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12-29-2010, 04:02 PM
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NHL 11: Be a GM mode

Hey, so I am sitting at home bored waiting for the Canada game to start, and thought I would post a random, but fun-to-debate thread.

How many of you guys play NHL 11? If any do, what kind of trades, etc do you make in be a gm mode?

I dont know, thought id post this just for fun, dont flames for the idea, i know its pretty bad lol

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12-29-2010, 04:29 PM
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My team ended up as this after 3 seasons:

Parise - Getzlaf - Iginla
Benn - Backlund - Bourque
Eriksson - Fisher - Fehr
Glenncross - Pahlsson - Jackman

Regehr - Bo
Edler - Weber
Erixon - Gudbranson

Calvin Pickard

Players overall ratings:
91 - 89 - 88
86 - 86 - 84
87 - 83 - 81
80 - 82 - 79

91 - 89
86 - 89
81 - 80


If I remember right, I made these trades:


David Rundblad (signed as UFA)

Tyson Barrie (signed as UFA)
Matt Pelech
Keith Seabrook


Edler as UFA
Fehr as UFA
Fisher as UFA
Pickard as RFA (paid 3rd as compensation)

It takes a while to grow the teams overall value and usually it goes up if you win a lot.

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12-29-2010, 10:03 PM
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I play quite frequently. I don't make a lot of trades (I'm usually terrible at gauging player value lol) but I've really become a good drafter, having played the NHL series for several years now. A lot of my picks end up being in the 80-90 range when I'm done with them.

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12-30-2010, 12:33 AM
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Big acquisitions:

Zach Parise for Olli Jokinen, Robyn Regehr and a 1st
Angelo Esposito for Corey Sarich
Scott Hartnell for Niklas Hagman
Thomas Hickey for Daymond Langkow
Jeff Tambellini for Curtis Glencross
Adam Foote for a 3rd round pick and a prospect.

Claimed Brian Elliot off waivers.

Signed Josh Gorges, Dan Carcillo and Jose Theodore after the first season.

Marian Sprukts (4th round rookie pick)-Backlund-Bourque

Shawn Belle/Negrin-Keith Seabrook


We're having trouble scoring goals lol. Maybe time to get rid of Bourque for someone more skilled. Couldn't have been happier when letting Ian White go. Won a Stanley Cup, so it was all worth it.

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12-30-2010, 12:50 AM
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Lol I am liking these results, But I think I have the best trade.

Reggie and a first for Del Zotto and Boogard.

and kipper and a 1st for taylor hall. Signed Emery, traded him and a first to Phoenix for Ilya Bryzgalov.

This all before even a pre-season game.

Then, after ******** the bed for the year,

signed Parise,

traded bryzgalov to boston for Rask,

drafted Nugent-Hopkins
now i forget what I did after that, but I am in my 7th season, and have 5 cups.

If only NHL 11 was more similar to reality.

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12-30-2010, 01:45 AM
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I'm still rocking NHL 10, way too far in (and poor) to simply buy the new game and forget my old team. I play with auto-save off, so I do the draft over and over and always make sure to get a teams first and make sure they lose (lol). I think I'm in the year 2018 (or something like that..) and almost my entire team was drafted by me, with the exception of Ovechkin (99), Backlund (94), E. Johnson (96), Bouwmeester (90) and Varlamov (89?). I also play (and win) every game.

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12-30-2010, 11:16 AM
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I like to create my own team, put the whole roster of a lesser known/bad team on it (ATL, FLO) and start with that in be a gm, i find it funner to built on up. the first thing i usually do is stack up on 1st rounders, which is insanely easy (trade a combo of picks 2,3,4 or 5,6,3, etc) and no matter how bad the team is and how high there first rounders gonna be those kind of trades always work. (i ALWAYS fleece the flames lol) anyone notice how the AI flames are absolutely terrible throughout pretty much a decade in be a gm mode tho lol? but yah, i stack up, and build from there (if you can, aquire Kulikov) dudes won like 3 norris' in a row for me now.
I really like the development on the game, I picked up Howse, and the second season i had him i was short a 2nd line LW just just grinders in FA and i couldnt get the comp. to accept a trade for the life of me so i called him up and he went from a 78 to a 83 after a season but than on my next file i picked him up and waited a few more seasons to bring him in and he completely flopped..
Anyone else HATE the trading on this game?

but anyways, here's my lineup off the top of my head,

E. Kane(C)-Malkin-Mueller



Too lazy to check all the ratings but Conz is like 97, and guys like Mcilrath and Machenek are both 85 and for some reason only requested 800k from me for like 5 seasons lol, and if you ever see Ciroi in FA, pick him up, he put up 100 pts in the AHL and scored 30-30 in his rookie season (slow as **** tho)

I'm kind of a cheater though, i tend to try swipe the players that i KNOW will break out huge by playing previous files.

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01-02-2011, 05:53 PM
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I do something similar to one of the posters above, I "move" a team by creating my own team and replacing them with one of the less stable teams in the league. This year I moved Pho to Las Vegas and dubbed them the Outlaws, I then did a fantasy draft. I typically draft young skilled guys knowing I can fill out the roster with older UFAs after the draft. So I basically have most of the early draft picks of the last couple years in my system

I'm currently in only my second season but I have:

S Hartnell, S Crosby, P Kessel
L Eriksson D Roy T Selanne (UFA signing after the draft)
T Hall J. Madden (also a UFA signing) T Holmstrom
K Brennan (UFA) G Metropolit (UFA) A Aliu

N Kronwall S Weber
J Oduya K Quincey
S Staios (UFA) C Rivet (UFA)

N Khabibulin, J Harding

And I currently have over 8 mil in cap space available.

In the system I have: Jeff Skinner, Brayden Schenn, Brad Ross, Magnus Paajarvi, Nino Niederreiter, Zach Kassian, Nizem Kadri, Kirill Kabanov, Evengy Frachev, Sott Glennie, Jordan Eberle, Alex burmistrov, Kyle Beach, Alex Pietrangelo, Erik Gubranson, Cam Fowler, Simon Despres, Jared Cowen and Brock Beukeboom

all in all I'm pretty much set up for the long haul, especially since I beleive I've stockpiled 3 first rounders and two secound rounders for the upcoming draft.

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