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  1. Please remember to use this spreadsheet to help you build your line combinations.


    Feature: Also, after 32 games have been completed for your team, you may readjust your lines ONCE during the season so long as they continue to adhere to the rules. If you do not use this feature before the start of the playoffs, you forfeit the right to use it.


    Los Angeles Kings:




    Extras: Chapdlaine, Rychel

  2. Here's what we have been waiting for boys, the draft order reveal for Season 1!

    I used a weighted system giving less experienced players a greater shot at the top pick while more experienced players had a smaller chance. 

    And now for the order!

    1. Chaos - Detroit
    2. Dantml7 - Chicago
    3. Mr. T - Boston
    4. Chris O - Montreal
    5. Schmidt - Rangers
    6. MikeGartner22 - Calgary
    7. Angryjay93 - Los Angeles
    8. Corbettkb - Quebec
    9. KingRaph - Dallas

    Now, before drafting your team, please refer to the below spreadsheet as it will dictate which players will need to be used on the top two lines. 


    Lets run through an example with Pittsburgh to help explain this.

    Forwards that must be used on the top two lines in any combo: Lemieux, Jagr, Mullen, and Stevens and/or Francis. (You may use Stevens & Francis on line 2 but at least one of them must be on Line 2 - If Stevens is selected for line 2, then Francis must play on Line 3 or vice versa)

    Defense that must be used on the top two lines in any combo: Murphy & Samuelsson 

    That's it for Pittsburgh's restrictions, I don't care which position the listed players play, they just have to show up somewhere in the top 2 lines. 

    Hopefully this provides some structure while still allowing for a lot of freedom. This list can always be revisited moving into future seasons.

    All that said, Chaos is on the clock!

  3. After a successful Season 0, the Line Rolling League is looking to get off the ground with a more expanded Season 1.

    Please read on for league details/rules, I will start a new thread for the draft order and lineup restrictions.


    @corbettkb @kingraph @JSchmidt @Mike Gartner  @chaos @danTML7 @Mitch Kramer Mr. T, Angryjay93

    Season Length: 64 games (8 games vs each opponent, 4 home & 4 away)

    Playoff Eligibility: Top 6 teams qualify with the top two teams receiving a bye. Hard bracket (no reseeding). Tiebreakers will be wins -> head to head -> head to head goal differential -> overall goal differential

    Series Format: When playing an opponent choose which team will be home and then run lines 1-4 in order if possible. Please try to avoid jumping from random lines unless agreed upon before playing games.

    Teams Eligible: We will be using a progressive format where all teams selected in Season 1 will be ineligible for Season 2. League participation may vary so I would like to be flexible with the progression, I won't demand that every team be used before making all teams eligible again. 

    Line Combos: Line combos must be set before the start of the season and adhere to certain restrictions for each team (This will be detailed further in the Draft thread). 4th lines will be up for review on an as needed basis just to ensure they remain within the spirit of the league. In season/or in game a team may move players around to new positions but the same 5 man unit must be iced. New Feature:  At anytime after game 32, a team may restructure their lines and re-post them ONCE, so long as they still adhere to the rules for their team. If a team does not use this one time option before playoffs, they forfeit the right to use it.

    Goalies:  Backup goalies will be used for games involving Line 3 & 4. In playoffs, once a team reaches their 3rd line, the backup goalie will be brought in. 3rd Goalies: If a team has 3 goalies, the player may choose which backup to use for the Line 3 and 4 games. The same backup can play both games or the backups can split. 

    Penalties: 1 minute penalties will continue to be used moving into Season 1.

    Penalty Subs: If anyone is willing to edit the rom, we will put lower line/rated players in as subs (I will provide list). If no one is willing, subs will remain as is.

    Injury Subs: If a player is injured, he must be replaced with a player from a lower line. If the duration of the injury is for the period, the player must be subbed back into the game once healthy again.

    7th/8th Dmen: If a team only has 7 defense on their roster,  the lowest rated player from Line 3 must be used on Line 4 (unless someone wants to import an 8th dman for me where I will provide the ratings). 

    Playoff Series: All playoff series are 7 games with game 1 consisting of Line 1 v Line 1. The winner of game one will move down to line 2, game 2 will consist of Line 2 v Line 1 where the winner of this game will again move down one line. Eventually, if the series gets to game 7 it will be Line 4 v Line 4. The first team to win a game with each of its lines moves onto the next round. 

    Future Drafts: Future draft orders will take into account previous league performance.

    If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask them below. Otherwise, best of luck to everyone and lets enjoy this season!

  4. The title kind of makes it sound like a monster movie.

    Just in case one is interested in a bit more detail, I did do a little write up regarding the games.

    Game 11: AJ (Fla) vs TomKabs (Anh)

    Obviously I was able to pick the game here as I had already had planned long ahead of time that I would attempt to drag TomKabs through my torture 101 class. I wasn't concerned with what team I'd get because my strategy was the same regardless. I wanted to drag the speed of this game to the minimal amount and make TomKabs as uncomfortable as possible. It seemed to have worked as Tomkabs played into my strategy as he tried to push the pace of the game as best he could. All I wanted to do was stretch his formation out and then counter when possible. It did take a while but I was able to get out to a 2-0 lead before TomKabs found an answer late in the 2nd period to make it 2-1 heading into the third. I stuck to my guns and never allowed a quality chance in the 3rd as I was able to successfully stymie TK into submission. A tough game indeed as TK fared better than I had expected but I felt I was really finding my groove at this point as any team I picked was playing well.

    Result: AJ 2 - TK 1


    Game 14: AJ (Chi) vs. TomKabs (Buf)

    To say that TK wanted to give me some pay back would be a bit of an understatement. The guy was out for blood and his team selection showed it. I decided to give Roenick a shot as I felt he would be tougher to deal with than Mogilny considering the supporting cast for each team. I've watched a lot of TK's tape with high skilled players at his disposal and it can get a bit graphic what he does to his opponent. I wasn't going to allow myself to be a victim and I've actually been developing very specific tech to deal with TK and I have to say it worked wonders in this game. I jumped out to a fast lead and never allowed TK to get all that close. I kept him guessing as to what to do on defense and didn't let Mogilny get much open ice to work with. This was the exact kind of game I needed to get me back on track and feel confident going into the top 3.

    Result: AJ 5 - TK 2

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  5. Just a few notes before I display my lines.

    - 12 different forwards and 8 defense must be used.

    - For season 0 there are no in game subs. You may switch up the positions each player plays but the actual players must remain the same. 

    - If an injury occurs, a sub from a lower line or your reserves must be iced. If a 4th line defender is hurt, a player from Line 3 must enter unless you have 9 defenders (Montreal).

    - No subs required for penalties, you get who you get. 

    - Lines are locked for the season. It's a short season with testing be a huge component of this. I want as much control for this experiment as possible and to get through it rather quickly so we can have a more expansive Season 1. 

    - As of now, no backup goalie play is required.

    Boston Bruins:

    Line 1: Juneau-Neely-Oates-Wesley-Bourque

    Line 2: Kvartalnov-Ruzicka-Poulin-Sweeney-Murphy

    Line 3: Pantaleyev-Douris-Donato-Featherston-Shaw

    Line 4: Leach-Heinze-Reid-Roberts-Wiemer









  6. Raph selects the Rangers and that concludes the draft!

    Feel free to run exhibitions and figure out your lines. During this time I will be setting up a line combo thread and getting in contact with Chaos to get us set up online.

    I will post my lines first so guys can get an idea of what I'm looking for here. 

    Lastly, if anyone has a classic rom with 1 minute penalties, then we will be all set.

  7. 5 minutes ago, corbettkb said:

    Are you required to use your backup goalie, like say, must use backup goalie once every 4 games or somesuch could  work?

    Great question. This is another thing I will be monitoring and asking for input after the pilot season. 

    That said, for the pilot, you will not be required to use a backup.

  8. Below is the draft order for Season 0, I didn't expect to do it yet but I felt so productive this morning that I just couldn't stop myself. 

    1. Corbett - Detroit

    2. MikeGartner - Montreal

    3. DanTml7 - Chicago

    4. Schmidt - Vancouver

    5. Angryjay93 - Boston

    6. Kingraph

    Schmidt is on the clock. Please post your selection within this thread. I will figure out how to get us a discord channel a little later on.

  9. All right boys, looks like we got our 6 guys with Dantml7 signing up.

    I will be doing a random draft order and should have that posted over the next couple days. During the draft, I will also be setting up a thread for our Season 0 line combinations while working with Chaos to get us up and running on the website.

    Again, I'd like for this league to start right around the conclusion of classic playoffs. Please take advantage of this time to learn your roster and experiment with things a bit. I'm really excited to see how this season turns out.

  10. 10 minutes ago, smozoma said:

    Thoughts on using the hack that allows B-checking with no penalties? Then you don't have to worry about Selanne coming on for the 4th line PK, or injuries.

    This is something I know I'll be looking at very closely in the pilot. I'm going to 1 minute penalties to start because I can already anticipate 2 minutes penalties being an issue.

    I don't want to nix power plays right out the gate but if I see a lot of shorthanded goals by star players in lower line games, then I would go to a no penalty league .

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  11. 47 minutes ago, kingraph said:

    Sounds cool, count me in for the pilot!  

    The only question I have is why not have Robi on the 4th line?  If I was LA for example, I would choose to have someone like Sandstrom on line 1, Gretzky on line 2, Carson on line 3, and Robitaille on line 4?  From a strategy perspective, I'd rather have my top talent spread out among the 4 lines vs stacking line 1.  But if that's not the spirit of the league, I understand that as well.  I don't want to over complicate anything, I'll go with the flow.

    I wrestled with this idea as well but I'd like to let the meat and potato guys carry line 3 and 4 for the pilot season. To me, part of the appeal of this league is to let those guys get some game action and be a focal point, not just be the means to an end by feeding a 1st line caliber player. 

    Based on the feedback of season 0, we could change over to open line combos where there are no set lineups every series. The only rule would be to use 12 different forwards and 8 different defenseman for the 4 games.

    For now, I feel determining our lines before the season and sticking with that formula will give us some structure to work with and a more controlled experiment. Once I see the basis of the idea works and is fun, we can open the doors to other things.


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  12. Line Rolling League (Name Still being workshopped)

    Overview: Line change leagues have been few and far between but I think I have an idea that could gather a bit more support and interest, hence the Line Rolling League. I would like to start with Season 0 as sort of a pilot season to test the theory of this league. I'm looking for 6 dedicated coaches to play a 20 game season over a 2-3 week period once classic league playoffs have concluded. Top 4 teams make the playoffs where a best of 7 would be played in both rounds to decide a winner.

    Season Rules: 

    - Every team plays each other 4 times.

    - Each team, prior to the start of the season will be allowed to select a team in a draft where order is determined randomly. Once a team is drafted, the coach must create 4 different lines and post them on the forum. No changes will be allowed once the season starts. 

    - I don't want to get into a bunch of rules during a pilot season but I'm hoping guys would have the courtesy to not put top line players on line 3 or 4. I get putting Robitaille on line 2 for LA but I'm not down with Robitaille on line 4.

    - During the 4 game series with an opponent, each game will feature a matchup between different lines. Ex: Game 1 features Line 1 v Line 1, Game 2 features Line 2 v Line 2 and so on. Once your series is complete, you will have rolled your lines without having to use actual line changes.

    - All other rules are same (5 minute period, penalties on except offsides, manual goalie, line changes off)

    - If a player is injured during the game, a player must be subbed in from a lower line, if its a Line 4 player, you must use a reserve player.

    - For penalties, you get who you get as a sub, no sense slowing the pace of the game down. (This rule will be under close scrutiny, I may go to a no penalty league with a working b check if needed).

    - One minute penalties

    - Some teams have 7 defense, Line 4 will consist of the 7th dman and a player from Line 3

    Playoff Rules: 

    - The only  real difference is how a series is won. Game 1 features Line 1 v Line 1, whoever wins game 1 must move on to Line 2 meaning Game 2 is Line 2 v Line 1. If the same team wins game 2, then it is Line 3 v Line 1. The series will continue with this format until a team wins with all 4 lines, sweeps will be progressively harder as the matchup disadvantage increases. Game 7 would naturally feature Line 4 v Line 4. 

    Interested players:

    Angryjay, Tex, MikeGartner, Kingraph, Schmidt, Dantml

    Looking for 0 more player:

    For the pilot season, I'd like to keep things to a minimum of 6 teams to ensure all lineups have 4 fairly strong lines. If this league format interests you and you are able to be dedicated over a 3-4 week time span then please show your interest in a post below. 

    After the season is over, I'd like to review how things went and then make changes from there for a true Season 1. I'd prefer to not over commit on such an unusual idea because if it truly needs a lot of reworking, it's only 20+ games of your life being thrown away. 


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