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11/4/2012 7:59 AM
Thank you for this info!  I rarely play the 50mil cap, so it is quite valuable for me, even though I am not technically a beginner anymore.

Questions:
1)  What kind of assist production do you want from your defencemen?

2) With the min. salary defencemen, do you look for max def rating, or more of an assist maker like
Faubert or Carlyle?

3) has the engine moved away from Crozier in net?  He was appearing on a lot of cup winning rosters for a while
11/4/2012 3:05 PM
Posted by the_jsa on 11/4/2012 7:59:00 AM (view original):
Thank you for this info!  I rarely play the 50mil cap, so it is quite valuable for me, even though I am not technically a beginner anymore.

Questions:
1)  What kind of assist production do you want from your defencemen?

2) With the min. salary defencemen, do you look for max def rating, or more of an assist maker like
Faubert or Carlyle?

3) has the engine moved away from Crozier in net?  He was appearing on a lot of cup winning rosters for a while
(1) As a general rule, I don't draft defensemen (other than the minimum salary defensemen) that have an apg more than 0.20 in an OL.
(2) Either way is ok, imo.
(3) I don't think a lot of people use the 3 goalie platoon like I do in an OL.
11/11/2012 11:56 AM
I followed your advice, and put a team in an ex league. I haven't played hockey here in a LONG time, primarily b/c I didn't do too well at it when I did play. I love Hockey, and am itching to figure it out and give it another try. I think a progressive would be a lot of fun.
1/6/2013 1:40 PM
This post did provide a framework for a beginner to follow. Once I entered an ex league, some of the guys there also offered advice, which I eagerly accepted. I played 5 ex leagues before I entered a team in an OL, and it is doing quite well. I also got into a progressive league, and that is the way to go, at least IMO. NCmusician followed up several times after I posted here, and he was a great help. Hockey guys generally have been very forthcoming. I have enjoyed it immensely.
1/24/2013 5:47 PM
Thanks for the info NC, I'm trying it out in an EX right now.  What kind of salary are you using for the top 3 lines?  High medium low or balanced.  Also noticed that I had to drop my D salary down to about 4 mil avg and that barely left money for 3 goalies.  Any extra input would be very helpful.  My first two full seasons were a total disaster.
1/24/2013 5:51 PM
Hey NC, do you have anything like this for NBA?  My last team won 31 games, so I need help there too.  Thanks, Craig
1/24/2013 6:11 PM
Posted by 19craig58 on 1/24/2013 5:51:00 PM (view original):
Hey NC, do you have anything like this for NBA?  My last team won 31 games, so I need help there too.  Thanks, Craig
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1/25/2013 10:23 AM
Posted by 19craig58 on 1/24/2013 5:47:00 PM (view original):
Thanks for the info NC, I'm trying it out in an EX right now.  What kind of salary are you using for the top 3 lines?  High medium low or balanced.  Also noticed that I had to drop my D salary down to about 4 mil avg and that barely left money for 3 goalies.  Any extra input would be very helpful.  My first two full seasons were a total disaster.
You don't need a 3 goalie system Craig. Draft a goalie with about 75-80% games played with a good save %, and a back-up with usually the money you have left after filling out your roster. My back-up usually costs around $230-350,000 and I play him in around 20-25 games per season to keep my starter rested for the playoffs. Also, don't overpay for goals from your defensemen. You can draft 6 dmen for about a $3.6 milllion average with an average d rating of 90.
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