Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

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Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:11 pm

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by timmy_t » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:22 pm

Hey does it matter that our AHL team, The Cornwall Aces, don't have an arena? It just says "Unknown." :dunno:

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by Manimal » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:24 pm

timmy_t wrote:Hey does it matter that our AHL team, The Cornwall Aces, don't have an arena? It just says "Unknown." :dunno:
Oops! Missed that. I hope it doesn't matter, though
They played games in my test run anyway

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by timmy_t » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:30 pm

Yeah, when I saw it I actually simmed ahead to Nov 1st (for testing purposes) and they are still having people show up at the games (like 7000) and making money... They just don't have any attendance rating under history. Also, players attributes are increasing from practice, so... I think it will be fine. We just use the AHL team to develop our guys anyway.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:40 pm

So I'm setting up my lines and this team is seriously offensively weak. Most of my offensive talent are rookies that haven't developed their skills yet. I've got some decent 3rd line guys there. I've also got Nolan and Simon, who are both pretty old and shadows of their former selves. Visnovsky and Hejda are pretty good on defense but then you've got a bunch of bottom pairing guys and no real 3-4 defensemen. We're also got the soon to retire Foote. I'm pretty satisfied with the goaltending. Huet isn't very young but he'll do for a couple years at least. Garon is a serviceable backup. We've got a glut of goalies on our AHL affiliate though and no room to send them to our ECHL affiliate. I'll have to try to loan a couple out so that they get playing time.

I haven't advanced a day but the board expects us to make the playoffs. Our AHL affiliate is expected to be serious contenders for the Calder Cup.

This is going to be interesting!

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Have you guys noticed Manimal's extra work with the staff? There should be some familiar names...

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by Leeman14 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:19 pm

I'm excited about this challenge.

I hope I remember the Challenge Rules. :**

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:22 pm

Leeman14 wrote:I'm excited about this challenge.

I hope I remember the Challenge Rules. :**
It would be smart for everyone to take another look at the challenge rules before starting the new challenge...

http://www.ehmtheblueline.com/forums/vi ... php?t=4462

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by MacPhal » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:44 am

I don't think Kamensky, Leschyshyn, Fiset like me :( there Retired after the first day.

I got screen shots to prove i didn't fire them.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:21 am

They retire as players. They should still be there as staff.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by nino33 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:20 am

There seem to be a lot of players in the last year of the contract.....if I resign one of these players sometime before/during the 2006-07 season is the new contract "in addition to" the old contrract, or does the new contract immediately "replace" the old contact? Thanks

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by batdad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:40 am

In addition to

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by eric1985 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:58 am

Why is it I only get 3 Asst. coaches?

Edit*****

Nmd..just a glitch with the guy i was signing I guess...

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by nino33 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:22 am

bruins72 wrote:Have you guys noticed Manimal's extra work with the staff? There should be some familiar names...
Nice job Manimal! Most definetly familiar names for me....the Stastny brothers have done well for themselves!...I think I'm gonna name my AHL GM "Richard Brodeur", Nordiques goaltender from their WHA days in the 1970s

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by timmy_t » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:44 am

The big question is what to do with Hall and Seguin? Send them back to Juniors for a year to grow, or throw them to the wolves?

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:14 pm

My current plan is to play them together on my top line with Bernier on the RW. They're the offensive talent on this team. I'm not into the regular season yet though, so we'll see how well that works.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by Ippo » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:55 pm

Just finished setting the lines and tactics, training camp starting in a few days as well. Not really sure what to expect, this team seems to be lacking depth in scoring and proper 2nd pair defensemen as well. I guess Huet will do the job for now, as he's really the only decent choice.

Interesting question regarding Hall & Seguin, not really sure if I'll play them in 1st, 2nd or 3rd line. Guess I'll do some experimenting during exhibition games.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by timmy_t » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:36 pm

I'm thinking I'll experiment with them during my exhibition games too Ippo.

Here's another question: What do I do with 7 goalies? I guess loan some of them out? :-k



Edit (to add this) --

"So far the Cornwall Aces have sold 58 season tickets as fans get ready for the new season." :thup:

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by batdad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:10 pm

I am having difficulty getting the Nords rosters into play in the game. I have downloaded, and am ready to add into the game, but not sure how to do it. I have a whole bunch of individual files not like in the past where you just added the 3.1 folder in. Not sure how to go about this this time. I always need the readme file to get things working. There is not one this time that I can see, save for the logos. So without help (some kind of instruction manual right from the start where you download the files, I am going nowhere in this one.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by timmy_t » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:26 pm

Hey Batdad, when you extract the downloaded database folder you have a separate "Nordiques" folder and a zip file with the logos (NA - Challenge 21 Logo Pack). That "Nordiques" folder is the database, just put that folder into the main database folder with all of the "Lidas" dbs. The thing that's different is that Manimal named it "Nordiques" instead of "Lidas 3.1 Nordiques." (the second alternative was probably too long)

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:54 pm

I've noticed that odd thing with the Cornwall season tickets too. It must be something tied to them having an "unknown arena". I don't think it's a big deal though.

B-diddy, just follow what Tim posted and you should be fine. :thup:

I'm starting to see how difficult this is going to be. I've started off 0-1-2. Maybe I need to move Seguin and Hall down to the second line?

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by batdad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:01 pm

SO the Nordiques file is a totally separate db? I assume it is. Anyway...do I have to unzip it? I don't get a folder and am getting a lot of things for extraconfig file etc. Just files, no folder.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by bruins72 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:30 pm

When you open the zip file, there should be a folder called Nordiques (which you just drag right into your databases folder) and the logo pack zip file. You'll need to follow the directions in the logo pack zip file to install those. The Nordiques folder just needs to be put in your databases folder. You probably double clicked on that folder and now you're seeing all the files inside of it.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by batdad » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:47 pm

Ok.Thanks...will try again to get right.

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Re: Challenge 21: Quebec Nordiques (Discussion Thread)

Post by Ippo » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:05 pm

Pre-season was ok:

4-1 vs TB
7-1 vs WSH
2-3 vs NJD
1-4 vs BUF
7-5 vs MTL

After 3 games we're 1-2-0 and the line-up looks like this:

Hall-Seguin-Bernier
Pouliot-Couture-Bergfors
Pyatt-Lapierre-Nolan
Simon-Bolduc-Rypien

Hejda-Visnovsky
Picard-Foote
Cumiskey-Sopel

Huet
Garon

So far our 1st line hasn't been doing much, but Couture's line has been our main weapon in offence and I might drop Hall & Seguin to 2nd line if they don't improve.

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