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  1. angryjay93

    Et Tu Brute Deuce

    I'll go Edmonton.
  2. Welcome back stranger!!! One of the most retro dudes that could make a comeback!
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    Boston Bruins

    Boston Bruins Team Overview: Despite having the top defenseman in the game, Boston suffers to a lesser extent the same problem that Pittsburgh has, a weight issue. After Cam Neely and Ray Bourque, the top end skill on the team thins out very quickly and all that is left is lightweights with mediocre skill. Thankfully though, Boston can play some pretty stout D, which should make a tight checking, low scoring game a priority. Forwards: Boston can go 5-6 forwards deep, but with that said, none of them are top 25 material. After Neely there is a dearth of shooting ability, Oates is a premier passer, but his pass options get limited if Neely sits. Juneau and Donato are light weights, but aren't particularly gifted offensively; all of these issues make line building a chore. Left Wing Lock: Donato-Juneau-Oates Ted Donato: 4 weight, 3/4 skating, 3/3 shooting, 3 sth, 3 pass, 3/4 aware, Shoots: L Over time, Donato has found himself a niche as a 3rd forward because of his ability to skate and check. Donato is great in on the fore check because he can manhandle most any defenseman with a stiff body check or quick poke check. He's also a solid back checker with his ability to quickly accelerate and run down forwards. On offense though, Donato is only a bit player, he doesn't have a great nose for the net, but his shot accuracy is a little better than his rating would imply. He can occasionally make a nice pass as well thus allowing him to carry the puck up the ice on a fairly regular basis. Joe Juneau: 5 weight: 4/4 skating, 4/3 shooting, 4 sth & pass, 4/3 aware, Shoots: L Although not an ideal center, Juneau should be able to bring in some defensive intangibles to the middle of the ice while not crippling the offense. Along the same ilk of Donato, Juneau is great at pressuring the defense into turnovers and he has enough ability to capitalize on an opportunity when it presents itself. On offense, Juneau is more of a dangler than sniper because he is very hard to body off the puck. At the same time though he doesn't necessarily have the speed or shooting ability to take over a game which severely limits the amount of offense the Bruins can produce. Adam Oates: 7 weight, 5/4 skating, 3/4 shooting, 5 sth, 6 pass, 6/5 aware, Shoots: R Oates would be a great #2 guy if it weren't two things. First, Oates is primarily a set up man, but no one on this roster is a great sniper thus taking away Oates primary asset. Secondly, Oates is a middleweight, but his game is about drawing the opposition to him to set up people, thus any team filled with lightweights can really take advantage of him. Why put Oates in? He is the best skater on the team, he is defensively conscious, and he has puck skills that no one else on the team possesses. Oates has potential that no one else on the team has, its getting something out of him that can be difficult at times. This line lacks legit goal scoring ability and a true speedster, but what they can do is press and try to hem teams deep in their own zone and turn the neutral zone into a turnover filled disaster area. Hopefully these turnovers will lead to easy scoring chances. Other Combo: Donato-Oates-Juneau By putting Oates in the middle, the best one timer option is now available, the problem though is that Juneau and Donato aren't elite passers and Oates is only skilled at in close one timers. The second thing this line does is put Juneau on the right side, thus helping shield the heavier of the two Boston defenders. While this leaves Boston a little weaker in the middle defensively, the hope is that Juneau, Donato, or Sweeney can converge on any attacker in the middle. Seabass: Donato-Neely-Oates Cam Neely: 10 weight, 4/4 skating, 4/5 shot, 4 sth & pass, 5/4 aware, Shoots: R While adversely affected by the weight bug, Neely can still be a useful player in the proper role. With the most effective shot among the forwards, Neely is able to cash in on a lot of his chances from inside the blue line. At what cost though are you willing to pay for a guy who can finish? Neely is easily bodied off the puck, which severely limits his 1 on 1 ability. He is also a non-factor defensively with a complete inability to body the opposition off the puck and keep up with faster, lighter forwards. Against heavier and/or slower teams, Neely is a viable option for some one-timers. Also, Oates should have a bit more space and time to work with and create those passing lanes to find Neely. Lastly, Donato can hopefully cause some havoc and provide some big timely hits to help spring the offense from inside the Bruins zone. Other option: Dmitri Kvartalnov: 6 weight, 4/4 skating, 3/3 shot, 4 sth & pass, 4/2 aware, Shoots: L Kvartalnov is the odd man out here despite having a nice skill set. It just isn't nice enough in any one area to warrant him starting. Donato is much better defensively, Juneau is slightly better defensively and has comparative offensive skills, and Oates is a far better set up man. If injuries arise or Donato becomes ineffective on offense, Kvartalnov can provide a nice option on the wing. Forwards: 6.5/10 Defense: Boston is home to one the most mobile and offensively gifted set of defensemen in the league. While Ray Bourque, Glen Wesley, and Gord Murphy maybe a bit on the bulky side, they are suitable #2 D-men along side Don Sweeney, the best blue liner in the game bar none. Sweeney-Bourque Don Sweeney: 4 weight., 4/4 skating, 4/1 shot, 4 sth & pass, 3/4 aware, Shoots: L Look no further, this is the cream of the crop among NHL 94 defenseman. Sweeney is a slick skating, offensively gifted, hard hitting machine. Gord Hynes and Tom Pedersen are the only other 4 weight defenseman in the league, but the difference between them and Sweeney is obvious. Sweeney is a far superior skater, he can keep up with anyone in the game and more often than not, knock them on their butt. Sweeney is also dangerous with the puck because he can either send a quick pass up the ice to a streaking forward or become a rushing defenseman who can absorb a body check to make a nice deke or feed it to the open man for a scoring chance. Finding a balance with Sweeney is key though, it's tempting to carry the puck up the ice with him constantly, but doing so takes the best defender out of position. Ray Bourque: 10 weight, 5/4 skating, 5/5 shot, 5 sth & pass, 4/6 aware, Shoots: L At 99 overall, Bourque is by far the highest rated defender in the league, and its easy to see why, he has an elite rating in every category. Bourque can be a two-way force, no other defender comes close to matching his shot, he is a threat from anywhere inside the offensive zone, also his passing skills are top notch and he can quickly set up the counter attack. In cpu mode, Bourque is a killer, with 6 checking he has the tendency to knock over anyone in his path and is great at snuffing out passes. On the downside though, he can leave himself out of position with questionable rushes up the ice in CPU mode leaving the Bruins in an odd man situation defensively. Also, when controlled by the user, he loses all his checking power and turns into a big softie with or without the puck. Bourque is still widely considered to be a top 10-15 defenseman, but his weight can be a real issue at times. Sweeney-Wesley Glen Wesley: 8 weight, 5/4 skating, 4/1 shot, 4 sth & pass, 3/4 aware, Shoots: L Wesley is in the mode of Bourque light, he still has the elite 5/4 skating, but all the offensive skills take a considerable hit making less effective as a two way force. Wesley is a very solid #2 option, his skating can get a team out of sticky situations and it can also be used as a weapon to push the tempo from the backend. Body checking isn't Wesley's forte, but his great skating aids him in being able to deftly poke check the puck away and start looking for options on offense. Other Option: Gord Murphy: 8 weight, 5/4 skating, 4/1 shot, 3 sth & pass, 2/3 aware, Shoots: R Similarly skilled to Wesley, Murphy is another swift skating option for the Bruins blue line. If a natural right defenseman is desired for the #2 job, then Murphy is the guy for it with his right handed shot and not too much skill is lost in the Wesley-Murphy trade off. The one new issue that might be run into with Murphy is his low awareness rating. While he may net get lost on offense too often, his defense awareness leaves much to be desired and he can get lost in his own zone fairly easily leaving passing lanes wide open. If this turns out to be the case, use Wesley or Bourque, they have ample skating, passing, and shooting abilities to make up for playing on their opposite side. Lastly, most of the offensive combos for Boston put their heaviest winger on the right, pair that with a heavy right D-man and things can get a little soft on that side. If facing a light, fast, highly skilled winger, don't be afraid to move Sweeney over to the right to help balance out the formation. While you may lose Bourque's blistering slapper, the defense gained might be enough to eek out a win. Defense Rating: 8.5/10 Goalie Zone: Boston has one of the rare instances where both goalies have similar ratings, the thing to watch out for in this instance is the awareness ratings. John Blue has a 5/5, Andy Moog a 2/2, this artificially inflates Blue's ratings making him look better then he really is. Stick with Andy in this situation, with his 4/4 skating, 4 weight, and 4/3/4/3 save ratings, he is a great manual goalie to use and is also very solid in CPU mode, he typically performs very well leagues and has had a few seasons among the league leaders. Goalie Rating: 7.5/10 Bottom Line: Make no mistake about it, Boston is not an offensive dynamo, they are a hard working, hard hitting, defensive minded team. A quick hit offense and a suffocating defense will help rack up the wins no matter what team they are up against.
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    Boston Bruins

    Hey Everybody, I have posted my first official team breakdown and I changed the format a little bit to make it easier to digest. The first half of the video is a more basic team breakdown for a crowd looking for something a bit more basic. For anyone wanting a bit more information, the second half of the video talks a bit more about different matchups for Boston among other things as I play an exhibition against the CPU. Since this feature is in its beginning stages, I highly encourage any suggestions to help improve the content moving forward. There are 25 more teams so there is certainly time to adjust if needed. Other than that, I hope everyone enjoys!
  5. 30 or less I'm in. I'm out on anything over. I'm not trying to suggest the length of the season, just being honest with the commitment I can make.
  6. Any expectation of number of games during regular season yet?
  7. Hey Everybody, I've created some new content (2 videos) on my Youtube channel and wanted to share for anyone who is interested. The first video which I have below is Part 1 of my most recent content. It has a brief introduction of myself and why I'm starting a channel. There will be more to come regarding myself but this video does a good job of starting to paint that picture. Also, I started a cup run with San Jose that is more unique from the typical cup run against the computer. In short, I attempt to use every player on the San Jose roster for one game with a twist at the end...I pull the goalie in the Stanley Cup Final and try to win without one. The second video has me breaking down the San Jose Sharks (Sega Version) team strategy/roster. I think I got a little carried away with how much time I spent on the team as this video runs a bit long but I figured if I have too much material it will be easier to focus on cutting things out rather than finding a way to elaborate more. Anyways, all the info on San Jose is there and I hope to do something like this for all the teams before we head off to Vancouver for King of 94 III. Also, after I breakdown SJ I complete my cup run which has a pretty tense finish at the end. Please don't be afraid to leave questions or comments whether it be here or on the youtube videos. I really want/need the feedback to help me produce better content for us. I really want to build the hype and draw more people to our events later this year and hope enough people here feel the same about that. I'm going to do my best to continue to produce these videos and will keep the community up to date as they are released!
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    Angryjay 93: Youtube Channel Updates

    Here is my latest video, I think it will be the final one before I get into team breakdowns. I realized it would be important to talk about what the attributes and ratings mean in the game before I go in depth talking it for every team. This is again directed more towards people looking to obtain a greater understanding of the game in general. Any and all feedback is welcome. Enjoy!
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    Angryjay 93: Youtube Channel Updates

    Hey everyone, I just posted a new video today talking about the CB check. It's short but hopefully informative. Things I've Been Working On: - The audio should be better as i picked up a mic recently. I still need to fine tune how things sound but I'm kind of tone deaf. Feel free to provide any feedback. - I think the game footage should be closer to 4:3 and be easier on the eyes. Things I'm getting around too soon: - I'm having someone work on a background for the stream. This should help with the layout considerably. - I need to reshape the webcam so that it's a bit easier to view - The lighting is still a work in progress. It's been difficult fine tuning this as I still have a spot to consistently film from. I think once I figure that out and the background situation then the presentation should be more up to snuff. Right now I'm just trying to build good habits (putting in the work to create content) and relying on the quality of the information. Again, I'm open to feedback and am hoping I can continue to improve at this as I start to dive into the team Breakdowns pretty soon here.
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    [October 28, 2018 - Vancouver, BC] - KING of '94 III

    Don't worry about me bud, I'll be there for sure.
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    Angryjay 93: Youtube Channel Updates

    I like the mic recommendation Chaos, now I have some pretty obvious options. Yes, I'm using OBS, still pretty new to it.
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    Angryjay 93: Youtube Channel Updates

    Thank you for the feedback Smoz, the items you pointed out are certainly some of the things I really want to work on and make better. I'm working on getting a more specialized overlay that should present a much cleaner looking product overall. I'm not quite sure how to achieve the 4:3 ratio with the game video or face cam but we can take that conversation off forum if needed to help make that process more clear to me. Space for me is indeed limited as I don't have a dedicated area in which to complete my work, something small and portable like you mentioned could be perfect for me. The sound is an issue that has been brought up a few times already and I do want to find a solution to this issue. Within the next month I hope to have a lot of this figured out and I really do appreciate the help here.
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    Angryjay 93: Youtube Channel Updates

    I just posted my newest video on youtube. It's the first video in my beginner series where I explain some of the finer points of NHL '94 that newer people may not know. These videos are directed towards newer people but vets are also encouraged to watch and contribute if they like. I'm still working on my Team breakdowns for GENS and will hopefully be able to record my video for Boston over the weekend. The script is ready to go, I just need to shoot footage.
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    Angryjay 93: Youtube Channel Updates

    Hey guys, I just want to give a little bit of an update here since I haven't posted anything new in about 10 days now. I'm starting to work on a beginner series to be paired up with King of 94 III signups which should be announced in the upcoming weeks. I'm going to direct these videos more towards our newer people on the forums and people signing up for their first live tournament. The first video of this series should be ready to go up tonight or tomorrow. I'm also working on my team breakdowns as well, I hope to have a new one up within a week and it should be much shorter in duration. I'm aiming for about 20-25 minutes in duration. I'm not looking to whittle down on content, I just want to be more efficient with it is all. Once the next video goes up, I'll be sure to share it on the website for all to see.
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    Anyone in los angeles down to scrum?

    Hey bud welcome to the site! I'm from northern CA and had a similar problem with the local talent being pretty thin. I find myself going to Nevada to play another member of the community named Coach Mac. Are you able to hop online to play? That will be the best way for you to face quality players on a more regular basis. We had a few guys from the LA area who were active but it's been a few years since we have heard from them. It would be nice to get more guys from LA so that one day we could hold a tournament in CA with a lot of local players. The best we have so far is that the next King of 94 which takes place in October will be held in Vancouver, Canada. Thats just a couple hour flight and you'd get to stay in your own time zone.
  16. Line 1A LW - A lightweight left handed speedster, more play maker than sniper (Ex: Cliff Ronning) C- Speedster with a good shot, preferably left handed (Ex: Pavel Bure) RW - Right handed speedster with more one on one capabilities (Ex: Tony Granato or Selanne if i was greedy) I'm not picky about defenders or goalies. Obviously higher rated is better but as long as the defenders have 4 agility and 4 passing then I'm happy. Goalies need to have 4 agility and be 6 weight or less, the rest is details.
  17. Hey everyone, I've been working behind the scenes the last month or so to get an NHL '94 Youtube channel and live stream going. On this channel I hope to provide content on the following items: -Live Game Analysis -Team Breakdowns -How to Videos -Challenges vs. Computer -Various other items that may arise While my Youtube channel may not quite be ready to start producing regular content, I have been working on some test footage which I have just posted this morning. This test footage consists chiefly of some games with MikeGartner that I played at CoachMac's house last night. What make this footage different from regular game recordings is that this footage also has Coach and I on camera analyzing the game as it plays out. While we have had commentators at our live events, I don't think we've ever had the game broken down by the person playing it as it goes on. I'm hoping this unique angle of live analysis gives other people better insight of the action. I just uploaded a couple videos; one contains myself and Mike Gartner playing 5 summer league games with the 2nd containing an exhibition game between Coach Mac & Mike Gartner, you can use the links below to view it on Youtube. A lot of this is a work in progress and will improve over time but I think it's a good first step. One thing I would really appreciate in all of this is the input and support of the community. In the end I want this content to be an extension of us and our community so it is vital that you guys get involved. How you can get involved can take various forms. The first thing that can be done is so subscribe to the channel and if you want to go a little further by commenting on my videos or giving a thumbs up (or thumbs down) then that would be really helpful. Also, please feel free to send me a PM, e-mail, or post on the forums requesting a video on a specific subject. I'm open to helping anyone with anything because I want to help the level of play here continue to rise. I also want to help anyone who is either getting back into the game after a long break or who is a total noob. Oh and before I forget, don't fret my SNES buds, I plan on having SNES specific content as well. You will not be forgotten in all of this. So again, things are a work in progress here and it will get better moving forward. If you get the chance, please check out the videos, I would appreciate any support I get from the community here to help this project grow. And oh, one last thing before I go. Coach and I also tested out the live stream by playing our 10 summer league games. Please feel free to check it out and leave a comment!
  18. If I leave now my ticket will be only $700 which isn't terrible. And by now, I mean right now. My flight would be in two and a half hours
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    Summer League Availability

    I'll be around tonight for games as I will be attempting to play from a different location. If we get enough people testing and using retroarch then I can really plow through the games since I can complete games that way from my home.
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    Testing RetroArch for Online Play

    I just played a test game with Chaos and things worked like a dream despite chaos being connected to hotel internet. I've been having just a never ending list of issues with gens and kaillera from my home but this new retroarch setup just worked right through it. I would really love to see this thing get some steam moving forward with more testers coming to the forefront. This platform has a lot of potential.
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    Testing RetroArch for Online Play

    ive got my retroarch setup. would really like to get a test game in on Wednesday for anyone looking to test
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    KC Scouts Hire CoachMac

    Loving it coach. I think out of everyone, the two of us dig this historic stuff the most. Best of luck to you!
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    Summer Draft League I - Lines

    Do what have to do coach, I planned on going to the line change menu regardless. Is there anyway to get the Kansas City scouts team in the rom?
  24. So, I was going to do this big elaborate post about my selections but I mistakenly deleted my post half way through and can't recover it. Instead I'll just hit the high points very briefly and possibly do the write up within the next week. With that said here are the main bullet points behind the process. -This is an expansion draft inspired by the 1974 expansion draft which brought the Kansas City Scouts and Washington Capitals into the league. -The Caps got the first pick in the entry draft while the Scouts received the first goalie and first position player pick in the expansion draft -The draft format was standard (Non-snake) -NHL teams were allowed to protect 15 players leading into the draft. In addition, all players who had played 2 or less pro seasons by the end of the 1973-74 season were automatically exmpt -Teams could lose up to 3 players in the expansion draft, but with each player lost they could protect one additional player. (Essentially a team could lose their 16th, 18th, and 20th best player) -The WHA was also in full swing at this point by running a 12 team league of their own. No players from this league were available in the expansion draft -In practicality, there were 30 professional teams with KC and Washington representing the 31st and 32nd franchises. Most of the players selected were not NHL caliber. Now bullet points for my draft. -I drafted players from the remaining summer draft league pool for the 12 supposed WHA teams, you can find the results below. Summer League Washington Capitals - Rosters.pdf -I then drafted for Kansas City and Washington in a similar manner to their actual draft. Kansas City's picks were not dummy picks, they were essentially players I would have picked before I made the selection for Washington. -I started with goalies, proceeded to defenseman, and then finished with forwards to make things streamlined. -The talent pool was very shallow and I feel it gives an accurate enough portrayal of the situation in 1974. Now to the picks 1. Kansas City - Jim Waite (47 ovr) 2. Washington - Vincent Riendeau (43 ovr) 3. Kansas City - Doug Crossman (50 ovr) 4. Washington - Brad McCrimmon (47 ovr) 5. Kansas City - Randy Ladoucer (45 ovr ) 6. Washington - Lyle Odelein (47 ovr) 7. Kansas City - David Shaw (49 ovr) 8. Washington - Marc Bergevin (45 ovr) 9. Kansas City - Keith Brown (48 ovr) 10. Washington - Ken Danyeko (45 ovr) 11. Kansas City - Gilbert Dionne (61 ovr) 12. Washington - Michel Goulet (61 ovr) 13. Kansas City - Gregori Pantaleyev (54 ovr) 14. Washington - Brent Gilchrest (55 ovr) 15. Kansas City - Bob Kudelski (60 ovr) 16. Washington - Perry Berezan (53 ovr) 17. Kansas City - Brent Ashton (63 ovr) 18. Washington - Bob Probert (60 ovr) 19. Kansas City - Donald Audette (57 ovr) 20. Washington - Steve Kasper (55 ovr) -If anyone wants to go for using Kansas City, feel free! Thank you to Raph and anyone else who offered me players to use from their own roster for the upcoming season. I really appreciate the offer but I'm in the expansion mood right now as the Vegas Golden Knights work their way through the playoffs. They are not a real expansion team as they got to select 30 bona fide NHL players, most of the teams that came before them did not have such luxury. I wish to have no such luxury, other than Michel Goulet and his 5 shot accuracy!
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    Summer Draft League I - Lines

    Washington Capitals Gilchrest-Goulet-Berezan (#21) Probert-Berezan-Kasper Kasper-Gilchrest-Probert EX:Probert Odelein (#4)-McCrimmon Bergevin-McCrimmon Danyeko-Bergevin Riendeau Empty Net Kid that bangs the glass for emergency goalie