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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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    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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    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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    We are currently sitting at 13 commits, with a number of folks in the wings. While we work hard to find local talent to participate, this tournament is setup to be a destination tournament right in the heart of the Midwest, relatively easy to access from all corners of our continent. I had hoped at this point we'd see a larger commitment base from the community at large here, as that's who the tournament was made for. As of right now, the only NHL 94 community icon coming again is Angryjay93 all the way from California, and retro gaming savant Kevin Cabarello is also coming again. Coach will not be attending. There must be at least one person in the neighboring states, or Toronto that could make the trip, but I don't know who you all are yet. If anyone knows someone that you think would be willing to get in the car/plane and make it out, we'd love to have them. We will have a number of new faces at this tournament getting exposed to what NHL94 is all about, or to get re-introduced. Regardless of the final number, we are going to have an amazing time, with great food and friends! Game on!
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    I buy all my stuff from Fall Out Games in Pheonix AZ. Even tho it's crazy far away from me, its the cheapest and best quality. It's where I got all the systems for KO94 (7 Gens / 7 Snes) and all the cables and controllers all pre-tested. Scott Doss who is a manager there is a huge NHL'94 fan and has been helping me out with the doc from the early days. http://www.falloutgames.net/
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    I don't even want to know what NHL'95 translates into. It's probably some illegal, frozen-sex-act from Thailand that killed David Carradine in that Bangkok hotel room.
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    The term is scientifically sound. 'Tis a fact that during ovulation a woman's sex drive goes up: link
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    Loving the League and the rom. I am sad that my season is almost over. So here is a rundown. Blitz with no C/B check is the best way to play this game period. I do believe it is what they intended. Mess, Ray, Otto, Stevens are supposed to be beast. That said I'll play anything. 1 minute penalties are great. This is my first ever draft league and I really get the attraction of building a team to your liking. I can't handle speed and like physical players. So I drafted accordingly and love my guys. There is a great vibe in the room in Edmonton. I hope we can keep the thing going and I can draft some of my Old Time Players. We got our eyes on a kid named Gordie. If I ever play in GDL I will go pure wt bug, but of course in GDL that leaves me open to C/B. My season Review. Draft: A+, I love my team and they fit my C-mashing style. Aside from Brutus and Philly I think I have the most physical team in the league. I was nervous about drafting but I was able stay on schedule and get pretty much the team I wanted. Mess, Otto, and a top 3 goalie were my first priorities and I got all 3. I wanted bland stay at home heavy hard checking defense man so I would not be tempted to rush them up the ice and out of position as I am very prone to doing. I also wanted Brad Marsh and Dave Brown and got them both. Brad Marsh has been surprisingly useful despite his 40 rating. He is actually the only guy in 94 who played for the Atlanta Flames. He played for them in the last year 1980 in the old Omni and I saw many games during my Sophomore year of High School. Overall 16-38 vs cam"B"ell Conference 15-21 vs w"A"les Conference 1-17 (with just JJ left to play) Overtime Record 4-3 (I was 2-15 all-time in OT when season started) vs Skip 0-4 Skip dominated 3 of 4 games and then won 6-5 in OT in the last game. My pick to win the Conference vs Pearate 0-4 Belfour dominated me. I can't score on the dude. vs Jack Vandal 2-2 Very proud of getting a split with him. vs Darko 2-2 vs Atomic 2-2 vs CBK 2-2 vs Chef 4-0 Tough hard fought games. I feel like all the bounces went my way. vs Aqua 2-2 Best win of the season was a 3-2 ot thriller. My first ot win and the first time I actually jumped out of my chair and ran around the room celebrating. vs Jer 1-3 My #1 B Bud rival took 3 of 4 from me. All were great 1 goal games including an OTL thriller. He beat me Live in Toronto. Love playing this dude. Obviously lost almost all my games vs the "other" conference. But I was much more competitive. Had four 1 goal losses including an OTL to one of the top players on the site. Plus that 1 win was huge as many in our conference have none. Plus I scored a goal with Dave Brown at the end of blow out in one of these crossover games. Static, I thought would be boring but I really see very little difference every game is still very different. That said, I hope we never find a way to take momentum out of the game. I really think it is the #1 attraction to why 94 is so great. It mimics real life. As a coach for 25 years I can tell you momentum is real you can feel it and love it when it works for you and you also know the overwhelming dread when it is working against you. 94 captures that!!! I am not much for the whole mentoring, coaching, and watching video thing here on this site. Maybe that feels to much like what I do all day at my job which is coaching. AND actually I find it much less enjoyable than when we did more just line up and play like we did in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. Sports in real life have become way to analytical and defined metrics than how we use to play even 15 years ago. I like 94 for the simple kick ass fun of how hockey was back in the day and all sports were. I also think GC damages many lower level players more than it helps them. Pass Shots same thing. I found both of these things overall detriments to my game. I was better off to let Fuhr do his thing and concentrate on my defensive player. THAT said, I want to give the biggest thanks to Brutus who gave me the best piece of coaching advice, tip what ever you want to call it. He did it in one sentence. Simple, straight forward, and easy to understand. I won't share that secret with the rest of you, but it raised my game. Like a Moth to a Flame. See ya in the Playoffs and JJ hit me up when you are better!
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    One of my favourite NHL games ever. Also probably because we were able to make online leagues for this the first time. Set up your own web page, update trades during season, 20+ players constantly etc. I was once an idiot that kept my phone lines up for months so that deteriorated a relationship I had with a girl then. I must say that NHL came first and didn't think about others then, lael. I deserved all the crap I got afterwards. Legendary intro! Are you afraid of the masked man? I liked these menu tunes as well, especially menu 2, 5 & Loss theme.
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    Does this ROM let me slap around my wife somewhere in it like Bobby did?