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About a week ago, the rumors of CHL Teams being included in NHL 11 started to swirl.

This week CBC News has confirmed the Canadian Hockey League will be included in NHL 11.

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"EA Sports plans to include Canadian Hockey League teams, including the Bathurst Titans, Saint John Sea Dogs and Moncton Wildcats, in a popular NHL video game.

Inclusion in the NHL 11 video hockey game hasn't been made official yet, but all Quebec Major Junior Hockey League teams have been asked to send in pictures of their rinks and jerseys.

People are going to recognize the Sea Dogs logo in Dusseldorf and so it's kind of cool..."

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# 1 BigPoppa17211 @ 05/03/10 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Money99
Sure sounds like it! Usually where there is smoke, there is fire! Can't wait to see all the CHL clubs added in for next year.
 
# 2 06woz @ 05/03/10 04:27 PM
I'd say that makes it officially more than just a rumor.
 
# 3 BlueNGold @ 05/03/10 05:23 PM
Hell yes!! This is awesome news. This should end a lot of issues with certain players not being in the rosters as well as giving us future rookies.
 
# 4 GrandMaster B @ 05/03/10 05:49 PM
Actual rinks now or just logos with generic rink?
 
# 5 Fiddy @ 05/03/10 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by GrandMaster B
Actual rinks now or just logos with generic rink?
whats up GB? long time..

i would say just logos with the generic ea rink.. like all the other ones.
 
# 6 06woz @ 05/03/10 07:16 PM
Late? The game is released in September. Considering that the CHL wouldn't factor in many real gameplay changes, I'd say right now is a fine time. All they really need to do is get jerseys/stadium/numbers. Anything that they are doing factoring into BAP or BAGM could have been worked on already without jerseys and the such.

I'm not saying it's guaranteed to be in, but there's been a progression from rumor to real news claims as this one is that usually spells truth.
 
# 7 Dalsanto0026 @ 05/04/10 01:39 AM
This is awesome news!
 
# 8 Oil Nation @ 05/04/10 01:58 AM
This is awesome. Be a pro is going to be very deep.
 
# 9 Lightbringer719 @ 05/04/10 02:01 AM
Hopefully we get to edit the CHL player rosters, so purists can add in the actual rosters for the teams rather than generic players.
 
# 10 sniperhare @ 05/04/10 09:03 AM
Who knew they had another hockey league just for Canadians.
 
# 11 06woz @ 05/04/10 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by sniperhare
Who knew they had another hockey league just for Canadians.
lmfao, sarcasm?
 
# 12 ScottGer76 @ 05/04/10 10:58 AM
Maybe they should focus on making the franchise mode more playable. I mean, junior hockey teams? Unless it is linked in franchise mode it is another in a long line of gimmicks EA use to mask there flawed games. I liked NHL 10 for about 2 months until I realised that the harder you set the difficulty the more the CPU goes into frenzy mode.
 
# 13 BlueNGold @ 05/04/10 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by ScottGer76
Maybe they should focus on making the franchise mode more playable. I mean, junior hockey teams? Unless it is linked in franchise mode it is another in a long line of gimmicks EA use to mask there flawed games. I liked NHL 10 for about 2 months until I realised that the harder you set the difficulty the more the CPU goes into frenzy mode.
Ummm, when the AHL was first added to the game in 08 it was tied to franchise mode so I don't see why this wouldn't be. And this one feature doesn't mean they didn't have any focus on franchise mode.
 
# 14 Qb @ 05/04/10 02:16 PM
For anyone not excited about the inclusion of the CHL, here's taste of some OHL action:

 
# 15 patsfan188 @ 05/04/10 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Bama83
It seems rather late in the cycle to just be obtaining logos and whatnot. I wonder if this isn't research for 2012? Maybe I'm wrong.
Are you reading the articles at all?
http://kotaku.com/5524955/nhl-11-to-feature-canadian-hockey-league
read it.
it says the guy got the email from EA sports saying they want the logos and all for NHL 11!
 
# 16 Money99 @ 05/04/10 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by patsfan188
Are you reading the articles at all?
http://kotaku.com/5524955/nhl-11-to-...-hockey-league
read it.
it says the guy got the email from EA sports saying they want the logos and all for NHL 11!
That email might have also gone out a few months ago too.
EA's exceptional at the marketing game.
This is two people 'in the loop' that have let this out of the bag. I doubt it wasn't planned.

This is why EA is so good. They know the perfect time and place to leak little nuggets.
And something tells me we'll get full blown CHL news around the NHL draft. Sweet!
 
# 17 SinisterAlex @ 05/04/10 04:12 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
# 18 patsfan188 @ 05/04/10 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Money99
That email might have also gone out a few months ago too.
EA's exceptional at the marketing game.
This is two people 'in the loop' that have let this out of the bag. I doubt it wasn't planned.

This is why EA is so good. They know the perfect time and place to leak little nuggets.
And something tells me we'll get full blown CHL news around the NHL draft. Sweet!
Do you understand what I'm getting at?
Your response didn't make sense, all I'm saying is that It will be in NHL 11 before NHL 12.
Your telling me all this stuff about marketing and coming out of a bag.
I know 2 guys or girls just blurted this out but my point is it will be in NHL 11 before NHL 12.
It might not be that good at first knowing my Kitchener rangers arena won't look like the AUD at all but at least we have the CHL.
 
# 19 patsfan188 @ 05/04/10 05:24 PM
I just thought of this but....
Say John Mcfarland gets drafted. He will definitely go back to the OHL for another year. Well In NHL 11 if the OHL gets tied in with Be A Gm Mode and we can draft these players. Will Mcfarland go to the team he gets drafted by in Be A Gm mode the following year like real life or will EA Sports screw it up and Mcfarland will be drafted by a different team during the draft the next year? I hope he goes to the team he actually gets drafted by. Another thing will EA sports let you play your be a pro just for one year in OHL or WHl whatever or will u have to play all your years? and will u get to chose how many years u want to play in the OHL till u go to the NHL or AHL?

Last thing is in Be A Gm mode will I get to draft just guys from the CHL because if so that's kind of dumb, Not everyone gets drafted from CHL in the NHL, they get drafted from junior europe leagues and that league that Jack Campbell is in ( I think its USHL ?) and NCAA, and other leagues, because if there's just players from the CHL that are real and everyone else is fake players thats stupid, u might as well add all the other junior leagues ion to make it really authentic.
 
# 20 06woz @ 05/04/10 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by patsfan188
Will Mcfarland go to the team he gets drafted by in Be A Gm mode the following year like real life or will EA Sports screw it up and Mcfarland will be drafted by a different team during the draft the next year?
The great thing about adding the CHL is you would be able to draft based on rights. You draft a player, and obtain his NHL rights. You would be able to leave him in the Juniors until his CHL contract is finished, or until his Junior eligibility is up while being able to call him up at any point, at which point you would have to give him a 3 year ELC.(note: players that have CHL rights are not allowed to play in the AHL, either NHL or back to the Juniors.)

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Originally Posted by patsfan188
Another thing will EA sports let you play your be a pro just for one year in OHL or WHl whatever or will u have to play all your years? and will u get to chose how many years u want to play in the OHL till u go to the NHL or AHL?
I would imagine this would be completely based on how high you are drafted as well as your performance in the Juniors. Some players come straight into the NHL, some spend 1-4 years in the CHL. I hope they integrate some sort of "agent" feature to communicate with your team(s).

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Originally Posted by patsfan188
Not everyone gets drafted from CHL in the NHL, they get drafted from junior europe leagues and that league that Jack Campbell is in ( I think its USHL ?) and NCAA, and other leagues, because if there's just players from the CHL that are real and everyone else is fake players thats stupid, u might as well add all the other junior leagues ion to make it really authentic
Unfortunately, they would have to be computer generated names, see other NCAA games, but possibly with the real attributes of the real players so that we can edit their names and share them online. However there has been no mention or rumors of the NCAA being involved yet. What is interesting is Jack Campbell is part of the USHL, so I don't know if real names would be a possibility, but he is committed to Windsor next year actually, so a roster update may add him in.

Again, this is all hypothetical
 

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