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Old 01-26-2021, 06:45 PM   #1
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NHL 21 Season Opening Roster Deep Dive (Part Two)



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Old 01-27-2021, 03:01 PM   #2
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I think the most glaring issue, as has been raised many times, is the small range of ratings used for the NHL players (perhaps because there are other leagues in the game). Lumping all of the players so close in ratings makes it hard to detect the difference between a first line guy and a fourth line guy.

To your point directly, I agree with most of your quibbles, though I disagree with "potential" being incorrect for a young guy. For example, Nolan Patrick (who is, I think, 22). Who's to say what his "potential" is at this point? I don't think it is wrong to say he has Elite potential. The key is whether he can reach that point. Maybe the more important issue is the player progression - if players do not always reach their potential, that would mirror real life better (than just changing the potential). That said, I absolutely agree with a more veteran guy. Elite status is not coming back then. So an older veteran who is no longer elite should not have "Elite" potential anymore.
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