MJalove wrote:Bk love the 36 team league. I was able to swap out Milwaukee and Saskatchewan for Hartford and Halifax and can't put the game down. Thanks for all the hard work.
Great to hear, I hope I'm giving a framework for people to "do their own things" with the league like you've done and like what nashmc is working on. Everybody has their own idea about what a perfect expansion and alignment would look like!
thegreaterikku - here is the link to the "cheat sheet" I used to manually conduct the expansion draft - obviously it's all filled out based on my results but you can just delete the filled in spots and use it to conduct your own draft. Note - I've changed various ratings since this spreadsheet so the CA/PA on everybody is not going to be 100% accurate. But you can always export another player list or change ratings manually so that it suits you.
Also, it's been a while, so here is NHL36 v2.6!
- No huge updates really since much has been quiet but the usual transactions and contract updates in major leagues. Jagr is now loaned to Kladno. Some tinkering with the surging rookies - for example, Leafs fans will be pleasantly surprised to see Dermott (and to a lesser extent, Holl) bumped into far more prominent positions on the depth chart.
- More tinkering on future drafts. Really think the 2018 draft is to a point where it is playing out really, really well in comparison to current projects for the first few rounds at least. 2019, 2020 and 2021 draft prospects have been updated and even a few real life 2022 draft prospects have been added - keep an eye out for Matthew Savoie in Alberta and Shane Wright in Ontario - they look like the next crop of phenoms on the horizon and are treated as such in this database. Since they are 2004 born, you might not even see them right away since they are so young!
- Some ratings updates for NCAA guys and some MHL guys...the NCAA guys in particular will be of interest if you are playing an expansion team. Besides the usual suspects like Schuldt and Brickley - bumps for Colorado College's dynamite duo of Nick Halloran and Mason Bergh, blueliners like Grant Hutton of Miami and Alex Rauhauser of Bowling Green and forwards like Nick Jones at UND and Colt Conrad of WMU should continue to help provide an ever-expanding pool of older, signable NCAA standouts that are easily AHL calibur talents and could, with some development and luck, be legit NHL players. I can't stress enough how useful the NCAA is to fill in your system depth for the first few years of the game in NHL36. And of course, Russia is always a treasure trove of essentially "free" talent if you can get guys to sign with you.
Version 2.6 - Original NHL36 Expansion (February 2, 2018)
Version 2.6 - NHL36 "Great North" (February 2, 2018)
Version 2.6 - NHL36 "City Lights" (February 2, 2018)
Version 2.6 - NHL36 "Wild West" (February 2, 2018)
As usual let me know if there are any issues. Martin St. Louis' awards history was not showing up in v2.5 - I *think* that is fixed now but I have yet to look in game. All-Star game I'm still working on.
Quick February 3 ninja edit: Fixed an error with Shattuck St. Mary's that was preventing their NCAA committed kids from going to the correct college. Also, tweaked and added a few more future draft prospects (Alex Turcotte switched to center, a few more WHL 2018 Bantam Draft prospects added). And - because Ottawa is stinking this year, their 1st round pick in the Duchene trade that goes to Colorado will likely be their 2019 one, not their 2018 one so I switched that up. All the same links work, still v2.6.