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The Bluth Company (360) GM League Discussion/Signup Thread PT 4: NEED RESERVES


Around late July/Early August I was in 3 GM leagues. In every league i noticed the same thing. Everyone trades away nearly half their team. I was completely guilty of this as well. Oddly enough, i seemed to be the only one who thinks picks and prospects have little value in this game mode when you consider we'll only most likely be playing 4-6 seasons for NHL 13 and even Elite Prospects start out in the 60's.

I became weary that in about a month when the winners and the losers start to become more separated that people wouldn't want to stick with a losing team and they'll end up quitting. This isn't including the people who chose the Blue Jackets, Islanders, Coyotes etc...teams that you have to know a rebuild is necessary before you pick them. These people will probably stay regardless. But the guys who chose the average/good teams who trade away large chunks of their roster and either...

a) aren't very good at the game and get frustrated

b) simply get bored with the game mode and stop playing/quit


...well these guy's teams will have to be replaced. Are people really going to want to join a Connected league in December when they chose a team and the roster isn't even recognizable? When all the players they associate a team with are gone? When a team has gone from a Playoff Contender to a team in Rebuild? Everyone might as well be doing random rosters if thats the case. I've also seen A LOT of really bad/lopsided trades (again, guilty myself) that while seemingly fine to the GM's currently involved, might not be ok and might even be terrible for the next GM to pick up the team.

When i created this league almost 2 months ago, i had all of these things in mind. Now, 2 months removed from then, i've seen a lot, if not most of these HF Boards GM Leagues either terribly inactive or completely shut down. I wanted to make a league that was immune to these processes. That offered a realistic experience for everyone. That kept things fresh for all 30 GMs involved through offering challenges and consistency day in and day out.

Drop outs are inevitable. These leagues probably wont be as fun for the people who are in the bottom 10 and realize they'll be stuck there 30 games into the season. My goal with limiting trades is that so when people do drop out (which will happen) the new people who join will still have a team they are semi-familiar with instead of a fantasy roster with NHL jerseys. If people dont drop out and decide to stick it out, they'll be rewarded with higher draft picks (obviously) but they'll also be rewarded with time to see their high draft picks become useful NHL players due to the amount of games i'll be simming. This means that there is usually a constant influx/outflux of GMs to this league. Which in turn means that anyone on my reserve list is nearly guranteed a team in a very short period of time. I only want the most active GMs in my league of course so i'm constantly weeding out inactive GMs.

If you're an aspiring member to The Bluth Company, this is my league. Welcome to it. Below are the rules that separate The Bluth Company from the rest...
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RULES:
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-Game Schedule: 2 weeks=3 real days schedule, games will be played for 4 weeks, 6 real days, and then i will sim the 3rd 2 week, 3 real day period. This means that roughly 1/3rd of our season will be involuntarily simmed. This will be done so we can fit in a few more seasons and hopefully play about 7-9 seasons instead of 4-6. It has become a great blend of being both a talented player, and intelligent GM. With this extra seasons that are now allowed, growing your prospects for the future is now equally as important as utilizing your current players to their full potential.

Playing Your Opponent's CPU: In the Bluth Company we have a 3 day sim period that covers 2 weeks of NHL Games. GMs have 2 days to schedule their games. On the 3rd day, ONLY if you have made a honest effort to schedule a game with your opponent, either through HF Boards messaging or Xbox, can you then play your opponent's computer.


Messaging your opponents: Message your opponents! Its an almost statistical certainty that if you message all of your opponents you will get all or most of your games in that block and it is a Requirment for League Participation

2) When you message your opponents, all you need to do is the following...

-Go to the 1st page of either this thread or the Trade/Lineup thread
-Click the HF Username of your opponent, its a hyperlink to their PM Box
-Send them a message that looks like this...

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Hey man i have you on my schedule this period. I'm available (Central Time)..
Today: 2:30-11pm
Wednesday: 9pm-11pm
Thursday: 11am-2pm, 8pm-11pm

Let me know which time works best for you


This is a league requirement. GMs not doing this will be subjected to other, active, GMs playing their team's CPU and/or be removed from the league due to inactivity. This is a League Rule because i automatically sim 1/3rd of the season already. That is the amount of games i've decided is the appropriate blend of actual skill at the game vs skill of managing your team. When you dont play your games, and force me to sim them, you're adding to the amount of simmed games per season, which disrupts the "Balance" of Play Skill vs GM skill.

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DNF vs CPU: From now on, your DNF vs CPU is never allowed to be higher than 0%. If this happens, you'll be given 1 warning. After that warning, i'll kick you from the league again, resetting your DNF vs CPU back to 0%. If it goes above 0% again, you lose the privilege to play CPU games for the rest of the season. If your DNF vs CPU goes above 0% at any point after that, you'll lose the ability to play CPU games for as long as your in The Bluth Company.
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TRADE RULES:

-No trade can involve more than 4 Roster Players (combined from both teams)
-No trade can involve more than 6 total pieces (combined from both teams)


This is the rule that both directly and indirectly separates this league from the rest. Trades are supposed to be a big deal. A trade is the literal removal of assets from your team in place of other assets in order to make the team better. Its not something that real GMs take lightly. The success of their team and their jobs depend on how well their decisions pan out. One of the major reasons so many other leagues unfortunately dont work out is because people get so excited about making trades that they forget their team needs, how close their team is to a cup, how these deals will impact their present and future. This isn't the case in The Bluth Company because of the above mentioned rule as well as the following...

You are only allowed 3 trades per season 1 Offseason Trade , one Regular Season Trade, and one Trade Deadline Trade.

OFFSEASON MOVE: After much consideration, i've decided to increase our trade limit. After watching these past two drafts in the real NHL, i've come to know the NHL draft as a time for drafting, but also for big trades. I've decided to allow one more Offseason Trade to all GMs in The Bluth Company. This trade will have to follow the same rules as far as roster players and piece limits go, BUT, any Offseason Trade must involve draft picks. I want to see GMs making moves to either move up or down in the early rounds of the draft or aquire more draft picks to get a deeper prospect pool because thats what real GMs do.

This trade does NOT carry over. It is only for the time period inbetween the playoffs ending and the start of the next season. If an Offseason Trade is not used by a GM, they are not awarded 3 trades. They still only get their 1 regular season trade and their 1 trade deadline move.

TRADE DEADLINE move: GM's are also allowed 1 more trade at the Trade Deadline. This means that from release day until the last sim period prior to the trade deadline, GM's are still only allowed 1 trade. When i get to the last sim period that covers the trade deadline, that is when i will allow GM's to make 1 more deal. The same trade rule applies to this Trade Deadline move as well. The trade deadline is something that most fans and GM's eagerly anticipate in the real NHL. I wanted to capture that fun and excitement so it makes the most sense to allow all of us to make a last effort to either improve our team for the following season or to give our team that final needed push for the playoffs.

INJURY move: GM's are also allowed 1 more trade in case of serious, long term injury to either a) top 6 winger b) 1st pairing defenseman or c) starting goaltender. LONG TERM in my eyes means any injury exceeding 30 Games. The original trade rules apply to this potential Injury Trade with the addition that the trade must be made to alleve the loss of the injured player. If Lundqvist goes down for 2 months, i can't trade for Malkin, i must trade to get another goalie.
The Injury Trade was added only because i realise how devastating a long term injury can be to a star player on your team. If Toews goes down long term on the Hawks, my team is screwed. It only seems fair that i allow GM's to have a chance to save their season. However, the loss of a depth player, even to long term injury, is not impossible to overcome and i will not allow an excess trade for them.

Injury Trade Addendum: The injured player must still be injured for more than 15 games in order for the extra trade to be allowed. The injury trade is meant to be a leg up to an unlucky devastated by injury. If your player gets injured in early October for 45 games, you cant wait until he comes back in 10 games to use your injury trade.
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Tanking: Any GM caught "Tanking" or trying to lose games on purpose, will be removed from the league, no questions asked.
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The Bluth Company (360) GM League Discussion/Signup PT 1
The Bluth COmpany (360) GM League Discussion/Signup PT 2
The Bluth Company (360) GM League Discussion/Signup PT 3

All Trade/Lineup Discussion will be done in the Universal Trade/Lineup Thread PT 1
Universal Trade/Lineup Thread PT 2


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BLUTH COMPANY 2012-13 SEASON AWARDS

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Art Ross: Alexander Ovechkin
Hart Memorial: Alexander Ovechkin
Norris: Erik Johnson
Lady Byng: Matt Duchene
Calder: Brandon Saad
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Vezina: Ryan freaking Miller
Jennings: Kari Lehtonen

Masterton: Erik Karlsson
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1.) Live Draft
2.) Spectator mode
3.) Practice mode
4.) trade rumors like in NHL 11 or 12 (i.e. if a team sends a trade offer to another team about a player, it might say that team X is shopping a top 3 winger or something like that)
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5.) have the ability to exceed the cap in the offseason and come back within it before the regular season (like...yknow, real life)
6.) not have AHLers/juniors count against your NHL cap in the offseason
7.) better visual indication of your opponents being on/offline
8.) as a commissioner (which I am elsewhere), be able to check that all human controlled teams have played their games
9) Have ability to see User W/L and Sim W/L splits
10) Have ability to resign/release/buyout players during regular season
11) Have ability to block inquiries regarding Nino Niederreiter

12) Faster Menus (how has THIS not been brought up yet?!)
13) There should be banner raising ceremonies for the CUP Winner every year


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Art Ross: Alexander Ovechkin
Hart Memorial: Alexander Ovechkin
Norris: Erik Johnson
Lady Byng: Matt Duchene
Calder: Brandon Saad
Conne Smythe: Marcus Johansson

Vezina: Ryan freaking Miller
Jennings: Kari Lehtonen

Masterton: Erik Karlsson
Selke: Jonathan Toews
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1.) Live Draft
2.) Spectator mode
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5.) have the ability to exceed the cap in the offseason and come back within it before the regular season (like...yknow, real life)
6.) not have AHLers/juniors count against your NHL cap in the offseason
7.) better visual indication of your opponents being on/offline
8.) as a commissioner (which I am elsewhere), be able to check that all human controlled teams have played their games
9) Have ability to see User W/L and Sim W/L splits
10) Have ability to resign/release/buyout players during regular season
11) Have ability to block inquiries regarding Nino Niederreiter

12) Faster Menus (how has THIS not been brought up yet?!)
13) There should be banner raising ceremonies for the CUP Winner every year


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Looking forward to my automatic 6-4 victory over the Cup Champs WPG today

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As Columbus becomes the first team in NHL history to finish with single-digit points on the season...
I cant wait to play you, since carter didnt stay injured...im going to have to injure anisimov..

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what if he just never plays it?

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what if he just never plays it?
I can't fathom that lol

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I can't fathom that lol
cant rule it out

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cant rule it out
I know lol we'll see what happens, sucks that Williams got like 3 points in that game but since the game didn't count, I played Van and he got injured for 16 games lol someone else will have to get his points. Ugh, that whole line was clicking combining for nearly 70 points until this.

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I know lol we'll see what happens, sucks that Williams got like 3 points in that game but since the game didn't count, I played Van and he got injured for 16 games lol someone else will have to get his points. Ugh, that whole line was clicking combining for nearly 70 points until this.
Im slightly regretting letting Williams go.. but it does free up some space if I want to make a splash at the deadline (which is why i moved him in the first place) but if my winning % stays the same.. I wont even be in the playoff picture come the deadline.

But I guess it also allowed some younger guys to fill the role..
Penner - Stoll - Loktionov line has really been my most consistent line even though Loktionov is listed as a center. (Another wishlist item, allow GMs to change players listed positions so they dont get best lined into a different one)

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Don't advance yet... I've got four games tonight against Carolina 2x, NJ, TB. Ill be on after work playing them.

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Im slightly regretting letting Williams go.. but it does free up some space if I want to make a splash at the deadline (which is why i moved him in the first place) but if my winning % stays the same.. I wont even be in the playoff picture come the deadline.

But I guess it also allowed some younger guys to fill the role..
Penner - Stoll - Loktionov line has really been my most consistent line even though Loktionov is listed as a center. (Another wishlist item, allow GMs to change players listed positions so they dont get best lined into a different one)
yeah that be a cool feature to do, sometimes I put wingers that have a high faceoff attribute at Center instead of some actual centers. and I'm pleasantly surprised at Williams myself. His speed is 90 and got some good shotting attributes so him combined with Duchene is a deadly fast mix! Landy is the muscle haha

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Dallas would like to announce their player of the week honours (IRL):

Brett Ritchie (OHL)
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...er-of-the-week

Kyle Beach (AHL)
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...er-of-the-week

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Anyone bored? I need an breakdown on how my Bruins are faring.

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Anyone bored? I need an breakdown on how my Bruins are faring.
last in east.... 6-13-1...13 points out of playoff spot

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last in east.... 6-13-1...13 points out of playoff spot
at least he has double digit pts...

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Holy crap. Getting beat up on with just the CPU playing. Any major injuries?

How are they doing so bad lol

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