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Eman last won the day on July 28 2020

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  • Birthday 08/06/1974

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  1. I try to mix things up quite a bit so I get to play with different matchups. One strategy is to use some of the old GDL ROMs and select random matchups. That way I get a good mix of players all the time. In doing so, I have noticed there are a few players that i just can't quite use properly, no matter who their line mates are. I realize that most of this is due to the weight bug, but there are other similar players that don't give me the same grief. Players ranked higher than 70 overall that are tough for me to use: Steve Larmer, Cam Neely, Jaromir Jagr, Kevin Stevens, Craig Janney, Stephane Richer, Mike Ricci, Glenn Anderson, Nikolai Borshevsky While we are at it, here's a list of players ranked below 70 overall that are overachievers for me: Mike Donnelly, Craig Simpson, Paul Ranheim, Neal Broten, Nelson Emerson, Kevin Dineen
  2. Just started using Twitch and thought it would be cool if anyone else that is streaming their games could share their info. You can find me at https://www.twitch.tv/unceman I create new challenges for each game. So far I've played without a goalie and only scored with defensemen. If you have an idea, let me know.
  3. Over an unspecified amount of time, I was able to run through the playoffs with each NHL94 team. I took the time to track the team scores and the individual goal scorers from each 4 game tournament (I won the Cup with all of them, so no losses). https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1vwf1w33ettnry/FullSeason-AllTeams.xlsx?dl=0 Overview: -Each team's goal scoring is tracked on a separate tab with the top goal scorer (and secondary double digit goal scorer) listed on the Summary tab. I highlighted games where a player scored >4 goals. -No assists were tracked, although in hindsight I wish I had. -The Summary tab lists each team's 4 game GoalsFor, GoalsAgainst, and GoalDifferential. There's a section for most goals by a player in a single game, plus most total goals by a player and their percentage of their team's goals. -I did not play favorites. Every team I played with I created the best lineup that matched my playing style with the mission to score as many goals as I could. Points of Interest: -Klima/Simpson played out of their minds. I never have much success with EDM. I knew Klima was great, but Simpson scored a ton. -Gilmour had to carry the Leafs. No one else could get the offense going. -The disappointment that were the Red Wings and the Rangers. Yzerman's 7 total goals were downright pedestrian, while Gartner's 2 was unforgivable. -VAN giving up only 1 goal in 4 games! -Not counting Teppo, the Jets were a well-balanced offense. QBC was too, but I expected that. However QBC gave up a bunch of goals for a higher tier team. -LaFontaine's 8 goal Finals performance skewed the stats in a big way. (Same for Semenov for ANA in their game2) -Overachievers: TBL, Semenov, LaFontaine, Simpson, Ekland, Mullen, Kontos, Davydov -Disappointments: BOS, DET, CHI/Roenick, NYR/Gartner, Non-Gilmour Leafs
  4. My next project is to play with each team in the playoffs but limit each player to 1 goal for the entire playoffs. Might have to make it best of 7, but that may end up using the equipment manager or the guy that shovels the ice to play in the finals.
  5. I ran through each of the teams again updating the format a bit. No forwards >70 overall, no D >60 overall. Player is benched after a hat trick. Only benched Roy and Belfour this time, but may force myself to use all backup goalies if I do it again. My write up about it here: http://coalm.blogspot.com/2017/11/handicapping-nhl94-take-2.html
  6. Thanks segathon. It made it feel like a new game to me playing this way. I'm sure this experiment didn't help my skills vs human opponents either. Will probably go through all the teams again setting the overall rating ceiling to 70 for forwards and 60 for defencemen. Goalies might need tweaking as well, just not sure what that will be yet.
  7. I have been looking for new and challenging ways to play NHL94 offline and solo. Like most of you, playing the computer controlled teams are no longer a challenge. Although the best competition is playing in one of the many online leagues, I have not been able to commit to an online league or find people to play against in non-league games. I took it upon myself to make new challenges. First was winning the Stanley Cup playoffs without a goalie. This proved to limit my exposure to several teams, since there are only a few teams that I might be able to use to accomplish this feat. Probably could do it with VAN, QUE, CAL, and maybe LAK or WSH, which leaves the rest of the teams unused. I like to play with an assortment of teams, so I needed to find another challenge... I decided to play with just backup players. That worked fine for the elite to middle tier teams, but left the bottom teams a barren wasteland of talent. (Playing with an all backup version of the Florida Panthers would make a grown man cry) The idea was good, it just needed some adjustments. I wrote up a blog entry about it: http://coalm.blogspot.com/2017/08/handicapping-nhl94.html Bottom Line: -No players rated over 75 overall -Every team must bench their best forward and their best defenseman -No dominant goal scorers even if the player's overall rating is below 75. Call this the Kamensky Rule -If a player scored a hat trick, the player must be substituted for the remainder of that game. Removal from the rest of the playoffs is optional, but encouraged. -Only removed Roy and Belfour at goalie. All other goalies remained. Might change this in the future. Let me know what you guys think of my results, or go try it yourself.
  8. I'm interested in getting on the waiting list
  9. I love playing NHL94 (Gen). My schedule does not lend itself to committing to a league, I play whenever I need to relax, but I am usually limited to playing solo. Obviously one player games are a bit of a joke, so I would create my own challenges. Things like pulling a player from the playoffs once he scores a certain # of goals, removing all the starters, whatever it takes to make one player games competitive. My latest challenge has been playing Playoff mode without using a goalie. Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I think this format has leveled the playing field the best. Although it does change the way you play the game. With no goalie to bail you out, you are very exposed. In no particular order, here are some things you have to keep in mind when playing an entire game/series/playoff without a goalie: -Two way players are a must. If you have a forward lacking on the D side, you probably need to sit him. -Puck possession becomes important. Take a wild shot that laps around the rink probably means a goal the other way. -How you play defense changes. If you poke check an opponent streaking to the goal with the puck might end up with the puck in your goal anyway. -Snipers on the wings will flourish in this format. Lean on players like Khristich and Sandstrom -Dust off that A button. Hook those faster opponents or you will get lit up -Most of your defense is played in the neutral zone. Once the opponent has some speed going toward your goal, you are toast. -Offensive defensemen are a liability. Think you can wheel and deal with Housley or Coffey to create some offense? You better bury it, because you will be VERY exposed once the puck goes the other way. -Who plays your X spot? NHL94 typically uses the Line2 C as the X player (skater taking your goalie's place). Choose wisely. Having a defensive minded C playing X will save you. I challenge you to win the Stanley Cup with each team at least once. There are some teams that are easier than others, and some that are downright impossible. So far, I have taken DET, CAL, WSH, QUE to the cup (1 game series, 4 wins=Stanley Cup). Can't quite get over the hump with STL, BUF, CHI. WSH was the biggest surprise in this format and turned out to be fairly easy to win with. On the flip side CHI and BOS have been surprisingly difficult. Teams with a strong goalie (MTL, CHI) will be more difficult. Reply to this thread with your progress
  10. I signed up. Let's go Canes! 2 questions: 1. Can we set our lines ahead of time in the ROM or will we need to do that before each game manually? 2. The Canes roster on the leaguedaddy web site have several mistakes. Is it worth fixing?
  11. Actually, I meant how will you get the schedule to me? Should I watch for it on the message boards or will it be emailed to me?
  12. I'm new to being in a league. How will the schedules be distributed?
  13. If you guys are still looking for people to play, I'll take the Canes
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