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  1. I apologize for being tardy with my report here as I really wanted to post something much earlier. Unfortunately, my food poisoning has really taken a toll on me and I’m still dealing with some lingering effects. I’ve lost nearly 10 pounds since that day but I feel I’m finally ready to make my long overdue post.


    first I just want to thank everyone who showed up and contributed to the events on friday and Saturday. Regardless of the game, I love meeting and playing new people. The more people we have who are passionate about retro gaming, the greater these events become. It was indeed awesome to see the Green Bay event grow like it did not only with more local support but also more out of town players. I know that from day 1 when Troy did everything in his power to get me to show up for the first tournament, that this was the next step he wanted to take to grow the event. I’m really happy for Troy and everyone who contributed to the event, he’s put in a lot of hard work and to see the community come out to support him is simply awesome.


    i quickly want to touch on the Tecmo tournament on Friday as that was a great time. I spent some time learning about Tecmo by watching the retro sports gamers YouTube channel where he did team and playbook breakdowns with another player named Mort. These videos were extremely informative and entertaining to boot. If you havent checked out the retro sports gamers YouTube content you need to do yourself a favor and go check it out. It’s tailor maid for our crowd and I can’t recommend it enough.

    back to the tourney, I knew I wasn’t going to win because I simply didn’t have the experience but I at least wanted to put a scare in someone and of course have fun. In short, the bounces were going my way that night and I was able to use that good fortune to beat a couple of legitimate Tecmo players. they are probably guys I’d beat 1 out of 10 times but I managed to sneak into the semifinals to play the shield who is another seasoned player. I had met him earlier in the Swiss bracket and he handed me my only loss in convincing fashion. He again handed me another convincing loss to eliminate me but I want to do more then just commend his skill in Tecmo. While he was laying the smack down, he was also giving me tips on how to improve my Tecmo game which I immediately put to use. He gave me some great stuff to work with and I hope to use it in future events because I do want to keep putting some time into the game. Something tells me that with enough dedication I can get to a competent level. Thanks to guys like the shield, Troy, mort, and Tom they have motivated me to get better at Tecmo. I hope as nhl94 players we can do the same to others who may not have the experience but show interest.

    moving onto Saturday I felt good in the morning after a good night sleep. That feeling was quickly ruined unknowingly by my breakfast. There weren’t a lot of food options I was willing to eat around the location of the hotel and the event. I had a lot of snacks for later in the day but no breakfast items and thus  I ate the hotel breakfast. As I mentioned, that was the beginning of my downfall but I’ll dive into that later.

    the first tourney of the day was snes, but before that Troy and the organist produced riveting renditions of the Canadian and American national anthems to get our blood pumping. My group consisted of myself and the trio from the retro sports gamer YouTube channel. I had a blast with these guys, they are good ol boys who love sports and sports video games just like I do. I was able to jump on the stream to do some commentary and Tom did his best work to carry me along. In return I tried to give them some pointers about the game when I could. If they ever want to have me over for some Tecmo games, I’d be more than happy to oblige and subject myself to some ass kickings. They are good sports, a ton of fun to be round and their stream caught some great action throughout the day.

    Once in the elimination part of the tourney I worked my way into the quarters without a hitch where I’d square off with smozoma. Looking back on the day, I could feel myself deteriorate right after group play concluded. My stomach was starting to get torn apart but it just felt like I was hungry so I ate some snacks and figured I’d be fine. By the time the quarters rolled around the pain hadn’t gone away. If anything it was just more intense but I didn’t want to think about it as I had a serious matchup with smozoma. I knew he would be my first real test and he didn’t disappoint as he won game one. I came back strong in game 2 and was now faced with a critical game 3. Smozoma carried a lead in the dying seconds of game three but I somehow managed to score and tie the game with only 1 second left in the third. Smozoma was on point throughout the set, composed himself and won the game early in overtime on a delayed penalty. 

    I was extremely disappointed with that result but it was the one I deserved. Smozoma was clicking and there weren’t many things for me to take advantage of. I didn’t create my own luck out there and paid the price for it.

    in my head I attempted to spin this into a positive because my pain was continuing to intensify. I kept telling myself I was just really hungry so I ate more snacks and actually broke down for a McDonald’s run since I had the time to burn before the gens tournament. I bought some fries and Powerade convincing myself this was what I needed to feel better. I also didn’t have much choice because there weren’t many quick food options around.

    after Raph won snes we quickly transitioned into the gems tourney which had a modified group format. I was greatly thankful for this modification as it meant two less group games. I already knew my McDonald’s run was in vain because now not only was I suffering from the severe stomach pain but I was also getting the chills/sweats and general body soreness. In between group games I was running back to the hotel room because I simply needed to monopolize a bathroom and it would have been rude to use the one bathroom on site that I was sharing with 40 other people. 

    I managed to make it through the group stage as the #1 seed and I used the time from the first round bye to lock myself in the hotel bathroom. I knew my situation was dire at this point as it simply hurt like hell to stand up. I tried my best to keep everything under wraps because I didn’t want to negatively affect the tourney but at this point I had to let one person know my situation because my absences were becoming longer and longer. It also wouldn’t have been acceptable to just vanish at this point.

    i dragged myself out of the hotel room for knockout play and faced off against EA in my first matchup. We played two closely fought games but I was able to pull through somehow. Ea and I go way back, those games always mean a lot to both of us and I think he steps his game up every time we face off. He’s one of the best I ever played and he deserved a lot better fate than being knocked out in the round of 16.

    next up I played jer33 who is a class act of a guy. You won’t meet a much nicer person but I know he was licking his chops to try and knock me off. As the series went on my pain started to move towards the intolerable level but I did my best to ignore it. I tried to talk a bit with him durIng the game but I was starting to talk unintelligibly and probably only sounded like a moron. I think both games were close for the most part with me pulling away a bit at the end and I took the series in two. 

    Instead of waiting around for my semifinal matchup I ran off to the hotel. In the parking lot en route to the hotel I nearly lost it as I started dry heaving. At this point I knew my chances of coming back were slim but I decidedly to head to the hotel anyway. The pain was no longer tolerable at this point, standing was not an option and I was chained to the bathroom. Things were so bad that at some point I texted Troy to let him know I wasn’t coming back. Shortly after that there was a breakthrough as I did my best Glenn Hall pregame impression. I felt better after this but had no clue how long that feeling would last. I decided to run with it as I didn’t come all the way to Green Bay to lose. I called Troy and asked him if it was too late for me to comeback. He told me to just come down and so there I went as fast as I could (which wasn’t fast at all) back to the tourney. 

    I faced off against smozoma in the semis and I sure as he’ll  wasn’t going to let him oust me again regardless of how I felt. I got my revenge in two games, including a 4-0 victory with my local San Jose Sharks.


    then came the finals and I’ll be completely honest, I felt like trash and just wanted to lock myself in a bathroom. EA being privy to my situation acted like the cut man in my corner and provided a couple Advil for me which if nothing else served as placebo. 

    Despite how i felt, I wanted to win more than anything else and I wasn’t going to let Raph off easy. I honestly don’t remember much, the games were so fast paced and full and of goals  that I doubt I could recollect much under normal circumstances. In the end I got beat by Raph who played his ass off. I gave him everything I had and there are no excuses to give. I lost, Raph won, and I’d like to think I made him earn that one in three games. He came ready to play and proved why he’s the best. In the words of teddy kgb, “he beat me...straight that man his money!”

    i just want to apologize for not being around for the trophy presentation because I wanted to be there to support Raph and the tournament but I had to run off after the final whistle. When the time ran out on our final game, the time ran out on everything inside of me and I had a post game performance that would have made Glenn Hall cringe. 

    I’m also sad I wasn’t in the final picture the group took after the trophy presentation. I really wanted to be a part of that and wish it could have waited. Then again I did run off without explanation.

    all that said, I had a great time and enjoyed seeing everyone again. Thank you to Troy, edge vr, Arda Ocal, the organist among others. Also congrats to kingRaph on completing the Green Bay sweep. Hope to see everyone again next time.

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  2. Hey Mikey, great to hear from you again and see that you’re recharged. It’s important to set the time aside for that. I’ve taken a lot of time myself to recharge myself for the online community and I think I’m ready to start posting a bit again.


    anyways, back to the documentary. I think what this company wants to do with the content sounds great. You get to have the stand alone movie that you worked so hard on and other videos dedicated to other stuff that I think the hardcore crowd will really be into. I know I’m interested greatly in the interviews and would just love to have that raw footage available at the click of a button.


    i wish the money was a bit better for you, I know you spent a lot of your own money traveling, creating the movie, holding the two tournaments ,etc. I just want to say thank you for doing that. I know for me personally it has opened a lot of doors to travel and meet people from all over. All of the live events have been my favorite part of the nhl 94 experience. Who knows where we would be as a community without the live tournaments and your documentary. 


    Thank you again a bud and please keep us posted on future developments as they come in.

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  3. When I went in 2016, I stayed in an air b&b in long island city. It was hit and miss like most redevelopment areas are. I was a block away from the subway and lucky enough for me chaos was willing to give me a lift deeper into long island. 


    Staying anywhere in or near NYC will cost you a bundle. Your best bet is to room with someone and plan out your logistics ahead of time as they change dramatically depending on the airport. Ex: I arrived in Newark and departed from la Guardia.


    LIRR is your best bet away from the city, but it is far more expensive than the subway. You'll also need Ubers and other things away from the city, those expenses can pile up quickly. My best suggestion is to compare costs of staying in NYC and not. Just don't try to get too cute in the city and run things by the NYC guys in the forum as they will likely be able to help out with the nuances of your trip.

  4. I've been both of Troy's tournaments and have enjoyed myself throughly each time. The setup is always great, the organization is on point, and the production value is high. Troy always makes sure everyone is taken care of and I highly recommend attending his events.


    I plan on being there and playing in both tournaments. The NHL 94 is great and the side games are always something to behold. Tecmo super bowl, street fighter 2, and mortal Kombat 1 & 2 are popular side games. If you play Troy in any of those titles, bring your A+ game or prepare to take a beating. 

    Looking forward to seeing the great lakes buds again.

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  5. 2 minutes ago, halifax said:

    apologies fellas. I had plans to update all the games with the teams used...but it seems i'm missing entire groups of matches.

    This I think was my main/only real complaint. I would have loved a smozma type spreadsheet from the last big King of 94 event. I know all us stat junkies love that stuff.

    As a person who played 32 games that night, noticing anything that didn't take place on a tv screen was going to be a tall task. This is one way of saying how everything ran so smoothly from a tournament standpoint. 32 games and I never felt overwhelmed nor did I have too much downtime. The night just flowed perfectly despite having 5 less monitors than anticipated. I can't be any more positive about the flow of the tournament, it was incredible. 

    Everyone I met was great to be around, no one with even so much as a hint of a bad attitude. Just a lot of passionate people looking to play a great game, I couldn't have asked for anything more.

    The stream from the fellas of Settle it on the Screen was another great addition to the atmosphere. The commentary from them, Mikey, Halifax, and Arda was always entertaining. I could occasionally hear a bit of it from my seat while playing a game and I had to catch myself from laughing out loud a few times.

    I largely agree with Coaches post on the rest of how I feel but I understand that efforts were made in some of the minus areas to no avail. Sometimes that happens, that said I still had an amazing time.

  6. It's fine that you were allowed in the playoffs. But don't you think there comes a point where you should say, "Ok, maybe I should drop.. I won't be able to play for a month"? I'm sure most guys would rather see you take that responsibility than delay the playoffs.

    Did Raph allow you in on the condition that you would lose 11+ days of productivity due to "jet lag" and "dealing with the holidays"? Probably not, because he doesn't have the lack of intelligence required to think of such scenarios.

    Again, you don't understand how priorities can work. Go on your vacations, but if it interferes with your playoff series and you need to make everyone else wait 30 days to compensate for it then drop the league. Why would you NOT go on a vacation that you paid for just to play in a FREE league that you can re-register for within a number of months?

    It's a shame that McMikey or w/e his name is and those stupid scrubs that you destroy at the live events have blown your head up. Stick to playing with Florida and San Jose against those D-level players. You don't seem to keep them waiting.

    Yes, keep attacking me and other members of the community.

    Just brilliant

  7. Thank you Halifax bud, I'm deeply humbled by you awarding me bud of the year but I politely decline.

    This has been an incredible time for me personally in the 94 world, especially when considering all the live events Ive been able to attend. It has been a pleasure to spend time with buds ranging from the creator of the site to the newst of buds, especially those in Green Bay as Trojan headlined an amazing group of new 94 players. I dont take it lightly that people have welcomed me in three different countries and at times have opened up their homes to me in order for me to attend tournaments, be a part of a documentary, or just to enjoy hanging out together.. I'm a very lucky individual and I really do hope to further the live scene to the best of my ability.

    Unfortunately, I'm completely disenfranchised with the GENS online scene and I feel like my negativity towards it regardless of how composed it may (or may not be) is something that I dont think reflects well on the online community and its attempt to grow stronger.

    I think we have many other buds who provide as much of a positive impact if not more to the community without the controversy that I can bring at times. All of the other buds that were also recognized along with so many others (including you Halifax!) I think are better candidates for such recognition.

    I hope the NHL 94 live scene and online community grows bigger and stronger in 2017. May the GA be with you.

  8. Most people hate we spent our time competing in a season & after several months, still are not in the finals. A leagues completion becomes the interest of all involved, not just the guys at end end. It motivates everyone for the next time around.

    While Plabax may go about saying it/things/points the wrong way, this is back to back leagues you are an issue in advancing the playoffs.

    FPB has been waiting to play so long he's probably developed arthritis as an old man.

    You can't blame this delay on Plabax and while I get not liking him & wanting to give him the bird, I'm chiming in here to let you know there are people who played in classic & feel you have given us the bird by holding it up this long.

    I planned my most recent vacation in May, well before any fall season was confirmed. I knew my vacation could pose a problem as the season went on and I brought it up to Raph. Like it or not I was allowed in the playoffs, hell Id even go so far as to say I was encouraged to be in the playoffs despite my situation.

    I busted my ass before my trip to get my 2 snes series in and my 1 gens series in. I did what I could to get my series in with FPB but it didnt work out. I come back on the 16th to work two jobs, deal with the holidays and try to overcome jet lag after flying in from eastern europe. Granted, I didnt try to find FPB but on the other hand where is he? He has not shown up on the forums nor taken any time to communicate with me saying what his availability is. Yet somehow this is ALL my fault.

    I play my games and I play playoffs. My two issues occurred because I went to a live event which caused my opponent to throw the biggest hissy fit in NHL 94 online history despite the fact that we had a week left to play our games and he never tried to set up a time with me. The other time because I went on a trip planned well ahead of time and my opponent is awol/uncommunicative when I return.

    If you think Im giving you the finger bud, then I got another one for you. You guys treat me like this because you know Im not going to fly off the handle by going on a huge expletive filled tirade or act like some petulant kid.

    What I'm hearing in all this is I shouldnt go to live events nor should I go on vacations that I paid for and planned months ahead of time if they happen to interfere with any sort of online playoff series.

    Whether thats the case or not, I dont care. Once Im done in this classic playoffs, Im gone. The rest of you guys on Gens can deal with all the garbage that Im seeing here. Frankly, I dont have the energy to gutter snipe with you guys. Im done dealing with unreasonable people.

    Good luck to you Gens buds, youre going to need it.

  9. What I mean is that instead of asking Raph, resign. FPB active or not, it seems as if you wouldn't be able to play anyway. If that isn't the case, then it's up to FPB to take responsibility and resign.

    What you mean is do whatever I didn't do so that you can be right and I'm wrong.

    This situation doesn't involve you, your comments are not productive and I don't recall you resigning from the same league even though you didnt play your season games because you "forgot" the deadline.

    Don't worry, your attitude has driven me out of all online leagues for the foreseeable future. Just do the community a favor by staying quiet and playing your games.

  10. I think people should start resigning if they can't play. This does not have to do with AJ specifically... he just happens to be the guy who should resign in this case. You can always just sign up for the next league.

    I brought up my situation to raph before the end of the season and he gave it the green light.

    Fpb hasn't been active on the boards since end of November and he hasn't sent me a message in any form since that same time.

    Not saying anyone is right or wrong among the three of us,but that's what happened.

    Next time you can do more research than none before you start typing

  11. GG's to Ice. We had a good series with not a lot of room for anyone to operate. Thanks for getting them in early bud.

    Brut and FPB, I leave the country on Thursday and Ill be gone for two weeks. Id love to get our series in before that. If you guys could play sooner rather than later I would really appreciate it and I will do my best to play before I leave.

  12. Smoz I appreciate it but I advise you and everyone else to stop wasting their time here talking to plabax.

    He's a gutter snipe and it is his goal in life to bring us all down to his level so we can occupy his free time.

    Our best course of action is to ignore him. We shouldn't waste our time giving reasons to someone who will always fight them regardless of how much he contradicts himself.

    If the community wants to put up with him, so be it. It will continue to lose members who make positive impacts.

  13. Honestly, I don't care. You have trolled enough.

    You said you can't play all week and all of a sudden you text me late at night with your usual "play" demand. Yeah, I'm real sorry I wasn't available at your beckoning.

    I don't care what happens or what you say. Dq me, dq you, dq us both.i don't care. I'm done with you. You are actively ruining mine and several others online 94 experience. I have no clue why the community puts up with you.

    Good bye.

  14. I have a little free time right now as I wait for league games, so lets go one by one.

    "Hardly ignoring".. You aren't a busy dude. We all saw the picture of you smiling at the bar in Saskatoon just a couple of days ago. Don't you live in California? You have the time to be f**king around in Saskatoon (of all places) yet you can't find the time in 9 days to come online and contact me.

    You didn't have ANY availability in the days before you went to Saskatoon? Even despite the fact that you are "flexible"? Good stuff.

    At the season's end, you even made a comment of how you would go to your friend's house and make it a "pool day" and then play me at your "convenience". Give me a break. You pretty much admitted to playing whenever you felt like it.

    I was around to play every single day, angryjay was in Saskatoon taking pictures with smozoma and annatar. Brutus, you make the decision.

    Being out of the country constitutes as busy. Please, forgive me for wanting to spend time with some good buds and friends up in Canada. Should I have just stared at a wall the entire time? I didnt have an internet connection suitable for online play, so whether I had time or not, the series wasn't going to be played.

    That is correct, I had no availability that I could set aside without doubt before Saskatoon. I work a full time job and I volunteer on the side with another organization. I also take care of myself, I have no wife, spouse, guardian, friend, or relative to take care of me and the things that need to be done. I'm in it by myself so when food has to be made I make it, when laundry is to be done, I wash it, etc,. Considering I took Friday off, I spent extra time at work last week to ensure I would be up to date as much as possible when I went into work today. I also had several reports that needed to be completed last week for my volunteer position. Those things needed to get done along with my day to day life responsibilities, if I'm going to not do something, its a hobby. Nhl 94 is a hobby, not a job.

    You are right, I play when I feel like it most of the time. I will set aside time to play with someone when I have it and i know they value my time. You do not. You think I have time all the time.

    Good job on being around every single day but taking no time at all to communicate with me. You could have sent me a message asking me about days and times for this week knowing full well I was unavailable/out of the country last week. You did not do this, instead you have posted many rants in this forum and have created a lot of unnecessary drama. Like I said, this is a hobby for me and I assume most everyone else here. I don't want to read your sniveling posts.

    Like I mentioned, we had 5 days to play before he went to Saskatoon.

    Give it up. Having "responsibilities" and an "adult life" doesn't mean you don't have free time to play a video game that requires you to play less than 10 minutes a day. Do you really not have 10 minutes of free time a day to dedicate to one of your favourite video games?

    Do you sometimes just not shower because you don't have the time to do it? Do you sometimes not brush your teeth or go to the washroom because you don't have the time? Do you sometimes lose ALL of your free time because you unexpectedly got caught in traffic?

    Give me a break. You're coming on the forums to make posts. Where are your responsibilities that leave you with only 3 minutes of free time a month?

    Your comment about playing in 10 minutes is a fallacy. we have a 7 game series. 7 game series take at minimum 1 hour to play and a maximum of over 90 minutes. When you consider time to get the game going, all the game play (including any possible ot's), uploading, and anything else needed. So the better question is did I not have something closer to 2 hours to set aside last week. Get your facts straight.

    I shower, I use the restroom and I brush my teeth because those are all things I need to do. And yes, sometimes I do lose a lot of free time sitting in unexpected traffic. Those things are called accidents or in other instances road construction.

    I can make a forum post in 2-3 minutes while sitting at work on my phone. I cant play games at work.

    Now AJ has purposely ignored me for over half of round 3. Thank you to brutus for allowing (and encouraging) this behaviour! Fun stuff. Now I can't play for the next week. Since I was available for over half the deadline (and automatically more time than AJ could be), what is the protocol?

    I was pretty clear in communicating on the forums that last week was terrible at best for me and impossible at worst. Now all of a sudden you cant play this week? Plus you listed no reason and you somehow forgot to let us all know before today? That smells, that smells really bad.

    And for the speculation going on about why there is inactivity.. it's not "league fatigue". It's GDL XVI. It has gone on far too long and the extra encouragement of slacking has disgusted many who just want to play some NHL '94.

    I've been pretty tame in most of this post. It is really easy to just s**t on you and the things you say. You have double standards, you talk out both sides of your mouth, and you whine about everything. I know everything Ive said will go right over your head. You have no concept of whats going on here and thats fine. But hey, if thats what gets you off, then go for it. Just know you are done getting reactions out of me you troll. I dont have the time for your crap.