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  1. If you want a version of the rom, without the hack, PM me and I’ll send it to you.
  2. Yup...mentioned it on the last page of this thread...I applied the stamina decrease hack to the rom but, I did that 2 or 3 versions ago. So, nothing new. I play with line changes and havent seen my guys get gassed. They get tired faster, which is the point. I wanted to allow for more frequent line changes in a game. I was playing tonight (added Lafreniere to the Rangers - hehe) and didn't notice anything unusual vs what I have come to expect of it. I'll check again, later, and if I see the same as you, I'll dial back the setting and re-post. Unfortunately, no, it doesnt allow you to change lines without the puck. That would be cool! Hope you have a nice playoff series!
  3. Hi Everyone! I just noticed an unfortunate issue with the Playoff rom that I recently uploaded. After I added Seattle, for reasons unknown, it messed up many of the team's lines and d-pairings. I'm actually surprised no one noticed as it had many downloads and no one said anything about it. I guess most folks don't play with line changes on. Then again, I just finally noticed it. Anywho, I went ahead of fixed it. More than half of the teams were affected so I have made sure to review each one and put them back to what they were in the previous version (pre-Seattle). I also used this as an opportune moment to add back in several players who were injured (back in March) and have recently returned for the playoffs. So, the Pens now have Guentzel and St.Louis has Tarasenko, in the line-up, for example. Perhaps, that will make this more enticing to download (again). I apologize to anyone to previously downloaded it but, at least it is fixed! Cheers!
  4. Now, you are free from the shackles of your creativity. Go in peace and return a new man... and, return with this finished rom for Christ’s Sake! Lol
  5. Maybe I’m misunderstanding the concern here... It appears to me that the hold up is due to being uncomfortable with the idea that a player such as Wayne Gretzky, for example, could go against a player such as Wayne Gretzky on another team/era. If so, shouldn’t you also be concerned that potentially some of your players are alive and will be facing off against some players who are dead? Or, is that more plausible? Sorry, couldn’t resist...
  6. You already have my thoughts... But seeing as I’m not the one doing the work, who gives a sh*t what I think. Lol My food for thought was/is that If I’m a Oilers fan, for example, I’d be annoyed if I can’t play as Messier as he helped them win five Cups. As a Rangers fan, I wouldn’t play this without Mess as he is a legend for the franchise. Same mindset applies to several players. You’re doing the “best of” for each team so how do you omit some of the best players that define those franchise’s histories? Just saying... Doesn’t mean I’m right. Go with your instincts.
  7. Thanks, I appreciate the kind words. Make sure you have the latest version which was posted last night. It has some good changes/updates. Anywho... I haven't noticed a huge difference in goalies based on ratings unless the goalie is real bad with agility. Having a very agile goalie helps with lateral movement. Having one with better rebound control helps with the puck "sticky" factor. But, I can't say that when I play exis, I notice a huge difference between a goalie rated 90 vs one rated 65. Maybe it's because I play manual and not automatic? However, if I sim a game, I do see some difference in that the better goalies don't give up as much goals (imagine that). As far as exis are concerned, it helps, some, to have a higher rated goalie as they have a better chance at stopping most shots that are not one-timers or done through "the move." Probably a question better addressed by other folks here who play lots of exis or league play as I havent given it much thought. LOL
  8. http://www.trucolor.net/portfolio/national-hockey-league-franchise-colors-1917-1918-through-present/ You wont be able to match all of the RGB colors to be exact but you can get very close using this site.
  9. I would also credit anyone whose rom you work off of unless you plan to do all of the ratings, hex edits, patches, artwork, etc. yourself. Remember, those people gave you a basis to work off of for your rom. As much as I have re-done art and ratings, and tweaked hex codes, I still give credit to Slapshot and wboy, for their 30 and 32 team roms, as I used much of what they created. We all borrow from someone else. But yes, credit those who helped you in other ways too as it is the respectful thing to do. Good call!
  10. Something to keep in mind, if you're doing a true "best of" rom, you should consider having certain players on multiple teams or, you are short-changing those teams. For example... Gretzky - Equally important on EDM and LA (even though his legacy years are in EDM). Chelios - was awesome in MTL and CHI Bobby Hull - HoF for CHI but he put WPG on the map. Hasek - Known for his years in BUF but won a Cup in DET and gave OTT it's best year ever. Belfour - Known for his lights out years in CHI but won a Cup in DAL Sawchuk - Won Cups in DET and TOR (won the last ever Cup in TOR). Messier - Equally important on Oiler and NY. Winning a Cup, in EDM, without Gretzky, solidified him as a HoFer. Winning a Cup in NY made him a house-hold name and a NY sports legend. Brett Hull - his best years were in STL but he won a Cup in DAL (on a famed line) and in DET (albiet, a loaded team). Roy - Equally important on MTL and COL. Won 2 Cups with each. Dominant for each. Scott Neidermayer - won Cups with NJ and ANA and has his number retired for both. Pronger - had his best years in STL but was a Cup champion (and still an A/S) in ANA. And that's just a few off the top of my head. Food for thought... The game isn't real so having a player on multiple teams won't defy human existence. LOL Anywho... it's your show so take the feedback in stride. Keep up the good work!
  11. Based on your spreadsheet (and you already have my notes on line combos and whatnot), here are some key players that I see as "missing." Again, all food for thought... ANA - Chris Pronger and Scott Neidermayer are the two best Dmen in the franchise's history. The latter has his number retired by the team. Francois Beauchemin would be another good add. I'd add all three over Manson, Tverdovsky and Havelid. BOS - Add Dumant and Bauer so you have the Kraut Line of the late 30s/early 40s. Much better players and more important to the organization then Krecji and O'Reilly. BUF - I'd go with Lindy Ruff over Tyler Myers. CGY - I'd go with Bouwmeester over Brodie. CHI - Dennis Hull over Patrick Sharp. Pierre Pilote was way better, and more important to the organization than Hjalmarsson, Brown and Murray combined. LOL. But seriously, look him up. Zhamnov is more of a Jet in terms of star years (even though he was with the Hawks longer). His best years were in WPG. Recommend Jim Pappin who was more important to the organization. DAL/MIN - Brett Hull over Benn or Seguin... in a heart beat! Hull-Modano-Lehtinen is one of the most underrated lines in all of hockey history. They were fantastic and a HUGE reason why the Stars won the Cup in 1999. Does anyone remember who scored the Cup clinching goal? Also, Jon Casey over Lehtonen. Klingberg shouldn't be there over Craig Ludwig. His mullet alone should get him in. LOL DET - Slava Fetisov over Bergman or Goodfellow. Jimmy Howard - no, just no. Hasek over him any day of the week. Or, Mike Vernon. Both won a Cup in DET and the latter was the Conn Smyth winner in 97. EDM - MacTavish over Nugent-Hopkins FLA - Pavel Bure over Horton. MTL - Toe Blake over Lalonde. Adding him gives you the famous "Punch Line." Chris Chelios over Brisebois or Talbot ANIEC. I realize that you have him on the Hawks, too, but he was equally great on both teams. But, if you're going with one appearance per rom, then go with the Hawks. NYI - Turgeon should be on the Isles. NYR - Phil Esposito over Laprade unless you are doing the once per team thing in which case, leave him on the Bs. Harry Howell and Brad Park over Staal or Giradi. Howell's in the Hall of Fame and his #3 is retired by the team. Park is also in the HoF and had his best years in NY. He cried (rumored) when the team traded him to the Bs and he loved being a Ranger and the fans loved him. He is a NYR legend and it is a crime that he didn't have #2 retired like Leetch (especially, as the team has two #9s and 11s retired). Staal and Girardi will not make the HoF or have their numbers retired. Seriously, HOWELL AND PARK. Sincerely, ALL (or most) NYR FANS! LOL I'd also go with Dave Maloney (giving you both bros) and Jeff Beukeboom over Seiling and Johnson. OTT - Emery over Tuggnutt PHI - I'll leave that to @clockwise as that's his boys! QUE/COL - Dan Bouchard over Varlamov AINEC. Marian and Anton Stastny over Duchene and O'Reilly. O'Reilly is more known for his years as a Sabre or more importantly, a Blue. All three Stastny Brother formed one of the best lines in hockey during the 80s. They "killed it" in 1983-84. SJS - Irbe over Niemi. Sharks fans hated Niemi. I realize you have Larionov on DET and Marakov on the Flames but, without those two, along with Irbe, the Sharks don't have the season they had in 1993-94. STL - O'Reilly over Turgeon. Also, this is where Adam Oates belongs. Look up what Hull and Oates did together. No brainer on this one. I'd recommend him over Berglund any day of the week. Also, Jordan Binnington over Allen. The latter stinks (compared to) and the former just won them a Cup. TOR - Joe Primeau over Ullman. Adding him gives you the famed "Kid Line" of the 30s. VAN - Luongo over Markstrom but if you're doing the once per rom, leave him in FLA. If not Lou, then Richard Brodeur. He was their starting goaltender during the Cup appearance in 1982. WPG/ARZ - Bobby Hull but if you're doing the once per rom, leave him in CHI. Anywho... nice job on the spreadsheet and concept. I think this will be a very fun rom once you go live with it! When you post it, please make sure to credit the folks whose rom that you "borrow." Especially, if you're borrowing any of their existing art or work. So, wboy, CoachMac, Clockwise, mine, Naples, Skip/Slapshot, JKline or whoever for example. Good luck with this project...excited to see the end result! Cheers!
  12. Oh shoot... my bad... I thought those embedded images were from your rom. Lol. Sorry for the confusion. I should have read more carefully. Your spreadsheet does have several of the “missing” players that I mentioned but is also missing several as well. But, in the end, it’s your rom so definitely “do you” in terms of what you’d like to have in or out of the rom. Thank you for the kind shout out! I look forward to your finished product! Keep up the good work!
  13. First off, nice job! Sounds like a cool rom. Thanks for doing it! Some food for thought... ANA: Rucchin centered Kariya and Selanne. That was a dominant line in the late 90s. CHI: Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull didn't play on the same line in their years together in Chicago. In fact, they both played on two different famous lines (Million Dollar Line and Scooter Line). The MPH line (which was Pit Martin, Jim Pappin and Dennis Hull) was also a famous line for the team. In fact, all three were selected as starters in the 1974 all-star game. Funny enough, coaches wanted Dennis' bro, Bobby, to be on that line but he held out for a new contract and Dennis took the spot. The rest was history as that line stayed together for many years and Bobby bolted for the WHA. Also, Glenn Hall should be in over Crawford. He is much, much, much, much, much better than Crow. I'd even recommend having him as the starter over Esposito. TB: Prospal should be with Vinny and Marty. They were the "MVP Line" and played together quite a lot. WSH: Ovie should be paired with Backstrom and Semin. They were dominant in 2009-10 and played several seasons together. You could consider adding Rod Langway to the D as he is one of the most famous players in team history. The team retired his number and he is a 2 time Norris winner for them. VGK: Marchessault is a winger and doesn't play center for them. That experiment failed when he was in Florida. VAN: A little soon to be putting Hughes on the all-time roster seeing as he has only played in one NHL season. Mattias Ohlund would make more sense given the years he was there. TOR: You didn't include anyone from the famous "KID Line." Jackson-Primeau-Conacher. You're also missing Dave Keon who is considered the greatest Maple Leaf of all time. Joseph and Anderson are not in the same league as Johnny Bower or Turk Broda. Or, Terry Sawchuck who helped them win the 1966-67 Cup. STL: Oates and Hull should be paired together. They dominated together. SJS: Niemi was hated by Sharks fans. Irbe would be a better choice. PHI: Barber-Clarke-Leach played on the same line. The LCB line. They were the one of the best lines in the 70s and arguably better then the Legion of Doom given their success vs the LoD's success. One of them actually won a Cup (2). NYR: You didn't include Vic Hatfield and he, along with Ratalle and Gilbert made up one of the most famous lines in NHL history... The Goal a Game Line. All three have their numbers retired by the Rangers. DeAngelo should not even be in the conversation. He is not even in the top 20 for Rangers D. Harry Howell makes more sense. Hall of Fame and the team retired his number. Greschner would be better as well. NSH: Arvidsson has played with Johansen for the last 3 or 4 seasons and often, they are paired with Forsberg. No Subban? Was a much better player than Zidlicky. MTL: Recommend looking up the Punch Line and Dynasty Line. Those are legendary. You're missing Laich and Blake which is a big omission. You're also missing one of the top 5 d-men in the history of not just the team, but the game... Doug Harvey. Subban should not be there over Harvey. LAK: Taylor played with Dionne and Simmer... The Triple Crown Line which set NHL scoring records, for a line. EDM: Mess played with Simpson and Anderson during the team dominant years when Tiks played with Gretzky and Kurri. One of the best top 6 of all time. COL/QUE: Forsberg on the 4th line and Stastny on the 2nd? Forsberg and Sakic are the franchise. The Stastny Brothers (Peter, Marian and Anton) were a great line (especially in 1983-84). But, they ain't Sakic or Foppa. Bourque was there for about five minutes (a gift trade from the Bs). Johnson, Leschyshyn, Lefebvre or Marois would be more apropos. Plus, if you're gonna add Quinn Hughes to VAN, you should add Cale Makar (who will be beat him for the Caldar ). BUF: Martin played with Perreault and Robert... the famous French Connection. DET: You're missing two of their most famous players who are HoFers with retired team numbers. Delvecchio and Abel. Both centered what was one of the greatest lines in NHL history...the Production line. In each case, Howe and Lindsay were their wingers. Franzen and Kozlov should not be there instead of those two. Red Kelly should be on that D over Chelios seeing as the latter had his best years behind him and is more known for his time in MTL and CHI. BOS: Espo played with Cashman and Hodge... the famous Nitro Line of the 70s. Bergeron plays with Pasta and Rat Face (Marchand)...the Perfection Line. You didn't include anyone from the team's best line in history...the Kraut Line. It was the first line in hockey history to have three forward finish 1,2,3 in league scoring. Dumant-Schmitt-Bauer. They won two Cups. Samsonov, Thornton and Oates should not be in there over them... just saying. NJD: Parise played with Zajac and Langenbrunner. The ZZ-Pops line. Also, consider the A-Line which helped them appear in two cup finals... Elias-Arnott-Sykora. They were an underated line. No Guerin or MacLean? CBJ: Korpo shouldn't be there. Mason deserves it more as he is the only rookie of the year in the team's history. OTT: No Volchenkov? He and Phillips made up one of the best shutdown D pairings in NHL history. Food for thought...also, Emery helped them get the 2006-07 Cup. Also, swap Heatley and Alfredsson. Heater played the right and Alfie, the left. Again, great job putting this together! It's an awesome idea. None of the above is criticism. Just food for thought from an NHL history nerd. I know just how tough it is to do historic roms so hats off for doing it! Cheers!
  14. Howdy! A friend of mine noticed a couple of "errors" with stick hand (L vs R) so I updated the rom accordingly (it's been re-posted in the OP). Upon doing research for another rom that I am working on, I noticed some things that I didn't have "correct", with certain players, so I made a few updates. It was based on some scouting reports and whatnot. So, things that I didn't catch the last time around so I figured, "since I am fixing a couple of errors, why not..." As to what they are, I'll never tell. But, you can always download it and see if you notice anything. This was definitely the most fun that I had putting together a rom! Thank you to anyone who had a kind word or took the time to download it! Hopefully, I am done working on it in any way, shape or form so I can focus on other rom projects. Cheers!
  15. Sauce

    Seattle Kraken

    In case anyone is interested in playing as the Seattle Kraken, I have added them to my 2020 Playoff rom (NHL94 2020 vPO). If not, well, that's fine too. You can play as them in an exi as well as the playoff mode.
  16. Hi everyone! As a nice, little surprise, I have added the Seattle Kraken to my 2020 Playoff rom (NHL94 2020 vPO). There is no longer a NHL Prospects team. The Kraken players are based on the players from the 1917-1919 Seattle Metropolitans. 5 of them (Frank Foyston, Harry Holmes, Lester Patrick, Jack Walker and Gordie Roberts) are in the hockey hall of fame. The Mets were the first US-based team to win a Stanley Cup which they did in 1917. Around that time, Foyston was considered one, if not the, top skaters in hockey. Some of the players got some games in the NHL once that league started up but, by that time, were near the ends of their careers. I don't believe any of the players are alive today so, basically, you're playing with ghosts until the Kraken gets some players on their roster. LOL. Also, back in the early 1900s teams only carried 9-10 players so this particular roster has 2 goalies, 7 forwards and 5 defensemen. The rest of the teams have the usual 3/14/8 structure. Because they are an expansion team, I gave them a low team rating (same rating as Detroit, which is the lowest for 2020). However, they do have some good players on the team so it may not feel like an expansion team if you play as them. I have also added Seattle to the playoff brackets. They open against Vancouver. I also fixed a mistake in the brackets of my last PO rom (which this replaces). If you have any questions or if you notice any errors, please let me know. Enjoy! Cheers!
  17. It appears that the team will return to the logo that they used in 1997. The logo is very similar to what was also used in 1994. The difference is it said "Ottawa Senators" where the black arrowheads later appeared in 97 (within the gold circle). https://news.sportslogos.net/2020/07/17/leaked-ottawa-senators-new-2020-21-logo/ I hope they return to this jersey set up as well. Also, very similar to what they used in 1994. There was just no white strip in the black jersey in 94.
  18. Sauce

    Seattle Kraken

    No worries... I replied.
  19. Sauce

    Seattle Kraken

    RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!! lol
  20. Sauce

    Seattle Kraken

    I just threw this together but unfortunately, don't have time right now to "clean it up" the way I'd like to...I'm sure others can do better but for starters...
  21. Sauce

    Seattle Kraken

    You mean for the team that has no players, no draftees and won't start play until 2021-22?
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    Seattle Kraken

    Every powerplay can start with...