For my first post, I figure I’ll get things started quickly. I’ll do a lot of breaking down of play through’s on various games. I’m going to start with a Be A GM series with the St. Louis Blues.
I like to play any sports games as realistically as possible, so you wont see me trading five first round picks for Sidney Crosby. I’ll try and build the St. Louis Blues into a Stanley Cup champion while trying to keep as much realism as possible.
So let’s break a few things down. I have owner mode off, because I don’t feel like taking an extra few hours every season dealing with that. Computer trades, waivers, the salary cap are all on. Morale meetings, auto sign free agents, and assistant coach edit lines are all set to off.
Injuries are set at 8, because any lower, and they never happen. Any higher and they happen every weeks. This is what I’ve found to be a happy medium. I’ll be simulating every game, mainly as a way to be able to stay updated.
A few things to start, I created a few of the Blues prospects that were not in the game, including Tage Thompson, Nolan Stevens, and Jake Walman.
I have edited players all around the league, but I’ll break down the overall of the Blues, since that is the team we will be following.
Left Wing | Center | Right Wing
Alexander Steen – 87 overall | Paul Stastny – 87 overall | Vladimir Tarasenko – 93 overall
Jaden Schwartz – 87 overall | Patrik Berglund – 84 overall | David Perron – 84 overall
Robby Fabbri – 85 overall | Jori Lehtera – 83 overall | Nail Yakupov – 82 overall
Dmitrij Jaskin – 81 overall | Kyle Brodziak – 82 overall | Ryan Reaves – 80 overall
Scottie Upshall – 81 overall | Ivan Barbashev – 77 overall | Landon Ferraro – 79 overall
Kenny Agostino – 79 overall | Wade Megan – 74 overall | Tage Thompson – 71 overall
Magnus Paajarvi – 79 overall | Connor Bleackley – 68 overall | Samuel Blais – 74 overall
Jordan Caron – 75 overall | Adam Musil – 65 overall
Andrew Agozzino – 74 overall | Nolan Stevens – 65 overall
MacKenzie MacEachern – 72 overall | Jordan Kyrou – 63 overall
Bryce Gervais – 71 overall
Left Defenseman | Right Defensemen
Jay Bouwmeester – 85 overall | Alex Pietrangelo – 90 overall
Carl Gunnarsson – 83 overall | Kevin Shattenkirk – 87 overall
Robert Bortuzzo – 81 overall | Colton Parayko – 86 overall
Joel Edmundson – 80 overall | Jordan Schmaltz – 77 overall
Petteri Lindbohm – 79 overall | Chris Butler – 77 overall
Vince Dunn – 76 overall | Morgan Ellis – 74 overall
Ried McNeill – 71 overall | Thomas Vannelli – 69 overall
Jake Walman – 70 overall
Dmitrii Sergeev – 68 overall
Jake Allen – 85 overall
Carter Hutton – 81 overall
Pheonix Copley – 76 overall
Ville Husso – 75 overall
Jordan Binnington – 75 overall
Luke Opilka – 65 overall
Evan Fitzpatrick – 65 overall
The next post, that is coming today, we will start the simulating. We will likely do quarter season breakdowns, a breakdown for the trade deadline, breakdown each individual playoff series, and then one for the draft and free agency. We’ll zip through the first quarter of the season in the next post!