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02-12-2012, 11:30 PM
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I always start the season from the draft day instead of September, because to me, all the managing and stuff is almost better than the game itself.


By the way, I got a trade proposal (I know, they usually suck) from Colorado, and this one is actually quite interesting:

To Colorado:

Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Colton Gillies
Minnesota 2013 5th

To Minnesota:

St. Louis 2012 1st
Colorado 2013 1st
Ryan Keller


I'm very tempted to do it, only that I'd need to find a first line LW if I trade Bouchard. Adding to the temptation is the fact that Ryan Keller used to play in Espoo Blues, whom I support, and I have good memories about the lad. Still, in the game he's only 74 ovr with C potential, so at best an AHL top 6 guy.

What would you suggest, y/n?
If you're willing to trade Butch, I either go down one of two paths:

Butch straight up for Eberle. PMB tops out at 86 in his prime, Eberle gets up to 89/90 if you develop him right.

Butch + 7th for Landeskog. Again, 86 for Butch, 7th is rarely any good. The best I've seen Landeskog is in my current franchise where he is an 88 with B- B B- potential, so I'm hoping/guessing he gets up to 91/92.

First rounders are hit or miss, depends on where those teams are drafting. You could go for it, but you could definitely do better.

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02-13-2012, 01:05 AM
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Butch has always been like Crosby on every NHL game I've played. It's nuts.

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Thanks for the advice. I chose to keep Butch, and gave them Tuomo Ruutu (who I acquired for Barker + Sheppard + '12 3rd) instead. They accepted.

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IIRC in my last Be a GM game I traded Butch + garbage for Cammalleri + 1st (in season) and then traded Backstrom for Datsyuk (2012 draft). Then I signed Jagr in the 2012 offseason. At some point I traded Seto away (I think he was part of the deal that got me 3rd overall) so my top 6 was:

Heatley-Datsyuk-Jagr
Cammalleri-Koivu-Latendresse

I also had Granlund and Yakupov in Houston.

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02-14-2012, 11:11 PM
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Just got called for a 5 min major penalty for interference...what the hell.

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02-15-2012, 07:11 AM
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Just got called for a 5 min major penalty for interference...what the hell.
I'm finding that I get called for interference for looking at someone wrong in NHL '99. Not surprised that its the same in whatever game youre playing.

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02-15-2012, 10:08 AM
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One thing I have learned very quickly in NHL '99 is I cant win fights to save my life. so what Ive been doing is just not pushing any buttons when some moron from the other team drops the gloves, and I get a 5 minute powerplay out of the deal.

Just beat Dallas 2-1 on the strength of a powerplay goal. Oh, HATCHER wants to drop the gloves with Ricci does he? THANKS FOR THE FIVE MINUTE POWERPLAY, SUCKER!

That was a satisfying goal.

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02-15-2012, 10:19 AM
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I am still playing Red Dead Redemption on a semi-weekly basis. Might end up being my favorite 360 game ever when all is said and done. Besides NHL of course.

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02-15-2012, 10:20 AM
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Did you always find it entertaining? I did about 8-10 hours and got bored.

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The first 5 or 6 hours kind of dragged on. I really disliked the herding cattle and breaking horses missions as well as a couple other generic "this is what ranchers do" missions (I like shooting guns).

Once it gets going there's a ton of action, the weapon selection/mechanics/physics are awesome and the characters/storytelling are typical Rockstar. Online deathmatch and online free roam with a friend(s) is why I still play.

Near the middle and end of the game there are some missions that compare to Uncharted with that epic cinematic feel. Meh, fanboy here.

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02-15-2012, 10:41 AM
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Outshoot Carolina 70!!! to 20. Go home with a 3-3 tie.

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02-15-2012, 11:26 AM
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St. Louis beats me 4-3 in OT after I come back from being down 3-0. They did it on a power play goal.

What penalty?

Interference.


11 game unbeaten streak: out the friggin window. Must have been the same refs as we had last night!

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02-15-2012, 03:13 PM
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I always giggle when I play NHL 12, have like a 5-0 lead in the 3rd with 5 minutes left to go, and the game literally makes the bounces of the puck go so far in favor of the other team that it is impossible for them not to score.......

that's just the game saying, "no shootout for you!"

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02-15-2012, 05:47 PM
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My NHL Be a GM mode is so ****ing hax it's ridiculous.

I've got(every trio here is a line):

Position Name Overall Age Potential
LW Yakupov 90 23 A- C B
C Stepan 90 26 b- c b-
RW Landeskog 89 24 B- B- B
LW Heatley 89 36 
C Koivu 90 34 
RW D. Brown 88 32 
LW E. Grachev 85 27 B- C C
C Granlund 87 25 B- B B
RW K. Palmieri 85 26 B- C C
LW Brad Ross 81 24 B- B B
C D. Catenacci 83 24 B B- C
RW T. Ruutu 84 34
D C. Fowler 89 25 C B- B
D D. Kulikov 91 26 B- C C
D Brodin 85 23 B B C
D J. Cowen 88 26 C B- C
D R. Murphy 85 24 B- B- B-
D B. Gormley 84 25 B B B
G J. Allen 89 26
D M. Hackett 83 27
I'm really ****ing good at drafting. Here are some kids in my system:

Position Name Overall Age Round + Pick Year Potential
C Szumielak 81 19 1st Round(1) 2016 B- A B
C Nevins 79 23 6th Round(171) 2012 B B B
C Monahan 78 22 2nd Round(60) 2013 B- A- B
LW Gordon 80 22 1st Round(9) 2012 B C A
LW Hudon 79 22 5th Round(138) 2013 B- A- A-
RW Palmer 81 21 1st Round(2) 2013 B A B-
RW Jurco 80 24 2nd Round(35) 2011 B- B B-
D LaChance 69 20 1st Round(2) 2016 A A B
D Rabbit 73 22 5th Round(146) 2014 A- B- B
G Paterson 80 22 3rd Round(86) 2013 B B B

I also had David Musil, 82 overall with straight Bs in potential, traded him + 2nd rounder to LAK for D. Brown + 1st rounder, had a bunch of other Defender prospects that I traded for draft picks, which I trade in bunches for higher draft picks to get those really high first rounders(1st, 2nd, 9th overall, etc.)

I'm getting good at this Be A GM thing

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02-15-2012, 11:21 PM
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With the glitch finally fixed I'm trying to sell off all my cards that I've been holding on to. Just put up these cards for auction:

Untouched Carey Price
Untouched Star of the Week Reimer
Untouched Lehtonen
Untouched Zajac
Untouched Niemi
Untouched Craig Anderson
Untouched Franzen
Untouched Horcoff
Untouched Weiss
Untouched Kopitar
Untouched Stepan
Untouched Zherdev
Untouched Burmistrov

Also put up the remains of my previous team. They all have around 30-35 games played:

All-Star Koivu 94 Overall
Havlat 90 Overall
Clutterbuck 89 Overall
Boedker 87 Overall
Hanzal 86 Overall
Turris 87 Overall
Bieksa 85 Overall
Hamhuis 84 Overall

Then finally a few scrubs not worth mentioning.

I hope enough of these sell by the weekend so I can finish my team. Just need to buy a couple scrub defenders and an 80 or 50 gamer for one of my goalies. I've already got all the needed training cards for them.

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02-16-2012, 11:57 AM
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Fired up GTA IV last night for the second time in eight months. Thoughts:

- Graphics are horrible, but what can you do
- Driving is still fairly clunky
- Combat is a little better than I remembered
- Storyline is taking different paths even though I'm doing the same things, which is kind of cool
- It's somewhat entertaining but not all that engaging
- Production value is good

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02-16-2012, 12:17 PM
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Played Detroit and beat them 5-2. Shannahan scored on me, so I made it my mission to lay his ass out on the ice whenever possible. One hit sent him from the red line to the goal line. Take THAT for all the anti-Wild calls youve made this year!

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Fired up GTA IV last night for the second time in eight months. Thoughts:

- Graphics are horrible, but what can you do
- Driving is still fairly clunky
- Combat is a little better than I remembered
- Storyline is taking different paths even though I'm doing the same things, which is kind of cool
- It's somewhat entertaining but not all that engaging
- Production value is good
The driving is the best part of GTA IV!!!!!

Full speed + E-brake turns ftw.

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Simpsons: Hit and Run is basically GTA Gone Simpsons.

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Anyone know if you can do a fantasy draft sorta thing in NHL '99 for N64? Thinking once I get through my Sharks season it might be fun to do things fantasy draft style.

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This one was so one sided I thought it deserved its own screenshot:




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Popped in NHL 12 for the first time in a while. God, I got terrible. I'm like Colton Gillies without the size. All I can do is hit.

I'm also centering the Capital's 1st line without getting any points. My +/- looks great, though.

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So, this literally just happened seconds ago...

I'm playing the Avs, and I get another one of them ******** interference penalties for sneezine on Roy wrong.

Mid kill, faceoff in my zone, I win it, shoot it out... I beat Roy from my own zones faceoff dot

Man I wish I had fraps or something so I could record the replay.

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So, this literally just happened seconds ago...

I'm playing the Avs, and I get another one of them ******** interference penalties for sneezine on Roy wrong.

Mid kill, faceoff in my zone, I win it, shoot it out... I beat Roy from my own zones faceoff dot

Man I wish I had fraps or something so I could record the replay.
Those goalie interference penalties are terrible
Great great game. I don't think there is a way to do a fantasy draft but I can't really remember

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Those goalie interference penalties are terrible
Great great game. I don't think there is a way to do a fantasy draft but I can't really remember
Interference is total bull crap. I score about half of my goals by just throwing it at the net and getting someone in close to camp out looking for a rebound, and it just randomly hands out interference penalties if I sneeze on the goalie.

Passing is hard to do in a zone. Makes powerplays very hard to pull off because about all you can do is drop it back to the point, one-time it and try to chip in a rebound.

One-timers off a faceoff win are hilarious tho. I get one of those every other game.

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