Joe Thornton Traded

I think that the AI is a lot better in the 360 version, I have seen AI players do things that I did not see in the old version. But I'll be keeping mine as long as there are guys that want to do league play with it.

SwampYankee wrote:

Played two pickup games of 360 NHL against PolyPusher (LiquidMercury) last night. Good times. we split the series, although my win was more exciting.

If everyone who is going to get a 360 has one, why don't we start up a concurrent league?

Looks like you conveniently forgot something pal.

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I also highly prefer the 360 version. It might only be that they've changed the default settings but the gameplay feels a lot better. On the graphics side of things, when you play on a big HD screen the difference is night and day, and by big, I mean 106".

Overcompenwhat?

Greenie, that small rink crap counts for nothing. NOTHING!

See me for 5 on 5, and we'll see who is the bigger man.

I see your 106" screen and raise you 4".......of pink steel.

Hehehe. You called me a one trick pony! You hurt me!

one-timers in 2 on 2 accounted for 11 out of 12 of your goals. What would you call it!!!?!!!

SwampYankee wrote:

one-timers in 2 on 2 accounted for 11 out of 12 of your goals. What would you call it!!!?!!! :)

M4D SK1LLZ!

one-timers in 2 on 2 accounted for 11 out of 12 of your goals. What would you call it!!!?!!!:)

Poor defense

Certis wrote:

Poor defense ;)

Hah.

So how many 360 NHLers do we have? Minimum for a league or tournament is 4
Edit: Nevermind, saw the 360 Roll Call post.

Certis wrote:
the over effective hits, choppy and blocky graphics, and other little things made it worse than the 360 version in my eyes.

Over effective hits are a setting you can change, the graphics are hardly different when you're actually playing the game. Dork.

The hitting slider, even when at minimum, still has guys reeling for seconds after having their tushes pinched and the graphics are insanely better especially when playing and you're a twit. Not to mention the AI is better, especially in single player, the goalie control view is cool and useful on breakaways, the option to switch back to the old controls for line changes rocks, and you're a twit.

I took 2 screenshots to show you the difference in graphics quality.

ExBox
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360
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Well I slept with your mom!

She told me. Thankfully she still has good toys to sate herself. 5 humps and a moan don't cut it no more, laddie.

I was just tired after sleeping with Green's mom earlier.

Yeah dad told me about your little "party". He said Karla was very skilled and wouldn't mind doing it again.

Ohhhhhhhhhh,, This is great! I think ya'll should knife fight!

He said Karla was very skilled and wouldn't mind doing it again.

She makes a mean fondue, it's true. Whatever it takes to keep your dad busy while I'm donkey punching your mom.

Canadien fight!

Rat Boy wrote:

Canadien fight!

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We clearly see that the little blonde one is getting a spanking.

What, no talk about Thornton getting tossed on a crap call while playing against his old team? You people disappoint me.

My understanding is that the rule is if you're called for boarding and there's a head injury, it's an automatic ejection. Considering how rarely it happens, I doubt the ref thought much about the implications before he raised his arm. The fact that it was called a major (something the refs can talk to the linesmen about before calling), however, was kind of crappy.

There are two calls that irk me in the modern NHL. One is the handling of boarding-- it encourages players to turn their back to oncoming defenders because it makes them untouchable and encourages penalties. Two is the one-on-one dump and chase, where a forward flips the puck behind the D and chases after it. In the new NHL, if the D doesn't allow the forward to just go right through, they get called for interference. It's like the forwards get a free pass on entering the zone, which is nuts.

While I'm on a roll, one somewhat older call that bugs me is the handling of diving. Most of the time when I see a diving call, one player gets called for a foul, then the other player gets called for diving, making the calls wash out. I understand why that can happen, but I don't see why it should happen most of the time. That should be a once-a-year kind of penalty, not some sort of bizarre ref cop-out.

ColdForged wrote:

What, no talk about Thornton getting tossed on a crap call while playing against his old team? You people disappoint me.

The Bruins are a pitiable lot, they need all the help they can get.

Poppinfresh wrote:

My understanding is that the rule is if you're called for boarding and there's a head injury, it's an automatic ejection. Considering how rarely it happens, I doubt the ref thought much about the implications before he raised his arm. The fact that it was called a major (something the refs can talk to the linesmen about before calling), however, was kind of crappy.

You're correct in your understanding. It was the initial boarding call that was pretty crappy. It was a side shot, not to the back. Well, that's what it looked like on replays anyway. Caught all this during the Canes game on OLN so I may be off, but it seemed to be a pretty sorry state of affairs.

ColdForged wrote:

You're correct in your understanding. It was the initial boarding call that was pretty crappy. It was a side shot, not to the back. Well, that's what it looked like on replays anyway. Caught all this during the Canes game on OLN so I may be off, but it seemed to be a pretty sorry state of affairs.

What irks me is how the Bruin (I forget who it was) did the now-common strategy of trying to turn his back on Thornton, believing that would make him "safe." You can see what it got him, and I doubt it will be the last time we see this chain of events. The boarding rules, as currently enforced, are dumb and dangerous.

the Bruin (I forget who it was)

Must have been Raycroft. Aside from Thornton that's the only (ex-)Bruin name I know.

It was Hal Gill. I don't recall exactly, but I think he didn't see Thornton coming, I believe he was turning to move up ice.

SwampYankee wrote:

It was Hal Gill. I don't recall exactly, but I think he didn't see Thornton coming, I believe he was turning to move up ice.

I didn't see it myself but, from what I've seen in the papers/tv/radio they're saying it was a cheap shot. And the Boston media is ALWAYS reliable so.........

Wasn't a cheap shot. I've seen the replays numerous times. Gill didn't seem to see Thornton coming. I don't think Thornton would try to hurt Hall Gill (who is 6'5 and insanely strong), who he had played with for 5 years. It was a dumb call by the referees and afterwords Gill, Joe Thornton, and Scott Thornton all agreed that it shouldn't have been called the way it was (none of them even thought that it should have been a penalty).