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About Theoriginalalex
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  1. Fun Fact

    From the main menu, go to Rosters > Active Roster and there’ll you’ll see a list of every roster they’ve released this year. Sova is on the late October one, from what I remember. PS: If you want RYD guys together on a custom team, you can also use the Merge Rosters button to transfer your created teams over to an older roster, although sometimes this causes a freeze when editing.
  2. Fun Fact

    Adding on to this, EA actually does a fantastic job of updating the ECHL rosters to include SPHL callups. It’s too bad there’s no PC roster editor for the XB1/PS4 games yet, though. I know from past generations EA keeps a ton of recent players on a hidden list. Likely most SPHL’ers who’ve spent time in the E in the past 2 seasons are there, we just can’t get to them. Travis Armstrong was on the Fuel when the game shipped, Vernace was on Tulsa, and Sova (with player picture and accurate beard on his in-game likeness!) was available on one update during his brief Norfolk stint. They haven’t done an update since Dec. 21, but I’d expect they’ll have Murray, Mueller, and Vandergunst included as long as they’re still up.
  3. First, I have to admit that I don’t see many games. I live 80 minutes away in Staunton so this was just my 3rd game of the year. But I do follow the team game in and game out. I liked what I saw in their style of play compared to the Ftorek era. They were battling hard in the corners, winning races to loose pucks, and finishing checks. And maybe my memory is bad, but did they ever block shots under Ftorek? Saw a number of nice blocks. That said, they are still clearly among the bottom 3 teams in the league and the talent disparity with #7 Knoxville was evident. I doubt Bremner will be able to make over the roster mid-season, so I don’t expect a miracle turnaround. I’m just hopeful he can evaluate talent well and sign nice pieces to fit in for the rest of this year. Knoxville’s puck control, passing, zone entry, and net presence was a step above the Dawgs, and their goalie was a deserved #1 star. I don’t fault the Dawgs or Bremner, I think they simply ran into a better team. But at least I believe Bremner can coach a style of play that gives us the best shot of overcoming the talent gap and stealing some games from better teams.
  4. Uniform Designs

    That’s pretty much it. I really think Roanoke went from the best unis in the SPHL last season to the worst this year. The red equipment does not fit with the uniform one bit and it’s a rainbow of a mess.
  5. Who has created sphl teams in NHL 18

    That is the IceGators, and that is the ECHL Everblades logo with the text blacked out. And yeah, those were added in 18.
  6. Who has created sphl teams in NHL 18

    Ouch. Here’s how to avoid that: When you fill your created team’s roster, the game creates an extra copy of the players on the custom team. They are always in their original location, too. If you left them all as FA’s, their “original” versions came into the mode as FA’s. You’ll want to assign their “original” versions to a league that doesn’t get used in Franchise mode. National teams and ECHL will fit that bill. Don’t put them on a Euro league or in juniors, because those players become prospects in the draft. Make sense?
  7. Who has created sphl teams in NHL 18

    Wanted to show off my completed jersey set as I took a few months to make these as accurate as possible. All home, away, and known 3rd’s based on pics from the 17-18 season. I also have mascots I could show off but those aren’t as accurate as options are limited. Arenas are also tough, but I have basics like proper seat color, Jumbotron style, and unique touches like Fayetteville’s orange stanchions and smoke from the goal light for home Havoc goals.
  8. Who has created sphl teams in NHL 18

    You have to replace teams in an existing league. There are all sorts of different size leagues, but the EBEL league works well because it has a 44-game season (4 games x 11 rivals) and 8-Team playoffs, which can be set to best-of-3.
  9. Who has created sphl teams in NHL 18

    Yeah, I thought about that. Found about 4 dozen alumni and callups already in the game and supplemented with some junior and international players, but that doesn’t seem good enough to me. I’m a perfectionist (see the fact that I did every arena and mascot as best I could). I also created Columbus and Louisiana as I want to play a season and the smallest league available is 12 teams. I’ll probably give them the alumni.
  10. Who has created sphl teams in NHL 18

    New user here, I’m also in the process of doing this. How do you rate the players? I’m a Dawgs fan, and I could probably rate them decently, but I have little idea about the other teams. So far I have all jerseys, arenas, and mascots done and updated for 2017-18, just need to figure out rosters.
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