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    Mock Draft will be posted tomorrow. Was hoping to get it up tonight, but it's gotten to 1700 words and I'm only halfway through it! Oh and it's a three rounder if anyone's interested.
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    Lottery March - Week 4

    Week/Month Start Day End Day Competition First Game Last Game RAND GAME RAND COM User Prize MAR 4 18/03/19 24/03/19 VHL 135 187 151 1 @Quik 3 Uncapped MAR 4 18/03/19 24/03/19 VHLM 120 164 161 1 @Renomitsu 3 Uncapped Proof:
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    Mid-season report. part 2

    * * If you thought other teams won't get the love or hate from me - here are you. Second part out now! Decent Davos. Let's be honest. The only reason why Davos is ahead of Calgary is Peace and Dahlberg. This is the time when I did right for a player's career with a trade. Rylan had an okay rookie season in Riga, but right now he's killing it for his team. Right now the Swiss team is where I expected them to be - a solid #7 spot with a great future ahead. Rebuilding teams. Calgary actually is doing somewhat nice for a team that has only one 500+ TPE player. Another team with a great future, but at this moment they will watch the playoffs from their TV. As for Moscow - their first line had an awesome start. And it's not like they slowed down very much. Gebauer is currently sitting 18th in points with solid 52 points. Kyson Blake has a good shot at the rookie of the year award. So yeah, the Menace is dead last, but there are some bright moments too. No true superstars? And I'm not talking about the league-wide. This is about one team that has no true superstar, but is being bolstered by two equally good lines. Riga Reign. Just look at the scoring leaderboard to see what I'm talking about. The best Riga player, Cast is currently 10th with 56 points. And that's with Thompson and Smirnov having two games in hand so it's not even certain that he would even be there. But this team is also having very solid second line. Crimson - 54 points Pajari - 46 points Shan - 37 points We could argue that Seattle is having a better stat for both lines. But we already figured it out their offense is from other world. It's more interesting to see Riga doing well despite not having a true superstar. Like, Vancouver has Louth and Davis. Toronto has Arroyo and The Charm plus def pairing Malenko - Tzuyu. Even Davos has Dahlberg and Peace. So yeah, the team still has a chance to win it all even without a player who is scoring three points per every game. Goalies suck. Except of Sterling. I guess we're entering a new era when even a .920 stat can be considered as an elite. For some members is disheartening. For some it's just surprising. But members who joined this league before S60 definitely should've saw the change in goalies performance. From times when .925 was nothing very special to times when .925 is a HoF worthy stat. That's not really wassup for guys like me who was expecting the same kind of performance from a goalie when I created him. End of the report. In overall, I think this season doesn't have much surprises in store. Toronto being #2 is kinda surprising, but so far four players are holding them that high. I also thought Helsinki would have more points at this moment. Other than that, teams are performing like they should be. That's it and I'm out.  6 TPE goes to Randoms.
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    Aaltonen #3 [1/2]

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    the Pride of Edderton

    The city of Edderton, a small town of 338 residents. It's not often that a Scottish players takes up hockey. One would normally assume that a Scot would take up Football (or Soccer to westerners,) Rugby, Golf, or other Highland Games. It's less likely that a small lad would hail from a city of 338 people, and its even less likely that that very man would go on to score 13 goals and 10 assists in 41 games played for the Houston Bulls of the VHLm, starring on a line with Swedish twins. Chance, luck, whatever you might call it, there's no doubt that there's a common variable in the backstory of MacElroy. MacElroy began doing tours around Europe to play hockey, and due to Edderton not having an ice rink for miles, it lead to Callum going on hour long drives to the rink just to play hockey outside of the winter season. It's probably the most telling thing about MacElroy, considering he didn't have the same luxuries as most Canadian or European players by having an ice rink by every neighborhood. We were able to get a comment from General Manager Pepper: "Yea, you know, I sent some scouts to the UK earlier in the season before we solidified our roster. We saw Callum there playing in the UK and we thought that he had a lot of raw talent that could be refined. He's a bit rough around the edges but we are hoping to smooth all that out. I think he's gonna go on to be a great player in the VHL, and in my honest opinion, he's probably one of the steals of the draft. People that go that late don't pan out often. We put him with Ludvig, smacked them on the they're producing, so thats good. We are relying on our coaching staff to be able to really drill the basics and refine the other portions of his game. He's had an uptick from the first quarter of the season to the half way point, so there's proof of his development. The scouts that watched him practically forced me to draft the kid, so we did." Later on, we were able to interview Callum himself: "Ah am huir uv a greatful fur th' oppurtunity ye ken, Ah come frae a village ay 300ish fowk sae Ah coold've jist as likely bin a farmer ur somethin' honestly. aam still workin' oan improvements in mah gam sae Ah can gie tae th' next level, sae make sure ye swatch fur me tae dae 'at." We dont know what that means, but we think hes doing just fine. So far, Callum MacElroy has 23 points in 41 games, with 13 goals and 10 assists, and is currently looking like a solid pick for where he was drafted. He was drafted 30th overall by the Calgary Wranglers, so it'll be interesting to see if he gets a call up in the off-season and makes his VHL debut by next season. He is also currently sitting on the reserve for team Europe.
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    Lottery March - Week 4

    I didn't even know this was a thing! Thanks Shark!
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    Walter Fizz

    (S66) C - Thomas Kennedy, TPE: 30

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    (S66) C - Thomas Kennedy, TPE: 30

    hey @Walter Fizz! Welcome to the league! I'm the AGM for Ottawa and we can offer you a contract. You'd receive 1.5 million (all VHLM contracts receive the same amount) and would receive 3rd line center minutes, with a high chance of earning more minutes if you stay active. We have a competitive team with an active discord locker room, and me and Esso are experienced players who can offer good build advice if you ask! I led the VHLM in points, and I'm currently 3rd in the VHL for points, so you know your getting help from the best! We'd love to have you in Ottawa! Just quote this post and say accepted if you'd like to join the Lynx! Thanks, and have fun in the league! Nyko
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    Congrats @Yusuf Abdul-Latif on your first career goal! Hopefully there's a long road ahead!
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    It was a while ago, but in the Franchise Hockey Manager thread. I just thought of this site again and decided to give it a go.
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    3 assists!!!
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    Calgary Wranglers Corral of Honor

    G - CAL G Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada Height: 6’4” Weight: 205 lbs. Jersey Number: 69 Drafted: S25 CGY (via GM Rule) Username: JardyB10 CAL G came into the league as one of the more anticipated goaltenders of the post-Aidan Shaw era. Created by then-Calgary General Manager Jardy Bunclewirth as a Season 25 player, the player’s name was a bit of a joke about what he would be to the organization for the long term. Ironically, CAL G ended up playing no games in Calgary. Instead, he played out his first year of VHL eligibility in the VHLM and then saw his rights shipped to Seattle for a package of picks (one of which ended up being Hall-of-Famer Phil Rafter). CAL G now sits sixth in career wins despite less games played than everyone above him and many below him, and has the fourth best save percentage along with the best Goals Against Average in league history. One of the best goaltenders in the VHL’s storied history, CAL G gets his dues today with a Hall-of-Fame induction. Career Awards: S24 Founder's Cup (Saskatoon) S24 Sawchuk Trophy (Top VHLM Goaltender) S25 Founder's Cup (Saskatoon) S25 Sawchuk Trophy (Top VHLM Goaltender) S26 Christian Stolzschweiger Trophy (Top Rookie) S27 Victory Cup (Seattle) S28 Continental Cup (Seattle) S28 Victory Cup (Seattle) S28 Daisuke Kanou Trophy (Playoff MVP; shared with Felix Peters) S29 Scotty Campbell Trophy (VHL MVP) S29 Aidan Shaw Trophy (Top VHL Goaltender) Season 25 Statistics (VHLM): Regular Season: Saskatoon Wild [VHLM] 72 GP / 59-8-4 / 0.920 SV / 2.20 GAA / 2 SO Postseason: Saskatoon Wild [VHLM] 10 GP / 8-2-0 / 0.907 SV / 2.65 GAA / 1 SO CAL G was drafted third overall in the Season 24 VHLM Dispersal Draft by the Saskatoon Wild. On a roster that was bolstered by Gunnar Axelson’s ridiculous 185-goal season with strong contributions, CAL G won the Sawchuk that year as the VHLM’s top goalie and the team easily won the Founder's Cup, but he surprised many by choosing to stay down in the VHLM for his first year of VHL eligibility rather than ascend to the Calgary Wranglers’ top netminder position. With CAL G and Vladimir Boomchenko returning, the Wild looked like strong favorites to repeat. Also adding the services of future Hall-of-Famer Jarvis Baldwin, Saskatoon was able to finish with the VHLM’s best record for the second consecutive season. CAL G once again won the Sawchuk Trophy as he established himself as the only elite young netminder in the minors. In the postseason, the Wild had little trouble, winning both of their series’ 4-1 despite a less resolute postseason effort from the hyped goaltender. Going into the VHL as only the third multi-Sawchuk winning goaltender in VHLM history, expectations were high for CAL G. Season 26 Statistics: Regular Season: Seattle Bears 64 GP / 47-12-5 / 0.912 SV / 2.15 GAA / 11 SO Postseason: Seattle Bears 6 GP / 2-4-0 / 0.903 SV / 2.64 GAA / 1 SO Following a franchise-shaping offseason deal between Seattle and Calgary to send CAL G to the Bears, there were a lot of expectations for the Saskatoon product in net with a massively talented roster in front of him. G responded with a league-leading 11 shutouts, while finishing fourth in the league in save percentage and third in Goals Against Average. The Bears, who had gone 25-38-9 in the previous season, finished with 109 points in the standings as six different players accounted for at least 100 points. In the postseason Seattle faltered on the back of a poor effort from CAL G, but his great regular season was enough to net him the Stolzschweiger Trophy as the league’s top rookie. It was becoming increasingly clear that a star was rising in the VHL. Season 27 Statistics: Regular Season: Seattle Bears 65 GP / 53-8-4 / 0.928 SV / 1.60 GAA / 19 SO Postseason: Seattle Bears 7 GP / 3-3-1 / 0.918 SV / 2.32 GAA / 1 SO CAL G had easily the greatest season for a VHL goaltender that wasn’t named the league’s top goaltender. His 19 shutouts remain a league record today, as does his 1.60 GAA. It seems pretty ridiculous nowadays to see that Andreas Bjorkman’s save percentage being .003% higher could trump these records en route to an Aidan Shaw Trophy win. CAL G led Seattle to a Victory Cup in Season 27 as the league’s winningest team, but the team was shocked by the New York Americans in the North American Conference Championship 4-3. G played well in the series, but many were beginning to doubt his ability to lead a team after a second consecutive first round loss. Season 28 Statistics: Regular Season: Seattle Bears 62 GP / 49-11-1 / 0.921 SV / 1.75 GAA / 8 SO Postseason: Seattle Bears 13 GP / 8-5-0 / 0.917 SV / 2.03 GAA / 1 SO After a record-setting season, CAL G took a bit of a step back but still produced a fantastic season. For a second straight year, Seattle managed a Victory Cup win, solidifying them as one of the premier teams of the late-Season-20’s. Of course, this era is known for the advent of cross-over, a system that allowed three teams from one conference to make the playoffs (back when there were still only four in each conference) if the other conference only had one deserving team. It’s a system that was short-lived, as VHL expansion took away the need for it, but it created interesting match-ups, including CAL G’s first ever postseason showdown against his former Calgary Wranglers. Led by rookie Marius Henchoz, Calgary nearly stole the series, but CAL G instead picked up his first VHL postseason series victory 4-3 to set up a rematch against the New York Americans, who had eliminated the Bears in the playoffs a season ago. This time, Seattle prevailed 4-2 to win the league’s Continental Cup, while CAL G shared the Daisuke Kanou Trophy as the league’s postseason MVP with teammate Felix Peters for his efforts. Season 29 Statistics: Regular Season: Seattle Bears 64 GP / 43-15-6 / 0.932 SV / 1.70 GAA / 10 SO Postseason: Seattle Bears 7 GP / 3-3-1 / 0.881 SV / 2.98 GAA / 0 SO CAL G bred a lot of expectations following his leading Seattle to a Cup in Season 28, and boy did he deliver. After a major snub for the Aidan Shaw Trophy two seasons back, CAL G was able to claim the trophy as the top VHL goaltender for the first time in his career with a fantastic year, taking his game to such a new level that he was ultimately crowned regular season MVP. Still, Seattle took a bit of a step back, following behind the upstart Toronto Legion in the chase for the top record in the North American Conference. Against Davos in the first round of the postseason, CAL G played uncharacteristically poor, and Seattle found themselves bounced in the first round for the third time in four years. Season 30 Statistics: Regular Season: Seattle Bears 64 GP / 40-16-8 / 0.922 SV / 1.97 GAA / 3 SO Postseason: Seattle Bears 12 GP / 7-5-0 / 0.927 SV / 1.94 GAA / 1 SO Seattle was able to ascend once more to the top of the North American Conference in an era that was extremely low on scoring. CAL G didn’t perform as great in Season 30 as he did the year before but was still an instrumental piece in Seattle’s success. Still holding a grudge over the Season 27 playoff defeat, the Bears dominated New York in the first round of the postseason 4-1, setting up an epic finale between two North American teams, as CAL G went in to face Calgary once again. A match-up with a ton of great narratives (although CAL G1 would unfortunately never see the net for the Wranglers), it was an extremely hard fought and close match-up that proved one of the greatest finals series’ in VHL history. Calgary asserted themselves with a 3-1 lead before the Bears won a huge game five in triple overtime. Following a CAL G shutout to even the series at three, Marius Henchoz put up a shutout of his own in game seven to secure another Bears disappointment. G had his best postseason performance in his career, but it wasn’t quite enough to hold off the upstart Wranglers. Season 31 Statistics: Regular Season: Seattle Bears/Vasteras Iron Eagles 56 GP / 27-25-4 / 0.930 SV / 2.28 GAA / 8 SO It became abundantly clear that Seattle no longer had the roster to compete with the new-guard in the North American Conference. In 36 games in Seattle, CAL G had a 16-17-3 record despite a fantastic 0.934 save percentage. Seattle then chose to blow up the whole thing, sending G, Jarvis Baldwin and Genghis Khan to Vasteras for four players and four picks. In Vasteras, CAL G played only 20 of the last 36 games, as the team was looking to give playing time to young goaltender Vincent Vega as well, but in his 20 starts G helped Vasteras to 11 of their 24 wins on the year. After years of being regarded as a franchise goaltender, CAL G had fallen back to playing a gatekeeper role, despite his immense talents clearly still being intac Season 32 Statistics: Regular Season: Vasteras Iron Eagles 64 GP / 44-13-6 / 0.934 SV / 1.79 GAA / 9 SO Postseason: Vasteras Iron Eagles 7 GP / 3-4-0 / 0.911 SV / 2.72 GAA / 0 SO It was clear that Vasteras made the move to add CAL G and Jarvis Baldwin with an eye towards Season 32 rather than Season 31. Vincent Vega had fallen out of favor with the organization, allowing CAL G to reclaim his rightful place as a full-time netminder, and he played exceptionally. One of five goaltenders to finish with a save percentage over 0.925 and one of three to go over 0.930, Season 32 was defined by franchise goaltenders, as a performance on the level of CAL G’s in Season 32 could bring in an Aidan Shaw Trophy in almost any other season. Vasteras finished the year with 104 points, although that was only good for third in the European Conference, and the team lost in seven in the first round against the upstart Helsinki Titans in CAL G’s final VHL game. Career Stats: Regular Season: 439 GP / 303-100-34 / 0.926 SV / 1.88 GAA / 68 SO Postseason: 52 GP / 26-24-2 / 0.913 SV / 2.33 GAA / 4 SO CAL G may have only won one Continental Cup, but even at his worst he was still easily in the discussion as one of the top four goaltenders in the VHL. Stick him in nearly any other era, and his Aidan Shaw trophy collection would likely include three wins rather than one. He still holds the single season shutout and GAA records, and held the career shutout record until Alexander Labatte passed him by one. Overall, CAL G is one of the league’s truly elite goalies, putting him up there with the likes of Aidan Shaw, Daisuke Kanou, Labatte, and Benjamin Glover, and perhaps very few others.
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