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  1. I really do hope everyone has a great 2021. May you all win the Kanou's you deserve. @rory @Hylands @.sniffuM @Victor @Josh @Quik @Beketov @Blazzer @fishy @Spartan @Beaviss @Tate @CowboyinAmerica @Prout @Cornholio @rory @gorlab @Kylrad @solas @a_Ferk @dasboot @Devise @Ricer13 @Zetterberg @OrbitingDeath @Gooningitup @Enorama @tfong @Renomitsu @Spartan @efiug @GlowyGoat @frescoelmo @GustavMattias @Berocka @Banackock @Peace @Jubis @hedgehog337 @Jubo07 @McWolf @Josh @FrostBeard @Frostbite @Dil @Esso2264 @diamond_ace @Acydburn @fonziGG @IamMOOSE @Tape-to-Tape @Nykonax @Spartan
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  2. But in all seriousness, I just want to start off by saying thank you, to every single person who put their faith in me over the last year and a bit to lead a team in the VHLM. I was very blessed to get a team, as my name wasn’t great around the league after a super long hiatus, and I know I pushed a lot of people’s buttons along the way, it wasn’t until recently, the last season or two of my GMing career that I changed my ways to showcase how I can truly be, and my personality, etc. So how did we get here? Well… let’s hop back to the end of the S65 season when the VHLM commissioner
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  3. Hi Everyone! As you all know, the 2020 Holiday Bonanza came to a close last night, and was a rousing success! Between the holiday drive and the holiday auctions, the league managed to raise an astounding $3300 in the name of charity! Of that money, $2685 was donated through the league paypal, while direct donations added over $600 CAD to the tally. The league will be adding $515 to the $2685 donated through our paypal, to send an incredible $1600 CAD to each organization, Food Banks Canada and Feeding America! This means that the TOTAL contribution from the VHL and its members is a
    25 points
  4. The VSN writing staff knew we wanted to do something special for the VHL’s 75th season. Not since S64 when league historian @Victor ranked the VHL’s past and present stars in a series of Top-10 articles had a large scale ranking of the league’s best ever players been compiled and VSN felt it was time. Over the past few months, an expert panel of members whose experience ranges almost the entirety of the VHL's existence set out to rank the top 75 players in league history regardless of position. Each panelist submitted a ranking of their top players and then an average ranking was devised to co
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  5. Welcome to Around the VHL - S75 Episode 3 - December 23rd, 2020 It’s been another exciting VHL season and now, at last, we turn our attention to the playoffs and the storylines that come with everyone’s favourite time of the season. Will the Vancouver Wolves be able to repeat? They’re certainly looking strong, finishing with the third-best record in the league (46-22-4, 96 points) but more importantly, the most wins and the highest goal differential (+62). With Andrew Su setting a new career high with 106 points (his second-straight over the 100-point
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  6. VSN PRESENTS: THE SEASON 76 MOCK DRAFT Hey there everyone, MattyIce here, and I hope you're having a great day and thanks for dropping in to read our stuff! It's draft day soon and this is the time when moves are made, players get drafted and VHL franchises get ready for the upcoming season while planning ahead for their futures. I mentioned in my preview article that this draft is the first in many seasons that the GM player rule had been dropped, meaning no GM player may reserve a first-round pick to claim their player to their team. This draft has a top
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  7. MattyIce

    Thank You

    It's been awhile since I wrote a media spot since I've been scouting for VSN, so I'm going to divert attention from there and take some inspiration from another thread done earlier this week and thank some people I owe a great deal to. First, @Motzaburger. You claimed me twice for Mexico City, once in s67 where I went IA (when I had no idea what I was doing) and the second time in s71 (when I was just a welfare bum). I owe you big. Next, my first real bud, @Hylands. It seems I've ended up following you wherever you went, lol. VSN, GM chat, wherever else haha.
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  8. Let's start with a nice honest preamble – it sucks to compete against a dynasty in the VHL. I've been on both ends of the divide in my time in the league but from S68 to S73 there was one clear dominant team and that wasn't mine. Like many others, appreciation for the 'Class of '67' Seattle Bears came fairly late for me which is the case with any dynasty – you hate playing against them and then you look back and think, damn, they were pretty good weren't they. That said, I've never hated the Bears, I've always been perplexed by them more than anything. I remember in S70, with the Bears coming
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  9. It's that time again! Time for another mock draft. This one not quite so early, so I expect all my predictions to be spot on. I get to match players with teams this time too, as the draft lottery went down yesterday(RIP LA). It appears the first five or so picks should be a shoo in, although after that it is a dogfight. I know my predictions are going to turn out wrong because there are so many capable players that are available. I also get to compare this mock draft to the 'wayyy to early' one I did a couple weeks ago. Now, without further ado, into the mock draft! With the
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  10. 10th Annual Unofficial VHL Regular Season Awards – S75 Another exciting regular season has come to a close. That means we can dole out some regular season awards! Welcome everyone to the 10th Annual Unofficial VHL Regular Season Awards honoring S75! Thank you to everyone that reads this. I’m always looking for new award ideas. Please keep the award suggestions coming! These awards have been created by me. There is no voting process and they are not officially recognized by the VHL Board of Governors. I wrote descriptions for most of these award names in the original award post.
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  11. Ondrej Ohradka Retires A press conference was called to announce that S68 draftee Ondrej Ohradka is retiring. Ohradka read from a prepared statement: Thank you to everyone for coming. Today, I am announcing my retirement from the VHL. I just wanted to take the time to thank some people who helped me in my career and some of the friends who I’ve met along the way. First, I would like to thank the four organizations that I had the pleasure of playing for: the Minnesota Storm , the Saskatoon Wild , the Calgary Wranglers and especially the Pr
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  12. Salutations VHLiens, It's that time of year again. The most controversial forum topic of the off-season is back for it's 7th-annual satirical judgement of the next generation of VHL stars. Despite this being largely a comedic / groaner type of media, my unquestionable status as a sim hockey legend does lend some weight to the status I give out to the rookie crop of VHLers every season. In a future BUST OR LICK, we will be analyzing the results of previous BUST OR LICK articles (or maybe I'll bring in an unbiased third-party researcher) to really show how accurate my ability to pred
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  13. S75 Philadelphia Reapers – The greatest VHLM team of all-time The history books will forever show that the Philadelphia Reapers won the S75 Founder’s Cup. Kids will act out Tom Eagles amazing end to end rush to score the Cup winning overtime goal. Fans will long tell the heroics of goaltender Jacob Carson, who’s .921 save % is the best performance in the playoffs in more than 10 seasons. Or they’ll talk about the perseverance of long-term Reapers like captain Darius Marimoto or assistant captains Carson Walkers and Jacob Carson. There are other feats by the team which w
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  14. @Toast is back in the VHL, and it seems like we are getting the real deal this time around – not the charred discount version who made a cameo in the early 60's. In fact, it seems like Toast found his motivation back, as Phoenix Dawson currently looks like one of the better prospects available in the S76 VHL Entry Draft. And is there really a single better way to show you're back than by donating 40$ in the league's Holiday Donation Drive and winning an auction for a custom media spot by yours truly – among other things, notice my title and profile picture, which I will be showing off for the
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  15. So, a slight change in staffing. @Seabass is remaining as part of my internal strats crew as his insights are valuable to me and I don't want to lose that, but he has decided to relinquish the AGM job in particular, so that a new guy could get an opportunity. As a result, there just so happens to be a new guy who is already a member of Prague, has already stepped up to help with some draft scouting due to being in a few different VHLM discords, and I'm definitely happy to give him such a role, both as a matter of giving him a resume for future jobs, as well as seeing the backstage
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  16. Thank you all for your votes, congratulations to the following nominees (2 or more nominations): @bigAL @Doomsday @fishy @fromtheinside @Hex Universe @Jubis @Jubo07 @Mr_Hatter @rjfryman @thadthrasher And well done to everyone else who received nominations this season: @Bacon @Berocka @BladeMaiden @Blazzer @dasboot @Dil @GustavMattias @IamMOOSE @Josh @Kylrad @MattyIce @MexicanCow123 @PatrikLaine @Renomitsu @Ricer13 @Riley_Couture @ROOKIE745 @rory @Spartan @Webberj If you'd like to know what you got nomina
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  17. WOOOOOO YEAAAAH BABY THATS WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THATS WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT.. WOOOOOOOOO
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  18. Moving on to our newest, but quickly becoming among the most valued awards, the Frederik Elmebeck Trophy. Named in the honor of Frederik Elmebeck, a wonderful man who engaged our community with incredible passion and positivity before he was taken from us all far too soon. This award is to honor the lasting legacy of Elmebeck by recognizing the member who best served the VHL community. This season, the nominees, as selected by you, the VHL community, are: @bigAL, for his energetic leadership with the World Juniors Championship, along with his podcast, donations, and work with the V
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  19. Hey look, it didn’t pick any duplicates this year! As I mentioned on the stream, if you would prefer a prize in a lower tier than what you have won just let us know and we’ll accommodate that instead. We’ll be getting in touch with all the winners soon to get shipping and stuff sorted out, specifically that grand prize is gonna be a bitch haha. So, enough talking, who won? Tier 1 - 2 VHL Donation perks - This is not the rewards from the charity drive but rather our normal donation perks which can be found here. Pick whichever two you want no doubling up though. If you won in tier 1
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  20. It's that time again, people of the VHL, the World Junior Championship is here again! The top, young players of the VHL are gathered once again to represent their nations on the ice and battle for the gold! Last season, Team Europe captured gold against the underdog in Team World. Teams like Asia and Canada will be looking to return to medals, while USA and World will be trying to upgrade their medals and take Europe's crown as the champions. With the tournament beginning on Monday, let's take a look at each team and their players and see what they have to offer.TEAM ASIAManager: @BlazzerAvera
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  21. Congratulations to Dmax and the Philadelphia Reapers for winning the S75 Founders cup. With the season now officially over we have a few announcements to make! I want to personally thank @InstantRockstar for being a VHLM GM for 10 seasons and being San Diego's first (and only) GM. He was always dedicated to his team and always stuck up for his players. He will be missed as a GM. So to announce the new San Diego Marlins General Manager I also wanted to thank @ColeMrtz for the time he’s spent being the GM of the Mississauga Houn
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  22. ATST

    Explanation

    So I owe people an explanation mainly anyone on or involved with the Wild. @Doomsdaymainly. A few people know this but I was scheduled to go get some tests done. My doctor suspected what I feared most. I got the results the day I left...and It confirmed what I feared. Cancer. I'm not saying this so people forgive me, they have every right to be upset. I'm saying this because VHL has always been my family. Regardless of how long I left I always came back. I was scared when I got the news. I panicked...I felt lost. I'm going to fight this, I wil
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  23. Some members are writing about their 2020 here, but I won't do that. Mainly because there was nothing out of ordinary things that happened with me last year. Even with C-19 thing. I still have a job, place to live and I had a fun summer. So instead of that I'm just gonna do more boring stuff and type something about Riga Reign's S75 because this was an interesting one. I'll name stuff that I liked in this season and what not really. - 29 wins. A pleasant surprise. We didn't have a hell of a roster and most likely we were expected to score less wins. But our players did everything t
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  24. bigAL

    S75 WJC GM - Team USA

    WORLD JUNIORS HYYYYYYYPE We all know that the hiring of the WJC GMs marks the beginning of the World Juniors calendar each year. WJC Commissioners have the unenviable job of sorting through the many applicants and choosing only five to be awarded the honour of being hired. These incredibly important managers have the responsibility to build a competitive team of young VHLers, with the pressure of the whole country, continent, or world behind them. The people hired as GMs will set the tone for the team throughout the whole tournament by selecting players, building chemistry on t
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  25. Cornholio

    WSJ Walks Away

    This is bittersweet. I've had a blast and a great ride with my first player in this league, Wolf Stansson, Jr. Or was it really my first? For some reason I may have been McLovin or Sexy McSexington a very long time ago, like during the first decade of this league or something. Not sure why I didn't last long. But yeah, I made an effort to stick around all those seasons with Wolf Stansson, Jr. If the forum search tool is correct, I created Wolf Stansson, Jr. just over a year and half ago (June 2019) and time sure flies by fast. I guess as is the practice with those kind of pieces, I should be t
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  26. Many people know that updaters are there to approve your work and give you TPE. And yes, that is not wrong. However, the job can be tough especially during Christmas or an event that keeps giving free TPE out like it’s growing from money trees. I’ve been updating for a bit now and have noticed some things that slow down the updating process significantly. SO THIS IS A GUIDE TO HELPING YOUR FELLOW UPDATERS First off, press conferences! I’ve seen far too many people linking the questions instead of your answers. The questions are made by someone else hence they are not f
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  27. Wow, alright... We did it Malmo! From hard going in the regular season and battling it hard in the playoffs we did it. Your hard work payed off and I have to say that my role here was truly minor. You are the people that deserve this! From our retiring HoF player Condor Adrienne @OrbitingDeathto guys who have done so much for the franchise - @Hylands and @Zetterberg, @BigTittySmitty and @tfong, @Snussu and @Sharkstrong! Our newest guys in @Molholt (For allowing me to keep you steady as our backup if we ever needed you) @Infernaland @Cxsquared - you couldn't be replaced in this playoff run,
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  28. Merry Christmas everyone and well done on surviving to the last few days of 2020! We're past the wildcard round of the playoffs (bye-bye London), so it's time to open up the S75 Fredrik Elmebeck Memorial Trophy nominations! Every member can nominate one other member who they feel demonstrated great work ethic, passion for the VHL, and/or made some notable contribution which in your eyes made them stand out in S75. There are no restrictions on who you nominate, but we will not necessarily vote for someone in a position of power. This should whittle it down to a few candi
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  29. VHL.com is often doing stories from around the league. These come about through our own investigations, but most of the time we are informed of what is going on by players, staff, and managers. Well, as S75 is close to ending and the move to playoff hockey begins there are some who are looking forward to the S75 WJC. With that, many eager and young players and staff have sought after the honor of being named a General Manager of their respective Nation. The hope for them is that this will give them some experience in managing a team, so that when they grow old, tired, and broken they can still
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  30. I'm thankful for the VHL existing, for me personally it's been nice to have another social outlet, especially in 2020. I will give a general thank you to everyone involved in making the place run, commissioners, staff, updaters, bog, simmers, gms, heck even the agms, and any other position I'm not thinking of at the moment. Individual shout outs in no particular order @DMaximus and @Beaviss - The only GMs I've had outside of the international tournaments. Thank you for being good peeps and helping me learn the ropes. Also for never once pushing me to do more than wh
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  31. Ok I’m thankful for all these people @iRockstarI can’t thank you enough for everything you know how I’m grateful to have you as a GM and as someone I’ve had since day one and looking at our relationship I’m honestly got nothing but great things to say i appreciate everything Ok so that one has got out of way here’s everybody else that I’m thankful for since you’ve a long helped/ been therefore some good and bad throughout my process as a first gen it’s even things non VHL things like games, just good chats or even support that I’ve gotten for things I couldn’t say t
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  32. Good evening, VHL!! It's time once again for the annual awards show, which will be hosted by yours truly once again! The show will be presented LIVE at 9 PM EST, with this post serving as a holder for the results to be pasted into afterwards for easier viewing. Hope to see you all then! RESULTS:
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  33. The awards presentation is nearly over, but I just wanted to drop in and say thank you to those of you who nominated me for the Frederik Elmebeck Trophy! I'm so honored to have been the designated winner of such a prestigious award, and I deeply appreciate the grace this community has given me as I approached it with a new and scary topic. I hope to see the league continue to grow in this direction of inclusivity in the coming seasons!! Thank you again! I'd also be crazy to overlook the huge impact that my fellow nominees have had on the community in the past season. Congratulation
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  34. Well here we are, another season has passed and I am already back delivering the Miami Marauder Team awards to the next batch of superstars to come across this locker room. We have some returning members and some new members and all of which are deserving of recognition to some degree. However we could only choose a select few to receive our annual team awards and each of the recipients are more than deserving. I will announce each winner and breakdown why I think they are deserving of their awards and I may even drop and honorable mention or two for players that deserve a special shoutout. So
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  35. Welcome to Around the VHL - S75 Episode 4 - January 8th, 2021 It’s playoff time! We aren’t too far away now from finding out who will hoist the league’s ultimate prize, the Continental Cup, at the conclusion of S75. And speaking of S75 - if you haven't yet, make sure you check out VSN's Top 75 players from the first 75 seasons of VHL history! A lot of our writers have put in a lot of fantastic work on this series and we are so excited to bring you this trip down memory lane. Check out the first instalment (51-75) here! The playoffs began with a bit of a surpr
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  36. Team Canada World Junior Roster Selection Announcement It’s that time of year again as the hockey world prepares for it’s annual celebration of youth hockey as the World Juniors is scheduled to kick off soon. Every year this tournament is watched and enjoyed by millions of Canadians around our country, and this year the hype has been building to enormous levels in anticipation for the announcement of the Team Canada roster. Well the wait is officially over! Today myself and Canada’s Assistant General Manager @tcookie are excited to unveil our roster for the Season 75 W
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  37. I had this idea in my head to see how VHL members were doing both in and out of the VHL across 2020. Feel free to join the thread. When 2020 first started, I wasn't aware of the VHL or the existence of sim leagues as a whole. I was just in school, doing sports and doing well in all my classes. I ended up getting my Bronze Medallion and Cross during January-February. Heading into March, I was excited because spring football was right around the corner and I had been training all winter to prepare. Little did I know that the next 9 months would be like nothing I've seen before.
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  38. Being a GM, a commish, and admin, a simmer. Really outside of being a generic member is a thankless job. I myself have not always agreed with every choice made. I'm far from perfect myself though i can admit it and also realize that not every choice made will please everyone. In light of a human error we saw crying on a level, that i admit got my blood boiling. The blue team, and our simmers do this for 0 pay, giving up real world hours they could be doing other things. Instead they give up free time to make this league a fun experience for us. Attacking them for things like a hum
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  39. @Motzaburger is a snack that smiles back. Hello and welcome to Season Five of The Talents Behind the Trophies! In this series, we delve deep into the history of the Victory Hockey League to learn more about the players that the various awards of the VHL and VHLM are named after. Many times, people covet a trophy, yet they don't know the story behind the player the award is named for. Personally, I feel that the stories of these players should be told. You see, these awards were initially named after NHL players, eventually taking the name of VHL players who personified the spirit
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  40. frescoelmo

    Ban Thread

    @mazefreak, another @st4rface multi has been banned indefinitely
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  41. So I claimed my free week from the holiday donation drive this week and I have no real reason to be writing this...but I guess rewards from said event are stacking up and I'm incredibly bad at organizing things (see: literally every Town of Salem game where I screw something up), so I'm going to write up a little blurb here so I can claim one of those doubles weeks instead of forgetting it exists. This will probably come across as a big wall of self-pity, or asking for attention or positive reassurance, but I want to get out there that I'm not looking for anything like that. It's
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  42. Done well at work. Won’t go in depth but our territory has one of the best records. Our area has been injury free for 3 entire years as well (all injuries). I put too much on my shoulders and it eats me away.. something I’ll need to work on but at least the results have mostly all been strong. Girlfriend discovered a tumour in May, was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma in August, and was cleared of cancer in December after 4 chemotherapy cycles. She is the strongest warrior. What an experience... all I can say. Fingers crossed it doesn’t comeback.. Quit smoking cigaret
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  43. This seasons dispersal draft is stacked and gems are all over the place if scouts choose to dig deeper, there's all kinds of player builds too which should give the whole management a job to do while each team tries to build the next championship contender. If you are a manager looking for steals or just a player checking on the other draftees, thanks for tuning in. Today I wanted to take a look at some players I would try to draft if I were a general manager next season and give a little draft profile for each of my top line selections, maybe a GM sleeping will wake up or a name n
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  44. As with anything that America does, please stand for THE National Anthem! Now that your hearts have been warmed by the sweet melody of freedom look below to see Team USA's Roster Selection As the S75 Playoffs are nearing the end of its course many are left wondering, "what's next?" Well, there is no need to look any further! As we wrap up the S75 Playoffs the World Junior Championship goes into full-swing! Many in the VHLM are watching and waiting, hoping to have their name called and to be placed on the most elite WJC team there is, Team USA! The
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  45. Victor

    Ban Thread

    Account has now been deleted and IP banned.
    10 points
  46. The Helsinki Titans S76 roster will welcome six prospects into the fold. The Titans project to have a favorable balance between veteran players and rookies to groom into future stars of the league. With @BladeMaidenon board for her first full season as the Titans AGM, the Titans are setup for success in more ways than one. Returning Core Center - Ola Vikingstad @Dil Center - Valtteri Vaakanainen RW - Patrik Laine @PatrikLaine LW - Bob Helminen @Big Bob D - Spencer Elsby @Spence King D - Erik Summers @Erik Summers D - Emi Rune @Emi G - Zamboni Driver @Tape-to-Tape
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  47. bigAL

    S75 WJC GM - Team Canada

    WORLD JUNIORS HYYYYYYYPE Becoming a GM at the World Junior Championship is a big deal. It's only fair that we make the announcements for these prestigious jobs a big deal too. Someone messaged me today and said, "wow you're going to write a media spot for every single hire?" I accepted that as a challenge. Team USA's GM was announced yesterday. Thad had been a lock since the first round of applications. Today, we'll meet Thad's North American rival: Team Canada. Your Team CANADA General Manager for the S75 World Cup is...... The
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  48. It wasn't long ago that we saw the application video tape from Las Vegas Aces goaltender Thadius Sales. You can find that video by clicking here. Sales' video blew up the VHL organization. Leadership from within the league, whether in the VHL or VHLM took notice of Sales' video and many were impressed. Players and fans banded together to support Sales after seeing the video. Pretty soon, threats came across the desks of WJC council members, all varying in severity. Some threatened the life and limbs of particular WJC council members such as @bigAL and @rjfryman while most threatene
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  49. The VHL as a whole tends to slow down during the offseason. The VHL and M drafts along with Free Agency provide some activity but it doesn't usually hold up the entire offseason, leading to quite a bit of inactivity until training camps commence. In the past, many members have tried to keep active during the offseason but nothing seems to stick. Myself, in partnership with @Zetterberg and @MexicanCow123 have come up with not only a solution to the offseason inactivity but also something that benefits the league as a whole: The Victory ProAM Tournament! What is the Victory ProAM Tournament?
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  50. So, here is my official application... @bigAL @rjfryman
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