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TBL Rosters 2015/16

Version 8.2 (18 March 2016)
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Challenge #41

Djurg??rdens IF
Closes: Tue May 24, 2016 3:59 am

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Posted by bruins72
Tue May 10, 2016 3:48 pm

Challenge #41 - Djurgårdens IF


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.



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.

Posted by bruins72
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:20 pm

TBL Rosters v8.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of the TBL Rosters 2015/16. This update mostly features updates to the Swedish SHL, Allsvenskan and juniors but it also includes various corrections and tweaks following feedback from users. This is likely to be the final release this season and we will shortly be turning our attention to work on the 2016/17 update.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Manimal for his tireless work over the years. He has decided to step down from running the update and hand over the reins to Nino33. Manimal will however continue to help out with the rosters. It's great to have Nino step up and take over running the rosters - I'm certain he'll continue Manimal's great work. :thup:

There are two ways to download the update. As always, you can download the rosters HERE. Alternatively, you can download them via the Steam Workshop.

Questions about the rosters can be posted here: viewforum.php?f=13

Any data errors/feedback can be posted here: Europe - North America - Rest of World - History & Records


  • Updated and re-rated in the SHL, Allsvenskan and Swedish juniors;
  • Added player career histories for many players in the SHL;
  • Added new players to the Russian MHL;
  • Various updated arena data and average attendance figures for the EIHL and EPIHL;
  • Various minor corrections and fixes as reported by various users.

Posted by archibalduk
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:35 pm

Challenge 39 Winners!

Congratulations to the following users for finishing in the top 3 in the Boston Bruins 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: jesterx7769
:2nd: batdad
:3rd: m0fownz0r

Season 2
:1st: jesterx7769
:2nd: kennec
:3rd: m0fownz0r

Season 3
:1st: watts555
:2nd: Peter_Doherty
:3rd: m0fownz0r

Season 4
:1st: kennec
:2nd: m0fownz0r
:3rd: stone169

Posted by archibalduk
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:36 pm

Challenge 38 Winners!

Congratulations to the following users for finishing in the top 3 in the San Jose Sharks 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:

Congratulations to radiskull who was unstoppable throughout the Challenge. Also to m0fownz0r who came second on a number occasions and for winning the 5th season.

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

Season 1
:1st: radiskull
:2nd: jesterx7769
:3rd: PhilTheThril

Season 2
:1st: radiskull
:2nd: Devils88
:3rd: sao.phim

Season 3
:1st: radiskull
:2nd: m0fownz0r
:3rd: bruins72

Season 4
:1st: radiskull
:2nd: m0fownz0r
:3rd: sao.phim

Season 5
:1st: m0fownz0r
:2nd: visualdarkness
:3rd: Beukeboom

Posted by archibalduk
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:33 pm

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Owing to a recent spamming incident where a user attempted to mass-message all users with an advert, we have now imposed some restrictions on being able to view user profiles, the member list and to send private messages. Only users who have made at least 35 posts can now send PMs or view other user's profiles and the member list.

Posted by archibalduk
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:32 pm

Challenge #40 - The All-American New York Rangers


I'm pleased to announce the start of a new TBL challenge! This time we're taking a New York Rangers team that consists of all players and staff that were born in the USA.

I'd like to thank all of the people that work on the TBL rosters. The saved game we'll be using is based on TBL Rosters 8.1 and then modified. Special thanks to Manimal for making those roster modifications for this challenge and also coming up with all of the US born staff!

Here is how this challenge will work. First, you'll need to download the save file HERE. Once you've downloaded that saved game and placed it in your games folder (usually something like C:\Users\<your_name>\Documents\Sports Interactive\EHM\Game ), go ahead and launch EHM, and load that saved game (NYR Challenge 40). You'll come to a screen with a GM called TBL Challenge and he'll be unemployed. Retire that GM and add yourself, taking control of the NY Rangers. You may also add a second GM and manage your AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans.

I'm going to suggest that you go into the game's preferences and check "Disable Human Manager Sackings". You're probably going to anger your board. Also, while you're there, make sure that "Saved Compressed" is not checked. We've seen corrupted saved in the past due to the compression.

The rules are pretty simple this time around.

1. No UFA signings EVER. Nor may you attempt to sign another team's RFA to an offer sheet.

2. No trades in season 1.

3. Once trades are allowed starting in season 2, you must follow these guidelines...

a. Trades may not have more than 2 assets coming in and no more than 2 assets going out. i.e. player for pick is okay, 2 players for 1 pick is okay, 2 picks for 2 players is okay, and so on.

b. You may not trade your unsigned prospects and you may not acquire unsigned prospects from another team. The AI is a bit skewed on trade values for unsigned prospects. Only contracted players and draft picks may be used in trades.

c. You are allowed to trade at any time the NHL allows you, including during the draft. You're allowed to use draft picks and contracted players to move up or down in the draft.

d. You are only allowed to trade for players with "American" as their primary nationality. (updated)

e. You may only trade draft picks for the current draft. No future picks may be dealt. (updated)

4. You may only draft U.S. born players!

5. You can hire and fire non-playing staff at any time but incoming staff members must be U.S. born as well.

6. Your team's Averaged Club Salary may not be more than $65M.

7. No waivers claims allowed! (UPDATED)

That should about cover the rules.

As usual, you need to upload your stats every quarter (on the menu bar it's TBL Challenge and then Upload Your Stats). You'll also need to post your yearly screenshots HERE. In addition to the normal required screenshots, you'll also need to post a screenshot of your Finances to show that you're keeping within budget.

All Challenge #40 talk goes HERE!

Enjoy! :usa:

Posted by bruins72
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:53 pm

DMHNL/EHL/WHL Forum Reorganisation

This is just a heads up to those of you that use the DMNHL A and B Forums. I am currently re-organising the forums to include the new Eastside and Westside Hockey Leagues for EHM and to retire the DMHNL:B Forum. This is a pretty complex and labour intensive task and so it is going to take me the best part of today in order to have it all finalised.

To make the transfer process as simple as it can be, I have renamed the DMA and DMB Forums to the EHL and WHL Forums respectively. I am creating a new DMA Forum which will house all of the existing DMA threads and sub-forums. Once it is all complete, it will be business as usual and it will appear as though nothing has changed/moved. However, whilst I continue to rearrange and set up the new structure over the course of today, you will find that things will be in the wrong forums for a little while.

Those playing in the DMA should now be able to post in the "new" DMA Forum HERE. Note that I haven't moved the old DMA posts from the EHL Forum to the new DMA Forum yet - so you if you're looking for an existing thread to post in then you'll likely find it in the EHL Forum (feel free to post in that forum too).

I will post updates in this thread over the course of today.

UPDATE 1:03 pm: All forum permissions should now be set up correctly. I am in the process of moving over the DMA topics from the "old" forum to the "new" forum.

UPDATE 5:23 pm: The reorganisation is now complete! :-)

Posted by archibalduk
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:05 pm

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