September 20th, 2009, 03:45 AM #71
It was great getting a few games in tonight. Thanks again for the help Fisch.
Posted via Mobile Device
September 20th, 2009, 05:03 AM #72
Hey are you guys having consistant issues with ea server disconnects?
I'm getting REALLY EFFING tired of this crap...our record is 28-11-2 ...with 6 (SIX!!!!!!) of those losses coming via disconnect where the ea servers kicked us off mid game.
And in 4 of those we had a lead late in the game.
In reality we could/should be somewhere around 33-6-2. Disconnects are absolutely KILLING US.
September 20th, 2009, 10:25 AM #73
We are about where the LGK team left off on 09...losing more than winning.
September 20th, 2009, 10:59 AM #74
great job dude, I'd be more than happy to pair up with you on D anytime.
Originally Posted by Kubrick
now go get your bluetooth headset and it'll be even easier!
September 20th, 2009, 11:10 AM #75
Yeah, It really messes you up when you only have 2 players at the same time...when one of us gets booted the game ends.
Originally Posted by EDITMAN2411
It's hit us a bunch of times the first few days of playing.
I get a little "lag" moment every few games it seems.
September 20th, 2009, 11:51 AM #76
I'm curious, how many people on this team have played organized hockey, and at what level?
it just seems we're so all over the place positionally. there are very few people to pass to on a breakout, it seems like as soon as a defenseman gets the puck in our zone, the forwards just take off down the rink. And as inaccurate as the passing is in this game, that is death to moving the puck.
September 20th, 2009, 02:51 PM #77
Hockey Experience...none (except for gym hockey, lol)
I try and support the D on the breakout, but I like to keep moving so I maintain momentum and speed. Sometimes that takes me out of position a little but I read the plays better the more I play the game. It's also about the habits of players and getting used to their thinking. It takes time to build chemistry.
With '10 and the way the passing is, a lot of the gimme passes in '09 just aren't there anymore even if you have decent passing attributes. I'm starting to like it more than '09 but it does take time to adjust.
I know what you mean though Kwan, I've played the majority of online play as a D-man so I know how much of a pain it is when I don't have help.
Last edited by Fisch; September 20th, 2009 at 02:55 PM.
September 20th, 2009, 02:54 PM #78
No prob, you play well on D
Originally Posted by Kubrick
September 20th, 2009, 03:17 PM #79
if we have no positioning understanding, we're in for a world of hurt. it should be very rare that the wing comes down low. really only when the other defenseman is cutting toward the net, or is pinching in deep...basically the wingers are shadowing the other team's defensemen.
the center is supposed to be defensively responsible in front of the net with the two defenseman.
as soon as a D man gets the puck in the corner, they mainly have three choices. send it immediately to the wing on their side (most ideal), send it behind to the other defenseman (not usually as easy if the other dman is engaged) or try to carry it out. The center is usually not an option because passing to the middle is typically a dangerous choice.
what it should look like is pass up the wing, wing goes to the center streaking up the middle, and then to the other wing that is streaking on the far side.
what typically happens in our games is that either the wingers are too far away to pass them the puck, basically they have taken off as soon as they think the defenseman has the puck, or they have come back down so low that passing to them is like a handoff and we gain no advantage of space.
if we don't trust each other to do our jobs, we're going to have one really long year in '10.
September 20th, 2009, 11:10 PM #80
Well I was kind of doing the opposite on C for most of the games. Ben would come help on D (he was LW) so I moved to either wing that was open and you guys would give me the pass. I think that works either way as long as I recognize that a wing is helping defensively and I take their position.