Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by nino33 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:52 pm

OldGregg wrote:I have an earlier save from just after the draft and I haven't submitted any stats for S5 yet, would I be able to revert to that save? I could go back and just trade Petry for a pick and waive Gallagher, or just waive both of them and forfeit my draft pick trade for S5.

Alternatively I could give Anaheim back the 2nd rounder I got for Gallagher along with my 7th rounder in 2026 and receive Anaheim's 2026 7th rounder (so they'd get their pick back and we'd just be swapping 2026 7th rounders). I could also give them back the 2nd round pick for the rights to a mediocre veteran (Max Gortz - mediocre 28 year old who's only played SHL and 1 AHL season) and immediately release those rights.
This is new to me, so I hope I'm not wrong in my thinking, but.....the options you outline seem like reasonable solutions to me :thup: let us know what you decide to do

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by axepig » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:42 am

About to start Y2 and my team is still patchy as hell. Draft first.

31. Adam Boqvist, OFD 1-2 potential, poor man's Gio (He was a better version or him and Suter on draft day..) 1/5 star.
50. Barrett Hayton, Offensive playmaking C, like Mitch Wahl which is unfortunate but he has good scout reports and decent attributes for a 18yo, 1/3 star
61. Mitch Messner, defensive LW, like Alex Killorn/Lucic, he's 19yo and might be ready for NHL already, if not he's top AHL LW, 1/4 star
62. Austen Keating, 2-way C, like Jordan Schroeder, another overager tried to get NHL ready guys, 2/4 star
93. Marko Ojanen, Goal scoring C, like Kuznetsov, a McDavid-ing gem, might get a shot at my currently empty 2C spot, 0/5 star
155. Yan Aucoin, 2-way LD, like Nate Prosser, decent for the position imo, 0/4 star

I made sure to get players who had lenghty reports and no bad decisions, no bad consistensty and I verified they had decent turnover/giveaway and other stats. Fairly happy with how it went.

I signed Mark Barbeiro for 2,1 x 5. Needed a powerplay specialist and he had a great year on Col's PP.

Players out: Carr, Davidson, Deslauriers, Mitchell, Terry, Hemsky, Jerabek, Plekanec, Eisenschmid, Parisi. Would have kept Hemsky and Terry since they were good respective 3rd line and AHLer but they didn't want to re-sign.

Lines:

Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Drouin
Byron - VACANT - Gallagher
Hudon - Holland - VACANT
de la Rose - Danault - McCarron

Potential 2Cs: Daniel Audette, Jake Evans, Marko Ojanen, Lukas Vejdemo.
Potential 3RW: Lehkonen, Evans, Max Friberg, Martin Reway, Andrew Shaw(he sucked for me so likely my trade target)

D is
Mete - Weber
Alzner - Petry
Morrow - Barbeiro/Benn

Morrow sometime played 2nd LD he's been good for me.

I am likely to waive Montoya and use Lindgren as backup this year. Schlemko has been ass so he's in my AHL.


Edit: Also only 1 trade is allowed per year right? Except S1 ofc.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by Gray000 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:09 am

HI all! I am looking forward to this. I did the isles challenge . . . starting after it expired!

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by nino33 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:51 pm

nino33 wrote:I started this Challenge the week before last, and got through the initial team setup (staffing, scouting, training and tactics) and training camp the first week (went 2 wins 4 losses in the exhibition season), and through most of the first 20 games of the season last week.....and this week so far I've finished off the first 20 games (finished 10-7-3) and am currently at 15-7-3 and on a 6 game winning streak!
Alas I'm not even going to get season one completed :-(

Lately when I have the time for/want to spend the time on EHM, I'm really feeling like working on the 74DB and so that's what I've done, and so I haven't gotten back to playing EHM (and don't foresee that changing anytime soon...but ya never know! HaHa)

I have been making decent progress on the editing work lately, so that's a good thing :-)

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by axepig » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:39 pm

As I thought, I couldn't be as good as my flukey Cup in year 1.. Got swept by Tampa.

Lines were mostly:

Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Drouin/Gallagher

Hudon/Lehk - Evans - Gallagher/Drouin

Hudon - Holland/Danault - Reway

Byron/DLR - Danault - McCarron/Shaw

Mete - Weber

Morrow - Petry

Alzner - Barbeiro/Benn

Price - Lindgren/Montoya

My trade was Charlie Lindgren for Joel Eriksson Ek. He's been ripping my AHL apart, but couldn't really make his spot on my 3rd C yet.

G: Fucale is killing my AHL as well but didn't do so hot when called up.

D: Adam Boqvist got 50 pts in 70 games but his attributes are not too hot, I'll give him a shot on the team next year for sure. No other D has been any good, Bourque will be my first callup cause he has ok defensive attributes and has good +/-, Juulsen might not be a total bust.

LW: Mick Messner is a McDavid-ing beast, he already looks like he could be my 3rd line LW. Looks like Lucic haha! It'll be hard to fit Hudon, Lehkonen, Byron and Messner. Messner is for sure on my team next year.

C: Juicy part. Eriksson Ek got 67 pts in 44 games, attributes are alright, he's ready for the NHL.
I signed Ikonen and he has an amazing shot, speed and good faceoff but I will let him marinate in the AHL for now.
Audette slowly getting better, I wouldn't mind using him at all he's better than Holland and Danault atm.
Austen Keating who I almost traded has spiked in speed, he's also developed a good faceoff and will be in my AHL next year.
Will Bitten has been disapointing in my AHL 39 pts in 74 games but he has amazing offensive attributes and extremely low stamina, some more AHL time but he might be a callup.
Gregoire keeps getting better but very slowly, he will be an AHLer for life.
Vejdemo nothing too spectacular, AHL for now.
Poehling still isn't amazing for me except for hitting, faceoff and deflection. I wonder if he can be anything more than a 4th liner for me.
Marko Ojanen has been amazing for me, his shot is already amazing and he's been shooting 24%. 45 goals 38a in 76 games, I want to try him on my team but idk where he would fit.

RW: Scherbak and Addison are still long shots, Friberg and Baun are dominating my AHL.

I'm worried about signing Patches, he's reluctant to sign for now I hope he will want to sign around the draft...

Price ended my season with a GAA of 2 and sv% of .927, blasting last years 2.25 GAA and .920 sv% out of the water! Hope he wins the Vezina

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by axepig » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:45 am

RIP, lost Pacioretty because I waited too long... I hate how it takes multiple days to accept or deny offers, esp on june 30th. I'll give 3rd season a try but this may scrap my team and I might stop until next challenge.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by smdesroches » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:45 am

End of Season Three Update
Posted a solid 65-11-6 Record for a total of 136 points.
Regular Season Leaders: Drouin (104), Lehknonen (103), Galchenyuk (93), Jenner (74), and T. Johnson (72)
Solid Contributions from: Mete (54), Petry (45)

Laval finished 1st in the AHL with a 60-13-3 Record
Regular Season Leaders: Timirov (96), Bitten (68), Marssh (65), McLeod (60), and Kravtsov (50)

Round 1 Playoffs: Montreal vs Rangers 4:2
Round 2 Playoffs: Montreal vs Florida 4:2
Round 3 Playoffs: Montreal vs Pittsburgh 4:0
Round 4 Playoffs: Montreal vs Winnipeg 4:0
Playoff Stat Leaders: Drouin (30), T. Johnson (26), Jenner (22), Lehkonen (18), Gallgher (14)
McLeod scored the Stanley Cup winning goal in OT

Laval beat Syracuse & Utica but lost to Springfield in the semi finals after a lot of their stars were called-up to help Montreal due to injuries.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by Zavier » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:00 pm

Trying this out! It's going to be tough not making trades and signing free agents. I like to customize my team.

*edit*

I just noticed there are only 2 days left. Too bad! I'll get in on the next one.

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by mush » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:04 pm

how do i start this challenge i got the 10.1 roster just wondering do i go in and start a new career and just follow the rules that are set ?

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by mush » Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:05 pm

oh there only 2 days left still woud like to know tho how this works !

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Re: Challenge #46 - Montreal Canadiens - Discussion Thread

Post by stone169 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:20 am

mush wrote:how do i start this challenge i got the 10.1 roster just wondering do i go in and start a new career and just follow the rules that are set ?
Yes.

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