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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Paul T in SEASON 8 GHL AWARDS   
    Congratulations to everyone on another brilliant GHL season! 
    As usual, discussions AND ADDITIONAL TROPHIES are welcome.
    You know the drill.
     
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: SLAUGHTERVILLE RED TIDE (Alexander Rasputin)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    ARTEM PSCHENICHNIKOV (Red Tide) - 23 points - (13GP - 9G/14A/+18)
    An absolutely dominant performance from the sophomore offensive defenceman, involved in everything positive the team created, and putting up monster performances when it mattered, such as a 5-point game in the GHL cup final series. 
     
    GHL East Champion: SLAUGHTERVILLE RED TIDE (Alexander Rasputin)        *NEW GHL POINTS RECORD (185)
    GHL West Champion: SHEBANDOWAN NATIVES (Antti Aikko)
     
    Managers of the Year: 
    Mark Z (NEW CASTLE KNIGHTS) - West
    Alexander Rasputin (SLAUGHTERVILLE RED TIDE) - East
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    JUBA DESSANE (Bangers) - 86 points      
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    JERALD WHITELY (Trojans) - 38 goals              
     
     GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    JUBA DESSANE (Bangers) - 63 assists         
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    SAGIV SCHUPPAN (Red Tide) / COLBY GLORIA (Stealheads)               *SHARE TITLE
      
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    ARTEM PSCHENICHNIKOV (Red Tide) - 85 points     *RETAINS TITLE                      
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    ARTEM PSCHENICHNIKOV (Red Tide)                    
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration, removing +/- for more fairness 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    NICOLA MOUTON (Red Tide)                   
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    JEREMIE CLINE (Stealheads)               
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     ARTEM PSCHENICHNIKOV (Red Tide)             *RETAINS TITLE
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    ANDREAS BARDET (Ghosts) - 58 points           
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    MIROSLAV PAJTINKA (Plastic Attack) - 28 GVA
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    PIERROT RIDDLE (Knights/Yale Men)            
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    BEST BREAKOUT PLAYER AWARD
    ZIKMUND KUPEC (Rage) - Doubled his points output since transfer to Rage, top 5 in league scoring with 76 points
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    ZIKMUND KUPEC (Rage)
     
     
    NOTABLE RETIREMENTS
    Will update as they show.
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from MarkZ in Unable to extend contracts after release 2.6.2   
    Thanks to both of you - this has been reported as a bug to Anders and will be looked at ASAP.
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Steve in Slaughterville Red Tide Player Cards   
    Hah yeah, I definitely like how my fellow Russians look like Russians.
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Paul T in Slaughterville Red Tide Player Cards   
    In my opinion, one interesting cosmetic feature GPHM is missing are player faces. Given how we as managers build relationships with our players and how player Traits play into developing that further, player faces are a logical next step. That said, this is a very challenging feature to integrate into the game, though I know Anders has thought about it.

    In the meantime, having played with it in the past, I decided to create FIFA - style player cards to commemorate my current GHL champion Red Tide squad. Not all players will be included, but the key figures are there. 
    The player attributes are lifted straight from GPHM. The player faces - the interesting part - are all generated through an AI algorithm called a GAN (generative adversarial network). In other words, none of these are real people, except in my (and now your) mind, when playing GPHM.
    So rejoice - you now get to meet the players that you face on a weekly basis, in person. 
    Images are attached - have fun. I certainly did, putting them together. If anyone wants to do something similar for their team, reach out - I'll see if I can help.
    Cheers!
    Alex
















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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Paul T in Season 8 GHL Power Rankings   
    As of Day 6
     
    EASTERN CONFERENCE

     
    WESTERN CONFERENCE

     
    Top 5 Offensive teams:
    1. Red Tide
    2. Dragons
    3. Natives
    4. Rage
    5. Battlin Bears
     
    Top 5 Defensive teams:
    1. Natives
    2. Dragons
    3. Yale Men
    4. Red Tide
    5. Trojans
     
    Top 5 Goalie tandems:
    1. Pegasus
    2. Bulldogs
    3. Doom
    4. Plastic Attack
    5. Outlaws
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from zinnyzxx in Player Hoarding Absolutely Needs to Stop   
    Don't disagree with skater limit and salary increases.
    But I think we are starting to veer off course. The intent of @zinnyzxx's original post was to highlight some examples of why teams promoting to GHL are currently f*cked when it comes to squad strength. Yes, the salaries are part of this, but there are two equally culpable elements:

    1) Smart relegating managers trading away one-way assets ahead of time, preventing them from going to FA, and 2) Hoarding players. The former can't be fixed unless we do something with transfer windows. The latter - can. 
    In the case of Fury above, the players aren't exactly GHL quality, and I have no problem with having a full AAHL-LEVEL team in the minors. Where I do completely support @zinnyzxx, is in the case of the other teams he mentioned, who have players in their minors who would walk into the top 6 of any recently promoted team. Yet, they are out of GHL rotation entirely, and the hoarding teams experience zero penalty, team confidence or otherwise, for keeping these players in AAHL - a league way below their level.
    It would be less egregious if the managers in questions actually DID something with those players, but more likely than not, they just stay in the minors for a significant portion of their careers, and maybe a few eventually make their way out. This is damaging to the in-game economy. It's one of many elements that contribute to this damage, to be sure - not the only one - but it is the simplest to fix, in my opinion. So let's give @zinnyzxx some support and have Anders set a roster limit. 
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from flowbish1 in SEASON 7 GHL AWARDS   
    Congratulations to everyone on an epic Season 7! 
    As usual, discussions AND ADDITIONAL TROPHIES are welcome.
    You know the drill.
     
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: SLAUGHTERVILLE RED TIDE (Alexander Rasputin)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    ROGER MULLER (Red Tide) - 18 points - (17GP - 9G/9A/+8)
    Following his breakout regular season, Muller continued to be hot in the playoffs, centering the Tide's most effective line, and playing a key role on both the PP and the PK. He led the team with 11 TKA, and shared the lead with 2 PPG and most combined special teams time. 
     
    GHL East Champion: BIG DELTA STEALHEADS (Paul T)        *NEW GHL POINTS RECORD (176)
    GHL West Champion: PITTSBORO PLASTIC ATTACK (Makate Naekfor)
     
    Managers of the Year: 
    Makate Naekor (Plastic Attack) - West
    Paul T (Stealheads) - East
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) - 97 points      *NEW GHL RECORD    *RETAINS TITLE
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    RAPHAEL BOLDUC (Bad Apples) - 46 goals              
     
     GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    KIERON MONTGOMERY (Bad Apples) - 57 assists           
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    JEAN-FRANCOIS SHORE (Rage)               
      
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    ARTEM PSCHENICHNIKOV (Red Tide) - 88 points     *NEW GHL RECORD                       
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    PIERROT RIDDLE (Goldville Knights)       *RETAINS TITLE                
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration, removing +/- for more fairness 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide)                   
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    LISAKKI JARVELA (Yale Men)               
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     ARTEM PSCHENICHNIKOV (Red Tide)   
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    ARTEM PSCHENICHNIKOV (Red Tide) - 88 points           *NEW GHL RECORD
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    AADEN BABIN (Ithaca Doom) - 32 GVA
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    CECIL BRANCO (Shebandowan Natives/Bodmin Bangers)            *RETAINS TITLE
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    BEST BREAKOUT PLAYER AWARD
    JUBA DESSANE (Bodmin Bangers) - 93 points after never scoring above 63
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    SEET ESKOLA (Eastern Outlaws)
     
     
    NOTABLE RETIREMENTS
    YAN SHARSHIN (Red Tide)
    JOAQUIM HARTER (Rome Trojans)
     
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Paul T in Player Hoarding Absolutely Needs to Stop   
    I am in agreement with this.  I think everyone who has responded so far is showing @zinnyzxx support and agrees with the issue by providing multiple solutions.  It's a topic that has been discussed for the past 3 years that I continue to discuss because I think it would greatly improve the game.  Luckily, in a recent chat with Anders, it seems like roster limits, as well as a few other things mentioned here, are on his "to-do" list.  So that's good.
    But to dive in a bit - say the roster limit is set at 30.  That is not going to solve the issue, specifically with the Hawks.  Their roster is 31players, so they can just drop the 79 overall and move on.  All the rest are still in the affiliate.  Which is why I agree with @rainsilent that salary demands also need to come up in order to fully solve this.  The higher salary players ask for, the less players teams can sign (or they can still choose to sign many players, but their top talent won't be as good, and I'm fine with that strategy aspect).  Also, players turning 21 won't sign for as cheap or if they are 85+ overall maybe they shouldn't accept 2-way deals.  The reset started off great in this regard, but something was changed around S4 (S8 in buzzer), which made it too easy to sign players.  Right now, the salary demands of 21 year olds are just ridiculously low.  Even 88 overalls are signing SHL level deals, which is crazy.
    So again, I think my solutions to the following issue are:
    1. Roster limit.  30 seems reasonable to me.
    2. Salary demands should be higher.  I don't know what the fix is here or if it can even be fixed at this point, but it would help to solve the "hoarding" issue. 
    3. Players getting frustrated or unhappy easier - and having a greater impact on performance, if they don't already.
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from zinnyzxx in Player Hoarding Absolutely Needs to Stop   
    Roster limits is legitimately the only sane  and easy solution to this and it should be implemented ASAP. 
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from megumatt in S9 Buzzer national teams   
    These are super useful. Thanks for putting in all this work, the insight into the national teams is something that’s definitely missing in this game. Maybe Anders can look at this and finally implement national teams since you’ve done half the work here. May be worth asking him about it. Having a World Cup in the off-season would be extremely cool.
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in BUZZER SEASON 13 GHL AWARDS   
    Congratulations to everyone on a brilliant Season 13! 
    Here come the season awards! As always, feel free to discuss.
     
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: WINTERSVILLE LANCERS (Anders Granberg)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    Andreas Naf (Lancers) - 15GP / 6G / 13A / +4
     
    GHL East Champion: VERMILION BLACK DEVILS (Alexander Rasputin)
    GHL West Champion: WARMAN FIGHTERS (Wick Schozen)
    Regular Season Champion: VERMILION BLACK DEVILS (Alexander Rasputin) - 185 points. * NEW GHL RECORD
    Manager of the Year: Anders Granberg (Lancers) - Defeated top 3 regular season teams in Black Devils, Hawks, Fighters en route to the Cup
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    DIETER HAUK (Black Devils) - 102 points     *Retained
    Cullen Jolly (Doom)
    Dmitry Yakimov (Golden Flyers)
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    DERRELL LAMPKIN (Outlaws) - 45 goals        
    Sergey Parshivlyuk (Bandits)
    Dieter Hauk (Black Devils)
     
    GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    SVEN KELLER (Black Devils) - 63 assists           
    Simon Mineault (Outlaws)
    Dieter Hauk (Black Devils)
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    NIKITA MINEYEV (Black Devils)   [51-10, 2.04 GAA, 92.8 SV%]            *3x in a row
    Kajetan Krajci (Lancers)
    Nicola Desroche (Razorbacks)
     
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    SVEN KELLER (Black Devils) - 86 points            *3x in a row    *NEW RECORD    
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    CEDRICK DIGNARD (Razorbacks)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [+/- + BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    CAMIL MCAULAY (Outlaws)                   
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    SERGEY PARSHIVLYUK (Bandits)     
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     DIETER HAUK (Black Devils)        *Retained title
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    JANTZEN LORENZEN (Barbarians) - 68 points           
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    FRANK WEICHERT (Lynx)  -  29 giveaways
     
    NEWTON AWARD (Highest Plus/Minus)
    YURY NIZAMUTDINOV (Vermilion Black Devils) + 71       *Retained title
     
    ANTI-NEWTON AWARD (Lowest Plus/Minus)

    IVO WEBER (Shadows) - -39
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    ALEXANDRE MCGLASHAN (Nightmares)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    YEGOR SIYANKOV (Black Devils) - 40/39/79 points
     
    JOHN SCOTT AWARD
    DMITRY YAKIMOV (Golden Flyers) - 87 points
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from MarkZ in Injuries   
    No pattern or explanation that I've noticed aside from perhaps a Hard fairplay tactic or low physical ratings on your players.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Paul T in S7 GHL Power Rankings   
    As of Day 7.
    EASTERN CONFERENCE

     
    WESTERN CONFERENCE

     
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Wick Schozen in BUZZER SEASON 12 GHL AWARDS   
    Congratulations to everyone on a magnificent Season 12! 
    Here come the season awards!
     
    NOTE: I am making a judgement call on a couple of the awards and attempted to be transparent as to formulas - but feel free to discuss.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: PINEHURST RAZORBACKS (PhoenixTF)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    Dominik Oresnik (Razorbacks) - 16GP / 7G / 5A / +9
     
    GHL East Champion: VERMILION BLACK DEVILS (Alexander Rasputin)
    GHL West Champion: WARMAN FIGHTERS (Wick Schozen)
     
    Manager of the Year: DR. WENDT (Tignish Animals) 
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    DIETER HAUK (Black Devils) - 107 points     *NEW RECORD
    Cullen Jolly (Doom)
    Simon Mineault (Outlaws)
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    DIETER HAUK (Black Devils) - 49 goals        
    Sylvain Monciau-Desormeaux (Frost Giants)
    Pavel Statnik (Frost Giants)
     
    GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    DANIEL SILLE (Frost Giants) / SIMON MINEAULT (Outlaws) - 59 assists           
    Dieter Hauk (Black Devils)
    Jean-Felix Rainault-Blanchard (Buccaneers)
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    NIKITA MINEYEV (Black Devils)               *Retained Title
    Austin Mathew (Golden Eagles/Lynx)
    Haider Jannel (Hawks)
     
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    SVEN KELLER (Black Devils) - 79 points            *Retained title        
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    GABRYEL BELZILE-GAGNON (Razorbacks)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [+/- + BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    CLIFFORD SPIERS (Doom)                   
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    CLIFFORD SPIERS (Doom)     
     
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     DIETER HAUK (Black Devils)   
     Clifford Spiers (Doom)
     Gabryel Belzile-Gagnon (Razorbacks)
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    JAZEPS PAEGLE (Tigers) - 73 points             *tied record
    Thor Dam (Black Devils)
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    MICHAEL MONROE (Animals) / RIKU JARVENPAA (Indians) -  33 giveaways
     
    NEWTON AWARD (Highest Plus/Minus)
    YURY NIZAMUTDINOV (Vermilion Black Devils) + 77       *New record.  *Retains title
     
    ANTI-NEWTON AWARD (Lowest Plus/Minus)

    DANIELS KANEPS (Indians) - -37
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    MICHAEL BUXTON (Golden Eagles/Animals)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    ANTON VERESCHAGIN (Frost Giants) - 83 points
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Season 6 GHL Awards   
    Congratulations to everyone on yet another fantastic season! 
    I am making a judgement call on a couple of the awards, but generally, there was clear consensus, and as usual, discussions AND ADDITIONAL TROPHIES are welcome.
    You know the drill.
     
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: CEDAR RAPIDS MINUTEMEN (Richard Armour)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    Viteszlav Predajna (Minutemen) - 13 points - (14GP - 5G/8A/+1)
     
    GHL East Champion: BIG DELTA STEALHEADS (Paul T)
    GHL West Champion: ENIGMA RAGE (Wendel Clark)
     
    Manager of the Year: Richard Armour (Minutemen)
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) / JEREMIE CLINE (Stealheads) - 84 points
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) - 40 goals              
     
     GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    PATRICK GORNELL (Red Tide) - 54 assists           
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    ZACH WOODLEY (Eastern Outlaws)               
      
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    GUSTAVS KUNDZINS (Bodmin Bangers)                        
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    PIERROT RIDDLE (Victoria Lions)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration, removing +/- for more fairness 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    RICHARDS AUNINS (Battlin Bears)                   
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    JOESPH RACKLEY (Enigma Rage)               
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide)   
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    DANICK GRAHAM (Marietta Sand Storm)
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    COLE ADAMSON (Eastern Outlaws)   
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    CECIL BRANCO (Shebandowan Natives)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    BRENDAN ROWLETT (Enigma Rage)
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Paul T in Season 6 GHL Awards   
    Congratulations to everyone on yet another fantastic season! 
    I am making a judgement call on a couple of the awards, but generally, there was clear consensus, and as usual, discussions AND ADDITIONAL TROPHIES are welcome.
    You know the drill.
     
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: CEDAR RAPIDS MINUTEMEN (Richard Armour)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    Viteszlav Predajna (Minutemen) - 13 points - (14GP - 5G/8A/+1)
     
    GHL East Champion: BIG DELTA STEALHEADS (Paul T)
    GHL West Champion: ENIGMA RAGE (Wendel Clark)
     
    Manager of the Year: Richard Armour (Minutemen)
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) / JEREMIE CLINE (Stealheads) - 84 points
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) - 40 goals              
     
     GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    PATRICK GORNELL (Red Tide) - 54 assists           
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    ZACH WOODLEY (Eastern Outlaws)               
      
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    GUSTAVS KUNDZINS (Bodmin Bangers)                        
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    PIERROT RIDDLE (Victoria Lions)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration, removing +/- for more fairness 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    RICHARDS AUNINS (Battlin Bears)                   
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    JOESPH RACKLEY (Enigma Rage)               
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide)   
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    DANICK GRAHAM (Marietta Sand Storm)
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    COLE ADAMSON (Eastern Outlaws)   
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    CECIL BRANCO (Shebandowan Natives)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    BRENDAN ROWLETT (Enigma Rage)
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Steve in Season 6 GHL Awards   
    Congratulations to everyone on yet another fantastic season! 
    I am making a judgement call on a couple of the awards, but generally, there was clear consensus, and as usual, discussions AND ADDITIONAL TROPHIES are welcome.
    You know the drill.
     
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: CEDAR RAPIDS MINUTEMEN (Richard Armour)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    Viteszlav Predajna (Minutemen) - 13 points - (14GP - 5G/8A/+1)
     
    GHL East Champion: BIG DELTA STEALHEADS (Paul T)
    GHL West Champion: ENIGMA RAGE (Wendel Clark)
     
    Manager of the Year: Richard Armour (Minutemen)
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) / JEREMIE CLINE (Stealheads) - 84 points
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide) - 40 goals              
     
     GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    PATRICK GORNELL (Red Tide) - 54 assists           
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    ZACH WOODLEY (Eastern Outlaws)               
      
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    GUSTAVS KUNDZINS (Bodmin Bangers)                        
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    PIERROT RIDDLE (Victoria Lions)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration, removing +/- for more fairness 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    RICHARDS AUNINS (Battlin Bears)                   
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    JOESPH RACKLEY (Enigma Rage)               
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     ELOUAN SCOTT (Red Tide)   
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    DANICK GRAHAM (Marietta Sand Storm)
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    COLE ADAMSON (Eastern Outlaws)   
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    CECIL BRANCO (Shebandowan Natives)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    BRENDAN ROWLETT (Enigma Rage)
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    II
    The next day, the hockey world wakes up to a shocking piece of news. TSN Hockey Insider breaks it, as usual, Bob McKenzie tweeting: “Am told the Hauk story has wings. Mega-deal involving both Vermilion picks, and two critical assets. 1st time in GHL history 1st overall pick moves same season.”
    “It’s true. Dieter Hauk is coming to Vermilion.” - announces Rasputin later in the day at a press conference. The Black Devils will indeed be giving up both their 1st and 2nd round picks, recently acquired ex-3rd overall pick LW Matis Howell, and two-way C Eliott Sureault - both bonafide top 6 players. Coming back the other way with Hauk is B-level prospect Morgan Skytte, a piece Rasputin thinks will be useful for the Devils bottom 6. It’s a steep price to pay, and comments across the league label it as a massive gamble despite Hauk’s clear superstar potential. 
    But gambles are Rasputin’s bread and salt. “He [Hauk] is not a typical German. Fiery. Plays on the edge, isn’t constrained by rules, isn’t “clean”. He knows how good he is, but isn’t afraid to put himself to the test - otherwise he wouldn’t be here. I’ve met Dieter’s family. They serve bratwurst and borsch at the table - it’s that Russian heritage showing through.” 
    “He’s got an attitude about him,” continues Alexander. “When he came out of the taxi, he shook Bure’s hand and said, in Russian, “I’m going to play like you.” That’s ballsy. I like that. He’s going to fit in well here.”
    The rest of the players agree. The profile of signings made by Vermilion continues to rise, and despite giving up a lot of depth for Hauk, this can only be good for the team. A massive crowd of 15,000 is present in the arena during Hauk’s unveiling and the Devils’ first practice with their new star, and Black Devils jerseys with his chosen #10 are sold out within days. Hauk practices on a line with Sandro Koch and Matej Stuk, immediately dubbed the “[expletive] line” by the fans. Koch loves it. “I played against Dieter in the World Jrs, and he is tough as nails, and angry as a hungry bear. I put him on his backside a couple of times, he did the same to me. I think he has Youtube videos. Really don’t like to play against this guy, very difficult player. But now, on the same team - now it’s going to be fun!”
    Hauk is instantly a social media star, with Youtube compilations of his practice and game moves clocking up hundreds of thousands of views. Charismatic and confident, he raises the Vermilion brand to another level, Instagramming team practices and afterparties, mobbed by fans outside of the arena. Flashy yet powerful on the ice, he has an incredibly quick initial few strides, and a Nathan MacKinnon-esque presence, moving and stickhandling faster than everyone else, constantly taking players on 1 on 1 - something which does show a selfish streak. From the outset, it’s clear that Rasputin and Bure intend to use Dieter in the sniper role as opposed to the playmaker he was in Medicine Hat. “With the playmakers we have in Koch, Sylvain, Gadsby, I think we can get Dieter the opportunity to try to score more goals than me” - winks Bure. And Hauk does.
    Opening up with a double against Highland, Hauk goes on to score 7 goals in his next 8 games. Despite Vermilion undergoing a slump in mid-season, the “[expletive] line” shines, with a 57% CF and clear chemistry between Hauk and Koch, the Devils’ young stars. With the lineup set, and no further roster shakeups coming this season, Rasputin focuses on the title again, and the team responds with an 8-game winning streak mid-season followed by winning 9 of 10 on the run-in to finish 1st with 48 wins and 154 points on the season, 9 ahead of 2nd place Pinehurst Razorbacks. Hauk finishes the season with 25 goals in 55 games with Vermillion, 58 points in total winning him the Calder trophy. His old team, Medicine Hat, bolstered by the pieces obtained from the Black Devils, wins the Western Conference. The Devils’ dominance shows on the stat line, as Gadsby leads the way with a team-record 87 points, with his linemate and team captain Monciau-Desormeaux pacing the team with 38 goals and 85 points - both performances etching them in Black Devils lore and elevating their veteran status to new heights. 
    In the playoffs, however, it is the same concerning story. Vermilion handles underdog Batchawana Tornadoes, 3-2 with a complete lack of dominance, then falls to Eastern rival Wintersville Lancers 3-1, taken down by a defensive clinic and a brilliant performance by veteran star G Tobias Torres. Though winning a cup so quickly was not part of Rasputin’s plan, questions begin to be asked about the team’s inability to put together a long playoff run despite consistent domination in the regular season. Especially concerning is the performance of the team’s top line, with Gadsby, Monciau-Desormeaux, and Fogelberg a combined -16 in the 9 games. The 2nd line, led by Hauk’s 10 points, is the lone bright spot in an otherwise dismal performance.

    Despite scoring a lot of points, Rasputin’s run and gun all-out-offence routinely falls prey to disciplined and organized defensive teams playing “playoff hockey”. In the post-season debrief, Alexander acknowledges the concerns and reaffirms that, with two 1st place finishes under their belt, the Black Devils’ focus now shifts to the Golden Cup. 
     

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    Season 10: GHL

    1st place: 47-5-7-21 

    5th Consecutive GHL East Title 
     

    I

    The massive, suffocating pressure with a golden tint hangs heavy over the Black Devils from the first minute on the ice. The players are seasoned, mentally strong, so outwardly there is little to no impact - but even to an untrained eye, it is visible that the skating is just a bit slower, the decisions less instinctive. Sticks are gripped harder, mouthguards chewed with less intensity. Less “you know”s pepper the interviews of Vermilion’s Canadian players. And it also shows in the standings. With 18 games played, the Devils are already at 6 losses - and trailing the conference leaders by 3 points. Among the highlights are a narrow 2-1 away loss to the archrival Hawks, the Vermilion top 6 coming out bland and frustrated in a tight defensive game. A willful 6-5 shootout victory over the Western rival Fighters, Hauk taking over the game and winning it in the shootout, puts some needed spice back into the current run, but it is clear - the pressure to win is doing the squad no favours, and not everyone on the team is handling it well. 
    Hit hardest is Calder-winning sophomore El Madkouri. After a few pointless games, he is demoted to the bottom 6 to try to find his game, Rasputin unhappy with his lack of offensive zone effort. Unhappy, El Madkouri pushes his luck, with an open practice confrontation with Rasputin. This proves to be the wrong decision. 
     
    “I don’t give a damn what you do OFF the ice as long as what you do ON the ice is at the standard I expect from this goddamn team!” bellows Rasputin as El Madkouri tries to insinuate his off-ice behaviour is the reason behind less ice-time. “Get out there and do some fucking WORK.”
     
    But El Madkouri’s attitude will not allow him to put his head down and work. Fan opinion is divided - a mercurial talent isn’t going to be a smooth ride. But with his outbursts, El Madkouri is taking the already hard-pressed team off-course, and taking the spotlight away from Hauk. With Sylvain gone, there is a leadership void in the squad that Hauk must fill quickly. After weeks of conversations with El Madkouri, then several closed-door conversations with Rasputin and Drougge, Hauk gives his verdict. 
     
    Rumours already swirl around interest from Blazers, Tigers, bottom of the table Indians - and Hazzard Blizzard, a top western rival containing two incredibly attractive assets in superstar defenceman Sven Keller and veteran sniper, Russian legend Yegor Siyankov. Blizzard scouts are seen at Devils games, and hot takes on a potential massive trade begin to fill the news. Rasputin refuses to be drawn into commentary. “El Mad is our player, a Devil, and the chance of him leaving is about as small as whatever you’re packing in those trousers.” He winks at the asking reporter, who also cracks a smile. 
     
    El Madkouri skates with the team, on the 2nd line, performance not improving, as shouts of a mega-deal with Tigers involving multiple players and a 1st began to get louder and louder. But when Rasputin inevitably stands before the press, the announcement surprises many. “The trade is one for one,” solemnly states Alexander. “El Madkouri to Indians for Yury Nizamutdinov.”
     
    Nizamutdinov was the #2 pick after Hauk two years ago, a now 20 year old superstar defenceman with elite skating and an aggressive physical presence. Nevertheless, he has a preference to play a Lidstrom-style finesse defensive game - and is extremely good at it, maintaining a positive Corsi on a consistently underperforming Indians team. Rasputin sees him as a foundational piece for the Russian core of the Devils dynasty. This addition makes the Vermilion defence elite, contending for the best rearguard in the league with Harrow and Warman. And they are not yet done.
    “Yury is a killer. You know the hockey myth of Scott Stevens-type defencemen who intimidate guys so much, they straight up avoid them on the ice? Yeah, Yury is a step above that. Watch.” Rasputin flicks on an LCD on the wall of the press room, and a highlights compilation of Nizamutdinov laying out players in the Russian juniors, then the SHL, then GHL begins to roll. The results are impressive. Massive, otherworldly hits sending players to the Shadow Realm, superb board presence - and a surprisingly even-keeled balance between committing to the hits and choosing defensive stickwork and positioning instead. A veteran mindset that most players don’t learn until their late 20s combined with the intensity and instinctive knowledge of when to change the course of the game with a big hit.
    “This is a player that will be a cornerstone of our defence for years to come - our own Konstantinov” finishes Rasputin.
    Nizamutdinov makes an immediate impact, leading the team with 17 hits and +8 in the next 8 games. But the Devils now hit their usual “mid-season blackout”, losing 6 out of 7. And Alexander knows that he has to do more now to shake the team out of its lethargy. Days after the Nizamutdinov trade, he has his opportunity. 
    On the market is one of the absolute superstars in the league, 26 year old former #1 draft pick D Sven Keller. Long known to be the best all-around defenceman in the GHL, Keller has had some success on the Blizzard, scoring 30 in a recent season, but a coaching change and this season’s midtable obscurity has made up the minds of both team and player. But the Blizzard are asking a franchise-level return for a franchise player - something not many teams in the league can afford. Opportunistic as always, Alexander readies a move. Interest by the Hawks, and a few failed lowball attempts aimed at Keller further increase the Devils’ interest. The Vermilion press is worried. It is clear that to push this deal through, core players on the Devils squad will have to leave, potentially disrupting the team’s chemistry, leadership structure, and on-ice flow. Any big trade at this point in a title challenge is incredibly risky. Equally risky is the proposition of running two elite offensive dmen, with Keller and Drougge comparable in performance, each leading the league in points at times. After passing the Hawks GM in the Hazzard offices after yet another failed Harrow attempt to get Keller at minimum value, Rasputin smirks and walks in. He does not reemerge for a full 24 hours - but when he does, the trade is complete. 

    For D Sven Keller, a top 5 player and consensus best dman in the GHL, the Black Devils give up star D Davin Coronado, and two young high-potential players. ex-high 1st round picks, thought to be part of the team’s future core - playmaking winger Andre Dugdale and defensive dman Walid Kyer, recently acquired for a 1st round pick. Aside from Coronado, replaced directly by Keller, no core assets were moved, and despite the steep value involved in mortgaging some of the team’s future to win now, the return is worth it. Rasputin is elated.
    “This is a coup. Keller and Nizamutdinov are a match made in hockey heaven. Sven has, now, a team that finally matches his ambition and talents - with no disrespect to Hazzard, who have a fantastic organization. We now have, no question, the league’s top D pairing. For us not to win now would be an affront to the hockey gods. All due respect to the players we shipped out - they are consummate professionals, they’ve moved our team forward, and they will move Blizzard forward.”
    “As for us,” he continues, “You all know what we’re aiming for this season.”
    With the new defensive arrivals, Rasputin makes adjustments to Vermilion’s offensive play. With so many lethal weapons and elite skaters at his disposal, Alexander and Bure move average starting positions of players further back in the zone, with the aim to have Keller, Hauk, or Koch carry the puck in rather than pick it up up ice from a lead pass. Aside from physical powerhouses Nizamutdinov on the 1at pairing, and mainstay Drozd on the 3rd, the defence is less aggressive and now more reliant on positioning and stick work to regain possession. This gives the team as a whole more agility, structure, and space for quick counterattacks by the offensive players, who have the freedom of the opposition ice to create their sorcery. 
    Midway through the season, rebuilding on the fly, the Black Devils sit in the usual 1st place spot, only 2 points up on a surprising new challenger - newly promoted Frost Giants, led by none other than ex-Devils captain, GHL legend Sylvain Monciau-Desormeaux. 


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    These are super useful. Thanks for putting in all this work, the insight into the national teams is something that’s definitely missing in this game. Maybe Anders can look at this and finally implement national teams since you’ve done half the work here. May be worth asking him about it. Having a World Cup in the off-season would be extremely cool.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Kyle123 in The Goderich Great Lakers Story: From Saints to Ghosts   
    -Part One-
     

    Our story begins like any other story, with an eccentric millionaire driving lazily southbound through the Canadian Shield. Kyle Diplock was heading home from his trip to British Columbia, back to his native town of Goderich, Ontario. He was nearing the town of Sault Ste Marie, around dusk, when he saw a roadside advertisement.
     
    IHL Regular Season 11: Game 30
    SAULT STE MARIE SAINTS
    VS
    NORTH SYDNEY BISONS
    10:00pm, SSM Arena, $15 a ticket
     
    “Why not?” Kyle thought to himself, “I’m getting tired of driving and a hockey game could be a great way to unwind.”
    He was wrong...
    The puck dropped with a resounding clash of sticks. The Saints won the faceoff and got off two shots on goal in the blink of an eye. The Bisons fought back with two shots of their own, but the Saints quickly countered. Caroll wrestled the puck off of an opposing winger, passed it to a streaking Larimer, who dropped it just at the tip of the circle for a blast from Laurent Villa… The noise! The crowd of five thousand exploded! The horn! An echoing boat horn, reminiscent of the giant steel tankers that float through the great lakes. The cele! Villa hammed it up for the crowd, pretending his gun was a rifle. He pointed at Kyle and shot. 
    Kyle’s ears were pulsing with more than just the vibrations of permanent hearing loss. He was hooked! Addicted! This rush was cocaine on steroids. He needed more! A minute later the Saints scored again! Thirty seconds after that, the lamp was lit once more! 
    The period would end with the Saints up 6-1 over the Bisons. This is how hockey managers are born!
     
     
    Kyle woke up in his Marriot hotel room the next morning and knew what he had to do. He remembered nothing of what happened after the game, just that he needed to go back and talk to the owner of the Saints, to try and convince them to sell him the team. After a quick bite to eat, he headed downtown. Shortly thereafter, he showed up at the front entrance to Sault Ste Marie Arena, and asked to speak to the team’s owner. The ticket-ripper replied with a quizzical look, “owner? There is no owner.” 
    “What do you mean? How can a team not have an owner? Who pays for all this?”
    The ticket ripper merely shrugged, “I dunno, go ask the janitor.”
    Waiving off any further questions from the confused millionaire, he motioned Kyle inside.
     
    The inside of the arena was dimly lit. A slight chill was in the air. Kyle shivered. Walking through the empty halls, he called out to no answer. The offices were empty and unfurnished. The concessions were empty. It seemed like no other living soul was in this building except him. It was a stark contrast to the previous night. When he had gone roughly halfway around the arena, Kyle poked his head into the forum. There in the stands, on the other side of the rink, was a scruffy-looking janitor, pushing papers.  
    “Hey!” Kyle shouted, annoyed, “why didn’t you answer when I called out!?”
    The old, scruffy-looking janitor raised his brow at the commotion, shook his head gently with a slight, playful smile, and replied earnestly, “didn’t hear ya!”
    “Didn’t hear me, my left nut!” retorted Kyle, walking over, “I’ve been shouting for the last ten minutes!”
    The old man placed his broomstick on his shoulder, spread both hands and shrugged his shoulders empathetically. “Awful sorry ‘bout that, but how can I help you?”
    “I’ve come to talk to the owner.”
    “Is that so?” the janitor pondered with a twinkle in his eye, “well, there is no owner.”
    Exacerbated at this point, Kyle started getting angry, “Now listen here! A hockey team can’t exist without an owner. Travel needs to be arranged, contracts need to be signed, players need to be man-”
    “And what would you know about all that?” the janitor interrupted.
    “What? Well, nothing to tell you the truth. I was here for the game last night, on my way home to Goderich, and I came here today to ask the owner if I could buy their tea-”
    The old man, listening to Kyle ramble on abruptly raised his hand. “Come with me,” he said, “there’s something I want to show you.”
     
     
    The pair walked back towards the offices, and Kyle noticed a room with a desk and two chairs that he swore had not been there before. The scruffy-looking janitor sat down behind the desk, opened a drawer, pulled out a large binder, and proceeded to drag a finger down a page. “Let’s see, let’s see,” he droned seriously, “oh yes, the Sault Ste Marie Saints. Originally owned by Dave Calloway, in the early days of the GPHL. They were the Joshua Tree Paladins then; a team of middling success. After six years Dave left, and I’ve been taking care of the team ever since. First we moved to Needles Road, then finally came here to Sault Ste Marie.” 
    Kyle’s eyes widened, “wait! So you are the owner?!” 
    “No no,” drawled the janitor, “I’m simply a caretaker. I just look after the teams when there’s no one to look after them.”
    “Teams?” Kyle asked, emphasizing the plural.
    “That’s right,” replied the janitor, smiling. Placing his elbows on the table, and steepling his fingers together, he asked, “now, tell me again, please. What are your plans for the Sault Ste Marie Saints?”
    “Well I…” Kyle hesitated, not really sure who he was talking to, or how to address him, “I was hoping to bring them to Goderich. The game last night enchanted me, and I want to own and run the team.”
    “Done.”
    “Done? What do you mean done?” exclaimed Kyle, astonished.
    “Exactly that,” the old janitor smiled and marked the binder, “The Sault Ste Marie Saints are yours. The coaches and scouting staff will stay on, I think you’ll find they do a good job. You need to honour the player’s contracts, but personnel changes and lineup decisions are your responsibility now. The team is heading to Barrows tomorrow to play the Beerfielders, then the players will take a charter back to Goderich, and play there from now on.”
    “W-Wait!” Kyle spluttered, “but where will they all live?”
    “You don’t need to worry about that,” the old man laughed.
    Kyle went on, “but our arena can only seat about two hundred people! It wasn’t designed for a GPHL team. We’ll need time for renovations!”
    “I think you’ll find it more than accommodating when you get home,” the janitor said, eyes laughing. “All I need from you, in return, is a credit card and a $4 monthly fee.”
    “Surely, you can’t be serious!” Kyle exclaimed.
    “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley,” the janitor smiled.
    Kyle quickly signed over his credit card information, the two shook hands, and then they sat there awkwardly for a few moments. “There’s something I want to give you, a present, if you’d like,” the janitor said earnestly. Without waiting for an answer, he reached into another drawer and pulled out a large book, with a long title. Kyle reached for the book, spun it around and read the title aloud, “'The Game Plan Hockey Book For Managers Who Can’t Hockey Good and Who Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too,' by Rasputin, Schozen, Jono, Szabo, Csizmadia, and Zinn. Thanks!” Kyle exclaimed. “By the way, I didn’t get your na-” 
    Kyle looked up, but the seat across the desk was empty. He hadn’t heard anything. No one had gone around him. The only door was behind him. The janitor was gone. Vanished, like a ghost.
    “I just thought of a great team name,” thought Kyle.
     
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    After spending seasons 4-10 in the GHL, the Golden Flyers looked to switch things up. It was no longer considered a success to stay alive in the GHL and have quick playoff exits. After all, in those 7 seasons, they made 6 playoff appearances. 4 of those 6 they were bounced in the first round; the other 2 were 2nd round exits. 
    Looking to switch things up, the fearless and sometimes stupid manager Zac Zinn made many moves in the offseason between seasons 10 & 11. Every addition was meant for speed, as they switched offensive tactics to fit a speedy and skilled team. They drafted Erkki Kaila, a highly skilled sniper as well as bringing in Jan Kosir, a reliable 1/2c who could play sniper, playmaker, or two way game. Ugo Branson, a young talented playmaker, Elliot Page, a safe 3c, and Bradley Willman, a dangerous sniper center with great defensive side (although his addition would come closer to the trade deadline) 
    Not only would the team change their offensive tactic, they changed also their defence style to also fit a speedy game. To fit this, they brought in a few mid-range talent defensmen who could skate. 
    The manager expected a slow start to the season as it would take a while for the team to adjust, however when the team figured it out, they'd take the league by storm. Speaking in terms of offensive and defensive stats, using formulas, the Golden Flyers were ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference. 
    They nearly split their first 10 games going 4-6. This result was expected and acceptable. It was all going towards a greater good. They also went 4-6 in the next 10 games. 
    Even though the end game results were expected, the team only managed to score once in 7 of the first 20 games. The offence was gone. High profile scorer Jasmin Emond had vanished and Kaila was proving to have a slow start to his career. Starting goalie Rehor Istvan was doing what he could, but the goals weren't coming. 
    Then comes a 7 game losing streak, the team still isn't scoring. Manager reports show the team has gained strong familiarity with the new system, but the goals still aren't coming. By now, it's not just a lack of goals but too many goals being let in by the goalie tandem of Istvan and Deon Core were regularly blowing games. As it turned out, there was a locker room blowout between the two goalies as both thought they deserved the 1G position while neither played like it. One had to go. 
    Istvan was traded, posting a 7-7-1 record with a 3.42GAA and 885% with a 68 performance rating. 
    Core was relied very heavily on for a bulk of the games remaining. 
    Midway through the season, they picked up a little steam, winning 4 or more games in a row a few times. The team still wasn't performing as original expectations had lined up, but it was an improvement. 
    Even though there wasn't a strong need for another high talent goalie, the Golden Flyers found themselves in a position to grab Robin Guilmaine in a trade. Core had after all been cooling off and not playing too great. He was 37 years old after all. 
    What resulted was the biggest dumpster fire in net for the final stretch of games. They had come close to taking 9th in the East to avoid the relegation playoffs. They crawled towards 9th, making slow progress towards it. And then Guilmaine said "win? Over my dead body" 
    Guilmaine posted the following stats insuring the Golden Flyers for the first time ever would have to fight in a playoff series to stay up in the GHL: 4-8-3, 3.80GAA, 884% and a 67 performance rating. During the final stretch, Guilmaine was pulled in 4 straight matches. 
    They finished 10th and played the Rycroft Twisters in the relegation playoffs. After winning the first match 5-1, they allowed 22 goals in the next 4 games and lost in 5 games. Core played every game in the fear that Guilmaine would blow it, but in the end it was the cold hard fact that taught the manager that all goalies are bastards and stealers of dreams. 
    In conclusion, what the manager brought out of a massive failure of a season is that changing all tactics at the start of a season is impossible to do so with any success at the GHL level. Secondly, looking in depth at how a roster has weaknesses is extremely important. An in depth look at the Golden Flyers roster would show a lack of passing skill in the forwards, and a big lack of passing and pick handeling skill in the defencemen. With the exception of possible future hall of famer Vratislav Vaslik, the defensive lineup with a subtle mess with breakout passes and turnovers. And thirdly, lastly, the most important lesson learned from this garbage season is that all goalies are bastards. 
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    Congratulations to everyone on an epic Season 11! 
    Here come the season awards!
     
    NOTE: I am making a judgement call on a couple of the awards and attempted to be transparent as to formulas - but feel free to discuss.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: WARMAN FIGHTERS (Wick Schozen)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    Ulric Kristensen (Warman Fighters) - 14GP / 5G / 8A / +7
     
    GHL East Champion: VERMILION BLACK DEVILS (Alexander Rasputin)
    GHL West Champion: WARMAN FIGHTERS (Wick Schozen)
     
    Manager of the Year: Alexander Rasputin (Black Devils) - Hate to do this, but my team did tie the all-time points record in GHL, and set the GF record
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    MATEI MITCHEL (Black Devils) - 95 points     *tied record (Kyrylo Voloshyn)
    Ulrik Kristensen (Fighters)
    Aaron Mallard (Fighters)
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    Ulrik Kristensen (Fighters) - 47 goals        
    Yego Siyankov (Black Devils)
    Jindrich Kuhnsman (Buccaneers)
     
    GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    ANTON VERESCHAGIN (Frost Giants) - 63 assists      *New league record       
    Sven Keller (Black Devils)
    Kyrylo Voloshyn (Lynx)
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    NIKITA MINEYEV (Black Devils)               *New league record: 57 wins
    Zikmund Bowman (Movement)
    Ahto Knuutila (Fighters)
     
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    SVEN KELLER (Black Devils) - 81 points            *New league defenseman record             
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    YURY NIZAMUTDINOV (Black Devils) / JUAN FELIPE GODARD-LAPOINTE (Sea Warriors)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [+/- + BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    CLIFFORD SPIERS (Blazers/Doom)                   
    Ulrik Kristensen (Fighters)
    Matei Mitchel (Black Devils)
     
     
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    PAVEL STATNIK (Fairford Frost Giants) - 86 points / 2 PIM        *Retains trophy     
     
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     MATEI MITCHEL (Black Devils)   
     Aaron Mallard (Fighters)
     Nikita Mineyev (Black Devils)
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    AMIR ASAY (Sea Warriors) - 52 points
    Emilio Kain (Nightmares)
    Paul Deane (Razorbacks)
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    ROCCO PENNELLE (River Eagles) -  48 giveaways 
     
    NEWTON AWARD (Highest Plus/Minus)
    YURY NIZAMUTDINOV (Vermilion Black Devils) + 67       *New record
     
    ANTI-NEWTON AWARD (Lowest Plus/Minus)

    NIKOLAY NIKISHIN (River Eagles) - -90
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    AMIT GOIN (River Eagles)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    ZIKMUND BOWMAN (Mississauga Movement) - 41 years old, 45W, 2.74 GAA, 90.5 SV%          *Retained trophy
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.5.0   
    New features
    Premium and free plan
    We're now introducing a forever free plan to Game Plan Hockey Manager! This free plan will have some limitations to it that can be lifted by signing up for a Premium plan. This means that there are two different plans playing this game; Free and Premium. Limited trials are removed. All current subscriptions will automatically be changed to a Premium plan and same terms of payment and subscription will apply. Any special offer subscription $1.99 will still be honored.
    See our pricing page for complete plan coverage and what limitations that apply.        
    Bug fixes and improvements
    Reworked computer trading AI. Reworked player trade values (less excellent trade values). Reworked player reputation. Relative within league (less superstars in leagues). Improved assistant's advice when receiving a trade offer. Board veto. A trade can now be rejected by the board if ruled bad enough. Players on their first year of contract can no longer be put on waivers. Team player records are now available from team page's history tab Affiliate team may once again be customised (premium only) Jersey preview when changing player number An opponent's player contracted role is now available by scouting Update of start new career guide. One click start. Adjustment on endurance loss during games. Injuries will now heal extra between seasons. Any pending trade offer made by a human manager is automatically canceled if the manager resigns Goalie performance is now available from dropdown goalie cards. Now possible to load archived chat messages Fixed bug where affiliate team did not move up or down when team promoted or relegated Fixed bug where regular season performance was shown on playoff stats Fixed bug where an offered extension did not cancel/reject when the player was released. Various performance updates Various layout fixes
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Wick Schozen in BUZZER SEASON 11 GHL AWARDS   
    Congratulations to everyone on an epic Season 11! 
    Here come the season awards!
     
    NOTE: I am making a judgement call on a couple of the awards and attempted to be transparent as to formulas - but feel free to discuss.
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    GOLDEN CUP CHAMPION: WARMAN FIGHTERS (Wick Schozen)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP):

    Ulric Kristensen (Warman Fighters) - 14GP / 5G / 8A / +7
     
    GHL East Champion: VERMILION BLACK DEVILS (Alexander Rasputin)
    GHL West Champion: WARMAN FIGHTERS (Wick Schozen)
     
    Manager of the Year: Alexander Rasputin (Black Devils) - Hate to do this, but my team did tie the all-time points record in GHL, and set the GF record
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     
    ART ROSS TROPHY (Most League Points)
    MATEI MITCHEL (Black Devils) - 95 points     *tied record (Kyrylo Voloshyn)
    Ulrik Kristensen (Fighters)
    Aaron Mallard (Fighters)
     
    OVECHKIN TROPHY (Top Goalscorer)
    Ulrik Kristensen (Fighters) - 47 goals        
    Yego Siyankov (Black Devils)
    Jindrich Kuhnsman (Buccaneers)
     
    GRETZKY TROPHY (Best Playmaker) 
    ANTON VERESCHAGIN (Frost Giants) - 63 assists      *New league record       
    Sven Keller (Black Devils)
    Kyrylo Voloshyn (Lynx)
     
    VEZINA TROPHY (Best Goaltender)
    NIKITA MINEYEV (Black Devils)               *New league record: 57 wins
    Zikmund Bowman (Movement)
    Ahto Knuutila (Fighters)
     
    ORR TROPHY (Best Offensive Defenceman)
    SVEN KELLER (Black Devils) - 81 points            *New league defenseman record             
     
    NORRIS TROPHY (Best Defensive Defenceman)
    YURY NIZAMUTDINOV (Black Devils) / JUAN FELIPE GODARD-LAPOINTE (Sea Warriors)                       
      
    ORR - Points leader among defencemen
    NORRIS - Calculated with the following formula among D-men [+/- + BKS - GVA + TKA], PER also taken into consideration 
     
    SELKE TROPHY (Best Defensive Forward)
    CLIFFORD SPIERS (Blazers/Doom)                   
    Ulrik Kristensen (Fighters)
    Matei Mitchel (Black Devils)
     
     
    Calculated with the following formula among F: [PTS + BKS - GVA + TKA] Hits and +/- also relevant.
     
    LADY BYNG TROPHY (Most Gentlemanly Player)
    PAVEL STATNIK (Fairford Frost Giants) - 86 points / 2 PIM        *Retains trophy     
     
    Calculated with the following formula [PTS - PIM]
     
     HART TROPHY (League MVP)
     MATEI MITCHEL (Black Devils)   
     Aaron Mallard (Fighters)
     Nikita Mineyev (Black Devils)
     
    CALDER TROPHY (Best Rookie)
    AMIR ASAY (Sea Warriors) - 52 points
    Emilio Kain (Nightmares)
    Paul Deane (Razorbacks)
     
    GOOD SAMARITAN AWARD (Most Giveaways)
    ROCCO PENNELLE (River Eagles) -  48 giveaways 
     
    NEWTON AWARD (Highest Plus/Minus)
    YURY NIZAMUTDINOV (Vermilion Black Devils) + 67       *New record
     
    ANTI-NEWTON AWARD (Lowest Plus/Minus)

    NIKOLAY NIKISHIN (River Eagles) - -90
     
    ROID RAGE TROPHY
    AMIT GOIN (River Eagles)
    (Most Hits + PIM + MP)
     
    LATE-BLOOMER AWARD
    ZIKMUND BOWMAN (Mississauga Movement) - 41 years old, 45W, 2.74 GAA, 90.5 SV%          *Retained trophy