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02-11-2013, 05:34 AM
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If it was me, I'd get rid of my weakest player and put that kid into the lineup. Weakest could be defined in many ways depending on different opinions on player development. Either the one player that won't be as good as the rest, horrible loyalty that will make it harder to retain, or what have you.

Also I much prefer the idea of a rotating squad of youth, players in their prime, and aging veterans rather than pure rebuilds with all youth/all prime players/all veterans.
Good call. My third line C is pretty weak so I don't feel bad replacing him. Of course I'll shift things to put the new kid on the top line.

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02-12-2013, 05:40 AM
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Snagged a 92/max-1/?- 17 year old for 103 mill. That is a bargain if I ever saw one. 58 AI, nothing wrong with distribution.

I did spend about 30 mill scouting looking for something like this, but still. 103?

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02-12-2013, 05:36 PM
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Well looks like ha-extra is now gone. All the players are blanked out in the match results.

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02-13-2013, 07:18 AM
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Well I'm going to start slowly looking for players to add to the lineup. But because its been so long I forget good AI levels for an age. I'm going to be picky since its not an immediate need. So ill only buy players with good q, max-1, +loyalty.

Would someone do me a favor and post some good ai's? Like 18 year old should be x AI by the end of his season etc. Looking for top end players.

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02-13-2013, 03:37 PM
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Well I'm going to start slowly looking for players to add to the lineup. But because its been so long I forget good AI levels for an age. I'm going to be picky since its not an immediate need. So ill only buy players with good q, max-1, +loyalty.

Would someone do me a favor and post some good ai's? Like 18 year old should be x AI by the end of his season etc. Looking for top end players.
Well, for some perspective, starters on the USA U20 team generally have to hit a minimum of 125 by the end of their 18 YO season. Studs will hit well over 140.

Depends on the player and what you need though. A +3 maxP player can have less AI and still be a legit I.1 starter. Actually, if I had a + loyalty maxP player, I'd be ok as long as he hit over 110 AI at 18. That would definitely put him over 300 AI if he had good Q and was getting at least 20 mins a game.

But, again, depends on what you need. If you're trying to win WL, that's a different story.

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02-14-2013, 07:09 PM
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My backup goalie will turn UFA next season, and I'm trying to decide if he'll probably get a bigger offer than I want to deal with and just sell him this season: 85Q, max P, 100 goal, 100 speed, and 25 experience.

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02-15-2013, 02:02 PM
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Hello managers,

I want a player to make the U20 squad. That is a goal I have as a manager to accomplish sooner rather than later. Does this guy have an opportunity to make the squad in your opinions?

17yo ?89Q/?70P 64AI

7 Def
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No other attributes are filled out. Want to get his SCO to 10 and increase his Defense obviously. He trains at 50-57% and is playing second line league minutes for higher training and experience. With a 50% training clip can I expect 30-35 AI points per season? If so, he can be around 130 in his age 19 season.

Is this a reasonable expectation for this player?

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Hello managers,

I want a player to make the U20 squad. That is a goal I have as a manager to accomplish sooner rather than later. Does this guy have an opportunity to make the squad in your opinions?

17yo ?89Q/?70P 64AI

7 Def
14 Shot
43 Str

No other attributes are filled out. Want to get his SCO to 10 and increase his Defense obviously. He trains at 50-57% and is playing second line league minutes for higher training and experience. With a 50% training clip can I expect 30-35 AI points per season? If so, he can be around 130 in his age 19 season.

Is this a reasonable expectation for this player?
What nationality is the player? It's a hell of a lot easier to make the U20 national team of, say, Argentina than it is to make the Slovak team.

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02-15-2013, 05:03 PM
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What nationality is the player? It's a hell of a lot easier to make the U20 national team of, say, Argentina than it is to make the Slovak team.
Sorry, thought I had put that in there. USA. The team is mostly built of current 19yo's with AI's between 130-150.

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02-16-2013, 05:31 PM
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I think I had my first HA team five years ago, and after a couple of years off I decided to make a new team. I see that a lot of things have changed since I last played... I bought the sponsor package, but completely forgot where/how to upload a logo and change the team's outfit. It shouldn't be too hard to find so I guess I must be blind. Help greatly appreciated.

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02-17-2013, 11:28 PM
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Pulled an 87/max 18 YO today, but unfortunately he's a -3. Hoping I can sub him in on the third line for one of my vets and still avoid relegation.

I wonder what the market price difference is between my guy being -3 and -2 loyalty.


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I think I had my first HA team five years ago, and after a couple of years off I decided to make a new team. I see that a lot of things have changed since I last played... I bought the sponsor package, but completely forgot where/how to upload a logo and change the team's outfit. It shouldn't be too hard to find so I guess I must be blind. Help greatly appreciated.
Manager (bottom left) -> Sponsor

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02-19-2013, 05:34 PM
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In a moment of stupidity I thought I could change my username once per season. But I guess it's once per ever.. I am now known as grillmaster on HA.

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02-19-2013, 06:50 PM
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I just noticed a link in the HA-extra script I didn't before. It's empty though.

http://hastats.kapsi.fi/index.php

EDIT: It's full detail for the Finnish leagues only. Nothing else. Damn.


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02-20-2013, 04:45 PM
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Advice please guys,
Have a 19yo goalie with 46 Goa, 8 pas, 20 Spd, 17Sco and 25 exp, 87/65 scouted.
He's been suffice able for IV.4, but I have a new 18yo goalie pull who has replaced him on my future keeper depth chart and I'm wondering if you think he stands a chance in USA IV games.

I don't think he is cause he has no speed yet, but has 65goa 1spd, and 25 Sco. Has tremendous Q/P, but I think my 19yo's level of experience trumps any goalie ability upside.

I want that 18yo to start his ascent to beast level. Just stole a NC game in 2OT with my U20 lineup in.

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02-20-2013, 06:32 PM
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You could have the goalies split time, or put one at wing or defense for higher training and experience. That's become a valid tactic for training goalies as supposedly the player doesn't gain much wasted AI.

I'm not sure the younger guy would do as well, as it's been noted that speed is very important for goalies.

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02-20-2013, 07:19 PM
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Advice please guys,
Have a 19yo goalie with 46 Goa, 8 pas, 20 Spd, 17Sco and 25 exp, 87/65 scouted.
He's been suffice able for IV.4, but I have a new 18yo goalie pull who has replaced him on my future keeper depth chart and I'm wondering if you think he stands a chance in USA IV games.

I don't think he is cause he has no speed yet, but has 65goa 1spd, and 25 Sco. Has tremendous Q/P, but I think my 19yo's level of experience trumps any goalie ability upside.

I want that 18yo to start his ascent to beast level. Just stole a NC game in 2OT with my U20 lineup in.
If you have a good youth goalie that you want to reach his full potential, I think the only two options are: play him in net right away and all the time, or play him 30 minutes a game as a winger for a couple seasons. He'll gain a few AI in wasted areas, but overall he'll train much higher and gain more EXP.

It's up to you and depends on your team.

I played my goalie in net because I didn't have room on my first line. He'll still hit 300 AI.

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Interesting tactic guys. Thanks for the insight. Don't think I could get him on one of my top two lines at this moment with the way my team has performed out of the gate. Going to have to ponder this move.

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And I draw fellow HFer ez42x10 in next weeks NC game.

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02-22-2013, 12:16 PM
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Just snagged a 88/max-2 d-man for 96M. Sweet.

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02-23-2013, 03:53 PM
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So my 18-year-old with unimpressive AI/EXP just got added to the Irish U20 team? Not sure if srs.

There are literally more than 100 Irish 18-19 YOs with better AI.

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02-23-2013, 07:23 PM
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It might be the distribution in that the manger wants to use tactics. Or well that's the only explanation I can think of.

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02-23-2013, 11:18 PM
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It might be the distribution in that the manger wants to use tactics. Or well that's the only explanation I can think of.
He only has 13 offense! 40 shooting, 20 speed.

Maybe because of the 20 SCO? I don't know. Whatever. Another flag on my roster, yay.

<-- Or maybe he's an HF poster and saw that.

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Maybe the other 100 Irish players are that bad, or not a wing?

EDIT: Current lineup.



Thaler is a band-aid train & sell until I can get a young center. Carey will take his spot when that happens. The plan is to get a wing and a center by the end of the season and sell Smitty. Rezac and Carey will flank Sims on the 3rd, Tom and Denney would flank Estrada, and the new wing and center would be the top line with Vatanen. I'll probably keep Sims for two more seasons.


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Here's what I've been dabbling with over the last few seasons.



I haven't posted much on here, but I'm slowly ditching all of my original Market-puchased players in favor of a 100% home-grown team. I'm getting there, thanks to a couple of great pulls within a few weeks of each other. If only I could get slightly higher potential from these guy's I'd probably end up with world class talent in a few seasons. But their quality should make them great players for me regardless.

Gary Webber (99Q 66?P 136 AI) as a 19 year old
Bryant Foster (100Q 56?P 109 AI) as an 18 year old
Ray Bravo (92Q 66?P 98 AI) as an 18 year old

I still don't understand the Potential system with the MAX stuff. I'm old school I guess. I look at the number, find out how many times 6 goes into it, and roughly figure that's how many seasons that player has left. It's not 100% accurate, but it's hard to plan that far ahead anyway.

I know I don't post much here, and it does seem a bit quiet, but I'm still enjoying playing the game.

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And I draw fellow HFer ez42x10 in next weeks NC game.
Are you Creamy Goodness HC? Cool...

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