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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
08:50 PM - September 9, 2014. Written by Reiny09
Phoenix Coyotes at Minnesota Wild
Oct 23, 2014123F
PHO (3-3-0)1113
MIN (3-2-0)0112
Three Stars
S. Gagner, C
1 G, 1 A, 4 SOG
M. Koivu, C
1 G, 5 SOG
N. Niederreiter, LW
1 G, 2 SOG
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal3128
Faceoffs Won-Lost14-1616-14
Penalty Minutes7:0011:00
Power Plays Converted10
Power Play Opportunities11
Time on Attack6:005:47
Scoring Summary
PHO6:47 S. Doan (1), (S. Gagner, O. Ekman-Larsson)
PHO6:52 S. Gagner (1), (L. Korpikoski, D. Schlemko)
MIN11:46 M. Koivu (3), (Unassisted)
MIN1:29 N. Niederreiter (4), (Unassisted)
PHO13:46 A. Vermette (1), (D. Moss, B. McMillan)
Phoenix Coyotes - Goalies
M. Smith282693%2.01
Phoenix Coyotes - Skaters
A. Vermette16:421+13
B. Crombeen8:5512:00
B. McMillan12:2611
C. Murphy10:25+11
D. Moss12:181+1
D. Schlemko18:121+11
K. Chipchura11:12+11
K. Yandle23:511
L. Korpikoski11:2414
M. Boedker19:50-13
M. Erat18:453
M. Hanzal20:50-12
M. Stone18:16-15:00
O. Ekman-Larsson27:561
R. Klinkhammer8:471
S. Doan19:071-15
S. Gagner17:55114
Z. Michalek21:20-1
Minnesota Wild - Goalies
N. Backstrom312890%3.04
Minnesota Wild - Skaters
C. Coyle14:5832:00
E. Haula10:20-12
J. Brodin21:39-1
J. Falk20:472:00
J. Fontaine9:57+11
J. Pominville15:20-11
J. Spurgeon19:101
J. Zucker14:2612:00
K. Ballard18:091
K. Brodziak10:2915:00
M. Cooke17:542:00
M. Granlund16:422
M. Koivu17:5115
M. Scandella19:08
N. Niederreiter14:2312
R. Suter21:37+11
T. Vanek13:575
Z. Parise17:15+13
Dynasty: Reiny09
08:14 PM - September 9, 2014. Written by bayers3

BOSTON, MA - The Red Sox couldn't have asked for a better Opening Day, and the fans couldn't have hoped for much more. Boston opened the 2016 season by hosting their bitter rivals the NY Yankees and making them sit through their ring ceremony before David Ortiz threw the first pitch. Chris Archer would take the mound against Masahiro Tanaka, and the game would be everything you could want from a Red Sox-Yankees game.

The fun got started in the 1st inning with a sight that might be a reoccurring theme as Will Middlebrooks adjusts to playing 1st base. Middlebrooks allowed a runner to reach base by slamming into Archer while trying to collect an easy grounder, and then Javier Baez hit an RBI double with the help of Mookie Betts and his questionable fielding skills. Carlos Beltran made it 2-0 for the Yankees with a double of his own to bring Baez in from 2nd.

Boston wasn't about to let the Yankees make them look foolish on Opening Day. The newly acquired Matt Adams drove in Xander Bogaerts from 2nd with a single, and Blake Swihart drew them even with a double off the Green Monster to bring in Adams. Tanaka and Archer settled down after the 1st and got back to looking like aces.

The fireworks started again in the 3rd with an Adams solo-HR, and then the Yankees came back in the 4th with a Kurt Suzuki RBI double. Jackie Bradley Jr. put Boston back in the lead in the bottom of the 4th with an RBI double off the Green Monster that would score Betts from 2nd.

Hopefully Bogaerts can improve after a disappointing 2015.

With Tanaka and Archer leaving after the 5th, things got interesting. The highly touted rookie Braxton Davis started his season off on the wrong foot by walking in a Yankee runner after Matt Barnes loaded the bases. Mark Teixeira poured salt in the wound in the 7th with a solo-HR on a hanging slider to give New York a 4-3 lead, but it didn't last long as Dustin Pedroia scored on a throwing error to 3rd as he stole the base.

Things really tightened up after the 7th, and both teams ran through most of their pitchers with the game dragging into the 12th. Bogaerts, on his way to a great day, singled and stole second to give Pedroia an opportunity to drive him in with a single. Pedroia did one better by hitting a hard line drive that bounded off the Green Monster and allowed Bogaerts to score the winning run.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
Mar 31, 20161234567812RHE
New York (0-1)2001011005120
Boston (1-0)2001001016160
W: De La Rosa (1-0) L: Kelley (0-1)
Scoring Summary
Dynasty: bayers3
07:49 PM - September 9, 2014. Written by Reiny09
Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings
Oct 19, 2014123F
MIN (3-1-0)2215
LAK (4-2-0)1012
Three Stars
M. Koivu, C
2 G, 1 A, +2, 4 SOG
N. Niederreiter, LW
2 G, +2, 3 SOG
J. Williams, RW
1 G, 1 A, 6 SOG
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal3023
Faceoffs Won-Lost19-1818-19
Penalty Minutes0:002:00
Power Plays Converted10
Power Play Opportunities10
Time on Attack6:535:41
Scoring Summary
MIN0:30 M. Koivu (1), (T. Vanek, J. Spurgeon)
LAK3:17 J. Williams (4), (D. Brown, A. Martinez)
MIN14:03 N. Niederreiter (1), (J. Pominville, R. Suter)
MIN4:20 M. Koivu (2), (Z. Parise, R. Suter)
MIN10:50 N. Niederreiter (2), (Unassisted)
LAK1:46 M. Gaborik (2), (J. Williams, A. Martinez)
MIN15:38 Z. Parise (1), (T. Vanek, M. Koivu)
Minnesota Wild - Goalies
N. Backstrom232191%2.01
Minnesota Wild - Skaters
C. Coyle13:58-1
E. Haula13:104
J. Brodin20:29
J. Falk17:401
J. Fontaine10:551
J. Pominville14:591+22
J. Spurgeon21:411+32
J. Zucker13:45-1
K. Ballard20:42
K. Brodziak13:04
M. Cooke14:48-13
M. Granlund15:55+21
M. Koivu17:0321+24
M. Scandella18:00
N. Niederreiter16:452+23
R. Suter21:282+31
T. Vanek18:062+22
Z. Parise17:5311+26
Los Angeles Kings - Goalies
J. Quick302583%5.00
Los Angeles Kings - Skaters
A. Kopitar15:591
A. Martinez23:262-1
D. Brown15:201-11
D. Doughty24:08-1
D. King14:32-12
J. Carter18:12-23
J. Muzzin16:51-2
J. Nolan12:361
J. Stoll19:03
J. Williams16:21116
K. Clifford15:11-12
M. Gaborik13:311-12
M. Greene20:47
M. Richards15:14-12
R. Regehr16:35-2
T. Lewis13:582:00
T. Pearson12:481
T. Toffoli13:28-22
Dynasty: Reiny09
04:07 PM - September 9, 2014. Written by BritPitbull
Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions
Cleveland Browns 070714
Detroit Lions 0107017
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense1417
Rushing Yards6338
Passing Yards119152
First Downs611
Punt Return Yards00
Kick Return Yards6939
Total Yards251229
3rd Down Converstion2-46-8
4th Down Conversion0-00-0
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals0-02-1
Posession Time07:1512:45
Scoring Summary
02:51(DET) Morris 4 yd run07
00:48(CLE) Manziel 27 yd run77
00:00(DET) Tavecchio 34 yd FG710
01:16(DET) Morris 3 yd run717
00:58(CLE) Benjamin 26 yd catch1417
Cleveland Browns
Detroit Lions

This was a good work out for the team and it was nice to have a win, if only a pre-season one. Both sides moved the ball with some ease. Fortunately, there were no injuries to report.
Dynasty: BritPitbull
02:21 PM - September 9, 2014. Written by BritPitbull
Detroit Free Press


New Detroit Lions owner BritPibull has wasted no time in making waves in the trade market. We understand that today the Lions have traded with the Redskins for Alfred Morris. Brit is said to be a keen admirer of Morris's and had to fight hard to procure him from the Redskins, whom it is said was not at first open to such a trade. However, the lure of a Rashean Mathis (CB), Larry Warford (RG) and a 3rd round pick in next year's draft proved to tempting for the Skins and the trade was agreed.

Not satisfied with merely one trade though, Brit then negotiated for the services of New York Giants' forgotten man Peyton Hillis in return for Andre Fluellen (DT) and Michael Williams (TE). With these signings apparently confirming Brit's intentions to employ a power running game, Lions fans may well ask whether time is up in Detroit for Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.
Dynasty: BritPitbull
01:41 PM - September 9, 2014. Written by Reiny09
Minnesota Wild at Anaheim Ducks
Oct 17, 2014123F
MIN (2-1-0)2002
ANA (4-1-0)1214
Three Stars
R. Kesler, C
1 G, 1 A, 4 SOG, +1
R. Getzlaf, C
1 G, 1 A, 2 SOG
A. Cogliano, LW
1 G, 4 SOG, +2
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal2728
Faceoffs Won-Lost1324
Penalty Minutes6:002:00
Power Plays Converted11
Power Play Opportunities13
Time on Attack6:585:22
Scoring Summary
ANA1:49 R. Getzlaf (4), (C. Perry, F. Beauchemin)
MIN5:35 N. Niederreiter (1), (M. Granlund, J. Pominville)
MIN15:24 J. Fontaine (1), (E. Haula, K. Ballard)
ANA11:35 A. Cogliano (2), (D. Heatley, N. Thompson)
ANA15:57 J. Silfverberg (1), (R. Kesler, B. Allen)
ANA2:25 R. Kesler (3), (C. Fowler, R. Getzlaf)
Minnesota Wild - Goalies
N. Backstrom191579%5.64
J. Harding99100%0.00
Minnesota Wild - Skaters
C. Coyle12:34-14
E. Haula8:501+11
J. Brodin19:57-1
J. Falk20:08
J. Fontaine10:501+13
J. Pominville14:4115
J. Spurgeon20:13-12
J. Zucker15:59-22:00
K. Ballard17:551
K. Brodziak13:14+1
M. Cooke15:59-112:00
M. Granlund17:571-142:00
M. Koivu16:15-1
M. Scandella20:01-1
N. Niederreiter16:451-12
R. Suter21:46-11
T. Vanek15:30-12
Z. Parise17:36-12
Anaheim Ducks - Goalies
F. Andersen272593%2.01
Anaheim Ducks - Skaters
A. Cogliano13:351+24
B. Allen17:5811
B. Lovejoy19:48+2
C. Fowler22:411+11
C. Perry17:5413
C. Stoner16:16
D. Heatley19:381+1
E. Etem11:15
F. Beauchemin22:161+1
J. Silfverberg13:231+14
K. Palmieri12:362
M. Beleskey13:513
N. Thompson13:181+142:00
P. Maroon12:15
R. Getzlaf19:22112
R. Kesler17:3111+14
S. Vatanen21:01
T. Jackman13:51
Dynasty: Reiny09
09:02 AM - September 9, 2014. Written by BritPitbull
I release Owens (FB). He was our 2nd choice FB is getting old and was being paid $1.26m. The penalty is $120k

I release Mosely (DT). He was the 3rd choice DT who was on $1.43m and we have cover for him. The penalty is $200k.

I release Hilliard (LT). He was our 2nd choice LT on $1.33m. The penalty is $250k.

I release Muhlbach (TE). He was a very poorly rated but on $1m. The penalty was $60k.

I release Johnson (LE) who was on $600k for no penalty

I am looking to trade Mathis, Tate, Quin, Pettigrew, Bush, Sims, Bell and so place all on trade block.

My free-agent signing is Brandon Flowers (CB). Although Flowers is costly at $2.87m, he fits a 3-4 and we are desperately weak at CB. I have $18.5m cap room.

I am offered several trades for DeJon Gomes (SS). He seems a very average player so I accept Chicago's offer of a 2015 4th round pick and 2016 6th round pick.

I want to build the franchise on the shoulders of a big power running back. There are 17 non-rookie power backs in the game (under my league rules, I cannot trade for rookies). Frank Gore and Steven Jackson are to old, Jonathan Stewart, Toby Gerhart and Donald Brown are too expensive. Cunningham, Maysonet, Asiata, Battle all have major floors. So I am left with 4 targets: Alfred Morris, Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Peyton Hillis.

The best of these is Morris. He lacks a little weight but has incredible power back skills including 97 vision, 88 carrying, 97 trucking, 97 stiff arm, 82 strength. He is also fast, agile, a decent pass catcher and a good pass blocker. He also has high stamina, toughness, injury and personality and also good traits such as covering the ball up on big hits and fighting for extra yards. He is also cheap and my no.1 target to build the team around. I will also try to trade for Hillis as a back up. He is similar to Morris only a lesser version. He is however, a better blocker than the likes of Blount.
Dynasty: BritPitbull
08:19 AM - September 9, 2014. Written by BritPitbull
Calvin Johnson is being paid $14.5m every year for the next 6 years and would cost $13.7m to release. He is our star and is indispensable.

Stafford is being paid $14.2m this year, has 4 years left and would cost $22m to release.

Suh is in the final year of his contract and is being paid $12.7m. This could be Suh's last year. It would be expensive to re-sign him and we have Farley as a replacement.

Tate has 5 years left on his contract and is being paid $5.68m each year. I don't think Tate is worth this but releasing him would cost $8m - I may trade Tate away.

Tulloch has 3 years left on his contract and is being paid $4.66m this year. The release penalty would be $3.75m.

Quin is being paid $4.28m a year with 4 years left on his contract. He could be another one to trade away. A release would cost $4.2m.

Ansah is being paid $4.28m this year and has 3 years left. A release would cost $6m.

Pettigrew is the third TE on the depth chart but is being paid $3.74m a year for the next 4 years. There is a $4m release penalty. He definitely needs to be traded.

Bush is being paid £3.74m a year and has 3 years left. He is getting old for a RB and isn't the style of back I want for my new system. I may trade Bush away.

Sims is a very average guard but is on $3.6m for this final year of his contract. I will trade him or let him go at the end of the season.

Levy is an average LB and is being paid $3.07m with 2 years left. Nothing urgent needs to be done about Levy.

Jones is an average LE being paid $3.06m with 2 years left.

Bell is an average back being paid $2.98m with 3 years left. A release would cost $3m. It may be worth trading Bell.

Ebron is being paid $2.9m with 4 years left. He is a promising rookie.

Everyone else on the roster is being paid less than $2m per year.
Dynasty: BritPitbull
08:16 AM - September 9, 2014. Written by BritPitbull
Right, so let's have a look at what we have to start with.

Team Roster
9Matthew Stafford (90)QB266'3"232Georgia
8Dan Orlovsky (68)QB316'5"230Conneticut
17Kellen Moore (67)QB256'0"197Boise State
21Reggie Bush (88)HB296'0"203USC
35Theo Riddick (74)HB245'10"201Notre Dame
25Mikel Leshoure (70)HB246'0"227Illinois
45Jed Collins (88)FB286'1"255Washington State
34Montell Owens (78)FB305'10"225Maine
81Calvin Johnson (99)WR286'5"236Georgia Tech
15Golden Tate (80)WR265'10"202Notre Dame
18Kris Durham (74)WR266'6"216Georgia
11Kevin Ogletree (66)WR276'1"198Virginia
84Ryan Broyles (64)WR265'10"188Oklahoma
12Jeremy Ross (64)WR266'10"215California
13T.J. Jones (63) (R)WR226'0"195Notre Dame
10 Corey Fuller (62)WR246'2"204Virginia Tech
83Pat Edwards (50)WR255'9"175Houston
85Eric Ebron (81) (R)TE216'4"245North Carolina
80Joseph Fauria (78)TE246'7"255UCLA
87Brandon Pettigrew (74)TE296'5"265Oklahoma State
89Michael Williams (74)TE236'5"278Alabama
48Don Muhlbach (50)TE336'4"265Texas A&M
71Riley Reiff (81)LT256'5"313Iowa
78Corey Hilliard (69)LT296'6"300Oklahoma State
67Rob Sims (74)LG306'3"312Ohio State
74Rodney Austin (60)LG256'4"311Elon University
51Dominic Raiola (81)C356'1"295Nebraska
64Travis Swanson (66) (R)C236'5"310Arkansas
75Larry Warford (88)RG236'3"333Kentucky
66Laadrian Waddle (74)RT236'6"321Texas Tech
91Jason Jones (82)LE286'5"276Eastern Michigan
92Devin Taylor (73)LE246'8"267South Carolina
52Darryl Tapp (72)LE296'1"270Virginia Tech
68George Johnson (64)LE256'4"265Rutgers
94Ezekial Ansah (84)RE256'6"270BYU
79Larry Webster (71) (R)RE226'7"250Bloomsburg
90Ndamukong Suh (99)DT276'4"307Nebraska
98Nick Fairley (97)DT266'3"291Auburn
99C.J. Mosely (74)DT316'2"310Missouri
96Andre Fluellen (71)DT296'2"302Florida State
61Caraun Reid (68) (R)DT226'2"301Princeton
63Jimmy Saddler-McQueen (65)DT276'3"299T A&M K'ville
58Ashlee Palmer (82)LOLB286'1"236Ole Miss
95Kyle Van Noy (75) (R)LOLB236'3"243BYU
59Tahir Whitehead (71)LOLB246'2"233Temple
55Stephen Tulloch (88)MLB295'11"240N.C. State
49Julian Stanford (67)MLB236'1"230Wagner State
50Travis Lewis (62)MLB266'2"227Oklahoma
54Deandre Levy (84)ROLB276'1"238Wisconsin
53Cory Greenwood (74)ROLB306'2"235Concordia
31Rashean Mathis (78)CB346'1"195Beth Cookman
28Bill Bentley (70)CB255'10"182UL Lafayette
30Darius Slay (69)CB246'1"190Mississippi State
29Cassius Vaughn (69)CB265'11"199Ole Miss
36Jonte Green (68)CB256'0"184New Mexico State
43Nevin Lawson (66) (R)CB235'10"184Utah State
33Chris Greenwood (63)CB256'1"193Albion College
27Glover Quin (82)FS286'0"207New Mexico
40Gabe Lynn (63) (R)FS236'0"206Oklahoma
32James Ihedigbo (75)SS306'1"214Massachusetts
42Isa Abdul-Quddus (70)SS256'1"205Fordham
26Don Carey (69)SS275'11"192Norfolk State
24Dejon Gomes (69)SS246'0"201Nebraska
5Giorgio TavecchioK245'10"182California
3Nate Freese (R)K245'11"192Boston College
6Sam MartinP246'1"205Appalach State
  • We have an excellent young QB
  • We are light at WR behind the awesome Johnson.
  • We have two decent backs but no elite power back.
  • I like the look of our two big young TEs.
  • The O-Line is a little weak and also thin.
  • On D we have two powerhouse DTs but average ends and LBs.
  • The secondary is extremely weak.
Dynasty: BritPitbull
04:34 AM - September 9, 2014. Written by Reiny09
Minnesota Wild at Colorado Avalanche
Oct 11, 2014123F
MIN (2-0-0)0202
COL (0-1-1)0011
Three Stars
J. Iginla, RW
1 G, 4 SOG
E. Haula, LW
1 G, +1, 1 SOG, 1 PIM
J. Brodin, D
+2, 1 SOG, 4 Hits
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal2329
Faceoffs Won-Lost1418
Penalty Minutes12:004:00
Power Plays Converted01
Power Play Opportunities23
Time on Attack4:435:22
Scoring Summary
MIN9:23 M. Cooke (1), (Unassisted)
MIN11:25 E. Haula (1), (Unassisted)
COL11:24 J. Iginla (1), (R. O'Reilly, J. Mitchell)
Minnesota Wild - Goalies
N. Backstrom292897%1.00
Minnesota Wild - Skaters
C. Coyle14:22+11
E. Haula11:591+112:00
J. Brodin19:59+21
J. Falk16:47+1
J. Fontaine9:59+11
J. Pominville16:40
J. Spurgeon23:51
J. Zucker12:18+1
K. Ballard17:05+1
K. Brodziak15:05+12
M. Cooke12:141+1410:00
M. Granlund12:46
M. Koivu17:472
M. Scandella19:352
N. Niederreiter16:533
R. Suter23:221
T. Vanek13:543
Z. Parise18:242
Colorado Avalanche - Goalies
S. Varlamov232191%2.01
Colorado Avalanche - Skaters
A. Tanguay12:52
B. Stuart15:28-1
C. McLeod9:52-12
D. Briere13:28-12
E. Johnson25:083
G. Landeskog18:132
J. Hejda19:52-11
J. Iginla16:3014
J. McGinn13:30-1
J. Mitchell17:031-142:00
M. Cliche10:07-11
M. Duchene17:364
M. Talbot10:46-1
N. Holden19:09-1
N. MacKinnon20:283
R. O'Reilly15:5411
R. Wilson15:48-1
T. Barrie24:352
Dynasty: Reiny09
03:16 AM - September 9, 2014. Written by Reiny09
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild
Oct 9, 2014123SOF
COL (0-0-1)10001
MIN (1-0-0)00112
Three Stars
N. Backstrom, G
1 GA, 24 SV
M. Granlund, C
1 G, +1, 3 SOG
S. Varlamov, G
1 GA, 25 SV
Team Stats Comparison
Shots on Goal2526
Faceoffs Won-Lost19-2323-19
Penalty Minutes2:008:00
Power Plays Converted00
Power Play Opportunities41
Time on Attack4:457:19
Scoring Summary
COL0:43 R. O'Reily (1), (G. Landeskog, T. Barrie)
MIN4:43 M. Granlund (1), (M. Cooke, M. Scandella)
MINT. Vanek
Colorado Avalanche - Goalies
S. Varlamov262596%0.923
Colorado Avalanche - Skaters
A. Tanguay11:241
B. Stuart22:16-1
C. McLeod7:51
D. Briere16:36-13
E. Johnson28:06+122:00
G. Landeskog22:491+14
J. Hejda21:21-1
J. Iginla14:361
J. McGinn15:52-1
J. Mitchell19:30-12
M. Duchene20:54+15
M. Talbot9:37
N. Holden21:07
N. MacKinnon25:333
P. Bordeleau2:25
R. O'Reily19:171+13
R. Wilson12:27
T. Barrie26:191+11
Minnesota Wild - Goalies
N. Backstrom252496%0.960
Minnesota Wild - Skaters
C. Coyle15:074:00
E. Haula9:39
J. Brodin23:05
J. Falk14:52+1
J. Fontaine10:591
J. Pominville15:494
J. Spurgeon21:58-12:00
J. Zucker11:06+12
K. Ballard25:19
K. Brodziak10:17
M. Cooke13:071+12
M. Granlund19:451+13
M. Koivu21:43-132:00
M. Scandella19:471+13
N. Niederreiter14:522
R. Suter25:24-1
T. Vanek16:05-13
Z. Parise23:05-13
Dynasty: Reiny09
03:14 AM - September 9, 2014. Written by Reiny09
2014 Minnesota Wild Roster
9Mikko Koivu316'2"217LFinland
3Charlie Coyle226'2"221RUnited States
64Mikael Granlund225'10"186LFinland
21Kyle Brodziak306'2"210RCanada
12Cody Almond*256'2"217LCanada
11Zach Parise305'11"197LUnited States
26Thomas Vanek306'2"217RAustria
24Matt Cooke365'11"205LCanada
56Erik Haula235'11"187LFinland
16Jason Zucker225'11"185LUnited States
29Jason Pominville316'0"185RCanada
22Nino Niederreiter226'2"208LSwitzerland
14Justin Fontaine265'10"177RCanada
20Ryan Suter296'1"198LUnited States
46Jared Spurgeon245'9"168RCanada
25Jonas Brodin216'1"194LSweden
2Keith Ballard315'11"199LUnited States
6Marco Scandella246'3"210LCanada
44Justin Falk256'5"215LCanada
4Stu Bickel*286'4"207RUnited States
32Niklas Backstrom366'1"194LFinland
37Josh Harding306'1"202RCanada

* = Scratched

Minnesota Wild Depth Chart - 2014
LWZ. PariseN. NiederreiterJ. ZuckerE. Haula
CM. KoivuM. GranlundC. CoyleK. Brodziak
RWT. VanekJ. PominvilleM. CookeJ. Fontaine
D #1R. SuterJ. BrodinM. Scandella
D #2J. SpurgeonK. BallardJ. Falk
GN. BackstromJ. Harding
Dynasty: Reiny09
01:11 AM - September 9, 2014. Written by hellinas00
2005 Cincinnati Bengals at 2003 New England Patriots

A great chance for the 2005 Bengals to try again after in the real season the knee injury to Carson Palmer was their demise. The Bengals however have their hands full as they face the Patriots at the height of their powers and dynasty. Tom Brady and the Pats were in the midst of winning three of four Super Bowls and they will be tough to beat in this one.
Dynasty: hellinas00
Monday, September 8, 2014
11:41 PM - September 8, 2014. Written by BritPitbull
Detroit Free Press


Today has brought big news regarding the Detroit Lions. The franchise has surprisingly been sold to a financial mogul known as the BritPitbull. Naturally, Lions fans will be concerned with the new owner’s intentions. In an interview with the Detroit Lions Radio Network early this morning, Brit spelled out his vision for the team:

What this franchise is crying out for is a change in philosophy. I want to build a team that is the scourge of the league. A team that plays a smash-mouth brand of football, that will hurt you physically when they have the ball and when they don’t. Personally, I favour a power running game and a 3-4 defensive scheme – which is a radical change to the current system. The important thing for me is that we have less star individuals on the roster and more team players who will dig deep and fight to the death for each other”.
These are words that are sure to alarm the current coaching and playing staff. Brit went on to hint at his possible future plans for the franchise;
I think the market for an NFL team is just not there in Detroit and hasn’t been for some time. Maybe there are greener pastures elsewhere. As an Englishman, I know that many of my countrymen would love to see a franchise in London”.
Could Brit be serious about moving the franchise or is he simply trying to stir up the interest of the fans and motivate the team. Only time will tell?
Dynasty: BritPitbull
06:32 PM - September 8, 2014. Written by BritPitbull

Welcome to what I hope will be an interesting and fun franchise with me at the helm as owner of the Detroit Lions.

My Background
I started playing Madden in the early-1990s on the Commodore Amiga. I used to be a regular slider set creator on the old MaddenMania forums about a decade ago where myself and another user (SM27) compiled a full slider and 32 team gameplan set that became known as the Madden Manifesto. This revolutionised Madden 05 (in which the CPU didn’t run the ball until the Manifesto was implemented) for many of the community and we were both offered jobs as testers by Tiburon. Exasperated by the state of the game I stopped playing Madden for many years, only to return for the improved experience of Madden 25. Now Madden 15 is here and for the first time since the 1990s, I’m thoroughly enjoying the game once again.

The Detroit Lions - History
In 1929 the Portsmouth Spartans were formed. Joining the NFL a year later, they were immediately successful but were soon sold due to the Depression and were moved to Detroit in 1934.

The newly formed Lions, as they were now to be known, won 4 NFL championships during the next 23 years but since 1957 the team and its fans have been strangers to success.

The Lions have not won their division since 1993. The franchise has only been to the playoffs 9 times since 1970 and has never reached the Superbowl. In 2008 the Lions “achieved” notoriety as the first team in NFL history to lose all 16 of their games.

The Lions might be a poor team but they have always had good players. The names of Dutch Clark, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Bobby Lane, Dick LeBeau, Doak Walker and Barry Sanders are legendary in the game of American Football. Despite suffering yet another losing season last year, the current roster is bursting with talent such as the dominant Calvin Johnson, the irrepressible Ndamukong Suh and the explosive Reggie Bush. The Lions would seem the ideal franchise to pick as a project for this year.

Instant Starter 	-	Off
Salary Cap		-	On
Skill Level 		-	All-Pro
Quarter Length		-	15 minutes 
(5 minutes for pre-season games)
Accelerated Clock	-	On
Minimum Play Clock	-	15 seconds
Game Speed		-	Slow
Player Progression	-	Every 4 weeks
Coach Firing		-	On
Gameplay Tuning	        -	On
Injury			-	On
Pre-existing injury	-	Off
Trade deadline 		-	On
Trade Type		-	Enable All
Relocation Settings	-	Normal
League Type		-	All
Play Call Style		-	Enhanced
Coin Toss 1st Choice	-	Kick
Coin Toss 2nd Choice	-	Against Wind
Strafe Assist		-	On
Pre-Snap Menu		-	On
Coaching Tips		-	On
Player Names		-	Pre-snap
Heat Seeker		-	On
Ball Hawk		-	On
Switch Assist		-	On
Camera			-	Zoom
Defensive Graphics	-	Full
Kick Aiming Arc		-	Off
Previous Play Info	-	On
Play Call Buttons	-	Triangle, Square, Cross
Camera Toggle		-	On
Tutorial Pop-ups	-	On
Fill Roster		-	Off
Re-Sign Players		-	Off
Progress Players	-	Off
Sign Free Agents	-	Off
Simulate Game Prep	-	Off
Injuries		-	52
Fatigue			-	60
Threshold		-	0

Sliders				Player	CPU
QB Accuracy		-	10	10
Pass Blocking		-	60	75
WR Catching		-	75	75
Run Blocking		-	55	65
Fumbles		        -	25	25
Pass Defence Reaction	-	40	40
Interceptions		-	35	35
Pass Coverage		-	40	45
Tackling 		-	30	30
FG Power		-	50	50
FG Accuracy		-	40	40
Punt Power		-	45	45
Punt Accuracy		-	50	50
Kick Off Power		-	50	50

Offside			-	52
False Start		-	100
Holding			-	100
Face Mask		-	50
Off Pass Interference	-	99
Def Pass Interference	-	99
Punt Catch Interfere	-	50
Clipping		-	55
Intentional Grounding	-	10
Roughing Passer	        -	50
Roughing Kicker		-	50
Auto Subs
QB Out 	- 0 	DT Out 	- 50
QB In 	- 3 	DT In 	- 55
RB Out 	- 78 	DE Out 	- 50
RB In 	- 82 	DE In 	- 55
WR Out - 30 	LB Out 	- 50
WR In 	- 45 	LB In 	- 55
TE Out 	- 35 	CB Out 	- 30
TE In 	- 40 	CB In 	- 35
OL Out 	- 20 	S Out 	- 30
OL In 	- 25 	S In 	- 35
League Rules
  • I can only make one free agent signing in the first two weeks of the pre-season and of the regular season and only two free agent signings in any other week.

  • I cannot trade for the rookies on other teams.
Dynasty: BritPitbull