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    Schadenfreude ryan's Avatar




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisch View Post
    My Manch team has been short a D-man the whole 2nd season and has been filling in a forward in the d-spot, that's unacceptable while on the Kings Team I have a rookie d-man that's been sitting on the bench for the majority of the season since the "GM" signed a free agent D-man. That rookie should be sent down to fill that empty D position...but no luck.
    Agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisch View Post
    Well, against the boards it's generally easier to level people. I'm in my second season now with slightly upgraded checking and I've found it's a lot harder to knock guys down in open ice or defensively in front of my own net when standing either flat footed or moving than it was in the first season.
    Should Daniel Briere be able to destroy Zdeno Chara with a check just because it happens along the boards? You know it shouldn't normally be possible unless Chara hit a rut or their legs got tangled up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisch View Post
    That's not that big a problem when you're on the ice and changing off, just go onto the red circle when you're tired, no need to change the whole line at once.
    I sometimes have trouble with the red circle when I hit the redline and dump the puck into the offensive zone for a change. The camera follows the puck and now I can't see where my own bench is so I have to resort to blindly rubbing myself along the boards until I eventually find it or wait until the camera pans back up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisch View Post
    I get what you're saying but having it a general team thing for anything other than a "Leadership" rating doesn't make sense, only line combo's should be relevant when it comes to skill complements (i.e. Dangler + Playmaker + Powerforward)
    I think the 2k series made this an important part of their game along with the Hot/Cold ratings.
    It makes sense if you take a real world view on the matter.

    Some players get mentioned as a good locker room presence that makes the players around them play a little looser and with more confidence. It gets talked about a lot and the impact a player like that can have to a team isn't limited to whether they're playing on your line or not. Conversely an incompatible player might become a locker room cancer and be a negative distraction.

    There might be a grinder on your 4th line who is decent, but not really all that great. You could find a better skilled player, but from the standpoint of chemistry he adds a heck of a lot to your team. Is it worth it to replace him?

    I'm sort of advocating the placement of value to players that might not necessarily be dependent just on the skill points they have in certain stats. Currently the game boils down to a contest of hoarding guys with the highest rating, and while that's fine and dandy it's very fake.

    Edit: Player acquisitions in general should have a plus or minus associated with it. If I get a legit superstar perhaps there should be a boost to the team morale. If I make too many trades maybe the team is freaked out because they think they're next. I don't know, maybe it's too realistic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan View Post
    I sometimes have trouble with the red circle when I hit the redline and dump the puck into the offensive zone for a change. The camera follows the puck and now I can't see where my own bench is so I have to resort to blindly rubbing myself along the boards until I eventually find it or wait until the camera pans back up.
    Try hitting the "Back" button to change the view from being centered on the puck to your player. Haven't tried it myself, but I think it should solve the problem of not seeing the red circles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan View Post
    Edit: Player acquisitions in general should have a plus or minus associated with it. If I get a legit superstar perhaps there should be a boost to the team morale. If I make too many trades maybe the team is freaked out because they think they're next. I don't know, maybe it's too realistic...
    Have you tried Eastside Hockey Manager? This very scenario happens in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kubrick View Post
    Have you tried Eastside Hockey Manager? This very scenario happens in the game.
    I have not, however, I am downloading the demo to have a look-see.

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