86,0 SG: 91 OVR: 86,7
     
    9. Kingston Kamikaze (Antti Hänninen)
    OFF: 85,0 DEF: 87,0 SG: 93 OVR: 86,5
     
    10. Mango Duhawks (Dr. Jones)
    OFF: 85,8 DEF: 85,3 SG: 91 OVR: 86,0
     
    Tied 11. Bodmin Bangers (Sakari Lindholm)
    OFF: 85,3 DEF: 86,2 SG: 87 OVR: 85,8
     
    Tied 11. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard Armour)
    OFF: 85,5 DEF: 86,2 SG: 86 OVR: 85,8

    13. Mount Airy Savage Storm (Jason New)
    OFF: 84,3 DEF: 85,3 SG: 86 OVR: 84,9
     
    14. Frains Golden Bears (Computer)
    OFF: 79,8 DEF: 84,2 SG: 82 OVR: 82,0

     
    Western Conference
     
    1. Kegashka Prairie Stars (Ferris Mason)
    OFF: 87,8 DEF: 91,3 SG: 94 OVR: 89,9
     
    2. West Chicago Hawks (Richard Feynman)
    OFF: 87,0 DEF: 88,2 SG: 95 OVR: 88,2
     
    3. Scandinavia Steelers (J Jono)
    OFF: 87,3 DEF: 88,0 SG: 92 OVR: 88,0
     
    4. Vauban Tomahawks (Ben \)
    OFF: 87,5 DEF: 87,7 SG: 92 OVR: 87,9
     
    5. Eastern Outlaws (The Champ)
    OFF: 86,3 DEF: 88,2 SG: 92 OVR: 87,6
     
    6. Eldred Elite (Steven Bennett)
    OFF: 87 DEF: 87,8 SG: 87 OVR: 87,4
     
    7. Ithaca Ricochet (Marc S)
    OFF: 84,6 DEF: 89,2 SG: 93 OVR: 87,3
     
    8. Enigma Rage (Wendel Clark)
    OFF: 87,4* DEF: 86,7* SG: 88 OVR: 87,1
    (*Used two D as F)
     
    9. Yonker Wolverines (Jiri Heikkala)
    OFF: 85,7 DEF: 87,8 SG: 88 OVR: 86,8
     
    10. Rycroft Red Thunder (Torbjörn Johansson)
    OFF: 86,8 DEF: 85,2* SG: 87 OVR: 86,1
    (*Used 13th C/F as 6th D, since there is only 5 D)
     
    11. Richibucto Masons (Dr. Wendt)
    OFF: 84,3 DEF: 85,8 SG: 90 OVR: 85,5
     
    12. Pittsboro Plastic Attack (Makate Naekfor)
    OFF: 83,8 DEF: 86,8 SG: 86 OVR: 85,4
     
    13. Blenheim Pirates (Martin J)
    OFF: 82,1 DEF: 84,7 SG: 88 OVR: 83,7
     
    14. Thetford Mines Pegasus (Jeff Hamm)
    OFF: 82,3 DEF: 82,0 SG: 83 OVR: 82,2

     
    Calculated on day 8 of S4, using:
     
    Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF*2) + (SG*2))/26
     
    where
    OFF: ovr sum of best 12 centers/forwards
    DEF: ovr sum of best 6 defenders
    SG: ovr of starting goalie