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  1. sheeeeeesh thanks @kidswasted, you're right. I see a few names from that list. COOL! I'm helping!
  2. Aww I want a text summary so my brain understands
  3. LD: Hynes RD: Kasatonov LW: Emerson C: Bondra RW: Borchevsky X: Steen 3rd D: Fetisov G: Essensa conflicts - Katatonov is 7, and I'd like him to be something else. Leave Emerson as 7 please.
  4. I'm in. And I'll be back in B next year once I promptly get last place haha.
  5. 17 years later @Red is it still working?
  6. I'm in for whatever league I fit. gotta support the ROM creators who put in so much time and energy into this.
  7. okay halifax, and once you remove the 95 trolls, who are the winners? this is what inquiring minds want to know.
  8. Name, age, occupation, location, system Dan, 37.8, self-employed marketing professional with a focus on B2B bartering, Regina SK, Genesis mostly, but experiencing mild mid-tier success with SNES lately too. What hobbies or other interests do you have? poker, Rocket League, ice hockey, Spikeball, tennis, typing, Scrabble. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? as a kid, my bro and I were poor and we had to self-fund our sega and games purchase. We bought '93, didn't have enough for '94 or '95, then bought '96 and '97 so we never knew the joy of NHL94 unfortunately. When I heard there was a big following around it, instead of joining I searched out a '97 community and without finding one, gave up on the thought. It wasn't until a local Regina brewery (Rebellion Brewing) hosted an NHL94 tourney in their pub that I got involved and started practicing. many skills transferred from 97 while others did not. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) it was exactly at the same time, basically November 2019. What are a couple things that you love about the game? I love that every type of "cheap" or "glitch" goal that one can score can be combatted by manual GC or some other method. And I further love that when a good goalie tries to combat those moves, there's reverse moves (like the Sebe slip) that can be done. The game just has so many layers. I also love that there's people that are digging into the code to find out how things work and deconstruct it. so many years later, if I was a developer, I'd be so proud that people care so much about it still. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? oh ya. Rocket League, Apex Legends, Risk, CIV 6, GTA V, poker. In Scrabble, I'm ranked about 1450 in the ELO thingy. I can play a 3 min game and still get multiple bingos. Nobody from this group could beat me 1 in 10 games I'm thinking. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Yes, big Leafs fan, thus the screen name. I just enjoy watching; I don't enjoy stats or research or prospects or trades or anything. I enjoy tennis, Spikeball, but my knees are getting bad with age. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? It was great in Minny. But I was still so new at the time. Everyone was so welcoming and nice. No big surprises. I think there'd be more surprises if we had a tourney in Vegas. I'd learn a lot about people by seeing them play blackjack and poker lol. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) it was my original poker username and just stuck with it. dan (name) TML (toronto maple leafs) 7 (fave number) Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? depends.... Clark was my childhood idol, but some of my faves in game would be Gilmour, Emerson, Fleury, Selanne... I'm sure you can see a trend.
  9. I thought this was NHL 94 community vote?
  10. posting it on here as per the advice of some of the players, for those forum lurkers who don't tune in much on the discord. So over the last year, @Tickenest has worked hard to create and update his own ranking system. He somehow scours the site for games played and then adjusts the player rating based on the ELO formula (more points for beating people that you shouldn't, etc.) He factors in teams and skill of coach. It's pretty cool! Well, I used that as a starting point, and created/implemented into the discord server, an ELO Bot. What does it do? Basically it's both a matchmaking system and automatic skill rating adjuster. You just click "join queue". Someone joins you. You use the bot command !segamatchup or !snesmatchup and you are given two teams. Then you !flip to see who gets to choose what team. Other person picks home or away. After you play, you go back to the discord and you each click on the winning team. Points are automatically awarded and taken away based on what *SHOULD* have happened. ie. if a 1900 level player is playing a 1300 level player, they should win about 19/20 games. If they lose, they will lose large. If they win, they win small. In exactly one month, there's been a whopping 750 (SEVEN-HUNDRED AND FIFTY) ELO games played. Of course since we're all adult children here, there's been a few spats here and there, but overall really good feedback so far. Thanks to @jay22(whalersmightwin), @bvish, @skills324, @LeifErikson, FutureKingofNHL94, and @TDubs for all doing over 100 GP this month and helping the ELO be a big success. Special thanks to @Wittgensteinfor coming out of retirement to play all those late night hours with me, @corbettkband @hokkeefan, and for @chaosfor beating all the big guns, and for @smozomafor trusting me enough to give me admin status so I could set up the bot. I'm writing this so in case one reason you don't play NHL94 right now is that "it's too hard to find a game", this makes it considerably easier. Just seeing a guy sitting there in a queue that says "1 of 2" means someone is way more likely to say "f**k it" and join your game. That's the biggest benefit of this system for sure. The points just make it a bit more serious and allow you to track your progression over time. Thanks for reading and hope to see you out on the ELO-ice soon!!
  11. 1. Bud of the year. To the person who’s done more for the community in the last 12 months than any other. - chaos 2. Best entertaining bud. The one who provided the best entertainment streaming online - sebe 3. Best Rom/ Rom creator. The one who made the best rom for the community in the past 12 months. - chaos 4. Best League/ tournament and organizer. The most well run/funnest league/event in the last 12 months they put together. - chaos
  12. okay thanks @chaosbut is there set etiquette what to do when it happens? like one time I got burnt so bad and I kinda smashed my controller thinking it was in, but it paused. then when it unpaused, it ended up hitting post. but I gave him the goal because of my error. But in a general sense, what does one do if the guy is making an offensive move and you pause? what if he's just in the zone? what if he's in neutral, etc. should be codified, even though it's very rare.
  13. I can't find any thread dedicated to accidental pauses. What's the etiquette on that?
  14. Team name: TML LW: Richer C: Sandstrom RW: Emerson LD: Patrick RD: Konstantov X: Ruzicka G: Moog
  15. OHPL Champions Tournament Rules and Regulations: Preamble: congrats to 14 of the 16 winners who will compete in the finals @angryjay93, @corbettkb, SOH (aka @CamKneely2), @danTML7, @dcicon5148, @sonoffett87, @Scribe99, @Thrillhouse, @kingraph, @Tickenest, @Mitch Kramer, @hokkeefan, @JSchmidt, @Sebe_The_Legend, and two from our dedicated play-in group of @szpakattack, @chaos, @Mr. T, and @kazelegend. Hopefully this post should answer all your questions and more! Please do not let the act of putting concrete rules in place imply there was a problem *before* as it's been a pretty damn drama-free 16 tourney period of time. This is about making sure there's no confusion or problems once all the chips are down and money/jerseys are on the line. 1) How will seeding be determined? A: A committee has been established between the top 2 seeds (angryjay93 and kingraph), tickenest (data master), and myself (administrator and savage exhibitionist). We each submitted our list and rankings will be averaged out, combined with tickenest’s ELO data and matchups will be set like that. Each round will be re-seeded so highest remaining seed plays lowest remaining seed. 2) How will teams be determined? A: Though previous OHPLs were not quite “50/50” as were originally intended, every effort will be made to ensure that for a higher seed to win, it should be so difficult that there’s a great chance they could also lose. Expect to see some round 1 upsets this time. Because of this, teams will be changed every round instead of sticking with the same team throughout entire tournament. For every matchup, a small subcommittee will be formed. It will be comprised of myself, and 3 others who have the most experience playing or watching the two players in the matchup. Lots of discussion will occur about what’s the most fair matchup possible that will also be entertaining for the audience. 3) How will prizes be awarded? A: Winner of A division receives $100USD + first choice of jersey. Loser of A league receives second choice of jersey. Winner of B division receives $50 USD + third choice of jersey. Loser of B division receives fourth choice of jersey. All other names will be placed in a draw and winner of the random draw will receive $50 USD or last remaining jersey. Available jerseys are: Adult L Rangers (blue) w/23 Beukaboom, Adult XL (black) team Canada w/15 Getzlaf, Adult XL (blue) Leafs w/93 Gilmour, Adult L (white) Capitals w/22 Konawalchuk, adult L (black) Canucks w/96 Bure, and adult L (blue) Sabres w/89 Mogilny. 4) How will the series be broadcast? A: There will be a maximum of one (1) series played per night. Every series is to be streamed mandatorily. If, due to lag, this cannot happen, it must be recorded and kept quiet until it’s broadcast. Ideally there’s a few days between each series to allow for hype and betting lines to be set. Ideally all series are so properly handicapped that each series will be -120 for each player. Please follow me on twitch to get notified when we go live, and check discord for updates. http://www.twitch.tv/dantml 5) What if we’re pissed off about our matchup? As soon as you get your matchup, if you feel it is too unfair in one direction (easy or hard), please feel free to reach out to me directly. You can request a formal review and another different panel will be convened. If the series is done and you’re mad that you lost, please remember that when handicapping series, mistakes can sometimes be made. The committees will all be doing their best to handicap things properly to give both people a 50/50 chance of winning. In the end, someone has to lose. Please say gg and move on with no negativity. If you’re thinking of saying something toxic, just take 24 hour timeout, or say it to me privately. Let’s keep this publicly positive and congratulate those who win. Anyone being publicly negative towards the group in any way will lose their chance at prizes. The players in this tourney have ALL won rounds against some of the best players in the world to achieve their titles, so it will be difficult. 6) What if we can’t get a solid connection? Presuming everyone is hardwired and has disabled their wifi temporarily so the wifi doesn’t steal the connection, then DO NOT PLAY THROUGH THE LAG. This will only lead to a scenario where the winner can’t be proud and the loser will be salty. Try a few different third party hosts, try to close programs, restart computer, restart router, check for Windows Updates, and virus programs, but if nothing works… Try another day. Looking through the list, everyone should be hard-wired with stable connections. 7) What do we need to know about “time wasting” when you have a lead? A: There’s been lots of discussion lately about “time killing”, typically later in a game when someone is up 1-2 goals. If you want a GOOD example of how to kill time when you have a lead, watch the last 2 mins of this game: https://youtu.be/OT5oi58NaeU?t=4677. Acceptable actions are dumping it down the ice whenever you get it, or driving deep into your opponent’s zone and grinding in corners or behind net. Unacceptable actions are barely entering the blue line and then circling allllllll the way back to your end, and/or holding it behind your own net and circling your own net. Borderline (but acceptable) is holding the puck between red line and opponent’s blue line. If your opponent does this, you must simply attack them, especially if you are down a goal late. It’s not their job to bring the pressure to you, you must bring it to them. As long as they are not abusing the clock by circling back to their end constantly, it is legal. If it’s deemed that a player is going against these rules in a manner that is not befitting the spirit of the league (fun, friends, and parity/equality), they will be penalized with a goal against in the subsequent game. If it’s already game 7 or a clinching game, then literally ANYTHING goes. There is money and prizes on the line, so please realize everyone will be taking this pretty seriously. We do not want animosity after the fact though, so be very prepared to lose in any ugly fashion, and be very prepared to let that s**t go after you lose. 8) What other etiquette does this tourney follow? A: FORCED: only one attempt at a penalty shot. If you lose possession but clock keeps running, do not try to score again. Pull goalie only in your own zone or neutral zone, NOT in offensive zone. Frustration pauses, legal. Pausing after goal to flick up/down to say “nice goal”, legal. Pausing when you have the puck for some sort of family emergency or computer problem, legal. Pausing when your opponent has the puck, never. Confirm via discord that they are ready for an un-pause, and do not immediately attack, circle back to your zone before continuing. Instant replays of goals, encouraged. Instant replays of other amazing things, only if the play lulls to allow it. Since it’s recorded on Twitch, you don’t need to replay as you can always go watch it later. Timeouts, legal but useless lol. Line changes, anytime during stoppage, but try not to be excessive. Checking after whistle, legal. Goalie lock, do not score. Give the puck to your opponent who will give it back to you, or flip it out of play if you know how. Only exception is with under 1 min left in a game, then it’s all fair to score on goalie lock because changing possession would take too long and could kill rest of clock. SUGGESTED: say GL before each game and GG after each game or at least before and after the series. If the puck goes in after the whistle on a delayed penalty shot, it’s a goal. It’s not fair to give the guy a goal back, because then he’s lost the penalty shot chance. My opinion, goalies always block the net, and players try to remember not to shoot at net when you know you have a penalty shot. If you check a player after the whistle who got the “beep” and he gets a penalty shot, I suggest you just press A and dump the puck. Players can discuss and agree upon these before playing if they wish. Highly unlikely scenarios. 9) How can I support this event to make it as great as possible? A: Tune into the live stream. Share the stream on your facebook, Twitter, invite your friends. Subscribe! If anyone you know has an Amazon Prime account, tell them to register on Twitch, connect it, and sub to me. It costs them NOTHING but 5 minutes of their time, and gives $5 USD to me which I use to fund this tourney. Engage in the discourse on the discord page, put thought into matchups if you are in the committee, place a small wager for fun, chat on the stream, host or raid my channel if you are also a streamer. And be nice if/when you lose.
  16. Congrats to 5th seed @Lupz27 on capturing the title with WASHINGTON! All of the final 7 series went to 7 games. BEST SEASON YET! Thank you for your continued participation. We are ALMOST at the finish line! Just 3 chances left. I've bumped out a couple people who lost both series to add in a few others who had messaged to play. We'll keep rotating in the last 2 seasons to try to give everyone who wants a shot, their last kick at the can! 1) @JSchmidt - NEW JERSEY 2) @Sebe_The_Legend - NEW YORK ISLANDERS 3) @kazelegend - HARTFORD 4) @chaos - PITTSBURGH 5) @hokkeefan - ST LOUIS 6) @mrt1974 - WASHINGTON 7) @szpakattack - EDMONTON 8) @sheehy - WINNIPEG 9) @niuhuskie224 - LOS ANGELES 10) @aepurniet - BOSTON 11) @DPS - CALGARY 12) @Raidercanuck1329 - DETROIT 13) @TecmoJon- BUFFALO 14) @kidswasted - CHICAGO 15) @jessebaran (bombjack) - ALL STARS WEST 16) @jay22 (whalersmightwin)- ALL STARS EAST Waitlist: @SlapshotSean @Joe H @lego @onceaguru @DoubleDown Tier 0 - ASW/ASETier 1 - DET, CHI, BUFTier 2 - VAN, MTL, BOS Tier 3 - WPG, LA, CGY Tier 4 - DAL, TOR, QUE Tier 5 - NYR, PHI, EDM Tier 6 - PIT, STL, WSH Tier 7 - NJD, NYI, HFDTier 8 - TB, FLA, SJ, ANA, OTT
  17. Team: Toronto LW: Gilmour C: Clark RW: Emerson LD: Lowe RD: Wilson G: McLean Extra: Amonte
  18. sounds fun! love the idea of a farm league. good luck to all C players
  19. Congrats to @Mitch Kramer (AKA Chris O) ... Down 3-0 to someone who I would say is around 4th-8th best in the world, and somehow finds 4 wins in a row to take the title. Well deserved, and great entertainment for all!!! Thanks for allowing me to stream that. Here's our season 13 lineup below. My wait list is all out of whack, so I'm just throwing in people who have been badgering me to get in for a while, and so I apologize if you aren't in when you think you could/should be. Make sure to badger me in DMs and I'll get YOU in the next one!! Good luck to all participants!! Only 4 more chances to win and punch your ticket to the OHPL Master Series where the 16 winners will face off for cool cash and prizes. Nobody *really* voted much, but whatever... we'll ditch All Star Teams for the foreseeable future. Trading allowed between players, or changing teams within same tier or below. GOOD LUCK! Please reply here or DM on discord about your team and matchup. Thanks for your continue participation!! 1) @JSchmidt - FLORIDA 2) @Sebe_The_Legend - TAMPA BAY 3) @kazelegend - ST. LOUIS 4) @hokkeefan - NEW YORK RANGERS 5) @Lupz27- WASHINGTON 6) @mrt1974 - EDMONTON 7) @szpakattack - PHILLY 8) @sheehy - TORONTO 9) @DPS -QUEBEC 10) @niuhuskie224 - DALLAS 11) @aepurniet - LOS ANGELES 12) @Raidercanuck1329 - WINNIPEG 13) @jay22 (whalersmightwin)- MONTREAL 14) @Joe H- BOSTON 15) @SlapshotSean - BUFFALO 16) @jessebaran (bombjack) - DETROIT Waitlist: @chaos @TecmoJon @lego @onceaguru @DoubleDown Tier 0 - ASW/ASETier 1 - DET, CHI, BUFTier 2 - VAN, MTL, BOS Tier 3 - WPG, LA, CGY Tier 4 - DAL, TOR, QUE Tier 5 - NYR, PHI, EDM Tier 6 - PIT, STL, WSH Tier 7 - NJD, NYI, HFDTier 8 - TB, FLA, SJ, ANA, OTT
  20. the only "b***h" move is not using your goalie to stop the cross crease lol. then the next move to beat the goalie control is the reverse spinorama flip. I LOVE the meta in this game!!!
  21. This guy was ahead of his time and I wish this mentality permeated the community more at the time. Sorry I wasn't here to back you up on this.
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