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Scouting in NHL 19 Franchise Mode Detailed with Video and Blog

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Scouting in NHL 19 Franchise Mode Detailed with Video and Blog

EA has posted a new 16 minute NHL 19 video, along with a detailed blog, going over the revamped scouting engine in the game this year.

Franchise mode in NHL 19 is deeply immersive, thanks to scouting mechanics that fully assess players and provide insightful information. Assemble a team of up to 20 amateur and pro scouts, and choose carefully, as scouting affects drafting, trading, free agency, and waiver wire pickups this year. Great NHL teams are built through drafting and scouting, and in NHL 19, it’s no different. Check out the video from NHL 19 Game Modes Producer Gurn Sumal for full details, and learn how to stock your team with talent as you look to clear the Fog of War.

NHL 19 is available worldwide on September 14, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Fans can get it three days early on September 11, by pre-ordering the NHL 19 Legends Edition or NHL 19 Ultimate Edition.

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  1. While I was hoping for more Franchise info as well, this was a really nice and exciting presentation on the new scouting system. This is really designed at a level you'd expect for a sports game that carries official league branding. I'd go even farther and say that this feature is much more fleshed out than the scouting system we have in Madden over the past few years including 19.
    Hopefully the on the ice changes and other odds and ends help push this NHL, along with this new scouting system, into a turning point for the NHL franchise back to a respectable series.
    This looks awesome. Fog of War looks amazing and it should add a ton of realism to the mode. The scouting system looks very nicely done. I like how teams will make draft-day trades similar to the ones we see in real life.
    And custom rosters for 32 team expansion mode? Awesome.
    Very well done.
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    Simple Mathematics
    This looks awesome. Fog of War looks amazing and it should add a ton of realism to the mode. The scouting system looks very nicely done. I like how teams will make draft-day trades similar to the ones we see in real life.
    And custom rosters for 32 team expansion mode? Awesome.
    Very well done.
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    Custom rosters for 32 team expansion? What does that mean ?
    Last years 32 team expansion mode you couldnt edit the roster like the classic franchise mode
    Grentthealien
    Custom rosters for 32 team expansion? What does that mean ?
    not a fan of the empty player face templates. at least generate a random face that we can see.* PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE optimize the game menus in NHL 19. NHL 18 game menus were sluggish. Not acceptable in this generation of consoles. One of my pet peeves with the game. This needs to be addressed!
    Peter_OS
    not a fan of the empty player face templates. at least generate a random face that we can see.* PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE optimize the game menus in NHL 19. NHL 18 game menus were sluggish. Not acceptable in this generation of consoles. One of my pet peeves with the game. This needs to be addressed!

    Yeah I don't get why Madden can do it but they don't in the NHL series? I agree about the menus as well.
    The new scouting system looks great!
    Why can't they call up the Madden team and ask how to get editable draft classes in game? Kills whatever good this scouting feature is for me. Video showing a Ukrainian Kazak as number one player is cringeworthy. 
    HenryClay1844
    Why can't they call up the Madden team and ask how to get editable draft classes in game? Kills whatever good this scouting feature is for me. Video showing a Ukrainian Kazak as number one player is cringeworthy.*

    You can manually “edit” the draft class by going to the rosters on the main screen and changing guys’ overall/potential. I spent a few hours editing players last year and wound up with a pretty accurate rounds 1-3. It’s a bit tedious but after you are done you just save the roster and upload it whenever you start a new franchise.
    MCville27
    You can manually “edit” the draft class by going to the rosters on the main screen and changing guys’ overall/potential. I spent a few hours editing players last year and wound up with a pretty accurate rounds 1-3. It’s a bit tedious but after you are done you just save the roster and upload it whenever you start a new franchise.

    Yes, but you cannot edit every player. The CPU still generates American players, Russian players, etc.
    Also, after a few years, 100% of the draft classes will be CPU generated.
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    Wish I would have waited a year to get NHL. Got last year's game, but it was not that good. Spent a lot of time making prospects and stuff so won't be getting another Hockey game for a couple of years, so I have time for other sports games. Lots of little improvements this year.
    I don't get why they still have the black silhouettes for Prospects. Don't all other sports games have the custom images. EAs Madden does and NCAA football had them 10 years ago. Makes no sense.
    This year's new features look good at this point. Let's hope they also work in the game later on. I'm surprised they added fog of war because it's such a big change.
    Still would like to see them fix other issues in Franchise mode and of course improve gameplay before buying the game.
    Spora
    This year's new features look good at this point. Let's hope they also work in the game later on. I'm surprised they added fog of war because it's such a big change.
    Still would like to see them fix other issues in Franchise mode and of course improve gameplay before buying the game.

    As a Hardcore Fan, I know nearly all important players about minimum 2 years following drafts. So a scouting system is not important for me mainly. The possibility to watch free agents and players which I wanted to trade looks intressting when it works like it should. My main Focus as an Franchise player only are, that nearly all players have there real faces ( Face scan app for created players like Quinton Hughes or other ). Roster import ( I created some 100 players ) and roster sharing. Player logbook with stats from youth and named by Team names including trades during a career and for whom was traded. Hot and cold streaks. Negotiation button for trading. For example I asked for a player and the other Team told ne what they want from my Team. Can go three time way to and back to other Team till trade is finalized. To play with all Teams in one career if I want, not only with one. Calender review to open to watch past games in detail with scoring. Where is my Team history and stats to review after some played years ? More information about streaks during a game or other information about players. Missing many Jerseys. New real Goalie masks or a mask creator app. A random storymode to make this game feel more real.
    The new scouting system and fog of war excite me. I feel like it will add more depth to a franchise for me, particularly the roster management side of things.
    Custom rosters for expansion is a plus too.
    It's not a perfect Franchise mode but an improvement on 18.
    I don't know that I'll buy it right away but will look to do so as the season wears on.
    RagingTrav
    The new scouting system and fog of war excite me. I feel like it will add more depth to a franchise for me, particularly the roster management side of things.
    Custom rosters for expansion is a plus too.
    It's not a perfect Franchise mode but an improvement on 18.
    I don't know that I'll buy it right away but will look to do so as the season wears on.

    Custom rosters in expansion are nice, but in the first year you get a complete new draftclass. In the end you have 2 2018 draftclasses. And you have to play in ccm jerseys... It's the little things ea doesnt care about. Look at 2k, that is how you do an Expansion mode
    il_tedesco
    In the end you have 2 2018 draftclasses.

    This didn't occur to me. That's pretty annoying. I wonder how doing an expansion draft and then an immediate rookie draft will work with fog of war.
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    Bought the game this year after also buying last year. Had no intention to originally, but the revamped scouting changed my mind. Absolutely hated the ridiculously thin and often seemingly random draft classes. After watching a couple of videos this week of guys with early access, it seems like they've sorted some issues. Watchlists are now useful. MOre information means more informed decisions. Even though there are some weirdly written 'Personality' sections in the scouting reports.
    Now...........will they ever fix player's faceoff ratings not increasing. Something in me hates drafting a really good center, with a 63 FO rating that I know won't ever increase. "Say hello to the wing guy".
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