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Everything posted by angryjay93

  1. Nicely done raph. All this info almost makes me want to participate in a draft again. Love the breakdown and rational thought processing here. I'll always be partial to "just give me 6 guys and let's go!" some old habits just die hard.
  2. Lots of great points here but if I may add one its the ability to play the meta game can make a B player an A player and a lower end A player a top tier A player. what i mean by meta is that you gain the understanding of how another persons brain works and how to use it against them. Often times, I like to create scoring chances where I'm either forking people (creating two possible chances at a goal simultaneously) or I have a single chance that I can convert in multiple ways (breakaways mainly). A lot of the time in these situations you dont necessarily have time to react, you just have to know how someone will react to a situation and take advantage of it. Some guys take away whats obvious, some guys take away whats cute, while others vary their tactics. Where the real trick lies is in what happens when someone figures out what you want to do. How do you use that information against them? Depending on who I'm playing, I'll either just keep doing the same thing, change up constantly, or literally do nothing and have the other person just give me what I want for free. You can have all the offensive/defensive systems, amazing reactions, great players, amd fantastic GC. But when someone can get in your head and always be a step ahead mentally, you can throw all that other stuff out the window because while you second guess what you want to do, their decision was made before the situation was presented and that red light is going off behind your goalie.
  3. I kind of have the same theory raph. I just played a playoff run with Freddy olausson and his 9 weight with a 1 check. I did a lot of cb with him and it wasn't good, he has issues with 6-7 weight but seemed ok when it got down to 5 or below.
  4. Typically as coach said I try to find ways to make the computer more challenging but in preparation for Toronto last year I wanted to gather training with all the teams and I made an attempt to play a best of 7 series playoff run with all the teams by starting with Anaheim and going through the teams alphabetically. I only managed to make it through Quebec before Toronto and I only just recently finished my final series with Winnipeg. As a part of this 7 game series I just pinned my ears back and went full bore on the computer with the following rules. 5 minute periods penalties on, offsides off line changes off use best line possible (I did some experimenting) use manual goalie on cpu breakaways in general, pick the toughest 1st round match up to start off with I plan on posting my stats in my building lines section to get more info on all the players out into the public. I think there is room to improve on my stats and if you think you can then go for it. It's not all about leading scorers though, I want to try and see if there are certain players that take more penalties on a consistent basis, goalies that have higher save %, who shoots at a high percentage, etc., I'll post a sample of my Anaheim run: Beat Vancouver, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Buffalo in 4 games each Lineup: Semenov-Yake-Loach Ladoucer-Kasatonov Hebert Stats: Yake: 55 g-22a-77 p-126 shots-8 PIM Semenov: 30-33-63-71 shots-14 PIM Loach: 10-13-23-37 shots-2 PIM Kasatonov: 10-13-23-24 shots-26 PIM Ladoucer: 1-19-20-11 shots-8 PIM Loney: 8-3-11-19 shots-4 PIM Hebert: 0-11-11 Bawa: 1-2-3-2 shots-2 PIM Williams:0-2-2-1 shot-0 PIM Hebert: 114 saves-126 shots against-.905 sv% Goals For: 119 (26th) Goals Against: 12 (T7th) Total Shots: 291 (26th) Total PIMS: 64 (T17) Currently I'm working on individual leaderboards (teams are completed) and converting the excel file into something that is easier to present and read as this post is a little sloppy in terms of making things easy to see.I hope that if you decide to look at the cup runs that you find some interesting and informative information and feel inspired to do a few of your own and post them.
  5. I plan on signing up for both systems. If you get 20 solid snes guys outside of me, feel free to leave me out. Not a lot of spots this season. No sense in me taking up two if not needed.
  6. I'll be around for games tonight starting around 930-10 est. Hope to see some buds around
  7. That's fair. Vancouver does have some depth in linden, semenov, and Adams. Buffalo has khmylev and maybe errey. I'd give van the edge there in terms of being able to mix and match. What I learned in the last gdl I was in that speed is useful. Even if it's guys with moderate skill, they can be super useful if deployed appropriately.
  8. In a vacuum I don't question the value of 16. I just don't think he and 89 are a great duo that compliment each other extremely well. But that's my take, I can understand why you may argue that they are. When it comes to tier one teams for me personally I don't think they should have big question marks attached to them. If they do they need to have an incredible strength to counter it. When I look at Buffalo I just see a noticeably less Chicago. At least with Vancouver you get 3 5+ speed guys with comparable skill. That's pretty damn unique and allows them to diversify more than buffalo. That's my take but I think there is plenty of room for both teams in the argument.
  9. Aside from some small preference differences, I do have one question for king. I noticed in another post had buffalo as a tier one team. How do they maintain such status when their defense is worthy of only a 3.5? Sure, Fuhr and mogilny are great but opinions can differ widely on their wings. Just seems like the defense is a huge anchor for a tier one team to carry
  10. It felt like 256 players were in the Toronto tournament!?!?!? It's the wild west we're playing in, Coach is right, things are always are exaggerated, the stories are always better that way.
  11. I'll be around tomorrow night around 930 or 10 est. Send me a message on aim if you plan to be around and what time works for you. Id love to knock out 2 or 3 sets.
  12. Sounds like a fun league. Just a lot of moving parts it seems like. Would need a very dedicated commish and dedicated players
  13. mcphee-skrudland-carbonneau cote-dufresne
  14. Do I also have to go with line 2 if I keep Montreal?
  15. I'm interested depending on format. Id probably like to keep Montreal if possible
  16. I'm pretty sure it is called a flip pass. I remember a video a long time ago showing off a couple flip pass one timers. As far as I know it isn't possible to one time loose pucks. I'm going to watch the video for myself when I get home. Looking forward to it
  17. Very coold stuff bud. I may go check out nba live 95 on the snes now, i love the simple retro basketball games.
  18. I would like more customization. Such as the ability to save a non line change line and a line change set up for all 30 teams instead of 1. I would also like to be able to adjust the computers lines as well so they are more optimized. No more Goulet on line 1 Chicago without line changes and no more Basil Mcrae on line 1 St. Louis with line changes on. I would love to be able to have custom teams so I can create international teams and a have a tournament format. If season mode did make it into NHL 94 somehow I would I go nuts over an expansion draft mode comparable to the one in NHL 99. I would love being able to take a realistic scrub squad to the cup and get guys like Mick Vukota some good run. The ability to have a 4th line would be cool too. Even if its just to double shift some guys so I have easy access to an all-star line 1 if I decided to spread out my scoring over the first three lines. Dip switches would also be good. Street fighter three third strike online version had all sorts of dip switches that allowed a person to pick and choose the best parts from all three versions of street fighter 3 and have the game play that way. Some example dip switches would be one-timers (on, aim assist, off), fighting (on or off), penalties for injuries (on or off), game speed (92, 93, or 94), goalie AI (92, 93, 94), post frequency ( 92, 93, 94), and on and on and on. Any cool touches to make the home ice of each team more tailored to the actual team would be cool (more organ music, specific goal horns, maybe just a bit more detail on the ice specifying which building the game is taking place in.
  19. LOL!!! I may have won the battle in saskatoon but halifax won the war by posting the goofiest pic I took all week and having it show up on youtube
  20. Sadly i may miss out on defending my titles and a great time at coach's on Saturday, this storm just doesn't seem to want to loosen its grip on the mountains this weekend.