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Post by useme1337 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:58 pm

I love this project
When a new update?
In the plans rework players ability?

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Post by BKarchitect » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:33 pm

Yup update soon on vacation :-D

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Post by useme1337 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:06 pm

after nhl arbitration?

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Post by BKarchitect » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:08 pm

So I've finally completed a major upgrade that will be in the next version of NHL36 & NHL32!

- The USHL is now playable again as a human GM with no crashing errors.
- The NCDC (National Collegiate Development Conference), the 12-team top tier of USPHL junior league (United States) is now also fully playable. This all Tier I & Tier II American junior leagues (USHL, NAHL, NCDC) are fully integrated into the DB.
- The biggest news though is that the entire Canadian Junior ('A') Hockey League system is also fully implemented. This is 133 team junior teams spanning 10 conferences across Canada (BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL, NOJHL, OJHL, CCHL, QJHL & MHL). It includes winners of the Doyle Cup, ANAVET Cup, Fred Page Cup and Dudley-Hewitt Cup moving on to the Memorial Cup style RBC Cup competition which crowns the top Junior A club in Canada each year.

Sneak peak screens below. I still have to add competition awards for each league and the RBC Cup but when complete, this will be a fully-functional setup the records history and awards.

Also included will be a revised full North America logo pack matching "dani9" style logos for all clubs and competitions in North America in NHL36 & NHL 32. Clubs, colors, logos and league setups updated for 2018-19, including the entire CJHL system (with color coded competition logos for the CJHL regions). The logo pack will also include all N.A. updated logos for teams such as the San Jose Barracuda, Guelph Storm and others new for 18-19. Plus the Penguins logos have been updated to the proper shade of yellow. As always, you'll need to make sure you have dani9's most recent logo packs (both club and national) installed first - then you'll apply the NHL36/32 North American logo updates on top. Besides updating logos, it should not affect the logo setups for other DB's, merely add proper subfolders and names for NHL36/32 DB clubs.

You'll notice on the setup screen the newly playable junior leagues. Selecting the RBC Cup will automatically select all the CJHL competitions (similar to selecting the Memorial Cup for the CHL leagues).

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As mentioned, fully updated leagues structures and logos. To make the setup work correctly, the leagues were grouped as conferences by Cup competition.

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The CJHL Pacific has the BCHL & AJHL. Schedules are based on real schedules so no cross-over until the Doyle Cup Final. Winners are crowned for the BCHL & AJHL after full regular seasons and league playoff brackets and the BCHL champ and AJHL champ then square off in a 7-game series for the Doyle Cup and the Doyle Cup winner moves on to the RBC Cup.

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The CJHL West has the SJHL & MJHL. Schedules are based on real schedules so no cross-over until the AVANET Cup Final. Winners are crowned for the SJHL & MJHL after full regular seasons and league playoff brackets and the SJHL champ and MJHL champ then square off in a 7-game series for the AVANET Cup and the AVANET Cup winner moves on to the RBC Cup.

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The CJHL Central has the SIJHL, NOJHL & OHJL. Schedules are based on real schedules so no cross-over until the Dudley-Hewitt Cup Final. Winners are crowned for each of the SIJHL, NOJHL & OJHL after full regular seasons and league playoff brackets and the three league champions then square off in an elimination tournament for the Dudley-Hewitt Cup and the Dudley-Hewitt Cup winner moves on to the RBC Cup.

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The CJHL East has the CCHL, QJHL & MHL. Schedules are based on real schedules so no cross-over until the Fred Page Cup Final. Winners are crowned for each of the CCHL, QJHL & MHL after full regular seasons and league playoff brackets and the three league champions then square off in an elimination tournament for the Fred Page Cup and the Fred Page Cup winner moves on to the RBC Cup.

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The CJHL RBC Cup Tournament features 5 teams; the 4 regional Cup champions and a randomly selected host city club. These 5 teams play a 4-game round-robin tournament. The top 4 move on to a seeded "Final Four" - with the champion claiming the title as "Top Junior A Club" in all of Canada (albeit - there are a few American teams in the CJHL!).

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The CJHL & NCDC are important feeder leagues for the NCAA and, in the case of the CJHL, also cross-pollinate with the CHL (Major Junior hockey). Because each CJHL league has a slightly different schedule, I modified all the schedule templates to produce a consistent 56-game slate for each league. There also may be slight rule tweaks that need to occur (all CJHL models based for now on CHL rules). But overall I'm pretty thrilled with how this turned out. I can't guarantee that playing as a human GM in these leagues will be totally satisfying (for example, the USHL still doesn't even have a draft) but they should add depth

I highly, highly recommend turning on both "Add Extra Junior Players" and "Add Extra Players to Playable Teams" if you want to GM any of the teams in these leagues as it will help stock the rosters. All the CJHL rosters have been cleaned up and include many real life prospects (especially those already committed to NCAA programs) but certainly not enough to stock all the teams without extra players being added by the game.

ETA on this update should be early this week, perhaps Monday or Tuesday. My next project will be to get the U Sports (Canadian colleges) playable so that the entire North American university system and all major feeder leagues are fully in the game!

P.S. - Big props to @Holden Caulfield at HFBoards for suggesting this CJHL formatting - it actually works almost perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration Holden! The only thing that doesn't work exactly correct are the Central and East finals because I can't set a 4th "host club" within the parameters of a playoff but still, you get the three division winners, top seed with a bye and ultimately one wins so the net effect is still the same.

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Post by archibalduk » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 pm

This is incredible - amazing work! :notworthy:

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Post by nino33 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:17 am

archibalduk wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 pm
This is incredible - amazing work! :notworthy:
I couldn't agree more - way to go BK! =D>

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Post by BKarchitect » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:37 pm

NHL36/32 v7.0 Series Update

DATA UPDATES
- Updated transactions all major leagues, major junior, college, etc...includes CHL import draftees who are coming over to North America. Latest included updates are the new contracts for Brady Skjei and Tom WIlson as of July 28.
- Updated ECHL affiliations that we know of so far.
- Updated VHL affiliations for KHL clubs.
- Updated 2017-18 NHL Award History and NHL Cup history and added some missing awards and history like the Messier Award and GM of the Year.

DRAFTS
- As usual continued work on prospects for realistic future NHL drafts...added a bunch of Russian '03 born and some more future Finns and massaged the 2019 and 2020 draft crops to reflect current opinions.

NHL DEPTH CHARTS
- Every single NHL teams depth chart and projected line-up updated per depth charts on EP, The Hockew News and each individual HF team forum's lineup discussions for the upcoming season...of course not everybody agrees on everything so it's kind of a synthesis of all these sources.

NEW PLAYABLE LEAGUES
- Entire 133-team CJHL is now playable as described in previous post...now includes awards history as well.
- Same for the 12-team NCDC...also includes awards.
- The SPHL is also back in NHL36 (they never left NHL32) - a few teams graduated to fill the 36-team ECHL format but I backfilled the SPHL with a few additional defunct SPHL clubs to bring it back to life in NHL36.

BUG FIXES
- Fixed the USHL so it should be playable as a human GM.

EXPANDED & UPDATED YOUTH LEAGUES
- Midget, Bantam and major Prep & High School leagues/teams for US and Canada all unpacked and updated. Didn't include every single high school team ever, just think that's overkill - for example, selected the 32 best and most historic New England prep schools and 50 top Minnesota high school programs. Added many, cleaned up their team info, city, arenas and color - every team should have the correct city home and an arena specified in (or near) that city, down to the most remote Bantam AA club in Saskatchewan.
- Teams, colors, logos (see logo pack download) updated for 2018-19 for all CJHL, US Juniors, Prep, High School, Midget and Bantam leagues.

CLEANED UP ALIGNMENTS
- Updates to alignments...I've done some updating to NHL/AHL/ECHL alignments to make it easier for me to convert between NHL36 and NHL32 databases. Now in both databases, I've kept all the real AHL/ECHL affiliations for 18-19 (thus announced) so that required some tweaks to the fantasy alignments.
- Norfolk and Utah are back in their real ECHL homes, the KC Mavericks are back in the ECHL in the NHL36 database and also because of this, the Milwaukee Admirals will no longer be an NHL team in the NHL36 database variations but back in the AHL (as they are starting to get filled with their real 18-19 roster in the AHL).
- In the Original NHL36 database, Milwaukee is replaced by Houston - which is a better alignment anyways because it allows Nashville to stay in the Western Conference and gives the East two expansion teams instead of just Quebec.

NEW NHL32 SEATTLE & QUEBEC DATABASE!
- By popular demand, I've created a 32-team DB with both Seattle and Quebec. Quebec replaces Arizona - all their plays, staffs, contracts and prospects transferred to Quebec!
- For this database, Quebec joins the Atlantic, Buffalo moves to the Metropolitain and Columbus moves to the Central in the Western Conference.

TO-DO LIST
- Re-add expansion drafts for each database since the UFA pool is pretty much totally dried up. So yeah, the v7.0 database is going to be DIFFICULT if you are playing as an expansion team...good luck!
- If you play the CJHL, let me know how it goes...used the CHL as rules base, may need some tweaking.
- Will make U Sports, BCIHL and ACAC playable so every single major US and Canadian college league is playable.
- Will also being massaging European leagues. Need to make KHL playable again (high on list) with new schedule out for 18-19. Will also add some leagues (VHL, MHL) that are playable on other databases and perhaps some U18 and U16 teams from Russia - to match the U18/U16 teams that are in the game from Sweden and Finland.
- Will update NHL franchise history, post 17-18 season and also for the expansion teams that need history like the Nords and Scouts
- Update NHL 17-18 playoff stats history (regular season is of course in there for this past year but not playoff stats yet)

NHL36 NORTH AMERICAN LOGO PACK UPDATE
- Updated compatible NHL36/32 logos in "dani9" style with 85 pixel high large logos and glossy button small logos for all US/Canada leagues from the NHL down to Bantam - includes logos specific to NHL36/32.
- You must first install dani's latest logo megapacks (regular and international). Then install this update for NHL36/32 and overwrite logos when prompted. It won't affect logos displaying with your other databases (aside from updating some) - just adds and reorganizes logos required for NHL36/32.
- Will at some point release a "Rest of the World" pack for compatibility with NHL36/32 so every single logo in the database will be in the same style.

DOWNLOAD NHL36 NORTH AMERICAN LOGOPACK HERE:
Version 7.0 - Original NHL36 Expansion (July 28, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9zde05fxcdmr5 ... s.zip?dl=0
- Remember install dani9's latest logo megapacks first and then overwrite! His packs are available on TBL.

DOWNLOAD NHL36 DATABASES HERE:
Version 7.0 - Original NHL36 Expansion (July 28, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9a6mbf3u48y0g ... 0.zip?dl=0
Version 7.0 - NHL36 "Great North" (July 28, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wifj73h6rt84s ... 0.zip?dl=0
Version 7.0 - NHL36 "City Lights" (July 28, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j36xu794d5389 ... 0.zip?dl=0
Version 7.0 - NHL36 "Wild West" (July 28, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0lilumc0dxbe7 ... 0.zip?dl=0

DOWNLOAD NHL32 DATABASES HERE:
Version 7.0 - Seattle (July 28, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jd97tj0qos3jz ... 0.zip?dl=0
***NEW*** Version 7.0 - Seattle & Quebec (July 28, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tsj8cjucwt1l9 ... 0.zip?dl=0

Let me know if you experience any bugs or crashes. There is a well-known bug with scouting the NHL Entry draft on a couple particular dates than you can read about further in this thread and the NHL32 thread. It's pretty simple to bypass.

Enjoy!

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Post by Realpity » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:40 pm

Awesome, just awesome ! Thanks much ! :notworthy:

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Post by Javs » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:15 pm

The problem I had with the CJHL is you cannot make Canadians foreigners on USA based team's. So my solution was to simply make all USA based team's domestic only, but there arises a problem because it seems (may be a bug) when you list two teama in the same league as domestic it only recongizes one, so have a league like the SIJHL that has two USA based team's and that's a problem.

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Post by Javs » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:17 pm

Also to continue on the CJHL, I never found a format that would make the RBC Cup realistic. It's easy to get the regional tournaments, but the RBC Cup I couldn't get it to work with a host team just the 4 regional tournament winners.

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Post by BKarchitect » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:51 pm

Did you try the CJHL in NHL36? The RBC Cup should be working fine, random host club and the 4 regional winners in a 5-team round robin followed by a 4 team playoff just like IRL.

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Post by FalseCredential » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:51 pm

Absolutely love the databases you make BK!

I've been having an issue that has occured across multiple saves at this point. When I start a new game, I select The CHL leagues and Memorial Cup, as well as the NHL, AHL, and ECHL, with add extra junior players, additional national team players, and key staff selected as well (normal database size). I always play as a NHL team, and after about 2 seasons have passed, the CHL teams are almost devoid of players and are unable to ice full lineups. Has anyone else experienced this problem? I tried looking back through the thread and was unable to find any mention.

I doubt that this is the cause, but I generally up the reputation of a lot of the European countries (using the Assistant, no extreme changes though) with the hope to create a more diverse player pool in future seasons. Maybe the CHL drafts aren't taking place correctly?

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Post by BKarchitect » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:07 pm

Hmm, the CHL should stay relatively stocked if it is selected and you add extra players. I'll try to watch for that some more in my test sims. The key is when you add "extra junior players" the game should stock the bantam and midget levels with enough players to eventually fill the CHL.

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Post by BKarchitect » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:12 pm

NHL36 v7.1 Update

DATA UPDATES
- The usual...major transaction updates around the world and lots of tinkering with future college, junior and draft prospects. Caught quite a few KHL re-signings that were missed in 7.0 and latest NHL movements include the Skinner trade.

DRAFTS
- Big news with 7.1 is incorporation of Expanion Draft results in an Expansion Draft files that accompanies each version of the DB. Run the file in the Archi's EHM editor to stock each of the new NHL teams.
- Each existing team had 10 protection slots, all players born 1998 or after were extempt, all major recent summer 2018 signings were exempt and after each team had a player chosen off their roster, they got to protect an additional exposed player of the same position (RW for RW, LD for LD, etc). Made for some interesting results as you will see below and I think while none of the teams will exactly be Vegas-quality, they do get to start with a decent roster and some good younger players as well.

DOWNLOAD NHL36 NORTH AMERICAN LOGOPACK HERE:
Version 7.1 - Original NHL36 Expansion (August 4, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9zde05fxcdmr5 ... s.zip?dl=0
- Remember install dani9's latest logo megapacks first and then overwrite! His packs are available on TBL.
- This update includes a few adjustments to CJHL team logos (Revolution in the QJHL are now Lac St-Louis, etc)...very minor stuff.

DOWNLOAD NHL36 DATABASES HERE:
***EACH DB INCLUDES THE CORRESPONDING EXPANSION DRAFT IMPORT FILE TO RUN IN THE EDITOR PRIOR TO STARTING YOUR GAME***
Version 7.1 - Original NHL36 Expansion (August 4, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ayhtr1hsgvvst ... 1.zip?dl=0
Version 7.1 - NHL36 "Great North" (August 4, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fier96qtlz0ms ... 1.zip?dl=0
Version 7.1 - NHL36 "City Lights" (August 4, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/58mhil44bdqk4 ... 1.zip?dl=0
Version 7.1 - NHL36 "Wild West" (August 4, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/363ty3ui7hkqb ... 1.zip?dl=0

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Post by BKarchitect » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:21 pm

Here are the expansion draft results! Again, feel free to tweak the file/results as you want but I think the results of this draft were pretty interesting!

HOUSTON AEROS
· Star Forward: Had a disappointing playoff stint with Nashville last season, but Kyle Turris is a terrific all-around center still in his prime with offensive, defensive and leadership capabilities. Zach Parise is of course the bigger name but not the player he once was.
· Star Defender: Travis Hamonic will try to put a disappointing stay in Calgary behind him and attempt to recapture the form that had him compared to a Shea Weber-lite when he was a younger player.
· Starting Goalie: Seen as underwhelming at every stop, Jacob Markstrom has nonetheless carved out a career as a legit NHL starter and he’ll shoulder the majority of the load for the Aeros in year one.
· Biggest Strengths: There’s plenty to like about the potential of the Aeros’ top 6 forward group, especially if Parise can turn back the clock a bit and if Victor Rask can rebound from a poor 17-18. Even if not, Turris should be deadly with fellow former Predator-teammate Craig Smith and Vlad Namestnikov and Nick Bjugstad are interesting secondary options. The defense has a nice mix of playing styles and goes 8-deep which should make for some versatile pairings.
· Biggest Weaknesses: The bottom-6 is kind of a quirky mix of players…Martin Hanzal’s health will be key to forming a useful checking unit. On the blueline, Alexander Edler has been declining quickly and Nikita Zaitsev is coming off a poor season so if Hamonic doesn’t rebound, the defense, while deep, could be a bit rudderless. Backup netminder Joonas Korpisalo really needs to step up and prove his rookie season was no fluke.
· Top 5 Young Players:
1) Matt Grzlycek, LD: Pocket-rocket defender made a big impact as a rookie last year, is super smart and mobile.
2) Tyler Parsons, G: Rough transition to pro game last year but still super young and big-time starter upside.
3) Ivan Barbashev, C: Russian center should be ready to step up to full-time NHL duty; versatile at both ends of ice.
4) Jakub Zboril, RD: Former Bruin prospect being brought along slowly; nice combo of physicality and raw offensive upside.
5) Mitchell Vande Sompel, LD: Undersized and mobile rearguard will look to build on nice pro debut season.

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KANSAS CITY SCOUTS
· Star Forward: Couple options for this role; David Krejci is still undoubtedly the better player, but it is the “Wayne Train”, Wayne Simmonds, who is likely to endear himself to the crowd in KC with his fearless and hard-shooting style of play. He’ll need to put his lingering injury issues behind him to maximize his impact.
· Star Defender: He went from greedy but highly-rated college prospect to defensive bust to Stanley Cup champ and critical blueline puck mover…and he’s still only 28. That would be Justin Schultz’s career in a nutshell.
· Starting Goalie: Unlike most of the other teams who went for proven starting experience, the Scouts opted for a premier veteran backup who many believe has starting potential in Aaron Dell. The options behind him are even more inexperienced so the pressure is on.
· Biggest Strengths: Krejci and Simmonds should be dynamite together and, on their left, Mathieu Perreault is no slouch. The second line features two recent Cup champ heroes in Lars Eller and Alex Burakovsky. With the likes of Gustav Nyquist and Kevin Labanc also on the roster, this could be a high-scoring team. Especially when combined with Schultz on the back-end, where he will likely team with former fellow Pen Olli Maatta.
· Biggest Weaknesses: If Dell isn’t up to performing at a solid level for 60 games, netminding could be a big issue; Alex Georgiyev is talented but incredibly unproven and Cal Petersen is likewise gifted but wasn’t even a full-time AHL starter last year. Forward group is gifted but lacking in size and overall depth is inexperienced, so injuries could be a major factor in how the club does.
· Top 5 Young Players:
1) Andre Burakovsky, LW: Hard to believe he’s still only 23; despite some Cup highlights and big talent, has been incredibly streaky and frustrating thus far in career.
2) Kevin Labanc, RW: Another young winger with offensive upside and plenty of NHL experience.
3) Kasperi Kapanen, RW: Pure speedster could play offensive of forechecking role this year.
4) Vladislav Kamenev, C: Well-rounded pivot with ideal size could slot into middle-6 in near future.
5) Alexandre Carrier, RD: Puck-moving defender from the Nashville prospect system – all the endorsement he needs.

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QUEBEC NORDIQUES
· Star Forward: There are certainly bigger names on the roster up front but the real star on offense could very well be Yanni Gourde. Gourde put up 64 points as a rookie last year and the 26 year-old grew up about 45 minutes south of Quebec City so look for him to be super popular with the re-born franchise.
· Star Defender: Tyler Myers never hit the heights expected of him after his rookie season in Buffalo, but the former Sabre and Jet is still only 28 and remains an intriguing specimen – it will be interesting to see what he can do with all the ice time he can handle.
· Starting Goalie: The Nordiques roll into the 18-19 season with perhaps the most impactful goalie of any of the expansion teams in Semyon Varlamov. Although he’s been inconsistent, when he’s on, he’s a top flight goalie and he gets better the more rubber he sees – and he should see plenty of shots against this year.
· Biggest Strengths: It starts in net for the Nords who not only have Varlamov but one of the best backup goalies in the league in Darcy Kuemper. The duo will likely provide better goaltending than many established teams will get this season. There’s tons of experience and leadership up front with the likes of Mikko Koivu, Alex Steen, T.J. Oshie and Boone Jenner. The checking lines should be deep and good with guys like Riley Sheahan and Michael Frolik. The defense will be plenty tough and rugged.
· Biggest Weaknesses: How much do the vets like Koivu, Steen and Johnny Boychuk have left in the tank? Their ability to steal a good year or two in a new situation could be make or break for the Nords. While it looks dependable defensively, the defensive group – at least the vets – would seem to be lacking puck-moving and transition ability which may hurt the offense overall.
· Top 5 Young Players:
1) Jordan Schmaltz, RD: Had a tough time breaking through with Blues but could provide needed blueline offense.
2) Nick Merkley, RW: Undersized but dynamic playmaker coupled with competitive nature.
3) Carl Grundstrom, LW: Swedish winger is not afraid of getting dirty to score, in the grand tradition of Holmstrom and Hornqvist.
4) Mason Appleton, C: Underrated center took to pro game like a duck to water; should be ready to contribute.
5) Connor Ingram, G: Very young goalie with plenty of time to develop behind Varlamov and Kuemper.

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SASKATCHEWAN WHITETAILS
· Star Forward: Several Whitetails could fit this role but look for Swiss star Nino Niederreiter to flourish with prime ice time as a go-to player in Saskatoon. He's at the right age to handle more of a load, is a deadly finisher and an advanced metrics darling.
· Star Defender: With Andy Greene getting long in the tooth, look for another vet, Jeff Petry, to be the bellwether for the defense in year one. Hardly exciting but long undervalued for his low-maintenance style.
· Starting Goalie: James Reimer will get another chance to be the undisputed #1 on a team and he's still fairly young by goalie standards so this will be his team, even if talented Tristan Jarry is nipping at his heels.
· Biggest Strengths: The top-6 forward group looks very solid and with nobody all that aging among the group, there's definitely some scoring upside. In fact, the overall forward group, if healthy, should be a definite strength. Likewise, depth on the backend is sound with the likes of Thomas Hickey and Radko Gudas more than accomplished enough to serve as third pairing defenders. And Reimer and Jarry should be a solid goaltending duo with some upside.
· Biggest Weaknesses: There's a definite lack of star power on defense, especially with Greene not the player he once was. There are some intriguing prospects on the roster like Oliver Kylington and Zach Senyshyn but aside from Jarry in net, no sure-fire top-6 or top-4 guarantees among the younger players. In net, Reimer has never started more than 44 games in a season and Jarry is still unproven.
· Top 5 Young Players:
1) Tristan Jarry, G: Some Pens scouts quietly think he could have challenged Murray in net for the Pens eventually, which is high praise indeed.
2) Steve Santini, RD: Game isn't sexy but he's a quality stay-at-home defender with NHL experience.
3) Oliver Kylington, LD: Mobile Swedish defender could inject some offense into the blueline.
4) Caleb Jones, LD: Seth's younger bro has a pro skillset and frame, possible top 4 defender.
5) Zach Senyshyn, RW: Power forward with nose for the net but needs more seasoning.

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SEATTLE TOTEMS
· Star Forward: The Totems first pick in the draft was center Tyler Johnson. With many impressive seasons under his belt with Tampa and at only 28 years old, the small but dynamic Johnson is an ideal building block for the offense.
· Star Defender: Jay Bouwmeester is the biggest name but the true rock on defense should be his top pairing partner, Justin Braun, from the Sharks – he can shut guys down and chip in offensively as well.
· Starting Goalie: Craig Anderson is getting old and had a poor season last year, but the Totems hope to squeeze one more sold year of starting out of him before inevitably turning the reigns over to former Canadien, Charlie Lindgren.
· Biggest Strengths: The top defensive pairing of Bouwmeester-Braun should be super solid, if unspectacular. Plus, lots of promising youth on the blueline but might need a bit more seasoning. There's plenty of depth and experience on the right wing, especially if Patrick Eaves is fully healthy. Johnson and Okposo could put up some good numbers as a duo. And watch out for Josh Ho-Sang...if his head is screwed on straight, he could be brilliant. That's a big "if" though.
· Biggest Weaknesses: There's a nice mix at left wing with some promising younger guys like Nick Ritchie and Maxim Mamin but overall there's very little immediate scoring support here. It remains to be seen if Ryan Strome will ever fulfill his promise - the Totems really need him to be the #2 scoring pivot behind Johnson or the offense could sputter. Jake McCabe and the aging Alex Goligoski don't inspire much as the second pair on the blueline. Lindgren may have to be ready ASAP if Anderson continues to decline in net.
· Top 5 Young Players:
1) Josh Ho-Sang, RW: Might be the steal of the expansion draft, long-term, if he dedicates himself.
2) Charlie Lindgren, G: Could be starting in net by second half of season, starting goalie upside.
3) Nick Ritchie, LW: Truculent power-forward that needs to find his scoring touch.
4) Jacob Larsson, LD: Another former Duck should be a steady-eddy on the blueline within near future.
5) Lucas Johansen, LD: Ryan's younger bro has both the physical traits and tools to be a top 4 defender.


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Words cannot express how I feel. You revived my EHM passion with your project so thank you very much.

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Post by kev26 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:22 pm

I have a little question, is it normal that I can not create player younger than 14 years old (born in 2004) ?
I probably doing something wrong but I can't find it

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Post by BKarchitect » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:28 pm

kev26 wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:22 pm
I have a little question, is it normal that I can not create player younger than 14 years old (born in 2004) ?
I probably doing something wrong but I can't find it
I know you can but think maybe they don't populate in the game until they turn 14? I remember when Nino made his historical rosters, he was able to put real players in through modern times even though his set started in like the 1970's...they just popped up when they turned of age. That's what I thought anyways... :dunno:

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Post by BKarchitect » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:35 pm

NHL36/32 v7.2 Update

Typical update stuff:
- Transfers across North America and major European leagues including juniors and future NCAA commits and contract extensions.
- Continued prospect addition and refining. Major updates from the Hlinka tournament that recently concluded that will affect 2019 draftees and beyond.
- Expansion Draft import files are still included with every NHL36 & NHL32 database variant so you can jump start or customize your own expansion team experience.

***Bigger News***
While NHL36/32 has always been more about the NHL and North American league experience, I'm happy to announce some major improvements for v7.2 that will start to flesh out some of the major European leagues. I've started with the three biggest powers, Russia, Sweden and Finland. In the database you will now find:

- RUSSIA: KHL structure and schedule updated for 2018-19 season, with reduced membership. VHL structure and schedule updated for 2018-19 season and now is playable for the first time in NHL36. VHL-P (third tier) structure/teams updated for 2018-19 season...not playable though. ALL TEAM NAMES, COLORS & LOGOS (with logopack addition below) updated for all the leagues above for 2018-19.

- RUSSIA JUNIORS: MHL structure updated for 2018-19 season and now is playable for the first time in NHL36. NMHL structure/teams updated for the 2018-19 season...not playable though. U17 League structure updated with top U17 Russian programs to help facilitate progression of young prospects...not playable though. ALL TEAM NAMES, COLORS & LOGOS (with logopack addition below) updated for all the leagues above for 2018-19.

- SWEDEN: SHL structure updated for 2018-19 season. HockeyAllsvenskan structure/teams updated for 2018-19 season. Hockeyettan (third tier) teams updated for 2018-19 season...not playable though. There is promotion/relegation between SHL and Allsvenskan and betweeen Allsvenskan and Hockeyettan. ALL TEAM NAMES, COLORS & LOGOS (with logopack addition below) updated for all the leagues above for 2018-19.

- SWEDEN JUNIORS: J20 SuperElit teams updated for 2018-19 season and now is playable for the first time in NHL36. J20 Elit and J18 Elit teams updates for the 2018-19 season...not playable though. There is promotion/relegation between J20 SuperElit and J20 Elit. Can't guarantee that the actual season format for SueprElit is exactly true to real life but it is playable. ALL TEAM NAMES, COLORS & LOGOS (with logopack addition below) updated for all the leagues above for 2018-19.

- FINLAND: Liiga structure updated for 2018-19 season. Mestis teams updated for 2018-19 season. Suomi-sarja (third tier) teams updated for 2018-19 season...not playable though. There is promotion/relegation between Mestis and Suomi-Sarja. ALL TEAM NAMES, COLORS & LOGOS (with logopack addition below) updated for all the leagues above for 2018-19.

- FINLAND JUNIORS: A-Jr SM-Liiga teams updated for 2018-19 season and now is playable for the first time in NHL36. A-Jr Mestis, A-Jr Suomi-sarja, B-Jr SM-Sarja, B-Jr Mestits and B-Jr Sumoi-Sarja all updated teams for 2018-19 season...none playable though. There is promotion/relegation between A-Jr SM-Liiga and A-Jr Mestis. ALL TEAM NAMES, COLORS & LOGOS (with logopack addition below) updated for all the leagues above for 2018-19.

You'll notice in all the nations above I've squeezed out all the lower, lower tiers of hockey...too many minor clubs to keep track of and to edit and too little impact on how I play the game. I feel the level of depth achieved is appropriate for my goal. If you are looking for all 4th tier clubs in Finland or levels of youth hockey at every age bracket in each nation - I would definitely suggest you check out the TBL rosters or xECKs work!

I plan on working my way around Europe with this clean-up and graphics process. The goal is a tight database with a completely universal logopack extension to dani9's superpack (large medium logosm glossy button small logos) so that there is a seamless and updated user experience. Next on the list are Czech, Swiss, Germany and Slovakia. As the reputation steps down, I will probably streamline more and more. And for the colors and logos – my standard is always the main color is the menu color for a club, never white – and I have reversed or outlined logos or found alternate logos when need be to ensure the logo looks good on a color background (and sometimes still have an ‘away’ logo version for the white background when in the in-match screen).

Finally, mucho credits to dani9 for his logo superpack (while I have added a multitude of logos - many are also just re-named to work with my databases) and to the TBL crew as I used their extended European league models as a check to get my versions of some of the leagues above to be playable.

DOWNLOAD NHL36 DATABASES HERE:
Version 7.2 - Original NHL36 Expansion (August 18, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gazt4xd1s66k ... 2.zip?dl=0
Version 7.2 - NHL36 "Great North" (August 18, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/io6iqoy4h9sg ... 2.zip?dl=0
Version 7.2 - NHL36 "City Lights" (August 18, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rcwjrgeb62bk ... 2.zip?dl=0
Version 7.2 - NHL36 "Wild West" (August 18, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/04jzulwmz8wf ... 2.zip?dl=0

DOWNLOAD NHL32 DATABASE HERE:
Version 7.2 - NHL32 Seattle (August 18, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vkyx7kmnfqda ... 2.zip?dl=0
Version 7.2 - NHL32 SeattleQuebec (August 18, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vkyx7kmnfqda ... 2.zip?dl=0

DOWNLOAD NHL36/32 GRAPHICS HERE:
Here are the NHL36/32 logos with the complete Russia/Sweden/Finland updates - remember download Dani9's latest logopack FIRST and then add/overwrite this set to complete the NHL36/32 logos
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lylddfbflqjw ... .zip?dl=0

Make sure you have dani9’s latest logo superpack installed FIRST, overwriting when asked when installing the NHL36/32 logopack extensions…he has both a clubs superpack and international superpack
https://www.ehmtheblueline.com/forums/v ... 80&t=18850
https://www.ehmtheblueline.com/forums/v ... 80&t=15589

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Post by BKarchitect » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Some screens from v7.2:

Updated logos/club colors: for example, Lulea has switched to their retro logo as the primary in 2018-19 season so that will be on the main screen but away matches still sees them in their red jerseys with the bear logo:
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Torpedo is back in their classic logo:
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Logos optimized for color backgrounds, with away versions for white jerseys (in this case, the main Oskarshamn logo has a white wreath on blue background; an away version for their white in-game look has the blue wreath)
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Newly playable leagues in NHL36/32 including the MHL...of course these have been playable for a long-time in TBL but I've given them a make-over and update for 18-19:
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All updated clubs in North America, Russia, Sweden and Finland have their city locations and arenas locations updated to match the franchise. Now - I'm not going to say all the arena names and capacities are correct for every Junior A or U17 team but the point is they are grounded in geographic realities at least!
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P.S. - I know the salary bug for Laine and some others is still in there, working on a fix!

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Post by archibalduk » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:43 pm

Amazing work and I think there's a lot of stuff here that would be of benefit to the TBL Rosters as I know we haven't done much structure updating yet. I know it'll be low on your list (if at all on your radar), but let me know if you start to think about the UK league structures as I'll be working on the 2018-19 structures shortly (once I'm back from holidays) and can send you my work.

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Post by BKarchitect » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Thanks archi!

Honestly UK is low on my list and you guys know better than myself some of the structuring involved there. I also don’t want to misrepresent - while for example the KHL and VHL have real 18-19 schedules, some of the updates to like JR A SM Liiga and such are simply to get the league playable (which it already is in TBL) with the correct teams. There are some really funky structures and competition “seasons” in some leagues which I haven’t really tackled so I’m not sure I’ve “evolved” those leagues any more than they already are in TBL (or ECKs DB) other than updating the teams for the upcoming season and making sure it worked. I was starting at a place way behind the TBL 10.0 set for playable Euro leagues.

But absolutely anything I’ve done that any other database mod/updater can use, just go for it. At the very least I know I use two editor windows often with say the TBL 10.x open in one to cross-check my work.

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Post by BKarchitect » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:47 pm

Ugh the CPU GMs are killing me, the Jets just let Patrik Laine walk...probably because of the salary bug issue so I'm going to try and do a hot-fix today.

Update: Fixed as of 13:35 CST. Main guys affected were Laine, Point, Fiala, Joakim Ryan and Sissons. Their cap hit will not quite be the actual cap hit IRL but close enough so that they don't get inflated salaries or affect their teams' cap or ability to re-sign them. Same download links as above, all varieties fixed.

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Post by jonathanorjas » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:14 am

Nice work as usual :notworthy: , but I found some inaccuracies with the Swedish leagues(SHL, HockeyAllsvenskan and J20 Superelit, but this apply to the swedish leagues you are going too add later to).
I want to give you help with the rules if I may. I have checked with the Swedish Rulebook for the 2018/19 season before I wrote this.

Match Rules:
Remove: Automatic Icing.
Add: Hybrid Icing and Cannot change after icing.
Unsure: The rule for how many shootout there should be have changed to 5 instead of 3,
but SHL, HockeyAllsvenskan and J20 Superelit can still say no to that if they want before the season starts.
I will return on that when I know more but for every other swedish league it is 5.

Extra Match Rules:
Set Award goal for shootout winning goal to true.

Sorting Rules:
1. Goal Difference
2. Goal For
3. Own Match
4. No Rule

Keep up the good work with this amazing database and I hope this information helps. :-)

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