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  1. Chicago wins an epic 7 game series against Dallas to move on to the GENS B-2 finals. Home was the place to be in this series as the teams went winless on the road. Roenick & Co. shot lights out in game one, putting up 8 goals and cruising to a relatively easy 8-5 victory. Game two was a little tighter, with the action tied 2-2 late in the 3rd. Chicago erupted with two quick goals and prevailed to a 4-2 victory. Back in Dallas, Russ Courtnall woke up and starting finding the back of the net. Dallas finally started to find an answer for Belfour, putting up 6 goals. The held the lead most of the game and finished with a 6-4 victory. Game 4 was an unexpected defensive battle. Both teams clamped down on defense while Belfour and Casey made some great saves. Some missed open nets and some wacky shooting (I believe this was the game when Roenick shattered the glass from point blank) didn't help. Dallas went up 1-0 early in the 3rd and it basically stayed that way until a last minute breakaway by Modano. Now that the series was tied 2-2, the teams went back to Chicago. Late in the 3rd period, Chicago was up 3-2 with a little over a minute left. PENALTY SHOT DALLAS! Courtnall danced around like a fool, trying to get Belfour to move, and ultimately hit the POST! A momentum changer for sure! Chicago came back with a quick goal to put it away at 4-2. Back home in Dallas, the Stars were up 3-2 late in the 3rd. Chicago pulls the goalie with a faceoff deep in Dallas territory. Roenick gets the puck and the Dallas' collective sphincter tightens up! As Roenick begins to juke and deke in the center, a timely hold by Tinordi causes JR to lose the puck. Quick outlet to Modano and an empty net goal seals the game, 4-2. And here we go! GAME 7! Tensions were high in this win-or-go home game. A Roenick slapper from the blue line ripped through Casey's legs in the first minute and another quick goal followed for a quick Chicago 2-0 lead. A Dallas timeout followed by a late period Dallas goal by Courtnall saw the 1st period end 2-1 CHI. Dallas played hard in the 2nd, controlling the puck, trying to avoid crushing hits, and managed to get the lead 3-2 after the 2nd. The Blackhawks came back early in the 3rd period to tie it up 3-3. The flow of the game swung back and forth and ended on a play that encapsulated the series. Courtnall busts through with a scoring chance, dekes to his backhand over Belfour and hits the post! (his favorite target). Chicago comes roaring back and scores with a little under a minute left to go up 4-3. The last minute felt like it lasted forever for Chicago, and ultimately went too quickly for the Stars. Final 4-3. Both coaches finally exhale. Great games, great series. Don't know if I remembered it quite correctly, but it was definitely exciting! Good luck to Comeback and Chicago in the GENS B-2 Finals!
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    Comeback's dumb '94 computer questions

    A driver is just a set of instructions a computer uses to understand how to run a piece of hardware. For example, when you initially attach a printer to your computer, your computer won't know how it works until it gets instructions, a.k.a. the driver. Driver version updates are dependent on each piece of hardware. So, you have a driver for every piece of hardware attached to your computer, each with it's own version. Having said that, I don't believe there is a specific driver for NHL'94, or the emulator as they are both software.
  3. Tried to get exhibitions against Eggink444 last night and we had two quick desynchs within the first minute of the game. We used server, both had low ping (<50). I was thinking one issue may be that I was using a 3-button controller and he was using 6. I have a 6, but was too lazy to switch. It was also late, so we decided to try again another time. Anyway, just wanted to throw this out there as something to look for that MAY cause desynchs. I'll make sure to always have my 6-button when playing this ROM.
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    GDL 8 And Beyond Waiting List

    Please put me on the list! Thank you.
  5. If you need one more, ill play. AIM: KingRaph. Gens B2, dibs on the Rangers, if possible.
  6. Will the draft order reverse in the non-protect (even) rounds, or will I be picking last in each of those even rounds?
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    Summit 'B' Players availability

    USA B I'm usually available from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am (EST) M-F. Weekends are inconsistent to list, but I try to accommodate times for other players. Great idea for the thread -- hope to get some B vs B summit happening!
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    I would think the majority of noobs who join would consider themselves A, or B at worst. It's not until you get RAPON by some A leaguer that you realize you've got some catching up to do. Thanks again Halifax (and Evan and all moderators!) -- we know you're doing a great job and appreciate all the thought and work you put in!
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    Blitz 06 - Team switch free-for-all

    kingraph/oooraphooo drops BUF and picks up DAL -- cities only.
  10. Sebe, I can give you Buffalo for Anaheim if you like.
  11. I wanted to take a look at the Buffalo roster, but I'm getting an error message. Same with the other team links. I guess you're updating the site? Is there another source where I can see the current rosters? Looking forward to playing!
  12. Okay...other choice is Anaheim. After that, buffalo, edm, Quebec.
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    When I'm not playing 94....

    Rock on, pops!
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    2011 Spring Classic Playoff Matchups Are Up!

    Kupuck and I played our games (WIN vs DAL GENS B-2) and posted them up in the "confirm scores" section earlier in the week -- do we have to log them in again, or will you update it on your end?
  15. I voted 10 for customer service as I feel you guys do a great job with responding/moderating the forums. My only suggestion, as mentioned before, is some better organization. After getting used to the forums, I can follow the logic and navigate through with no real problems, but it does take some time getting used to. I just feel there may be a better way to organize it. Wish I could provide a better suggestion, but I haven't thought about it enough. Still, GREAT job guys.
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    I was thinking about this for a while too. I'm sure determining the mix between really good (weak A, good B ) players and newbies is difficult. I can see the reason for trying to group players by skill level, but a little mix is beneficial too. For example, the bottom rung of "A" players and the top rung of "B" players seem to be at the same level (depending on how you categorize, I've played both). They will do well in B, but not so well in A. However, and I think you'll agree, playing against "A" caliber players is the best way to learn and grow. I'm sure the same is true for lower-ranked B players who play the best in B. It seems to me, a new person who joined this classic season, that the Spring'10 season was best organized by skill level. It had the A B C divisions and that makes sense. There's definitely an "elite" level of players out there (A) who will beat any good B player consistently, those who are really good ( B ) players who can occasionally win an A. And the newbie level of C players and other players who can't improve in B. Looking at the standings, the player divisions seem correct. Most of you A leaguers all know each others' skill level at this point and would agree with the divisions (with the occasional gripe). As someone who took over Winnipeg in the middle of the season for the A division this year, I got to play against a bunch of A players (as well as exhibitions) and I learned the most from playing people better than me. (in my defense, I also managed to win a few games). Now that I'm hooked on '94 again, my goal, as is Comeback's and all other '94 addicts, is to get into that A league and compete with the best of them! However, the only way to get better is to play the best. At the end of the day, I don't know what is best -- skill parity or mixing it up. Pros and Cons for both. Either way, major kudos to Chaos and Halifax for organizing this league. It's not easy, and you guys do a great job. Simply said, this is f'in awesome. I'll be back next season for sure.
  17. Game 1 DAL 3 @ WIN 4 (WIN 1 - 0) Game 2 DAL 7 @ WIN 6 (TIED 1-1) Game 3 WIN 3 @ DAL 4 (DAL 2-1) Game 4 WIN 5 @ DAL 8 (DAL 3-1) Game 5 DAL 6 @ WIN 2 (DAL 4-1)
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    GENS A - Beavers33 Availability

    Sounds good, I should be around Saturday evening as well.
  19. I got my last four games with you -- let me know your schedule.
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    The 2011 Summit Series

    Looking forward to playing, brah. My name is misspelled in the roster on this forum, but that's okay brah, it's correct in the game and everywhere else. Go USA...brah.
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    Dallas Stars

    I got Dallas for my rookie season in the Spring'11 classic, I was happy because I love SPEED! I always felt Dallas was a stronger team than indicated by the ratings, particularly with no line changes. I flip-flop with Modano at center (with Courtnall and Broten on wings). One thing to mention is when Modano is at Center, you can throw Courtnall, the only reliable righty, on the LW. As you mentioned, he has enough juice in his shot to slap it in with some consistency. However, as I quickly found out, most of the players in this league are pretty adept at manual goalie, and those slappers get stopped easily. The other reason I like Courtnall on the wing is his speed allows him to get a quick chance at a goal right from the faceoff. Thanks for the write-up, great as usual.
  22. If it's not too late count me in for USA