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  1. Sonnet

    Stepping Down and Away

    Hello, VHL I've made the decision recently to step down from not only my role as VHLM Commissioner, but from the VHL as a whole for a little while. Life is starting to finally ramp up for me after graduating in May; the pandemic has kept me sidelined and unemployed the entire time. This week, I managed to nab three interviews with different companies- one of which will be a full day evaluation and conversation. I'm a bit stressed, to say the least. No matter what happens, it seems like a lot of things are about to change for me. If any one of these three companies decid
    23 points
  2. Hello All, As you all know @Sonnet has recently stepped down as VHLM Commissioner. They sent us on the hunt for a new Commissioner that can operate the VHLM with @diamond_ace . We interviewed several candidates, who we felt were all very qualified and it was a difficult decision when it came down to picking one person for the job. That being said we believe we have found the person that's the best fit for the job and will lead the VHLM with Diamond Ace. We believe he is a great choice for the role as someone who does fantastic work with VHLM players on a daily basis, and can assis
    21 points
  3. The more I think about this, the grumpier I get. Yes. Full stop. Like we said in the forum/discord debate, we can be both. Surprise, the sim league experience is more fun, rewarding, and retaininging(?) when you bond and become friends with the people around. I think it's been extra important as our lives outside the house have shut down because 2020. If your first complaint is that people have brought their social lives into the VHL, then that's super shitty. We're not some 9-5 job where we're all "coworkers" and can't share our personal lives, interests, and hobbies with each
    16 points
  4. @ShawnGlade I just want to say how disappointing it is to hear you bash the VHLM GMs. For a guy that left Dil in the dark for months I think you have NO wiggle room to even contemplate bashing anyone for doing anything. You didn't help Halifax whatsoever and left Dil to do everything, and you just did nothing. I do also want to say that there is a majority of us GM's that do our own recruiting, but of course we're going to ask the AGM to do it too, it a) helps them prepare for GMing and having to do pitching on their own and b) keeps them busy and engaged and more importantly c) h
    15 points
  5. Beketov

    Couple of Small notices

    Hello Everyone, Couple of really small notes today just to get them out of the way before playoffs start which should be within the week! First up, as you like likely noticed I didn't use the members tag at the top there. The reason for this is pretty simple: it's busted. Most people have likely noticed this already but best to make a point of it. Group mentions do still work, just not the members tag specifically. We're pretty sure the group is just too large. The dev is working on it right now to add a queue for larger tags so that they can function again but for now it doesn't w
    15 points
  6. Berocka

    Farewell VHL

    A quick goodbye… So, I have spent my 8 seasons with Sundqvist, and I think it as a good time as any to write this post. Firstly, thank you to the whole Blue (I won't tag you) crew. I know my wild ideas have been hard to take seriously and I am glad that you did not take them seriously at all. Thank you for the updater job I feel like it was my way of giving back to the community a little bit. Next thank you to my 3 GMs I had during Sundqvists career. @GustavMattias, @Rayzor_7 & @Banackock. You are all great people who did a lot of great and important thi
    14 points
  7. Why are people commenting here, shouldn't we just have the conversation in discord /s
    13 points
  8. I wanted to take a moment to respond to the article posted by @ShawnGlade. I wanted this to be short but through considerable effort I can’t unpack the cacophony of crap spewed out by Mr. Glade in short order. As a teammate on the Vancouver Wolves with SG III I’m disgusted and disheartened by his comments, but remarkably unsurprised. Starting with your first point Shawn, I think your toxic personality is still front and center at this point. Whatever likely halfhearted apologies you made should likely be replaced by every GM you just tired to bury but we’ll get to that. I
    12 points
  9. The most exciting VHLM game of the season (so far) As we move past the opening third of the season, I’d like to highlight the most exciting VHLM game of season 74 to this point (we’re currently at game 168). Game 74 - Yukon Rush vs. Las Vegas Aces Does the sim know that this is season 74 and that it should make game 74 special? Did the players of each of the teams sub-consciously know they should go all out for this one for that same reason? Whatever the case may be, this game was an evenly-matched back and forth battle ultimately requiring an extra shootout round to end i
    12 points
  10. Advantage

    My NYA Dream Team

    After seeing a more modern take on the New York Americans dream team earlier this week from @TheFlash, I decided to explore it further than what the Portals All-Time Statistics tell us. I spent a significant amount of my time in the VHL on the New York Americans with players like Ryan Sullivan, Brick Wahl, Benjamin Dupont, Atticus von Braxton IV and Ryan Sullivan Jr all spending time on the team. I also was the GM for a significant amount of time (14 seasons) which saw us win 2 Continental Cups and create a dynasty that has been matched by few. With that being said, I wanted to co
    12 points
  11. ROOKIE745

    1000 TPE thank you

    As I type this, I sit at 998 TPE, on the brink of a major milestone for a first gen player. By the time I finish this I imagine my trivia update will have gone through but I thought it was time to thank several people again at such a milestone. I joined the VHL back in November 2019 thanks to @Enoramawhen I saw him on the NHL.66 site with that sexy dragon's logo, I hope I've made you proud Eno, did you think I'd make it to 1000 TPE on my first player? I should also extend the thanks to @McWolfas always, thank you man for the help. Forgive me if I'm wrong here but @JeffDyou were AGM of Halifax
    12 points
  12. Hello, and welcome to the first edition of a new season of Under 250: The VHLM Report. In these series, we will be taking a look at the trends and topics from the past week in the VHLM. What twists and turns will our minor league hold? Stay tuned to find out! The Review Eighteen games into the season and we have already found a hierarchy of teams to make up the standings. The Western Conference is leading the way with high performing teams, while the Eastern Conference is more balanced throughout, as even its worst two teams have found some small successes.
    12 points
  13. In case you didn't know Europe won the World Juniors this season, Here is a little song Venus Thightrap sang to her Euro sisters to honor their Victory. @Renomitsu and @Riley_Couture this is dedicated to you and all the future Euro ladies. @PatrikLaine I know you wanted to see this become a thing. You all have no idea how many times i sang this in my head to make sure it was on point. Hope this makes you all smile and yes I am now the damn Beyonce of VHL lol just call me Queen B or i guess in Venus's case Queen V lol Euro Ladies (Put A Puck In It) (Ladies on the Ice
    11 points
  14. 9th Annual Unofficial VHL Regular Season Awards – S74 Another exciting regular season has come to a close. That means we can dole out some regular season awards! Welcome everyone to the 9th Annual Unofficial VHL Regular Season Awards honoring S74! 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. L
    10 points
  15. So a while back when only 12 games of the season was played, I did a progress report of the Las Vegas Aces to that I planned to visit back some time near the end to see what's improved with our current roster players. It isn't a progress report without any progress after all. Anyways this will probably be the last time I do this shit this season because this takes a while to make. One of the few changes I have this time around will have a little bit of text showing how much TPE the players have earned since last report along with the newly updated stats. Here's the old progress report if you w
    10 points
  16. European Wildcard Showdown Preview The Prague Phantoms vs The Helsinki Titans It's playoff time ladies and gentlemen! The playoffs are always an exciting time, it's where you usually see everyone firing at all cylinders and just givin' her 100% out there. The overall emotion on the ice also peaks and you can see the beginning of great rivalries being built. That just may be what we're about to see with the European Conference wildcard showdown between the Prague Phantoms and the Helsinki Titans. Both teams have been rather close to each other in the standings all season long
    10 points
  17. Love this. We're paying to host the forums, the forums are where the history is captured, the forum clicks/views/activity is how we measure success of the community. Let's get people here! One change I'd love to see (and was about to post in the suggestions section) is that I'd love to see Team Tags. I know I'd find my D.C. games easier in the forum if I was pinged every time a D.C. Game Thread was uploaded.
    10 points
  18. I don’t like to toot my own horn (okay, sometimes I do, but who doesn’t?). The Seattle Bears have been rolling the last many seasons and have created one of the best, if not best, dynasties this league has ever seen. Being someone that is massively passionate about helping out the league in this role, but also just for the role in itself, it’s been an absolute blast the last 26 seasons (4-5 years real life) leading the Bears team. It’s been coming for a little while now. I think the talks starting happening around win 800-900? The boys and myself in the locker room saying it would be nice to b
    10 points
  19. SEASON 75 PRELIMINARY MOCK DRAFT The season is over and the playoffs have already begun. The quest for the Continental Cup has begun. For some teams and members, a different game is being played… The planning and scheming for the upcoming entry draft has started... And this draft is like no other... It’s a big one, 'that’s what she said'. This draft has many solid players in the first round. The second round and third round talent alone may shape the future of any VHL team looking for some franchise depth and skill contr
    9 points
  20. With 2 wins on Sunday, the Moscow Menace have clinched the 2nd Victory Cup as VHL regular season champions in franchise history, since then earning their 100th point of the season. With 4 games to go, the Menace have the chance to eclipse their S70 record of 50 wins and 105 points (with 49 and 100, respectively, at present). "I stood in this very room 10 seasons ago and said that I hoped that if I made it to 10 seasons as GM of this franchise, it would be with at least one Continental Cup to our name," GM Victor Alfredsson said in his post-game press conference. "The boys delivered
    9 points
  21. Well, another trade deadline has passed, meaning all new creates and recreates will be entering the season 76 draft class. Looking at this list and speaking for myself (and perhaps you've noticed as well), there's something crazy about this draft class that I haven't seen since I joined (regularly) in Spring of 2020. If you haven't noticed, I'll tell ya... OVER THREE-HUNDRED NEW CREATES/RECREATES Yeah, you read/saw that right. Currently in the VHLM, some teams are playing 4th liners. That's how far the VHL has come and it's a testament to the solid and co
    9 points
  22. ...the VHLM has a problem. I'm not applying to be VHLM commish for some real-life reasons (running drafts isn't something I could ever guarantee I'd be there for with my current schedule, and I'm in the busiest semester I've had yet with probably at least a couple more at this level to come), but that doesn't mean I don't have my ideas. And they're strongly-held enough that I figured I'd get them out there before news of the next hire broke so I don't look like I'm saying "hey, [REDACTED], here's what you should be doing with your job now that you've got it." These are just my own opinions on
    9 points
  23. JigglyGumballs

    them wek

    So theme week arrives once more. This season's theme is making your own dream team. This is honestly something I wasn't really looking forward for. Mostly because I'll have to take a look at individual players and actually think what players would be good for a "dream team." At first I thought that I should do VHL. Looking at the greatest players of all time and then forming a team from there. Then I said fuck it, I'm doing a VHLM one with emphasis on recent memory. So let's just get on with it. And by recent memory, I mean S72 at the earliest. Adam Syreck - LW @Spade18
    9 points
  24. So as we should all know, the VHL is a sim league. The engine we use is STHS or Simon T Hockey Simulator. I think that the sim engine has done it's job really well, and I don't think other sim engines will produce the same results. So why am I talking about this? Well first I'd like to introduce you to this new series called How the Fuck Did You? The series that looks at games between two teams and asks the ever important question of "How the fuck did you lose to THAT team?" So yeah, I'm essentially shaming teams at this point in another article that I'm making for the sake of making an artic
    9 points
  25. We are Back VHL! That is right it is the VSN Australia Podcast. Today we are looking back at the S67 draft and rank the top 2 rounds from 20 to 1. Let me know what you think and who was too high or too low! Hope you all enjoy. https://anchor.fm/berocka-vhl/episodes/VSN-Australia---S67-Redraft-ekeste Also make sure to check out my other mates in the VSN! Under 250 | Shaw Division Preview | Low Division Preview | Ringless | BOG Update Thank you all have a great day!
    9 points
  26. BOG UPDATE Week of October 4th The Board of Governors did have a bit of a slower off-season with much of the focus being on our regular off-season voting in Awards and Hall of Fame. However, with the season now well-underway, we are starting to see an increase in new topics, which will be the focus of this week’s Board of Governors update. The only topic from last week that still is in progress is the League Survey, which I am working on the side to hopefully present to the Administrators and Board of Governors next week. Hopefully with quick approval we can get
    9 points
  27. Gustav noises I guess I forgot to mention I was at work until 9 tonight. Oh well. Slightly-past-9 comes and it's time to kill @a_Ferk. Claiming to be a BODYGUARD, he stays quiet as the case against him builds. As is always what comes next after something like that, he gets lynched. He was the GODFATHER. Night 4 begins now! Day 5 should be coming around 8 or so tomorrow. List of those alive (11):
    8 points
  28. It’s the Mississauga Hounds now. A great team managed by @ColeMrtz and @Bacon. The Hounds is also the team that Lee Xin started out with. His stats, amazing because it’s all 0. Team Review Because of the very successful recruitment drive, majority of the teams see themselves with a full roster and it includes Mississauga. The Hounds have players from every cap situation, from low to capped. They have in their hand’s players like Askarov, Tsujimoto, Bedard and the L and R brothers. All their players are also above the 70 tpe mark. The Hounds were also home to players like Patrik T
    8 points
  29. Shawn in your last 2 seasons as my AGM all you did was trivia and that too I had to remind you. You would barely get them up in like a Friday/Saturday.
    8 points
  30. bigAL

    All-AGM Dream Team

    All-AGM Dream Team We all know the common refrain: AGMs hAvE nO rIgHtS Ugh. UGH. What a slap in the face to the hard work the AGMs do assisting the general manager. If we’re being real here, what does a GM even do? Collect the paycheque and delegate, I say. But I digress. Today, the Assistant General Managers of the league are going to get their due with this All-AGM dream team. AGMs are the backbone of the spine of the VHL. They assist when no one else will; they support the managers, captains, and players emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
    8 points
  31. Podcast Link: https://anchor.fm/spartan56/episodes/The-Spartan-and-Fishy-Show-6-ft--Moose---Dream-Team-eks962 Special thanks to @fishy and @IamMOOSE for hopping on this one with me to discuss how our players and teams are doing so far, and then discussing our dream teams. My Team: @IamMOOSE - @McWolf - @fonziGG @fishy - @fever95 @Mr_Hatter Fishy's Team: @Renomitsu - @BladeMaiden - @Blazzer @Spartan - @fishy @solas Moose's Team: @twists - @dlamb - @PatrikLaine @Spartan - @Emi @DarkSpyro Hono
    8 points
  32. Hello everyone! It's time for my announcement of the USA roster for season 74! Forwards Isabella Campbell 344 TPE @Banackock Cole Newhook 338 TPE @GrittyIsKing09 Brian Strong Jr 276 TPE @Wheaties John Leclair II 329 TPE @flyersfan1453 Chris Reynolds 245 TPE @Crstats23 Nicholas Sunderbruch 202 TPE @NickSunderbruch Keith Krestanovich 329 TPE @Boragina Gary Rush 294 TPE @G_Rush Carson Walkers 170 TPE @Cwalker Defense Lester Green 343 TPE @Smarch Chance Rust 319 TPE @turkey2349 Muffbeav 187 TPE @.sniffuM Chase
    8 points
  33. Before I announce the roster for this season's Team World, I first want to say that I'm very grateful to have been selected as GM for this team. I'm super excited that I got a chance to come back in a different way. I also want to give a huge thanks to @Zetterberg for helping me through this process. And without further ado... S74 WJC Team World Roster: Forwards: Jared Willis @BlueMaple Wolf Weiss @Matmenzinger Kasey Tamm @kesytamm Jeff Odinson @GoldGear88 Pistil Stamen @DMaximus Alek Andreshnikov @PuckPushers Joe Ke
    8 points
  34. Acydburn

    S74 WJC GMs Hired

    We had a lot of quality applicants this season and it was a difficult decision and wasn't taken lightly. I encourage everyone who didn't get the position to not be frustrated and to keep applying for the World Juniors and other positions in the league. We notice names who keep applying. Without further adieu.... @rjfryman and myself will contact these GMs shortly. Congratulations to those selected. If you did not get the job don't be discouraged and please apply again next season.
    8 points
  35. SHAW DIVISION PREVIEW It has been a little bit and the season is underway. However, we still will release our division previews. In this edition, we move into the Shaw Division of the European Conference. Helsinki Titans (49-18-5, Lost in Continental Cup Finals to SEA 4-2) Though Helsinki suffered a bitter defeat in the S73 Continental Cup Finals against the dynasty known as the Seattle Bears, Titans fans have a lot to be excited about. They still have kept most of the gang together with a few minor changes. Rookies Patrik Laine, Oh Sens and Calvin Harvey ar
    8 points
  36. Thanks for generating some forum activity!
    7 points
  37. Here are some #HardTruths: - Ever since you were removed as VHL GM you've had this attitude, and you were removed for not being active enough and bailing on consecutive drafts. The position of VHL GM should be in the hands of a person who is consistently active with no excuses, and when you can't be that person you should give it up on your own accord and not have to be removed. You were hurt by the decision made to remove you, and this is something you admitted in Discord and it's obvious that you're still holding onto that pain. You have to let it go in order to heal. This has be
    7 points
  38. TORONTO, CANADA -- The regular season has concluded today, and the North American brackets have been officially determined; the DC Dragons will face off against the Calgary Wranglers in a best of five qualifying series, where the winner will move forward to challenge the Vancouver Wolves; meanwhile, in a separate environment off-set by Vancouver getting a by and DC and Calgary playing each other in the qualifiers, the defending Seattle Bears engage the Toronto Legion in a best of seven series. Personally, I'm quite excited this time around, even though Toronto made the playoffs in S72 and push
    7 points
  39. Its progression. We went from a small community to a much larger one. There are bound to be cultural changes and something akin to "small town feels" to what essentially is a larger community where people may not know everyone else even and you can meet strangers or other players you've never met before. Yes we've kind of moved form strictly only "VHL Hockey" to become a community that uses the VHL as its core but members participate in a great deal many other things and games. You may not like this but I do personally as the objective to me from day 1 was always not just "bap" but to create a
    7 points
  40. Ricer13

    Miami Dream Team

    Miami has only been around for two and a half seasons but in that short time there has been come certified studs that have come across our locker room. It is still to early to say if the newest players will live up to the hype of the players of the past but I am going to assemble my dream lineup of Miami Marauder's. There will also be some honorable mentions because it was far to difficult to narrow this down to only six players. The Center This was tough because we have had some legendary centers come through the Miami locker room. I went with probably the best offensive cente
    7 points
  41. Acydburn

    S74 WJC Awards

    Another One Bites the Dust! I wanted to thank @Josh for simming and @rjfrymanfor helping with being a commissioner. As well as all the GM's @LatinViking, @JigglyGumballs, @NickSunderbruch, @MattyIce and last but not least @Blazzer So now the awards! S74 World Juniors Award Show Medal Winners Europe World USA WJC All-Team 1 F - Cole Newhook @GrittyIsKing09 F - Venus Thightrap @BladeMaiden F - Rhynex Entertainment @Rhynex Entertainment D - Mikeal Keef @R
    7 points
  42. I was just reading @Spence King’s great article on a possible expansion franchise on the VHLM, and I was intrigued. There is a really good reason for expansion. There is one glaring issue in the league right now that has sparked all this clamouring first expansion. It is the influx of new players from social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook. The VHL has put some energy into marketing on these platforms, and the result is thirty or so new recruits. Only problem? The teams in the M are getting full. There is a maximum player limit on teams, and a lot of teams have
    7 points
  43. Rara Rasputin Junior Review Rara Rasputin, Russia's Greatest Love Machine. Quite a title for an unknown 30-year-old goaltender just entering his first professional season in the VHLM. Yes, that's right, Rasputin turned professional the moment he signed for the Miami Marauders a few weeks ago. What's more, he also became a hockey player in general at the same time. So what has this wonderfully named player been doing up until now? Well he was a professional dancer, but this didn't really work out as he is also ridiculously tall. Then he got obsessed with weight lift
    7 points
  44. Craig Button here with the VHLM draft predictions: The redistribution draft is still a ways off but it is looming so let's take a look at the VHLM and which teams are going to grow and teams that are going to regress. This is an early look so things are bound to change for season 75. (These picks are based on analysts decisions of who best suits the needs of the team.) This comprises the first 2 rounds of the redistribution draft PICK PICK OWNER SELECTED 1 SD Marlins SD Marlins
    7 points
  45. Despite recent tough losses to the Mississauga Hounds and Ottawa Lynx, The Las Vegas Aces have pushed up to second place in the Western Conference, shoving Yukon down to third. This doesn't make a ton of sense; the Aces have only won against really weak teams recently and have oddly fallen to teams such as the two mentioned above and the Miami Marauders. Let's not take away too much credit, though. Vegas has seven wins in their last ten games, grinding out Ws against teams like Yukon, Ottawa, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Diego. This is creating sort of a conundrum, as the Aces seem to be los
    7 points
  46. fonziGG

    VHLM Commissioner

    I'd love to throw my name into the hat. I've been a VHLM AGM and GM, 2X-WJC Commissioner and General Manager as well as a World Cup Commissioner and General Manager. I've also been apart of the recruitment team in multiple ways. I'm currently the AGM of DC as well so I feel like I have plenty of league experience that would be brought into the role. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out Thank you for the opportunity!
    7 points
  47. It is official. The Las Vegas Aces have passed the Saskatoon Wild to claim first place in the Western Conference. And rightfully so, according to a certain VHLM player. Linus Zetterstrom has believed in the Aces’ philosophy from the first day, and has improved as much as the team itself. Last night, a VHLM reporter caught up to Zetterstrom after the Aces’ win against the San Diego Marlins: Reporter: Well, it’s certainly been a successful stretch for the Aces recently, as you guys are on a four game winning streak now. What in particular has driven the team? Linus Zetter
    6 points
  48. (jk I listened and know I'm there as an alternate, but I have to go off of what's listed and really I just wanted to make the meme) @Spartan @fishy and heck @IamMOOSE
    6 points
  49. JigglyGumballs

    VHL Twitter

    So a couple of days ago, @Ricer13 posted on the suggestion thread suggesting that we should push for social media as a form of recruitment with Twitter as the main platform. So far there's now a team that actually manages the VHLM aspect of the Twitter. Yes there's now a team for posting content regarding the VHLM on the VHL Twitter account. We do plan to post daily content featuring some of you guy's awesome work in the VHL in order to showcase the type of stuff we do here. From graphics, to articles, even some VSN if permitted. So why am I writing this? Well I just want to tell you to
    6 points
  50. Today I'm going to show you all how to build your player properly for success. Follow this guide and I can promise you that you WILL find success in one form or another. I'm going to tell you what stats need maxed the most, and what stats need to be just ignored. Sometimes we all need a little help, and I'm here to help you. The absolute best way to put TPE into your player is to put every single bit of it into skating. The reason I say this, is because just in case you don't want to be a hockey player anymore you can always be an Olympic figure skater. Why worry about scoring
    6 points
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