Challenge #49 - Edmonton Oilers - Discussion Thread

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Challenge #49 - Edmonton Oilers - Discussion Thread

Post by archibalduk » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:44 pm

All conversation about Challenge 49 goes here! Good luck everyone!

Note that this is a saved game challenge and you must use the following saved game as the starting point: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OLEno ... DiAGz7tSkr

A massive thank you to jesterx7769 for setting this up and for the (terrifying :D) graphic. :notworthy:

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Post by sao.phim » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:59 pm

Oh, that roster - what a disaster :help:
Heading into first training camp i have re-signed Puljujarvi, brought some new assistant coaches and scouts. Hope to follow correct rule set for season01. No more moves until June.

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Post by jesterx7769 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:49 pm

sao.phim wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Oh, that roster - what a disaster
Yup, I was surprised as to why Edm kept finishing at the bottom of the season long test sims I was doing until I looked.

I expect people to do well with the team of course as its easier than the AI, but you basically need a goalie, 2-4 LW, 2-4C, 2-4 RW (Yamamoto is actualy doing well for me). and while I don't think D is a pressing need or terrible, there is no one elite there.

My first 20 games went well, I scored the most goals and let up the most goals =D> but what is interesting is how close the conference is. There really aren't super terrible teams clinging to the bottom. RNH led league in goals and points.

Then for Q2, I found out just how fragile the team is as Koskinen got injured and is out for awhile, so yayy Mike Smith! THrough 40 games still scored most goals and let in most goals in league =D> however I now sit in 10th and only 6 points ahead of last. McDavid second in league in points, so I'm scoring, I'm just letting in soooo many goals. Especially if SMith gets pulled early then I get smoked.

Not sure on offseason moves yet, might be really hard to get a goalie so I've already been kind of scooping around.

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Post by Modano » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:09 pm

Can we trade during the first season? Kyle Brodziak just requested a move, so I wonder if I can get rid of him :-k I've just started this challenge and it's so fun to see that Jujhar Khaira is my best scorer after 11 games :grin:

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Post by jesterx7769 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:52 pm

Nah no moves during season one is the traditional rules. I just sent him down to AHL

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Post by jesterx7769 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:48 am

Not surprising that Q3 was the same as rest of year. Having goalie injury issues really de-rails things

I'm second in the league in goals scored (trail by 1) and McDavid is tied for most points in league...but I'm 14th. it's close as only trail playoffs by 10 but still 14th.

Goalie clearly seems to be the issue as I"m starting Mike SMith and even Starrett when Smith keeps getting banged up. Still not quite sure what to do in offseason as I'm not sure what goalie I will be able to get.

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Post by jesterx7769 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:55 am

Re-linking rules but basically https://www.ehmtheblueline.com/forums/v ... 20&t=19187

Season 1: No trades or signings allowed besides your prospects. Can place players on waivers any time but cannot choose anyone off waivers.

Season 2&3: Starts July 1st:
- UFA (between July 1 and Aug 31): can sign one player for $3M aav or choose one player off waivers in following year. *Season 4 is allowed a $5M aav player
- Trades (no trade period window July 15-Oct 15): Allowed on 1 for 1 trade, and also one player for pick trade of either A) age 33 or older player for 2nd round draft pick and above, or B) give 2nd round pick for a player 30+

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Post by Rough Neck » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:54 pm

Is there a rule on signing/firing coaches and other personnel?

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Post by jesterx7769 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:14 am

Rough Neck wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Is there a rule on signing/firing coaches and other personnel?
Yes, in the link it says you can hire/fire as many as you want

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