flowbish1

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    flowbish1 reacted to sonstone in Questionable trades...   
    "That's, like, your opinion man." -The Dude-
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    flowbish1 reacted to TheWizard in S26 General Chat   
    Clapper has some stiff competition.  It's very hard to make it to the GHL and stay in the GHL.  I wish you good luck though, Fred!
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    flowbish1 reacted to Dirun in S26 General Chat   
    Congratulations on your promotion. I tried to get one of your players (Helios Langill) all season last season but you weren't able to come to terms with
    Good luck next season in SHL.
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from Baden in S25 General Chat   
    Well, i wish good luck to all in the next season, and i hope my decision to not go up last year will pay off this year!
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    flowbish1 reacted to Smashvilles4Realz in Hoarding Players   
    perhaps roster limits could be tied to the affiliate teams. like 25 player limit on your top affiliate and 20 on the lower affiliate? i dunno, that's my .02
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    flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in Hoarding Players   
    I think 30 is too small, but 50 is by far too high. With a full roster in the lineup that's allowing for 32 affiliate players. I think in terms of needs having four centers, eight wingers and three goalies is enough room to have players that are on the cusp of making the team and maintaining a strong prospect pipeline with the affiliate. I think 35 would be a good amount and drafted players that aren't signed wouldn't count towards that total. 

    Asset management should be a skill that is encouraged within the game. Currently you're just allowed to hold as many players as you can fit under the cap so hoarding players isn't hard to achieve with the cap savings you gain from putting a player on the affiliate. If you have to make a decision about who you value and who you are just keeping for the sake of having then roster transactions will be more prevalent and GM interaction as well. Instead managers are feeling slighted from coming to the table late without being afforded the opportunity to obtain those players. 
     
     
    Full disclaimer, I don't have any issues with other teams that have loaded affiliates. Personally I players in three categories on my team which is: players that influence my GHL success, players that have the potential to influence my success and assets that I can move to benefit my team. Players that don't contribute to any of those categories are either released or not acquired in the first place. I like the idea of a roster limit for the purpose of adding another layer of realism to this game and boosting manager interaction as a byproduct of having a roster limit. 
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    flowbish1 reacted to Paul T in The Humor Therapy Thread   
    I just drafted the #90 ranked prospect with my #34 overall pick... so there's that.  Disappointed.  Learning experience.  At some point this will be funny to me.
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    flowbish1 reacted to TheWizard in How do you build your team?   
    I do the same with my teams, always have with other hockey sims too.
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    flowbish1 reacted to Pingu in S25 General Chat   
    You don't have to be afraid to go up. I promoted 3 straight seasons.
    Just make smart moves on FA. Get picks for players you don't need. You get great drafts.
    Tbh a team is never ready to promote without extended FA work.
    I think I used about 4 players from BHL in SHL.
     
    If you get the chance to promote just do it. Your team will always benefit from it.
    It's a game take a leap
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    flowbish1 reacted to Pingu in S25 General Chat   
    Hope it will work out for you. Didnt mean to critisize you or anything.
    I also am all about playing with you players. only 3 guys on my team are older than 30. Most in their low 20's
     
    Cheers
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    flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in Draft Philosophy   
    Also a rule of thumb I always try to stick to. Making sure you don't miss on your first round pick is far more important than hitting on your second or third. Too much value is lost by not getting the best possible talent with your first rounder.
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    flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in Draft Philosophy   
    When evaluating prospects the first thing that will get me to open the player page is their traits. There are traits I steer clear of when building my team, so even if the guy is a stud if their traits will not add to the makeup of my team I'll look elsewhere. Secondly I go straight to the players rating page and look at their development history. I have no interest in using a pick on someone that will never even develop into a player that can contribute for me. Those are my two measures for shortlisting a prospect. Once they are in my internal rankings I'll start to evaluate individual attributes, season development, height and weight, compare traits among prospects, etc. I find that this is where you can be best situated for the draft. Also if a player is high on my internal rankings but low on the final player rankings it give me an opportunity to reach out to other managers for the potential of trading down from my original spot to acquire more picks and still get the player I'm after.
     
    I rarely take production into account with prospects. If you were to see a player that has exceptional numbers can almost guarantee that he has a couple other top prospects on his team. Same for a top prospect that has a high rating but not the best numbers, his team is probably full of 15 and 16 year olds or he just doesn't have elite support around him. I'm just yet to see a direct correlation between the success of a prospect and their numbers in junior, a far better measure is how much they will develop. I've fooled around with the idea of developing a formula to try and predict a players points output in relation to their production in juniors when taking into account what league they play in and what overall they were when they had said production in comparison to historical references of what other players accomplished. But that would be a giant endeavour to pull all the data for that and I lack the motivation to do it. 
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from Mattti0 in v1.3.2   
    Since the last update, i haven't seen any changes in my injury total. Some minor injuries are caused in the affiliates, but nothing has changed for my team
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    flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in So I tried to come back, but.....   
    Plain and simply, if you aren't happy with how the trading system is now then you were one of the people that was taking advantage of the trading system before. Like I've said elsewhere, if the new trading system forces you to leave the game then that's good for the rest of us. Through natural selection we'll establish a base of managers who love the direction this game is heading.
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from Antsa in Affiliate hoarding.   
    Please Anders, just put a maximum number of players/contract for each team. Something between 40-50 would really help with this hoarding, and would make it more realistic.
    As for those who would have more than the limit when being set, they could still continue with all the players they still have, yet wouldn't be able to sign any player until they dropped under the limit.
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from HurjaHerra in Affiliate hoarding.   
    Please Anders, just put a maximum number of players/contract for each team. Something between 40-50 would really help with this hoarding, and would make it more realistic.
    As for those who would have more than the limit when being set, they could still continue with all the players they still have, yet wouldn't be able to sign any player until they dropped under the limit.
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from Baden in Season 23 General Chat   
    Yes! With 10 games left, i can't finish any lower than 2nd. For the first time in the franchise history, we're going to the BHL! Woot!*
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from TheWeekKnights in Season 23 General Chat   
    Yes! With 10 games left, i can't finish any lower than 2nd. For the first time in the franchise history, we're going to the BHL! Woot!*
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from EXXEO in Pre-Game / Post-Game Comments   
    RIVERSDALE'S FLOWING NEWS
    V.Masharin lasches at management.
     
    After yesterday's shocking trade of long time hopeful and first overall draftee of current ownership FWD Valerei Masharin, he had a lot to get off his chest.
    "They always prefer french-canadian or north american in this team, never russian. Me never got the chance to play my style, it was always go-go hit the players, dump the puck."
    Team representant and PR director, Pierre-Luc Desgranges told the media that "We always want players with character that can skate. We thought at the time that he would evolve into that kind of player, but obviously we had other elements in our locker room that were better suited for the job to do, and wish him good luck"
    Valerei Masharin was traded to the IHL Southside Spartans, along the IHL 1st round pick obtained from the New Haven Colonel, which will certainly become an IIHL 1st round, given that team's IHL ranking.
    The Riversdale T-Birds received in that trade the Spartans's IHL 1st round pick. With the earlier trade from the Skyline in the pre-season, they now own 2 first round pick from the 4 teams that now sit in contention for playoffs in the IHL,and that with 13 games to play. Should one or both these teams make it to the BHL, the T-Birds would be very happy for this year draft.Along with their own IHL 1st round pick becoming a BHL one, they could have up to 3 players chosen in that BHL 1st round. That would certainly help them down the road, should they choose wisely.
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    flowbish1 reacted to EXXEO in Pre-Game / Post-Game Comments   
    "Wayne Starblazer here, were back with live post-game updates and we now go to Andrea Killer in the Savage Storm locker room with goalie, Aaron Keene."
     
    "Thanks Wayne. Aaron, the Storm were relegated last season from the GHL but the team had high hopes of getting back in this season as the squad that finished so well las season hadn't changed at all. This now marks an 0-3 start to the season, what's happening from your perspective?"
     
    "You know Andrea, it's a bit of a mystery to us as well. Statistically we're playing well. We know we have some work to do on our power play and penalty kill but the squad is feeling good about what's to come."
     
    "We noticed that Sauvage-Abenaquis left a bit early from the bench today - that combined with his average 8.8 GAA has a lot of people concerned. Is he doing ok?"
     
    "The team doesn't know one hundred percent what is going on with Gabriele but what I can tell you is that he has never been the same since we had our pre-season match with Coquitlam. Even in the GHL he was averaging an above .900 Save % and the last time we were in the SHL he was one of the best goalies in the league so we have our suspicions. I did see their Center, Deslaurier, pick up his water bottle while there was a scuffle in front of the net. It may have been a diversion that gave him an opportunity to slip something into his drink. GPH authorities are looking into the occupancy as we speak. That's all I can say about the matter. We hope he feels better soon. We need him back at full strength very soon."
     
    "Wow, terrifying news! Thanks Aaron and best of luck to Gabrielle's recovery. Back to you Wayne."
     
    "Those *#%^~+, who do they...oh yes, thank you too Andrea... and now over to Brock Longbottom on Slaughterville's next matchup against Pinehurst."
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    flowbish1 reacted to EXXEO in Pre-Game / Post-Game Comments   
    A BREAKING NEWS FLASH!
     
    "Welcome, this is Butch Sacktooth here at the Storm Update center and we have just received word from the Slaughterville court justice that there will be a counter investigation into the injury of Coquitlam Center, Deslaurier. The letter states that Coquitlam expected foul play as just days prior to the injury the Storm had requested a drugging investigation in concurrence to Sauvage-Abenaquis extensive nausea and poor play following the two team's pre-game match back in mid September. At the team's first regular season match Deslaurier suffered a crippling 37 day upper body injury. No significant proof was found against Deslaurier or Coquitlam but this new finding does make this turn of events quite peculiar. We will keep you updated as new information trickles in."
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from Baden in Pre-Game / Post-Game Comments   
    RIVERSDALE'S FLOWING NEWS
    Goldminer's ex-fans angry!
     
    The imminent promotion of the recently re-located Riversdale T-Birds, the city's IHL team, hasn't just made the team's new fan base happy, it has also left fans and the community in Boykin devastated.
    The Boykin town hall had just approved new plans for the city arena, including updates to the press room and some new seating area and lounge, but the team owners and the BHL didn't think it would be enough for a team of that caliber.
    "We're so @#$%¥₩%$##" declared the official fan club, people who, for the last five years or so,had grown attached to some of the players, including Labrie, Shane 'E'Leven, Mocka and even (then and still) young hopeful now in the AHL3, V.Masharin. They will also never forget defensive player M.Lesperance. "His name means hope in french, and that's what he gave us, as fans" declared long time fan JC Misere.
    "They all left in a hurry, for this new building, and league, even the farm teams. We're only left with a junior team (Boykin Batmen), and this old and soon to be improved city arena" declared city official Bill Waltzmen in reaction to the events.
    The Riversdale T-Birds are 1st in the IHL, 36-2-1-5 with 16 games left to play, holding a 29 points advance over 3rd place.
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    flowbish1 got a reaction from Baden in Season 21 General Chat   
    Woot!! My team can't finish any lower than 2nd, looking forward to promotion in the IHL! 8 games go and then free agency/draft, the best part of the year!