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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby bruins72 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:08 pm

Yeah, we'll probably make this one go through February. I don't want to go too long just in case there isn't big interest in this one.

We did the Devils not too long ago (2015) and I don't think their prospect pool and roster has changed enough to make it that much different.
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby CJ » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:44 pm

Get rid of Giroux in Philadelphia, and you have a challenge, or Tavares in Isles. :-D
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby bruins72 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:49 pm

Or Karlsson in Ottawa?
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby m0fownz0r » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:48 am

bruins72 wrote:Or Karlsson in Ottawa?


where is the fun of playin Ottawa without Karlsso?! :help:

No Giroux Philly could be fun though. Is Ghost upside much higher in this DB?

What about Smashville?
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby bruins72 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:45 pm

I've taken over 5 teams, set the roster selection and went on vacation with orders for no trades to be made. I'll let them run and take a look at how they do.
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby bruins72 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:47 pm

Okay, so I simmed a season with 5 potential challenge teams on vacation. Right away, it appears that the Sabres are too good. They finished 5th in the East.

The Islanders finished 15th (2nd to last) in the East with 70 points. They didn't have any long-term injuries, just little bits here and there. Nobody missed more than a dozen games. Their leading scorer was Tavares with 55 points. Their only Plus player was De Haan with a +1.

The worst team in the East turned out to be the Hurricanes. Their only trade was Nestrasil for Jaskins and some latter round picks. Victor Rask was out for 5 months. That was their only significant injury.

In the West the 3 teams I was looking at finished as the bottom 3. The Predators was the best of them with 79 points, just 9 points out of the playoffs. They did not have any significant injuries. Johansen was their leading scorer with 76 points. He also lead them in +/-. Johansen had a +12. The only other Plus player on the team was Forsberg with a +5.

The next worst in the West was the Avalanche with 75 points. They seemed to have been doing pretty well earlier in the season, running at about .500 or just a little above. Varlamov missed a couple weeks but that's not too bad. Iginla missed a total of 6 weeks due to 2 different hip flexor strains. They also lost Beauchemin for about half the season. MacKinnon lead the team with 71 points followed closely by Duchene with 67. Duchene lead the team in +/- with a +27! The Avs actually had 6 regular players with a plus rating.

The worst in the West and also worst in the league was the Coyotes. Ekman-Larsson missed a few weeks with injuries but nothing significant. Bolland never played due to surgery. McGinn played all but the last game of the season and went out for 3 weeks with an injury at that point. Max Domi lead the team in scoring with 64 points. He was also the Coyotes only plus player with +5.

To me it looks like our best bet might be the Coyotes.
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby sao.phim » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:34 pm

Sounds good!

How about the rules? Limit number of trades per season?

I would like to have no more than 3 trades, when there are incoming players involved (draft picks could be included) and one additional trade possible for incoming draft picks only. Previous limitations like contracted players only could be involved, no first round picks involved in a trade, max. number of assets from each side, only picks for upcoming draft could be involved etc. - I would suggest to keep in place. So altogether 4 trades per season maximum.
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby CJ » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:53 pm

bruins72 wrote:To me it looks like our best bet might be the Coyotes.

I could have told you that. :-D I simmed 20 seasons I think after I finished the rosters.

m0fownz0r wrote:Is Ghost upside much higher in this DB?

Yes I made him a lot better.
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby Peter_Doherty » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:12 am

Yotes? Could definitely be fun :)

Hey CJ, is Duclairs pass tendency at 20? ;) Love the kid, so talented, but for some reason he doesn't shoot the puck even when he has such a ridiculous wrister.
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby CJ » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:53 am

Peter_Doherty wrote:Yotes? Could definitely be fun :)

Hey CJ, is Duclairs pass tendency at 20? ;) Love the kid, so talented, but for some reason he doesn't shoot the puck even when he has such a ridiculous wrister.

Haha no. :-D
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby braeden » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:09 am

Any word on the next new challenge? :-k

Can we have a hint?
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Re: Next Challenge?

Postby bruins72 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:23 am

We'll most likely just go with one of the weaker teams in the recent release of the DB.
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