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WBF Team Rankings

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Raph has a terrific thread ranking teams in the Classic ROM here:

NHL94 Team Rankings

The top 10, in order, are CHI, DET, BUF, MTL, CGY, VAN, BOS, DAL, WPG, TOR...

What would happen to rank using a WBF Classic ROM?  I am sure there would be a big change?  I have some ideas, but I would love to hear other people speculate what a WBF Team Ranking would be?  Pretty sure CHI would drop from #1... PIT and BOS gotta go up...

What do you think?


 

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A lot of what Raph did in his rankings was looking at ADP and stats from GDL and Classic. Can we not do the same from Blitz and any recent WBF leagues?

http://www.blitz94.com/playerstats.asp?season=0&team=&coach=&position=Scoring&league=101&playoffs=false&orderby=PTSpG

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Thanks for the heads up and link, Jer_33.  Related to your advice, you can also look at AJ's updated lineup thread, and see his notes with CB checking.

Although I am not well versed in rosters, I will give a stab to start things off.

These teams will get a big bump up:
NYR (with heavyweights Messier and Tikkanen (and Lightweight Gartner))
PIT (with heavyweights 66, Jagr, Francis and Tocchet, plus solid D in Murphy and Ulf)
BOS (with heavyweight Neely and Ruzicka, plus #1 heavyweight D-man Bourque)
TOR (all of a sudden there is a place for hard shooting Andreychuk and Clark)

I will say a new order, from best to worse, as:

CHI
BOS
MTL
PIT
DET
NYR
BUF
TOR
....still thinking
 

 

 

Edited by aqualizard

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On 4/18/2017 at 8:52 AM, aqualizard said:

Thanks for the heads up and link, Jer_33.  Related to your advice, you can also look at AJ's updated lineup thread, and see his notes with CB checking.

Although I am not well versed in rosters, I will give a stab to start things off.

These teams will get a big bump up:
NYR (with heavyweights Messier and Tikkanen (and Lightweight Gartner))
PIT (with heavyweights 66, Jagr, Francis and Tocchet, plus solid D in Murphy and Ulf)
BOS (with heavyweight Neely and Ruzicka, plus #1 heavyweight D-man Bourque)
TOR (all of a sudden there is a place for hard shooting Andreychuk and Clark)

I will say a new order, from best to worse, as:

CHI
BOS
MTL
PIT
DET
NYR
BUF
TOR
....still thinking
 

 

 

So speed still kills, and NYR are still flawed. What is wrong with NYR? A chronic lack of accuracy. They become better, but still having the best shooting forward with 3 SHA is just hard to be elite. For the same reason, Detroit remains nasty. Buffalo belongs ahead of NYR IMO for that reason. Also the beezer isn't very good.

I think you are leaving out LA which gets a huge bump up with Robitaille, Blake, McSorely, and most importantly Sandstrom goes from pretty good, to unbelievably good. 

Pittsburgh and Boston obviously get huge legs up. and Pittsburgh probably becomes the best team.

I think Chicago goes down, down. Roenick suddenly has sidekicks, but being able to routinely take him down makes the combo less impressive than some of the others IMO.

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For Chicago, I've not played w/ them WBF, only their players in a WBF league with a draft in place.

 

However, Eddy & Steve Smith are a real, real strong start to a defense.  The second option is a middle weight, 6 defensive awareness Chelios.  That's still one of the top defenses when you include goalie.

I think Chicago's non-JR forwards are still not at par even in WBF, as the weight isn't high enough to put them above the standard with their average speed and even less exciting shooting skills.

 

BUT, JR can still dance, and shoots with a 5/5.  With a STRONG home/away setting, if the advantages are no set to zero, I'd consider Chicago a top team in WBF.

 

No longer the top team though for sure.

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However, imo, guys play WBF draft leagues, and play Classic, where the ROM is NOT WBF.

 

So, re-ranking the WBF of TEAM's, instead of players, does hold a lot of value to most guys I see asking for exi's or that play with me.

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I agree about chicago brutus, and trudat zeppelin LA gets way better. Still hrudey in net tho, I could never win with that team lol

In my books detroit is still the best team in wbf. Yzer Cicc and Feds can still dance and snipe on anyone. Sure they do take a bit of a hit in the wbf world, but their skating and shooting stats remain stronger than the competition

 

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