Got back to working on building up a star team. A lot of people have probably seen I've done themed lineups in the past to keep things interesting but I decided to work on making the best lineup possible again. Hope you guys aren't getting tired of the lineup posts lol.
SOTW JVR - SOTW Grabo - SOTW Kessel -> As a leaf fan I had to grab all these guys for a top line. They were all more expensive than they are technically worth based on ratings but I really like the line as a whole. Kessel is awesome, his wrist shot is like his real life counterpart and I love scoring those goals with him.
SOTW Moulson - Bergeron (C) - St. Louis (A) -> Recently added Bergeron and St. Louis to this line and I'm happy with the decision. Both of them fly out there. Moulson I like but he's the one guy I'm considering finding a replacement for. He started out well, being in the right place at the right time for goals but he's slowed down a bit since and doesn't keep up with the other two as well.
Getzlaf - Thornton - Iginla -> I've always pushed towards getting the fast guys but I've seen the error of my ways. This line is awesome. Great at cycling, tough to knock off the puck. They really put on the pressure. I think they are likely producing better than my top two lines.
Macarthur - SOTW Peverley - SOTW M.Brown -> A couple more leafs to round out the lineup. Brown plays first like PK and he even chips in with some goals once in a while. Peverley is just overall solid, PK guy for me too.
Phaneuf - SOTW Franson (A) -> More leafs I think Phaneuf is the only available leaf SOTW I don't have. Can't afford him lol but the regular one is still really good.
SOTW Gardiner - Bogosian -> Pretty good pairing, Gardiner can go end to end and Bogosian isn't flashy and hasnt put up many points but he's tough to knock off the puck and is just solid. Better than I expected.
SOTW Streit - Michalek -> I always feel like Streit deserves more icetime because he always seems to make something happen when he's out, but I haven't been able to play him over Gardiner or Phaneuf. Michalek's not bad, but will probably the first dman I replace.
First new player will be a goalie so Rask can move to be a backup. I'm only around 15k pucks so it might be a while. Depends who I decided to go with. Let me know of any bang for your buck goalies.
I've noticed the stats don't get recorded sometimes which is too bad. It always seems to be when guys get 3 or 4 points I check and their totals havent been adjusted.
Here's a Brown goal, nothing amazing but I've never scored a backhand like this (On Hasek ):
sotw pominville is seriously unstoppable i put an A on him and he is just ****** and pillaging out there. last game i played with him he had 11 shots on goal (LOL) and scored a hat trick. his wrist shot trickles through goalies and his hands are unreal. if you have the pucks/a good trade offer i highly suggest trying to pick one up when you see him on the market. my top line is marleau (A) - gretz - sotw pommer (A) and their speed is sick and pominville seems to always get back in time to help out the d-men. also my first D pair of SOTW ehrhoff and SOTW suter have been racking up points since i put them together. sotw suter is over a PPG and i've never done that with a d man in my 3 years of playing HUT.
i'm going to upgrade my third line center and make m. richards my fourth line center. i want a playmaker, and am considering the following players:
sotw d. roy
has anybody used these guys? i seem to always get burned by lecavalier. thoughts?
went ahead and bought a SOTW lecavalier as i found one below market value BIN. played 3 games with him and he had points in all 3. i didn't anticipate it but with his size and i think his checking is 91 or so, he steamrolls people. hurt 2 people with him already.
Well I'd say hold on to him. You don't seem to be in any rush and his value will increase.
I had him up for 3 days at 170k BIN and he just sold a few minutes ago. Could've waited a little longer and maybe sold him for 10-20k higher but with a pack probably coming out this weekend and more of them set to flood the market I'm glad I sold him now. Nice little 45k profit minus the 5% tax of course.