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  1. 4 points
    Spade18

    Excitement ahead of the draft

    You gave enough away as it is! @Elhandon GOING FIRST OTTAWA PICK. LOCK IT IN! YOU'RE WELCOME OTHER VHLM GMS!!!!!
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    Player Information Username: Frank Player Name: Theodore Gauthier Recruited By: Age: 18 Position: C Height: 76 in. Weight: 210 lbs. Birthplace: Gatineau, Quebec Player Page
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    To all those interested parties except the GM of the Olso Drizzle. For those of you who don't know me, call me Barzy. I'm the GM of the Yukon Rush, who are coming off of the best record in recent VHLM memory, and a tough loss in the Founder's Cup finals. I'm writing this as part of my due diligence in scouting young VHLM talent, which isn't as easy as you think. While I can look at your profiles you've been writing, and see who's done what, I'd mostly love to hear from you. Send me a DM or reply to this with a comment on why I should take you in the draft, and why you are excited for this upcoming season! Why the Rush? I can promise you, as the Yukon Rush we will be striving for greatness this season, but sometimes you fall a little short. If it just so happens that the Rush are very far out of the playoff chase as the deadline approaches, I will do everything in my power to move you to a top contender, and make sure you CAN compete. For those of you who want to be Rush, I'll make sure to keep you, and be a good GM. So again, if you'd like to make my scouting for tonight's draft a little bit easier, or make yourself stand out *hint hint* leave a comment or send a DM my way. Finally, I'd like to mention that I just finished my first season in the VHLM, and I'd love to take on some new mentees to show the ropes. Obviously, I don't know everything, but I know just enough to help you get taken in the first round of the VHL draft like I did, and I know some people in high up places who can answer all of your questions.
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    McWolf

    Joseph McWolf's Press Conferences

    I have no shame at all. Clock on EHM is at 1,2k hours according to Steam. That doesn't count the time I played with Wi-Fi turned off, which might be a couple more hundreds. And I have no idea about the exact time for the previous games, but I think I played freeware EHM and EHM 2007 a lot more than I played EHM. Probably 10k hours overall, something like that.
  5. 2 points
    McWolf

    Joseph McWolf's Journey [1/2]

    I; Roots Joseph McWolf was born on January 27th 1998, in Worcester Park, a suburban borough in southern London. His parents, Henry and Fannie McWolf, own the Wolf Gardens Café, a coffee bar founded in 1945 by his grandfather, George McWolf. The Wolf Gardens Café never was the most popular coffee shop around town, but it did bring in enough customers so that the family didn't need any outside help to scrape by. For as long as young Joseph can remember, his brother Oliver and he helped the family by cleaning tables and dishes. His childhood was a fairly uneventful one, because he didn't know any better. On weekdays, he'd wake up early and work a hour or two at the café, then he'd attend school. The café wasn't too busy during the evenings, so it gave him the opportunity to play with his younger brother. They both were pretty active as kids and they took great interest in sports in general so, far and away their favourite evening hobby was to go in parks and join other kids there to play football, rugby or any other sport played at the moment. The brothers liked playing on the same team, as they were complimenting each other fairly well. Oliver was the younger one, with more energy to spare. You could always count on him to do everything in his power to be the one to score the goal, or the try, or anything. On the other side, Joseph had always been more of the laidback type. He never needed to be in spotlight and valued teamwork as high as other kids typically valued scoring goals. Him being the older brother and all also meant that he would always stand tall for Oliver when he would inevitably get in trouble after unintentionally kicking the goalie when he was trying to save the ball. Joseph didn’t mind it though, he felt like it was part of his job to protect the sparkplug. II; Something New Joseph was never at the top of the class in school, but he never failed a class either. He did enough work outside class to get through it and that was about it. His parents always tried to push him to take get better grades so he could attend business administration school, so he could help the family’s Café, but this was obviously never the plan for Joseph. For him, everything was about sports. That was all that mattered. He knew from that young age that his future career would be have to do with sports. Probably football. It would only make sense, with him being a top defender in his school’s team for a couple years. Though he was also invited to take part in the selection camp for the school’s ice hockey team. Hockey isn’t the most popular sport in England, so the team staff had to go out of their way to find enough players to actually have a full roster. He never really took interest in the sport which was mainly because he never learned to properly skate, but he was definitely curious, so he loaned some gear from friends and checked-in for the first practice of the training camp. He figured he had nothing to lose if he gave it a try. Worst case scenario, he doesn’t like it or he doesn’t make the cut and he goes back to playing football. The camp was very rough for McWolf. He knew it would be hard, with him having only limited knowledge of the game and him not really knowing how to skate. He never bothered to do more than just casually skate with his buddies in the neighborhood’s ice rink. In summary, the best he could manage to do on skates was to go forward with awkwardly stiff legs, turn slowly to the let and fall on his ass when he tried to break. Joseph surprisingly discovered himself to have a nice natural skillset that could help him become a great stay-at-home defenseman, according to the team’s coach. He looked to instinctively know where he needed to be in his own zone to help his goaltender and he did manage to takeaway a couple pucks from opposing forwards trying to move passed him. But if he wanted to enjoy any level of success in the sport though, he would definitely need to work on his obvious weaknesses, like skating, passing and just basic hockey sense. III; Early Career Joseph McWolf was finally selected to make his school’s team. He obviously was a lot less dominant in hockey compared to football but, after all those years, he started finding football a bit dull. It’s no fun playing as a defender when most games might end with a 0-0 score, even if you don’t show up. Hockey was miles away from that. He was fascinated by the speed of the game and the stickhandling skills of people dangling around him. This would be a tough challenge for him, he knew that, but it was also going to be a fun challenge. He was up for it. As it was expected, the first season was a terrible one for the Worcester Park kid. Most of the opponents would use the speed difference with the defenseman to easily skate past him, often leaving his partner outnumbered in the defensive zone. He still got a couple of shining moments, though. He stole a couple pucks here and there throughout the season. He even got one single assist when a speedy winger literally just stole from him and went on to score, before he threw it away like he would usually do. But, overall, those moments were far apart from each other and the couple games in between two takeaways felt discouraging. Joseph also felt the rest of the team saw him as a liability, which was right for the most part. IV; Defining Moment However, he did get a chance to redeem himself in a big way as the season was nearing the end. The team’s captain dumped the puck in the offensive zone and try to move past an opposing defenseman to chase the puck down. He reached it first but, while his back towards the play, the defenseman slammed him hard into the board, knocking him out. Joseph didn’t even have to think about it; as soon as the hit unfolded, he skated towards the hitter, dropped his gloves and started into on his helmet. He ended up knocking him as well and was sent to locker room. On the way out, he noticed his teammates were clapping and screaming, all fairly proud that the teenager with no real hockey talent dared to step up when no one else did. The school board awarded McWolf a suspension for the couple remaining games of the season, but he didn’t mind at all. He felt proud of himself for what he did. He protected the team’s best player, kind of like he did for his younger brother when they played football together as kids. This fight changed so many things. His teammates’ opinion of him changed for the best and Joseph now felt like he was part of the crew which, in turn, made him like the sport so much more. He spent the next summer practicing with them with rollers and they all tried to help him get a little better at skating, at passing the puck and at making tough decisions on the run. He was ready to turn the page on this tough first season and move on to the next. V; Future The team’s effort to make McWolf into a better player proved efficient as he quickly became one of their best defensive defenseman. It turns out the coach was right with him; he did possess a nice defensive skillset and just needed to learn the game’s basics to unlock them and become a strong player. In every game, he would make less defensive mistakes, take more pucks away and block more shots than in the previous one. Throughout his high school and college career, Joseph never stopped growing. He started playing late in his life compared to others, but he was a natural at it and he was a quick learner. He finished his college career on a high note, with him being named Defenseman of the Year in his final year, an impressive feat for a defensive defenseman who only managed 3 goals and 20 assists in 48 games. This brought some attention to him from some mid-tier leagues around the globe. There were rumours sending him to a couple of EIHL teams, like the Milton Keynes Lightning and the Guildfore Flames, but Joseph McWolf ended up deciding to move to the VHL’s affiliate league, committing to the 62nd VHLM Entry Draft.
  6. 2 points
    diamond_ace

    Excitement ahead of the draft

    There's an abundance of riches in the upcoming VHLM draft, which certainly makes Ottawa Lynx fans happy, with double picks in each of the first three rounds. As the GM, I don't want to offer too much insight of course, with my fellow GMs scanning through every word I write for a hint of an idea of who I'm planning to take at what spots, but I can speak in vague terms on a few topics. There are enough players in this draft that if every player got drafted, even the inactives, it would fill every team's roster to capacity and then some. Fortunately, there are a lot of guys who made their creation post and then were never seen again, or they signed up midseason last year, chatted a bit, and have already left, so it shouldn't be an issue at all. I will make one point though, and I'll reiterate this as a public service announcement after the draft: if you are a new guy, you're active around the forums at all, and you somehow slip through and don't get drafted, say something. Even if it's just a post in the discussion forum, or a PM to our VHLM commissioners @Beaviss and @Toast, or for that matter, a PM to any VHLM GM who can then pass it forward. On that particular topic, any active guy who does somehow slip through the cracks, with 6 GMs building lists over the past few days up to tomorrow, it's likely because you haven't done really much at all. That is absolutely fine, of course - maybe you signed up then went on vacation, or got sick, or who knows what - but it's of course going to leave us GMs with no real way to distinguish you from the guys who left and don't intend to return. However, this might actually work out in your favor (and odds are, with this large draft class, unprecedented in league history except maybe season 1, 2-3 will manage to avoid detection). You'll become a free agent, able to sign with the team of your choice, out of those who make you offers. Some teams might be in a better position to make an offer than others; Ottawa, for example, is going to be spending all season at or near the roster limit because of our early draft picks and might not be able to offer on too many guys until we have some of our draftees go inactive. As for the draft itself, there is one particular player I'm targeting and I would really like to be able to acquire. Even in a draft this deep, with this many different players, there's one guy who I think will be a massive difference maker for whichever team drafts him over the teams that don't get the opportunity to. The safe move might actually be to try to trade up, make absolutely sure this guy is a Lynx 17 hours from now. It may come back to haunt me but I'm not going to do that, because the draft is deep enough that he might fall, and I think to an extent he'll be masked by other players, and one team in front of me I don't see taking him anyway. Given the last few sentences, it goes without saying that if this guy is around at 4, I'm taking him without a moment's hesitation. Otherwise, there have been a few guys who I've talked to here and there who I'd like to pick, plus two guys who've specifically come to me expressing interest (these two guys I have a specific draft position in mind for, and will take them at that point if they are available). I will say that I have 67 guys on my draft board currently, guys that even at the very bottom of the board, I'd take them rather than pass (obviously other teams will have opportunities for these players as well). That's probably about all the more I can go into without giving anything away. Good luck to all the draftees, especially my new Lynx tonight.
  7. 2 points
    VHLM Weekly Article by: Riley Johnston With the VHL Entry Draft and VHLM Expansion draft done and over with, our sights turn to the VHLM Entry Draft, where we expect to see a large pool of talent help bolster the established franchises and found the new team in Halifax. The VHLM is the gateway to the VHL, and for many young players this draft will affirm childhood dreams and determine the next several years of their lives. With their careers on the line, we wanted to know what the players expected in the draft, and in doing so got an interview with 18 year old Detroit native goaltender Cole Mertz. Johnston: How long have you been waiting for this day? Mertz: About 18 years, haha, and I say that jokingly but I've been skating for just about my whole life, since I could walk. Granted I didn't really begin to consider playing pro until I was a little older, but the game has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. Having the chance to turn that dream from so many years ago into a reality is kind of crazy to think about. Johnston: With the draft just 4 days away, what position do you expect to go? Mertz: Quite honestly if I went with the last overall pick I'd be happy, but you've also got to know who you're going up against. Most of the goalies in this draft haven't been putting in a whole lot of training, and I'm not saying I'm a whole lot better, but I think if I keep making some improvements here and there before the draft I'll beat out a lot of the other tendys. I'm going to have to try and find every opportunity to better myself but I believe I'll be able to pull it off. Johnston: How do you feel about the new expansion team? Mertz: Expansion teams are always good, more competition, more picks in the draft, and you have to love the location. Having a team in a hockey city like Halifax is definitely going to benefit the league, It will bring a lot more attention to the game and hopefully draw in more talent as well. You'll never hear a complaint about the league getting bigger from a guy who's trying to get into it. Johnston: If you could pick which team to go to, where would you go? Mertz: I've been in touch with some people and I'm hoping I end up with them, but it's anyone's game. There’s a lot of teams in the league I’d be happy going to, there’s talent everywhere, but right now I’ve kind of got my heart set on one team. I don't think I'm supposed to disclose who I've been in talks with, so I'll let you know if it worked out after the draft. Johnston: It's been a pleasure Cole, good luck on draft day. Mertz: Thanks Riley, hopefully I'll be able to give you a follow up if I make the league.
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  9. 2 points
    diamond_ace

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    Braylon James and Joseph McWolf at 16/17 to Ottawa
  10. 2 points
    jacobaa19

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    with The 8th overall pick Vegas aces are proud to select julian borwinn @Jubo07 Welcome to the team buddy
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    alecbama

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    It was real while it lasted, Ottawa. Thanks for having me coach! FUCKING VEGAS WOOOOOOO LET'S GO ON A DRAFT NIGHT BENDER LADS
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    diamond_ace

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    Ottawa would like to thank the three previous GMs for not taking Kallis Kriketers off me. He is 4th pick, and Lando Baxter is 5th pick
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    ShawnGlade

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    With the third overall pick, Halifax is proud to select... D- Tzuyu Welcome to Halifax! @tfong
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    jacobaa19

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    With the Second overall pick Vegas is proud to selectKarl von moltke @alecbama
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    diamond_ace

    LVA/OTT

    Hmm typically you don't post a trade until it's agreed in pm, but I'm actually good with this. Accept
  16. 2 points
    Gooningitup

    LVA/OTT

    13th overall being traded like a whore u can buy for a loonie.
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    1. Why sniff and not taste? They're obviously used in similar facets, but doesn't that muffin look yummy? 2. What VHL rule do you think needs changing? 3. What new VHL rule might you decide on adding? 4. Any surprises (see pick 3) in the VHL draft that you'd like to talk about? 5. Fuck Marry Kill, but with players in your VHL locker room.
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    To quote Hamlet Act III, Scene III, Line 87,
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    I know draftees will read this so good luck to everyone being drafted today and I hope you all go to teams you wanna be on ❤️ That being said, Let's go Halifax!
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    McWolf

    Joseph McWolf's Press Conferences

    I go wayyyyy back, man. I played freeware EHM from like 2003 to 2010. I used to be in forum sim leagues using it. And there's definitely a good chunk of that 10k from idling too. Hitting the spacebar once every 10 mins while watching TV
  21. 2 points
    Beaviss

    (S63) C - Theodore Gauthier, TPE: 61

    What the hell
  22. 2 points
    McWolf

    Happy Birthday VHL! Free stuff for all!

    I registered two days ago, so I don't any fond memories to pick from. But I'll say this; the welcoming here was heartwarming. You guys are all super supportive and helpful towards new guys like me. Don't change that. Hopefully, I'll have a couple more memories to share for 12th birthday!
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    1. What kind of center do you want to be? 2. How much damage will you do from the second line? 3. Is there anyone on the team you are excited to play with? 4. Were you happy to land with Ottawa? 5. I know it may be early, but are there any VHL team's on your radar that you'd play for?
  24. 1 point
    jacobaa19

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    It’s the 35th my bad
  25. 1 point
    Dtayl

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    With the 25th pick the Saskatoon Wild select LW- Anderson LaVey @Doomzday
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    ShawnGlade

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    With the 21st overall pick, Halifax is proud to select... G - Cole Mertz Welcome to Halifax! @ColeMrtz21
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    diamond_ace

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    22 to Ottawa, Chance Matthews
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    BarzalGoat

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    Yukon happily announces that they're selected Defenseman Ryan Kastelic @Enorama Welcome to the RUSH!!!!!!
  29. 1 point
    diamond_ace

    OTT/SSK

    So due to some errors in pick ownership, 13th was dealt when it shouldn't have, so for the sake of fairness to the teams involved, we've come to the following conclusion SSK gets 13 and 40 OTT gets 19 and 31
  30. 1 point
    Dtayl

    S62 VHLM Dispersal Draft

    With the 13th pick the Saskatoon Wild select Dylan Nguyen
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  32. 1 point
    jacobaa19

    HFX/YUK

    Oh did u now 😈
  33. 1 point
    BarzalGoat

    HFX/YUK

    Oh I'm 100% spilling the beans on who the PTBNLs are after this draft, sorry @ShawnGlade
  34. 1 point
    Beaviss

    HFX/YUK

    I just said sure lol
  35. 1 point
    tfong

    Discord Manager

    Added new sections and a newcomers help chat in discord. Live help from yours truly @Tagger
  36. 1 point
    Victor

    NYA/DAV S61 Offseason

    It doesn't work out.
  37. 1 point
    Beketov

    S61 Free Agency List

    If there are any issues let me know ASAP. (S57)D - Mats Johnsson: 1054 TPE (S55)D - Peter Quill: 683 TPE (S58)LW - Ivan Morozov: 321 TPE (S57)LW - Phil Bennington: 190 TPE (S55)C - Corey Klopfenstein: 157 TPE (S56)G - Brienne O’Tarth: 128 TPE (S57)RW - Matt Denning: 114 TPE (S55)D - Nicodemus Raven: 107 TPE (S58)G - Vladislav Koradek: 101 TPE All other VHL free agents found HERE. Please note that TPE numbers are accurate in this list but links point to the forum based player pages which are no-longer kept up to date. See the Portal’s Player Page for accurate stats of active players.
  38. 1 point
    Spade18

    HFX/YUK

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    Spade18

    HFX/YUK

    FIRST TRADE OF THE FRANCHISE!?!?!?!? @ShawnGlade making moves. Me likey
  40. 1 point
    McWolf

    Joseph McWolf's Press Conferences

    Will do! Just gotta get Patrick Roy back as a coach and everything will be fine.
  41. 1 point
    Spade18

    [TC] S62 New York Americans

    My own aged grandmother do be postin here or fortune prick me
  42. 1 point
    Will

    S61 Off-Season Schedule

    All S55, S56, S57 players have been depreciated. If you have your player linked on the Portal, you should have got a notification informing you of such. Any purchases made in the Player Store were applied. People can make purchases until the end of off-season to have your depreciation edited but if you're going to, I ask that you don't make any changes to player's attributes until after I edit your depreciation so that it's easier to properly adjust for your player store purchase. @Victor
  43. 1 point
    Enorama

    Joseph McWolf's Press Conferences

    Here I was impressed with my 1.2k hours worth (90% of that is idling anyways, I leave it open at home so I can remote in to my PC).
  44. 1 point
    diamond_ace

    The "Olso" Problem

    It appears as though many people in this league don't have a basic understanding of European geography, because they don't know fairly well known capital cities. Oslo, the capital of Norway and the location of VHLM franchise the Oslo Storm, is spelled O-S-L-O. This fits with its pronunciation, Awes-Low. It seems as though people in this league want to put the Storm in Olso, which would be impossible because OLSO DOESN'T EXIST. Might as well put them in Narnia for that matter. Narnia Lions? Kashyyyk Wookiees? Middle-Earth Eagles? Additionally, and a far more minor of a problem, Oslo is the only European city in the VHLM, which is weird in context of the history of the league where there have been half European teams and half North American teams. Even the VHL has gone away from half and half, with 5 NA and 3 EU, but that's close enough that it still contributes to the bicontinental feel of the league. In the VHLM, there's one European city and 5 NA cities, with an even weirder split of 4 from Canada and 1 from USA. I don't really care about the weird split, it's just that the "Olso" thing didn't get me enough words. I care more than I should about the other part, but I know it's just me, so let's not get too up in arms about me calling people out...
  45. 1 point
    Spade18

    The "Olso" Problem

    The fucking audacity of this post fam
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  47. 1 point
    Beaviss

    (S63) C - Theodore Gauthier, TPE: 61

    The team was in a very shitty place when you left lol. First trip to the playoffs last season
  48. 1 point
    Beaviss

    Joseph McWolf's Journey [1/2]

    That’s one of the best bios I’ve ever read..... amazing job!
  49. 1 point
    .sniffuM

    NYA/QUE S61 Offseason

    best avatar on the site tbh
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    Banackock

    NYA/DAV S61 Offseason

    So sad how quick the turnover rate is now because of this....
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