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Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



2017 Thread
2015 Thread
2014 Thread
2013 Thread

So, I have a lot of extra free time on my hands for the next month or two, so I am resurrecting a forums favorite. I create you in NHL 20, and follow your career until you retire. Last time I did this, it took a few months, but I am going to try and get through this career in about a month or so. Some things have changed since I tried this last, and I certainly don't have the time to do all the pre-draft stuff I used to, so we are going to streamline this a bit. I post a start of season update, an All-Star Game update (I will do educated guesses on ASG selections), End of Regular Season, then Playoffs/Offseason/Start of next season. Since my time is still somewhat limited, I am going to limit registration to 25 players, over 2 draft classes. I will focus player creation on the player type you choose (SNP get high shooting accuracy, PLY get high passing, etc). Also, this year I am asking for a character trait or 1 attribute you want to customize to add into your character. Or even, a real-life hockey player to model your play after. For example, in the past, Pleads has been a PIM machine (so, I would set his discipline low), or you want to be the next Iafrate/McInnis/Chara (so you would get 99 Slap Shot Power), or you are a multi-concussed goon who only knows how to check (so, you would get a high Checking rating). You don't have to use one of these three, so be creative if you would like.

However, since we are expecting Seattle to join the NHL, I will be adding them as an Expansion Team beginning with the 2019-20 season (because that is how the game makes it happen). So, we will have 32 NHL teams and 32 AHL teams. Burnaby Aces will be the AHL team for Seattle, since 1) The game does not have Palm Springs as a city to be used, and 2) I'm lazy and that is the team that is auto generated. Much like what will really happen in the NHL, Arizona will move the Central Division, and Seattle will join the Pacific division.

I will track all of your stats, awards, and any transactions on a Google Spreadsheet that I will get up and running once this gets started. I ask that anybody that decides they want to join this, to please bookmark the thread, follow it, and contribute, because I don't want to spend the next month just posting to myself in this thread.

Creation has not changed at all since I did this last, so I am keeping the same registration as last time:

What I need from you
Name (First & Last):
Birthday:
Draft Class 1 or 2:
Height:
Weight:
City:
Country:
Position:
Number:
Handedness:

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior / College / Europe

Player Type:
Forward Player Types -- Playmaker, Sniper, Power Forward, Two-Way Forward, Grinder, Enforcer
Defensemen Player Types -- Offensive Defenseman, Defensive Defenseman, Two-Way Defenseman, Enforcer
Goalies will just be Hybrid-type

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player:


Registration has closed.


https://tinyurl.com/NHL-Create-A-Goon-2020 for complete stats

Hockles fucked around with this message at 01:03 on Aug 13, 2020

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Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



2020 Draft Class


2021 Draft Class

Hockles fucked around with this message at 01:03 on Aug 13, 2020

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



Name (First & Last): Hockles
Birthday: April 5th
Draft Class 1 or 2: Class 1
Height: 5'9
Weight: 140
City: Cleveland, OH
Country: USA
Position: D
Number: 10
Handedness: R

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
College

Player Type:
Offensive Defenseman

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Mr. Lady Byng. No fights, just sweet sauces.

e: changed to Defense to chase Norris trophies

Hockles fucked around with this message at 04:48 on Aug 6, 2020

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007




A short fuse to scatter steady hands if I forget to remember that better lives have been lived in the margins and locked in the prisons and lost on the gallows than have ever been enshrined in palaces



Nap Ghost

I'm in if you'd like a third year of the Wang family. Placeholder for tomorrow when I'll fill the info out

Pleads
Jun 9, 2005

pew pew pew



Name (First & Last): Jørgen Jørgensen
Birthday: July 17th
Draft Class 1 or 2: Class 2
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165
City: Bergen
Country: Norway
Position: RW
Number: 46
Handedness: L

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Europe

Player Type:
Grinder

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Matthew Tkachuk - a skilled player who can't stop sticking his dick in the bee hive

Pleads fucked around with this message at 21:08 on Aug 5, 2020

Bradf0rd
Jun 16, 2008

"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of BORK BORK BORK." - Socrates


Yay! The return of Potatoes!

Name (First & Last): Potatoes O'Bourke
Birthday: 10/1
Draft Class 1 or 2: Class 1
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 250 lb
City: Seattle, WA
Country: USA
Position: D
Number: 40
Handedness: R

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major-Junior (the Dub)

Player Type:
Enforcer

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: big clappers, big hits, decent dishes.

oldskool
Aug 9, 2010





Lipstick Apathy

Name (First & Last): Cam Stevenson Jr.
Birthday: June 8
Draft Class 1 or 2: 1
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 220lb
City: Toronto
Country: Canada
Position: Goalie
Number: 89
Handedness: left hand glove, right hand stick, whatever that is.

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior (Calgary Hitmen)

Player Type:
should totally be butterfly

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: catches everything in the glove, can't stop anything with the stick

glynnenstein
Feb 18, 2014



Name: Dick Glynnenstein
BD: October 25
Draft Class: 1
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
City: Washington, DC
Country: USA
Position: Defense
Number: 23
Handed: Right

Path to the Pros: College

Player Type: Defensive Defenseman

Real Life Counterpart: Brendan Witt - good in traffic

stab
Feb 12, 2003


To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high



Name (First & Last): Stabby McStabson
Birthday: April 20
Draft Class 1 or 2: Class 1
Height: 6'3
Weight: 220
City: st-alphonse de rodriguez (yes its a real place I looked it up lol) quebec. If that doesnt work eh Montreal I guess
Country: Canada
Position: C
Number: 32
Handedness: L

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
THE Q BABY (Major Junior)

Player Type:
Sniper with elite vision and hockey IQ

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Mike Bossy/Mario Lemieux without the crippling back injuries/cancer

Edit: real journeyman in 2017 whoa

stab fucked around with this message at 12:28 on Aug 5, 2020

sellouts
Apr 23, 2003



Name (First & Last): Charles Dollfan
Birthday: Nov 9
Draft Class 1 or 2: Class 1
Height: 6'1
Weight: 200
City: Sonoma, CA
Country: USA
Position: LW
Number: 65
Handedness: R

Path to pros: juniors

Style of play; Pavel bure. Soft but flashy sniper who risks getting reassembled when a physical player decides to get rowdy.

fits
Jan 1, 2008

Love Always,
The Captain


What I need from you
Name (First & Last): Max Power
Birthday: June 9th
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 6'6
Weight: 230
City: Nice
Country: France
Position: RW
Number: 96
Handedness: Right

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior

Player Type: Sniper

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: someone who likes BIG SLAPSHOTS, BIG HITZ, and had never heard of backchecking

aunt jenkins
Jan 12, 2001



Name (First & Last): Large Adult Son [Adult Son is the last name, please respect it]
Birthday: Aug 1
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 225
City: Portland, Oregon
Country: USA
Position: LW
Number: 27
Handedness: Right

Path to pro: Major Junior
Player Type: Power Forward

Real life counterpart: Cam Neely

Kilza
Oct 3, 2013



Time for this man to steal all your goals and bells

Name (First & Last): Tom Nook
Birthday: April 14
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 6'9" (guessing this is the max height)
Weight: 200 lbs
City: Kyoto
Country: Japan
Position: G
Number: 1
Handedness: Left glove

Pick one of the paths to the Pros: Europe

Player Type: Hybrid

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Yutaka Fukufuji Andrei Vasilevski/Dominik Hasek

Nocheez
Sep 5, 2000

Can you spare a little cheddar?


Nap Ghost

Name (First & Last): Alexi Mouskovitch
Birthday: March 1
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 lbs
City: Bratislava
Country: Czechia
Position: C
Number: 18
Handedness: R

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior / College / Europe

Player Type:
Forward Player Types -- Two-Way Forward

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player:
Scrappy, middle-of-the-road guy who made it through with his work ethic after playing in Europe.

Nocheez fucked around with this message at 15:39 on Aug 5, 2020

Ergo Propter Hog
Jul 20, 2014





Name: Ergo Hogfather
Birthday: December 23
Draft Class 2
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 180
City: Buffalo, NY
Position: LW
Number: 77
Handedness: Right

Path to Pros:
Major Junior(Saginaw Spirit, if there's a choice)

Player Type:
Forward - Sniper

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Teemu Selanne

Teemu Pokemon
Jun 19, 2004

To sign them is my real test

With full no movement clause


Name (First & Last): Pebis Bepis
Birthday: 6/9
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 6'4
Weight: 220
City: Plzeň
Country: Czech Republic
Position: LW
Number: 69
Handedness: R

Pick one of the paths to the Pros: Europe

Player Type: Power Forward

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Eric Lindros and Sean Avery met and hosed

Aye Doc
Jul 19, 2007

my name is john carter



Name (First & Last): Aye Donks
Birthday: April 20th
Draft Class 1 or 2: 1
Height: the minimum, I think it's 5'3" but give me the lowest possible
Weight: same as above
City: Honolulu, HI
Country: USA
Position: LW
Number: 33
Handedness: R

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior

Player Type:
Sniper

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: What if Alexander Ovechkin, but small? still with a massive slapshot, an aggressive mindset, a willingness to get physical, but with for example some severely diminished physical strength what with the being an extremely small and lightweight person. so instead of muscling those dudes off in the corner and maintaining the puck, maybe it's a whoops Aye Donks got crumpled into a small ball by the gigantic hulking freaks of his draft class. maybe when the mood strikes him every once in a while you get a, oh drat Aye is throwing down with Ryan Reaves oh poo poo he's dead he's loving dead call the god drat ambulance Aye Donks is dead. but boy I tell you what you wheel that boy's corpse out there to the left circle and let him fire off a monster slapper, that puppy's probably going in

Stiev Awt
Mar 20, 2007



Name (First & Last): Prep Hemlock
Birthday: September 11
Draft Class 1 or 2: 1
Height: 6'2
Weight: 175
City: Louisville, KY
Country: USA
Position: RW
Number: 2
Handedness: R

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Europe (Düsseldorfer EG)

Player Type: Playmaker



Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Has Attention Deficit Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Passes or shoots immediately because he doesn't know what to do with the puck.

MajorJohnSteed
Dec 20, 2014


Name (First & Last): Keen Jelly
Birthday: February 22
Draft Class 1 or 2: Class 2
Height: 5'8
Weight: 175
City: Brooklyn, NY
Country: USA
Position: RW
Number: 44
Handedness: L

Pick one of the paths to the Pros: Europe

Player Type: Playmaker

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Mats Zuccarello. The fearlessness of a honey badger. Should probably pass less, shoot more. Still a wizard in the shootout.

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



Everybody who has put in their details has been entered. JawKnee, we'd love to have another Wang in our class.

I am looking forward to how Doc's character turns out, I min/max'd the hell out of him.


9 more spots remaining (8 assuming JawKnee enters).

Kaerboros
Mar 6, 2008

Yippy ki yay, motherfuckers.


Name (First & Last): Pierre Delecto
Birthday: 6/9/19XX
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 5'6
Weight: BIGH
City: Paris?
Country: France? Maybe?
Position: Defense
Number: 23
Handedness: Right

Pick one of the paths to the Pros: Europe???

Player Type: Enforcer

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Hercule Poirot. Mustachioed with thinning hair. May solve mysteries on the side. May have been hired by Mitt Romney to start a Twitter account.

Toaster Beef
Jan 23, 2007

that's not nature's way


Name (First & Last): Keith RePrimeau
Birthday: November 24
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
City: Toronto
Country: Canada
Position: Center
Number: 25
Handedness: Right

Pick one of the paths to the Pros: Major Junior

Player Type: Power Forward

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: It's Keith Primeau. Again.

Toaster Beef fucked around with this message at 22:38 on Aug 5, 2020

GuavaMoment
Aug 13, 2006

YouTube dude


I won the Stanley Cup in the 2014 thread with Canucks with this dude the only time I submitted. Zack Kassian was our captain and I thought it hilarious that he'd ever be considered a first line player...

Name (First & Last): Phu Barr
Birthday: Dec 6
Draft Class 1 or 2: 1
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 150 lbs
City: Hanoi
Country: Vietnam
Position: C
Number: 0 if the game will let you (otherwise 6)
Handedness: Left

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior

Player Type:
Two-Way Forward

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Theo Fleury/Kailer Yamamoto. Everyone loves the little guy!

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007




A short fuse to scatter steady hands if I forget to remember that better lives have been lived in the margins and locked in the prisons and lost on the gallows than have ever been enshrined in palaces



Nap Ghost

Name (First & Last): Illusive Wang
Birthday: July 15th, 2003
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170lbs
City: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Position: LW
Number: 96
Handedness: Righty

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior

Player Type:
Sniper

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player:
Vladimir Tarasenko with those sick snipes

JawKnee fucked around with this message at 15:23 on Aug 6, 2020

JPrime
Jul 4, 2007

tales of derring-do, bad and good luck tales!


College Slice

Name (First & Last): Egon Hyundai
Birthday: 11/3
Draft Class 1 or 2: 1
Height: 6'1
Weight: 302
City: Tokyo
Country: Japan
Position: G
Number: 2
Handedness: Right

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Europe

Player Type: Big Fat Goalie

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: suspicious knock off of street fighter 2 e honda

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



So, going through, getting my behind the scenes stuff ready... I learned that this game auto-populates the AHL affiliate of the expansion team into the North Division (Eastern Conference), giving them 9 teams and keeps the Pacific Division with 7, and there is no way to adjust it. So, the AHL standings are going to be unbalanced, but whatever.

Athanatos
Jun 7, 2006

Laser Rocket Arm


Name (First & Last): Soup Van Buren
Birthday: 1/1
Draft Class 1 or 2: 1
Height: 6'3
Weight: 200
City: Silverthorne
Country: US
Position: LW
Number: 1
Handedness: R

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
College

Player Type:
Forward Player Types -- Sniper

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player:
Wheel. Snipe. Celly. Don't need to play defense if you are up by 8 goals.

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



3 spots left. I'd like to get started with my first updates Friday night, so if anyone is waiting until the last minute, this is it.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007



Name (First & Last): Exile, DJ
Birthday: November 30
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 250
City: Toledo
Country: USA
Position: G
Number: 13
Handedness: Catches left

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
College

Player Type: Goalie

Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Tall goalie who positions well but gives up howlers from time to time and has a short fuse. So basically Hextall.

Jagwires
May 31, 2009


What I need from you
Name (First & Last): Adam Banks
Birthday: March 7
Draft Class 1 or 2: 1
Height: 6'3
Weight: 200
City: Edina, MN
Country: USA
Position: RW
Number: 99
Handedness: Left

Pick one of the paths to the Pros: College


Player Type: Sniper


Real life counterpart (active or retired) or short description of player: Dany loving Heatley

Cocaine Bear
Nov 4, 2011




Is there still a spot? Can I have it?


Name: Stijn Hort
Birthday: 31 Dec
Draft Class 1 or 2: 2
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 179
City: Elst
Country: Nederlands
Position: LW
Number: 98
Handedness: Right

Pick one of the paths to the Pros:
Major Junior

Player Type: Power Forward!


Real-life counterpart: Thoe Fleury type just drunk as hell sniping, dishing, and punching guys a foot taller. Known as the Low Flying Dutchmen (a name he absolutely abhors), Stijn is a firecracker on the ice that always makes his presence felt. Known for his big hits, borderline dirty play, elite hands and eyes, and a next-level chirping game, Hort Always plays a big role on his teams and always fights for every second of ice time. This man is more chip than shoulder and isn't ashamed of it. He knows he's talented, he knows he's a bastard to play against, and he knows he's way too short to be doing this, he just doesn't give a gently caress. Also loves very tall women.


e: or whichever draft class has room.

Cocaine Bear fucked around with this message at 12:59 on Aug 6, 2020

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



Nice, those are the last two spots. I'll get everything ready, do some final testing today, and get this started tomorrow night.

aunt jenkins
Jan 12, 2001



Hockles posted:

Nice, those are the last two spots. I'll get everything ready, do some final testing today, and get this started tomorrow night.

Thank you friend, looking forward to this. You're a king

Pleads
Jun 9, 2005

pew pew pew



Interested to see how many levels of bullshit EA has added to the normal bullshit process of creating and managing skaters.

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



Pleads posted:

Interested to see how many levels of bullshit EA has added to the normal bullshit process of creating and managing skaters.

Luckily, very little has changed in 3 years (lol). There is one nice addition that has been missing for the past 5+ years, that I am excited to unveil tomorrow or this weekend. And, one feature is back after weirdly being absent for a few years, which will make more work for me (but you will enjoy it).

I have updated the draft classes in the 2nd post, and I took some artistic liberties with your pathways since I was vague on what I asked for. This time around, it is not as difficult to track players pre-draft in the game, so I hope you enjoy your amateur teams.

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



Well, since I have everything ready to go, I am going to get things started tonight.

2019 Draft Lottery Results
15. Philadelphia (via ARI)
14. Florida
13. Chicago
12. Minnesota
11. Arizona (via PHI)
10. Anaheim (down from 9)
9. Edmonton (down from 8)
8. NY Rangers (down from 7)
7. Detroit (down from 5)
6. Seattle (down from 3)
5. Los Angeles (down from 2)
4. Colorado (via OTT, down from 1)
3. New Jersey (up from 4)
2. Vancouver (up from 10)

1. Buffalo (up from 6)

No goons are in this draft, it is like a fake placeholder draft, with mostly game-generated players. Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko, etc are not affected by this draft. I won't do any recap of it.

2019 Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft selections


2019 Offseason News
Lots of free agent movement, I'm not going to list all of them. For example: big names like Taylor Hall, Zdeno Chara, Joe Thornton find new homes.

Central Scouting Preseason 2020 NHL Draft Projections


The Kraken end up with a pretty decent team from the players available for the Expansion Draft. I am not going to do a mid-season update of the 2019-20 season, since there isn't much affecting you guys happening. But, I will do a final recap of what a simulation of a regular 2019-20 season would be like, with final standings, and award winners tomorrow afternoon. Then, I expect to do a shortened version of live posting of the 2020 draft tomorrow night during the 1st intermission of the CBJ/TOR game (like 8:45pm Eastern).

glynnenstein
Feb 18, 2014



Hockles posted:


Central Scouting Preseason 2020 NHL Draft Projections



This is kinda amazing because my real-life "serious" hockey career ended when I injured my shoulder in a game against Liberty a million years ago. lol

stab
Feb 12, 2003


To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high



glynnenstein posted:

This is kinda amazing because my real-life "serious" hockey career ended when I injured my shoulder in a game against Liberty a million years ago. lol

Oh so you can skate backwards?

(Shoulder injuries are the worst because they never ever loving go away)

Hockles
Dec 25, 2007

Resident of Camp Blood
Crystal Lake



glynnenstein posted:

This is kinda amazing because my real-life "serious" hockey career ended when I injured my shoulder in a game against Liberty a million years ago. lol

Oh, you faced Liberty... I must have gotten them mixed up in my intensive research.

It was the first DC area school I could think of that also had a hockey team

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Pleads
Jun 9, 2005

pew pew pew



The Flames let Backlund go in the expansion draft?!?!?!

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