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#2042748 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 08 October 2010 - 09:56 PM

McAwesome- I subscribed a couple weeks ago, but I was wondering why, when you have scores selected to "OFF", they would put "FINAL SO" or "FINAL OT" on the menu? Kind makes the rest of the game pointless, ehh?

This will be addressed with the next batch of updates, probably early next week.

GCL was a lot smoother tonight compared to last night.

In the new GCL interface when I click Vault it leads me to a page that wants me to sign up for $4.95 a month. Isn't the Vault included in the GCL subscription?

Vault is included, in the top right-hand corner of the signup page for Vault there will be a link, it will either say "Already Registered? Sign In" or "Go to NHL GameCenter Livetm" which if you click will either take you to the login (which will look like last year's GameCenter Live login) or to the Launch page.

It still says GameCenter Live on the pages and in the URLs for Vault, that will also be addressed during the next batch of updates.

looked pretty good on my end. tho when i maximized it and made it full screen the sound was going all f***ed up and it was getting really choppy.

my monitors 25". but when its a little smaller then fullscreen it runs nice and smooth, pretty clear.

Try changing a setting in Flash, right-click on the video and select Settings, then uncheck Enable Hardware Acceleration, this usually clears up any choppiness at full screen.

#2037979 NHL Gamecenter

Posted by McAwesome on 29 September 2010 - 03:24 PM

FYI, I work in tech support for Gamecenter Live, feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Here is a link to the Gamecenter Live FAQs for those interested, new features for this season are home and away video, the ability to stream directly to your PS3, Roku, or Boxee. NHL Vault (archives and classic games, included with GCL subscription) will be available on Sony Bravia Blu-Ray players and the iPad.

Also, for those making mention of hockeystreams.net, don't be surprised if that site gets shut down if it hasn't already been, the NHL is severly cracking down on unauthorized streaming sites charging money for hockey, (don't worry, I haven't told them about Drumnj, he doesn't charge)

#2037603 Is Mike Modano This Year's Dallas Drake?

Posted by McAwesome on 28 September 2010 - 02:54 AM

If anything Salei is this year's Dallas Drake, a gritty veteran who has never won a Cup.

Win it for Ruslan, whattya think, will it stick?

#2035835 Bert shows some snarl

Posted by McAwesome on 23 September 2010 - 10:28 AM

Even if Bert never drops the gloves again this season, the fact that he stood up for a teammate (and apparently beat the living piss out of the guy) should put the fear in opponents for the foreseeable future, no one wants to be on the receiving end of another Steve Moore incident. Either way, I really hope this is a glimpse of a meaner, more aggressive Bert this year, we desperately need that kind of presence. If nothing else then to give him a few free passes for the inevitable bonehead plays, no-look drop passes into space, one-hand-on-the-stick giveaways, bad penalties that we have come to know and loathe from him.

#2034845 GDT: Red & White Game

Posted by McAwesome on 21 September 2010 - 10:35 AM

Go Team, Go Team Go!!!

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#2034257 Who will be the whipping boys for '10-'11?

Posted by McAwesome on 18 September 2010 - 02:45 PM

I predict the choice of whipping boy will be divided among the following sub-groups on LGW:

Pro-Lilja - Salei
Pro-Hudler - Filppula
Anti-Ozzie - Howard
Pro-Enforcer - Hudler, Modano, anyone on the 3rd or 4th lines that doesn't fight

Personally, I think that no one is really immune to being the occasional "whipping boy", except maybe Lidstrom, who can do no wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, some more than others, but mistakes can lead to losses and no one on this board likes it when the Wings lose.

My early odd-on favorite is Bertuzzi though, he is the closest thing we have to a Sammy/Lebda/WIlliams type who makes a lot of the same kind of mental errors on a regular basis.

#2033454 Babcock's Contract Extension

Posted by McAwesome on 15 September 2010 - 09:42 AM

I do wonder if Babcock ever blinked 1st and lost a staring contest

Babcock is the only person every to beat Chuck Norris in a staring contest. He almost beat the sun, but the sun cheated because it has no eyes and therefore can't blink.
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#2029687 Bill Guerin will NOT be offered a contract

Posted by McAwesome on 27 August 2010 - 10:50 AM

Tampa's got a plethora of forwards.


#2028979 A Long Time Ago...

Posted by McAwesome on 24 August 2010 - 07:09 PM

Am i the only person in the world that has never seen a star wars before? Who knew i would ever feel like a loser having NOT seen them haha

Wow. Just Wow.

I don't think you are a loser, but I am honestly surprised that there is someone out there that has not seen any of the Star Wars movies. Did you make a conscious decision to avoid them?

What about Lando?

How about Chris Chelios as Lando, a scoundrel that later became an ally and a valued contributor to our cause.

#2028027 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by McAwesome on 21 August 2010 - 11:16 AM

Since when has a solid 3rd line center been someone who can't check and has never been known as a great defensive forward?

I know we have other forwards that can play defense, but it'd be nice to have a 3rd line with more than one defensive forward. Modano will be asked to change his whole mindset around and take a complete back seat on this team in a role he's not all that familiar with.

It might work or it may not. Don't know why everyone thinks it'll be a success without reservations. You do realize that he's not a star anymore?

No, he's Wing. :ph34r:

Sorry, I couldn't resist

Edit: For the record, I'm with you on this. While I am excited for what Modano can bring offensively, it would have been nice to land a player that can do what Asham does for so cheap. It would have been pretty sweet to have a 4th line of Abdelkader, Eaves, and Asham, that would have been a bear to play against.

#2027718 In Depth Look at the Central Division

Posted by McAwesome on 20 August 2010 - 12:31 PM

is this guy a leafs fan or something? no way lebda is better than salei

Agreed. Lebda may be younger, but that's the only advantage he has. About the only thing Lebda does better than Salei is suck. Also, he says Salei has a Stanley Cup ring, when did he win that? In 2003 with Anaheim? I'm pretty sure that's the only time he's sniffed the Finals.

#2027031 How big of a Wings fan is your Wife/Girlfriend/Significant Other?

Posted by McAwesome on 18 August 2010 - 09:35 AM

I love your wean-on strategy.

Thanks, I didn;t really plan it that way, but I saw that the Wings would be in Tampa that preseason and I really wanted to go, and my wife wasn't too enthusiastic because she knew nothing about the game, so I had those 2 DVDs and asked if she wanted to watch them to learn more. Boy am I glad I did, now she shows my son the Stanley Cup DVDs (2002 & 2008) and one of his first words was hockey.

#2014055 How are you dealing with the off-season?

Posted by McAwesome on 12 July 2010 - 01:13 PM

How can I lobby to get you to change your avatar? lol

Motion seconded, pleased get rid of that disturbing thing. :hehe:

#2013997 Osgood may retire following this season

Posted by McAwesome on 12 July 2010 - 11:53 AM

Osgood will be turning 38 this November and his contract is up after this season, so it is no surprise that people are already speculating that he will retire. I don't remember reading anywhere about Ozzie himself mentioning retirement, but he really doesn't have anything else to prove, other than perhaps wanting to win another cup before he retires. I hope he earns more playing time this season, he has a realistic shot at passing Grant Fuhr and Glenn Hall on the all-time wins list, and if he splits the starts pretty evenly with Howard, he may even catch Tony Esposito, pretty much guaranteeing himself a place in the HHOF.

#2003340 Sakic vs Yzerman Debate

Posted by McAwesome on 23 June 2010 - 04:29 PM

He's talking about this.

Meh, that was nice, but that wouldn't even make Stevie Y's top 10.

Since so many have been quoting stats to make their arguments, I decided to look at their numbers on a per-season basis rather than their whole career and here's what I found:

Yzerman and Sakic both had 6 100-point seasons, look at the difference

Yzerman: 155, 137, 127, 108, 103, 102
Sakic: 120, 118, 109, 105, 102, 100

As someone else pointed out, only 2 players have ever recorded more points in a single season than Yzerman's 155.

Top 5 goal totals

Yzerman: 65, 62, 58, 51, 45
Sakic: 54, 51, 48, 48, 41

Again, advantage Yzerman.

Basically, what it boils down to is that Yzerman had the higher peak, while Sakic's peak lasted longer. You can attribute Yzerman's "decline" to a combination of injury and coaching style, but for a long time he was the only good player on his team, whereas Sakic had a better supporting cast for longer.

From a purely objective view, the slight advantage goes to Yzerman, but as a Wings fan and more importantly as someone who grew up idolizing him, there is no contest, Yzerman hands down.