Houston Bulls Franchise Mode - NHL 18

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    2022-2023 Regular Season Review:

    Record: 51-26-5
    AHL Record: 40-34-8 (Lost in 1st Round)
    Goals For: 235
    Goals Against: 186
    Powerplay Percentage: 21.2%
    Penalty Kill Percentage: 84.1%

    Liston: 29 Goals, 39 Assists, +9
    Kuznetsov: 17 Goals, 49 Assists, +6
    Grigrenko: 23 Goals, 34 Assists, 0
    Vlasak: 23 Goals, 30 Assists, +5
    Kloucek: 17 Goals, 30 Assists, +13
    Veleno: 17 Goals, 29 Assists, +6
    Hamilton: 12 Goals, 34 Assists, +20
    Möller: 11 Goals, 29 Assists, +2
    Morrisonn: 18 Goals, 20 Assists, +8
    Josi: 6 Goals, 31 Assists, +19
    Schwartz: 7 Goals, 24 Assists, -2
    Vilardi: 8 Goals, 19 Assists, +12
    Maguire: 7 Goals, 19 Assists, -1
    Fast: 14 Goals, 11 Assists, +20
    Jurco: 10 Goals, 14 Assists, +12
    McDonagh: 8 Goals, 11 Assists, +1
    Clarke: 4 Goals, 3 Assists, +17
    Reese: 4 Goals, 3 Assists, +16

    Korpisalo: 37-23-3, 2.23 GAA, .922 SV%
    Merzlikins: 14-3-2, 1.96 GAA, .932 SV%
     
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    Round 1: Winnipeg Jets vs. Houston Bulls

    Game 1: :win 3 - :bulls 1
    Game 2: OT :win 4 - :bulls 5
    Game 3: :bulls 1 - :win 2
    Game 4: :bulls 0 - :win 1
    Game 5: OT :win 5 - :bulls 4

    Absoulute embarrassment. No way with an offense like ours should we be shut down that hard, and our defense and goaltending was horrible. Lots of changes in the offseason.
     
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    2023 Stanley Cup Finals:

    New York Islanders vs. Winnipeg

    Game 1: :nyi 1 - :win 3
    Game 2: :nyi 4 - :win 1
    Game 3. :win 3 - :nyi 1
    Game 4: :win 1 - :nyi 4
    Game 5: :nyi 4 - :win 3
    Game 6: :win 2 - :nyi 5

    Conn Smythe: John Tavares
     
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    Draft Lottery Results:

    1: Nashville
    2: Tampa Bay
    3: Detroit
    4: Vegas
    5: New Jersey
    6: Minnesota
    7: Buffalo
    8: New Jersey
    9: Vegas
    10: Columbus
    11: Vancouver
    12: St. Louis
    13: Calgary
    14: St. Louis
    15: Philadelphia
    16: Boston
    17: Chicago
    18: Montreal
    19: Colorado
    20: Anaheim
    21: New York Rangers
    22: St. Louis
    23: Buffalo
    24: Houston
    25: Montreal
    26: Vancouver
    27: Pittsburgh
    28: Seattle
    29: Toronto
    30: San Jose
    31: Winnipeg
    32: New York Islanders

    (The retirement screen glitched so I only know two people who retired, D. McIlrath and A. Ovechkin, who was a season away from breaking the goals record.)
     
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    TRADE:

    San Jose Receives:

    J. Schwartz (79 Overall Exact Top 6 LW)

    Houston Recieves:

    Boston Bruins 2nd Round Pick (2023, 48th Overall)
    S. Leivo (70 Overall Low Top 6 C)

    Schwartz's overall serverly decreased, had a horrendous contract, and was unhappy with the team. Boston would take him, and we get a 2nd and a random prospect. Unfortunatly we do have to retain 25% of his contract.
     
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    2023 Draft Results:

    24: S. Lowe (57 Overall Low Top 6 RW)
    48: S. Estrada (71 Overall Med. Top 6 RW)
    56: T. Tuppurainen (66 Overall Med. Top 6 RW)
    88: M. Landeskog (54 Overall Med. 7th D)
    120: R. Rivers (60 Overall Med. Top 6 D)
    152: S. Turakov (53 Overall Low Elite LW)
    184: W. Amonte (55 Overall Low Top 9 C)
    216: Z. Cheechoo (52 Overall Med. AHL Top 4 D)
     
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    2023 Free Agency:

    Notable Signings:

    Doug Maguire
    Joe Veleno
    Mattias Jakobs
    Oscar Möller
    Jesper Fast
    Elvis Merzlikins
    Teemu Tuppurainen
    Stephen Estrada


    Notable Releases:

    Dougie Hamilton
    Devante Smith-Pelly
    Brendan Gaunce

    Free Agent Signings:

    Brendan Gallagher
    Brendan Perlini

    I signed Hamilton short term to help our tean right now while are prospects develop, then release him when Maguire or McDonagh can replace his spot. Now that he isn't needed as Maguire and McDonagh have grew into Top 2 defensmen, I released him. Although we have so much cap room, we also have to resign McDoangh, Korpisalo, Vlasak, and others in the next year or two, so I didn't go out getting a superstar. Instead, I signed depth pieces to help our 3rd line while some of our prospects (Hunter, Weiss, Callahan, Estrada) develop.
     
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    2023-2034 Houston Bulls Starting Lineups:

    Kloucek (85) - Kuznetsov (87) - Liston (91)
    Vlasak (83) - Veleno (86) - Grigrenko (84)
    Perlini (83) - Morrisonn (82) - Gallagher (82)
    Willis (79) - Vilardi (80) - Fast (79)

    McDonagh (88) - Josi (87)
    Clarke (84) - Maguire (86)
    Reese (82) - Jakobs (80)

    Korpisalo (88)
    Merzlikins (77)
     
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    Record Through October: 7-0-3

    Most Points: Gallagher, Josi (12)
    Most Goals: Perlini (6)
    Most Assists: Josi (11)
     
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    Record Through November: 18-2-4

    Most Points: Gallagher (21)
    Most Goals: Perlini (11)
    Most Assists: Josi (15)
     
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    Record Through December: 27-4-6

    Most Points: Gallagher, Josi (29)
    Most Goals: Gallagher (15)
    Most Assists: Josi (24)

    Well did those offseason moves payoff? Our 3rd line is red hot and we have an excellent record. Some players aren't producing as well as they should though, so switching up the lines.
     
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    Record Through February: 44-11-8

    Most Points: Gallagher (53)
    Most Goals: Gallagher (24)
    Most Assists: Josi (34)

    No trades, the record is definitely fine and the players are doing alright.
     
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    Record Through March: 53-16-8

    Most Points: Liston (61)
    Most Goals: Gallagher (26)
    Most Assists: Liston, Josi (41)

    We've not only clinched a playoff spot, but the division, conference, and President's Trophy! Safe to say we dominated this year.
     
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    Record Through April: 54-19-9

    Most Points: Liston (65)
    Most Goals: Gallagher (26)
    Most Assists: Liston (43)

    I called up a bunch of prospects for the final games, probably why we lost a bunch lol. Nonetheless excellant season!
     
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    2023-2024 Regular Season Review:

    Record: 54-19-9
    AHL Record: 50-19-13 (Lost in 1st Round)
    Goals For: 237
    Goals Against: 192
    Powerplay Percentage: 21.8%
    Penalty Kill Percentage: 82.1%

    Liston: 22 Goals, 43 Assists, +11
    Gallagher: 26 Goals, 32 Assists, +6
    Kuznetsov: 17 Goals, 39 Assists, +20
    Josi: 8 Goals, 42 Assists, +19
    Grigrenko: 21 Goals, 28 Assists, +4
    Veleno: 13 Goals, 35 Assists, -4
    McDonagh: 11 Goals, 34 Assists, +18
    Perlini: 23 Goals, 19 Assists, +10
    Vlasak: 21 Goals, 17 Assists, 0
    Morrisonn: 9 Goals, 29 Assists, +12
    Vilardi: 15 Goals, 19 Assists, +10
    Maguire: 9 Goals, 23 Assists, +21
    Kloucek: 12 Goals, 19 Assists, +13
    Fast: 9 Goals, 13 Assists, +13
    Willis: 6 Goals, 10 Assists, +9
    Reese: 8 Goals, 4 Assists, +7
    Jakobs: 0 Goals, 11 Assists, -1
    Clarke: 4 Goals, 5 Assists, +14

    Korpisalo: 46-16-7, 2.23 GAA, .925 SV%
    Merzlikins: 8-3-2, 2.24 GAA, .924 SV%
     
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    Round 1: Winnipeg Jets vs. Houston Bulls

    Game 1: :win 4 - :bulls 2
    Game 2: :win 3 - :bulls 1
    Game 3: :bulls 2 - :win 4
    Game 4: :bulls 5 - :win 1
    Game 5: :win 2 - :bulls 5
    Game 6: :bulls 1 - :win 0
    Game 7: OT :win 3 - :bulls 4

    That was very, very, very scary.

    We avoid being swept as the number 1 team in the league by coming back from a 3-0 series lead and move on.
     
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    Round 2: Colorado Avalanche vs. Houston Bulls

    Game 1: OT :col 2 - :bulls 1
    Game 2: OT :col 3 - :bulls 4
    Game 3: :bulls 3 - :col 2
    Game 4: :bulls 4 - :col 0
    Game 5: :col 2 - :bulls 4
    Game 6: OT :bulls 5 - :col 4

    Moving on to the conference finals!
     
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    Round 3: Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Houston Bulls

    Seattle's icon will be :seahawks since their isn't one

    Game 1: OT :seahawks 5 - :bulls 4
    Game 2: OT :seahawks 1 - :bulls 2
    Game 3: :bulls 2 - :seahawks 1
    Game 4: :bulls 3 - :seahawks 2
    Game 5: :seahawks 1 - :bulls 4

    The Houston Bulls are heading to the Finals!
     
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    2024 Stanley Cup Finals: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Houston Bulls

    Game 1: :car 4 - :bulls 2
    Game 2: :car 3 - :bulls 2
    Game 3: :bulls 1 - :car 3
    Game 4: OT :bulls 1 - :car 2

    Conn Smythe: Scott Darling

    One hell of a season. President's Trophy winners, coming back down 3-0 in a series, and making it all the way to the Cup Finals. Don't worry about this one, I guarantee will be back for more.
     
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    Notable Retirements:

    Bulls:

    None

    League:

    S. Crosby, C. Giroux, J. Toews, C. Perry, K. Letang, T. Oshie, J. Staal, D. Backes, F. Nielsen, D. Brassard, K. Shattenkirk, M. Grabner, M. Fleury, J. Quick, T. Rask, C. Anderson, C. Crawford, D. Dubnyk, T. Greiss

    Congrats to Kevin Shattenkirk on his retirement, he only spent 4 years here but he was one of our greatest players in the early years.
     

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