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  1. 4 points
    Quik

    Keaton Louth Rule

    ^^^ @Beketov and I (and @Will) aren’t here to screw anyone over. When we came up with the punishment (through the BOG, so not just us) it was with the hope that it would be a deterrent to overplaying starters, not a hope that we could gleefully hand out punishment that will affect teams. The rules in place now are harsh for a reason, and everyone was apprised of the consequences should they break them. Like I’ve said, I can understand frustration in being hit with the penalty, but it’s not like people weren’t warned, or that the players on the teams couldn’t have kept track as well. Are we supposed to turn a blind eye, literally the first season after the rules were clarified? At the end of the day, this isn’t anyone’s full time job, so of course there won’t be a “perfect world” scenario in most situations - there rarely is. All we can do is try to find the best balance we can. So, rather than complaining about how unfair the punishment is, the solution is simple: don’t get to a point where punishment needs to be doled out.
  2. 4 points
    If Stopko isn't a first ballot HoF after this, idk what he needs to do then lol.
  3. 3 points
    troy

    Keaton Louth Rule

    from what i could gather in this thread, neither grammar nor logic are exactly his strong suits
  4. 3 points
    Yo like for real. Did you see this shit? Technically Halifax loses on a 7th goal, even though their goalie only gave up 6. Gritty scored an empty netter, to put us up by two and then Halifax freeking scored 2 goals in the last minute to tie it, only to lose it within the first 3 minutes of overtime. Super silly game, as silly as it goes I'd say. VHLM playoffs them harsh momentum swings. Where any stretch of a minute or two can literally change the course of an entire game forever.
  5. 3 points
    eaglesfan036

    Teams I want to play for

    Teams I don't want to play for: 1) Davos 2) Moscow
  6. 3 points
    Arthur

    Keaton Louth Rule

    I don't disagree nor agree with your statement. That QUE G posted insane number is great. That doesn't mean i have to accept a stupid rule that prevented me to play in the playoff. However, stating that it wouldn't have make a difference is false. Anything is anyone's game with STHS with any change.
  7. 3 points
    Bushito

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Probably the most ridiculous post I've seen on this site today, I'd say this week but I think Beavis has you beat. You and the rest of Quebec want to toss blame around when the blame lies solely with your incompetent GM. I don't see what the big deal is anyway, there is no way Quebec was winning a game against Stopko. Just look back at the last 8 seasons, it's like you guys thought you stood a chance in this seasons playoffs or something which is asinine.
  8. 2 points
    Sonnet

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Thank you @Nykonax for a summary of this thread, in meme form.
  9. 2 points
    DollarAndADream

    Keaton Louth Rule

    I think something that's been pretty damn clear since I came to the VHL years ago is that nobody is really power hungry here. Usually those guys don't last long in the upper management in the VHL. Beketov, Quik, Will, and the rest are some of the most laid back guys you could have to run a league. This rule has been around a long time. When I was a GM a few seasons ago, I used to check when there was like 10 games left how many teams didn't have their backups played yet and I'd send out a PM to the Commissioners as a reminder. Then sometimes even the simmer would throw in the backup to prevent it from happening. That wasn't even something I needed to do. Also games being missed by a backup meant the regular goalie played more. Those games impact statistics for the regular season, which also goes into awards and the Hall of Fame considerations. Sometimes one goalie will beat out another in votes because of barely any percentage, which those 8 games will affect.
  10. 2 points
    Beketov

    Keaton Louth Rule

    1. We’re not micromanaging the teams, that’s the whole point. What would you like us to do, post updates for them every week to show if they are doing what they are supposed to be doing or not? It is part of their job and they all know it. We can hardly say “hey, you haven’t played your backup enough” every single week when we have no way of knowing what their plan is and have the same visible information they do. What I will say is that perhaps we could mention it in the trade deadline thread. Just a quick update on where teams are in relation to the rule so they know a few weeks ahead of time if they are in trouble. 2. The rule exists so that teams with an active backup don’t get hurt playing that backup. You take it out the advantage goes to teams who don’t use cap space on a backup and thus fewer goalie jobs then we already have. That doesn’t make sense. It sounds fine for a team with a CPU to say they shouldn’t have to play him but it needs to be universal so that means teams with an active should be able to bench him all season which isn’t fair. 3. As I’ve mentioned several times, punishment for next season could easily punish a team too much or not at all depending on the situation. Having it be this season is the fairest outcome. They broke the rules this season, they pay the price this season. Same as Helsinki did yet none of their players are complaining about it. I don’t understand how this is turning into you guys thinking it’s some kind of corruption of power grab thing. These rules were listed prior to the season with the list of punishments. It was all there for everyone to see and no one had an issue with it until their team was involved. But please, tell me more about how I’m biased. I don’t understand how your GM has accepted the ruling and accepted the blame but you guys are still putting it on the league as if we arbitrarily decided to screw you. There’s no conspiracy, there’s no power hungry elite. Hell, @Quik was punished too. All I see is people fine with the rules until those rules bite them.
  11. 2 points
    eaglesfan036

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Well it's been a while since we've had a good shit show so this has been entertaining My favorite part was comparing starting QUE G to the atom bombs being dropped on Japan Also, Que G > Arthur
  12. 2 points
    Thranduil

    Drafting of a Slade

    @BluObieZ If I like this post you will be at 1000 karma points. Done! I was number 1k!
  13. 2 points
    DollarAndADream

    Keaton Louth Rule

    This being a rule was fully discussed and Beaviss was involved with it. It's pretty simple to check Games Started in the index, and I did it no problem when I was GM. @Arthur not sure why you have to talk major shit about the VHL being a retarded brother of a sim league, but it is what it is. A lot of the people in the VHL are here because the SHL is a gong show. SHL has far more controversies and immature arguments. This rule is very simple to keep track of. Anybody can start their first 8 games of the season with the backup and get it done right away. I understand the frustration, but I don't thing you're going across it quite right. That's probably about as mad as I was when my 1000 TPE goaltender got beaten out by a 400 TPE one a few seasons ago in the playoffs, posting under .900 saves while the 400 TPE guy had like .930, even though in the regular season my goalie was the best one.
  14. 1 point
    Name: Hunter Wagner Age: 19 Position: LW Height: 71 in. Weight: 180 lbs. Birthplace: Paderborn, Germany Short Bio Hunter excelled early on with his skating and hockey abilities, and tore through junior leagues with ease. It wasn't until he reached his teen years he began to struggle, as players began to match his skill. After some time to reflect, he realized he needed to apply himself if he wanted to succeed. Putting down the Playstation controller, he doubled his efforts and it began to show. Winning one regional championship and begin named to the U18 all German all-stars was an honor for him, and after being scouted he decided to declare for the VHL draft. Strengths Shooting Accuracy - Hunter has always had a good shot throughout his young career so far, and his wrist shot is deadly. Through his late teens, Hunter had season with more than thirty goals in roughly twenty games, and had a deadly accuracy rating of over forty percent from the slot, and nearly the same from the circle. His accuracy earned him many double teams, which did cut his chances dramatically, but helped his team in the long run win many games. If you're looking for a sniper than Hunter is your man. Teamwork - Hunter has always been good on and off the ice with his teammates. Though he tends to be quiet, he speaks up when needed, can listen or lead, and has a great hockey sense of anticipating his teammates actions. He can move into position to body block, or screen, or read a pass before it's made, and is good at assessing and assisting teammates with plays, talking over what could have been done from both ends, and making sure next time, everyone is ready to make he big play. Speed/Agility - Hunter has always been a fast an agile skater, able to outrun his opponents easily on the ice, and earning breakaway or odd man rush situations due to his ability to react and reach speed faster. His ability to be so agile also allows him to avoid contact often, creating situations where defenders are taken out of a play due to a missed hit or checking opportunity gone wrong. His quick skates keep defenders on their toes often, and keeps Hunter in the back of their minds as a big threat. Weaknesses Strength - Hunter may be agile, and lethal in his shooting ability, but he's not the strongest guy on the ice. When contact is made, he can be removed from the puck and put on his backside a little too easy for his liking, and though he plans to work on that, it is a sore point to his game. Due to this fact, he does have an above average turnover rate compared to many players, which, despite his speed and ability to get back into the play, leads to scoring situations for the opponents .Penalty Shots - Despite all his scoring ability, the task of reading a goaltender in a one on one situation is difficult for Hunter. His final season in his last league, Hunter went an abysmal three for thirty on penalty shots in practices. Luckily for the team and himself, the league only had three penalty shots all season and none of them required his stick, but counting on him to make the big play to finish a game in a shootout would not be an idea to be fancied. Checking - Hunter isn't one to make contact with a defender. His checking ability is lackluster, and he's not great at fore or back checking either. His physical abilities seem limited to accuracy, and skating, so being able to dislodge the puck from his opponents by force is not a strong suit, and should not be relied upon. Projection Hunter will likely make a strong sniper for teams looking for a strong scoring presence, and can be dangerous on the powerplay unit as well as any even strength situation. His lack of physical ability beyond speed may hurt him in some situations and limit any penalty killing situations, but regardless, he will be a good locker room presence for teams that draft him, and will likely have a good time with his slick sense of humor.
  15. 1 point
    hedgehog337

    Expnasion mock draft from Riga GM

    Less useless intro shit, more actual talk. My take on an upcoming expansion draft right down below! CALGARY WRANGLERS Protected players: (S58) C - Jasper Canmore (GM player) (S62) D - Cayden Saint (S62) D - Lando Baxter (S62) C - Oleksiy Revchenko (S63) RW - Wlodziemierz Zajaczkowski (S64) C - Mark Gebauer (S64) RW - Diljodh Starload (S64) G - Brick Wahl It's not hard to predict what Bash is going to do. S63-64 are pretty much auto protected since letting them go would be a suicide. The only potential question could be about Saint and von Moltke. But the defenceman has more TPE than the guy who was terrorizing goalies back in his VHLM days. They are both inactive, but at Cayden still has more potential. I'm not even sure if any of S62 players will stay in Calgary for a long time (maybe except for Revchenko). But for now, it's easy to name protected players and I believe Bash already figured it out without our mocks. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S62) LW - Karl von Moltke Obvious. Karl is way younger than McKnight who only has one season left. Victor picks him and will hope that Alec is coming back at some point. This player will never become a VHL star though and will serve as the second line player for Moscow unless he indeed comes back. QUEBEC CITY MEUTE, soon to be VANCOUVER WOLVES Protected players: (S60) G - Tristan Iseult (S61) D - Samuel Gate (S61) C - Beau Louth (GM player) (S61) LW - Marvin Harding (S62) C - Rauno Palo (S62) LW - Jake Davis (S63) RW - Jorgon Weyed (S64) D - Jagger Philliefan Quebec is another team with almost all obvious picks. Can you imagine Beav not protecting Gate? Or Harding? Or Palo? Yes, he still can't count to 8 and this could screw his team chances in an upcoming wildcard series. And yes, he will protect all of high TPE guys. I also imagine Toby Fitzgerald is not going to be the 8th guy being protected: he pretty much went inactive and never bothered to add these banked TPE to his build prior. The harderst question here would be Philliefan or Nathan N? But I believe the answer is easier than we could've thought. First of all, Philliefan is a defenceman and Quebec-Vancouver will definitely need one. Also, Nathan has less TPE. I think I don't need to explain why Beav won't protect Mulligan despite of a solid TPE ammount. This build just isn't it and this team doesn't needs another hitter. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S62) LW - Konstantin Mulligan I was thinking for quite time about it. I won't be surprised if Victor will take Nathan instead. He isn't the most active TPE earner. However, he is two seasons younger and looks like he will have a better build. But now the question is: can he become a franchise player for Moscow? I don't think he would be able to take this role with his current TPE earning pace. And with Vic fully emracing the tanking mode, he is just going to take Mulligan simply because why not. And he has more TPE and such things. HC DAVOS DYNAMO Protected players: (S61) D - Alvaro Jokinen (S63) LW - Randoms (S64) G - Finn Davison (S64) D - Piotr Jerwa (S64) LW - Elias Dahlberg (S64) RW - Pat Svoboda (S64) RW - John Madden In other cases, Jokinen might have been an iffy player. But any questions about him are automatically deleted when you check whose player he is. I don't think Shawn will risk to fuck up his relationship with Ahma. Other 50/50 question is about whether to protect Jerwa or pick other interesting prospect, like Dan Baillie. At the end of the day, Katie Warren is a forward and pulling a Helsinki in a rebuilding team by playing with 7-8 active forwards might not be the best choice. So Glade will keep a defenceman and hope Maj will consider about returing to his previous activity. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S64) RW - Dan Baillie Wcats was drafted by Riga in last draft. The same team Podrick Cast is playing for right now. And the Menace GM definitely knows 'Cats activity and will make an obvious choice. It's also possible that Dan may become a first line player next season. It depends on other off-season acquirements by Moscow, but one thing is clear - they won't pass on this guy. HELSINKI TITANS Protected players: (S62) C - Dan Montgomery (S62) LW - Vesto Slipher (S63) G - Alexander Pepper (S63) D - Sidney Crosby (S63) D - Jesse Wilson (S63) LW - Julian Borwinn (S63) RW - Vaydar Odinsson (S64) C - Kronos Bailey (GM player) Quik might be one of rare GM's who will like an expansion draft. His team boasts of a serious depth, but that can't last long and some players will need to go regardless. I think this list protected players is 100% correct. Montgomery isn't that active like he was supposed to be, but Helsinki will need a center. Also, he still has more TPE than his draft peer in Paolo Nano. Joey Boucher is another active player going unprotected, but he is still behind other forwards and there's nothing he can do about that, sadly. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S62) D - Paolo Nano I believe Moscow won't take much defencemans in an upcoming off-season so this pick could make sense. Paolo is another ex-Riga player so it also could play a part in this pick. The main reason why I'm seeing Paolo being taken by the Menace GM is he's more consistent than Joey. Also, he is a bit more active in boards. NEW YORK AMERICANS Protected players: (S62) G - Ismond Kingfisher (GM player) (S62) RW - Roctrion King (S63) D - Joseph McWolf (S63) RW - Dan Wilinsky (S64) D - Ryan Sullivan Jr. (S64) C - Joel Ylonen (S64) C - Ryan Zabby (S64) RW - Matthew Materazo Why this Materazo dude reminds me of Marco Materazzi? Oh right, very similar last name for some reason. Anyways, he is one of players than I put into the protection list. He seems more active and promising than either Eric Parker, Anton Adwin or Sven Hitz. Another interesting question concerns Scott Shawinganen. He has more TPE than Zabby or Matthew and his performance is telling us he is feeling nice in the Big Apple. Also, Zabby is hardly a center at this moment. But these are only positives about Scott. There is pretty much one reason why protecting him wouldn't make much more sense than Zabby or Materazo. The S63 sixth overall pick is basically inactive right now. It won't take a lot of time for Zabby to dump Scott out of a 2C position. And Matt_O is simply active and more promising than other S64 send downs or Scott. There is always a chances that Corn could come back and at least start to claim a welfare, but will it be much better for NY then? The answer remains unclear even in this case. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S63) C - Scott Shawinganen Yes, Moscow is not going to compete for some time and they would need an active youngsters. But are Parker, Hitz or Edvin good enough for that? Erik will graduate to the VHL league, but won't make a big impact regardless and isn't a first pair defence material even for an expansion team. And other two won't be called up. So why just not to take a decent player even is he's inactive. Scott will make sure Moscow won't suck completely. SEATTLE BEARS Protected players: (S60) LW - Veran Dragomir (S61) G - Roger Sterling (S61) D - Robert Malenko (S61) LW - Matt Thompson (S61) RW - Sergei Kovalev (S62) Vyacheslav Smirnov (GM player) (S62) D - Maxim Kovalchuk (S64) C - Gucci Garrop Bana has an intersting choice. Either to approach the easiest way and protect Garrop or adding some spice in this off-season and not let Komarov to just spite Goon. However, it's more smart to save Gucci. He can try to have fun and not let a Russian defenceman to his home, but Goon might just to stay at 199 TPE and continue to bank them to make a counter spite. Will Seattle be interested in a defenceman who might even be worse than Thunderfist? Especially when next season might be the last competitive season for them. It's just better to take Garrop and try to end it on a high note. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S64) D - Evgeni Komarov Enough said. The Russian is drafted by a Russian team. Goon is happy, Seattle will have a better D line, everybody are happy. End of the story. RIGA REIGN Protected players: (S61) C - Mikka Pajari [?] (S61) C - Podrick Cast (S61) RW - Edwin Preencarnacion (S62) LW - Ryuu Crimson (S62) LW - Leph Twinger (S62) D - Shawn Glade (S63) D - Ryan Kastelic (S63) G - Kallis Kriketers (GM player) I assume this is what majority would think about when they were making or will make their own mock protection list. And if I wasn't Riga GM, this would be my guess. I mean, there is nothing surprising about that, right? All of them are more or less active and consistent at TPE earning. The most intrguing question for some members is Pajari or Peace. It's indeed hard to figure it out who is going to win this mini race for being protected. Peace is two seasons younger than Mikka and his TPE earning rate is definitely better. However, Mikka has a positional edge over Rylan: he's a decent 2C. The next best center in Riga could be Curtis Gary. And while he has a decent activity so far, 250-260 TPE might be too little for having a good rookie season. It's just even second line centres these days has more than 350 TPE and this is not good news for this youngster. Will Riga find a similar level but younger C, the situation turns 180 and Rylan is protected. At this moment it's unclear as hell, but the position saves Mikka despite him being two seasons older. Perhaps. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S63) RW - Rylan Peace [?] Victor will gladly take a Riga player and it won't even matter who. I think he will be happy with taking any of Riga player at this moment, whether it's Rylan, Mikka or even one of Kisshan/Blake. The Reign has a lot of interesting players and I will have the guts to tell yall that Riga is going to give the best player out of the non-protected ''draftees''. TORONTO LEGION Protected players: (S58) RW - Adam Warlock (S59) D - Luc-Pierre Lespinau-Lebrunette (S59) LW - Ewan R. Lawson (S60) LW - Oyorra Arroyo (S62) G - Johnny Havenk Carisson (S63) LW - Chace Trepanier (S63) D - Tzyuu (S64) G - JB Rift (GM player) The last team in this article and this was kinda easy. Why Warlock instead of other player, like Bronstein? I feel like Devise will prefer to have a forward because Arroyo will need at least some support after Irosnide leaves Toronto. Stevo isn't really active and not even being consistent with claiming a welfare. Neither is Green. But like I said, being a forward saves him from being exposed. Also, Carisson will finally become a starter since Rift will be too raw for the big league now. MOSCOW MENACE CHOOSES: (S61) D - Lew Bronstein Nothing else to pick. There is only Lavar Ball left and he's inactive as hell and isn't holding any value. Taking a younger semi-active player is a much better choice. PROJECTED MOSCOW MENACE LINEUP AFTER AN EXPANSION DRAFT: LW - C - RW Mulligan - Shawinganen - Peace [?] von Moltke - CPU - Baillie Komarov - Nano Bronstein - CPU Nixon* *Let's be honest, nobody else will need a goalie. Moscow needs a goalie. Nixon is the best S65 goalie at this moment and it's safe to say he will become the Menace player real soon. So here it is. An article about an upcoming expansion draft and even their potential lineup. Again, eveything can change and it's not certain Pajari will be protected instead of Peace or probably someone else. But I feel like this could be more or less accurate. Can't wait for this off-season to start. That's it and I'm not out yet. 6x4+6=30 TPE goes to Kallis 28.01 - 03.02 = 12 TPE 04.02 - 10.02 11.02 - 17.02 18.02 - 24.02
  16. 1 point
    BladeMaiden

    Kandee Cain Interview

    Kandee Cain @SlashACM Interview. Saskatoon made a spot for you, where you surprised when you entered the league? Surprised didn’t get contacted by more teams because everyone should want a piece of Kandee. I feel like I am a great goalie and I’m gonna make all the boys sad they didn’t get my digits. What team are you hoping to get drafted to? Ottawa, I’m just kidding Phili because they are going to be the best team. The blue really goes with my eyes and they are sure to win with me on their roster. Are you dating someone? I dumped Walter Clements he wasn’t man enough for me. If you think you are worthy you know where to find me 😉 What is your workout regimen? Thighs and glutes mostly because they need to be nice and toned for on the ice and in the bed. I can a watermelon with my thighs Mellon Most famous boyfriend? I don’t have boyfriends just boy toys. My brother knows a lot of famous people in the SHL and I’ve introduced myself to many 😉 Kandee you name is sweet as sugar, are you more sweet or spicy? I’m whatever gets me further.
  17. 1 point
    Nice way of letting us know you snooze you lose, we posted too late lol @flyersfan1453 if they didn't want us claiming late they really should lock the post on time... lol
  18. 1 point
    Beaviss

    Keaton Louth Rule

    correction: Iseult/ Palo I accepted my fate
  19. 1 point
    Quik

    Keaton Louth Rule

    @Josh. that’s pretty much exactly what it is though lol. Playoff teams are punished with playoff starts. Non playoff teams are punished with picks/cap space. The only reason that’s not explicitly stated is for extreme circumstances. Everyone knew the rules and that they would be enforced, especially Beaviss and I, being part of the discussion of implementing them.
  20. 1 point
    STLZACH

    Hi

    I was, then they left and I switched to our then sworn enemies. The patriots. That went well.
  21. 1 point
    Victor

    Pod Cast Press Conference (PCPC)

    1. Mate, you carried those old farts more than anything. I mean at this point we all need to pull our finger out and slap Helsinki but you should be doing just fine. 2. Don't stop working. You have to be very unlucky to hit high TPE levels and not have some memorable achievements to take away from your career. Obviously everyone would love to get the HOF call, but that's impossible - but it's still perfectly reasonable to expect a great season or two and a cup. 3. Either of my two main VHL loves: Calgary and Davos. They were in the midst of contending cycles when I was drafted so there was never a chance but I'm sure I will make it back one day. 4. Bold assumption there that you know my favourite (it's not hockey ). Second is a bit of a left-field choice; biathlon. 5. Ottawa, gotta be a fanboy for this one.
  22. 1 point
    Victor

    Keaton Louth Rule

    But how can we be the little brother if we're older than everyone else. 😕
  23. 1 point
    Bitch I don’t have garbage shots
  24. 1 point
    This not allowing us to add TPE past 200 is bullshit
  25. 1 point
    BOOM™

    Drafting of a Slade

    And you'll be at 84. DONE!
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Holy shit lmao. Carles with a 4 point night ooo
  28. 1 point
    Beaviss

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Im breaking my silence.... This ^ Agreed with everything said here.
  29. 1 point
    Whenever I’ve had the better goalie, I lose. When I had the lesser goalie, well.. ask @DollarAndADream what happened. STHS picks and chooses.
  30. 1 point
    Kirby

    No game time this year for Kirbsson

    He was a late arrival to the VHLM but it seems the season is over before it even began for Swedish new boy Maximilian Kirbsson. Saskatoon are out of the play offs, and so, to the dismay of fans around Canada, Kirbsson will not feature at all this season! Something interesting to track will be where his future actually lies. A dispersion draft that is upcoming means that Kirbsson may never end up taking to the ice at Saskatoon... quite a crazy thought considering! We managed to speak to him briefly after practice: ”Yeh I’m very disappointed. Coach told me that I was slated to be starter at Center, and I was ready to go man. But hey, the league decided to block it, and so be it. I will live to fight another day and I’ll definitely be pumped for next season, where ever that may be”. We also went on to ask Kirbsson about what he will be working on this off season: ”I’ll definitely be trying to improve defensively. It’s obviously important to be able to defend better to be an all arounder. Other than that, I guess a bit of scoring too. Everyone knows me as an assist king but being a dual threat Center is definitely one of my main aims going forward”.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Beketov

    Keaton Louth Rule

    If you honestly think that then there can be no reasonable discussion on the matter. @Will, nor I, nor anyone else makes a decision for the sake of it, let alone to show how big and strong we are. In a case like this we have a day at best to decide on something before the playoffs need to begin. This isn’t a time where we can spend ages going over the scenarios. Rather we follow the rules in place and make it clean. Quebec missed 3 games, Helsinki missed 1. This Quebec plays the backup 3 games and Helsinki plays 1. It’s fair whether you agree with it or not. You can disagree with the choice all you want, and I know you’re capable of arguing in circles forever; but do not sit there and say that we made a decision intentionally to hurt a team (with how the regular season went I would have gladly faced Quebec over Toronto so why would I influence it the other way?) or for fun. We make every decision for the best of the league. If you don’t want to deal with the punishment then make sure that you’re on top of your GM to get the backup games in. I’ve checked plenty of times with @Banackock to see how our backup games are progressing. I used to do the same with @DollarAndADream. Players aren’t completely helpless. That’s excessive and you know it. Rules can clearly be put in place (and are) to avoid it without having to replace a bunch of GM’s. I suggest you take the high road like your GM has an accept that a mistake was made and the punishment was delivered for it. If GM’s do as they are supposed to (As 6/8 did this season plus a minor technical glitch for the 7th) this won’t ever need to be a problem.
  33. 1 point
    Beketov

    Keaton Louth Rule

    I’m fine having that added to the trade deadline. Honestly though all the other GM’s has no problem keeping track (Quik’s mistake came from a slip up in his last sent lines) and even Beaviss. Came from miss-reading stats. However it’s not hard to add. Like I said, they should be keeping track but it’s easy enough to add to the post as a reminder. Come from the guy who loves depth it’s amazing to me that you’d say teams shouldn’t have active players but I digress. There are cap clauses in that make backups cheaper and an active backup will basically always play better than a CPU. Had Quebec had one maybe this wouldn’t have even been as big a deal. If a GM wants to risk their backup games by having a CPU instead of rewarding an active member that’s their choice but that doesn’t mean we will give them extra incentive to do it. Punishing the team is punishing the GM. Punishing Beaviss’ players would result in a punishment for his other team when they did nothing wrong and it violates the whole point of GM and player being separate entities. The Louth’s shouldn’t be punished because of a team made mistake by @Beaviss. As for why not a pick, it’s quite simple. Let’s say a team is in a close battle for the playoffs. They decide, “I don’t care about that pick, we’re gunning for it this season” and leave their starter in all season. Not only does that starter now have an unfair advantage stat wise but that team has an unfair advantage in regards to making the playoffs because they have a better player in for more of the season. Now a team that might have made the playoffs is out because they followed the rules and their opponent didn’t. The fairest method is to punish the team that broke the rules in order to make the playoffs during those playoffs. And yes, these rules were thought over (and fought over) for a long time. Anyone from the BOG can tell you that, we spent ages going over them to try and find a black and white way we could write it but ultimately there’s is no singular punishment that works in every situation which is why we left it open. For the most part it will fall to “if you make the playoffs, playoff starts will be taken. If you don’t, draft picks” but there is wiggle room as their needs to be with anything that can vary so wildly. I’m not saying everyone needs to accept it but calling out the league for being on a power trip because we followed through on punishment as we said we would is going a little far. I get the disappointment but ultimately the rules were broken and Quebec needed to pay for it, end of story. It’s lovely to say the best players should play in the playoffs but that does t always get to be the case. In the NHL if you get suspended in the last game of the season and you’re the team’s leading scorer do they just decide you get to play in the playoffs? No. You broke the rules, you pay the penalty. We didn’t hide these rules and arbitrarily decide to implement them only after they were broken. It’s always been a rule for 64 seasons and it’s been known all season that there would be punishments for it.
  34. 1 point
    Advantage

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Man you guys sitting here saying they are punishing one player when he also got to start more games in the regular season...you know the main criteria they look at for Hall of Fame and such.
  35. 1 point
    Eudaldkp

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Bruh I love Beaviss and I've talked with him about this in the Discord, he perfectly understands he's in the wrong here and no one is piling on him. In fact it's only Arthur (and Bush but he's just throwing salt in the wound) shitting on him. It's just a sim league, but there needs to be rules too. The point of the league is having fun, and there needs to be some regulation. If there is a rule that 6 teams follow but the other 2 teams don't, there needs to be some sort of punishment for the teams that don't follow it or else it would be unfair. It's pretty simple.
  36. 1 point
    Beketov

    Teams I want to play for

    Teams I want to retire early from* Seriously though, two team list. Bold move.
  37. 1 point
    jRuutu

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Fair ruling, fair punishment - lot´s of comedians in this league. Equally fair to say that we could have been playing better offensively if Arthur was in net? No slobby rebounds that kept the play going, no penalties that could have been caused soon after bot failed to control the puck etc etc? Or why teams decide to play their bot goalies only the minimum required during the season if they are this good?
  38. 1 point
    jRuutu

    Keaton Louth Rule

    That is kinda funny, no? Not looking for reasons to punish teams, but at the same time don´t really go out of your way to make sure they don´t happen either - wait all the way to the end to see what is going on? And cheating, please - 22 point difference to next team behind us. And no, it does not make sense. It just does not. Backup goalie rule, a bot goalie played 5 out of 8 games in a playoff race where Quebec had 22 point lead to the next team in the standings, the three games made absolutely 0 difference on the team behind us making it or not. Instead of you guys in the league office making the best of the best play and handing out punishment for next season like any normal and reasonable league would, you decided to do something else.
  39. 1 point
    jRuutu

    Keaton Louth Rule

    How about Rayne and Jones? Two defenders who are retiring, their last chance in playoffs sabotaged by individuals who are drunk with power and who run around on their high horse and dish out whatever penalties they feel is right. Is that fair? How about other players in the team who put in the work to be active in this league, but their chances in playoffs were sabotaged? I don´t care what you people say on what could have happend and what happened with the actual games and the numbers, I want the number one goalie in net over a bot goalie in the playoffs. This punishment reminds me of how someones big brother will not tell to the parents about what the little brother did as long as he does something stupid, ´hey little bro, go roll on dog shit or I´m telling´, the big brother gets to have his fun and little brother looks equally silly with dog poo all over him. Whatever the little brother did, is not as bad as the bigger brother forcing the little one do something like that, no real lessons were learned, just negativity.
  40. 1 point
    Peace

    Drafting of a Slade

    The fact you jump straight to mixing a homophobic insult into your chirps is sad and really only self deflating for you. The legendary Robbie running out of insults to throw, starting to reuse the same material kids have been using since the 80's? Shame I wasn't around here in your prime, but then again legends are usually more disappointing in person; not even worth my time and effort, enjoy your last player on VHL.
  41. 1 point
    Peace

    Drafting of a Slade

    Never heard of her.
  42. 1 point
    Advantage

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Yeah that's what I don't get about all this complaining. QUE started backup 5 times. Other teams started them 8 times...risking three extra losses because they followed the rule.
  43. 1 point
    Sonnet

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Don't bring me into this, I actually thought it was a fair ruling. We didn't take the time to play our backup when it didn't matter, when every other team did? Then we have to make it up during the games that DO matter, against teams that followed the rule. It's shitty, and I didn't like sitting out for a game, but we fucked up and I saw that as a fair payment for it. Luckily, we managed to come out with a win anyway, but relying on HSK G for ANYTHING always gets me nervous. At any rate, it's been pointed out before but QUE G didn't even lose you the series. He was really the only thing that kept you guys in it, after completely standing on his head for two games.
  44. 1 point
    Arthur

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Can you fucking show me where i said i would have changed anything? I stated that anything could have happened. We could have lost those two games still, i agree, but we could have won them as well. I don't care what would have been the end results. I care about the fact my player was sit out of fucking playoff games because some people think they can foresee the future and know when to punish in playoff or when to punish in regular season/draft instead of having a clear rule. Don't think anything will make me stop to hate on that fucking rule as soon as i can because it's possibly the worst rule i've ever seen in sim league of my life.
  45. 1 point
    Quik

    Keaton Louth Rule

    @Arthur I totally understand your frustration but this is something that was discussed before, and @Beaviss was fully a part of the conversation when deciding the punishment. GMs are aware that if you make the playoffs, a failure to start a second goalie means the second goalie will make up those games in the playoffs. The other language is in case a team that misses the playoffs fails to meet the requirements, they aren’t getting off without any punishment, or if there’s repeat offences (which, this is the second straight season Quebec has failed to meet the minimum) As much as it sucks that you missed the games, at the end of the day it wasn’t the difference in the series. Unless you were going to post 2 shutouts, goaltending wasn’t even the problem. Hell, I was hit with the same punishment and @Sonnet wasn’t allowed to start our first game against Riga...
  46. 1 point
    Bushito

    Keaton Louth Rule

    Rule makes sense to me, play your 8 backup games or lose that many starts in the playoffs, or if you aren't in the playoffs lose a pick or cap if you don't have the pick.
  47. 1 point
    Beketov

    Keaton Louth Rule

    @Arthur as has been mentioned before it wasn’t an error on the Simmer not loading the files. GM’s were notified that lines were to be sent to the regular email address as well as @Devise in case of backup simming. @Beaviss did not notice this which is why his lines were not input. This isn’t the Simmer messing up as the Simmer was never sent lines to put in. It also happened plenty early in the season for backup games to be played after the fact but they weren’t because of the confusion. You can blame the league if you want but ultimately the onus falls on the GM and @Beaviss has admitted it’s on him. I get that it sucks for you especially since you were the one removed from those games but ultimately the rules need to be enforced. We can’t simply let a team off immediately after announcing that punishment would occur. Both GM’s and players knew of the potential consequences. For what it’s worth as well the punishment was decided to be subjective because no two cases will be identical. For example, this punishment wouldn’t work for a team that misses the playoffs so if the punishment was as black and white as that it would allow teams a complete pass if they were rebuilding.
  48. 1 point
    Arthur

    Keaton Louth Rule

    What kind of fucking backward ludicrous punishment is this? This whole rule is a fucking joke with punishment being subjective. No shit everyone i know talk about the VHL as the retard little brother of sim league. There's no reason the punishment fall only on the GM when the simmer can possibly mess up as well. Beaviss mentioned the simmer failed to upload Quebec's line for THREE FUCKING DAYS. Jesus, i know full well it's not hard to import lines in the sim engine. There is no reason this should have gone for three days. Why isn't the simmer responsible of fucking over GMs as well like that? Fuck, being a simmer and hating a team, maybe i wouldn't want to play a back up goalie if the punishment they can get is to NOT PLAY THEM IN THE PLAYOFF. IT'S THE FUCKING PLAYOFF. What's better to fuck over a team that preventing them to play their starter. I'm highly surprised no one actually commented on this. Like no one care because that's one less team in the playoff? can't wait it fucking happen to them because this is ridiculous. That's the first league i see actually punishing a team in the playoff for something so fucking useless as back up games. I get you guys want to show you are 'serious' about your backup game but this is clearly not the way to go. Why do you feel the fucking need to punish a player that didn't do anything because a simmer was too incompetent to load game and a gm smart enough to check the difference between game played and game started? Thanks for nothing asshole because that's what you just did. As well as fucking my team over in playoff on something they don't really control, since the simmer can do whatever the fuck they want at anytime, it seems. Shit those backup game didn't even matter in the standing. This is basically a big joke. It's like you decided to nuke japan after Pearl Harbor. If this is a way to fix your league's goalie problem, i mean you almost suceeded to free a starter job. On that, i would recomand you to go listen to a specific song of Lily Allen because that's the only thing this league deserve. hopefully this end up in copy pasta 😎
  49. 1 point
    I'm not sure whether you mean just a generally active team (which I would agree with) or a team that has a deeper roster than others...I've basically spent my career on teams that run 3 lines and it doesn't seem to provide any sort of competitive advantage that would be lost by dumping three forwards
  50. 1 point
    Beketov

    Player agents

    “I want this” ”no” ”okay”
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