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Puck Daddy has posted the NHL 13 team and player ratings for the Western Conference.

In case you missed them.
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How are the NHL 13 player ratings different from NHL 12?

EA: Last year, overall ratings reflected a player's effectiveness based on their player type (ex. Sniper, Enforcer, Grinder, etc.). NHL 13 Overall ratings are based on a player's overall skill based on their position.

Why the change?

EA: It was a fan-requested change that ensured that overall ratings were more representative of a players skill level in real life. A players who is 90+ will feel drastically different than one who is rated 65.

Examples: NHL 12 Parros was an 81 as his rating was based on his player type enforcer, meaning that he was an above average enforcer. In NHL 13 Parros is an 69 overall based on his skill level as a forward. Chris Neil was an 82 (Grinder) last year, this year he's a 78. With this new overall ratings system, his rating didn't drop as significantly as Parros because he's still a skilled player who can check and score effectively.

For team ratings:

"We changed the team overalls for continuity. If you look at our 'potential' rating system and how we break down the each of the six skill ratings, it is all star based and we wanted to be consistent."

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# 1 blaziruku @ 08/17/12 02:13 PM
Wow, these ratings are bad. Based on position? So Zybnek Michalek(86!!) is better than Keith Yandle(83!)? I hope it all turns out better, because some players overalls are way lower than other players who should be reversed.

Whoa, didn't expect Edler to be an 88, although I'd say he's good for 85-86.
 
# 2 crankybaker @ 08/17/12 03:02 PM
besides one two points either way on some players I like the over ratings in the west a lot more then the east
 
# 3 MFarrer74 @ 08/17/12 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by blaziruku
Wow, these ratings are bad. Based on position? So Zybnek Michalek(86!!) is better than Keith Yandle(83!)? I hope it all turns out better, because some players overalls are way lower than other players who should be reversed.

Whoa, didn't expect Edler to be an 88, although I'd say he's good for 85-86.
Just because a player is a higher overall, doesn't necessarily mean that player is "better", its just that they have high stats in there respective position. Yandle is an offensive/two-way defensemen while Michalek is a defensive defensemen, thus his overall would be higher since they both play defense. I'm sure Michalek's speed, agility, acceleration, etc. that affect offense are much lower compared to Yandle
 
# 4 gator3guy @ 08/17/12 03:46 PM
Yikes
 
# 5 Vikes1 @ 08/17/12 04:12 PM
Myself...I think some of the ratings given are a bit generous for some of the players.

For our Wild...jmo but...

Kyle B. [80]] should be maybe [75]

Matt C. [80] should be maybe [78]

Danny H. [85] should be maybe [82]

Just a few examples.
 
# 6 canucksss @ 08/17/12 04:28 PM
i dont really understand how EA based their ratings for individual players and TEAM (are they not supposed to based this on average of the players in the team ex. goalies).

i guess i have to wait on people who will devote their time in correcting these ratings...instead of using these sliders (i cannot even think of decent word to describe the effort of the person/people responsible for EA).
 
# 7 ClarkKent @ 08/17/12 04:38 PM
Wow, these are really bad. I've edited every player for as long as it's been an option(I enjoy it anyway), but for online it's going to be rough.

LA's D got majorly shafted, Vancouver & Calgary seemed boosted. How Matt Stajan is an 82+ again despite being terrible and usually benched or on the 4th line.

And the team ratings. Do they not want to offend anybody? No separation, how Detroit is tied for tops on defense baffles me. We're terrible back there.
 
# 8 crankybaker @ 08/17/12 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by canucksss
i dont really understand how EA based their ratings for individual players and TEAM (are they not supposed to based this on average of the players in the team ex. goalies).

i guess i have to wait on people who will devote their time in correcting these ratings...instead of using these sliders (i cannot even think of decent word to describe the effort of the person/people responsible for EA).

Only thing I can think of is the main goalie (who will be playing more games) makes up say 75% of the overall score as the will play around that many games give or take. The back up's rating then makes up 25% of the score as he doesn't play as often. This is the only thing I can think of with the random as Goalie ratings
 
# 9 Gagnon39 @ 08/17/12 05:16 PM
Alright, let me see if I've got this straight.

The Blackhawks, who (along with Detroit) gave up the MOST GOALS in the Western Conference, have a 4.5 in defense... BWAHAHAHA!

Secondly, the Blackhawks, who scored the second most goal in the Western Conference last year are ranked a 4.0 in offense.

So again, to summarize... The Blackhawks defense is better than its offense... Um, I beg to differ.
 
# 10 onlybygrace @ 08/17/12 05:17 PM
I haven't posted in an while...

but I just wanna say.

Look, I know Brian Elliott doesn't have a whole lot of credibility yet in net, but a rating of 80 is just downright insulting. He led the NHL in SV% and GAA for most of last season, where he ended up I haven't checked...but I'd say he at least deserves an 84...and Halak at 85??? 88 seems more appropriate.

I never trust the ratings anyhow, so its almost a moot point to say they suck...cause well, they always do. Its like saying the sky is blue.

EDIT: He led the league in both GAA (1.56) and SV% (.940)...and thats good for an 80. Puhhhhllllllleeeeeeezzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeee.
 
# 11 canucksss @ 08/17/12 05:26 PM
NHL 14 Developers "Promotional motto"

We have devoted much time to the player and team ratings this year as to compare all series combined!!!!

i agree...this ratings are pathetic!!!
 
# 12 gator3guy @ 08/17/12 05:29 PM
Between Madden, The Show, NBA2k, and NHL, NHL by far has the worst player ratings. I don't even think its close.
 
# 13 freernnur5 @ 08/17/12 05:36 PM
So wait... The Kings who won on defense and for a long time couldn't score have defenders rated lower than the wingers and centers? Totally backwards. Awesome...
 
# 14 onac22 @ 08/17/12 06:54 PM
Or better yet almost every Canadian team but the Senators has a better Defense than the Kings.
 
# 15 onac22 @ 08/17/12 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by onac22
Or better yet almost every Canadian team but the Senators has a better Defense than the Kings.
So EA says Drew Doughty is all the kings have back there. He does everything for them.
 
# 16 jyoung @ 08/17/12 07:00 PM
Why is Paul Gaustad listed as a left winger? He is a faceoff specialist center who led the Predators in faceoff win percentage last year (57%).

And it doesn't make much sense for Jonathon Blum to be the Predators' second-highest-rated defenseman (81 overall) when he spent the majority of last season in the AHL.
 
# 17 thedudedominick @ 08/18/12 12:02 AM
These ratings are a Joke. I'm a Kings fan so I will only compare players on the Kings to each other.

Doughty an 88 I guess I can accept due to his lack of consistency last season.
Mitchell an 81? Are you Kidding me? He was a shut down defender in the playoffs and was much better than Greene and Scuderi. At least give him an 84. I will say if Doughty, Voynov, and Marintinez are a little lower because defenders are rated based on defensive attributes I'm fine with that because all of them are puck moving offensive defensemen.

Now for the forwards, the biggest joke of all is Gagne an 86. I like Gagne, but come on EA he isn't better than Brown and Williams and is no where near as good as Carter.

How in the world is Kopitar worse than Richards? I love Richards but Kopitar an 86 overall is horrible. I wouldn't put him at 90, but 88 seems about right for him.

Kyle Clifford and Colin Fraser being rated higher than Nolan, Lewis, and King is a joke as well. All three of those guys could easily be a 75. I'm not asking for everyone on the Kings to get a bump in ratings just a couple guys and lower guys like Gagne, Clifford, and Fraser.

The only thing that would make these rating okay for the kings would be to have decent potential for Voynov, Martinez, Nolan, Lewis, and King. The worst part is EA never gives good potential to guys like these. They aren't big name guys who play for a super popular team. I bet Loktionov is going to be about a 67 overall with a C potential.
 
# 18 Diehardfan @ 08/18/12 12:13 AM
EA Vancouver....hmmmm. The Vancouver Canucks a team that has NEVER won anything, THAT is the team they deemed the best in hockey? Best overall in the game to a team that
is getting a bigger rep for choking than anything else these days just reeks of home cooking.
 
# 19 Wingnatic @ 08/18/12 01:08 AM
As others have said, these ratings are atrocious! I still don't understand how they determine overalls this year. It seems all over the place.

And the continued homerism for the Canucks is getting increasingly annoying every year, EA. I suppose Cory Schneider will be the highest rated goalie in NHL 14, huh?
 
# 20 canucksfan22 @ 08/20/12 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Diehardfan
EA Vancouver....hmmmm. The Vancouver Canucks a team that has NEVER won anything, THAT is the team they deemed the best in hockey? Best overall in the game to a team that
is getting a bigger rep for choking than anything else these days just reeks of home cooking.
Its typical they always stack up the Canucks ratings because we are the "home" team and just because we win the presidents trophy which I think is worthless if we can't get past the first round of the playoffs. Honestly the offensive rating is pretty good but our defense rating is a bit or maybe too high and goaltending well we already know about that. I'm not hating on my own team I just think due to our inconsistency our stats shouldn't be as high as they are.
 

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