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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby The Worker » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:22 pm

Is it possible to get Jamie McGinn going?
He is absolute worthless for me in Sabres. He has been injured but after returning from that injury he is 5.83 in 6 games. I know, it's too early and I'm going to give him more time.
However, If he doesn't pick up I'm going to trade him away, if even possible.
But before I do that, does anyone has any advice?
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby sibes » Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:48 am

Hi! Dont know is this right place for these guestions, but didint eant to start a new thread.

I picked sabres for my team and we got sone many centers that are natural C but can acomplish RW or LW. So is it okay to play these guys on the wing. U know O.reilly, Ennis, Eichel etc.

Second guestion is is it even possible sign those KHL superstars like Radulov etc. I have tried but they never are willing to move:/

And last guestion :) if u spam/try to trade too many times with someone is there anythin nagetive in there ? For GM or player u try to trade ?

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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Irriducibile11 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:02 am

Can anyone please tell me why I can't sign players? Only this window appears:

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To be more precise: I'm playing with the Kings and Zykov is my prospect and it's past Aug 31. Could that be the reason?
However, right now I can't sign any players, not even FAs. The same problem occurs when I try to sign a FA, yet I should always be able to sign them? And the funny thing is that when I try to extend the contract of a player that ends in 2015, and I choose Zykov (or any other prospect) in that window (see here) then it's suddenly possible and I can offer him a contract. Why??

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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Tasku » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:11 am

Just making sure the obvious is not the problem here: did you try clicking on a status first? :-)
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby deknegt » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:24 am

sibes wrote:Hi! Dont know is this right place for these guestions, but didint eant to start a new thread.

I picked sabres for my team and we got sone many centers that are natural C but can acomplish RW or LW. So is it okay to play these guys on the wing. U know O.reilly, Ennis, Eichel etc.

Second guestion is is it even possible sign those KHL superstars like Radulov etc. I have tried but they never are willing to move:/

And last guestion :) if u spam/try to trade too many times with someone is there anythin nagetive in there ? For GM or player u try to trade ?

THANKS !


1: If they're accomplished you can play them on the wing with minimal issues. The thing you should focus on most is if their skills gel with the other players. For example it's a bit redundant to have 3 great face-off men on the same line.
2: Some players simply don't want to play in the NHL, the KHL is the second biggest league in the world and the biggest one outside of North America. KHL wages are also competitive to what is offered in the NHL, and sometimes even higher due to there being no salary cap. If a player isn't interested in going to the NHL (like Radulov)
3: There are no negatives in spamming trades, other GM's don't get tired/angry and they'll stay interested in working out a deal. Do note that if you do "offer to all" on an individual player, he might become angry because you're trying to force him out of the club.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Irriducibile11 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:27 am

Tasku wrote:Just making sure the obvious is not the problem here: did you try clicking on a status first? :-)

I have only two hands but I want to do so many facepalms right now.

I had actually already done that in the past, I have no idea why it didn't come to my mind this time.

Thanks for your help :thup:
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Tasku » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:31 pm

Irriducibile11 wrote:
Tasku wrote:Just making sure the obvious is not the problem here: did you try clicking on a status first? :-)

I have only two hands but I want to do so many facepalms right now.

I had actually already done that in the past, I have no idea why it didn't come to my mind this time.

Thanks for your help :thup:


No worries. :-)

That's a part of the contract negotiation process. The player wants to know what kind of role he'd get in your team. Your board might also limit the salary they are willing to go with, depending on the role you've promised the player.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Irriducibile11 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:52 pm

Tasku wrote:That's a part of the contract negotiation process. The player wants to know what kind of role he'd get in your team. Your board might also limit the salary they are willing to go with, depending on the role you've promised the player.

Yeah I know, the weird thing is that I started playing weeks ago and did that, then I had a break because I didn't have the time, and now that I started playing again I had somehow forgotten about that
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Mauso » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:14 pm

Anybody else feels as now the players are asking for way too much?? Not all of them, some are still not asking enough Id say...EG I have Evan Fitzpatrick as starting goalie and hes superstar, best goalie few seasons in a row and hes okay with 7,8 m py. And I had a winger who scored 77pts as rookie and 44 pts the next season. He was askin for around 9m py so I offered low qualifying offer and let him go as restricted agent. Then during summer he signed for 4m py. Also happened with few other players that they were asking for ridiculous money
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby NorthernLights » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:03 pm

Mauso wrote:Anybody else feels as now the players are asking for way too much?? Not all of them, some are still not asking enough Id say...EG I have Evan Fitzpatrick as starting goalie and hes superstar, best goalie few seasons in a row and hes okay with 7,8 m py. And I had a winger who scored 77pts as rookie and 44 pts the next season. He was askin for around 9m py so I offered low qualifying offer and let him go as restricted agent. Then during summer he signed for 4m py. Also happened with few other players that they were asking for ridiculous money


Yea I get this. Had a 2nd line forward asking for 8 m py so I let him go as RFA, he kept asking for high salaries, no team signed him and then he retired at 27 with the message he couldn't support himself playing professional hockey. Feels so stupid that a quite young player retires when he could have been a 1st or 2nd liner for any team in the NHL :dunno:
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby philou21 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:37 pm

It's just out of curiosity that I'm asking this and I'm not even sure someone will respond but anyway....Is it normal in the game that teams seems to fail at managing the cap to sign stars players? I mean, plenty of tems IRL have struggled with that and in EHM 07 it was a real plague (like stars getting put on waivers) but in EHM: EA nothing happens!

Currently I'm in 2017, Jamie Benn got UFA and we are september 4th and nobody tried to sign him AT ALL. Same thing happened with Stamkos last year who was UFA in mid-august. Do team AI are set to be less agressive than before when it comes to franchise players signing? I mean nobody would let Stamkos or Benn go for THAT long, even if it's not the teams that drafted them.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby nino33 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:42 am

philou21 wrote:Currently I'm in 2017, Jamie Benn got UFA and we are september 4th and nobody tried to sign him AT ALL. Same thing happened with Stamkos last year who was UFA in mid-august. Do team AI are set to be less agressive than before when it comes to franchise players signing? I mean nobody would let Stamkos or Benn go for THAT long, even if it's not the teams that drafted them.
Just curious...did teams have the $ available to meet their asking price?
And when did Stamkos end up signing/how much did he sign for?
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby philou21 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:44 am

Stamkos was asking around 9 millions per year and ended up signing for 7.5 millions. Benn is askimg around the same range.

I know other teams have their cap space to manage but I'm surprised that on 30 teams nobody dares making an offer. I can't be the only one to have space in the league! :-D

With Benn there is plenty of decent UFA left too that never get signed. I'm just not use to that since the AI in 07 was so agressive on UFAs.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby nino33 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:49 am

When did Stamkos sign? Are these guys missing games?

I think this was an issue last year, haven't seen many posts about it lately that I recall...until now! HaHa
If teams have the cap space and aren't signing such players that's extra weird! and extra "not good"
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby visualdarkness » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:19 am

philou21 wrote:Stamkos was asking around 9 millions per year and ended up signing for 7.5 millions. Benn is askimg around the same range.

I know other teams have their cap space to manage but I'm surprised that on 30 teams nobody dares making an offer. I can't be the only one to have space in the league! :-D

With Benn there is plenty of decent UFA left too that never get signed. I'm just not use to that since the AI in 07 was so agressive on UFAs.

Stamkos and Benn are both players that most teams sign if they can, even it they are short on cap space. You make that room if you get the signature on your papers. It makes no sense for teams to be that afraid of the cap.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby philou21 » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:28 pm

Nino, Stamkos was signed around mid august. Now in my game I'm approaching october 1st and Benn still has no contracts. So yeah this is super weird haha
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby philou21 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:04 pm

Season has started and 3 teams just made an offer to Benn after the "waivers period". So I guess some teams were waiting to have more cap space. :dunno:
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Shindigs » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:38 pm

Not entirely sure this is the right place to ask, but here goes:
I just had a fairly interesting player gen at my youth team (had 2 technicals @ 12 as a 15 y/o), I instantly put my scouts on scouting him, and didn't send him down to the youth team again. Two days later my youth team randomly release both him and the other second best regen. This guy instantly gets picked up by another U-18 team (as in during the load screen), my team won't even show in his History tab, and although the team is happy to sell him back to me, the player instantly just says he doesn't want to sign cause he would find it difficult to leave the club. HE HASN'T EVEN GOTTEN THERE YET, he was literally in our teams dressing room this morning. That is just 100% silliness. Has this happened to anyone else, and do you know why? So I can avoid it in the future, cause I'm pretty sure I just had several million walk out the door in a manner that seems incredibly buggy. Also I can no longer see any of his attributes even though I could see all of them before this happened.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Snowmon » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:11 pm

I've been searching around and can't find anything on this:

I can't offer an eight year extension to any of my players. The most I can offer is seven. The total contract is eight years (7 year extension + the current year), but the extension length is only seven. I've checked CPU controlled teams and they do have players signed to eight year extensions (current year + eight). Is that a board thing limiting the term I can offer, or am I missing something?

Please tell me I'm missing something obvious.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby Filip Croatia » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:29 pm

If you play in KHL or some rich euro club try to sign Mathias From, he becomes beast. Scored 30 goals for me in KHL and then he signed with another KHL club scoring 40 !!!! goals.
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby nuredstag » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:04 pm

Snowmon wrote:I can't offer an eight year extension to any of my players. The most I can offer is seven. The total contract is eight years (7 year extension + the current year), but the extension length is only seven. I've checked CPU controlled teams and they do have players signed to eight year extensions (current year + eight). Is that a board thing limiting the term I can offer, or am I missing something?


What league are you playing in? I don't know whether or not the game is programmed so it's harder to renew contracts based on the league's reputation or not, but in the Elite League I struggle to extend a contract beyond 3-4 years! So in my book you're doing really well to get 7 ;)
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Re: Standard signing, individual player question thread

Postby nino33 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:28 pm

Snowmon wrote:I can't offer an eight year extension to any of my players. The most I can offer is seven. The total contract is eight years (7 year extension + the current year), but the extension length is only seven. I've checked CPU controlled teams and they do have players signed to eight year extensions (current year + eight). Is that a board thing limiting the term I can offer, or am I missing something?
It'll be fixed in the next update https://community.sigames.com/topic/392 ... extension/
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