Bob McKenzie wrote: Kraftster wrote:
Kraftster wrote:Spent about 10 hours this weekend just playing the Auction House on NHL 11 HUT without playing a single game. Pure pwnage. I always reminisce about the AH domination I had on WoW back in the day, this definitely has given me a fix.
With only playing 15 games, I have about 45k pucks worth of auctions on the AH right now. Pretty tapped out on pucks other than that, but, have really spent a lot putting together most of my team:
Filatov - ___ - Voracek (89)
Perron (89) - Berglund (88) - Boyes (87)
Nystrom (80) - Langkow (82 - Hornqvist (87)
Kovisto - Some swedish dude - Klingberg (all from Forlunda)
D is still a work in progress. Have a trade offer in for Vermette to center the top line or may just buy Brassard. Chemistry is huge. 96 Chemistry on Lines 2 and 4, 78 chemistry on line 3, hoping for 96 on line 1 as well.
Also, anyone that has spent substantial time in HUT, how do you manage the cap? I know I'm already up against it and I don't have nearly the D I'd like to have and I have a scrub fourth line all under 1000 cap hit and a bum backup goalie?
I have Luongo as my starter and some bum who is a 58 or something making 600 as my backup. You have to look for solid chemistry on your 3rd/4th lines relatively inexpensive while doing the same for your 3rd defensive pairing. I have my 3rd line as Marty Straka and two of his Pilzen boys for 96 chemistry and two bums from the Wild as my 3rd pairing on D.
Yeah, my fourth line is cheap and 96 chemistry and also pretty good, Carl Klingberg has pretty high potential, turned him into a nice checking forward for me.
I ended up selling Fleury and blowing up my D. I'm close to getting a full roster again, I have the following:
Filatov (90) - Brassard (87) - Voracek (89) - (96 chemistry) All around ~40 games on their base salary with a couple slots left each.
Perron (89) - Berglund (88) - Backes (87) - (96 chemistry) Boyes sucked, was able to get an UT Backes for cheap last night. Backes one training slot left, all on about 40 year deals.
Nystrom (85) - Langkow (82) - Undecided - But not Hornqvist. I can't sell him (free pack), so, I'll keep him around to plug in as needed.
Swedes (96 Chemistry) - all max trained and about 30 year deals
Yandle (83) - Michalek (86) - (99 chemistry) Both a few slots left, about 40 year deals
I haven't completely decided on my second pairing yet
Pysyk (untrained) - some Oil Kings partner (untrained) - I have a bunch of +9 def/chk cards I'll use on these guys and probably some skating cards and they'll be an effective, cheap pair.
Undecided in goal too. I kind of want to train Lehner so I can afford a good second pairing on D. I have about 8xvarious +9 goalie cards. If I could buy one +5 all I could probably get Lehner to an 88 for like a 940 salary. +5 stats cards are ridiculously expensive right now. You can't justify using them on a player that has anything less than an 80 year deal. Those are few and far between on the AH right now and also ridiculously expensive. I want to start playing, though. I've played one game in my last, like, 25 hours of HUT, so, I may just sign Lehner to 40 and upgrade away then use a couple of my rotating trade assets on D. I'd love to get Folwer and Ellis and sign them both to 80 yrs and max them out.