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Player Contracts

Postby South-Side » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:45 pm

Did anyone notice an increased difficulty in re-signing players on your roster?

For instance I'm in my second season with the Winnipeg jets and i have quite a few contracts expiring in 2018. From these contract i would say that i was able to re-sign like 20-30% of the players to new contracts. The others do not want to resign for no reason , 1-2 want to test the free agent market. Mind you that i've tried this ahead of the start for the new season as soon as the option to offer a new contract was available.

I'll exclude from the discussion Jacob Trouba as there was some trouble with him in real life, i managed to sign him to a two year contract at the beginning of the game and when i tried to resign him it didn't work. Now at the beginning of the new season (2017-2018) he dislikes the club so there was no chance and i've traded him for a younger player and some picks as he still has a high value. For me it's weird that he dislikes a club where he got playing time and he won the Cup ?! But i treat him like a separate case.

But what is the logic for the other players? I'm talking about players that had playing time all season on a team that made the playoffs and surprisingly won the Stanley Cup (i know it surprised the hell out of me as well :) i thought i would barely make the playoffs ). So when you are a player like Ehlers for example, played on the top line and had the most minutes alongside the other line mates what is the logic of not wanting to negotiate a new contract? I mean give me some higher figures that i may or may not accept but give me something.

Anyone else experience this?
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby pantsukki » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:31 pm

Often the game doesn't display any demands from the player, but they will agree to offers anyway. Just try different amounts of money and contract lengths.
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby South-Side » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:54 pm

I know what you're saying , tried it before and it worked. Seems it doesn't work that well at the moment.
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby kev90 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:41 pm

Start offering new contracts to pending free agents six months before their deal expires.
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby South-Side » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:40 am

Well as i said in my opening post i've been trying since the start of the preseason. As soon as the option is available.

I'm in December now, still no change. Hope something happens or changes soon as i don't want to lose Ehlers and the others.
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby Tasku » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:44 am

I think it's realistic that players would opt not to sign, because in real world other teams will inquire about the player's plans when they know he will be out of contract. In EHM other teams can't approach a player until he has gone on the free market. This way you can't hold on to a player for ever. Sometimes you just can't help if you lose a player to another team.

I haven't seen this being as common as you say in your first post (being able to sign only 20-30% of your players to extensions), but I've seen this happen more often than before, for sure. :thup:
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby South-Side » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:55 pm

For me this is the first save i've played since the new update. I admit it didn't happen to that extent before the update, maybe something in it triggered this behavior.

Hopefully it's nothing and they will change opinion by January or after. My gripe was that they bluntly refused to sign, no numbers proposed or anything.
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby South-Side » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Well problem solved in the beginning of February. All of my squad with contracts expiring in 2018 signed extensions. Some even multi-year.

Weird that it took that long. Also there are 2 that will test the free agent market. That hasn't changed.
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby nino33 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:07 pm

South-Side wrote:Well problem solved in the beginning of February. All of my squad with contracts expiring in 2018 signed extensions. Some even multi-year.

Weird that it took that long. Also there are 2 that will test the free agent market. That hasn't changed.
That doesn't really seem weird to me at all, it fits with what I've read others say about EHM & what occurs IRL (I don't think players typically sign extensions 6-12 months before their contract expires); having some players who want to test the Free Agent market also makes some sense...
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Re: Player Contracts

Postby South-Side » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:39 pm

My only observation was that it changed somewhat from the older versions as i've been playing since EHM 2005 (and the older EHM for which you download ).

Yes Free Agent market is normal to me as well.
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