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10-12-2012, 10:39 AM
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If you want to coach games yourself, do you fire your head coach or keep him?
It doesn't matter as you just have to set it in your preferences that you want to coach games yourself. I'd recomment keeping your coach around for if nothing else, helping with tactics and practices.

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It doesn't matter as you just have to set it in your preferences that you want to coach games yourself. I'd recomment keeping your coach around for if nothing else, helping with tactics and practices.
Yeah that's what I was thinking, cause you could still have 6 helping instead of 5...But what worried me was wondering if the head coach changes any tactics and such without my permission?

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If you set it so that he controls those things then yes. If not, no.

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If you set it so that he controls those things then yes. If not, no.
This is right. Just go to your GM Options and set the * Use current tactics etc. as Yes and then they will leave your lines.

Here's how I always have my GM Options (in order): No, Yes, Yes, No, Yes, Yes, Yes. That way, I control the lines and practices yet they handle organizing games and actually coaching. Works out well for me.

Here's an update on Fedor (the season isn't even over yet ):



For those that don't know. I inserted him into the game with mostly 20s as a 15 year old to see if I could break Gretzky's records. He's 31 this year... so yeah, he will. Ovechkin will also likely break Gretzky's record (which is a bit higher in my game because I had Gretzky as a player in the game for a season and I think he scored ~70 points) but he's finally starting to slow down a bit.

I'm itching to go back to a junior team or a European team but I don't want to leave the Habs until Fedor retires so I can get the highest possible career points.

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10-14-2012, 05:47 PM
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This is right. Just go to your GM Options and set the * Use current tactics etc. as Yes and then they will leave your lines.

Here's how I always have my GM Options (in order): No, Yes, Yes, No, Yes, Yes, Yes. That way, I control the lines and practices yet they handle organizing games and actually coaching. Works out well for me.

Here's an update on Fedor (the season isn't even over yet ):



For those that don't know. I inserted him into the game with mostly 20s as a 15 year old to see if I could break Gretzky's records. He's 31 this year... so yeah, he will. Ovechkin will also likely break Gretzky's record (which is a bit higher in my game because I had Gretzky as a player in the game for a season and I think he scored ~70 points) but he's finally starting to slow down a bit.

I'm itching to go back to a junior team or a European team but I don't want to leave the Habs until Fedor retires so I can get the highest possible career points.
Whoa, 10.00 average rating for the entire season...incredible. And I thought having Pavel Kubina's 9.79 rating during my playoff run was great.

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10-14-2012, 07:50 PM
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Whoa, 10.00 average rating for the entire season...incredible. And I thought having Pavel Kubina's 9.79 rating during my playoff run was great.
Ah, I'm technically cheating by making him the perfect player. I've also had at least 2 82-0-0 seasons. We're 73-2-0 this season. I find once I get about 3-4 seasons in with a good team, the chemistry becomes so good that we just roll through the season with 10 or less losses.

Also, Fedor finished the season with 265 points. Was not expecting this to be his highest statistical season at all


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Ah, I'm technically cheating by making him the perfect player. I've also had at least 2 82-0-0 seasons. We're 73-2-0 this season. I find once I get about 3-4 seasons in with a good team, the chemistry becomes so good that we just roll through the season with 10 or less losses.

Also, Fedor finished the season with 265 points. Was not expecting this to be his highest statistical season at all
Haha, fair enough. Still seems pretty unbelievable regardless.

I think I had one of my best drafts ever in 2010 (game started in '06) on my Colorado file. Three years later and it looks like I'll have three first line calibre wingers, a top-6 center, #1 defenseman and a starting goalie as well as a couple decent depth players from this draft. I know this draft is always ridiculously stacked with regens but I'm still pretty freaking happy considering I won the Cup that year.

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Haha, fair enough. Still seems pretty unbelievable regardless.

I think I had one of my best drafts ever in 2010 (game started in '06) on my Colorado file. Three years later and it looks like I'll have three first line calibre wingers, a top-6 center, #1 defenseman and a starting goalie as well as a couple decent depth players from this draft. I know this draft is always ridiculously stacked with regens but I'm still pretty freaking happy considering I won the Cup that year.
I actually drafted two Czech guys in my current file, one was in the 7th round and could be a decent 2nd/3rd line center and then the other was drafted in the 6th round and will be at least a 2nd line RW (if not a 1st). My best steals of the draft thus far. I think I have a Czech d-man who's also pretty sick. I think they were both from the same draft too. Now I have the Chara and Marian Hossa regens in my sights for this draft. Chara is ranked for like 27th overall and Hossa is 2nd/3rd round projected I think in the final rankings. Needless to say, I should be able to snag both

My 3rd pairing RD-man is 2nd in the Norris standings and is pushing a 9.0 rating (purely because I have him on 1st pairing PP unit). But my Orr regen finally wins his 2nd Norris. For some reason Jack Johnson was being a stud every year until now (he is 36 now), winning the Hart for like 8 years straight (somehow beating out Fedor...) as well as clearing out the Norris for that many years.

My favourite part about this game is I went for many months in the summer where I didn't play that much. I bought my PS3 this fall and started playing NHL 13 but after a few weeks I just had this itch to pick up my file and continue on...

Edit: I'm up 2 games to none against the Sharks in the final. It's funny, in the years I've been with the Habs I've only faced like 5 different teams in the finals after winning 9 cups so far. I've faced the Sharks (this is the 3rd time), Kings (2), Ducks (2), Canucks (2) and the Wild once. Last round I thought I would actually have some trouble. I've got a rookie American goalie (not actually sure who he's a regen of) who is putting up a .944SV, in net and we played the Rangers who have Kane-Crosby-Malkin as their top line but I swept them having my goalie only allow 4 goals all series while scoring 20+ goals against them.

Once Fedor retires I'm gonna leave the team and see what happens to the team (still a good 10 seasons away). I've got this great Czech defenseman just about to start his career in the AHL, Hossa and Chara regens about to be drafted, and I'm itching to get the next 10 seasons done so I can go back to junior. I feel like I have to stay at the team until Fedor retires just so I can make sure he gets the max possible points just so I can say I did it.


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10-16-2012, 08:23 PM
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Any word on the next batch of rosters ?

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My favourite part about this game is I went for many months in the summer where I didn't play that much. I bought my PS3 this fall and started playing NHL 13 but after a few weeks I just had this itch to pick up my file and continue on...
So true. This game just never seems to die for whatever reason. I tend to forget about it for a little while and then I'll be bored one day and end up playing for weeks and weeks.

I don't know how you manage to get so far into your save games though. I usually lose interest after like 10 years and end up starting a new game.


Anyways, here's my 2010 draft.

1st round, 21st overall

Probably the Jagr regen. He's been developing at an incredible rate so far and should make the NHL this season.

1st round, 30th overall

Hasn't developed at the rate I'd hoped when I drafted him, but I'm hoping he'll be a good second line center in a couple years.

2nd round, 51st overall

Selanne regen? Work rate and top speed are a bit of a concern, but he's developing wonderfully and my scouts are raving about him. Could push for a roster spot this season but I'd like to give him a year in the AHL.

2nd round, 60th overall

Developing well and my scouts love him. Just passed Gabriel Landeskog as the top LW on my depth chart but I'd like to give him at least a year in the AHL.

3rd round, 90th overall

Chara regen who's developing at a fantastic rate. Coming off of a fantastic rookie season in the AHL which saw him win defenseman of the year and MVP. Will certainly crack the NHL this season.

4th round, 120th overall

Probably nothing more than a bottom pairing PP specialist but I might try to convert him to the wing for the hell of it.

5th round, 150th overall

Hasn't developed much but I figured I'd give him a contract for the hell of it. Doubt he's anything more than AHL fodder but I'm hoping he'll surprise me over the next three years.

6th round, 180th overall

A surprisingly solid rookie season in the AHL is the only reason I'm optimistic about his future. Hardly developed since the draft and I doubt he's more than a #6/7 D at best.

7th round, 210th overall

Kind of funny that the last overall pick in the draft has accomplished the most out of any player in the draft so far. AHL goaltender of the year in his rookie season with 62 wins, 1.79 GAA, .935Sv%. Oh, and he stole the starter's job in the playoffs and led my Avs to the Cup last season. He's developed a lot since the draft and my scouts are finally warming up to him.

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10-17-2012, 08:45 AM
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So true. This game just never seems to die for whatever reason. I tend to forget about it for a little while and then I'll be bored one day and end up playing for weeks and weeks.

I don't know how you manage to get so far into your save games though. I usually lose interest after like 10 years and end up starting a new game.
I was always like you, my friend. I made a conscious effort to stick with it! I restarted my file one time in the last year. I started the file last December on my new laptop and restarted it once to insert the perfect player. I've made a few upgrades to the DB since then but I'm not gonna restart it until my file corrupts or whatever. I always end up downloading cool databases like the 74/75 or 98/99 but I only let myself fool around in the NHL as a test file, otherwise I get like how I was where I forget what's going on in my mainfile and I forget my plan. That's the hardest thing for me going back to an old file... remembering what you were doing.

I've only been in the game for about 15 or so seasons. I've won 10 cups, and lost out in the playoffs once. Then I spent 4 seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings. I plan to stick around another ~10 seasons with the Habs before going back to junior, Europe, AHL or another NHL team. I'll probably do a multiple of those before going back to the NHL. It's fun to switch it up.

I've got a few guys like my Forsberg regen who is an upcoming UFA and wants 8 mil+... I might have to cheat and use the 56k bug or I might simply let him go be a star on another team and call someone else up for my 2nd line LW role.

I will admit, I miss seeing the NHL names that I actually know.

Edit: Also, how do you have the Selanne and Chara regens in 2010? They'd have to have retired in 2008... For myself, I just drafted the Chara regen in 2022. He was projected for around ~30 if I recall correctly, so I snagged him and he's already jumped at least 2-3 points in a lot of attributes. Same with my 2nd round Hossa regen.


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I knew something was fishy ...

My Forsberg regen Valterri Nilson... is actually the Sundin regen. Edmonton has Forsberg. I realized it when I looked at Nilson was drafted (a year after the Forsberg regen was actually drafted) then I realized Sundin retired the year before.

I'm gonna make a trade if I can. I was loyal to my Forsberg regen too until I realized he's not who he seems like

Also, I learned consistency CAN change. Forsberg and Sundin are both 17s but the Forsberg regen is 18 and the Sundin regen is 19 consistency now. Their heights/weights match up exactly with the originals, handedness and country are exact, aggression and flair are very close.


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How do you guys get all these regens so late in the draft ?

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I find that the Euro regens can drop pretty far down, especially Slovaks, Czechs, etc.

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How do you guys get all these regens so late in the draft ?
Like Richie just said, a lot of Europeans go really late, especially if they're not playing in the RSL or really dominating in their European league. If they don't have amazing stats or play in a place that is likely being well scouted then their rep likely won't be high and then they won't gain much attention (at least this is how I think it works).

I haven't ever gotten GREAT players deep in the draft until that one draft when I got two Czechs that could be a 2nd line center (7th round) and a 1st/2nd line winger (6th round).

What I like about EHM, is even with the advantage of being a human vs. a CPU, there is always guys I pass over that get drafted 2nd/3rd round that end up being 1st line players and I'm like "damn, why didn't I grab him!"

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I knew something was fishy ...

My Forsberg regen Valterri Nilson... is actually the Sundin regen. Edmonton has Forsberg. I realized it when I looked at Nilson was drafted (a year after the Forsberg regen was actually drafted) then I realized Sundin retired the year before.

I'm gonna make a trade if I can. I was loyal to my Forsberg regen too until I realized he's not who he seems like

Also, I learned consistency CAN change. Forsberg and Sundin are both 17s but the Forsberg regen is 18 and the Sundin regen is 19 consistency now. Their heights/weights match up exactly with the originals, handedness and country are exact, aggression and flair are very close.
It can also improve a point or 2 over a players career, although rare.

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It can also improve a point or 2 over a players career, although rare.
Ahhh okay, maybe it was 17 when they were first drafted because I thought everything lined up for me thinking he was Forsberg. Anyways, I'll stick with him and get the Forsberg regen when he retires again and comes back, since that will give me time to finish off my Canadiens dynasty and go back to junior for a bit.

Also, I finally did it. I was so close to 50 in 30 though:


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Ahhh okay, maybe it was 17 when they were first drafted because I thought everything lined up for me thinking he was Forsberg. Anyways, I'll stick with him and get the Forsberg regen when he retires again and comes back, since that will give me time to finish off my Canadiens dynasty and go back to junior for a bit.

Also, I finally did it. I was so close to 50 in 30 though:

Unbelievable...

Do you double shift him ?

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Unbelievable...

Do you double shift him ?


This is my first line's average ice time. In terms of tactics, the forwards are on overload and his line plays for 90 seconds at a time, so yeah I guess... I think?

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Anybody know why my EHM keeps crashing when i'm trying to sim over a certain date?

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Also, I finally did it. I was so close to 50 in 30 though:
Is this a guy you edited? He has 20s in everything!

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Is this a guy you edited? He has 20s in everything!
Yeah man I inserted him like that at 15. Seeing a 300 pt junior season was quite eye-popping even with my cheating.

Although the Forsberg regen (I acquired him for my Sundin regen and a 3rd) is pretty close in technical attributes and in the important mental attributes. His physicals are just all yellows.

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This is my first line's average ice time. In terms of tactics, the forwards are on overload and his line plays for 90 seconds at a time, so yeah I guess... I think?
That's ridiculous, they play 20 minutes and put up those stats..

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Anybody know why my EHM keeps crashing when i'm trying to sim over a certain date?
I had this problem also. Fortunately, i periodically saved my game to 2 separated files. When my game crashed by some date, i opened the older game and then i was ok.
That is my advice. Take it or leave it.

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That's ridiculous, they play 20 minutes and put up those stats..
Yeah, I remember seeing guys with 25 or more minutes... never been able to figure out how to even do that. Would love to and have one season where maybe Fedor could crack 300+

Oh and FYI if you're wondering, Ervin Seman is Jaromir Jagr.

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