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[Hockey on] NHL09 - GO TO NEW THREAD

redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Games and Technology
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A thread for the Penny Arcade [strike]Red Wangs[/strike] Hotsteppers and Hotsteppers League, the official team and league of the Penny Arcade forums in NHL 09.

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EASHL: Penny Arcade Hotsteppers

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Hotsteppers: The League

You are invited to join the Penny Arcade Hotsteppers League. Pick a team and PM me.
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Round 1
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Round 2
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Conference Finals
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Lord Tycho's Cup Finals
(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (4) Chicago Blackhawks
Game 1: TB – CHI
Game 2: TB – CHI
Game 3: CHI – TB
Game 4: CHI – TB
*Game 5: TB – CHI
*Game 6: CHI – TB
*Game 7: TB – CHI

*If necessary

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  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Because the people on the lower end either cannot play or do not respond when I ask them to!

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  • chuck steakchuck steak Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Don't really have anything to say... just posting to mark the thread.

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  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yo, nothing to do with hockey but sign up for fantasy baseball if you want to from my sig.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    How do I get in on a league?

    You'll have to wait until season 2 is finished then Reddy will make a season 3 then you can join that. So for now I suggest practiced like a fucker in hopes you'll be able to score in the league unlike about half or so of us.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
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    What is the story behind THESE?!

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    Schide wrote: »
    How do I get in on a league?

    You'll have to wait until season 2 is finished then Reddy will make a season 3 then you can join that. So for now I suggest practiced like a fucker in hopes you'll be able to score in the league unlike about half or so of us.

    I used to be aces at NHL 08. I'm still feeling pretty good at NHL 09. I know that playing online is the great ego-crusher though.

  • remlap13remlap13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Schide wrote: »
    How do I get in on a league?

    You'll have to wait until season 2 is finished then Reddy will make a season 3 then you can join that. So for now I suggest practiced like a fucker in hopes you'll be able to score in the league unlike about half or so of us.

    Also be prepared to actually commit to the league unlike some people in season 2.

  • mclay8823mclay8823 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    I'd be honored to kick your ass in your league Schide, but I'm in way too many the way it is...and I run all but one of them, so that's an extra side dish of work.

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  • LaonarLaonar Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I want a new winger, Mitchell and Setaguchi are up on blocks.

    I want theo fleury or pavel bure. Make it happen. Kidding if players are equal I will most likely make the trade. Looking for a power forward.

  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'm sure there are lots of custom teams out there, but does anyone have custom made OHL teams? Or the stats for players from the past? Maurice Richard, Bobby Orr, etc.? At the very least, does anyone know of a website that shows how to make them/what stats are used? (And if for some reason my question doesn't make any sense, I only have NHL 06. :( )

    And because it probably got missed on the bottom of the last page...

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    What is the story behind THESE?!

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    BTP wrote: »
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    What is the story behind THESE?!

    Well, it all starts with our NHL09 team, the Hotsteppers. The name Hotsteppers came from the PA comic that is in the OP (well, the one in the OP is edited by me, but it is basically the same).

    I went to New York Comic-Con and since I have a sketch book for these things I brought it with. Brought me the photoshop of Tycho in front of the Stanley Cup and a clipping of Gabe with the cowboy hat and asked Mr. Real Life Gabe to give me sketches of Gabe in a cowboy hat and Tycho in front of the Cup. He asked me why that request and I told him that we had a hockey team on the forums and named them the Hotsteppers. Him and Tycho said that was cool (although I forget if I mentioned NHL09 in there, so they might think we have a real hockey team).

    Either way it was awesome. I got to walk right up to them when the Con opened on that Saturday and there was no one there. I also have video from their panel on helping kids to draw (which was funnily filled with more older folks than little ones). I plan to put that video on my YouTube sometime in the near future. It was quite funny.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    BTP wrote: »
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    What is the story behind THESE?!

    Well, it all starts with our NHL09 team, the Hotsteppers. The name Hotsteppers came from the PA comic that is in the OP (well, the one in the OP is edited by me, but it is basically the same).

    Yeah, I always knew about that part. :P
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    I went to New York Comic-Con and since I have a sketch book for these things I brought it with. Brought me the photoshop of Tycho in front of the Stanley Cup and a clipping of Gabe with the cowboy hat and asked Mr. Real Life Gabe to give me sketches of Gabe in a cowboy hat and Tycho in front of the Cup. He asked me why that request and I told him that we had a hockey team on the forums and named them the Hotsteppers. Him and Tycho said that was cool (although I forget if I mentioned NHL09 in there, so they might think we have a real hockey team).

    Either way it was awesome. I got to walk right up to them when the Con opened on that Saturday and there was no one there. I also have video from their panel on helping kids to draw (which was funnily filled with more older folks than little ones). I plan to put that video on my YouTube sometime in the near future. It was quite funny.

    I've clearly missed these pictures.

    That is just too awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I am going on to play Rock Band, but if someone sees this that still has to play me, message me please.

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Gonna hop on for a little...can't remember if we need to play or not puffycow, but if so I'll shoot you a message.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yea, I cut and pasted the right half of this image and showed him.
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  • Masked_MulletMasked_Mullet Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Holy shit Conscript. Hell of a game. i can't believe you won it in 3.7 of the third.

  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    alright jerks, I've played 22 games. no boot for me. :P

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  • WilDPanthA05WilDPanthA05 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Good games man, shut outs for everyone!

  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Holy shit Conscript. Hell of a game. i can't believe you won it in 3.7 of the third.

    Yea... Havlat is a beast.

    Good games all around! You are lucky, twmjr... lucky I didn't turn my BitTorrent off :(

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Good games man, shut outs for everyone!

    That is why I hate this game.

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  • WilDPanthA05WilDPanthA05 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Good games man, shut outs for everyone!

    That is why I hate this game.

    Splain? The home team got a shut out each time and the goals weren't any cheap dink ins. I understand that shut outs happen far too often, but on this occasion they were well warrented

  • mclay8823mclay8823 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Good games man, shut outs for everyone!

    That is why I hate this game.

    Why? Games are 15 minutes long. How many goals are scored in the real NHL in 15 minutes?

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I hate DiPietro. I can't score on him for the life of me.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    mclay8823 wrote: »
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Good games man, shut outs for everyone!

    That is why I hate this game.

    Why? Games are 15 minutes long. How many goals are scored in the real NHL in 15 minutes?

    The amount of shutouts in this league is just unrealistic. I don't care how long games are, there are just too many shutouts.

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  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    twmjr wrote: »
    I hate DiPietro. I can't score on him for the life of me.

    Really? I won 7-0.

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Maybe it has something to do with playing styles? I dunno...I felt like I got enough chances to at least get a goal or two but it didn't pan out. They were well played games by Rykosho (sp?), but I would've liked to break through at least once!

    Them's the breaks.

    And yeah shutouts seem a little high. I had a streak of 6 or 7 in a row going before someone (I think WilD) scored on me tonight.

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  • mclay8823mclay8823 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    redfield85 wrote: »
    mclay8823 wrote: »
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Good games man, shut outs for everyone!

    That is why I hate this game.

    Why? Games are 15 minutes long. How many goals are scored in the real NHL in 15 minutes?

    The amount of shutouts in this league is just unrealistic. I don't care how long games are, there are just too many shutouts.

    You should if you want it to be realistic.

    Approximate average total goals scored in an NHL game: 6.21. In 60 minutes, that is an average of 1 goal every 9.66 minutes.

    Apply that to 15 minutes of hockey and you get 1.55 goals per game.

    Sounds like a lot of shutouts is actually VERY realistic...proportionally.

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  • JohnTheJanitorJohnTheJanitor Registered User
    edited February 2009
  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Has there been any indication on when the new patch for the 360 version of this is going to be released?

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  • WilDPanthA05WilDPanthA05 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    oh math

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  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Schide wrote: »
    Has there been any indication on when the new patch for the 360 version of this is going to be released?

    As far as I know it is being tested by Microsoft. Their normal time is 10 days. So I wouldn't bank on this upcoming Tuesday, but probably the following one?

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  • mclay8823mclay8823 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Regardless of the math, the amount of shutouts isn't low in my opinion. I guess that if you know how to score and you're up against anyone except the cream of the crop defensively on a good day, you don't have issues. I'm ranked near 6,000 now online and so I play a lot of games against top-ranked teams. Generally, our games are in the range of 2-1, 3-2, 4-2, etc.

    If you learn how to score, very rarely will you be shut out for the entire game.

    Furthermore, I'm glad they don't let people who have played 10 games score consistently. It only makes sense to require some experience to learn the game. I couldn't put Halo 3 in my system and start to beat guys like Cody, Jake, etc. It would take me hundreds of games...and I would still probably lose.

    Just sayin...

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  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    mclay8823 wrote: »
    Regardless of the math, the amount of shutouts isn't low in my opinion. I guess that if you know how to score and you're up against anyone except the cream of the crop defensively on a good day, you don't have issues. I'm ranked near 6,000 now online and so I play a lot of games against top-ranked teams. Generally, our games are in the range of 2-1, 3-2, 4-2, etc.

    If you learn how to score, very rarely will you be shut out for the entire game.

    Furthermore, I'm glad they don't let people who have played 10 games score consistently. It only makes sense to require some experience to learn the game. I couldn't put Halo 3 in my system and start to beat guys like Cody, Jake, etc. It would take me hundreds of games...and I would still probably lose.

    Just sayin...

    You don't play Halo anyways. You just try to sleep so you can wake up for an 8am class while we scream in your room until 5am.

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  • mclay8823mclay8823 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    I have only one response to that:
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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Requiring people have to experience with the game to be good at it? That makes no sense. It is possible that they are good from the start since they play all different video games in general. You only play Madden and NHL, hence you suck at Halo.

    edit: And what the fuck is that dog doing? It is funny because we found out yesterday that our house phoneline is dead.

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  • mclay8823mclay8823 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    So people should be able to just turn on the game and be really good? No offense, but that is asinine.

    The reason this game is so fun to me is that I learn new strategies and methods of playing the game every time I play. If I was really dominant right off the bat, it wouldn't be a challenge and I'd be done with it by now.

    I worked my ass off trying to get good at it and it has paid off with a league championship, first in points on the hotsteppers, and a top 6,000 online rank (and climbing). I earned that. Someone how has played 5 times shouldn't be able to score on me at will. That, my friend, would be dumb.

    P.S. I hate Madden. The next-gen versions are awful. And I play GTA...speaking of which, I need to install the new version! Almost forgot!

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  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Are you guys getting the expansion? I wasn't going to.

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  • mclay8823mclay8823 Registered User
    edited February 2009
    puffycow wrote: »
    Are you guys getting the expansion? I wasn't going to.

    I see it is $20.00 and it seems to be getting good reviews, so I will likely buy it. I defeated the first storyline and enjoyed it so why not?

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yea, I never finished the regular game and I don't see myself ever playing again, or at least any time soon. The new dl changes your original game to the censored version but they are going to patch that eventually.

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