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Old 12-07-2019, 02:09 AM   #1
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Franchise Mode Overwhelming?

So, I've bought NHL every year since NHL 10. I love franchise mode and have always had a pretty good time with it.

I just bought NHL 20 and it seems like there are just way too many things to keep up with in the mode this year. I automated a lot of the owner mode stuff to be a little easier.

But, mostly how do you guys manage scouting and making sure you hire/fire better staff?

I'm trying to do a rebuild and if I have terrible scouts, even with auto scouting on I'll probably do badly.

When is the best time to hire staff, etc?

I can handle managing the cap and contracts but, this just adds another 2 layers I'm not sure I have the time to take care of.

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I don't, I just turn off everything I can and ignore everything else and just play the games.
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So, I've bought NHL every year since NHL 10. I love franchise mode and have always had a pretty good time with it.

I just bought NHL 20 and it seems like there are just way too many things to keep up with in the mode this year. I automated a lot of the owner mode stuff to be a little easier.

But, mostly how do you guys manage scouting and making sure you hire/fire better staff?

I'm trying to do a rebuild and if I have terrible scouts, even with auto scouting on I'll probably do badly.

When is the best time to hire staff, etc?

I can handle managing the cap and contracts but, this just adds another 2 layers I'm not sure I have the time to take care of.

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Lots of different options to simplify.

Easiest one-turn the trade difficulty down. Then you donít really need to worry about how your scouts are.
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:37 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if drafted players develop while unsigned and playing in SHL or Liiga?
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Does anyone know if drafted players develop while unsigned and playing in SHL or Liiga?
They do.

From a few test franchises that I've done, the best option when they're not NHL ready seems to be to leave them for a year or two, and then when their "role" comes up to something like "Top 4 AHL" or "Top 9 AHL" (or something along those lines), sign them and let them play the role that they're suited for. That's where they'll develop the best.

I've had a few that have developed well, and a few that haven't. Those who haven't, end up not getting signed and going to FA.
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So, I've bought NHL every year since NHL 10. I love franchise mode and have always had a pretty good time with it.

I just bought NHL 20 and it seems like there are just way too many things to keep up with in the mode this year. I automated a lot of the owner mode stuff to be a little easier.

But, mostly how do you guys manage scouting and making sure you hire/fire better staff?

I'm trying to do a rebuild and if I have terrible scouts, even with auto scouting on I'll probably do badly.

When is the best time to hire staff, etc?

I can handle managing the cap and contracts but, this just adds another 2 layers I'm not sure I have the time to take care of.

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Yeah, I'm in the same boat. I think the changes to the scouting just makes more busy work. I leave all of that alone. The way it was in the past was fine - just decide what area to scout for how long (or, go halfway, and do like The Show, so you separately decide whether to discover prospects or scout the individual prospects). The need for individually directing 20 scouts is beyond me. That's not fun for me.
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