proffe wrote:This really gave me a new reignition to EHM, great job!
Glad you enjoy it!
For those looking for some hep getting their team off the ground, I recommend heading to the KHL on day 1 to offer some contracts. Technically, this should not be possible (I don't think) since there is no NHL-KHL transfer agreement - in real life, I think you have to wait for the KHL players contract to end to bring them over. But for some reason, in EHM, some guys can be "bought out" immediately while others you have to wait for the contract to end. Here's what I have found though and it's the best way to start your expansion team with some decent talent that is under 25/26 years-old as opposed (or in addition to) to signing a bunch of 35 year-old free agents:
- Vladimir Tkachyov, C
(Ak Bars one): Good all-around center, "Two-way forward, 3rd line potential"...he's a top grab with limited center depth at your disposal
- Johan Sundstrom, C
: Another center not great at anything but pretty solid all-around, "Power forward, 3rd/4th line talent"
- Mikhail Grigorenko, LW/C
: We all are familiar with Grigs...pretty talented and actually a fairly smart player but low on physicality and determination...could still be a top 6 player for an expansion team, "Two-way forward, 2nd/3rd line potential"
- Nikolai Prokhorkin, LW
: Solid sniping ability and not afraid of the rough stuff, "Goal scoring forward, 3rd line potential"
- Alexander Barabanov, RW
: Another winger with some goal scoring upside, "Power forward, 3rd line potential" even though he's not particularly big or rough.
- Artyom Zub, LD/RD
: Good defensive-minded defender, definitely worth getting, "Defensive defenseman, no. 3/4/5/6 potential"
- Zakhar Arzamastev, LD
: Really nice slapshot from the point, "Pointman, no. 5/6 potential"
- Niclas Burstrom, LD/RD
: Smaller guy with good skating and positioning, "Two-way defenseman", probably best as a 6/7 guy
- Andrei Kareyev
: Really quality young netminder, "Starting goaltender, hybrid style", can probably start for you right away - will only come over if he's a "key player"
- Alexei Krasikov
: Work in-progress but should have good upside, "Starting goaltender, acrobatic style"
The following guys I have been able to sign but you have to wait till their contracts are over (summer 2018):
- Vladimir Tkachyov, LW
(Admiral one): People have seemed to have good luck with him, high scoring upside but also bust factor
- Konstantin Okulov: C/LW
: Really talented, no guarantees but IMO an even better prospect than Tkachyov
- Alexander Khokhlachev, C
: Former Boston Bruin is still young and creative with top 6 upside, potentially
- Dennis Everberg, RW/LW
: Former Colorado Avalanche is a burly winger who is a force in the KHL - but probably better as a grinder in the NHL