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11-04-2012, 11:43 AM
The other Dexter
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Great White North
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Has anybody else noticed that a fair number of players who registered more assists than goals have higher SC than PA ratings? I know I have a few on my team that fit the bill.
Obviously this makes sense at a certain point because, ceteris paribus, assists are easier to come by than goals, therefore I can see why PA and SC would be rated with slightly different scales relative to NHL production. However, one of the theories as to why scoring has been low in years past is that our old ratings were PA-heavy, and therefore few players actually had better SC than PA ratings.
It's something to watch for in our test seasons.
Test seasons so far seem to make sense production-wise. One caveat, however, is that simming multiple seasons with the same ratings and settings does tend to produce substantial variations in the performances of players and teams. Randomness remains a significant factor in the sim - even with morale turned off. (In fact, morale may not not have been as much of a factor as we thought).
There are definitely no guarantees that you'll win on any given night, or on the season as a whole. But hopefully smart roster and line manager will improve your chances.
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