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by mrballar
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Core Roster and Homegrown Reporting Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 27367

Re: Core Roster and Homegrown Reporting Thread

1. A - Schneider
2. B - Ruutu
3. B - Henrique
4. B - T. Zajac
5. B - Havlat
6. B - Elias
7. B - Zidlicky
8. B - Gelnias
HG - Reid Boucher
by mrballar
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge Questions & Feedback Thread
Replies: 1104
Views: 161522

Re: Challenge Questions & Feedback Thread

Was there any feedback on what would happen if, for example, after the first season we were unable to resign all of our core players who had expiring contracts? This was oversight on my part jumping in with the new rules, I should have selected a core that did not have expiring contracts after one y...
by mrballar
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Post your screenshots here
Replies: 915
Views: 187273

Re: Post your screenshots here

Challenger 35.1

Players
Standings
Trades

No playoffs.
by mrballar
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 29415

Re: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread

I definitely won the McDavid Sweepstakes.

Time to see how it pans out.
by mrballar
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 29415

Re: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread

Just finished Q3 in Season 1 and my team has shifted closer to the .500 mark :cry: Clowe came back and I threw him on waivers...and he cleared ](*,) Pwerplay has jumped up, ran nearly a 22% PP with a terrible PK, which seems to be a trend with my group. I've had injuries across the board from some o...
by mrballar
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 29415

Re: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread

Hmm i am a bit confused right now, i was expecting to go really bad so i could tank the first season to draft someone really nice. But halfway into the season im very much in the playoff picture and im not quite sure how. Hahaha, is tanking frowned upon? I haven't explored the prospect pool in the ...
by mrballar
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 29415

Re: Challenge #35 - New Jersey Devils Discussion Thread

Boy, I chose the right time to get back into EHM. There's been a lot of talk about the Devils and their need to address the aging team - can't wait until the 2nd season to really get into rebuilding this team. Also, thrilled to see the new alternate rules and trade tiers. Nice addition to the challe...
by mrballar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Core Roster and Homegrown Reporting Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 27367

Re: Core Roster and Homegrown Reporting Thread

Challenge 35, Season 1

1. A - Schneider
2. B - Greene
3. B - Ruutu
4. B - Henrique
5. B - T. Zajac
6. B - Havlat
7. B - Jagr
8. B - Elias
9. B - Larsson
10. B - Zidlicky

](*,)
by mrballar
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

Just finished Season 4, and won the cup surprisingly. I had a very strong start out of the gate starting 18-0-2, but the team leveled out after that. In the offseason I grabbed Sam Gagner as a UFA for a cheap $2.3M (couldn't get any top UFAs to sign below $5M). He was a very nice addition to 2nd lin...
by mrballar
Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Post your screenshots here
Replies: 915
Views: 187273

Re: Post your screenshots here

Challenge 30, Season 4 Playoffs http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Season4FinalPlayoffs.jpg Trades http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Season4FinalTrades.jpg Player Stats http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Season4FinalPlayers.jpg Standings http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Se...
by mrballar
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Post your screenshots here
Replies: 915
Views: 187273

Re: Post your screenshots here

Challenge 30, Season 3 Playoffs http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Season3FinalPlayoffs.jpg Standings http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Season3FinalRanks.jpg Player Stats http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Season3FinalPlayers.jpg Trades http://matthewrballard.com/TBLfiles/TB30/Sea...
by mrballar
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge Questions & Feedback Thread
Replies: 1104
Views: 161522

Re: Challenge Questions & Feedback Thread

lol, I know, and to make sure we don't take advantage of the AI, but it does a pretty good job of taking advantage of itself, lol.
by mrballar
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge Questions & Feedback Thread
Replies: 1104
Views: 161522

Re: Challenge Questions & Feedback Thread

Anyone thought of developing an alternate trade option that follows the current limitations (age, pick #, etc.) to allow for a package deal? The AI goes nuts around trade deadline swapping guys between teams (there are some crazy stacked teams in my game right now), and they seem to enjoy getting on...
by mrballar
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

Just finished season 3. Went 48-29-5 and ended up 3rd in the East, which was a significant improvement from last year. Went 1 round into the playoffs and lost the series 4-1 to the Canes. Although I ran most of the season out of 1st and 2nd place and had a PP that was ranked 1st in the east (2nd ove...
by mrballar
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

I'm interested to read everyone's thoughts/actions regarding St. Louis. I'm mid-way through season 3 and to start the season, his speed, stamina, and strength were at 11-14-10 , as of January he's at 8-11-7, not being practice related (as the rest of the guys are up in attributes), I would imagine t...
by mrballar
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

He went #2 overall for the draft end of season 2 to the Blue Jackets. He's 9P in 20 games at -12, but it's the Blue Jackets. The kid's more developed than 3/4 of the stock TB roster.
by mrballar
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

I tried to trade Martin St. Louis away for a pick and had 2 teams (Avs and Blues) willing to cough up a 2nd round pick for him. He's just too old and tired for me and I'm moving on from him. Unfortunately, he wouldn't waive his NTC. I guess I'll keep him for now and use my pick for player later in ...
by mrballar
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

Looks good on everything except the Tatar/Helenius trade. Can't trade rights, and can only make one 1-for-1 player trade and one player-for-pick or pick-for-player trade (with age restrictions). Finished Q1 of Season 3, 15-5-0 which was a pleasant bump from last season's 8-10-2 start. Finally got St...
by mrballar
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

I'm starting to watch the games more closely. In the first three games, I've already seen a drastic improvement with the new tactics and I assume I should see some pick up by the end of the first quarter. Finished 2-1-0 against Pens (L), Canes (shutout W w/ rookie tender), and Flames(W), three teams...
by mrballar
Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

Thanks, Jester. I checked out the tactics forum and have some stuff to try. I think I've been running the team too offense oriented and left myself far to open in the back end. This challenge is the first time I've gone head first into tactics so it's a learning experience.
by mrballar
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

Has anyone had any luck melding a decent PP line from TB? I made a trade for Vanek from the Islanders and placed him with Stamkos, Purcell, Hedman and another forward but can't seem to get any production with them; even shifted St. Louis and Filppula in and out of the mix. I'm thinking I'm having a ...
by mrballar
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

I'm about a month away from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and was looking over some of the ranked prospects. There's a kid from Alberta playing in Rimouski named Conner Lukan who is the QMJHL League Leader and has taken home a bunch of Q-league trophies. I just checked his profile. He's 5-foot 10-inches...
by mrballar
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

Goaltending was a huge issue I think. I've been adjusting tactics the whole season but just couldn't figure out a way to stop the goals from pouring in. I'd score an average of 2-3 points a game, but it was as if the team choked and gave up too many goals at the end of each game. I had picked up Vok...
by mrballar
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Challenge Forum
Topic: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread
Replies: 164
Views: 40610

Re: Challenge #30 - TBL - Discussion Thread

Ended season 2 in last place for both TB and Syracuse. I think my game's broken, not only did I not lose my job(s), the board of directors are pleased with my performance. Here's to next season ](*,)

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