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Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

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Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby archibalduk » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:37 pm

All discussion regarding Challenge #45 goes here. Good luck everybody!

Please keep the following in mind:

Manimal wrote:If you guys play with the 98db, please post whatever tweaks and stuff that comes up as I am working on that db.
What I focus on atm is getting draft info and rights set up and adding some players in the process


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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby 30Tanner » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:35 am

To clarify - are the rules saying you cannot hire or fire non-playing staff in your first season?
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby nino33 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:56 am

30Tanner wrote:To clarify - are the rules saying you cannot hire or fire non-playing staff in your first season?
I believe that is correct. After the first season, starting on July 1st 1999, you can hire/fire all you want (rule wording below)

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!
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby nino33 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:03 am

Regarding trading and when one can start trading, the rules say...

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.



These two statements/rules seem to contradict each other to me...
AFAIK "seasons" go from July 1st to June 30th of the following year...
  • Based on "no trading in season 1" there'd be no trading until July 1st, 1999
  • Based on "Trading opens once the 1998/1999 Stanley Cup Finals are over" trading would occur in season 1, in mid June prior to the 1999 NHL Draft


So...given the above - is trading allowed after the SCF (so sometime in June 1999) or does one have to wait until July 1st 1999 to start trading?
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby Canadian Passport » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:11 am

This is the first challenge I've played with an age cap on trading. Does the 25 year old limit also apply to UFA signings?

Also, thanks for getting this going archibalduk.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby Canadian Passport » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:15 am

Maybe we should have played as Minnesota.

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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby nine-o » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:01 pm

Canadian Passport wrote:Maybe we should have played as Minnesota.


The Wild, Blue Jackets, and Jets are goddawful. Just terrible haha.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby archibalduk » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:57 pm

nino33 wrote:So...given the above - is trading allowed after the SCF (so sometime in June 1999) or does one have to wait until July 1st 1999 to start trading?


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.

Canadian Passport wrote:This is the first challenge I've played with an age cap on trading. Does the 25 year old limit also apply to UFA signings?


That's correct - it applies to UFAs too.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby Asher413 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:44 pm

This is a sign of my average challenge luck:

Bryan Berard, first preseason game, out for 3 months.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby saberhagen83 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:20 pm

Hah! I just realised basically the entire roster is out of contract after the 1st season! I guess year 2 is a good time to start fresh and molding the team into your own. :-)
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby Canadian Passport » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:15 am

I can't remember ever seeing so many players list their current team as a Disliked Club.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby Jony1 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:18 am

There's a reason.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby saberhagen83 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:16 pm

Got swept by the Red WIngs in the Stanley Cup final. Injuries during our playoff run took its toll in the end I guess. :-(
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby Jony1 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:58 pm

Can we won some trophy this way ?
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby 30Tanner » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:06 pm

saberhagen83 wrote:Got swept by the Red WIngs in the Stanley Cup final. Injuries during our playoff run took its toll in the end I guess. :-(

I got through two rounds, only to be reverse-swept by the Devils. :cry:
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby kennec » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:40 pm

Joining, the last retro challange with bolts was a blast and i did 8 sesons with em.
I never player with Islanders either during my 10 years of EHM =D>
Just won premier leauge with Blyth Spartans in 2027 with FM2017 so this came perfect :) (all rainy summer days will be as islanders GM)
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby messier » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:48 am

Hey guys, I would like to know one thing. Do I need to post any screenshots to prove my stats?

Thanks.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby saberhagen83 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:51 pm

messier wrote:Hey guys, I would like to know one thing. Do I need to post any screenshots to prove my stats?

Thanks.


Yes. You should post screens of player stats, standings, playoff tree (if you made it), trades, UFA signings (if you have any) and finances after each season. You can check out the "Post your screenshots here" in this challenge section to see how others have done in the past. :-)
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby MWE » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:59 pm

I'm doing terribly after 20 games with a record of 7-11-2. Salo was injured for nearly a month as was Linden ](*,)
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby Canadian Passport » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:10 pm

messier wrote:Hey guys, I would like to know one thing. Do I need to post any screenshots to prove my stats?

Thanks.


In case you don't know you also need to upload some stats after 20 games, 40 games, 60 games, and 82 games. Go to TBL Challenge on the top bar and you'll see Upload Your Stats in the dropdown menu.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby nine-o » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:01 pm

I just had to spend an hour googling to remind myself that Ziggy Palffy was, in fact, this awesome. One of those guys that would've torn things apart in the modern NHL.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby starshock101 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:31 pm

60 games in and I just lost Czerkawski for 4 months and Palffy for 3 weeks.


I hope season two is better injury wise, I had lost Reichel for two months previously, Lapointe missed 14 games so far, and had Linden injured for a couple weeks.

The only big one defensively was Richter missing a few months, but Berard and Namestikov and Pilon have all missed a handful of games ( be it Pilon is a scratch most the time ).


But all things considered the season has gone all right from what I expected. Except in goal, Salo and Flaherty have both been streaky for me. Has anyone managed to pick up a decent goalie in the first off season? Salo wants out badly for me.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby stone169 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:00 pm

With that cap of $34 million in place, I already can't resign Flaherty or Linden.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby saberhagen83 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:58 pm

Stanley Cup champions in year 2! :1st:

I have like no farm what so ever, drafting will be so important. Currently have like a handfull of guys in the AHL, only one forward I can bring up. Thankfully, only at one point did I ever have 2 forwards out at the same time. Needless to say, my AHL team is doing extra terrible this year. :grin: Drafted Antipov in the 3rd round and he was a big reason (along with Palffy and Linden) that we did so well. 93 points (35+58) in his debut season, great stuff. Goal-scoring wingers are some kind of deadly in this game! Luongo came on pretty well as the season progressed and took over for Valiquette as the backup and eventually, more or less, the starter. Still went with Flaherty during the playoffs mostly.

Orszagh - Linden - Palffy
Antipov (87th) - Reichel - Czerkawski
Dawe - Smolinski - Sacco
Belanger - Laperrier - Miller
+ Pahlsson (147th)

Jonsson - Berard
Chara - Campbell
Brewer - Richter
+ Harlock

Flaherty/Luongo/Valiquette

Sent Lapointe to Buffalo for Campbell in the off-season. Stuck with he team and had a solid year, no idea why Buffalo would be willing to give him up honestly. Laperrier was my one and only UFA signing. Will try to grab a couple of cheap ones this off-season to flesh out the team a bit.
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Re: Challenge #45 - 1998 NY Islanders - Discussion Thread

Postby CJ » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:07 am

nine-o wrote:I just had to spend an hour googling to remind myself that Ziggy Palffy was, in fact, this awesome. One of those guys that would've torn things apart in the modern NHL.

I had a PM from one guy asking me when the database came out. Like "Why does Palffy have so high attributes from NYI? I have never heard of him!" :-D ](*,)
Ziggy has more points per game than Selanne, Sundin, Fleury, Turgeon, Francis, Patrick Kane etc. ;)

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Pretty interesting to see/know/wonder where Islanders would have gone if they would have kept Chara and Luongo. :-D
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