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  1. For anyone interested, FHM10 is having a winter sale on both steam and their webstore. I prefer steam due to drag and drop options that some reason they can't figure out how to do on their own webstore. Both versions are 33% off or $26.79. I'm actually really liking 10 compared to 8. I did not play/buy 9 as I normally buy sports games on a minimum of 2 year basis.
  2. But again..those are user votes. That's not the site deciding the score, that's people (me, you, average forum user) voting for that score. Do I believe those are high? Yes. Would I rate most the games as high as they are? No. But You can't dictate what users rate games at, unless you turn off all user ratings.
  3. To be fair, most those aren't reviews. Those are user ratings scores. It's much easier to just click a rating then to actually put that rating into words. I'd guess that skews the ratings higher. Most games don't appear to have reviews on this site. But the site is nice for documenting what all games are out there. Then I normally go to Steam|YouTube|MetaCritic and google to see reviews for the game. I prefer to find sites with more then just one persons thoughts on the game.
  4. I'm not sure why the forum is blurring that last image on my last update. It's almost like if the image is above a certain size it makes it blurry, idk. Every other forum I post on it looks fine. So may just do small quick updates on this forum that link to the Wolverine Studios dynasty forum. As my images come out fine there.
  5. Web Version Of This Article The Kentucky Colonels started their expansion season by hosting the Toronto Raptors inside the KFC Yum! Center. The Colonels made it halfway close after heading into the half trailing by 24 points, 64-40 but still picked up the 110-99 loss. The first quarter was all Toronto as the Raptors jumped out to a 31-15 lead. The Colonels shot just 4-of-20 from the field. Power forward Hunter Tyson was a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. On the other end of that, Monte Morris went 0-for-5. Tyson ended the first half with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. For Toronto small forwards Scottie Barnes and Jalen McDaniels led the way with 13 points. Barnes on 5-of-10 shooting and McDaniels 6-of-8 shooting. Kentucky cut the lead to to 17 at the end of the third quarter before finishing with the 11-point loss. Center Jakob Poeltl led the Raptors with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 1-of-3 from the free throw line while grabbing 11 rebounds. Barnes finished the game with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting while going 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Fred VanVleet, who scored only six points in the first half, finished the game with 16 points while having a perfect night shooting. VanVleet went 5-of-5 from the field, 2-of-2 from the free throw line, and 4-of-4 from beyond the arc. Hunter Tyson led the way for Kentucky with 14 points in the second half to finish with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc. Shooting guard Christian Braun scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting while going 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Braun also grabbed 10 rebounds with two assists. 16,125 fans were in attendance tonight inside KFC Yum! Center to see the Kentucky Colonels pick up their first win in franchise history, as they hold on for the 4-point 102-97 win. Kentucky led by just two at the half. Shooting guard Peyton Watson led the Colonels in the first half, scoring 14 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, while also grabbing six rebounds. Shooting guard Christian Braun added eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds. Point guard Devin Booker and power forward Robert Covington both scored 12 points to led the Suns. Booker on 2-of-10 shooting while connecting on seven of his eight free throw attempts. Booker finished the game with 34 points, double more than anyone one else on the Suns. Booker went 11-of-26 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line while dishing out five assists with 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 15 points with eight rebounds and four assists. Robert Covington scored 12 points off the bench. Shooting 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. For the Colonels, every starter would finish the game in double-digit points. Braun led the way with 19 points on 8-of-21 shooting while going 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. Braun also grabbed eight rebounds with two steals. Center Day’Ron Sharpe scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. Sharpe went 7-of-16 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. Watson added only one point off the bench in the second half to finish with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. Watson also grabbed seven rebounds with two assists and two steals. It wasn’t all good for Kentucky, as the Colonels lost PG Payton Pritchard with a sore back and PF Trayce Jackson-Davis with a sprained toe. Pritchard is expected to miss six days, and Jackson-Davis is expected to miss 10 days. Defense was optional Friday night inside the KFC Yum! Center as both the Washington Wizards and Kentucky Colonels light up the scoreboard. The Colonels were able to outlast the Wizards 142-131 to pick up the 11-point win. The teams combined for 152 points in the opening half, as the Colonels took a six-point 79-73 lead into the locker room. Point guard Monte Morris and small forward Luguentz Dort both scored 16 points in the half. Dort went 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc with three assists and three steals. Morris went 7-of-10 and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc while dishing out nine assists. For the Wizards, shooting guard Jordan Poole scored 21 points, going 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc while shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 17 points with five rebounds. Wood shot 8-of-11 from the field and made his only three-point attempt. Small forward Bilal Coulibaly was held scoreless in the first half. The Wizards had seven turnovers in the first half, compared to just two for Kentucky. Washington shot better from the field 62% compared to 57% for Kentucky. Kentucky added two points to their lead by the time the third period ended, 114-106 before finishing with the 11-point win. Three starters for Kentucky finished with 25 or more points. Power forward Hunter Tyson led the way matching his season high of opening night, scoring 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Tyson also went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Luguentz Dort finished with a season-high of 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting while going 7-of-8 from the free throw line, with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Monte Morris had his best game of the young season, scoring 22 points with 16 assists. Morris went 8-of-17 from the field while going 4-of-5 from the free throw line. Shooting guard Jordan Poole was all over the court tonight the Wizards. Poole scored 46 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Poole went 15-of-22 from the field, 10-of-16 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-of-6 from there free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 27 points with eight rebounds. Brandon Clarke rounded out the top scorers for Washington, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists. The Kentucky Colonels close out the opening week of the 2024-25 NBA Season by hosting the winless Miami Heat. The Heat opened the season losing 124-116 to the Lakers before losing 124-125 to the Magic. The Colonels headed into the locker room with a six-point 53-47 lead. Small forward Luguentz Dort led the way with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting while going perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Dort also grabbed four rebounds in the first half. Christian Braun and Hunter Tyson added eight points each. Braun also grabbed six rebounds. Offseason acquisition Russell Westbrook, led the Miami Heat with 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting while going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Westbrook also had four rebounds. Center Drew Eubanks added eight points and shooting guard Duncan Robinson added seven. Robinson went a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and made the only three point he attempted. The Colonels shot worse in the second half to end the game shooting 40% from the field and 20% from beyond the arc, compared to 46% and 32% respectively for the Heat. The Heat made it close and drew within three points with three minutes remaining but the Colonels were able to hold on for the 107-100 win. Tyson & Braun both ended the game with 19 points each for Kentucky. Tyson also grabbed two rebounds while shooting 7-of-20 from the field. Braun went 9-of-21 from the field and just 1-of-7 from beyond the arc while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Day’Ron Sharpe and Monte Morris both scored 15 points. Sharpe grabbed 15 rebounds while Morris had five assists. After not scoring a single point in the first half, Bam Adebayo scored 20 points in the second half to lead the Miami Heat, while grabbing six rebounds. Adebayo went 5-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Russell Westbrook ended the game with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jaime Jaquez Jr. & Tyler Herro added 12 points each. Herro also grabbed nine rebounds with eight assists.
  6. This forum doesn't seem to like my images, it wants to resize them or make them blurry. So my dynasty will continue on the Wolverine Studios forum. https://www.draftdaysports.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=309&t=36310
  7. Web Version Of This Article: Today the National Basketball Association announced that they will be expanding for the 2024-25 season. Joining the league will be the Kentucky Colonels playing their games in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky. The Colonels bring back the old ABA franchise name. The ABA Colonels won the 1974-75 Championship and were one of two teams (the other Spirits of St. Louis) who were disbanded upon the merger of the NBA and the ABA. Joining the Colonels will the Las Vegas Venom who capitalize on the push for major sports in the betting capital of the world. With the expansion the NBA with move to two conferences and four divisions. The Philadephia 76ers sweep the Milwaukee Bucks 4 games to 0 in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dalls Mavericks go to seven games to decide a winner as the Dallas Mavericks pick up the 128-99 point win thanks to a 36 point night from Luka Doncic to advance to the NBA Finals. It took seven games but the Philadephia 76ers beat the Dallas Mavericks to win their 4 championship and first since 1983. Joel Embiid scored 54 points in the 132-113 game-seven victory. The draft lottery is completed and thanks to an in-season trade the Brooklyn Nets have won the 1st pick. The rest of the lottery results were; 2nd: Orlando Magic, 3rd: Portland Trail Blazers, 4th: Charlotte Hornets, 5th: San Antonio Spurs, 6th: Atlanta Hawks, 7th: Washington Wizards, 8th: Utah Jazz, 9th: Houston Rockets, 10th: Chicago Bulls, 11th: Oklahoma City Thunder, 12th: New Orleans Pelicans, 13th: Denver Nuggets and 14th: Miami Heat.
  8. Indianapolis Arrows: May 1st Update The first month of the season has come to a close and the Indianapolis Arrows finished the month 10-8, finishing the month out winning 4 straight. On the offensive side of the ball, the Arrows have been led by RF Joe Orsulak who batted .356/.418/.424 with 6 RBI’s. Sid Bream is 2nd on the team in average, batting .324/.368/.500 in 68 at bates across 18 games. Bream also sites 2nd in RBI totals behind Morison. Rookie outfielder Barry Bonds and 3B Jim Morrison both led the team in home runs, sitting at 2 each. On the pitching side, the Arrows have 2 players tied for wins at 3. 36 year old Rick Reuschel has started 5 games this month and has accumulated a 3.24ERA with a 3-2 record. 26 year old Jim Winn also accumulated a 3-0 record from the bullpen, appearing in 7 games. Starter Mikie Bielecki leads the team in ERA sitting at 2.19 across his 24.2 innings he’s pitched. He has started 4 games and accumulated a 1-1 record. 32 year old Rick Rhoden leads the team in strikeouts, sitting at 27 for the season. Team leaders through May 1st:
  9. Arrows Roundup: 4/8/85-4/12/85 The Indianapolis Arrows start their inaguarl 1985 season with 5 straight road games. The first week of the season features a 2 game road trip to take on the Atlanta Braves followed by 2 of a 3 game set vs the St Louis Cardinals. Rick Rhoden Arrows Win, 3-1, Over Atlanta Opening day festivities have begun throughout the league. Fans of the Atlanta Braves were eager to watch Joe Johnson square off against Rick Rhoden of the visiting Indianapolis Arrows. In the end, the Arrows won the game, 3-1, with Rick Rhoden leading the way. The winning pitcher was Rhoden, now 1-0. He tossed 8 innings of 5-hit ball, while walking 0 and fanning 5. Don Robinson earned the save, his 1st, for the Arrows. R.J. Reynolds provided a timely hit. The Indianapolis left fielder delivered a run-scoring triple in the top of the seventh inning to put the Arrows on top, 2-1. It was his only hit in the game, but he made it count. Rookie CF Barry Bonds would go 1 for 5 on the day to pick up his first major league hit. “Rick was Rick,” said Arrows manager Jim Leyland. “He gave it all he’s got.” Arrows Paste 5-3 Loss on Braves Indianapolis and Atlanta duked it out and the Arrows came out victorious. Barry Bonds Barry Bonds made an impact in the 5-3 Indianapolis win over Atlanta. Bonds, who is considered the best prospect in baseball by BNN, was 2-3 with 2 singles, a walk, and was hit by a pitch. He drove in 2 runs and scored once. Rick Reuschel picked up the win, improving his season record to 1-0. He struck out 1 in 6.1 innings. Don Robinson got the save, the 2nd for him this season. The game turned with one out in the top of the sixth when Bonds, who is the top prospect in the Arrows organization, hit a 2-run single. It propelled the Arrows into the lead, 4-2. “We’ll pop the top on a cold beverage and get back to work tomorrow,” Bonds said. The Arrows raised their record to 2-0. Arrows Lose to Cardinals, 5-3 St. Louis Cardinals starter Bob Forsch was in fine form against the Indianapolis Arrows at Busch Stadium, leading his team to a win, 5-3. Forsch got the win, improving to 1-0. He allowed 9 hits and walked 2 over 9 innings. Forsch allowed 3 runs. The win puts St. Louis at 3-0. Ozzie Smith, the St. Louis shortstop, contributed a 2-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 5-3, Cardinals. For the game, Smith went 1-4, while adding 2 RBI. “We put it together today and came out with the win,” Smith said in postgame remarks. “That’s the main thing.” Cardinals Bridle Arrows, 4-3 The St. Louis Cardinals racked up a win at Busch Stadium, bumping off the Indianapolis Arrows, 4-3. Chris Hart, who started for St. Louis, pitched effectively for his team. Picking up the save was Ken Dayley, his 1st. The loss has the Arrows at 2-2. St. Louis took a 4-3 lead on Willie McGee’s 1st double of the season. The 2-run double, which McGee hit in the bottom of the seventh, left Indianapolis pitcher Pat Clements shaking his head. Barry Bonds who’s hitting .312 on the young season would finish the game 0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Jim Morrison would lead the Arrows going 2-3 on the day with a run scored. Bob Kipper was on the mound for the Arrows and would pitch 7 innings while allowing 1 run on 6 hits but would leave with a no-decision. Hart called the win the result of “everyone working in tandem.” The Cardinals have taken 2 of the 3 in the series so far and both teams will finish up the 3 game set starting next week in St. Louis.
  10. Indianapolis Arrows Opening Day Roster Rick Reuschel The starting rotation will be led by 36 year old Rick ‘Big Daddy’ Reuschel (3*/3*). The starting rotation will be rounded out by 32 year old Rick Rhoden (3*/3*), 26 year old Mike Bielecki (2.5*/3*), 21 year old Bob Kipper (2.5*/2.5*) and 29 year old Bob Walk (2.5*/2.5*). In the bullpen, it’ll be 24 year old Pat Clements (3*/3*), 26 year old Jim Winn (3*/3*), 24 year old Mario Barranco (2.5*/2.5*), 26 year old Cecilio Guante (2.5*/2.5*) 24 year old Chung Si-ma (2.5*/2.5*) & 23 year old Batista Baia (2*/2.5*). Closing out the games will be 28 year old Don Robinson (3*/3*) Much anticipated prospect Barry Bonds Behind the plate it’ll be 28 year old Tony Pena (3*/3*) and 26 year old Junio Ortiz (2*/2). 25 year old Sid Beam (2.5*/2.5*) will be at first. Starting at 2nd will be 29 year old Johnny Ray (3*/3*) with 27 year old Kevin Robertson (2.5*/2.5*) coming off the bench. Third base will be 33 year old Jim Morrison (3*/3*). Bill Almon, 33 (2.5*/2.5*) and 26 year old Bob Ortiz (2*/2*)will cover shortstop. Left field will be covered by the California duo of 25 year old Mike Diaz (2.5*/2.5*) and 26 year old R.J. Reynolds (2.5*/2.5*). Center field will be covered by the #1 prospect in the organization, 21 year old Barry Bonds (3*/5*) and 25 year old Mike Quimby (2.5*/2.5*). Right field will be 23 year old Joe Orsulak (2.5*/2.5*).
  11. With OOTP22 being on sale on Epic Games for $5, I decided it was time ot have some fun in OOTP again. This time instead of a modern dynasty, I'll be doing a "what if" style dynasty. What if the Indianapolis Arrows actually happened in 1986? Art Angotti already had a team name. He had already sold 12,000 season tickets. But Indy didn't have a ballpark and never was able to finalize a deal on one. But what if they had? Welcome to my Indianapolis Arrows Dynasty. Web Version Of This Article: Introducing the Indianapolis Arrows About Dynasty: I’ll be using 1986 rosters. Expansion and relocation will be on and will happen as they did in the real world. Drafts will have realistic yearly draft classes & player pool will have potentials being realistic to 1986, for example, Barry Bonds is a 21 year old 5 star CF prospect. But to give it some randomness, there is no guarantee they will top out at what they did in real life. A copy of the 1985 edition of Indianapolis Sports promoting the Indianapolis Arrows. The year is 1985, Art Angotti, who was known in Indianapolis as the “ultimate entrepreneur” and has worked to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city. Angotti for years has led Artistic Media Partners, which owns 20 radio stations and has promised to bring Major League Baseball to the Circle City. On the streets of Downtown this summer, it hasn’t been odd to see people walking about wearing Indianapolis Arrows T-shirts. Angotti has been one of them. A news conference was held in February of this year (1985). Officials from Indianapolis Baseball, Inc. — a group of local investors put together by Angotti, business leaders and philanthropist Thomas Binford — announced the city’s new major league team would be called the Arrows. The Arrows main logo More than 12,000 people have already purchased season tickets at $50 apiece. Even Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray was the featured speaker at a rally on Monument Circle this year. Caps and jerseys It has now been announced that Indianapolis Baseball Inc has purchased the Pittsburgh Pirates and will be relocating them to Indianapolis for the 1986 season as the Indianapolis Arrows. Their AAA affiliate will be the Fort Wayne Wizards. The Arrows will play the newly built 45000 seat Circle City Ballpark.
  12. Franchise Hockey Manager 8 should be released soon. Some also really like the older Eastside Hockey Manager.
  13. Brooklyn has a baseball team?
  14. With OOTP GO being released this week, I figured I needed to make a dynasty on it. Think I'll keep up to date and have more fun with it then OOTP on desktop, as if I'm home I'm normally playing The Show and not OOTP. With my local AAA Indy Indians being triple A affiliate of the Pirates, decided to start a dynasty with Pittsburgh. ________________________________ (PITTSBURGH, PA) --- With the change in weather, it's time for another season in the MLB. The Pirates who haven't made the playoffs since 2015 and has only made the playoffs 3 times since 1992, announced changes the hiring of a new GM. Fans haven't had much to cheer about for a long time in Pittsburgh, management is hoping that changes soon. Starting Rotation: The Pirates will be lead by 24 year old Mitch Keller. Keller only played 5 games last season for the Pirates, going 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA. In 2019 he started 19 games in AAA Indianapolis, accumulating a 7-5 record with a 7-5 record. Bullpen: The player to watch could be 21 year old Luis Oviedo. The question will be whether the young kid can make the leap straight to the majors, has not played higher then A ball before this season. Fielders: The fielders will be lead by 24 year old third baseman, Ke'Bryan Hayes. The outfield could be the weak link for the Pirates. The Buccos start the season with 6 games vs the Chicago Cubs (3 away, 3 at home), with a 3 game series at the Cincinnati Reds in between the 6 Cubs games.
  15. Unfortunately due to a hard drive crash (see that's why Steam Cloud Save would be a awesome feature to implement lol). I have had to move on from my Charlotte Dynasty I started when 21 first game out. So instead of will be starting over with my home state Pacers. Hope to start that sometime this weekend.
  16. Trade between Tampa Bay and Boston Multiple sources are reporting that Tampa Bay and Boston have agreed in principle to a swap that will send: Blake Coleman, LW, 28 to the Bruins with: 3rd Round Draft Pick (Boston), 2021 NHL Entry Draft joining the Lightning. Tampa Bay’s general manager would not confirm the trade, but a team representative close to the negotiations said the deal is official and is now only awaiting approval from the league. Matt Duchene has Racked Up 600 Points Matt Duchene now has 600 points in the NHL. The centre reached this accomplishment in yesterday’s win with his Nashville Predators against the New York Islanders. His stats line for the night was 1 goals and 1 assists for 2 points in 20:41 minutes of ice time in the Nashville 7-2 win over New York. Trade between Tampa Bay and New York The Tampa Bay Lightning have made a deal sending: Braydon Coburn, LD, 35 to the New York Rangers for: 3rd Round Draft Pick (NewYork), 2021 NHL Entry Draft Both sides are said to be pleased with the way the trade worked out. Mighty Ducks pick up shootout win The Detriot Red Wings jumped out to a early 2-0 lead in the 1st period. Erik Haula and Filip Hronek both scored their first goals of the season. Vladislav Namestnikov got his first assist of the season on the Haula goal and Danny DeKeyser got his first assist on the Hronek goal. The Mighty Ducks would get back to within one with just under 7 minutes remaining in the first period when Ryan Getzlaf was able redirect a Silfverberg shot to sneak one past Jimmy Howard. Jakob Silfverb (2) and Rickard Rakell (3) got the assists. The 2nd period featured only one goal, when 25 year old winger Danton Heinen scored his 7th of the season. The lone assist went to Adam Henrique, his 5th of the season. The teams would remain stalemate throughout the 3rd period and go into overtime tied at 2. And it would take 3 rounds of the shootout for either team to get one past the opposing goalie when Danton Heinen scored and Tyler Bertuzzi was unable to match him. The Mighty Ducks would take the 3-2 win. The Mighty Ducks have now won 7 straight games. When head coach Dallas Eakins was able his thoughts on the 7-0 start he said “It’s a long season of ebbs and flows. We will lose one soon and then more then that. We just have to look at the long term future.” Mighty Ducks double up Islanders We have no official numbers but I would guess the exits saw alot of action after the 1st period. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim saw themselves with a 5-0 lead after the first 20 minutes. It started just 1:15 into the game when Derek Grant scored his 2nd of the season with both teams 5 on 5. Maxime Comtois (2) and Kodie Curran (2) picked up the assists. 58 seconds later both Comtois and Curran would pick up assists again, this time on a Carter Rowney goal, his first of the season. It would take another 9 minutes before another goal. This time it was Kodie Curran getting his 1st of the season with the assists going to Derek Grant (3) and Rickard Rakell (4). At the 14:39 mark Josh Manson would score a shorthanded goal, with the assist going to Hampus Linholm (1). It was the first goal of the year for Manson. With just 2 seconds remaining in the 1st, Ryan Getzlaf would score his 4th of the season with the assist going to Kevin Shattenkirk (2). The Islanders would get 2 goals back when Josh Bailey got his 1st of the season and Anthony Beauvillier scored his 5th. The Ducks would add another at the 19:34 mark with Nicolas Deslauriers scoring his 1st of the season. The Islanders would add one midway through the 3rd period but Mighty Ducks take the 6-3 win. Ilya Sorokin started the game in net for the Islanders and lasted 39:35 before being pulled in exchange for Semyon Varlamov. Sorokin allowed 6 goals on 31 shots. Varlamov stopped all 7 shots he faced. John Gibson for the Mighty Ducks stopped 30 of 33. Shea Weber has Reached 1000 GP Shea Weber now has 1000 games played in the NHL. The defenceman reached this milestone in yesterday’s loss with his Montreal Canadiens against the Minnesota Wild. His stats line for the night was 0 assists and 0 goals for 0 points in 25:27 minutes of ice time in the Montreal loss, 4-2 in Minnesota. Flyers Claim D Mikko Lehtonen From Waivers Mikko Lehtonen’s (2.0/2.0) National Hockey League career will continue in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers claimed the 26-year-old defenceman today, although it remains unclear what his role and playing time will be with the club. Agostino Doesn’t Clear Waivers, Claimed by Stars The Dallas Stars have claimed Kenny Agostino (2.0/2.0) off waivers. The 28 year old LW has 1 goal and 1 assist in his solo game in the AHL this season. Trade between Buffalo and Arizona The Sabres and Coyotes have been engaged in a little wheeling and dealing. They have just concluded a trade with: Curtis Lazar, C, 25 (2.0/2.0) going to Arizona in exchange for: Rights to Elliot Ekefjärd, RW, 18 (0.5/2.0). Rangers give Mighty Ducks first loss of season Ryan Getzlaf set a new NHL record, with the quickest goal to open a game in NHL history. Beating Merlyn Phillips and (1926-27) and Doug Smail (1981-82) former record of 5 seconds by scoring just 4 seconds into the game. That ties the 3 previous fastest any period; Claude Provost (2nd period, 1957-58), Denis Savard (3rd period, 1985-86) and James van Riemsdyk (2nd period, 2013-14). The lone assist on the goal for Getzlaf was Rickard Rakell, his 5th of the season. Filip Chytil would tie it at the 16:55 mark with his 1st of the season, on the power play. Assists went to Adam Fox (2) and Artemi Panarin (8). The Rangers would make it a 2 goal lead in the 2nd period when Filip Chytilk would score his 2nd of the game with assist to Artemi Panarin (9). Just 45 seconds after that goal, Kaapo Kakko (3) would make it 3-1 Rangers. Mika Zibanejad (6) and Pavel Buchnevich (3) with the assists. Adam Fox (2) would score the lone goal in the 3rd period to make it 4-1 Rangers. Mika Zibanejad (7) and Pavel Buchnevich (4) with the assists. Igor Shesterkin picked up the win, stopping 25 of 26 shots. John Gibson take his first loss, stopping 38 of 42.
  17. Mighty Ducks win by 1 in Pittsburgh The Mighty Ducks rolled into PPG Paints Arena on a 3 game winning streak and undefeated on the season. Anthony Stolarz got the start for the Mighty Ducks, it was the 26 year olds first start of the young season. Stolarz started 39 games last year for the AHL San Diego Gulls. His teammates in front of him would give him a 1 goal cushion at the 14:51 mark of the 1st period when Jakob Silfverberg was able to body defenseman Mike Matheson off the puck and skate into the circle where he trickles one past Tristan Jarry. It was the first goal of the season for Silfverberg, with the assist going to Josh Manson (3). The Penguins would tie it with the lone goal in the 2nd period. Crosby would break in behind the defense and make a move on Stolarz, that Stolarz was able to get a blocker on. Crosby would then grab the rebound and make a pass to Jake Guentzel who would net his 3rd of the season. Crosby (3) and Brian Dumoulin would get the assists. The Penguins would start the 3rd with a bad boarding penalty by Teddy Bluegar, that would put the Mighty Ducks on the power play. Their 3rd of the game. On that power play the Mighty Ducks were able to get Tristan Jarry out position and moving. It started with a Brendan Guhle one timer that Jarry had to make a diving save on. After a couple wacks by multiple players on the rebound, Danton Heinen was able to find the back of the net for his 4th goal of the season. The assists went to Rickard Rakell (1) and Brendan Guhle (2). Pittsburgh outshot Anaheim 34-32 and out hit the Mighty Ducks 25-20. Anthony Stolarz would pick up the win in his first start, stopping 33 of 34. Tristan Jarry would stop 30 of 32. Suspension for St. Louis’s Clifford St. Louis Blues left wing Kyle Clifford has been suspended by the NHL for an incident in last night’s game. He will be unavailable for his team’s next 6 games. Trade between Detroit and Ottawa The Detroit Red Wings swapped: Rights to William Wallinder, RD, 18 for: Evgeni Dadonov, RW, 31 of the Senators after what Ottawa officials would only characterize as “difficult” negotiations. Ducks win in OT It took 62 minutes and 54 seconds for either team to find the back of the net. Hampus Lindholm would break away just under the 3 minute mark of the overtime and would make his opportunity count as he’d get the puck past Jordan Binnington to give the Mighty Ducks the 1-0 win and his 2nd goal of the season. The lone assist went to Adam Henrique his 4th of the season. John Gibson would stop all 37 shots he faced while Jordan Binnington would stop 21 of 22 he faced. Unfortunately it wasn’t all good for the undefeated Mighty Ducks, as they lost their top rated defenceman Cam Folwer for the next 2-3 weeks with a pinched nerve in the neck. Ottawa Picks RW Daniel Sprang Off Waivers The winless Ottawa Senators (0-5-1) have added some youth, taking a gamble on 23-year-old Daniel Sprong, who today was claimed on waivers. ‘They obviously see some potential in me and I thank them for that,” he said. Ness Doesn’t Clear Waivers, Claimed by Bluejackets The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed Aaron Ness off waivers. Boyle and the Red Wings Agree to Move On from Each Other The Detroit and disgruntled goalie Kevin Boyle have agreed to mutually terminate Boyle’s contract. Boyle is now a free agent. A source told reporters, “Sometimes it is just business.” Mighty Ducks double up Capitals It was a rough night penalty wise for the Washington Capitals. They took 5 penalties in the 1st period including a roughing and 10 minute game misconduct by Jakub Vrana. The Mighty Ducks would go on to score on that power play, when Danton Heinen scored his 5th of the season, with the assist going to Ryan Getzlaf his 3rd of the season. Getzlaf then would then score his 2nd of the season 13 minutes later on the power play after a 2 minute tripping penalty to Evgeny Kuznetsov. Brendan Guhle (3) and Rickard Rakell (2) with the assists. Heinen would core his 6th of the season with the only goal in the 2nd period. Brendan Guhle (4) and Kodie Curran (1) with the assists. The Capitals would finally get on the scoreboard at the 13:43 mark of the 3rd period with a goal by Jakub Vrana (5, ES) with Brenden Dillon (1) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (2) with the assists. Maxime Comtois (2, ES) would get the goal back for the Mighty Ducks before Nicklas Backstrom would drop the lead back down to 2 with just over a minute remaining in the game. The loss was Washington’s first of the season in regulation. The Mighty Ducks also lost winger Sonny Milano for 1-2 weeks with a tender elbow. Next week the Mighty Ducks play 3 games. Starting with the Red Wings (1-4-0) on Monday before a 4 game road swing, starting with the New York Islanders (3-0-0) on Thursday and the New York Rangers (3-2-1) on Saturday.
  18. The Mighty Ducks start their season on the the road, visiting the Gila River Arena to take on the Arizona Coyotes before a 2 game home stand at the Honda Center to take on the ampa Bay Lightning & the instate rival San Jose Sharks. Mighty Ducks pick up first win of the season It took 18 minutes and 5 seconds for the first goal of the season for either team and it came from Maime Comtois, with assaists going to Derek Grant and Josh Manson. In 29 games in Anaheim last season, Comtois scored only 5 goals. The Ducks would add 2 more before the mid point of the 2nd period to give them a 3-0 lead. The first goal came at the 4:09 mark on the power play thanks to a Phil Kessel tripping penalty. Danton Heinen would get the goal with assists coming from Brandan Guhle and Ryan Getzlaf. Just 3 minutes later Adam Henrique would score with assists going to Danton Heinen and Sonny Milano. Nick Schmaltz would score at the 10:54 mark to put Arizona on the board. The lone assist on the goal went to Niklas Hjalmarsson. The Coyotes would net the lone goal in the 3rd period at the 2:14 mark when Oliver Eklman Larsson would score his first of the season, with Conor Garland and Phil Kessel picking up the assists. Jon Gibson would stop 33 of 25 shots on the way to the win, Antti Raanta would stop 29 of 32 to take the loss. RW Brock Boeser Hurt – Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks could be headed to the IR after suffering an intercostal strain in a game against the Colorado Avalanche. He is expected to miss at least 3 weeks. The Vancouver right wing was injured skating. Mighty Ducks hang on for one goal win The 15,594 in attendance got to see the newly rebranded or retro, whatever it’s considered, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for the first time this season with the home opener against defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. John Gibson got his 2nd straight start of the season coming off the 3-2 win against Arizona. Andrei Vasilevskiy got the start for the Lightning. Tampa Bay would get on the board first when Tyler Johnson let a shot go from the point that got past Gibson at the 5:05 mark of the 1st period to make it 1-0. Patrick Maroon would get the lone assist, his 1st of the season. The Mighty Ducks came back 3 minutes later to tie it when Cam Fowler (1) would chase down a loose puck deep in the zone who was able to find Ryan Getzlaf (2) who in turn found a waiting Rickard Rakell who put a slap shot past Vasilevskiy on the power play. Just 19 seconds later Vasilevskiy let a wrist shot from Brendan Guhle tricle past his glove side to give the Mighty Ducks the 2-1 lead. The lone assist went to Jakob Silfverberg his 1st of the season. The Mighty Ducks would end the 1st period netting another one to make it 3-1. This time Derek Grant shot a slapper from the point on assists from Carter Rowney (1) and Maxime Comtois (1). The 2nd period was all Tampa Bay but that all came in the last minute of the period. At the 19:04 mark Ondrej Palat would score his 1st of the seaosn at even strength with the assist going to Tyler Johnson (1). 44 seconds later Blake Coleman would score his 1st, also at even strength. With assists going to Braydon Coburn (1) and Nikita Kucherov (2). The teams would stay tied at 3 till midway through the 3rd. Vasilevskiy mad a pad save but left a juicy rebound that Hampus Lindholm (1) was able to pick up and put a shot on goal that fooled Vasilevskiy to put the Ducks up 4-3. The assists went to Josh Manson (2) and Sonny Milano (2). The Mighty Ducks outshot the Lightning 31-26. The Ducks were 1-3 on the powerplay, while Tampa Bay was 0-2. Gibson would stop 23 of 26 for the win and Vasilevskiy would stop 27 of 31 to take the loss. No Further Discipline for Columbus’s Domi The NHL has announced that Columbus Blue Jackets centre Max Domi has been checked for an incident in last night’s game but no additional punishment was given. Hurricanes’s Trocheck Suspended The NHL announced that Carolina Hurricanes centre Vincent Trocheck has been suspended for an incident in last night’s game. He will be unavailable for his team’s next 2 games. Senators Claim LW Max McCormick From Waivers The Ottawa Senators have taken to the waiver wire in an effort to improve the club. They claimed Max McCormick today and the 28-year-old left wing is expected to join the club later today. Mighty Ducks & Sharks go to shootout It took more then the scheduled 60 minutes but the Mighty Ducks were able to send the 16,572 fans in attendance home happy. It took just 17 seconds for the San Jose Sharks to get on the board. Tomas Hertl won a faceoff and the Sharks quickly got it over to Timo Meier who wristed one past John Gibson for the early 1-0 lead. Hertl picked up his 3rd assist of the season, while Evander Kane picked up his 4th. The Mighty Ducks would tie it just over a minute later when Danton Heinen was able to redirect a Christian Djoos (1) snap shot past Devan Dubnyk. Adam Henrique (1) picked up the 2nd assist. The Sharks would make it 2-1 when Tomas Hertl (3, ES) would score on assists from Evander Kane (5) and Radim Simek (2). The Mighty Ducks would be handed a power play on the lone penalty of the period, a 2 minute minor for tripping given to Jacob Middleton. The Mighty Ducks would make the Sharks pay, Ryan Getzlaf scored his 1st goal of the season. The assists going to Adam Henrique (2) and Danton Heinen (2). Adam Henrique would then score his 2nd of the season at the 13:19 mark with the lone assist going to Sonny Milano (3) to give the ducks a 3-1 lead at the end of the 1st period. Both teams swapped goals in the 2nd period. Starting with Jacob Middleton of San Jose scoring his 1st at even strength. Jay Boumeester (1) and Kevin Labanc (2) with the assists. 8 minutes later Danton Heinen would give the Mighty Ducks a 1 goal lead again, scoring his 2nd of the game and 3rd of the season. With assists going to Kevin Shattenkirk (1) and Adam Henrique (3). San Jose would tie it back up at the 3:17 mark of the 3rd period. When Ryan Donato redirected a pass from Radim Simek on goal and past Gibson to tie the game at 4. The teams would end regulation tied at 4. In the shootout Adam Henrique would put the Ducks on the board 1st, being the first shooter to attempt a shot. He would be the only one in the shootout who would score and the Mighty Ducks would hold go on to win 4-3. Both the Mighty Ducks and the Sharks neither have lost yet in regulation. This is the only loss the Sharks have in overtime. The Mighty Ducks move to 3-0-0 6 points, while the Sharks move to 3-0-1 7 points. Jon Marchessault Has a Good Game Jon Marchessault had a good night in a 9 – 4 Vegas Golden Knights win against the Philadelphia Flyers. His stats line for the night included 5 goals and 1 assists for 6 points in 18:11 minutes of ice time. Erik Gustafsson Keeps Fans on their Feet All Night Erik Gustafsson had a memorable night in a 9 – 4 Philadelphia Flyers loss against the Vegas Golden Knights. His stats line for the night included 3 goals and 0 assists for 3 points in 25:47 minutes of ice time. Dustin Brown has Tallied 300 Goals Dustin Brown now has 300 goals in the NHL. The right wing reached this career number in yesterday’s win with his Los Angeles Kings against the Carolina Hurricanes. His stats line for the night was 1 goals and 0 assists for 1 points in 21:27 minutes of ice time. Los Angeles 5 @ 4 Carolina F/SO Bluejackets RW Atkinson Hurt Against Canadiens, Shelved 6 months Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets a ruptured ulnar collateral ligament in a game against the Montreal Canadiens. He is expected to miss at least 6 months. The Columbus right wing was injured colliding with the boards.
  19. As big of a hockey fan as I am, I never have played either of those games. By the time I moved to PC gaming both those games were highly outdated. Only experience I have is with Franchise Hockey Manager. So sorry I can't help you any.
  20. The Mighty Ducks went 4-3 in the preseason. Ryan Getzlaf led the Ducks with 5 goals and 3 assists. C David Backes and C Derek Grant both had lackluster preseasons. Backes scored 1 goal in his 5 games played and had a game rating of 55. Grant didn’t get on the scoreboard and also had a 55 game rating. John Gibson started 4 games and going 3-1, allowing a total of 10 goals. Anthony Stolarz started the other 3 games, going 1-2. Including giving up 5 goals in the final game to the Montreal Canadiens. Anaheim has also placed C Ryan Kesler on injured reserve. He is listed as out indefinitely with hip soreness. Anaheim has also placed C David Backes and defenseman Jacob Larsson on waivers with intent to sent them to Cincinnati. Opening night rosters for the Anaheim is set and we know the projected lines for the AHL Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. Anaheim Mighty Ducks opening night roster Cincinnati Mighty Ducks projected opening night roster. 2020 NHL Season Preview With the National Hockey League season about to get underway, the early Stanley Cup favorites appear to be Tampa Bay, led by winger Nikita Kucherov. General Manager Julien BriseBois has built a squad that will be the team to beat this year, but they can expect challenges from Don Sweeney’s Boston Bruins and Toronto, featuring winger Mitch Marner. Among the darkhorses, Vegas stands out as a possible challenger, with a big season by Mark Stone capable of pushing them into contender status. The scoring race will likely see Edmonton’s Connor McDavid challenged by Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon. The top defenceman in the league is generally considered to be Nashville Predators blueliner Roman Josi, with Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman and John Carlson of Washington also in the running. Finally, among goaltenders, Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy stands out as the league’s best, while Winnipeg Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck and John Gibson of Anaheim can also steal games for their teams. Chandler Stephenson Trade between Vegas and Ottawa – Done deal! The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to send: Chandler Stephenson, LW, 26 to the Ottawa Senators for: 3rd Round Draft Pick (Ottawa), 2021 NHL Entry Draft. The trade, rumored for days, was completed in the wee hours this morning.
  21. With Franchise Hockey manger 7 being released this past week, it was time for a new Dynasty. Hopefully one I actually make it a few seasons into. My original thought was doing a "what if" 1979 season. What if the NHL took all 7 WHA teams, including Wayne Gretzky's Indianapolis Racers. But that's gonna take alot more time to set up with logos and rosters. So for the time being, I'm gonna start with a modern day NHL dynasty. Please welcome back, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Anaheim announces changes In a surprise move the Anaheim Ducks are making multiple changes in the organization. Up first is the team name and branding. For the first time since the 2005-2006 season the team will once again be called the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. They will also be reverting back to their inaugural logos and jerseys. Anaheim won the Stanley Cup the first year they dropped the “Mighty” but they have not been to the Stanley Cup Finals in the past 13 seasons since. The Mighty Ducks also announced a new GM in the same press conference. After back to back seasons of not qualifying for the playoffs and getting swept by in-state rival the San Jose Sharks the last time they did make the playoffs, ownership announced it was time to look for new or in this case old blood. Taking over the GM responsibilities for the newly renamed Mighty Ducks will be a very familiar face for Duck fans, the teams 1st ever draft pick and 4th overall in 1993, Paul Kariya. Kariya played for the Ducks for 9 seasons from 1994-2003. Changes in AHL affiliate for the Mighty Ducks In other news the the team announced they have also changed their AHL affiliation and have cut ties with the San Diego Gulls, who have been their affiliate since 2015. The Mighty Ducks have annoucned they are bringing back the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks to the AHL. Cincinnati was the affiliate from 1997-2005. The Mighty Ducks open preseason tomorrow night against instate rivals San Jose Sharks. The Sharks finished 8th in the Pacific last season, going 29-36 and failing to qualify for the playoffs.
  22. 9 times out of 10 it's GM only, unless I'm doing a college style game where there isn't really a gm.
  23. INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES GET HOME WIN VS STONY BROOK The Indiana State Sycamores showed up to the Hulman Center ready to play tonight, as they would open the game hot. Out scoring the Stony Brook Seawolves 42-18 in the 1st half. The Seawolves would attempt to make a game out of it in the 2nd half, outscoring the Sycamores 30-24 but it wouldn’t be enough. Indiana State would walk out with a 18 point win. Their lead throughout the night would be a high of 27. Senior PF Kareem Maxwell would lead the Sycamores with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. He’d shoot 5-8 from the field and 4-6 from the free throw line. Junior PG Antonio Goff would score 11 points coming off the bench, that would be 1 less then his season high. Goff would also have 2 assists. Sophomore C Rashif Murray would score single digits for the 3rd time in his 7 games and his season low of 2 points in 15 minutes, with 5 rebounds. Stony Brook would only have one player score in the double digits and that was Sophomore SF Ahmad Tony-EL, who would score 11 points with 6 rebounds and 3 assists. The Sycamores would outscore the Seavolves 20-4 in the paint, 6-2 on second chance points and 4-0 on fast break. KAREEM MAXWELL LEADS SYCAMORES PAST HIGHLANDERS Senior PF Kareem Maxwell scored his season high of 17 points on 6-9 shooting from the field. He’d also grab 6 rebounds and have 3 assists. C Sophomore Rashif Murray would add 15 points with 5 rebounds. Indiana State would actually trail at the half, 40-37 before outscore UC-Riverside 41-29 in the 2nd half to get the 9 point win. Junior C Will Williams, would lead the Highlanders with 17 points, 6 rebounds & 2 assists. Senior PG Adam Morris would lead UC-Riverside off the bench, scoring 12 points with 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Indiana State moves to 5-3 on the season, UC-Riverside falls to 2-5 Next week the Sycamores travel to take on the Richmond Spiders (4-4, 4-1 Home) as the only game they play next week.