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Hey guys, Gurn Sumal here and I just wanted to let everybody know that the NHL 11 update is now live and is ready for download. I would also like to thank you guys for being very patient as this was a massive update that had me and the other guys (Andy Agostini and Anthony Parra) working around the clock to get this out as fast as we can.

One of the reasons we took so long with the update is as you all know we now have 10 leagues in our game (CHL being three of them) so each league has different guidelines to which players we can and cannot use. So unlike you (our consumers), we cannot create any player we want and just put him in the game, we must get clearance from each individual league before we can proceed in creating him.

So with the NHLPA, all we have to wait for is when a player has stepped on the ice for his first shift in the NHL, we can then create him. If its a goalie we can create him when he is on a score sheet as a backup. For the AHL we have to wait for each player (even if hes in the game already) to sign his PHPA form. This form is what makes any player playing in the AHL a member of the Pro Hockey Players Association which in turn lets us use his name and likeness in the game. This is why youll see players that are in the game currently on a CHL team (prior to this update) that are no longer in the game until they return in a future update as soon as they have signed their PHPA agreement. In terms of the CHL, there are over 400 players we added as the league has massive turnover. This affected every roster and because of this we had to get these players in the game otherwise we would have players who are no longer part of the CHL in our game to fill out rosters.

Now that we got the licensing stuff out of the way we can talk about the good stuff. Were planning on roughly the same schedule for updates as we had last year so injuries (week to week injuries or greater) will be taken into account as well as updated lines if needed from the last game that team played. So be prepared as some teams will have a different look each and every update just due to injuries this year.

As we are moving forward this year with more roster updates we will be evaluating players at different intervals during the season to determine if anybody need to be tweaked up or down in their attributes. This will be for players who are having a breakout year or a major drop in their talent. This is only to simulate what is going on this year and next year the player will be reevaluated so their numbers might go up or down depending on their career path and overall skills.

The first update has about 600 new players on from around the world. Here are a few of the more well known:

Derek Stepan NYR
Nick Leddy CHI
Zac Dalpe CAR
Oliver Ekman-Larsson PHO
Brayden Schenn LAK
Mark Olver COL
Magnus Paajarvi EDM
Jordan Eberle EDM
Taylor Hall EDM
Tommy Wingels SJS
Marcus Johansson WAS
Jonas Holos COL
Jarred Tinordi London Knights
Jack Campbell Windsor Spitfires
Louis Leblanc Montreal Juniors

On top of all that we have updated the goalie equipment for the NHL goalies about 65 or so goalies.

So I hope you like the first roster update. We are currently working on the PHPA agreements for the players that are new to the AHL this year so we can put those prospects into the game as well.

Hope you guys enjoy playing with these rosters.

-Gurn

Source - NHL 11 In the Crease Blog

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# 1 savoie2006 @ 11/02/10 05:53 AM

Hey guys, Gurn Sumal here and I just wanted to let everybody know that the NHL 11 update is now live and is ready for download. I would also like to thank you guys for being very patient as this was a massive update that had me and the other guys (Andy Agostini and Anthony Parra) working around the clock to get this out as fast as we can.

One of the reasons we took so long with the update is as you all know we now have 10 leagues in our game (CHL being three of them) so each league has different guidelines to which players we can and cannot use. So unlike you (our consumers), we cannot create any player we want and just put him in the game, we must get clearance from each individual league before we can proceed in creating him.

So with the NHLPA, all we have to wait for is when a player has stepped on the ice for his first shift in the NHL, we can then create him. If its a goalie we can create him when he is on a score sheet as a backup. For the AHL we have to wait for each player (even if hes in the game already) to sign his PHPA form. This form is what makes any player playing in the AHL a member of the Pro Hockey Players Association which in turn lets us use his name and likeness in the game. This is why youll see players that are in the game currently on a CHL team (prior to this update) that are no longer in the game until they return in a future update as soon as they have signed their PHPA agreement. In terms of the CHL, there are over 400 players we added as the league has massive turnover. This affected every roster and because of this we had to get these players in the game otherwise we would have players who are no longer part of the CHL in our game to fill out rosters.

Now that we got the licensing stuff out of the way we can talk about the good stuff. Were planning on roughly the same schedule for updates as we had last year so injuries (week to week injuries or greater) will be taken into account as well as updated lines if needed from the last game that team played. So be prepared as some teams will have a different look each and every update just due to injuries this year.

As we are moving forward this year with more roster updates we will be evaluating players at different intervals during the season to determine if anybody need to be tweaked up or down in their attributes. This will be for players who are having a breakout year or a major drop in their talent. This is only to simulate what is going on this year and next year the player will be reevaluated so their numbers might go up or down depending on their career path and overall skills.

The first update has about 600 new players on from around the world. Here are a few of the more well known:

Derek Stepan NYR
Nick Leddy CHI
Zac Dalpe CAR
Oliver Ekman-Larsson PHO
Brayden Schenn LAK
Mark Olver COL
Magnus Paajarvi EDM
Jordan Eberle EDM
Taylor Hall EDM
Tommy Wingels SJS
Marcus Johansson WAS
Jonas Holos COL
Jarred Tinordi London Knights
Jack Campbell Windsor Spitfires
Louis Leblanc Montreal Juniors

On top of all that we have updated the goalie equipment for the NHL goalies about 65 or so goalies.

So I hope you like the first roster update. We are currently working on the PHPA agreements for the players that are new to the AHL this year so we can put those prospects into the game as well.

Hope you guys enjoy playing with these rosters.

-Gurn

Source - NHL 11 In the Crease Blog
 
# 2 habs27 @ 11/02/10 05:58 AM
Can you give us a brief, or detailed, up to you, run down on how it looks, i'm stuck in work!
 
# 3 savoie2006 @ 11/02/10 06:05 AM
What do you want know? To me, it's just updated rosters. I don't get all worked up over ratings or have a favorite rookie or anything. I like my Blackhawks and that's all I really pay attention to.
 
# 4 habs27 @ 11/02/10 06:09 AM
Did they do much changing of ratings on players that came from the CHL, Skinner for example, a lot of them are pretty low rated for the NHL in this game, he's way better than 71 or whatever they gave him!
 
# 5 bigpun23 @ 11/02/10 06:10 AM
why do all the rosters mess up when u start a new be a gm or season for example
hall and eblerle arent on the oilers rosters when i play against them there in the minors why does the computer mess all the normal line ups up?

how do i keep all the normal lineups without the comp messing all the lines up when i begin a new be a gm or is it no possible?
 
# 6 habs27 @ 11/02/10 06:12 AM
You gotta make sure you have only 23 players on your NHL roster, may have to send some scratched guys down first.
 
# 7 savoie2006 @ 11/02/10 06:16 AM
Yeah if a team is over the cap or has too many players, the cpu will automatically adjust those rosters unless you play with the cap off.
 
# 8 savoie2006 @ 11/02/10 06:21 AM
What team is Skinner on? Like I said I don't really keep tabs on rookies. One thing about them being rated low, it's most likely because the CHL is more of a prospect league rather than a minors league like the AHL or ECHL.
 
# 9 savoie2006 @ 11/02/10 06:22 AM
What team is Skinner on? Like I said I don't really keep tabs on rookies. One thing about them being rated low, it's most likely because the CHL is more of a prospect league rather than a minors league like the AHL or ECHL.
 
# 10 savoie2006 @ 11/02/10 06:23 AM
What team is Skinner on? Like I said I don't really keep tabs on rookies. One thing about them being rated low, it's most likely because the CHL is more of a prospect league rather than a minors league like the AHL or ECHL.
 
# 11 Steady Eddie @ 11/02/10 06:27 AM
so how do you grab this roster update then - ?

EDIT :

I've now found out
 
# 12 JeremyB @ 11/02/10 06:32 AM
hey guys

Im on the ps3 ad went online to get the rosters, so I got them and saved them but whem I go to start a new blackhawks season I still have niemi and huet as the goalies? am I missing something here

Thanks for any help

Jeremy
 
# 13 TNKNGM @ 11/02/10 06:34 AM
Boston:
Jordan Caron is still rated 70
Tyler Seguin is still rated 74

Maxime Sauve is GONE FROM THE GAME - the kid was a 2nd rd pick. He was originally in the game on Val'dor in the QMJHL and is now playing for Providence and may see time in Boston this year. I checked Boston, Providence, Val'dor and Free Agents and the kid is nowhere to be found. This one is inexcusable - the kid has 3 goals in his first 4 AHL games and you remove him from the game - there are so many stiffs and scrubs who can be removed and you remove a 19 yr old 2nd rd pick on the cusp of the NHL.

Joe Colbourne - 1st rd pick. Played a few games last year with Providence in the AHL and is on providence this year - NOT IN GAME

Yuri Alexandrov - 2nd rd pick from Russia. Playing for Providence in the AHL - NOT IN GAME

Why the hell is Trent Whitfield on Bostons roster?

Michael hutchinson - Goalie was a mid rd pick and is playing for Providence in the AHL. He was originally in the game and is now GONE - NOT IN GAME

I have not made one complaint about this whole process....but this roster to me is worse than the original. So frustrating!!!!
 
# 14 habs27 @ 11/02/10 06:43 AM
Jeff Skinner was with Kitchener in the OHL, looks really good for the Canes so far this season. What is Louis Leblanc's rating on the Montreal Junior?
 
# 15 TNKNGM @ 11/02/10 06:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by habs27
Jeff Skinner was with Kitchener in the OHL, looks really good for the Canes so far this season. What is Louis Leblanc's rating on the Montreal Junior?
Leblanc is 72
 
# 16 TNKNGM @ 11/02/10 06:54 AM
Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas goalie equipment is wrong.....not enitrely wrong, but it needs to be fixed.
 
# 17 habs27 @ 11/02/10 06:54 AM
Really frustrating being here at work dammit! Been waiting to start a season for bloody ages! What about Avtsin on the Bulldogs?
 
# 18 TNKNGM @ 11/02/10 06:57 AM
Look at Corey Schneiders equipment on Vancouver....LOL

Seriously EA - WTF!!!!!
 
# 19 habs27 @ 11/02/10 07:00 AM
What is it? I'm guessing Moose colours?! They did say they weren't touching equipment i think
 
# 20 TNKNGM @ 11/02/10 07:00 AM
There are tons of goalies who need to be fixed.

Ryan Miller has the wrong equipment......Ryan Miller!!!!
 

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