Trade Deadline League S2: About, Rules, Coach Confirmation & Team Selection


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Trade Deadline League aka TDL - Season II


About:

TDL, known as Trade Deadline League, is an invitational NHL 94 online league using a weight bug fixed version of the classic NHL 94 rom on the GENS emulator.

TDL originally birthed in Season I as NHL94 Gentlemen's Club, or GMC. The beta run format created with think-tank MinpinD was the first league on the forum to include mid-season drafts & trades. With improvements & adjustments to the format, the new TDL is composed of two tiers: Elite and Major.


TDL Elite is composed of the highest skilled and reputable coaches in online play. TDL Major consists of 8 high skilled and reliable coaches in which finalists advance to TDL elite each season.

Each league tier will have 8 coaches playing a 42 game regular season. Every three weeks will be a deadline; by the deadline you are required to play each coach twice: 1 home 1 away totaling 14 games played. There will be two trade deadlines before play-offs.

Rough estimated season schedule: Weeks 1-3: 14 GP, Week 4: 1st trade deadline, Weeks 5-7: 28 GP, Week 8: 2nd trade deadline, Weeks 9-11: 42 GP, Weeks 12-14 Playoffs.

At each trade deadline the league goes from the emulators to the forums. A 3 round free agent draft will be held including all players from the unselected 16 teams in each league. Also during this time, coaches may trade up to five players although trading is not required. Last place coach at the deadline receives first FA pick in snaking order; DNP draft pts will be used if necessary.


All eight coaches make play-offs composed of three rounds with best of 7 series. The coaches in the bottom of the standings always have a chance, there is no reason to give up with a top free agent pick coming your way. The unique concept of having the chance to rebuild your team for play-off success keeps TDL competitive and exciting, GLHF!


Rules


Rom: Smozoma's Weight Bug Fixed NHL 94 rom (may be downloaded at the old blitz94.com website)

Periods: 7 Minutes

Penalties: On, except off-sides

Line Changes: On

Manual Goalie: On

Penalties: 1 Minute

Home/Away Team Advantages: Neutral

Hot/Cold Player Impact: Off


All game stats and scores logged via savestate at nhl94online.com webpage, with big thanks to Chaos.


Confirmation & Team Selection

TDL Elite


1. Wittgenstein (LA, PIT, CHI, DET, DAL)

2. LABS_66 (PIT, CHI, STL, BUF, MTL)

3. Freydey32 (BOS, DET, LA, PHI, PIT)

4. Icestorm76 (STL, LA, NYI, BOS, PIT)

5. Kingraph (NYR, BOS, PHI, DET, PIT)

6. Zalex1414 (NYR, CHI, PIT, BOS, DET)

7. VocallyCaged (PIT, WSH, PHI, NYR, BOS)

8. houly8 (Buf,Bos,Pit,Qc,Mtl)


TDL Major

1. Minpind (BOS)

2. Brutus.Khan (PIT)

3. Jack&Jose (NYR)

4. Probob38 (DET)

5. Jer_33 (CGY)

6. kupuck19 (WSH)

7. Donnybrook94 (PHI)

8. hokkeefan2 (VAN)



If you are listed up above, please confirm by posting your top 5 choices of classic WBF teams. If you do not reply by Monday 6/16 other invites will be sent to replace. There are many coaches I would have liked to have invited, but many factors from reliability to sportsmanship to how often a coach is online goes into consideration. If you no longer wish to participate that is OK, let us know ASAP to give us time to invite other coaches.

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Sorry I didn't mention in the post above, the team selection process is the same as classic. A couple of coaches have said they avoided picking teams because others had them listed at 1. Please don't let someone else listing a team as their top choice effect your decisions, the five teams you pick should all be teams you want to use.

TDElite Lg guys: let's get a list posted or post to get out, we have 5 spots that need to be confirmed - you are not hurting anyone's feelings saying no.

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Looks like Major is set.

Everyone has a different first team selected and all 8 teams in, so I'm assuming that finalizes who is what team, and we can start exhibing a Blitz version of classic w/ lines on to figure out which lines we will be using.

Confirmed?

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Looks like Major is set.

Everyone has a different first team selected and all 8 teams in, so I'm assuming that finalizes who is what team, and we can start exhibing a Blitz version of classic w/ lines on to figure out which lines we will be using.

Confirmed?

Absolutely, go to blitz94.com and make way to the downloads section for smozoma's nhl94 weight bug fixed rom; that will be the base rom with changes to neutralize home/away adv, do away with hot/cold impact on players, and apply 60 second penalties.

A selection process for Major will not be necessary as Brutus pointed out, everyone will get their top choice and may began playing exi's to figure out lines (remember line changes are ON)

Expect league play to start in a week or two.

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Just curious about when possible start date of draft and season 2 will be?......going on vacation July 17th - 25th

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Just curious about when possible start date of draft and season 2 will be?......going on vacation July 17th - 25th

With last coach just confirmed hopefully by the end of the weekend.

We will post teams for TDL elite and a line-up thread, hopefully if all goes well according to schedule the draft should be the week before you leave town; leave someone a list of players if for whatever reason a coach cannot be around for the draft.

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Ok, hopefully we can get it in before I leave. If we weren't going out of the country I would just do it from the beach haha!

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