TecmoJon

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  1. Team Name: Capitals LD: Calle Johansson RD: Gary Suter LW: Trevor Linden C: Jeremy Roenick RW: Vincent Damphousse X: Alexnder Semak 3rd D: Greg Hawgood G: Mike 'AJ's Least Favorite Goalie' Vernon Dupes: Semak 28; Hawgood 4; Hrvinak 1
  2. I'll play. Hartford for the sweet purple roadies.
  3. Florida Panthers LW: Lafontaine C: Fedorov RW: Zelepukin LD: Svoboda RD: Driver G: Puppa X: Steve Thomas Make Richer #5
  4. The Florida Panthers organization - blue road sweaters if possible. And whatever, just tell me when to draft and i will get my picks in fast to keep 'er moving.
  5. noted in the team selection post above that this is all pending the home/away split issue being resolved. Though if we max out the number of participants, could be a moot point in the long run as you have also mentioned.
  6. I'll keep this here as a an editable post on teams claimed just in case people are desperate for a specific team. Also, these are subject to future free for all if we need to adjust for home/away splits: @annatar- commish/Anaheim @TecmoJon- Mr. Smithers of the operation/Florida @kidswasted- Boston @dcicon5148- Buffalo @Bob Kudelski- Ottawa @Mooney- Rangers @Triple A- Islanders @thatdrizzle- San Jose @dangler- rom creator/Detroit @koke_45- Vancouver @baberg18- Montreal @McMarkis- New Jersey @lego- Quebec @Gambi- Toronto @birdman8686- Calgary @TheProfessor- Hartford @Harriman/Slippery Pete - Washington @Jammer - KO94IIsnes- Pittsburgh @DanK- Chicago @Decadent - St. Louis @Ellis - Edmonton @Fed- Tampa @angryjay93- Winnipeg @skills324- Philadelphia @stewy- Dallas @TokenToma- Los Angeles
  7. Another piece of the puzzle is the ability of the top level players to understand how the AI works from both experience and game knowledge. @danglerintroduced me to a better d-man partnership for Montreal using Odelein instead of Schneider, which works better for my style of play because the way Odelein positions himself on defense is 'better' than Schneider. @angryjay93and I have discussed the spread of AI defenders in the defensive zone and how he sets up his man controlled defender depending on zone entry and how he expects the AI to respond. @danTML7has mentioned on his stream how elite players place their offensive pieces in general areas before passing during possession moves after zone entry which allows for better organization of attack. @JSchmidtand I discussed while playing his ability to eliminate AI threats from his consideration because the AI skated out of position which allows him to attack my skaters with no worry of leaving a true threat open, forcing me into movements that are self defeating. @kingraphhas discussed chemistry issues (as has AJ) on streams about certain teams inability during games to have the AI move in expected ways to maximize the talent on the roster and how elite players recognize it early enough to adjust on the fly. We've all seen UncleSeth manipulate his AI attackers through judicious use of Defensemen entering and exiting the zone to create matchups for other players the AI has moved into the zone at speed. C level players are not thinking on that level - the question: 'why did he do that?' when referring to an AI player doing something 'odd' is greater in C. B level players such as myself understand that the AI is going to move the players in a certain way, and try to manipulate our attacks/defenses to maximize what we perceive the AI to be doing. low-A players start to manipulate through their own skating and player movement the AI coupled with a greater understanding of what the AI is doing depending on circumstance. The top A players are actively maneuvering their players on the ice to 'force' the AI to compensate by moving into better, more advantageous positions on the ice. I've exhied/league played against all of the top guys and outside of my own mistakes (which i need to fix and is a big part of moving from B to A) - the huge differentiator, once adjusting for the experience gap, is the ability of the elite players to 'know' where the AI players are at almost all times while also forcing the AI to adjust to better positions through movements in both the attack and defense phase of the game. N.B. - AI is just an easy way of talking about this, it is obviously a set of logic in the game to move player sprites in ways depending on the various IF-THEN statements that define the player sprite movement on the ice
  8. That is kind of what I'm after. No one is going to willingly choose Pittsburgh v Winnipeg, but some people rightly (or very wrongly) think Dallas v Buffalo might work as a matchup. Is there something funky out there that might be fun? Or something unexpected that plays really nice - in my experience something like Quebec v Islanders can be a nice matchup of teams that is unexpected.
  9. We all have seen some basic matchups that people tend to default and use.... Chicago v Rangers, Boston v Pittsburgh, Philadelphia v St. Louis These teams all have strengths and weaknesses. Does anyone have an out there matchup that they like using? Or what do you look for in picking a matchup? Fast defensemen? Heavy forward lines?
  10. This worked for me. Thanks @chaos @kidswastedand @McMarkis
  11. This thing is still kicking my tail - I'm getting the screen that kidswasted is showing above. Its running in compatibility mode and i installed the library files and Visual Basic 6 but no joy. Any other troubleshooting tips?
  12. This one might sound odd.... In these pieces, which are well written and give a good overview of what line combinations work and why, you mention different strategy types. Could you maybe expand on each of the strategies? I think we all get what 'puck possession' means, but what attributes are best for those players who want to use that strategy with every team? Which teams are best suited for that strategy? One-timers, counter-attacking, aggressive fore checking, all of these can be strategies that have success but what attributes from individual players best suit those strats? It's a big ask, but also allows for a deeper, more nuanced understanding of what you have already written.