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Let's Pretend in EHM

A group for all of the Let's Pretend series of posts/videos in EHM.

EHM Experiments: A Median in Name-and-Some-Stats-Only Squad

This week’s Eastside Hockey Manager experiment is to put together a team that was in the league median in few categories. What would a team of 21 skaters with a expected goals for percentage between 50% and 51% and 2 goalies with league median save percentages of 91% look like? Find out in this post.

EHM Experiments: An Alliterative Attempt of an Array of 23 Players on Boston

This week’s Eastside Hockey Manager Experiment is to put together an Alliterative Roster. 23 players with the same letters the begin their first and last names. And this team does not include Jack Johnson. Read on to see how they did.

EHM Experiments: One New Jersey Devils Team, 20 Nico Hischiers

Nico Hischier is a great young center. What if you could clone him and have 19 other Nico Hischiers replace the skaters on the New Jersey Devils? How would they do in the 2019-20 season? This post shows how it would go down in Eastside Hockey Manager.

EHM Experiments: The Minnesota Midrange Money Marauders

This week’s Eastside Hockey Manager experiement comes from acasser, who suggested seeing how well would a team of players making about the median cap hit in the NHL do in 2019-20. This post shows how that team did - and how much they beat initial expectations.

EHM Experiments: Putting the Chicago Steel in the OHL

The Chicago Steel were arguably one of the best junior teams in North America in 2019-20. How would they have done if they were in the Ontario Hockey League? We will find out in this week’s Eastside Hockey Manager experiment.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: The Alphabet Challenge

This week’s Eastside Hockey Manager experiment is the Alphabet Challenge. A roster where only one player’s last name can come from each letter. The letters ‘N’, ‘Y’, and ‘R’ are not allowed. Read on to see the incredible results.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: Nothing But Veterans in Montreal

After seeing a super roster of players aged 22 or under run the NHL in last week’s experiment, this week’s Eastside Hockey Manager Experiment is going in the opposite direction. How would a roster of players aged 32 or older do as Montreal? Read on to find out.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: A Star-Studded Under-22 Team in the 2019-20 NHL Season

How would a super team made up of some of the best NHL players at age 22 or younger would do in the 2019-20 season? In this week’s EHM experiment, I can tell you that they would do very, very, very, very, very, very well.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: How a WAR-Minimized Team Performed in 2019-20

The first Eastside Hockey Manager experiment for this long Devils offseason was to see how a team optimized by GAR would do in 2019-20. This experiment does the reverse: how would a team optimized to have the worst GAR do in 2019-20? The results may surprise you.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: Let’s Ruin the New York Rangers Part 2

The Eastside Hockey Manager experiment to ruin Our Hated Rivals, the New York Rangers, concludes with this post. How much damage was done to them? A lot. A whole lot of damage.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: Let’s Ruin the New York Rangers Part 1

This week’s Eastside Hockey Manager experiment is the first of a two-parter to ruin Our Hated Rivals: the New York Rangers. This consists of the preseason and first three months and, so far, the Rangers are gloriously abysmal.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: A (Mostly) Corsi-Optimized Roster for 2019-20

After showing how a hockey team optimized for WAR could dominate in Eastside Hockey Manager, this week’s experiment is to show how a team mostly optimized for Corsi impact would perform in the game.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: What If Jack Hughes Played Somewhere Else in 2019-20?

Jack Hughes jumped right from the USNTDP into the NHL with the New Jersey Devils in 2019-20. It was a rookie season filled with struggles. What if he played somewhere else? How would he do in another league and then joining the Devils? With a hockey simulation game like Eastside Hockey Manager, we can try to answer those questions

Let’s Experiment in EHM: Winning Without an ‘E’

The letter ‘e’ is one of the most common letters in names. Avoiding it is very hard. In this week’s Eastside Hockey Manager Experiment, the goal is to build a successful hockey team without any players with an ‘e’ in their name.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: The WAR-Optimized Team Results in 2019-20

This post has the results of the first Eastside Hockey Manager experiment, a WAR-optimized roster replacing the 2019-20 Devils. In a word: dominance. Read more about how they did and to see what the next EHM experiment will be.

Let’s Experiment in EHM: Introducing a WAR-Optimized Roster for 2019-20

As the New Jersey Devils will have a long offseason, Eastside Hockey Manager will continue to be used for a lot of experimentation of what teams could do in the game. This post is an introduction of the first experiment, a WAR-optimized roster replacing the 2019-20 Devils.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Bonus: The Sherman Abrams Approach

In this bonus part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, Sherman Abrams goes back in time to the trade deadline to be a seller instead of a buyer. Does he succeed at making the team bad enough to fall out of the postseason?

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 12: The End of the Playoffs

In the twelfth and final main part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the Devils face the Nashville Predators for the Stanley Cup. This post goes over the series, game-by-game, and the results from the end of the playoff run.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 11: Tampa Bay in the ECF

In the eleventh part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the Devils take on the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. This post goes over the series, game-by-game, and what will happen next.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 10: Second Round Against Pittsburgh

In the tenth part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the Devils take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, the #1 seed, in the second round. This post goes over the series, game-by-game, to show how the Devils performed and what will happen next.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 9: Playoffs; First Round Versus Our Hated Rivals

In the ninth part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the Devils take on Our Hated Rivals in the first round. This post goes over the series, game-by-game, to show how the Devils played in each one and what comes after this series.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 8: A Dramatic Season Ending Run

In the eighth part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the stretch run to the playoffs is on. This massive post covers the final 18 regular season games, how their players finished, and where the team finished.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 7: Many Deadline Deals

In the seventh part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, Sherman Abrams was active at the NHL Trade Deadline. Perhaps too active. See what he did and how the remainder of February went for the team in this post.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 6: Before the Trade Deadline

In the sixth part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the game is played up until less than a week before the NHL Trade Deadline. What will Sherman Abrams do? It’s up to you.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 5: January Swoon

In the fifth part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the first month of the new year is not at all kind to the Devils. The pressure is starting to mount. Read on to find out what went down.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 4: A December of Injuries

In the fourth part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the Devils suffer significant injuries in December. Will they prevail without some key players? Yes. How? Read on to find out.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 3: Surpassing Expectations

In the third part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series, the Devils continue to surpass expectations by winning a lot. This post features the best player in the (simulated) NHL, a top rookie, a suspension, and a quad dropped on a hated rival.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 2: October Surprise

This is the second part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager series. The regular season began and the team gave GM Sherman Abrams a surprise. A very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very pleasant surprise.

Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in EHM Part 1: Mistakes Were Made

This is the first part of the Let’s Re-Do the 2019-20 New Jersey Devils in Eastside Hockey Manager series. New GM Sherman Abrams was active in the offseason to try to improve the Devils right away. Some mistakes were made.

Let’s Pretend 2019-20 Didn’t Happen for the New Jersey Devils & Simulate it in Eastside Hockey Manager

With NHL hockey on pause, why not pretend 2019-20 never happened for the New Jersey Devils and simulate it from the beginning in Eastside Hockey Manager? This post shows what happens to the Devils in a simulation and asks you, the People Who Matter, about re-doing it ourselves.

Let’s Re-Do the 2015-16 New Jersey Devils Season in EHM: The End

It had to end, but it came later than expected for the simulated New Jersey Devils in this Re-Do of 2015-16 in Eastside Hockey Manager. Check out this post to see how far they went.

Let’s Re-Do the 15-16 Devils Season in EHM: April 2016 w/ PLAYOFFS

In re-doing the 2015-16 New Jersey Devils season in Eastside Hockey Manager, we met the goal of making the playoffs. In this video, the Devils took on Our Hated Rivals - and survived with an epic ending!