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  1. Is there a benchmark against the computer that I should achieve before I start playing against people online? I'm just getting back into 94 and I was never that good in the first place but I'm hoping to get practiced up before I get embarrassed in netplay. I've been trying tons of different teams against the All Star teams with mixed results. In a 5 minute game where you're Anaheim against ASE, what's a decent result against the computer? The Jets vs. ASE? Chicago vs. ASE? ASE vs. Anaheim? Thanks guys, looking forward to getting back into this.
  2. I'm interested if this is still a going concern. I've been away for quite a while, but I'm itching for some old school Genesis hockey.
  3. Time for someone to set this in motion. NHLPA 93 Draft League. No penalties except fighting, no line changes, 5 minute periods. I'm willing to commish and look after stats and the rom and all that although my html skills suck. The biggest problem in every league is finding owners with the same level of commitment. Guys who are really into it and have time are frustrated by the people who have other priorities and maybe not as much time. I think that if a schedule is set up at the beginning of the season (a pair of games against the same player every week) this can be done in a semi-orderly fashion. Everyone will play a pair of games against every other player (double-round robin I guess) and will make the playoffs depending on placement in their division (assigned by location to decrease ping for playoff purposes [and assuming we have enough guys for 2 divisions]). I use Gens and have had good success with it so I propose that we use this emulator. Of course since it's a draft league I'll be hacking up the NHLPA 93 rom with NOSE and distributing it. I guess since everyone else in the world has the AOL chat dealie we'll use that. When signing up, include your e-mail address, AOL name, and city/town. Email: AOL name: girabbitwastaken City: Regina, Saskatchewan
  4. How about instead of a league, we have an informal evening of NHLPA 93. Set a date and time, choose a rom (just so we're all the same). I'm assuming that everyone uses Gens like we did in the NHL 94 Cup chase. If there's 4 guys, great, we can have a little round robin. If there's more all the better; we'll work out something as we go. It could be made into a regular occurance (every Monday or whatever). We would never wait weeks for guys to get their games in. The winner of a given week would hold the belt until the next when they will defend it. We could also have different belts with point caps (only allowed 300 points worth of overall value on the ice at once; no line changes assumed). Good luck finding a night when I can be there.
  5. Yep. Me. Right here. And probably a friend of mine once we start getting some games going. AIM: girabbitwastaken MSN
  6. The 93 board has been pretty dead lately, so I thought I'd throw the idea out of having an NHLPA 93 online league. I was thinking that drafting teams would be fun, possibly with some contracts (so that players move around and things don't get stagnant). Anyone interested? Does anyone even read this board anymore? Go to it!
  7. While Tony Twist was way way better in real life than as rated in NHLPA 93, I was going more for the Mosi Tatupu type (plays way above his stats). I'm sure Dan Vincelette and 3 of the six Ottawa d-men from the game sent a couple of nasty letters to whomever did the ratings in the game.
  8. Thanks muchly for the info. I never would have thought of that. I'm gonna try it!
  9. Maybe I'm blind and missed this, but is there a trade function? Great tool for working with rosters, but having the ability to swap players between teams easily would be awesome. Hopefully I'm just missing it and being an idiot. If anyone has any tips on the fastest way to trade players between teams (possibly using a spreadsheet where the entire roster would be assembled then pasted en masse?) that would be great. Thanks.
  10. girabbit

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    When I play against Quebec I'm not afraid of Owen Nolen, it's Tatarinov that kills me. He's a huge hitter and covers up a lot of the suspect goaltending. Also Super Joe. He's the man. Vancouver has a deep lineup and are also very cool if only because Kirk McLean is awesome. I'm all for Boston, since Cam Neely is a force if you slide him into the centre position. That's my deal, strength up the middle. Pointless rambling finished.
  11. Because I love talking about NHLPA93 and love to hear the sound of my own voice (my own fingers tapping?), I'm starting up a new topic. It seems like there's a bunch of guys that are rated relatively poorly overall but are dynamos on the ice. What gives? Which players do you think are the best bang for their buck? Discuss. Here's a partial list: (I don't want to give too much away) Forwards: Steven Q Yzerman: Yzerman? Yeah, Yzerman. I'm well aware that he's a 95, but he plays like 150. One of the two supermen in the game. So dominant we named "the Yzermaning" after him (7 goals in a game with assists on all other Detroit goals). Bernie Nicholls: So he may be the worst player to ever score 150 points in a season, but I'm not going to hold that against him. Inspired many yells like "Weekend at Bernie's: part one!" and so on. NEmerson: You'd think that Shanny or the Hullster (Hullster knows GTing) would be the Blues' best lamplighters. Nope. It's Emerson, hands down. Brian Bellows: When you can score from anywhere in the offensive zone with a full-power slapshot, you know you've got a keeper. Although it may be the terrible support in Minnesota that make him look so good. David Volek: I'm the first to admit that the only reason I started playing him was because he scored the most important goal in the Canadiens' playoff drive of 1993 (despite not even playing for the team), but he's a really nice compliment to Hogue and Turgeon on the Island. Long Island. Just as long as you don't try to call them the Islanders because Gary's lawyer buddies will sue you so fast... Gary Leeman: Where would this list be without Gary Leeman? Still on this board, but missing the most underrated player in the game. Scores like Lemieux, cheap like Shawn Burr. Steve Bozek and Perry Berezan: Besides Wilson (the Sharks' best offensive threat) and possibly Falloon, these two guys are the only ones who can score on SJ. Including empty netters. Mike Hartman: The sandpaper in Tampa Basically the only guy who can keep up with Semenov and Bradley. Defensemen: Don't need to say much about these guys except they're in two categories: hitters and accesories (excellent match for an elite d-man) Hitters: Sweeney, Tatarinov and Svoboda. Accesories: Per Djoos (come on, say his name out loud. Pear Juice!), Zarley Zalapski and Mark Howe. I alway forget Howe because he's on the second page of Philly d-men, but he's well worth it. That's it. No point in rating the goalies since I mostly like playing with teams that only have one goalie. And the guys I like as a kid beacuse of their names. Vincent Riendeau, Mike Liut, Don Beaupre (how can I choose between those two!), Rejean Lemelin, Brian Hayward, etc. With NOSE this sort of talk becomes nearly semi-useful...
  12. If this is the sign-up, count me in. I don't have anyone I want to play with in particular, so I'm easy that way. The only thing is that I seem to be far away from the rest of you, therefore the ping is high. If you're willing to play with a high pinger I'm game. The biggest problem will be getting 4 people online at the same time. The best thing to do may be to decide on a night, see who shows up and improv a tourney format. I'm willing to do this, as I've done lots of formats for different amounts of players. Or we could set up an informal "league" where we meet and play for fun on any given night (or weekend afternoon, if that's when people are available). There it is. Let's get this party started.
  13. This will change everything.
  14. Wow. Great posts guys. If you ever need someone for that NHLPA 93 league (one team per conference) I'm your man. I love being the crappy teams (SJ, TB, Ott etc.) and trying to scratch out a defensive gem. But I have to take issue with line changes. I don't know why people love line changes. I can't stand them. When you play with line changes it gets way harder to compete with the best teams (depthwise). If you play without line changes with Tampa Bay, you can actually put out a decent group of forwards (Semenov, Bradley and Hartman) who can score like crazy. With line changes, you end up just holding on until your good players get on there (yeah, I'm talking about you Dan Vincelette). I just like to be able to use all the teams without having things totally uneven. Ever think about drafting players for your NHLPA93 league? NOSE is pretty easy to use. I was thinking of having a league where you draft players and at least half of the players have to be born within 300 km of the "franchise base" which would be decided by the player after drafting them. You could have Dynamo Moscow (Bure, Mogilny, etc.), Salmon Arm Salmons (Yzerman, Sakic, anyone from BC), the Davidson Goliaths (Fleury, Clark, Jeff Brown) or the Viking Vikings (Sutter, Sutter and Sutter). I think that would be really cool. No line changes of course, as it would be tough enough to get 3 people from the same area without people poaching. What are these hfboards of which you speak? I'm intrigued.
  15. I guess I mustn't have been very clear. In the theoretical league that will never happen the winner of each division will be the one that placed highest in the standings. No playoff for the title or contender match. That's what I meant by European style. Moot point since it'll never happen. I suppose at the end of 8 months or so we could have a "Champions League" where the winners of each month face off in a single elimination tourney. By making it based on the round robin standings, this format eliminates the need for the title contender and title match. It would make for smaller leagues (but hopefully more dedicated ones, as nhlpa93rules suggests) but that's where the beauty of the promotion and relegation comes in. On the downside, there's less excitement as there's no official and definitive title match. But it does provide more excitement for us basement dwellers as we have an insignificant title to play for. I am not knocking the Cup Chase format. I like it a lot, but I love theorizing about epic leagues that never come to fruition. JA