EHM Challenge #44

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Challenge #44
Season 1 Standings

GP Pts BP
watts555 82 114 0
StudnaCZE 82 109 0
m0fownz0r 82 97 0
saberhagen83 82 92 0
Tupe 82 85 0
Bastulon 82 85 0
francis246 82 75 0
Roman1942 82 73 0
pforsbergfan9 82 67 0
Khlu 82 67 0

Recent Winners

#43.4  m0fownz0r
#43.3  m0fownz0r
#43.2  jmi
#43.1  jmi
#42.7  m0fownz0r
#42.6  bruins72
#42.5  Asher413
#42.4  bruins72
#42.3  Beukeboom
#42.2  Peter_Doherty

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Challenge #44 Arizona Coyotes

Challenge ends @ Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:59 am

This Challenge is now closed. A new Challenge shall be announced shortly.
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Challenge #44

by bruins72 @ Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:51 pm
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I'm pleased to announce our next challenge! This time around we'll be using the Arizona Coyotes. We've used them in the past but it's been quite a while. They're clearly the worst team in the league at this point but they've got a few players that should be fun to have on our roster.



The rules and setup laid out in this post supersede anything found in any other posts or old challenge rules!

So here is how this challenge is going to work...

First, download the SAVED GAME and put it in your Games folder. It's usually something like C:\Users\<Name>\Documents\Sports Interactive\EHM.

Next, launch EHM and load "Challenge 44 - ARI". Once the save has loaded you'll be brought to a placeholder GM. Go up to where it says "T.Challenge" and click the dropdown arrow. Select "Retire". You'll be brought to the screen where you can add a new GM. Add yourself (past experience set to "Automatic") and select the Arizona Coyotes as the team you'll control. At this point you may also add a GM for your AHL affiliate, the Tucson Roadrunners, if you'd like to control them as well.

We'll be starting the game with the standard U.S. start date. We're using a saved game file so that everyone is on even ground when it comes to player potentials (some players have random potentials which are determined when the game is created). At this time, you are allowed to hire and fire any non-player staff that you have. You may also offer contracts to any players that you own the rights that aren't currently under contract (shown under "Unsigned Prospects/Players"). You can also re-sign your players and staff that you have under contract already. Feel free to move players between your NHL and minor league rosters as you see fit.


There will be no trades, waiver claims, or UFA signings in the first season!
The second season starts July 1st.

The following rules with be enforced from this point...

Trades:
1 for 1, 1 for 2, 2 for 1, and 2 for 2 deals allowed.
You'll be allowed a total of 3 trades per season.
Any players involved in trades must be under contract. No "player rights" trading allowed!
There will be no age restrictions on players traded this time. In the past we limited it to younger players.
Draft picks are allowed as components of the deal, except 1st rounders. Only picks for the upcoming draft are allowed.
Example : Player for a 2nd round pick, 2 players for a 2nd and a 3rd round Pick, or Player for Player, and so on.

Budget:
We're not dealing with a budget this challenge. Just stay within the NHL salary cap and whatever budget the board gives you.

Others Points:
No waiver claims allowed!
UFA signing is allowed. Either 2 players for $525k or less OR 1 player for $1M or less allowed each season.
You may run your AHL affiliate. You don't have to coach the games for your affiliate. You can even "Go On Vacation" with your AHL GM and check in occasionally. What you do there is totally up to you.
You must coach your NHL games and you may NOT go on vacation with your NHL GM.
It's recommended that you keep backup saves in case you have to go back. I usually have a save for every quarter.

Standard stats logging and screenshots will be required!
Go HERE to upload your stats each quarter.
Go HERE to post your screenshots at the end of each season. Look at some of the other users screenshots from previous challenges if you're not sure what you should be taking screenshots of.

All challenge #44 talk goes HERE.

That should cover it. If you have any questions please ask in the forums. We've got many challenge veterans that can help answer many of your questions. Other than that, good luck! :thup:
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Challenge #43 Winners!

by bruins72 @ Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:20 pm
Season 1

:1st: jmi
:2nd: Peter_Doherty
:3rd: smokey

Season 2

:1st: jmi
:2nd: Beukeboom
:3rd: m0fownz0r

Season 3

:1st: m0fownz0r
:2nd: stone169
:3rd: SteveBonus

Season 4

:1st: m0fownz0r
:2nd: SteveBonus
:3rd: stone169

Congrats to all the winners and thank you to all of the participants! Trophies will be awarded to profiles shortly.
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Challenge #43 - The 2003 Chicago Blackhawks!

by bruins72 @ Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:21 pm
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I'm pleased to announce our next challenge! This time around we'll be using the Chicago Blackhawks. We haven't used them in a TBL challenge since way back in Challenge #9! We're going to be using the Retro98 DB again. Nino33 did some additional work to the DB and released an UPDATE . In this challenge we'll be using a saved game from Nino33 where he simmed up to April 1st 2003.

Thanks again to CJ, Nino33, and everyone else that contributed to the Retro98 DB!



The rules and setup laid out in this post supersede anything found in any other posts or old challenge rules!

So here is how this challenge is going to work...

First, download the SAVED GAME and put it in your Games folder. It's usually something like C:\Users\<Name>\Documents\Sports Interactive\EHM.

Next, launch EHM and load "Challenge 43 - Retro Chi". Once the save has loaded you'll be brought to a placeholder GM. Go up to where it says "F.LastName" and click the dropdown arrow. Select "Retire". You'll be brought to the screen where you can add a new GM. Add yourself (past experience set to "Automatic") and select the Chicago Blackhawks as the team you'll control. At this point you may also add a GM for your AHL affiliate, the Indianapolis Ice, if you'd like to control them as well.

So at this point, you'll see that it's April 1st 2003 and the NHL season is almost over and the Blackhawks are currently in last place. The first thing you'll want to do is send out scouts to scout the upcoming NHL draft. You're going to have a high pick so you'll want a good report on these players. You'll also have Ottawa's first round pick from a deal that the previous GM made. That pick shouldn't be as high since Ottawa is a playoff team. I would also suggest scouting the AHL and NHL so you'll have some scouting reports once it's time to start trading. There's only 3 games left in the season. Let the head coach pick the roster and lines. Also, choose to not coach the games yourself (just for these 3 games) in the General Manager Options.

At this point, you can re-sign your players and staff with expiring contracts and if there's any unsigned prospects whose rights are expiring you can sign them too. Other than that, you should just sit back and keep hitting continue until the draft comes. For this first draft, you will not be allowed to make any trades. Just take your picks. Once July 1st 2003 rolls around, that's when you can really get to work.

Once you hit July 1st 2003 you can start making some moves. At this point you'll be able to hire and fire staff, make trades, and sign UFAs. The following rules with be enforced from this point...

Trades:
1 for 1, 1 for 2, 2 for 1, and 2 for 2 deals allowed.
Any players involved in trades must be under contract. No "player rights" trading allowed!
There will be no age restrictions on players traded this time. In the past we limited it to younger players.
Draft picks are allowed as components of the deal, except 1st rounders. Only picks for the next draft are allowed.
Example : Player for a 2nd round pick, 2 players for a 2nd and a 3rd round Pick, or Player for Player, and so on.

Budget:
The league has a salary cap of $48M. The team we'll be taking over has $36.4M in contracts but the Averaged Club Salary (which is what the cap looks at) is only $22.8M. We'll be enforcing a challenge budget of $34M (that's the Averaged Club Salary).

Others Points:
No waiver claims allowed!
UFA signing is allowed. Either 2 players for $525k or less OR 1 player for $1M or less allowed each season.
No restrictions on staff hiring and firing other than you have to wait until July 1st of that first season to do any of it. After that, it's open season!
You may run your AHL affiliate. You don't have to coach the games for your affiliate. You can even "Go On Vacation" with your AHL GM and check in occasionally. What you do there is totally up to you.
You must coach your NHL games and you may NOT go on vacation with your NHL GM.
It's recommended that you keep backup saves in case you have to go back. I usually have a save for every quarter.

Standard stats logging and screenshots will be required!
Go HERE to upload your stats each quarter.
Go HERE to post your screenshots at the end of each season. Look at some of the other users screenshots from previous challenges if you're not sure what you should be taking screenshots of.

All challenge #43 talk goes HERE.

That should cover it. If you have any questions please ask in the forums. We've got many challenge veterans that can help answer many of your questions. Other than that, good luck! :thup:
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Challenge 42 Winners!

by archibalduk @ Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:32 pm
Congratulations to the following users for finishing in the top 3 in the 1998/99 Tampa Bay Lightning Challenge! You can view the overall standings by clicking here. As always, a massive thank you to Bruins72 who works tirelessly to keep the Challenges running! :notworthy:

All of the users below have been awarded the usual trophies and TBL Points.

Season 1
:1st: bede420
:2nd: saberhagen83
:3rd: cecede123

Season 2
:1st: Peter_Doherty
:2nd: bede420
:3rd: braeden

Season 3
:1st: Beukeboom
:2nd: m0fownz0r
:3rd: braeden

Season 4
:1st: bruins72
:2nd: m0fownz0r
:3rd: Asher413

Season 5
:1st: Asher413
:2nd: stone169
:3rd: bruins72

Season 6
:1st: bruins72
:2nd: m0fownz0r
:3rd: Beukeboom

Season 7
:1st: m0fownz0r
:2nd: Beukeboom
:3rd: MWE
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Challenge 41 Winners!

by archibalduk @ Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:32 pm
Congratulations to the following users for finishing in the top 3 in the Djurgardens IF Challenge! You can view the overall standings by clicking here. As always, a massive thank you to Bruins72 who works tirelessly to keep the Challenges running! :notworthy:

All of the users below have been awarded the usual trophies and TBL Points.

Season 1
:1st: Huega
:2nd: braeden
:3rd: cecede123

Season 2
:1st: Huega
:2nd: m0fownz0r
:3rd: NorthernLights
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Challenge 40 Winners!

by archibalduk @ Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:32 pm
Congratulations to the following users for finishing in the top 3 in the New York Rangers Challenge! You can view the overall standings by clicking here. As always, a massive thank you to Bruins72 who works tirelessly to keep the Challenges running! :notworthy:

All of the users below have been awarded the usual trophies and TBL Points.

Season 1
:1st: Kopi
:2nd: jesterx7769
:3rd: Smylie

Season 2
:1st: Kopi
:2nd: jesterx7769
:3rd: Peter_Doherty

Season 3
:1st: Kopi
:2nd: Asher413
:3rd: m0fownz0r

Season 4
:1st: MWE
:2nd: saberhagen83
:3rd: Asher413
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Challenge 42 - The 1998 Tampa Bay Lightning!

by bruins72 @ Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:15 pm
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I'm happy to announce our latest TBL Challenge! CJ and Nino have given me early access to their new Retro 98 DB so we can use it for the challenge before it's official release. These guys (along with the researchers helping them) have put in some great work on this new DB and I think they've created a very immersive retro db for us all to enjoy.

A big thanks to jhcjobpb and nino33!
:notworthy:

So for this challenge we'll be starting from a saved game that you can download HERE.

All rules detailed in this announcement post supersede any rules listed in the challenge rules section.

For this challenge you'll put the saved game you downloaded into your saved games folder, usually something like this...

C:\Users\<computer_name>\Documents\Sports Interactive\EHM\Games

Load the game and you should be set!

The rules for the challenge are as follows...



  • No trading in season 1!
  • Trading opens once the 1998/1999 Stanley Cup Finals are over. After that, you're allowed to trade at any point the NHL allows you to.
  • You may not trade for anyone over the age of 25. You are allowed to keep your older players and resign them though.
  • Trades can not include 1st round draft picks or unsigned prospects.
  • No more than 2 assets can be involved on either side of a trade. This means you're allowed 1 for 1, 2 for 1, 1 for 2, and 2 for 2 deals.
  • UFA signings are not allowed!
  • Waivers claims are not allowed!
  • You may re-sign your own RFAs and impending FAs at any time. ie If your team currently owns the NHL rights to a player, you can offer them a new contract.
  • Non-Playing Staff may be hired and fired at will.

Beyond that, normal challenge rules apply. Please ask if you have any questions. Save often and keep backup to certain dates in case you have to go back due to a crash or rules infraction. Also, in the game preferences, be sure to disable compressed saves. This has caused corruption in the past.

All challenge talk goes HERE.
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Challenge #41 - Djurgårdens IF

by bruins72 @ Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:20 pm
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I'm pleased to announce our first challenge using a team/league outside of North America! We'll be using Djurgårdens IF in a fairly straight-forward challenge. While we've got lots of folks here at TBL that are from Sweden (and other European countries), there are a whole lot of us that are NOT familiar with how things work in those leagues. This will be a learning experience for many of us. So to keep things simple, we're not going to have any challenge rules. Now a little bit of common sense applies. You can't cheat, obviously. We're just not going to have our normal stringent rules because there's no trades in this league.

Before we go any further, I'd like to thank Manimal and all of the TBL Rosters crew for their hard work on the roster databases. This is the last version of the database being released under Manimal's leadership. Nino will be taking over the reigns. Let's raise our sticks in salute to these guys! :notworthy:

I'd also like to thank Aahlstroem for writing up a basic guide for how things work in the SHL. N8boy also wrote one for the DEL but ultimately I chose to go with the SHL for this challenge. Thanks to both of those guys. Also, thanks to Nino for coordinating the help for getting this challenge underway.

First, download Aahlstroem's SHL Guide HERE.

Next, download the saved game that I created (so that we all start on even ground)... HERE. Put it in your saved games folder (usually... C:\Users\Your Computer Name\Documents\Sports Interactive\EHM\games).

Launch EHM and load the saved game named "Challenge 41 DIF". Fire the current GM named "TBL Challenge" and add yourself as GM to Djurgårdens IF, which will be in the SHL under Sweden.

All challenge talk goes HERE.

Please keep in mind that the seasons in the SHL are shorter. You'll be logging your stats every 13 games.

Enjoy!

UPDATE!

If your team ends up being demoted, you are not kick out of the challenge. Once you've been demoted you should enter your record (W-L-OSW-OSL) as 0's and your position as 15th. You can enter other stats as normal. If you make it back to the SHL, then you can proceed as normal.

Also please note that since our stats upload tool only has spots for W-L-OSL, you should add your OSW to your W when entering your stats.

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