Warkittens wrote:I put this into play about 2/3 into the season. Ended up 5th for the playoffs. Rolled into the finals having only lost two games in the playoffs.
I was heartbroken. We lost the finals 4 games to 3. and 4-3 in triple overtime.
Thanks for the tactics. They rock.
philou21 wrote:I don't have any problems with the conditionning of my players with that option. The only thing I check is that my star players so not play on the pk so they get too much ice time and end up being tired more than usual.
Shindigs wrote:is shot targetting and checking the opposing team's top two scorers every single game
nine-o wrote:Shindigs wrote:is shot targetting and checking the opposing team's top two scorers every single game
The shot targeting was the best advice I've gotten on here - especially come playoff time and the inevitable hot goalie. Works like a charm to get those elusive 3-4 goals.
chrismac wrote:Reviving this thread a bit just to say that I won SPHL championship with the Peoria Rivermen in one season using this. Slightly customized for players at that level of skill. Promptly resigned two days later and was immediately hired as the GM of the Springfield Thunderbird in the AHL. Let's see if I can so it again...
philou21 wrote:nine-o wrote:I'm almost glad someone else experienced this problem haha. Sure is maddening, though its probably done on purpose (they're kids, they get tired more easily, yada yada).
But why the AI players don't seem to have this problem though? That's why it's frustrating. One of me player finished first scorer of the league with 112 pts in 72 games with a ratio of 8.3! In the playoffs we get kicked out in 5 games by the bottom team in the first round and in those games he did 3 pts with a ratio of 7.3. He's always been a clutch player in the regular season but now it's all gone? I know some players are really like that IRL but when your three stars who all did over 100 pts and 8 of ratio in the regular do that in playoffs, that's just weird IMO. It's almost like the game wants the AI to have an advantage. Since all those years I'm playing EHM I know it's not how the game works but still....it sucks.
It's just a bit demoralizing that each season when your team finish in the top 5 in the league it's always the same song. I really want to have a career that I'm starting at the bottom than reach the NHL one day but I just don't see how the hell I could win the Memorial Cup! I might get tired at some point and apply for a higher league even though I won nothing at all.The only thing that's worked for me is balancing out my scoring evenly among three or even four lines (I play the Screaming Eagles in the Q... not exactly teeming with talent so its three for me) and using your overage slots to load up on goaltending, which I find particularly flaky when you get into the Memorial Cup... but yeah man, you aren't along there haha. Let me know if you figure anything out!
Except from my first line who destroyed everything in it's path, the other lines did alright I must say. My second line did good, they were all around 50-60 pts. Third line and fourth line all finished with 20-30 pts. I wish my third line would do a bit better though.
I had that problem sometimes in EHM 07, I solved it by starting with line-matching in the playoffs. Mainly I did it in the away games, but I went over to doing it full time at times if I felt my team wasn't necessarily the clear-cut superb favorite. Playing 1vs2, 2vs1,3vs3 and 4vs4. Alternatively 1vs3 and 3vs1.
Sparty wrote:I had just won a cup with my team and the next season got off to a rocky start, hovered around .500 for about 25 games.
Gave this tactic a shot and I currently have a ten game winning streak. Pretty good results so far.
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