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Everything posted by angryjay93

  1. I think the plabax idea is interesting its just the playoffs that seem cumbersome. I like quick and easy playoffs. Once you start throwing in byes... Or two round byes for the top 4 if you really want to do it right... 8-16 play. Losers are eliminated and the 4 winners move on to play 4-8. Winners in that round play 1-4 and the 4 losers continue to b playoff. This way you get the b playoff and the 13-16 don't receive byes. I just think it's terrible the top 4 have to sit around for damn near a month to wait for all this. The flow of the season would be lost for them. The current system isn't perfect but it works. B guys sign up knowing they will face the a guys. This is no secret. If a b guy doesn't want to get bodied they don't have to sign up, simple as that. I play the same 8-10 guys enough as it is, a little League desegregation helps change things up a bit. If a b guy wants to pick my brain after our games I'm always happy to talk shop.
  2. This was written just days before by plabax in the gdl roll call post complain about classic league and you complain about draft league. I agree with what Raph said, go make your own rom and league with everything being equal. Rosters, presets, whatever.
  3. Line changes and goalies at the discretion of the players? Yikes!
  4. Thanks bud, that means the most to me coming from you, especially after we had our issue last season. The fact that we were able to get past it, play an amazing series, and just B.S. about 94 after is what its really all about. It does look like I'll be in GDL XVI before stepping out of that league again. I'll have my eyes on the big prize.
  5. GENS-A has just been completed and before the deadline to boot! I want to thank Zalex for a good series, he had a hell of a playoff run getting through Plabax and Raph (in a sweep no less!) to get to the final. I just felt really strong in the finals, got some good bounces and even managed to injure Roenick early in game 2 for the game when I was already down 1-0 in the series. I'm still gravely disappointed that I lost SNES in game 7 OT. Being able to win that and repeat in GENS would have just been amazing, I cant think of a bigger accomplishment to target in my mind and being that close to getting it makes it all the tougher to swallow. Getting to the finals in any league is hard enough as it is and I think I may have already used up my opportunities to accomplish my goal but we'll just have to see what the future holds. I want to thank everyone on SNES and GENS in the A leagues on a great season this spring. I've been playing this game for damn near 10 years online and I'm still amazed at how much I can level up my game because of the great players we have here in the community. I was pushed to the limit on multiple occasions this season and playoffs, to see the level of play I and my opponents were able to obtain was incredible. Probably the best quality of play I've been privy too. I look forward to next season and seeing where we can go next with this game.
  6. I think raph is trying to drag me into the next league? I'm ok with playing in gdl xvi only. I want to focus on classic again in the fall. Raph has some plan worked out for me so I don't have to deal with drafting or trading. I just want 12 guys on my team and games on my schedule.
  7. SNES is in the books boys and I want to congratulate annatar on a repeat performance this season. The guy put on a master class during the season with the Blues and beat everything in his path during the playoffs. His ability to squeeze out tough games is second to none on the snes side as his 2 OT wins in our series will attest to. It hurts to lose but Annatar is a class act who plays the game the right way. I tip my cap to the SNES champion, well played sir.
  8. I want to congratulate Seth on a great series and an absolute slug fest between a couple of premier heavyweights. Could have just as easily been him playing for the cup and it would have been more than justified after a hotly contested final between he and I last season. Zalex I'm not sure if we can get this series in before I leave town on Thursday morning. Maybe Monday around 5 or 6 EST? Please let me know your availability, Im actually pretty flexible during day time hours early this week. Mon, Tue (because im playing annatar) & Wed later evenings are all bad for me unfortunately.
  9. Im thinking either Sunday night or probably better, Tuesday night. ggs Koke. got by Bob and played me tough for sure.
  10. Koke and I are scheduled for tonight. I'm scheduled to go at Seth on Saturday evening. I leave town next Thursday for a week. If I make either final id love to play zalex or an Annatar before then.
  11. Yeah, that and what king said which amounts to a similar thing. Can't disagree.
  12. Yes a little strange and somewhat awkward especially that I just gave myself a self evaluation since I despise talking like that on the forums these days. I felt it was appropriate though because I think aqua figured we all use the hell out of cb amd pass shots. If we don't then it seems prudent to say how we go about being successful while using other skills or tactics.
  13. I do not pass shoot and I cb sparingly but that's more to the fact that I c check sparingly as well. I get the feeling a lot of people don't necessarily view much of my skills as top tier. I'm not the best deker, my gc isn't the best, I'm not a great body checker, I'm not exactly the fastest with my reactions, etc. If I'm to speak specifically about myself and why I'd still be good without cb check and pass shots is that my focus rarely wavers. I try to make my opponent earn every inch on the ice. I think that's probably the toughest thing about playing me. I'm willing to have a game plan, stick to it and grind it out in a battle of wills. Like I said above, I'm probably not the best at any one game skill but I feel have very few weak spots to exploit and that I read the game well. I see open ice well, I anticipate well, I'm disciplined, strategic, etc. I think there are many instances where someone looks back at a game they played against me and wonder how the hell I win because I didn't do anything special or perceived to be unstoppable. I think the best way to sum me up in nhl 94 player ratings is that I have a bunch of 4 ratings with 6 awareness. I'm good, but not special. my brain makes up for it and allows me to play above my skill level.
  14. Looking back at some of this, I feel it's prudent of me to address why LA and Edmonton were closely ranked. When I did the rankings originally, I remember a few people that I respect highly speak lowly of zhitnik. When I rated zhitnik, I hit him hard with my rating and gave the LA defense a 4. I probably should have ranked LA closer to Buffalo since they have similar options. Buffalo received a 7 which makes me think that a 6 for LA would be a much more reasonable ranking. As for Edmonton I boosted Ranford significantly and gave him a 7.5 rating because other people raved about him in other conversations I was involved in. Also the defense was probably overrated a tad but not all too much I think. Kravchuk and Manson are both plus skilled heavyweights and they seem to have good chemistry together. They received 6.5 but maybe a 6 would be more fair. Lastly I've spent a lot of time with Hrudey over the last year and he's not bad in manual. Id boost his 3 rating to a 3.5 or 4. Id probably take him over a guy like Burke, Vernon, and maybe even Tom Barrasso (I hate fat or clunky goalies). Put all these adjustments together and the teams start to separate a bit and LA pushes closer to the top in a tie with wpg and Edmonton drops down to just above Hartford. This seems right in that the best part of LA is their forwards. But they don't have a top 10 forward, they just have pieces that go great together. While Edmonton is a steady defensive team with a top 10 forward and some journeymen wingers that are respectable enough.
  15. Thank you everyone for helping me get all my games in this season. Especially fenty who played me at 2 am his time.
  16. I appreciate the work chaos, raph, and Hali did in this season and all other seasons before hand. I understand your dilemma because Id be pissed to lose a division because I didn't play a guy who played 9 games in 5 weeks and couldn't sync up with the replacement on short notice. I appreciate the fact I got a couple extra days and will keep in mind that future seasons will be handled different. These guys communicate with us, are transparent, and do their best to help everyone. Thank you good buds!
  17. It seems we have a few different threads attacking the same subject from different angels and through it all I side very much so with Brutus in terms of opinion. We are lucky to have enough guys to fill out leagues at the moment. In the case of snes anyone who did sign up was admitted into the league. There was and is no wait list in the event that random people didn't play. If people don't take personal responsibility then there isn't a whole lot that can be done. Shorter and faster leagues help but aren't an answer all in themselves. The last 92 league that coach ran didn't have the usual completion rate. Why? Because guys didn't take personal responsibility nor was there enough time to make up for a lost time slot. There is a happy medium somewhere but we aren't gonna get it by brow beating slackers and making every league a 20 game sprint with 6 managers. In those leagues any amount of slackers more than 0 kills the league. Again, it comes to personal responsibility. Brutus laid it out in another post where he squeezes game in despite a busy schedule. Without diving into detail, I'm also super busy AND I have to travel across town from where I live to get a connection I can play with. I live in a metro with well over 1 million people and it isn't a short drive. But I've made the time and played 74 out of 80 classic games before the original deadline. The games I missed were with carse who was hardly around and fenty who I have an 8 hour time difference with. I don't expect him to be up at 2-6 AM during the time I'm frequently on so it's no one's fault really. If you want to play games you get them In regardless. If you don't, well the games sure as hell don't play themselves.
  18. I assumed there was an extension because chaos mentioned it in the group chat. Otherwise I would have played plabax Friday night to get the games in. Its really tough to get games in on a holiday weekend too. I wouldn't say a whole week is needed but a couple extra days would be nice.
  19. I'd do ANH/FLA all day every day to him, lol!!! I'm not a big fan of the tier idea. It's too subjective and I think Raph did a post where we did a fairly bang up job as a group in picking even matchups. I tend to like our format as is. I could be into the best of 3 idea that Seth proposed once we are into top 16 or maybe even perhaps top 8. I dont see much point in having it in the preliminary rounds because too many times coaches can be mismatched skill wise and its pointless to use the extra 10 minutes. Plus, it makes any sort of upset that much harder to pull off. Once things are deep into the tournament, I could see why we expand things a tiny bit.
  20. I'll be around Friday evening after 9 pm est. Bo and zalex, any chance either of you will be around?
  21. These are some very sad completion percentages 4 days before the deadline.
  22. Bob, I won't be able to make it online until 9 tonight.
  23. I might be able to get online by 9. If other guys can play Wednesday that would help me out.