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    Hey guys, here is the 2017 Trade Deadline ROM! I hope you like it. Slapshot67 - Thanks for everything! Updates for 2017 ROMs - All are WBF (Blitz style) ROMs -Player Cards for every starter on every team -Added Anniversary logos for Toronto, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Los Angeles -Bench Graphics (backup goalie, coach) & Bench Carpet -Goal Light -Net Fix -Ratings changes for teams & players (excel file w/ ratings in zip folder) -Added a few playoff matchups based on this year's current standings -The Excel file will give you all of the player ratings, with an extra rating that shows how likely a check will be successful with a player. It uses weight + checking rating to give a "checking ability". Somebody figured out that a check is likely to be successful if they check a player with a weight a full digit lower than the checking ability. For example: PK Subban has a 8.9 checking ability (slightly abv average for a Dman), Shea Weber has a 14.1 (really high), and Erik Karlsson has a 5.4 (pretty low). If Subban attempts to check an 8 weight, he may have some issues, but he will usually knock down a 7 weight. Weber can knock down anyone 13 weight or lower, so he is the beast. Karlsson will have trouble knocking over anyone who isn't Johnny Gaudreau (not literally, but he will not be a C checking player). NHL17TradeDeadline.bin NHL17skipDeadlineFinal.zip
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    I don't mind the comments. The thing about making custom ROMs is that they can be whatever you want them to be. Obviously I'll never make a cent off doing these, and I'm never going to please every one, so I choose to make them along the rough guidelines of the original rom. I feel it's an important part of the game to have real separation between the big stars. More important however, is not every team being jacked up to the overall quality of the best 2 or 3 teams in the original. Most teams will put out a NLC lineup of players in the 70s in my ROM. The Crosby, Ovechkin, McDavid will be 90s. The excellent-but-not quite there will be 80s or thereabouts. Playing the original ROM with mortal players just plays different, and I don't want every game in my ROM to feel like a game with the allstar teams in 94 original blend where nearly every skater is 80ish. Some things that do separate my ROM player ratings from 94 is that defensemen skate better and hit less, and the goalies are better. I feel this is a fair reflection of how the NHL has changed since the early 90s. This generally leads to fewer goals too, which also seems fair. Either way, a team in my 2017 ROM wouldn't be out of place in original 94. For instance, you look at Skip's ROM with a team like the red wings. They have 5 FWs 76 or higher, 2 77 dmen, and 2 goalies in the 70s. That would be one of the top teams in the original ROM. This year in real life, the Wings are a last place team, and guys like Dylan Larkin are looking at a 30-point season, yet is a 78 in that ROM. NOT IN MY HOUSE BROTHER. I suspect the approach of skip's rom is more popular for some whiz-bang gameplay, but that's not the way 94 was designed to be played. Neither approach is "correct", but I really like the idea of keeping original gameplay feel and team/player differentiation. Playing with last place teams should play quite differently that first place---not just slightly less good but still all-star quality players from the original 94. Again, otherwise I wouldn't bother make a ROM that just does the same thing as Skip's because there would be no point!
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    Yes....that is actually Halifax in Halifax. Long story short, I had vacation days forced upon me so I decided to use them to head back to home home.....and figured I might was well throw on a tourney for all the Nova scotia buds I know that played online many years ago but wouldn't/couldn't come to Toronto. When: Saturday, April 1st. 2pm to 11:00pm Where: Bubba Ray's Sports Bar, Spring Garden Road, Halifax. What? 2:00pm NES Ice hockey 4:00pm SEGA NHL'94 6:30pm SNES NHL'94. Register here: http://www.retrothon.com/registration.html
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    HEADS UP -- The 2017 Long Island Retro Gaming Expo dates have been set for August 12th and 13th. There WILL be another NHL'94 tournament held there run by Evan, Chaos, and myself (and possibly other volunteers), but it's too early to have any more details at this time. There's always the possibility of organizing some '94 community event on Friday the 11th as well if we get folks coming in for this. The location will be closer to the city than last year located at the Cradle Of Aviation Museum in Garden City -- https://www.cradleofaviation.org/ We know there will be a big KO94II event sometime in the fall, so this could be a good preparation tourney!
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    I have amassed way too much Sega Genesis Hardware over the years. And as the price has gone up here is some knowledge if you are thinking about owning sega hardware. Prices have went up quite a bit in the last 10 years. Hard to find a deal on EBAY anymore. Sometimes Craigslist you can get a steal but the resellers normally gobble them up first. Those chain Goodwills know the prices on these as well and sell them online instead in stores. If buying on EBAY "No cables to test sega, as is" means it doesn't work Gamestop has went back into retro sales and their prices are competitive if you want to buy now instead of searching for a deal. Try to stay with OG Consoles, Controllers, adapters etc. Most third party stuff is crap The 3rd party 2-1 Consoles I bought was horse poop. couldn't play all the games and controller pad broke after 1st week. Think the brand started with a "y" Main 3 party offenders https://www.amazon.com/Generic-Classic-Genesis-6-Button-Controller/dp/B01LYRONFT/ref=pd_sbs_63_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=V3CFQXJ70P32EE216VMK These Controllers break within the 1st hour https://www.amazon.com/AC-Adaptor-Nintendo-Super-Genesis/dp/B000F0QJIM/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1489499379&sr=1-1&keywords=3+in+1+power+cord these 3 in 1 adapters won't power up a Sega Genesis 1 even though they are sold that way A Nintendo AC Adapter will power up your Sega Genesis 1 but it runs on different current and will eventually fry your sega Sega 1 Power AC adapters and Sega 2 POWER AC adapters are not interchangeable, same goes for TV hook ups. These TV hookups are great! Much better than the COAX for picture quality https://www.amazon.com/Sega-Genesis-Standard-Cable-Bulk-Packaging/dp/B002FY0CM0/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1489499476&sr=1-1&keywords=sega+genesis+tv+adapter New Flat Screen TV's play the game faster than a CRT. I'll post more as they come to me and others feel free to put tips here as well.
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    www.twitch.tv/trojan1979 is where the action will be streamed.
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    Alright, I haven't tested this as much as I usually do, but hopefully first time's a charm! Please let me know if you catch any problems/errors and I'll do 1.1 or or whatever. nhl2017deadline.zip
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    Alright boys, the world has gone long enough without an NHL2017 rom. I'm sure there's mistakes in here, but it's time to put it out there. The usual features: -Current lines, logos, and uniforms -Player pictures for no-line-change starters -Checking bug fix -Graphic hacks for benches, faceoff boxes, crease, trapezoid -Anniversary center ice logos for PHI, PIT, STL, NYR, LA I'm sure there are mistakes in there regarding rosters and numbers, so feed back is welcome for fixes for a 1.1 release. nhl2017.zip
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    http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1451445-he-shoots-he-scores-.-.-.-at-bubba-ray’s-in-halifax He shoots, he scores . . . at Bubba Ray’s in Halifax BEN COUSINS STAFF REPORTER Published March 17, 2017 - 6:27pm Bubba Ray’s Sports Bar on Spring Garden Road. A hockey video game tournament is offering the people of Halifax a chance to relive their childhood. The event — at Bubba Ray’s Sports Bar on Spring Garden Road April. 1— will have players competing against each other on the classic hockey video game NHL 94. NHL 94 is one of the earliest hockey video games and the first to have both the NHL and the NHLPA on board. Earlier games featured just the players’ names or the NHL team names, not both. NHL 94 also introduced the one-timer slap shot and manual goaltending. “It was pretty extravagant,” said event organizer Darrell Sampson in a phone interview Friday. “From that point, people fell in love with it.” The idea came about when Sampson’s friend was filming a documentary on the game and needed to get some shots from a tournament. With the growth of modern e-sports — where people compete against each other in modern-day video games for big prizes — Sampson still believes there’s a market for tournaments with retro games. Sampson has had a hand in organizing similar tournaments in Saskatoon, Toronto, Green Bay, New York and a future one in Las Vegas. The Vegas tournament will have more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. “It’s hard to say if NHL 94 will get big enough to be considered an e-sport . . . but you might have a small following,” Sampson said. Unlike most e-sports competitions, you don’t have to be an NHL 94 expert to stand a chance. Sampson says anyone with a bit of knowledge when it comes hockey video games can pull off a win. “When I was in Toronto I played against a guy who never played before, and he actually won a game.” Sampson says he expects 15-20 people to attend the Halifax tournament. He has lowered the usual price to attract more competitors. A Facebook group for the event has more than 80 people either attending or interested. To register for the tournament visit: http://www.retrothon.com/registration.html.
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    I actually get annoyed with this stuff. I realize some guys get out ahead of other guys in their games played. Season set for 56 games and 8 weeks. We are 16 days into the season, and we are at 49% of games completed. Basically 6 weeks left, and I'd say we are well ahead of pace. If we get to mid April, and it's the same guys still behind, I get something like this. If you are PM'ing a guy, messaging specifically that player on Discord (AIM in the past), and also calling them out on the forum, and they are NOT responding to you with any response, then please forward this information over to me. I will get them to reply or replace them. AGAIN, just showing up when we are available, asking for games, and announcing it dead isn't accurate. For those trying to finish their season EARLY, the following guys are going to be hard to play right now: J&J was sick and then on vacation. Scheduled to return March 19th. Lupz is dying and might not ever recover! (He's been laid up in bed for 2-3 weeks now. All jokes aside, get better bro.) Ice has been traveling for work and backed up. The few nights he was clear for lots of games, noone was around. Atomic is dealing with a computer issue that is causing his league games to be lagged beyond. Pearate is dealing with something similar and might be part of his lower participation rate. Darko is in France and is a f&cker. PM him when you know you will be around on a weekend, and he's normally good to find games> CBK does not OFTEN log into the AIM/DISCORD setup. I find sending him a PM in the past was the best way to get games with him. CHEF is generally up really early in the AM and as such, goes to bed really early. Guys looking for games with him who DO NOT find themselves on closer to 6 pm to 7 pm eastern should consider trying to set up via PM or Discord a private conversation when you could schedule a game.
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    "Given the dates, my guess is that that was a game for Sony since Park Place was out of the EA fold by then and had been signed by Sony for a bunch of titles for the early PlayStation. A disaster, that's another story." From Michael Brooks
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    My goal is to try to keep the range of player ratings from the original rom where only solid allstars get into the 80s rating range and if you're not first line or close to it you're not in 70s either. This will result in slower play than ROMs like skip's where his ratings result in about +10-15 overall for every player compared to where I rate guys, and nearly every team has several guys in the high 70s and higher in his ROM. Way too many 5/6 agilities/speeds IMO! I guess that affects player AI too? Different strokes for different folks! I also think it's good to have different approaches, otherwise there's not much reason for skip and I to be doing the same thing!
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    In my experience to this point, Hyperkin's solution is the only thing that wasn't a big pile of aids in the 3rd party space. I'm certain there may be a viable option out there that I haven't gotten my hands on. To be fair, Sega has some 6 button options out there that aren't very good, as there was more than one variety of controller. Most of our controllers look like this one, and it's our favorite.
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    Is it even possible to reel young players in? These kids have seen more naked women on their phones in one hour than my grand pappy saw in his entire life. How can you compete with that kind of media? Many of them have only lived in a time when you press a button and the world is delivered to you. The process of using emulators, a separate chat app, uploading games and all that rigamarole might be too involved for them to care, when you can just play games on your phone with the flick of your thumb. I think the interest around Pixelated Heroes will be the widest net the site has ever casted in terms of drawing in unique traffic from hockey fans, NHL'94 fans, and old-school gamers. It might be a good idea to start developing a strategy or landing page for those folks.
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    Like a moth to a flame, I knew Segathon would be lured out of his, NHL'95-Fuhrer-bunker. It's about time the rest of the world know the true nature of your occult, video-hockey "tournament". It's all just a front for Nazi sympathizers to have clandestine meetings.
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    This debate has finally come to an end with this super scientific scoring method by NARCH_TV For those who can't sit through / find the results 1 - Sega Genesis 2 - Sega CD 3 - Super Nintendo
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    yah just a little spot on the basement wall...here is the finished product in a "nice" frame.
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    I've never posted on these forums before, but this subject made me feel compelled to reply. To really understand why NHL '94 is so special to many of us, you would have to have lived during the era when it was released. If you are a teenager who was born just before, when, or just after this game was released you will never really understand. It is us old timers (and I use the term loosely as I am only 23) who played this game when it was originally released that will appreciate it the most. Let me elaborate: Growing up, I played two hockey games for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Ice Hockey and later, Blades of Steel. When Blades of Steel was released I was completely floored as it looked amazing and had the most realistic hockey action I had played up to that point. When I was 7 years old in the fall of 1991, NHL Hockey was released for the SEGA Genesis. A friend of mine got the game immediately. To say that I was in awe would be an understatement. Not only did the game feature real NHL teams with real logos and team colors, but players were also featured. Later I would find that it was only player NUMBERS that were included in the game and not actual player names as EA did not have the license from the NHLPA, but that is besides the point. The fact that numbers, team colors, logos, cities, etc were included and were accurate was amazing. On top of this, real penalties and rules were enforced. Penalties were given based on true to life infractions rather than given to players for losing a fight, and off sides could be enforced. And to add icing to the cake, the player could use a password system to guide a team through the playoffs to the Stanley Cup. Gameplay was also amazing as the graphics combined with a new perspective (north and south rather than east and west) making this game a totally new experience. This game was truely leaps and bounds ahead of anything I had seen before. I tried to purchase the game for months but it was continually sold out where I lived (St. Louis) and I never did get it. But the rumors at school began to circulate in the fall of 1992 that a newer version of the game was coming out... this one had extra letters added for some reason... NHLXWYZ or something, but it was essentially the same game. In early 1993 I finally found and purchased NHLPA Hockey '93. This game featured real player names and numbers among other gameplay refinements and improvements (such as organ music and player injuries). I was puzzled as to why EASN was at center ice rather than team logos but this was only a minor flaw. I would later realize it was because EA had the NHLPA license but not an NHL license to team names, logos, and the Stanley Cup could not appear in the game. Despite this, the gameplay and features still improved and it was really a quality experience. That brings us to NHL '94. This game finally tied everything together with NHL and NHLPA licenses. Team names and logos appeared in the game along with player names and numbers and even photos. The gameplay and animations also reached their pinnacle. This truely was the crowning achievement of three years of work on the same game engine. Small things like real team themed organ music (such as "When the Blues go Marching In" for St. Louis and Chicago's theme), improved crowd animations, breaking glass, hats on the ice for hat tricks, players getting checked into the bench, and of course the one timer made this game stand tall above the previous releases. That is why this game is still so revered. It is the game where the NHL and NHLPA licenses finally met and the gameplay and graphics were refined for three years to reach the top of the mountain. NHL '95 also awed me with the addition of full season play, player awards, trades, and the ability to create players but the gameplay itself was lacking as they completely changed the game engine. The graphics were worse, the sound effects were worse, the crowd noise was annoying.... I even disliked the organ music. Had they simply taken NHL '94, updated the rosters and added all of those other features, we would be at an NHL '95 website right now. Unfortunately that is not the case and NHL '94 turned out to be the best game in the series. Lastly, I think it is important to note the standards that were held at that time. I remember being amazed by the Big Boo in Super Mario World, and a group of us kids sitting around with our mouths dropped in stunned silence over watching a friend play Sonic the Hedgehog for the first time. With each new generation of video games our expectations rise higher and higher and we are not as easily impressed. When these games were released it was a huge jump from what we had before. Games now are only a small hop above what was previously released. Therefore nostalgia is another reason there is such a fanbase for this game. We remember playing it when our expectations were different and we had a blast. Fond memories were formed, and in my case at least, life was much simpler at that time. Anyway, I'm done with the long winded post but I thought I'd add my two cents and reasons for loving this game.
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    Unfortunate Swedish Translation for the word "Final" in Elitserien 95 the Swedish Port of NHL 95
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    Those really make the picture A LOT nicer. I didn't have one until last year.
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    Thanks for insights, for some reason when I DL the ROM it put an extra space in the ROM title. Once we named them the same we were good to go.
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    Recent update provided me puts Coachmac at 90% going, that would be our 3rd out of state player. Who else is going to make the trip?
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    @segathon I am fairly certain I fixed it. I think we were running different versions of the client software. I've been working on a Tecmo Server project and forgot to swap out to the default Gens client. I've hooked up a few instances and was able to connect no problem. Let's give it a go again this weekend. Holler at your boy & check your email.
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    WT BUG FIXED C/B FIXED Music matched to appropriate teams. I believe this is the first rom to capture the Original Expansion era (1967-70) It only lasted 3 years until Buffalo and Vancouver came along in 1970 and Slapshot made a rom for every year. Which by the way I used his roms as the base for all my Original 6 and other historic roms. Player cards for all starters Fred Cusick as the Host PRO SET sponsor of Scoreboard and 3 stars Mustaches and hair become a thing in the 70's as did cool goalie mask. Tony Esposito wasn't cold much as he won the Vezina and Calder with 15 shutouts in 63 GP. Bobby Orr won the Hart, Norris and Smythe as he and Phil Esposito ran away as the top 2 scorers. Hockey came to California, Pennsylvannia, and the Midwest. As well as colorful uniforms. 1970 Playoff Brackets The playoffs expanded to 8 teams. The NHL used an interesting Handicapping system to drive up interest in the new markets. The Original 6 were all placed together in the East Division with the Top 4 advancing just as they had in the past. The Expansion 6 were all placed together in the West Division with the Top 4 advancing which guaranteed an Expansion Club of making the Finals. St. Louis went and lost all 3 years (68, 69,70) All team and sim data set to reflect 1970. Team ratings based on season points. Chicago won the League Championship even though they tied with the Bruins with 99 points based on more wins. East Division West Division Chicago 99 St. Louis 86 Boston 99 Pittsburgh 64 Detroit 95 Minnesota 60 New York 92 Oakland 58 Montreal 92 Philadelphia 58 Toronto 71 Los Angeles 38 Montreal missed the playoffs with 92 points while Oakland got in with 58. The Divisions still played the 1 v 3 and 2 v 4 format. Playoffs Pittsburgh beat Oakland 4-0 St. Louis beat Minnesota 4-2 Boston beat New York 4-2 Chicago beat Detroit 4-0 Semis St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 4-2 Boston beat Chicago 4-0 Finals Boston beat St. Louis 4-0 Ending with Bobby Orr's famous cup clinching flying goal in OT. Regular season rom with no overtime HockeyNight70.bin Stanley Cup rom with 20 minute overtime HockeyNight70sc.bin
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    Thanks for your kind well thought out response. I took your original post wrong.
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    Hey Guys, I'm back in the editing suite this month. (had to take Jan/Feb off due to the editors schedule). I'm Just throwing this out there. I have a list of NHL '94 and NHLPA '93 gameplay shots I need for the film. Mostly 5 to 10 seconds of specific in-game events. For an example "Gretzky's head bleeding" and "Glass Breaking" kind of shots. I was hoping someone on the Fourm here could help out. The footage can be dumped with the use of an emulator and in as high resolution as possible. I can provide a shot list and the timeline I will need them by is about 4 weeks. As payment, I can offer you something very very special a signed copy of NHL '94 by Mark Lesser also IMDB Credit and your name in the movies credits. If anyone can help with this just let me know in the thread or email me at mikeymcbryan@gmail.com Cheers, Mikey
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    I'm happy to do this for Genesis. Send me your list!
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    BTW you should really be at our tournament, missing the boat my friend!
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    Segathon, thanks for the reply. I agree, the cross crease shot will go in way more than the B shot, but at least you can defend it by hitting the guy or using the goalie (unless you are stuck on the dreaded dead man). We'll try to get the eephus on video... Thx!
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    Great stuff fellas! We have a small group of guys playing 95 and we don't really understand all the hate. It's a blast, and I grew up playing 94 way more. Anyways, something has come up with us recently and this seems to be the perfect place to float it out to see what others know. We outlawed the 'B shot' because it goes in way too often (especially in the south end) and there seems to be no way to defend it with any consistency. Recently on a breakaway going south, I tapped C and tried a VERY slow shot in hopes of putting home a rebound. My opponent on manual goalie hit C and it went through him clean at like 2 mph. The same thing happened several times with very few saves until he stopped pressing C and just let it hit the goalie. Have you guys had this happen? Not that it should matter, but all of this took place in 2 on 2 practice mode, which we play a lot. We might outlaw this move too, but it does seem that you can stop it if you don't hit C as the goalie. Crazy that after 20+ years you can still run into new things. We have messed around with it and it happens a lot more often with bad goalies and only seems to work going south. Thoughts? Has anybody tried/seen this? Thanks! JJ
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    I thought he looked familiar!
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    Cabarello two sport athlete (tecmo) and I heard he's a ringer in NBA Jam too.
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    Putting a list together of Scoring Moves for players that are starting up again and may not remember from 20 years ago #1 Cut Across AKA Cheater Move -Master this Move and you have a punchers chance of beating anyone #2 One Timer - The Classy Move - Great add on to the Cut Across Move when player defends cut across pass to Center for One Timer Goal #3 Triple Deke - This one got nerfed from '93/'94 You got to get in really close to make it work #4 Pass Shot AKA "Down B" "Bastard Goal" - Make sure no teammates are in front of you as it may pass to them instead.
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    thank you. I think it is extremely hard to do. alot of the game comes from knowing how to put yourself in position. Depch gets extremely snake bit with both the goalie falling over especially the second time (the other was a good hard play.) Then Gilmour plays like he is cold as ice! One of the easiest pointers I see is at like 27:40; the puck is firmly inside the blue line which will pull the d men into the offensive zone, and then the loose puck headed towards the boards. Did Depch make a mistake coming across? Not sure. I personally would have skated backwards but I'm in the minority with that one. Plabax clearly jumps on the opportunity to create a pretty much insta break. Similarly the last Gilmour one timer at 28:06 is setup by the pass before the one timer. Anyway, I love watching these. Thanks
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    You used to be somebody I could trust.
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    This game is a gem. I believe the series went south in a lot of ways in 96.
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    3rd place Finisher Kevin Cabarello with the prepay!
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    I took a stab at finally doing some video commentary on game 5. I decided on game 5 because the series was 2-2 at that point and I figured both players were engrossed in the series, and this would be as good as any game. There's no pre-planned thoughts or edits, it's just me watching and commenting on some things that I see that I thought might be helpful for the "closing the B player gap" thread. I hope it's somewhat useful for folks...it could also be a complete waste of 30 minutes, lol. But it was a fun first attempt. Thanks to Depch for posting the krecs. If anyone watches, let me know what you liked/didn't like, etc...so if I do this again I can tweak it. One thing worth noting -- this is specific to this game. Meaning, this is Plabax vs Depch in a Plablegs playff game, and it's one game. Both of these guys may play different vs. different opponents, with different teams, or even in this series (I didn't watch any other game). Adaptability is key with A-level players. Boxscore reference: http://nhl94online.com/html/pl_box_score.php?gameid=6996
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. Had to stay focused, composed and put it all on the line vs a heavyweight like Raph. I have loads of respect for him, he's helped me recognize the crappy habits in my game so that I can fix them. Don't know what else to say. A man of few words I guess....when I'm not in complaint mode. Should be a wild series up next.
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    Sorry for slacking I'll be around tonight and this weekend to play some catch up!
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    Final Rom will be finished within the hour. No further changes allowed.