The Blue Line News

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...

TBL Rosters v10.2 Released

We are pleased to announce that a new version of the TBL Rosters is now available for download on Steam. Subject to any show-stopping bugs or issues (apart from the Swedish issue mentioned below), this is likely to be the final release of the season as we now turn our attention to the 2018/19 update. 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...

Challenge 45 Winners!

Congratulations to the following users for finishing in the top 3 in the 1998 New York Islanders Challenge! You can view the overall standings by clicking here. All of the users below have been awarded the usual trophies and TBL Points. Season 1 :1st: m0fownz0r :2nd: nine-o :3rd: Marsac Season 2 :1st: Willby :2nd: saberhagen83 :3rd: phabi Season 2 :1st: phabi :2nd: Willby :3rd: Vasz

Project NHL 36 v2.2 and xECK29x Premier Pivot Rosters v2.1

For the benefit of those who do not frequent the Game Addons and Rosters Forum, it is great to see two alternatives to the TBL Rosters appear and to be continually updated. It is worth noting that both of BKarchitect and xECK29x have been putting in a lot of work into their updates and they are well worth checking out. Here’s a brief summary of their rosters: Project NHL 36 v2.2 Link: https://www.ehmtheblueline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=18491&p=232712#p232710 The database intends to allow users to play out the ultimate NHL expansion fantasy with 36 teams in the NHL whilst maintaining an 82 game schedule template...

TBL Rosters v10.1 Released

A new version of the TBL Rosters is now available for download on Steam. The purpose of this update is simply to fix a crash to desktop when viewing certain non-players’ profiles (this was caused by the Editor using an invalid value). The usual post-release data update with further updates and fixes will follow in due course (there is no ETA for this). Download: CLICK HERE Questions/comments: CLICK HERE CHANGELIST: Fixed crash to desktop when viewing certain non-players’ profiles; Added Will Lockwood’s draft history and NHL player rights; Corrected the typo in Dale Weise’s Potential Ability rating; Deleted retired players and...

Minor forum re-organisation

Following the release of TBL Rosters v10.0, I have taken the opportunity to re-organise the forums a little. The main change is that there is now a dedicated forum for the TBL Rosters which has been split out from the Game Addons Forum. I have also made the following changes: The DMHNL forums have been removed following the disbanding of the league. Some of the posts have been moved to the EHM Online Forum whilst others (such as trades) have been deleted; The FHM Downloads Forum has been merged into the FHM Forum; and The Dabo forums have been merged...