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Franchise Hockey Manager 5 Released

The latest game in the Franchise Hockey Manager series by Out of the Park Developments is now available on Steam and OOTP’s webstore. Whatever you might have thought of the first FHM back in 2013, the game has really transformed over the past four years and FHM 5, just like FHM 4, marks a noticeable positive improvement for the series. Once I have some spare time, I’ll try to write up a short review of how I am finding the game. In the meantime, here is a quick rundown of the key new features: Improved user interface which is more...

Welcome to the No Offense Hockey League

We are pleased to announce that the No Offense Hockey League (NOHL) now has its home on The Blue Line. The NOHL was founded in light of the large waiting list for new users to join the SinBin Hockey League (SBHL). The new league is a new carbon copy of SBHL in their mission, operation and management style. RyanZabby is running the league with the support of wiggo and StormCloudsGathering. If you would like to sign-up or find out more information, then please see HERE.

Nostalgia: The EHM 2004 press release

Thanks to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine we have been able to recover the original press release dated 23 June 2004 announcing the EHM 2004. For fear of losing it forever, here it is in all of its glory:

Minor forum re-organisation

The General EHM Online Forum has now been merged into the General EHM Chat Forum. Aside from some league advertisements, there was relatively little online gameplay discussion to justify it continuing as a separate forum. The SBHL/WHL Dressing Room forum and the two Trade Block forums have also been deleted due to inactivity. Sign-up and rules threads are now located in the SBHL and WHL forums respectively.

Are you having difficulty accessing the website or finding that URLs are messed up?

If you are having any difficulties logging in or are finding that URLs are appearing in a strange manner then clear your cache and cookies. It seems that the change in site is causing Google Chrome some issues. Clearing the cache and cookies fixes this. You can always contact us via Twitter or Facebook should you have any issues.

Welcome to the new design website and forum

We are pleased to announce the upgrade of our website and forum! The last upgrade to the website was over seven years ago, on 5 March 2011. Back then we were just about to release the Lidas/Manimal Rosters v3.1 and we hadn’t yet created the Custom Start Date Patch. How things have changed in that time! The new design sees the website being split into two parts: First, we now have a dedicated news/front-end section powered by WordPress. Second, we have the forum which has been, and will continue to be, the focal point of The Blue Line. We also...

Challenge 46 Winners!

Congratulations to the following users for finishing in the top 3 in the Montreal Canadiens Challenge! All of the users below have been awarded the usual trophies and TBL Points. Season 1 :1st: fz50 :2nd: nine-o :3rd: phabi Season 2 :1st: vrabejka :2nd: Vasz :3rd: braeden Season 3 :1st: smdesroches :2nd: vrabejka :3rd: MWE Season 4 :1st: MWE :2nd: OldGregg :3rd: CepumsRDB

Challenge #47 – Vegas Golden Knights

Here we go! I have no graphic editing ability for a fancy picture like Bruins… in time. Remember when everyone thought Vegas was just third liners and a good goalie? That’s how they are in this challenge! It’s the end of 2017-18, and the digital Knights finished deal last in the league. 13 RFA’s, 10 UFAs to sign or watch walk away, and a tiny farm system that will need replenished. Can you turn around this expansion team with it’s load of future draft picks around? Will you be able to find a replacement for Flower before he retires? The...

Advanced notice: Forum upgrade late May/early June 2018

Just to let everybody know that the forum will be undergoing an upgrade very soon. I am aiming to upgrade next weekend (i.e. some time between Friday 25 May and Sunday 27 May). If I fall behind schedule then it will be the following weekend. It will be apparent when the upgrade is in progress as the site will be offline. This should be a relatively quick process assuming all goes to plan (I envisage around 1-2 hours to undertake the work). I will be posting updates on our Twitter feed during the upgrade: https://twitter.com/ehmtheblueline The forum software we are...

TBL Rosters v10.3 Released

Version 10.3 of the TBL Rosters is now available to download. This is just a minor release in order to fix the CHL settings for Swedish and UK teams which we inadvertently scrambled in version 10.2. Otherwise we will now be starting work on next season’s release. As always, we are desperate for volunteers to help with the research. You can find further information about the research task HERE and you can volunteer to help out HERE. Note that the Swedish leagues are still subject to an in-game crash due to scheduling after several seasons). The schedules for the leagues...