I'm going to PM each person and make sure they plan on being active every day as long as possible. I really only want folks who routinely check in each day. Obviously situations come up in peoples lives that you can't predict, but i'm going to try and make sure everyone signed up is in this for the long haul.
We've got 9 for sure folks and 1 likely (cujomi who i pm'd) so far.
I'm thinking we can cap this at 12? Split up into 2 divisions?
A smaller group of players may actually work, because if there are let's say, 30 teams, activity is hard to monitor. If we only have 12 teams, it would be easy to find a willing person to join once one guy is kicked for being inactive.
Yeah. Do we get to choose team names? Does it have to be NHL team names?
You can choose whatever team you want. Real or made up. I'll have to see if i can edit that in the sim, but if not, it's still not a big deal. You can keep whatever team name you want here. The results will be consolidated here anyway.
Can you elaborate a little more on how a Hockey simulator works? Never done anything like this before
It basically works off player stats and is up to date usually right after a regular season ends. For instance, the sim I use has all the stats from the 12-13 season updated. All the rosters are up to date as well. There are offensive and defensive ratings that are mainly derived off statistical outputs. Fatigue and injuries come into play but for this sim we're not going to worry about injuries as it would get far to in depth for this many teams. Fatigue will still play a factor and lines will switch as they normally would in real life.