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    League is closed. Thanks, I think we have a good group. Please pick teams so i can send to @chaos and we can get going. Summary of rom and the rom below. NHL'67.bin Draft Order #1 Mike Gartner (Chicago BlackHawks) #2 Coach (Montreal Canadiens) #3 Aqua (Detroit Red Wings) #4 Atomic (Toronto Maple Leafs) #5 Tex (New York Rangers) #6 Ice (Boston Bruins) We will use the 1967 rom this season. The last season of the Original 6 and playing a brutal 70 game schedule 14 games against each team. The BlackHawks dominated the 1967 Regular Season and are the best team in the rom. Chicago had 4 of the 6 First Team All-Stars. Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Kenny Wharram, and Pierre Pilote. Stan Mikita won the Hart Trophy and led the league with 97 points. Bobby Hull scored 52 goals for his third 50 goal season and only the fifth ever. Glenn Hall spent the first half of the season painting his BARN in Alberta, but came back for the second half and was selected as the Second Team All-Star Goalie. Harry Howell won the Norris Trophy and said he was glad he did, because he predicted a young rookie for the Bruins would dominate that trophy for years to come, That kid won the Calder for Rookie of the Year. You guessed it Bobby Orr. The Canadiens finished second and were coming off back to back Cup wins in '65 and '66. Jean Beliveau missed a large portion of the season The Leafs had a rocky regular season, but still managed to finish third. The Rangers made the playoffs for the first time since 1962, led by Ed Giacomin in net, Harry Howell, and Don Marshall who would have won the Selke if they had it back then. The Red Wings missed the Playoffs despite a potent offense led by Gordie Howe, Norm Ullman, and Alex Delvecchio, but got poor goaltending and weak defensive play. The Bruins finished last after a strong start to the season but the pieces of the future championships were coming together with Orr, Cheevers, McKenzie, and Bucyk. The Playoffs in Original 6 Times pitted the #1 team against the #3 and #2 vs #4 The Over the Hill Gang #3 Maple Leafs upset the #1 Blackhawks 4 games to 2 in the Semi-Finals and the #2 Canadiens swept the #4 Rangers. In the Finals the Leafs won in 6 games led by Dave Keon and Terry Sawchuk. Keon won the Conn Smythe Trophy. As far as the rom goes Chicago is easily the best team. Montreal, Toronto, New York, and Detroit are fairly even. Boston is a step below. All the players are modeled after a 94 player though I have made minor changes mostly to weight, handedness, and aggression. Advantages are set to how teams played in 1967. For team overall I added up the starting 6 and divided by 6. Team (Overall) PP/PK Home/Away Chicago (86) STR/AVG STR/STR Montreal (72) STR/STR AVG/AVG Toronto (72) Weak/Weak STR/Weak New York (72) AVG/STR Weak/AVG Detroit (68) AVG/AVG AVG/Brutal Boston (63) Weak/Weak Weak/Weak
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    Too far for me from Pennsylvania to Vancouver, and I'm working 80 hours a week, right now, but I'll be there in spirit. Can't wait to see all of the content from KO94III.
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    This one went for over 190+ shares since yesterday
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    If you're not familiar with the WHA, Wikipedia does a far better job of explaining than I ever could. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Hockey_Association Long story short, if you're in need of your Whalers or Nords fix this is where it all began. Rosters have all major players included but lines are built similar to Deadline ROMs with playoff rosters and/or late-season trades in mind. However, if you feel the need to see Alton White in a NY Raiders sweater or Michel Rouleau as a Blazer they're all there and just a line edit away... Player photos are updated with some really, REALLY big hair. A lot of the graphics and player rating for later seasons are already done so hope to keep these coming relatively regularly. Comments, suggestions and (constructive) criticism always welcomed. 1973 WHA.bin
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    The Howe family defended their AVCO World Trophy in '75 as the league welcomed the Indianapolis Racers and Phoenix Roadrunners to the fold. The Jersey Knights headed west to become the San Diego Mariners while the Los Angeles Sharks became the Michigan Stags - only to relocate to Baltimore midseason as the Blades. Bobby Hull scored 77 goals and captured the Gary L. Davidson Award as the league's most valuable player. San Diego's Andre Lacroix was the league's leading scorer with 147 points. Anders Hedberg was the rookie of the year and led the Swedish invasion while Ron Grahame took top goaltender honors. BONUS #1- if you're looking to relive the Stags' 3 months of glory they have been included as a team featuring only players who suited up for Michigan. BONUS #2 - following the success of the 1972 Summit Series another exhibition was held in 1974 under the same format featuring players from the WHA facing off against the Soviets. Leading up to and following the games against the Soviets Team Canada played a series of exhibitions against the Czechoslovak, Finnish and Swedish national teams as well as a WCHL all-star squad. All teams are playable. The ratings for these teams are HIGHLY subjective - there is simply no way to accurately quantify the teams with such a small number of games. I am well aware that, as an example, Marc Tardif is not a 48-rated player. I built the ratings to try and catch a snapshot of how the players performed over the course of the Series, not as a judgment of their overall skill levels. Feel free to change as you see fit. Ideas, suggestions, corrections always welcomed. 1975 WHA.bin On a personal note, I was fortunate enough to catch some of the Olympics in Vancouver in 2010. After a very long day my wife and I decided to pop into our hotel bar for a couple of cold Kokanees. We pulled up a couple of barstools next to an older gentleman who introduced himself as Gary. He was laughing about how he had picked the wrong time to come into the city for a dentist appointment. We chatted for quite a while, only later that evening did we discover that Gary was the younger brother of HOFer Darryl Sittler. While he never made it to the NHL he played a handful of games in the WHA. Working on this project I was sad to learn that Gary passed away several years ago. RIP Gary, thanks for the beers...
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    The 1973-74 season saw another marquee name join the new league as Gordie Howe was coaxed out of retirement to play alongside his sons Mark and Marty in Houston. The bet paid off for the Aeros as the Howes brought home the AVCO World Trophy. ROM linked above. BONUS - The New York Golden Blades moved to New Jersey mid-season and became the Knights. I've included the Golden Blades as a separate team at the end of the ROM. Only players that suited up in the purple and gold are included. Question - during play testing I noticed the Chicago @ Vancouver matchup features a whole lot of yellow jerseys. Out of curiosity, anyone out there know what they did when they faced off in real life? Knowing the WHA, they probably had both teams wear yellow pants... 1974 WHA.bin
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    Looks like a fun league! I like the schedule adjustments you made from summer league format.
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    Great job, guys! Thanks for the hard work.
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    kgman just made the list!
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    The NHL 94ers are in the Majority of Map, even if that is just 500 dudes in the Northern Hemisphere Reach out to the guys on Twitter. Us Segathoners are band from Canada after we complained about a mouse in our beer bottle
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    once I win this I'll be the double champ! never been done! I think we need an nhl94 tribe added to that map location?
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    Montreal Canadiens Team Overview: Despite not having a true super star skater on the roster, Montreal is widely regarded as being one of the top teams in the game. They receive this distinction in large part due to a hard hitting, slick skating and opportunistic playing style...and oh yeah, the best goalie in the game Patrick Roy. Another asset of Montreal's is they do have a lot of flexibility throughout the lineup to play to most any user's strengths or needs to match up to the opponent. Forwards: Lacking a premier sniper or speedster, Montreal makes up for this with a hard hitting set of forwards such as Denis Savard, Stephane Lebau, and Vincent Damphousse to cause havoc on the fore-check, which then in turn feeds a quick strike offense that is difficult to stop. Montreal is at its best when all three members of a line are chipping in offensively, they instantly become one of the toughest teams to stop in the league if this can be achieved. French Connection: Damphousse-Lebeau-Savard Vincent Damphusse: 6 weight, 4/4 skating, 3/3 shot, 5 sth, 4 pass, 4/3 aware, Shoots: L A mold of consistency, Damphousse is solid on both ends of the ice due to his 6 weight, 4/4 skating and a solid skill set that consists of 4 off aware, 5 stick handling, 4 passing, and an acceptable 3/3 shot. There quite simply aren't many guys in the league with this sort of skill set at such a low weight, but Montreal is blessed with a few of them. With his left handed shot, Damphousse is able to weave his way through traffic by bouncing off body checks or using his magnet like puck skills to either dish off to the open man or skate in for a nifty deke. Stephan Lebeau: 5 weight, 4/4 skating, 3/5 shot, 4 sth, 3 pass, 4/3 aware, Shoots: R Although never mentioned among the elite players, Lebeau is still a two way force that must be respected due to his 4/4 skating, 5 weight and 3/5 shot. Because of his deadly accurate shot and mediocre 3 passing, he is the ideal center for this line because he can cash in on opportunities that no one else on this team can. Denis Savard: 5 weight, 5/4 skating, 3/3 shot, 5 sth, 4 pass, 4/3 aware, Shoots: R Completing this skilled lightweight trio is crafty veteran Denis Savard. With 5/4 skating, 5 weight and stick handling; Savard is among the best in the game at sifting through traffic due to his ability to withstand body checks, skate through poke checks and the great ease in which he can be handled. Despite a middling 3/3 shot, Savard is a force to be reckoned with offensively because he can use his 4 passing to dish a pass off to Lebeau in the slot or weave his way in close with the goalie and use his right handed shot to deke the goalie. Although this isn't the most dynamic line in the league in terms of speed, it is a very scary line because of the vicious fore-check and back check that can be applied which will feed right into the opportunistic counter attack offense that Montreal specializes in. I don't think any other line Montreal can ice can come close to being as effective as this unit, but here are a few more options just in case an injury arises. Feed the Sniper: Lebeau-Muller-Savard Kirk Muller: 9 weight, 4/4 skating, 4/4 shot, 4 sth & pass, 4/4 aware, Shoots: L Kirk Muller and Brian Bellows are essentially the same player, with weight being the only difference, 9 and 8 respectively. Muller for whatever reason with his 4/4 shot seems to cash in on more of his chances, thus the reason he gets the call over Bellows. What Muller also brings here is a little extra shot power to a team that is utterly devoid of it. Secondly, it allows a slap shot option in Lebeau who can snipe a slap shot past an unsuspecting goalie. This extra offensive variety comes at a cost though due to Muller's weight disadvantage. Pure Aggression: Savard-Lebeau-Leeman Gary Leeman: 5 weight, 4/4 skating, 3/3 shootin, 3 sth & pass, 3/2 aware, Shoots: R What Leeman brings to the table is another lightweight option (5 weight) that posses all the bare minimum skills that a forward should have, 4/4 skating, 3/3 shot, 3 passing and stick handling. Of course, Leeman brings nothing dynamic, he's just a mucker and a grinder that can abuse a team loaded with heavyweights such as Pittsburgh or Edmonton. Other Options: Brian Bellows: 8 weight, 4/4 skating, 4/4 shot, 4 sth & pass, 4/3 aware, Shoots: R Suffers from Owen Nolan syndrome, above average skills in every respect but no stand out abilities on a roster filled with light and equally as skilled players means a lot of time on the pine for Bellows. Even in the GDL, Bellows is typically nothing more than a 3rd/4th forward who is constantly on the bubble. Mike Keane: 5 weight, 3/4 skating, 2/3 shot, 2 sth, 3 pass, 4/3 aware, Shoots: R A true bugger, Keane is great at playing the physical game and frustrating opponents. Really fits into the Montreal mold of playing a heady offensive game and crashing the net, could be a very useful sub when the need arises. Guy Carbonneau: 6 weight, 4/3 skating, 2/1 shot, 4 sth & pass, 2/4 aware, Shoots: L Not a bad 5th/6th forward in the GDL, Carbonneau is light, defensively aware and he can distribute the puck to a more offensively inclined player with great consistency. Those shot ratings are awful though, dont even bother with the regular shot and just use the pass shot. Forwards Rating: (8/10) Defense: Much like the forward unit, the Habs don't have a legit #1 option to throw at the opposition, yet they are still able to ice a unit that should be solid and contribute to the defensive posture of the team. Schneider-Daigneault Mathieu Schneider: 7 weight, 3/4 skating, 3/2 shot, 4 sth & pass, 3/3 aware, Shoots: L While nothing spectacular, Schneider does posses several skills that the other Habs defenseman can't match. He is the most gifted skater (3/4) and puck distributor (4 passing and stick handling), this allows him to kick start the offense from the back and provide some much needed skating ability to run down breakaway attempts and fleet footed forwards working a cycle deep in the defensive zone. At 7 weight though, Schneider isn't gonna lay the body on many people, which makes him the biggest defensive liability on the ice. J.J. Daigneault: 6 weight, 4/3 sakting, 4/2 shot, 3 sth, 2 pass, 2/4 aware, Shoots: L J.J. is an underrated defenseman, with a 4/2 left-handed shot, 4/3 skating, 4 def aware, and 6 weight, it can be difficult to find that sort of skill set in such a light package...if he were just a better passer though, he'd be something really special. With a pathetic 2 passing rating, any mid-long range pass is bound to be a disaster with it being inaccurate and very slow. Brisebois-Daigneault Patrice Brisebois: 5 weight, 3/3 skating, 3/2 shot, 2 sth & pass, 3/3 aware, Shoots: R Brisebois fits right in with the Canadiens, a light weight player with an average skill set. At 5 weight and 3/3 skating, he is one of the more mobile light weight defenseman in the game and is thus able to effectively apply the poke check and be difficult to harass when handling the puck. But with only a 3/2 shot and 2 passing, icing this duo makes moving the puck up to the forwards a laborious activity. Other Options: Eric Desjardins: 9 weight, 4/3 skating, 3/2 shot, 4 sth, 3 pass, 3/4 aware, Shoots: R Eric Desjardins is another option in reserve, but at 4/3 skating and 9 weight, he's a bit on the heavy and slow side and doesn't have enough of a skill set to warrant a spot over the three previously mentioned players. Defense Rating: (6/10) Goalie Zone: Patrick Roy: 6 weight, 6/4 skating, 6 puck control, 5/5/6/6 save, Catches: L Arguably the best goalie in the game, Patrick Roy brings elite ability to the table every night. With 6/4 skating, 5/5/6/6 save ratings and an impeccable 6 puck control, Roy is great at making the big save, and then dishing out a pass to start the counter attack. At 6 weight Roy is heavy enough to be resilient to the ram tactic, yet is light enough to be a joy to handle in manual control. Roy is almost always near the top of the league in save percentage and goals against regardless of the user. Andre Racicot: 4 weight, 2/3 skating, 3 puck control, 2/2/2/2 save, Catches: L With a nickname like "Red Light." It should be simple to deduce what happens when Racicot enters the game. Also, why the hell would you take out Roy for this guy? You should be ashamed of yourself for even considering it. Goalie Rating: (10/10) Bottom Line: With an efficient quick strike offense, a steady defense and a world beater of a goalie, Montreal's depth can come from all directions to stifle and frustrate opponents into mistakes that translate into goals. With that said, Montreal is the ideal team to play with the lead, trying to come from behind doesn't play to their strengths.
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    I liked it! I give it an A, for a first go round. It is the perfect format for summer. I also salute J&J for the idea and for running things! I do think 8 games per team instead of 10 is a good idea. I love the double elimination idea, except feel it is ill suited for a summer league because now the playoffs will drag on too long. For the same reason -- timeliness! -- I actually think the playoffs should be only top 8 teams, again, to speed up completion time. My preference would to have this league wrap up by Sept 1 through whatever means necessary. In the future, anyway...
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    Freedom of schedule for a group of guys who all play at various times randomly when they feel like it for a few weeks and then disappear for a month, and then play at 7 pm eastern, but then next time always at 11 pm eastern, etc. The rigid schedule is probably best suited for when most the site was filled with guys playing between 7-11 pm 3-4 nights a week plus, and the only way you DIDN'T get your games in was by not showing up. Now, you can show up 3-4 days in a row and not see a soul, or show up one day and get 15 games in! So, I really felt the theme of a Summer League and stretching it out fit with it completely. However, I think if you were going to have an easy rest/extended season, should have timed out a double elimination playoffs to not last so long. In other words, guys would have to know they will be facing off this coming time frame, and it's show up or forfeit, cause double elimination with guys showing when they want is a 2 month playoff all day. As for schedules, I think having LESS games to log vs the same users is probably a better idea. I'd say 6 games or 8 games. Either way, solid summer fun. Thanks JJ
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    Give me Dino and I have an award for you for doing a great job running this league and giving me ideas!
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    If you can make it to Vancouver, I guarantee you make top 3
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    I just had another nightmare the tournament had technical difficulties so we had to play an NHL 2000 tournament on Playstation it was horrible! u owe me 49.94$ halifax
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    WBF, CB Fix, Pens ON, but reduced to 1 minute. Team Draft (Using 1952-1967 Roms) -----6 Teams -----Rom will be randomly drawn for each season. 20-70 game regular season in 2 weeks. -----You must play each team at least 4 times, but can play each opponent up to 14 times. -----Regular Season will last 2 weeks, but will not begin until we can start uploading games. Top 4 make the Playoffs (based solely on points) -----1v3 and 2v4 (Best of 7) -----Deadline for Semi-Finals will be 1 week. -----Winners will meet in the Final and again have 1 week deadline.
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    It's only free for a month. If you purchase the game, you can play it to your heart's content.
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