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  1. Quik

    Official Resignation

    Hey Everyone! So, this will probably come as a shock to most of you, but I haven't really been around much lately. I touched a bit on this when we announced Al as the newest Commissioner, which was 2 months ago, that I was going through some changes in my personal life that meant less time for the league. Initially, this was meant to be temporary, as I settled into a new phase in my career, hoping to return to full activity as a part of the Commissioner team in this great community that I've devoted thousands of hours to over the past decade and a half. However, after a couple of months, it's become clear that I will no longer be able to put in the time necessary to be a contributing member of the Commish team. It's been a wild ride, and I'll be forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the leadership in the VHL. Thank you to everyone I've interacted with for being part of the journey, and if I haven't interacted with you, thank you, as well, if for nothing other than being part of the league.
    37 points
  2. (thanks @Zetterberg) What is up folks! It's that time of season, and I'm pleased to have been joined by @MattyIce to turn this season's iteration of the mock draft into an ASMR podcast. Without the ASMR portion of course. But we did do a full hour of chatting about recent VHL moves, and team needs for every team with a pick in the first round. Plenty of banter over the course of an hour, and plenty of confusion as well! That's what happens when you don't prepare well in advance, but I think it came out pretty nicely. Below in the spoilers will be the results of our mock draft, since we understand not everyone has the time or patience to listen to an hour long podcast. Please keep in mind that we used the current draft order on the portal, and that neither of us have inside information about any of the picks or moves that we predict may occur. Hope you all enjoy!
    12 points
  3. Welcome back to Under 250! Today we’ll take a look back at every team's season 79 and maybe even take a glance into what the future will hold. While you’re here be sure to check out some of the other recent VSN articles! Under 250 - S79 VHLM Playoff Preview | The S79 Continental Cup Preview - Seattle Bears VS. Malmo Nighthawks| S79 Trade Deadline Recap Eastern Conference The eastern conference shaped up the way that many would have expected with Mississauga having a dominant regular season, Miami and Philadelphia in that second tier and Halifax taking the last playoff spot. Ottawa and Minnesota then had what looks to be the last season of their respective rebuilds as both teams have built up a fair bit of draft capital for the upcoming draft. Minnesota Storm Finishing the regular season with a record of 19-49-4, Minnesota did not have a good season in terms of their record. However, Minnesota did have a few bright spots this season, first off with the emergence of Nils Godlander @Moon_50 as they would join the Storm 40 games into the season and go on to be just short of a point per game and without a doubt have a very bright future. Another player who had a great season with Minnesota this past season was Finn Davis @M1nT who finished the season with 31 goals and 75 points to lead the Storm. The returning roster at this moment is pretty bare with only Barry Bonds Jr @Jim Kovtrash returning, Minnesota does however have their fair share of draft picks and will look to have a huge draft that could see them emerge as one of the potential favourites come S80. Ottawa Lynx Just in front of Minnesota in the standings is the 23-44-5 Ottawa Lynx. GM 16z has done an incredible job building this team to be very competitive for the next 2 seasons as they have 3 first round picks in the next 2 drafts including Mexico’s and Philadelphia’s S81 firsts, both of which could fall in the lottery. Along with their draft capital, Ottawa has some solid players returning in Louis Vignac @Habs fan, Matty Live @Mattylive3k and Arno Blugers @bukss_a all of which played well this past season recording 14, 33, and 20 points respectively. Last season defensemen and team captain Ben Aky @Lilmar led the way for the Lynx scoring 28 goals and 69 points in 62 games before being traded to Mexico City. Halifax 21st Halifax 21st had a strong start to the season but started to trail off towards the end, finishing with a record of 33-30-9. Halifax’s offence was led by the duo of Zach Kisslinger II @Kisslinger and Bryn Yrwy @dylanjj37 who would finish second and third in league scoring and would lead the league in assists and goals respectively. Defensively Halifax was carried by one player all season in their goalie David Davis @Josh, who finished the season with a 0.901 SV% and a 3.44 GAA in 68 starts, expect to see Davis possibly with an outside chance at taking home the goalie of the year award as compared to every other goalie in the league they made the biggest difference for their team as they did not have a single defensemen in front of them for the majority of the season. Philadelphia Reapers The 49-20-3 Reapers had a great regular season led by Darth Kaprizov @Darth Kaprizov, Gregory Bates @Tyler, and Miroslav Tsarov @PadStack all of whom scored over 100 points. The Reapers captain and starting goalie Tobias Reinhart @Spaz had a solid season and should hold his head high as he managed a 42-17-2 record, while having a 0.885% and 2.94 GAA and will move into the top 5 in Reapers history for both games played by a goalie and wins. This off season will likely mean the start of a rebuild in Philadelphia as most of their players will be moving onto the VHLE and they don’t have many draft picks left after spending the past 2 seasons in search of the success they had in season 75. Miami Marauders This Miami team got better with each and every game and towards the end of the season surged past Philadelphia and Mexico to finish with a record of 48-17-7 and claim the third spot in the standings. During the regular season Mikey Markov @JetsFan81 stepped up in a big way to score 57 goals and a total of 118 points. Additionally Hari Singh Nalwa @Dil had a great season by having 102 points as a defensemen. In goal Em Em Flex @oilmandan had a great season as they would finish the season with a 0.901 SV% and 2.53 GAA while starting every game. As for the upcoming draft Miami has some later picks and could make some moves to either acquire more in search of another Founder’s Cup. Mississauga Hounds The Hounds were the odds-on favourites to win the Founder’s Cup from the start of the season, drafting Aj Williams @ajwllmsn, Corey Kitson @Nykonax , and Sven Eightnine @BarzalGoat in the first round and trading for 4th overall pick Tony Adams @fonziGG. During the regular season the Hounds would be as expected as they would walk to having the best record in the VHLM with a 56-12-4 record. Led by Nathaniel Minion @Minion, who now leads the Hounds in all-time scoring, and Otto Numminen @Otto Numminen. Going forward Mississauga should rebound fairly quickly as they currently have the picks and returning cast to be competitive again before we know it. Western Conference The Western Conference had its fair share of story lines throughout the season with San Diego surging into a playoff spot after being last in the league early in the season, and the battle between Mexico City and Saskatoon for the top spot. The season played out as expected for the ever consistent Las Vegas Aces as they would finish in a playoff spot for the 4th time in 5 seasons. Both Yukon and Houston had down seasons as their eyes are clearly set on the future. Houston Bulls Houston had a season that they likely would like to forget going 11-60-1 as GM @rjfryman sold off every player in order to set up the new GM @MattyIce to build the team their own way. Houston currently has no returning players as expected but they do have more draft picks than most other teams across the next two drafts. Houston will surely be a team to watch as they should be competitive for some time to come. Yukon Rush Following their S78 Founder’s Cup win the Rush had a down year finishing with a record of 23-42-7. Leading the way for the Rush this past season was Kyosti Karjalainen @UnkemptCL4PTP who was a point per game and is expected to be one of the top selections in the upcoming VHLM draft. Additionally for the Rush goaltender Oskar Lindbergh @Doomsday held them in every game and finished the season with a 0.902 SV% and 3.5 GAA. Heading into the draft Link Zhang @WHY_Bolts remains on the Rush roster and they have a lot of top selections in the draft and will likely be one of the top teams in the league next season. San Diego Marlins The Marlins are an interesting story as early in the season the Marlins found themselves in last place, with additions to the lineup in all the right places and spectacular play from the core the Marlins rebounded to a 33-34-5 record, good enough to claim the 8th playoff spot. During the regular season Alexander Rivers @DrummerBoy15 and Pippo Coca @pippo played very well both of which finishing the season above a point per game. The real turning point for this team came with a trade with Houston to acquire Xavier Booberry @CowboyinAmerica who would go onto have a 24-12-4 record with the Marlins and propel them into the playoffs. Going forward the Marlins and the Reapers are in the same boat with few or no returning players and minimal draft picks, following the rebuild of these two teams could be a story to keep an eye on. Las Vegas Aces Trade the picks, trust the process. Las Vegas had a very successful season 79 as they would finish with a record of 38-29-5 and two of their defensemen in Zdeno Chara @Agito and Pistol Pete @PistolP would finish tied for the most points by a defensemen with 111, both of which had no problem putting the puck in the back of the net either as they would have 38 and 41 goals respectively. Going forward Las Vegas has a decent returning group led by Pekka Grubauer @Tendy and could easily take a step towards contention by trading the picks and trusting the process yet again. Mexico City Kings The Kings had a very good regular season lead by goaltender Bastian Greiss @ThatsGreissy as they would finish with a record of 48-17-7. Offensively Deke Rike @JCV put in work as they would score 106 points. As far as season 80, the Kings have most of their season 80 draft picks and have a of solid returning player in Dookie Headtop @Pengu. Mexico could take another run at the Founder’s Cup next season and you shouldn’t be surprised if this team exceeds expectations. Saskatoon Wild The Wild had a spectacular second half of the season to catch up to and pass the Mexico City Kings for the conference lead. Led by top goalie Leroy Johnson @Vkobe-v who maintained a 0.902 SV% for the entire season and is one of the main reasons for the Wild’s 51-18-3 record. Along with Johnson you can’t talk about the Wild without mentioning Duncan Montana @124715 who finished the season with 149 points, good enough to have a wide margin between them and the next highest scorer in the league. Alongside Montana was Kyle Peace @Peace and Dekster Jankowski @xsjack who finished with 129 and 109 points respectively, this high scoring offence and solid goaltending propelled Saskatoon into first in the western conference. Going into next season Saskatoon has several returning players in Jankowski, Nikita Eklund @Ekky and Matt Avens @Mr Bohannan who along with Saskatoon’s third through seventh round selections, the Wild could find themselves in a playoff spot next season. Playoffs Quarter Finals The quarter finals went as expected for the most part with all of the top seeds winning their respective series. Although the top seed won every series, the length of two of the series were very surprising. First off in what was expected to be a very close series potentially going seven games, Bastian Greiss and the Mexico City Kings completed the only sweep of the playoffs against the Philadelphia Reapers. The second series of interest here is the series in which Las Vegas almost took out the eventual champion Miami Marauders taking them all the way to game 7. The other two series saw the Mississauga Hounds and the Saskatoon Wild defeat the San Diego Marlins and the Halifax 21st in 5 games. Semi Finals The semi finals saw the Mississauga Hounds experience their first real scare of the season as the Mexico City Kings took the Hounds all the way to game seven in part thanks to their spectacular defensive play, the Hounds would go onto win game seven by a score of 5-4 in a real nail-biter. The other semi final series saw the Saskatoon Wild take an early 2-0 series lead before dropping the next four games to a powerhouse Miami team. Founder’s Cup Finals In a rematch of the S78 Founder’s Cup finals we saw the Miami Marauders and Mississauga Hounds go toe to toe yet again, the Hounds looking to avenge the season 78 sweep, and Miami looking to pull off yet another upset against the Hounds. In game 1 the Marauders would find themselves trailing 3-1 early in the third before 4 goals between Omi Aberg @osens, Bob Beach @Big Bob, and Mikey Markov secured the 5-3 win. In game 2 we saw Miami take an early 2-0 lead before giving up 3 straight to Mississauga, before the end of the second Maximus Decimus Meridius @Beaviss would tie it up and in the 3rd Alessandro Nano @leafsman would score the eventual game winner giving Miami the 2-0 series lead. Game 3 would have 11 goals between both teams as they would go back and forth all game before Nathaniel Minion would score his second of the game in the third giving Mississauga a 6-5 lead that would hold up for the rest of the game. In game 4 Miami would wake up in the third period with the game tied at 3 and score 3 straight to take a stranglehold on the series with a 3-1 series lead. In a do or die game 5 for Mississauga it would be all Miami as they would take an 2-0 lead in the first and never look back winning the game 5-2 with a Founder’s Cup winning goal scored by Omi Aberg in the second period. Both teams had a great playoffs and it will be very interesting to see where this rivalry goes in the future. Going into next season the VHLM will look very different with @InstantRockstar, @Zetterberg, @KaleebtheMighty, @thadthrasher, @Advantage, and @rjfryman moving on to the VHLE and taking their place six new GMs in @youloser1337, @MattyIce, @Ledge and Dairy, @Alex_J32, @JB123, and @N0HBDY, the VHLM could be a very interesting place in the future and we’ll see soon the new direction of all these teams.
    11 points
  4. S79 OFF-SEASON / S80 SEASON SCHEDULE: Dates and times subject to change Tuesday, September 14th Off-Season Begins Experience Points Allocated Wednesday, September 15th S79 Hall of Fame Induction Thursday, September 16th WJHC Day 1 WJHC Day 2 Friday, September 17th Free Agent Discussions Open @ Noon EST WJHC Day 3 WJHC Day 4 Saturday, September 18th Free Agency Opens @ Noon EST S80 VHLM Draft @ 8PM EST S79 VHL Awards Ceremony @ 9PM EST WJHC Day 5 WJHC Quarter-Finals Sunday, September 19th S80 Training Camps Open S79 VHL Awards Predictions Payout S79 VHL Awards Predictions Open S80 VHL Draft @ 8PM EST WJHC Semi-Finals WJHC Finals Depreciation (Affects S73 / S74 / S75 Drafted Players) S80 Finance TPE Cut-Off (all TPE earned, up to, and including, this date will affect salary brackets for S80)  S80 VHLM / VHLE TPE Cut-Off (Any players who have earned 200 TPE or more, up to and including this date, will no longer be eligible to play in the VHLM for S80. Likewise any players who have earned 400 TPE or more, up to and including this date, will no longer be eligible to play in the VHLE for S80. - Training Camp may not be claimed if you are at the Cap; if you are within 10 of the cap on this date, you may claim up to the cap, i.e. If you are at 194, you may claim 6 TPE from Training Camp)   S80 Depreciation Fighter Cut-Off (Any players who wish to purchase a S80 depreciation fighter from the Player Store will no longer be eligible to do so after this date: The 'Jaromir Jagr', Still Kicking, Old But Not Forgotten) Monday, September 20th S80 Retirement (Players can re-create for S81 and still play S80) S79 VHLM Awards Ceremony @ 8PM EST S80 VHLE Draft @ 8PM EST Tuesday, September 21st S80 VHL / VHLE / VHLM Indexes Posted Wednesday, September 22nd S80 VHL / VHLE / VHLM Regular Seasons Begin Sunday, September 26th S80 Training Camps Close S80 Awards Predictions Close Last day to purchase Prediction Modifiers Monday, October 11th S80 Theme Week Monday, October 18th S80 Trade Deadline @ 3PM EDT Players may create for S82 VHL Entry Draft Wednesday, October 27th VHL / VHLE / VHLM Last Day of the Regular Season Friday, October 29th S80 Playoffs Begin
    9 points
  5. When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a player to excise him/herself from a team, and in doing so create a hole in the back of the leadership of said team approximately the size of a Wusthof 6 inch hollow edge chef's knife, a decent respect to the interests of the league requires the recently-stabbed to declare the causes which impel them to the separation. I should know, it's happened to me twice. The first is well-documented: I was GM of the Calgary Wranglers from S26 to S41. For much of the league's history, this was the record for longest GMing tenure - a fact that is laughable at the moment given how readily @hedgehog337 and @Banackock have turned such a run into child's play, but nonetheless it was true. I had a defenseman on my team by the name of Ryan Sullivan, @Advantage's player, and a GM spot became open in New York that he was a logical candidate for, so I traded him there for Skylar Rift, @Devise's player and someone I assumed would be my franchise goalie for the rest of his career. Goalies simply didn't move at the time barring complete shifts in team direction, or so it seemed. Not too long after that, however, I was not entirely on top of things contract-wise during the season and despite my efforts after the season ended, he left in FA (along with several other players from other teams to form somewhat of a powerhouse in Quebec, although some questioned the methods by which that team was built). I didn't know it at the time, but apparently he'd been planning to leave partway through the season, which would have been nice to know but he kept it close to the vest. Obviously that wound has long since healed as Devise remains one of my closest friends on the site to this day (and as was made clear in the ensuing decades, I was partially to blame for the whole thing in that particular case). It's in a 40 for 40, which for the most part has closed the book on that chapter, and it's now simply just another moment in history. I only bring it up here as it has relevance to another situation that just occurred hours ago. Apparently, I'm just a very stabbable person. This particular GMing run, as the inaugural GM of the Prague Phantoms, began in S68 when the team was created. As an expansion, we were terrible for some time, then got mediocre, then had a few promising years (one of which we deserved better from the sim, and were led in goal by a certain Brick Wahl, which will become important in the ensuing paragraphs). Nonetheless, it has not been a particularly successful go around, sim-wise anyway, but it's been much more fun because I've taken the success of the team with a grain of salt and instead have focused more on generating a good team atmosphere and a place people want to play, especially if they've already done so once before and liked it at the time. There have been a lot of people I've gotten to know well over this run, from the only member I've now GMed on both teams @Doomsday, to multi-league veterans such as @Sharkstrong, @omgitshim and @Cornholio, to guys that have been around in this league for varying lengths of time such as @animal74, @Seabass, @Fire Vigneault, and @wcats. Many of you know, however, that I have a tendency toward promising first gens. It's why I've ultimately always been more at home in the VHLM in some capacity, whether as GM or as a commissioner. I've played a proud role in bringing a lot of guys their first experience with the league - for example, one of the guys I GMed in Ottawa before taking Prague is now sitting beside me in the other commissioner seat ( @McWolf ) and it's always a pleasure to work with him. For Prague itself, it's been a lineup of guys that in many cases have gone on to do quite a bit for themselves here, the most prominent current example being @Domg5, but along with that there's @Gaikoku-hito, @JB123, @Baby Boomer, @Mistxh J and many more. Apologies if your name's not here, I don't think anyone wants to just read off a list of names. My point is that I've gotten to know a lot of people, most of whom I consider friends in some capacity. Then there's @BladeMaiden. Someone who started off as a bit of a thorn in my side during her run as GM of the Philadelphia Reapers, but whatever you thought of her methods, she had a passion for that team that was unmatched and I was always grateful for that, whatever the result. Yes, there were times where that passion may have resulted in a few questionable methods, but ultimately the M is about getting people interested and then letting them blossom into good solid members in the bigs, and she was always reliable for that. She's polarizing as hell, probably one of my biggest opposites in that sense (it took me some time to decide to sit down and write this because I fear for the blowback, but ultimately decided I should get something out of the situation in any case) and a lot of people are not entirely fans of hers or weren't early on especially. I've never been in that group. I respected the hustle in the Philly years while not always encouraging the things that happened, and since then, I've developed a friendship enough that I've always wanted to have her around in some capacity, even more so if she's on my team. @rjfryman may have had the winning bid in EFL to get her to come back here and create Thightrap, but it was not for lack of trying on my part (and I could have gone higher, had RJ not had the same goal as I did, which was to bring her back here in particular). She obviously has her group of close friends here, but I count myself among that number. When the S74 draft came, I had the 4th pick. I was a bit tunnel visioning at the time, I'd convinced myself I was going to draft Blade come hell or high water. As talks wore on ahead of the draft, it became clear 4th would not in fact be high enough, and so I began to try to move up. Ultimately this was futile, no teams were budging, and in fact I had an offer from Warsaw to move to 1st overall that was ridiculous and would have broken my team ( @.sniffuM had already committed to who he wanted with that pick and did not want to go back on his word, which is certainly respectable - the offer was something in the neighborhood of 2 1sts and 2 2nds to move up 3 spots). The fact that I actually thought about the offer for more than 10 seconds tells you all you need to know about how badly I wanted this to work. Ultimately I traded down instead, managed to land Flyers' player at 8th, and certainly came out of that draft looking much better than I would have without all those extra picks I could have given away. When a former commissioner coming off of a hall of fame player falls in your lap, it makes it much easier to accept not getting the player you wanted. Several seasons later, I'd managed to acquire Thightrap via a trade with Seattle (and anyone who's been in the league for more than half a season knows the type of price that involves) for what at the time seemed like it would be the rest of her career. Three seasons, admittedly marred a bit by the fact that they'd be seasons of depreciation, but this was a good enough player to take the hit just fine. She was only signed for one more at the time of the trade, but surely securing an extension would not be a problem for a friend? Especially when early on she'd asked if 2 seasons would be enough value rather than 3 intending at that time to retire early, but basically just assuming as though things would be with Prague. This would be fine, right? Not remotely an issue? Right? Bueller? Bueller? When the blade slipped in, somewhere between the 6th and 7th thoracic vertebrae, it felt numbing at first. Like a slight tickle. Once the shock wore off, there was much screaming, many tears, and a long hard talk of reconciliation, but it happened nonetheless. I was backstabbed a second time. This time, however, I'm convinced none of the blame was my own - she would tell you the same, frankly. Extension talks began plenty early, I'd sent an offer weeks ago, an offer which she says she never saw (I'm not sure if that was a glitch in the site, or if she did see it and just didn't take it, or what have you). As things got closer, a slight doubt crept into the back of my mind, but I never actually doubted this would get done. Then it didn't. She went right back to Seattle, taking my picks with her. Then, like the first stab wasn't enough... she wanted to be removed from the discord. The claim was something about the team needing space to vent and it would be easier to be mad about it if she wasn't there. Sure, that sounds reasonable enough, but not if you know my discord. We're the type of environment where once you're a part of us, you're a part of us for good, as long as you remain in the league (unless you specifically indicate wanting to be removed, but even then that's generally been for people who have been there for a season or so). The term is not for everyone, and I don't really remember who coined it, but there's a reason people have called us the "Phamily" - you don't just stop being a Phantom just because your player has. This request, to me anyway, hurt as much if not more than her player leaving in FA. It also didn't last long. I'd initially compromised and moved her to Alumni (where she would not see the team section, where much of the chat is) but had already been talking to her in discord PM for some time at that point, and once I'd expressed just how not ok I was with that decision, she's back in. It lasted a whole 15 minutes. A body is a whole thing - you can't just cut off your arm, leave it sit out for a while, and then reattach it (unless under very specific circumstances, including a lot of ice, before @Renomitsu the doctor comes in here and corrects me). In any case, this time the fallout has actually gone much quicker, and while I'm still feeling a bit of a fresh wound, Blade and I are already back on good terms, and things are perfectly fine on that end. I'm not willing to lose a friend over a hockey sim, even if it would be easy to do so right now. Blade is a firecracker, far more impulsive than I'd ever be, but that's also a good thing. The world needs some people like that. If everyone was like me, quiet and unassuming, we'd never make any progress. However, there is one thing that has come of this. It's arguably been some time coming now, and has been somewhat in the back of my mind, but this has, shall we say... accelerated the timeline. I will not be stabbed a third time. I like to keep my friends as friends, and not think poorly of them, even if only for an afternoon. Therefore, the current plan is that season 80 will be my final season as GM of Prague. I will remain VHLM Commissioner, the role that enables me to do more good for a wider array of people and to help fuel the league with new members who enjoy this strange and wild trip we call a league. Obviously the decision as to my replacement will come primarily from the blue team, as it has always been, but my recommendation as of this moment (and assuming I'm not talked out of the decision, which I don't see as likely) would be @Acydburn - prior to McWolf, he stood by my side as my fellow VHLM Commissioner and has now taken the same role in the VHLE. He's been Prague's "unofficially official" since day 1, and would have been my inaugural AGM instead of Zoiderberg had he not already been GM of Ottawa (coincidentally the team I'd GMed up to that point). There is no one here I'd rather see get a spot, and frankly it's been a long time coming, if the blues do in fact decide to give him the position. 2,172 words. 4 weeks of claim.
    8 points
  6. hylands

    a few of my thoughts

    i’ve never written anything like this in my time in the league. i’m usually writing little .com articles in character, or doing graphics, or having a laugh with my good friends on 3ppao. i guess there just hasn’t been much that i would consider worthy of blabbing on about. however, as the season gets closer and closer to starting again, i find myself reflecting a little bit. malmo’s championship run this past season was what dreams are made of. if you had asked me before the season started what my expectations were, i would have said “i’d like to make the playoffs without the need for a wildcard round”. boy, was i blown out of the water. things started off well, and after a slight dip in performance, which i addressed with a trade for @fromtheinside we never looked back. we just kept winning and the team grew more and more confident as the wins piled up. seeing the locker room transform from what it was in seasons prior, (which i’m sure any gm of a team not expected to do well knows exactly what that’s like) into what felt like one of the best team environments i’ve been a part of, it was amazing to see. that run culminated in a tremendous victory cup, which we won quite handedly, and ultimately a continental cup that made things oh so much sweeter. the playoffs had me way more anxious than i care to admit! a huge shoutout to @GustavMattias, @dlamb, and @Banackock for building outstanding teams that nearly pushed us over the edge to our demise. i actually couldn’t believe that we had managed to pull off the victory. it was not something i had ever pictured for malmo so soon into my tenure. that brings me to now. we’re on the other side of all of that, and i feel extremely satisfied with the work i’ve done in such a short time. i can’t take full credit, @FrostBeard set everything in motion way back before i even took control of the team. however, finding some amazing players in the draft, at the positions that we had, is something that i am extremely proud of. i’ve been blessed with not only amazing players, but amazing people too. building a team of people that motivate each other to be their best is probably what i love the most about this, and i couldn’t be happier with the squad that i have today. having said all that, i think this ship has run its course. i got into gming with the ultimate goal of winning a cup. that’s all. i never wanted to be hall of fame worthy, or to be remembered by everyone as one of the greatest of all time. i’m sure every person who has aspired to be a gm can relate. maybe you dreamed of more cups and more glory, but everyone just wants to win! i wanted to make my mark, prove to myself that i could do it, and hopefully make a positive impact on the players i acquired to do that with, and i did it. so i’m sitting here wondering, what more is there for me here. or better yet, what more can i contribute to the league and my team as a gm? and i’m struggling to come up with an answer. i’m not saying flat out that i’m done just yet, but the time seems right. it feels unfair for me to stay in a position where i won’t be fully committed. and to be taking that opportunity away from one of the deserving up and coming gms just doesn’t sit well with me. day in, day out i see the passion and drive that the other gms bring. not only about their teams, but also about the league as a whole. maybe i’m a little burnt out. i’ve been going pretty steady at this for the better part of a year and a half, and i’m sure many of you can relate, it starts to take a toll on you eventually. i’m not too keen on running myself into the ground and making things worse than they really need to be. i still enjoy building players, and i cherish the small community i’ve surrounded myself with. like i said, this is not a resignation just yet, but the thought is on my mind. i thought it would be beneficial to get these thoughts down and maybe generate some discussion on things i’ve touched on. anyways, that’s about it. thanks for taking the time out of your day to get a glimpse at my inner monologue.
    8 points
  7. Beaviss

    "E"

    Hello all, As you may know, I am a big proponent of expansions and exciting new features to add to the league. While this has turned it into a meme sometimes, it's not just a meme. While I'm not right all of the time of course, (trivia answer sharing punishments) I do believe a lot of my ideas and theories have been good for the league or at least entertaining to discuss. While I was gone the League and the BOG implemented and announced a brand new league that being the VHLE! While many people thought it would be something I'd look forward to (expansions) you would have been right at first; unfortunately, the deeper I looked into the entire E system and the effect it would have on the rest of the user-base, I started having my doubts. On the surface, the E looks like a great fix for an "issue" the league has, which would be roster room. What it does not do is help the average member stay engaged and active in the league. The "clickers" as they have been more recently called are being kind of put to the side. While some people may like this idea I believe it will be detrimental to the league's health. Having a league entirely dedicated to housing the "clickers" will damage the retention of said "clicking" members. Some may not care about those members, some of which may stay or not, but I personally believe they are crucial to the league(s) to survive. While the E is just a theoretical stop along the way of a career it also delays the average member by at least a season or two it creates the vision of the end goal (of making the VHL) that much more distant. If I had joined the league and had been told that I had to go through two different leagues and that it would take an entire real-life year to reach the VHL I might not have stuck around. Because of this very simple idea, I think the long-term ramifications of having the third league make the VHLE a bad idea. The fact that I have seen many well-known members in discord posts about skipping the E in by any means possible, is just a small example of how this league will be seen as a home for the "clickers". Here are a few things I was able to find quickly while searching on discord. This is in no way just an "I don't like the E and these are my thoughts" below are some extra negative effects the E may have on the league's health overall. 1. The VHL Drafts will become barren (2nd and 3rd round picks mean nothing) 2. The STHS engine will struggle to deal with 99's vs 99's (were test sims done?) 3. Disengaging new members 4. Produces mediocre players that don't try to earn more TPE (activity) This is not simply a manifesto, I also have an idea on how to fix the issues that the VHLE was aimed at fixing. 1. Increase the VHLM cap to 350 TPE 2. incentivize VHL General Managers to roll more lines (uncap Endurance stat) 3. (yes I know) Expand the VHL by a couple more teams These are just a few little edits that could have been made that would make a 3rd league unnecessary. Overall I think the theory of the VHLE makes a lot of sense, although realistically it does not. Having members that will feel isolated and discouraged no how small of an aspect of the league you think this may be, is bad for the website's health overall. All it would take is a couple of bad draft classes and the VHL may suffer the same fate that it had when it had to remove Cologne. With the positive experience that new members and returning members have had with the VHLM why not leave them there for one more season instead of uprooting them for theoretically a single season? That, combined with the "unwatered down" talent that will be the VHL, will greatly reduce overall scoring across the league and recreate another "dead puck era", similar to what the VHL suffered through roughly 20 seasons ago. Take one of my previous players, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, as an example. He is currently 2nd of all time for TPE. In season 71 he scored a total of 88 points, which led the entire league that season. That is just a small example of what could happen when the talent at the highest level is not pitted against the weaker players. You may be thinking by this point "well getting no points isn't fun either" and that is something I'll agree with you on. Most new players or members would most likely come into the league expecting to go through some growing pains as their player gets better and gains more experience. This is like in the NHL, where most players go through some growing pains as they get used to the increased competition that the new league brings. No matter what stance you have on the VHLE, it's in my opinion that the "clickers" are what keeps the league alive. The fresh faces and the mediocre players that provide the fodder for the best of the best to feast on, and the inspiration that said "clickers" might take from this that causes them to develop more and more investment into this fantastic league and community we have here, is, in my opinion, something that lets the league continue to run the same way. Now, the moment we have all been waiting for; my prediction and foresight for what the E will become and how long it will last. I believe the E will become something that most "active" members will try to avoid. Not because of the General Managers or anyone running the league, but because of the time and impatience that most members have for anything not named the VHL. Without the boost from the most active members helping swell the numbers and drive the activity of the league, they may become stagnant and the majority of members around the league will not care what happens in it. I predict the league will run for 5 seasons before dying a horrendous yet somehow spectacular death. This is the Beaviss manifesto regarding the VHLE -Muff
    8 points
  8. Frank

    Damn it Bobby

    @N0HBDY
    8 points
  9. Telkster

    S77 class, 3 years in.

    Intro The draft class of season 77 was a pretty crazy day if I remember it correctly. Top 10 picks got moved, and a couple players here and there fell more then some were expecting. I’ll be going over many of the top players from this draft, and see who leads what categories. This week I’ll just be going over points, goals, and assists. Next week I’ll go over plus/minus, shots, shots blocked, and hits will be all the stats I’ll be going over. It’ll be top 5 per category, as well as an honourable mention or 2. Keep in mind these are all just regular season stats, so no playoff games. Points 1. Telker, 263 2. Atreides, 220 3. Idaho, 201 4. R. Reinhart, 176 5. Chara, 169 HM- A. Reinhart, 159 Moreau, 155 Telker tops the list after a couple back to back stellar seasons for Malmo. He’s won 1 award so far and has at least one more lined up for this season. Atreides and Idaho both had some good production seasons for Moscow, and look to pull them into a playoff picture next season. Reylynn had a good year with back to back 64 point seasons, she’ll certainly want a bigger point year next season. Chara was drafted quite high at the time, but it looks New York found themselves a number 1 caliber d man. Asher dropped in the draft, but makes a rebound with a big 89 point season to make the honourable mentions, as well as Moreau from the blue line too. Goals 1. Telker, 125 2. Atreides, 102 3. Idaho, 100 4. A. Reinhart, 71 5. R. Reinhart, 60 HM- Deathwalker, 58 Dude, 51 Telker tops the goal chart as well with 125 over his first 3 seasons. Atreides and Idaho look to be in a tight race in the goal department. Asher has really made a comeback in the points department as he’s starting to show he’s a player that perhaps shouldn’t have dropped. Reylynn hits number 5 on goals which is impressive from a defender. Deathwalker gets an honourable mention playing alongside Telker in Malmo with 58 goals, while Dude has 51 goals and beats out a few guys drafted higher then him. Assists 1. R. Reinhart, 176 2. Telker, 138 3. Chara, 134 4. Moreau, 128 5. Atreides, 118 HM. Idaho, 101 Deathwalker, 93 Reylynn really shows off why she was selected at 2nd overall, by crushing the assist category with a whopping 176 assists, which is close to an assist per game right now. Telker slips in at 2 where he’s surrounded by d man. Chara and Moreau crack the list as top 10 defensive selections. Atreides gets number 5, which is pretty good considering he’s been on a struggling Moscow so far. Plus, higher end defenders usually have an advantage when it comes to assists. Idaho makes the HM list, while Deathwalker is starting to show he isn’t just about hitting and racking up penalties. As of now, that’s 500 words on the dot. I’ll continue next week where we look at some more secondary stats, and I expect to see some new names on that media spot as well. Cheers everyone! players mentioned @OrbitingDeath @Mr_Hatter @Ricer13 @rjfryman @Frank @Jubis @animal74 @Cornholio
    8 points
  10. New York Americans Offseason Prep to Season 80 Big week for the New York Americans. Not only do the New York Americans have a new bench boss and General Manager in @MexicanCow123, as big tenure boss and New York legend @Esso2264 steps down after a big dozen seasons as General Manager of the New York Americans, the Americans also made a few big changes to the roster heading in to the 80th season of the VHL. To begin, the New York Americans trimmed their roster down to a line up of 5 forwards, 3 defense, and one goaltender, and then they traded away their Season 80 first round, 3rd overall pick (which turns up becoming Saku Kotkakoivu @DollarAndADream ), and a conditional Season 81 first round pick to the Calgary Wranglers, for two Season 80 third round picks (Calgary's and their very own New York's 3rd round picks; which were used to draft Left Winger Ernie King Jr @Greg Ernest 40th overall and Defenseman NineIQPro @NineIQ v2 37th overall respectively), Superstar Forward Left Winger Luke Thornton @Jtv1233 and also the return of former New York American and fan favourite Star Defenseman Cowboy Prout @Prout. Making their roster heading into Season 80 with a standard 6 forwards, 4 defense and one goaltender. Returning forwards include Center Phoenix Dawson @Toast and Right Winger Jon Webber @Webberj, both returning for their second season with the Americans. Center Calvin Hobbes @2hawk will return for his third season, their Captain and superstar Right Winger Red Lite @Tate will return for his 5th season, and finally after signing a lifer and retirement package contract, aging star Center Rhynex Entertainment @Rhynex Entertainment will return for his 6th season. In defense, it was interesting to see the New York Americans let go of star Defenseman Chicken Wing @chikn. They will bring back The Loch Ness Monster @LuluSalesAway for his second sophomore season, Kosmo Kramerev @Mongoose87 for his 3rd season with the Americans, and star defenseman Zeedayno Chara @Jubis for this 4th season as a New York American. Finally, the New York Americans bring back their superstar in the making goaltender Thadius Sales @thadthrasher, who has a lot to prove as he tries to make it into the playoffs for the second time in his 5th season in the VHL. With the roster near completion, there will be a lot of noise coming in the big apple as the New York Americans have high expectations in making the playoffs again, after missing out again in season 79 of the VHL. There will also be little excuses for their veteran Center Rhynex Entertainment to not return to form, with his rapid decline in play over the past seasons, especially with the addition of Luke Thornton making it two superstar wingers for the former Vladimir Boomchenko Trophy winner to pass to. However, one might say Center Phoenix Dawson might be taking the reigns as the team's top center, so we may see an even bigger decline in production to the Entertainer, who has been a consistent 30+ goal scorer and point per game producer. All in all, we know this will be a very interesting and possibly the most entertaining season coming up for the New York Americans. In hopes for a very long season in New York. Go NYA Go! Word count: 549
    7 points
  11. TXC

    Hulk Hogan 2 Traded

    "With the 10th overall pick the Philadelphia Reapers are proud to select Hulk Hogan 2." The crowd erupted in cheers as the future star walked towards the stage to join his new teams. The only thing louder than the crowd was an announcement over the speakers. "We have a trade to announce" Hogan 2 took the first step on to the stage before creeping to a stop, his ears perked up as he watched the VHLM commissioner's lips talk into the microphone. "The Yukon Rush have traded their Season 82 first round pick and this years fourth round pick for Hulk Hogan 2 and Shawn Glade V" The crowd erupted even louder than before, Yukon's draft team rushed onto the stage with a new jersey in hand, this one featuring the name Hogan 2 in bold lettering. Hogan 2 finished his step on the stage, shaking hands with the Reaper's GM and whispering something in his ear. Before continuing on to his new team and throwing on his new jersey, raising his hands up high to the crowd. The draft team on stream were caught off guard by this, stating "Hogan traded to Yukon?' Followed by "Is this true, is that factual? Oh its true! He was just traded to Yukon." Not many had expected this trade other than those behind the scenes, we caught up with Hogan for a brief interview following this trade. "How do you feel about joining Yukon?" Asked Marshall Willins, our reporter. "Well brother I'll tell you one thing, this team's looking great and we're ready to roll and make an immediate impact on this league." Hogan 2 responded, before the crowd grew louder, separating him and Willins. The Yukon Rush added multiple other first round talents including Harkat Mulds, Kyosti Karjalainen, Zaza Colors and Maximus Decimus Meridius, along with many other talents. They are shaping up to be early Founders Cup favourites.
    7 points
  12. Mr_Hatter

    The S79 VHL Awards Recap

    Hey everyone, going to keep this short and sweet. For those of you who may have missed it, we presented the Season 79 VHL Awards live on the pre-draft stream of the S80 VHL Draft, available here on @Esso2264's twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/115374840 For convenience, here is the full list of the winners. Congratulations all!
    6 points
  13. Ricer gave me the idea to talk about every locker room I am in. So here is me just talking a lot of nonsense for the next 2000 words. I promise it is a lot of fun. You will really enjoy reading it I promise. VHLM TEAMS Yukon Rush: The first-ever locker room I was in. I was very scared of everyone to be completely honest. Cow was Gm at the time and Ricer was his AGM. I will not lie to you Ricer was so aggressive for literally no reason and I love to make fun of him for it. We were talking about the NHL and I was sharing my opinion of jack Hughes but Mr. Ricer over here thought I was trash-talking Quinn Hughes and was NOT happy. He was getting so mad. I had been in the league for like an hour and this dude is over here getting angered about something that was so dumb. I learned very quickly: do not trash talk to anyone with the same last name as a player on the canucks or you will get yelled at. Recently Yukon has added a trivia bot and it has taught me three things: 1 I’m really bad at trivia, 2 Diamond Ace is good at trivia, 3 Jb is an answer thief. Besides that Yukon will always have a special place in my heart because it was my first team. Mexico city kings: To be completely honest I don’t remember. I was traded there at the deadline my first season but didn’t really talk or anything there. I just continued to be annoying in Yukon instead. I have no memory of the actual first time I was in there. At that time I was nervous talking to people.. Who am I kidding I still am but I don’t think I said more than like 5 words in there because I didn’t know anyone and I was too nervous to talk to anyone. I left the server for a while and came back when Loser became Gm. He gave me a sam role and a chicken nugget emoji so I’m a happy sam. I haven’t talked a lot in there so still don’t have an opinion. Las Vegas Aces: My first time in there spartan was still the gm of the Aces. This is another team I don’t remember much about being in there. I honestly couldn’t even tell you why I was invited in there. I never played there or anything so it is a mystery. I don’t even know that I really talked in there ever. I think I was just there to be there. I left the LR when I went on my break and then forced Jiggs to let me back in and give me a Sam role as I do with most gms. I enjoyed the fact that they have a shut the fuck up channel it may be the best channel out there. I remember confusing Jiggs on the first day I joined cause it was the like 3rd to last locker room I needed to be in all VHLM ones and he was confused as to why I was so excited. I would be confused too if I was him Ottawa Lynx: I remember when I joined it was fairly quiet. I also remember 16z kicked me out like a day after he invited me… thanks for that… I didn't have a huge first impression 16z scared me for a bit there. They now have a chicken nugget emoji and gave me a Sam role so I think I won him over, to be honest. All I do is spam nuggets in their general chat because what else am I supposed to do? Have conversations? Who does that when you can just talk in chicken nuggets. I liked when JB was AGM so I could talk about how he stole so many things from me. Cool locker room who deals with me so I guess that’s a win. Side note I like their logo for no real reason I just like animals and it’s cute. Mississauga Hounds: The team that I can never spell. Not even joking I have to think like I’m writing Mississippi to write Mississauga or else I can’t do it. I think I joined when I started playing there. That was a fun experience. Z was the gm. I got out one of my favorite articles I have ever written called the lying gm. Maybe the best article I ever wrote?? That’s up for interpretation. Anytime I think of the hound’s locker I usually just think of me being muted or kicked because that happened a lot. It was a daily thing, to be honest. It might just be my favorite team to make fun of, to be honest. Losing to Miami 3 times in the finals is quite laughable you have to admit. I have two standout memories, one of Z trying to fool us on April fools day saying half of our team was traded when we were like second in the league… okay totally Z. The other one is when I said I didn't like cheese. People were not happy that I didn't like cheese. I’m sorry? It’s not good. Your poor tastebuds. Philadelphia Reapers: I was added here purely for sam role at first. Although I do like hanging out in there occasionally. I more just enjoyed annoying Kaleeb when he was Gm but now it’s Alex so I annoy him instead. I’m not active in there so I don’t have a ton to say about it but from the experiences, I do have it is a good locker room to be in and I enjoy it. This was also the first team I ever made a trade with when I became gm. Was it a good trade on my part looking back? Not at all but it is what it is. Miami Marauders: That name took me a good 3 minutes to figure out how to spell as writing this not going to lie. I was invited to Miami when Ricer became the Gm of it. By the way, isn't the name Krice so much better like wtf dude? Anyways I remember I was fairly active in there and then I went IA for a while. I can back and hell had been created with a stupid counting bot. Man, that bot is torture. We use to not be able to get past 20 without messing up. It was also very stressful when we did get fairly high. This is also when I first became a parent. I adopted my first child 100. He’s since moved on to live and thrive by himself. He’s very happy now. I like to think it’s all because of me. I remember the days he was kidnapped like it was yesterday. The saddest days of my life…. But he is safe and happy now so I am too. Saskatoon Wild: This locker room I was invited to after my first plea to let me into locker rooms and give me a sam role. Saskatoon was one of the first teams who were just like sure why not and sent me an invite. I didn’t mind, less work for me. I’m not super active in there but there always seems to be people around talking when I’m in there. I have to admit I’m a little sad Halifax lost to them this season but what can you do. We will get them next time. Also, what is their logo? A genuine question is it a wolf or what I can’t tell please inform me. San Diego Marlins: Another locker room that just let me in after my plea for sam roles. I appreciate that they didn't make me do work unlike other people cough cough Calgary. They are so chill there. I enjoy hanging around when I can. Although I must admit Thad was a much cooler gm than JB. JB is just going to steal my players again smh if you know you know. I’ll be so sad if he does. JB if you see this I’m so glad you got a gm job but please don't steal from me anymore steal from like Alex or someone instead. I promise it will be more fun. I’m realizing as I’m writing this that I don’t know what a marlin is I’m going to assume it’s a fish considering the logo but yeah. What we are learning today kids is that sam doesn’t know animals. Minnesota Storm: Another team that has a really special place in my heart. It was somewhere that I enjoyed playing and being in. I use to just talk about bagged milk and how weird it was or other differences between the united states and Canada. It was also one of like three locker rooms I checked while I was IA in the league. I would just complain about school and update Ray and Hatter on how the college process was going. Ray from what I remember was the first person to ever put the thought of me becoming a gm into my head. Some of my favorite times were in that LR. I remember the day I found out that Laine was taking over. We had both applied and were talking a lot about who we think would get it. He didn’t believe me when I said him. I just remember being so excited for him though because it was something I knew he wanted and honestly I may have been more excited when he got this job than when I got the Halifax job. Houston Bulls: I just joined Houstons Locker room recently when Matty became GM. So far so good. As I do with most teams I forcefully get myself into the locker room and then make friends so they are more willing to abide by my needs of a Sam role. Honestly, haven’t talked much in there as I just joined a few days ago but it seems like a fun place. I’m sure it will be better when Houston has players. ALSO, Houston was the last team I needed to get into and get a sam role in to be able to finish off the Sam role quest in the vhlm. So thank you a lot matty for that I really appreciate it. Halifax 21st: This was the first team I joined when I came back from my break. Rory was GM. All I remember was I was put in the josh zone a lot and I mean a lot. I also remember the locker room was very chaotic but fun to be in. I got kicked when I was son Mississauga and we played Halifax in playoffs but it is what it is. Now here we are. I am the gm of the team. It’s a work in progress but honestly, I had a great time last season with the active players we had. Dan is the goat and deals with my nonsense and makes sure I don’t do stupid things which honestly what else could I ask for in an AGM. Although he has a terrible pizza order and also tried to leave me so I can’t be too nice to him. He has no rights so I must be mean. Halifax is another team that will now have a special place in my heart. I was given a chance with them and I’m going to run with it and do everything I can to bring home a cup to Halifax. So uh that’s all the vhlm ones. This was supposed to be all teams I’m in but I’m at 2000 words now so vhle and vhl will come at a different time. I talk too much to fit them all in under 2000 words. But to all the gms who let me in for dumb reasons thank you I appreciate it so much. WC:2002
    6 points
  14. *LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED* I'm always saying bad words and mean things. https://anchor.fm/jardy-b/episodes/Episode-6-Junior-Showcase-Highlights-and-Other-Goings-On-e17ftec In today's episode the following things are discussed!: - Quik's resignation - The newest HOF inductees - The draft lottery and who needs goalies - Junior Showcase Tournament Highlights - A suggestion for a 3PPAO tier list (43ish minutes) BIG special thanks to @FrostBeard for the amazing intro to today's episode! Mentions: @Quik @dlamb @Peace @bigAL @WereBuzzing @Spence King @UnkemptCL4PTP @Jellydiot @a_Ferk @DUSS7Y @NickSunderbruch @Domino Draws @M1nT @ViprVipe @Zetterberg @Domg5 @MexicanCow123 @Moon_50 @.sniffuM @hylands @rory ~46 minutes
    6 points
  15. Hello everyone! Today I write with a very heavy heart that I will be stepping down the GM position for Vancouver & from the Board of Governors. Vancouver was a passion and I never saw myself leaving this early into my tenure. However, I received a promotion at work that would see me take increased hours weekly and a few other IRL commitments will take up all my time. I just want to say it was a pleasure and honour to take up the position and I want to thank @Beketov and @Quik for hiring me. I want to thank everyone on the Vancouver Wolves roster, @Nykonax for being a the best AGM I've ever had, @Sixersfan594 for being the OG AGM who had my back every single step of the way, and to @Beaviss for drafting me to the Wolves which gave me a passion for a team again. I'll never forget that championship run with the incredible roster we had. Thank you, Vancouver.
    5 points
  16. A bit of a housekeeping note: since changing GM’s at the end of the off-season is far messier than at the beginning (but necessary given the circumstances) @Nykonax has agreed to act as interim GM for this season. Near the end of the season the position will be opened up to either him or the general population for a permanent position but for now he should be regarded as the GM of the team with all the permissions that entails.
    5 points
  17. The day is Thursday the first day of the WJC Team Canada and Team World are tied in the shot out Omi Aberg skating up the ice, shoots, he got the Goal, now all we need is Tobias Reinhart to make a save and team world wins the game, Jonathan Ori shoots, SAVE, ITS A SAVE…. And team worl…. Little did anybody know that team world wouldn’t slow down from there. Team world would go own on to beat team USA and face off against Europe in gold, Europe a team everybody fears, In the first period, it was back and fourth Team Europe, Sven Eightnine first 1-0 Team World, Tyler Reinhart 1-1 Team Europe, Otto Numminen 2-1 Team World, Omi Aberg 2-2 following period ones score fest cam period two a defence party, with team world being the only to get on the board with a goal from Jerome Reinhart 3-2(world), Next came the third and final period, team world up by one with 20 minutes left to get gold, everybody was worried on both sides then 11 seconds into the third Tyler Reinhart score the game-winner and everybody and team world could breathe again, two more goals were scored that game one from each team (Team World, Ryan Li, Team Europe Arvid Johansson) final score was 5-3 team world now comes the fun part Thank you to the goalies for the great goaltending now its is time for you gold medal winners Omi Aberg-Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha- @osens Jlloyoid Blloyoiderson-Greenland- @Cxsquared Bryn Yrwy- United Kingdom - @dylanjj37 Tyler reinhart-Greenland- @Zetterberg Ryan Li- Canada- @Ryan Li Jerome Reinhart-Greenland @MexicanCow123 Deagun Rust- USA- @Spade18 Florida Man- USA- @zepheter Darth Kaprizov - Republic of the Congo - @Darth Kaprizov Zeljko Ranogajec-Australia- @ColeMrtz Tynan Sylvester- Belize- @diamond_ace The Loch Ness Monster-United Kingdom- @LuluSalesAway Zdeno Chara- Slovakia- @Agito Leroy Johnson-Marshall Islands- @Vkobe-v Tobias Reinhart-Greenland- @Spaz A word from you gm Thank everybody who supported team world, chatted in the locker room, as my first gm experience this was awesome, I can’t wait to see some of you around or on my future teams, I had one goal in the WJC and it was to get a medal and we did just that. A story book ending for a team of reinharts, with all of them being too old for the WJC next season, I’m glad to have such an awesome support group and want to thank @Alex_J32 for believing in me and @rjfrymanand @Banackock for the chance at GMing That’s it from me Minion out
    5 points
  18. DollarAndADream

    Aberg

    @osens
    5 points
  19. Spartan

    S79 VHFL Final Results

    Hello everyone! As you probably saw earlier in the season, @Domg5 has stepped down from his position as VHFL/VHL Fantasy Zone manager. I'd like to thank him for his time spent on VHFL, as the past few seasons under his care have run very smoothly. While a new manager has not been appointed yet, I do have this past season's results below! If there are any questions, please DM me on Discord (uɐʇɹɐdS#3393) or here on the forums. Links to the Top users and Top players will be edited in later. To claim VHFL on the portal: Player Management -> Claim uncapped -> Fantasy -> VHFL Rank Group 1 TPE 1 @qripll 1376.64 6 2 @Beketov (GM) 1319.23 5+1 3 @Blazzer 1267.11 4 4 @scoop 1238.36 3 5 @16z 1215.83 2 6 @tinafrombobsburgers 1104.29 1 Rank Group 2 TPE 1 Disqualified 1443.63 6 2 @Seabass 1317.33 5 3 @hockeyis66 1306.24 4 4 @Acydburn 1298.36 3 5 @FrostBeard 1255.19 2 6 @Mr_Hatter (GM) 1234.05 1+1 Rank Group 3 TPE 1 @Enorama 1369.03 6 2 @BrutalBoost 1352.8 5 3 @hylands 1259.03 4 4 @McWolf 1245.39 3 5 @MMFLEX 1232.76 2 6 @bigAL (GM) 1225.64 1+1 Rank Group 4 TPE 1 @Frank 1373.55 6 2 @Domg5 1359.13 5 3 @diamond_ace (GM) 1327.04 4+1 4 @JB123 1300.59 3 5 @Laine 1256.23 2 6 @Prout 1225.16 1 Rank Group 5 TPE 1 @v.2 (GM) 1295.19 6+1 2 @Berocka 1282.11 5 3 @Greg_Di 1241.64 4 4 @Agito 1233.55 3 5 @Kisslinger 1185.43 2 6 @thadthrasher 1170 1 Rank Group 6 TPE 1 @Tate 1415.53 6 2 @bukss_a 1255.95 5 3 @BladeMaiden (GM) 1235.51 4+1 4 @Jtv123 1228.63 3 5 @JardyB10 1204.03 2 6 @Matt thunder 1202.4 1 Rank Group 7 TPE 1 @dlamb (GM) 1412.24 6+1 2 @Renomitsu 1362.03 5 3 @Alex_J32 1290.36 4 4 @a_Ferk 1286.05 3 5 @MattyIce 1230.75 2 6 @rory RIP 1190.4 1 Rank Group 8 TPE 1 @omgitshim 1336.83 6 2 @Spartan (GM) 1317.13 5+1 3 @animal74 1295.04 4 4 @Baby Boomer 1270.39 3 5 @Bojovnik 1239.11 2 6 @MexicanCow123 1190.83 1 Rank Group 9 TPE 1 @BOOM 1481.24 6 2 @Doomsday (GM) 1358.63 5+1 3 Disqualified 1312.8 4 4 @Phil 1250.85 3 5 @Telkster 1167.19 2 6 @wcats 1117.16 1 Rank Group 10 TPE 1 @Esso2264 1444.39 6 2 @OrbitingDeath (GM) 1338.04 5+1 3 @RomanesEuntDomus 1329.6 4 4 @Nykonax 1277.96 3 5 @Juice 1218.55 2 6 @enigmatic 1201.45 1 Rank Group 11 TPE 1 @jRuutu 1390.76 6 2 @Ricer13 (GM) 1363.15 5+1 3 @Banackock 1362.65 4 4 Disqualified 1200.23 3 5 @Eso 1190.04 2 6 @Lilpfigher 1103.69 1 Rank Group 12 TPE 1 @dasboot 1400.83 6 2 @DMaximus (GM) 1343.56 5+1 3 @McKelvie 1268.43 4 4 @Advantage 1252.65 3 5 @solas 1243.75 2 6 Disqualified 1198.43 1 Rank Group 13 TPE 1 @Siddhus 1351.16 6 2 @Josh 1344.23 5 3 @Ahma 1329.8 4 4 @KaleebtheMighty 1315.73 3 5 @Jubis (GM) 1225.24 2+1 6 @Brewins15 1184.75 1 Rank Group 14 TPE 1 @Gaikoku-hito 1332.23 6 2 @TMGSosa 1274.45 5 3 @youloser1337 (GM) 1273.23 4+1 4 @Ledge and Dairy 1259.84 3 5 @CowboyinAmerica 1256.36 2 6 @fonziGG 1211.43 1 Rank Group 15 TPE 1 @leafsman 1401.36 6 2 @Red 1369.83 5 3 @FBR 1326.84 4 4 @ajwllmsn 1222.43 3 5 @Minion 1199.75 2 6 @Patrik Tallinder (GM) 1038.05 1+1 Rank Group 16 TPE 1 @Lazarus 1449.03 6 2 @STZ 1329.84 5 3 @chikn 1281.6 4 4 @Webberj 1230.23 3 5 @Zetterberg (GM) 1224.56 2+1 6 @Birdman 1171.55 1 Rank Group 17 TPE 1 @fishy 1387.36 6 2 @Jubo 1342.43 5 3 @Crstats23 1339.53 4 4 @Vkobe-v 1305.8 3 5 @jhatty8 1285.04 2 6 @GustavMattias (GM) 1203.59 1+1
    5 points
  20. 5 points
  21. Beketov

    S79 Experience Points

    SEASON 79 EXPERIENCE POINTS Congratulations to everyone for another fantastic season and a special congratulations to the Malmo Nighthawks for winning the S79 Continental Cup! As always, with the season past, all VHL players have earned some more experience.  How to Claim Claim experience in the Player Management area by clicking the 'CLAIM OFF-SEASON TPE' button and selecting Experience from the dropdown. Enter the amount of Experience you are eligible for as described below and link to this thread.  Once approved, the Experience will be added directly to your player's experience attribute. You do not need to apply it yourself.  NOTE: YOU CAN NOT CARRY OVER EXPERIENCE POINTS EARNED BY A RETIRED PLAYER ONTO A RECREATE  POINTS Full VHL Season - 5 Points Partial VHL Season - 2 points (Less than 72 GP in VHL, unless due to a trade) Playoffs - 2 Points Finals - 1 Point Example: Gunnar Odinsson played for Malmo. He gets 5 for a full season, 2 for playoffs, and 1 for finals. For the most part, members of these teams will receive: CALGARY - 7 CHICAGO - 7 DAVOS - 7 DC - 7 HELSINKI - 5 LONDON - 5 LOS ANGELES - 7 MALMO - 8 MOSCOW - 5 NEW YORK - 5 PRAGUE - 7 RIGA - 7 SEATTLE - 8 TORONTO - 5 VANCOUVER - 5 WARSAW - 7
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  22. Armani Calamari was walking around nervously as he stands backstage at the VHL Draft in New York. He was predicted to go ether late first round or early second round in the draft and the end of the first round just happened. He knew that him being chosen in the first round was unlikely but it was still a bit disappointing. But ether way the wait has been hard so he decided to sneak off to the lobby for a drink from the vending machine. As he was drinking a newly bought Dr.Pepper his phone goes off almost making him drop it. "H-hello you have reached Armani Calamari and yes that is my real name before you ask" he answers as he starts to fast walk back towards backstage "Well we know Armani. This is Peace, the GM of the Toronto Legion" the voice answers as Armani immediately started to pick up the pace "and we are about to choose you with the next pick. How do you feel about that?" "Playing for my home town? Not having to move to far for more then a year or two? I'd be exstatic! Let's do it!" "Perfect but wait does it sound like you are running?" "Well I got thirsty and sneaked off to get a drink from the lobby. I know that I should have just gotten someone else to get me one, but I was bored" "Oh we understand! But you better get to the stage and take a deep breath to relax. Welcome home Armani" Armani smiles as he reaches the backstage area. He relaxes and breathes in and out as the Commissioner comes out to announce the pick. "With the 17th pick in the VHL draft, the Toronto Legion selects....Armani Calamari, Center from the Philadelphia Reapers and the country of Canada!" Armani walks onto the stage and takes the Legion hat. He takes a picture with the Commissioner while holding a Legion jersey. He was still a bit out of breath but luckily was not sweating as he headed back to backstage to talk with some of the media reporters. "So Armani was the Legion the team you were really hoping for?" One reporter asks "Well I love living in Toronto so the opportunity to keep doing that is great, but honestly I did not really have any true preference." Armani admitted honestly "I just love playing hockey and wherever I am chosen to play I will play in happily" "So I understand that you will be playing in the VHLE next season. How long do you plan on staying in Europe?" "Maybe a season or two but honestly I do not have any idea. I will just play in it for as long as I can before it is time for me to move up" "What will you be doing with your contract money first?" "Oh that's easy: Getting my dad a new car! His old one is falling apart" After finally getting away from all the reporters Armani just stares at his new Legion hat with his thoughts going crazy. But he knew one thing for sure: things are about to get busy.
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  23. What is a random hobby or something you are passionate about? I find it fun to hear other people's hobbies or things they are passionate about
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  24. Bobo

    Reapers 3rd Jersey Concept

    REAPERS 3RD JERSEY CONCEPT:
    4 points
  25. bigAL

    [S80] (S75) D - L

    It's true, L plays for Toronto. Here's the rulebook: Sure, London made an offer, but Toronto has the highest priority and therefore they can instantly swipe any IA UFA they want. They 'earned' that right. Yes, this is meant to protect teams with higher priority from losing out on players because of timing, and hasn't ever had to be applied to a player trying to exercise their right to free agency. But, as we can see, L is still inactive: Screenshot from 4:30pm CEST Sept 19 L is inactive because there hasn't been a TPE Update from 30 days before Free Agency opened. Even if he came back today and pressed the Practice Facility button, he'd still be eligible to be signed as a IA UFA because Free Agency is already opened. We'll change the rulebook to reflect a situation where a player updates after Free Agency opened and provide a 24 hour window for players to 'activate', resulting in getting their actual UFA rights back. But, those aren't the rules this season, and he didn't do a TPE update anyways. We're going to revise them to clarify the change from inactive to active, and include a 24 hour window after the claim is submitted where IA players can activate, but for today them's the rules. L is now the only best D for the Toronto Legion.
    4 points
  26. Dil

    Twitter

    2 years later but, if the main reason not to do this is since VHL can’t moderate user posts on Twitter, maybe a fake “VHL social media” implemented in the forums. Even using the Status updates box would be good enough imo
    4 points
  27. Pretty decent career ig. Nothing special, hope to be better points wise when I next create
    4 points
  28. Will

    (S81) LW - Commodus, TPE: 64

    Player Information Username: Will Player Name: Commodus Recruited From: Returning Age: 29 Position: LW Height: 72 in. Weight: 178 lbs. Birthplace: Italy Player Page @VHLM GM
    4 points
  29. Player Information Username: Infernal Player Name: Fredric Salo Recruited From: Returning Age: 18 Position: RW Height: 73 in. Weight: 205 lbs. Birthplace: Canada Player Page @VHLM GM
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  30. Amazing fight Bears! gg's. So happy to have won a cup so quickly in my return to the VHL, and with a great group of guys. Special s/o to our captain @animal74, our 2nd time winning a cup together after a ~60 season gap, ironically as teammates on the Bears way back when. Also big shouts to @hylands, best inactive GM in the league that kept morale high and the team rollin' all season. I'd love for us to maintain this core and go for the repeat next season. #NIGHTHAWKSRISING
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  31. Malmo with already as many Cup runs as Vasteras/Stockholm.
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  32. dear diary, There have been quite a few conversations about “activity” around the VHL lately in a wide variety of contexts. We’ve seen people throwing around “inactive” as a personal attack against members who are involved in various ways with the league (I recognize that this trend isn’t new), discussions about the legal definition of active players with respect to free agency and the VHLE, and three VHL GMs and a (now former) VHL Commissioner sharing that the VHL is playing a different role in their lives than it did, say, a year and a half ago. Maybe it’s just my Anthropology/Linguistics brain working on overtime (although I will say it’s quite interesting to see how my brain translates information I gathered in academic settings to real-life situations. The world is much more… intriguing when you start asking questions about things that you once took for granted or overlooked.), but I’ve been somewhat put off by the ways in which we throw around “active” and “activity.” I will go ahead and throw a disclaimer in here by saying that my thoughts in this piece aren’t intended to start a campaign about how we define an inactive user by the rules. There’s a very specific place in the league for users that we so kindly call “clickers.” While this kind of activity isn’t the optimal, star-studded kind of usage that we typically want to see from members, I think it would be naive to say that these individuals aren’t important. I’d say that most people probably agree with me on that point–we’ve seen that STHS doesn’t like teams that look perfect on paper, end of story. Players who don’t earn quickly and sit on the high-end rookie/low-end of prime TPA values (I’m thinking in the range of 500-650 or so? I don’t know) are essential to the success of VHL teams in the simulator. The major goal of the VHLM (and, I would argue, the league’s Discord) is retention and community building. We want new folks stumbling onto the site to see the bright and shiny parts of the VHL and get them excited about their player’s development throughout their career. We often measure success in two ways: the amount of TPE earned and the frequency of which a person interacts with the forums/discord. And this brings me to the conclusion that I’ve come to over the past month or so. When we say “activity,” we typically mean “engagement” … and we have a lot of rules for being the “right” kind of active and the “right” kind of engaged. To be the "good" kind of active, you have to earn the “right” amount of TPE–cap out, but you have to do it a specific way (i.e., not with job pay + welfare/pension). If you’re only going to earn 10 capped a week, you have to do welfare + all the supplemental tasks because it’s more forum engagement and shows that you care about the league in the right way. To be the best kind of active, you have a job, do a full point task every week, etc. etc. Players who never make it to the forum and couldn’t care less about the league and team discords are considered active despite the fact that they’re disengaged. I think that we should be prioritizing engagement over activity if we really want people to give a shit about the league. My activity has kind of gone down the drain when you look at my update log, and my league discord activity, while more than usual as of late, is still pretty limited. Despite that, I would say that I continue to be engaged with the league because of the fact that I visit the forums frequently (partially for job requirements, partially for personal interest) and lurk gen chat throughout the day (again, partially for job requirements, partially not). I think that engagement from other users like me is extremely valuable for the health of the league–you don’t have to be a max earner to matter, which just about anyone would tell you. People like tfong, who happily claims his pension, job pay, and practice facility each week but is super active in Discord, and Garsh, who strolls along with welfare and practice facility quite contently and occasionally hops into conversations on the forums and Discord, are the backbone of the league. You need these people, who don’t necessarily go out of their way to max earn and get every last drop of TPE available but still consistently earn & stay engaged with the league, in order for the league to continue running and be successful. This brings me around to my last thought in this unstructured little media spot. Why are we throwing around inactive as a personal attack? Like ,,,, what? I understand that with people who hold jobs in the league are held to a bit of a higher standard for activity because, by holding a job, they assume additional responsibilities and commitments to their players. GMs, especially, are somewhat obligated to at least make an effort to create an engaging locker room and keep their players interested. Engagement with other users is what makes sim leagues fun, and if a GM wants a solid team, they also benefit from putting in the time to actually talk to their players. When you call someone inactive, all you’re saying is that you don’t see that person’s engagement or that another person's engagement with the league does not match the standards that you set for yourself. You're actively projecting your own goals onto another person and trying to criticize someone else for not meeting them. Just because you don't see someone else's activity or engagement doesn't mean it's there, especially among members, like GMs, who have multiple avenues through which they have opportunities to communicate with each other. I also think that trying to throw people under the bus for being “inactive” can be extremely damaging for new members. We should be aiming to keep people in the league by making them want to stay, not by proving that we’re going to give them shit or think less of them if they decide that the league isn’t for them or other circumstances outside the league take precedence over their time. Putting pressure on people to meet specific standards is unreasonable, and I don’t think it’s a sustainable way for us to try to get people to stick around. Being a “clicker” isn’t a bad thing. Is it optimal? No, but the league has been designed to accommodate people of varying willingness and availability to engage with the league. If everyone on the site were to max earn, everyone would probably be awful. Conversely, if everyone were clicking welfare and practice facility each week, the league would struggle to grow and maintain itself because of a lack of content production. I guess that my point is that we need all levels of earning represented in the league. Do what you can for as long as it makes you happy. If that means clicking two buttons each week and saying hey to your teammates in a team Discord, then so be it. We’re glad to have you. If that means squeezing out every available opportunity to get every single ounce of TPE available, then so be it. We’re glad to have you too. fishy 1100+ words, claiming week of 9/26 and 10/3
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  33. I always love me a good honest reflection piece. This lovely little thing called self-reflection is a great quality to have as a GM. I've seen many people--myself included at one point, so no, this is not me looking down on others--stick with GMing because they want to keep the prestige attached to the role and hate the idea of losing that more than they like the idea of being devoted to a team and actually living up to that prestige. Which sucks for the GM, the team, and the community. It's refreshing to see someone being open about their role and having a realistic sense of what's going on. Whether you decide to stay or go, I appreciate that your decision is informed and comes from a place of good reasoning. Congrats on the cup win--Malmo has done great things so far and will no doubt keep that up for a while.
    3 points
  34. 16z

    S80 - VHFL Group 19

    Solid pick but you forgot to tag the next person in the draft order.. @Phil you are up
    3 points
  35. Red

    S80 - VHFL Group 11

    i have no idea how to change it to white im so sry
    3 points
  36. So what if I finished outside of the top ten in rookie points. I don't care. That's what I wanted anyway. I didn't want to win the Stolzschweiger; I've done that before. (Okay, I shared it, but it counts!). I have never won the Funk Trophy, though. With a 10-goal, 29-point rookie season, I'm setting myself up for a great improvement in my sophomore season. My goal is, and definitely has always been, to be named the most improved player. Why else would I have been so bad? I just saw my teammate Gunnar Odinsson win the award. The thing is, he was also won several other awards. I don't expect to win several other awards, and the fact that someone who is already a good player could go on to win it has me a little concerned. Who is going to be the Odinsson next season? I'm not only competing with the rookies who did much better than me this season, I'm competing with all the other guys who sucked. And all the guys who probably should have been a lot better than they were but did not have the grace of Simon on their side. Phil The Rock Johnson only had 9 goals (lol just kidding he has 95 passing I'm not worried about him). Cowboy Prout had a 43 point season. Shit, he's going to win most improved. I'm calling that now. Granted, he did have a bit of a down year, but his career high in points is 69 (nice). I could also potentially see someone on Calgary going the Odinsson route; any of Nathan Perry, Dan Dan, or Steve Eso. I don't know, most improved is hard to predict (ignore the fact that it was the only prediction I got right this season). I would very much like to win it, though I don't actually foresee myself having a good enough season to do so. I certainly would prefer to have a good season but not win it than continue to suck and eventually be good and win it then. It is one of the few awards that I have not won. Along with the Funk, the player awards that I have not won are the Slobodzian, Boulet, Valiq, and Clegane trophies. The Wylde and Clegane are newer ones, though I don't know for sure if I would have won either of those in the past. Esposito might have had a season where he could have come close to the Valiq, and I'm too lazy right now to look up if Glover ever led in GAA. I'm hoping that I can win at least one Boulet with Mourning; I will be building him as a power foward. The Slobodzian, obviously I would like for Mourning to win one.
    3 points
  37. Matty Fire will be playing in the VHL for Toronto next season!
    3 points
  38. In the grey section featuring total TPE and week claimed a total capped TPE should be added. Something simple like 10/12 under the capped section would be a benefit to players, letting them know if they need to claim more. This would also be in benefit for gm's, looking to see whos claiming the most TPE and how consistent they are.
    3 points
  39. VHL Bot

    MOS/WAR; S80

    Moscow receives: Lexi Glass Warsaw receives: Kevin King S80 LDN 3rd This trade has been accepted by all parties and is pending league approval.
    3 points
  40. Probably most passionate about football and basketball, ever since I was little I dreamed of playing football and getting to do something I love and now that it’s hopefully going to come a reality with people thinking I have great potential I enjoy football more than anything probably it’s like every time I’m playing every worry problem or thought just goes away :idk:
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  41. Depends I guess. I just recently got into Warhammer. Spend a lot of time painting, building, playing.
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  42. Hey VHL and welcome back to another look at the best shootouts of the regular season, this time around I didn't know if I was even going to do it but I need a media spot and third times the charm right? To start things off let's take a look at the best goaltending gladiators who didn't hesitate and won the extra point for their team.. Best Goaltenders Andrew Bowman recovers after giving up the first shot and outsmarts the opposition by reading the next three in a battle with D.C. https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-481.html Doug Dimmadome tracks the puck on all three shots with his chest and leaves no room for error, giving his team the chance to score in a comeback victory against Prague https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-517.html Zamboni Driver stays tuned in after a great display from both netminders during the game but uses his momentum to motivate himself, stopping three straight shots versus the Phantoms with the glove and blocker https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-140.html Kevin Malone has a remarkable showing as he sprawls out to make a couple of shots and finishes the shootout in Vancouver with a huge blocker punch to keep the puck away from the goal line https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-206.html Artem Tretiak leaves the crease and challenges all three shots from the Wranglers, using his blocker and toe to win it for his team on the last move https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-493.html Jacob Carson replaces the starter and finds himself in a duel against D.C. but doesn't let the pressure get to him, using his hands and pads to seal the deal with a trickling five hole save https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-454.html Kunibuni UnGuri flashes the leather and stops three straight shots in the crease, keeping his team in it and helping defeat some of the Stars elite shooters https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-103.html Kunibuni UnGuri reevaluates after making a few close stops and like a sniper he stays focused, swinging his arm in the air and catching the shot to win it for his team again against some tough shooters in Los Angeles https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-198.html ClapbombsRUs grabs and holds the puck on a couple of dangle attempts and stops another with his leg to keep his team in it and eventually get the win versus a frustrated Helsinki squad https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-177.html Sirkants Klamasteris comes out on top with three saves and a wild display of acrobatic skill, defeating a New York team who had just as much blood and seat put into the game https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-564.html Sirkants Klamasteris flips the switch and goes beast mode turning aside four different types of shots after giving up the first goal, motivating his teammate on the next shot and merging their efforts for the shootout victory against the Dragons https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-31.html Next up is the best goal scorers that took it to the next level.. Best Shooters Sven Reikkinen shows off his creative maneuvers and intensity in a nail biting finish as he takes the rubber straight toward the crease, using a well timed snap shot under the glove it was the Wolves goalie who would end the night embarrassed and confused https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-322.html Lee Xin and Julian Nousiainen give their best efforts and score a pair of hard slappers but it was Dan Dan, Nathan Perry and B-CGY LW2 who would strike harder, sealing the deal with long pinpoint snap shots through a juggling and fumbling Chicago goaltender https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-503.html Nathan Perry brings the crowd to their feet after signaling them to get hype, he slowly dances the puck into the Legion zone and slides the puck through a backed up netminder for a hardworking but electric crowd pleaser https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-366.html Kristof Welch skates in on the left side and fakes a slapshot short side, after that it's history as the puck slowly slides into the right side of the net with smooth and fast deke move before the goaltender could recover https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-282.html Justin Lose and Cabe McJake shock the crowd with well prepared hard wristers as they utilize the strong side of the ice and launch their pucks through an unready goaltender https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-35.html Aloe Dear and Victor Grachev duel it out against MuffBeav, Taylor Mourning and Arthur Dayne in one of the best highlight reel producing shootouts but it was the Predators who didn't have enough energy left and ended up giving the other team the dub https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-226.html Jeffrey Pines must have worked on his dangles during the off-season because he completely robbed the HC Davos crease guard using a combination of fake shots, change of speed and a wicked backhand shot that would ring off the top post into an empty net https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-406.html And lastly here's a list of the quickest and longest shootouts of the regular season.. Best Quickest/Longest Magnus Verlander and Gary Rush do the netminder dirty and speed dangle it into the net so fast we needed a slow motion repay to watch their moves https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-521.html Magnus Verlander and Gary Rush find a way to end things early and collect the extra point versus a tired Legion using smart shots that went under the elbow and through the armpit https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-199.html Taro Tsujimoto and Addison McLaren quickly end the shootout with a couple of close calls against an all-star goaltender who fumbled them but ended up hitting the rubber into net https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-239.html Robert Bouchard and Riley Knight Gee destroy any chances of a comeback using a fancy deke move on the first shot and on the second shot we see the defenseman launching a direct slapshot right into a stretched glove but it trickles out and over the line https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-453.html Justin Lose and Cabe McJake don't play around and use their skating to get the netminder out of position for some easy goals https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-59.html London United and HC Davos Dynamo battle it out in an 8 round shootout using the whole roster and a few appearances from the post, in the end it was the blue and red that would find success after That Dude and Alec Volchenkov snap crazy bullets into the center of the net on opposite sides https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-63.html Moscow Menace and Seattle Bears extend the shootout to 8 rounds and show off the skills of their shooters, Valterri Vaakanainen, B-Seattle C2 and Dolant Fertitta, Duncan Idaho, Kyle Glass, they all brought their A game but it was a Moscow dub in the end because of their excellent patience and more prepared bench https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-219.html Riga Reign and Moscow Menace have a goaltending epidemic with 10 huge saves from Papa Emeritus and Matthew A Sovick Jr. who kept their teams in it for 7 rounds, the Menace come out on top though after their goaltender shutouts the competition with an insane out of position glove hand grab right on the line https://vhlportal.com/vhl/79/VHL79-404.html Thanks for tuning in again for my third addition of the BSOTRS, see you next time 1,051 <- Words (without links) @rory @Esso2264 @Jubo @Juice @WentzKneeFan036 @okochastar @Blazzer @tinafrombobsburgers @MMFLEX @hedgehog337 @scoop @Infernal @Molholt @jacobcarson877 @.sniffuM @Renomitsu @KaleebtheMighty @GustavMattias @tcookie @Berocka @Gaikoku-hito @KnightRiley @youloser1337 @Red @OrbitingDeath @Dolant @Beketov @BrutalBoost @G_Rush @Jbeezy76 @SirRupertBarnes @Tbeez99 @Cornholio @Devise @Tape-to-Tape @ClapbombsRus <- Tags
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  43. Cole Newhook has announced their retirement.
    3 points
  44. Will

    "E"

    #manipulatedmedia
    3 points
  45. Thanks for running this and to spartan for the help.
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  46. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome into the VHL fantasy zone role. I hope you had a lot of fun with this! Another huge thank you to @Spartan (sorry about the 1 TPE ) for all the help in the sheet. If everyone enjoyed this, maybe we can do it again next season? Check how you did here: FINAL SHEET
    3 points
  47. @RstortonYT 2 @STZ 2 @Rhynex Entertainment 2 @hylands 2 @Tbeez99 2 @Jbeezy76 2 @G_Rush 2 @UnkemptCL4PTP 2 @GustavMattias 2 @TheCHEESE 2 @KC15 2 @Midnite 2 @BOOM 2 @Ricer13 2 @Eso 2 @tinafrombobsburgers 2 @Bojovnik 2 @Ahma 2 @Matt thunder 2 @jaredc7 2 @Patrik Tallinder 2 @Phil 2 @TheOGShark 2 @Brewins15 2 @ROOKIE745 2 @weekz 2 @Prout 2 @Red 2 @McKelvie 2 @Frank 2 @Big Dee 2 @Jabs 1 @DollarAndADream 2 @WHY_Bolts 2 @Devise 2 @JardyB10 2 @OrbitingDeath 2 @a_Ferk 2
    3 points
  48. STZ

    Couple of Discord Logos

    Note to Updater: I'm claiming one this week, and then the other for next week. I'm gone all week on vacation so I won't be able to post the graphic. Just wanted to make sure it's uploaded onto the forum before I leave. @Beketov@bigAL @Quikfor approval (if needed)
    3 points
  49. The right goalie won.
    3 points
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