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Forum: GM Game 2019-20Thu at 1:09 pm
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ATTENTION GMs:

Round One voting is now open for all eligible GMs (see the description above). Votes will be tallied on Friday, April 10th so make sure to get them in before next Thursday night.

If it is confusing, try to ignore the numbers and think of it as a sliding scale that you're placing your vote on; further from the center = more weight toward that team.

<a href="https://forms.gle/mjJm1Lf7xGBVZvmb6" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">TBL vs ARI</a>

<a href="https://forms.gle/SwfiVNBB2NPyStDSA" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">VGK vs BOS</a>

<a href="https://forms.gle/bmBpaM3iuv9XM2dy8" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">CAR vs MIN</a>

<a href="https://forms.gle/1k3WHZxTP4gJPKzm7" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">VAN vs NJD</a>

<a href="https://forms.gle/T1fdcLdBRqgMabV6A" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">COL vs TOR</a>

<a href="https://forms.gle/QGn4HUJrWyN62muK8" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">CBJ vs WPG</a>

<a href="https://forms.gle/fjjZvrQX8YfvptGS9" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">NSH vs CGY</a>

<a href="https://forms.gle/NshDdTKz92y4tceC9" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">DAL vs PHI</a>

Scoring sheet for full regular season stats, matchup tools, and playoff bracket: <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EBGK-D_ckiLR356uDvJZhe9w5ohIR-sXaytCiDb4Vq4/edit?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EBGK-D_ckiLR356uDvJZhe9w5ohIR-sXaytCiDb4Vq4/edit?usp=sharing</a>
Forum: GM Game 2019-20Tue at 5:16 pm
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Welcome to the <strong><em>GM Game v4 Playoffs</em></strong>, presented by Honda, powered by SAP, and prepared by <a href="/users/A_K" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><a href="/users/A_K" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@A_K</a></a>.

The playoff bracket is set (see the ‘Playoffs’ tab in the score sheet: <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EBGK-D_ckiLR356uDvJZhe9w5ohIR-sXaytCiDb4Vq4/edit?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EBGK-D_ckiLR356uDvJZhe9w5ohIR-sXaytCiDb4Vq4/edit?usp=sharing</a>)

The links to playoff voting will be found in this thread as soon as voting is open.
ROUND ONE VOTING IS PROJECTED TO OPEN ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd.

GMs will judge each matchup on the following categories:
Offense (10 pts): the ability of all skaters (F and D) to produce offense at even strength
Defense (10 pts): the ability of all skaters (F and D) to prevent offense at even strength
Goaltending (10 pts): the ability of the starting goaltender (and to a much lesser extent, the backup) to positively impact a game.
Forwards, Talent and Depth (4 pts): the overall, combined ability of the forwards to positively impact a game
Defensemen, Talent and Depth (4 pts): the overall, combined ability of the defensemen to positively impact a game
Composition (4 pts): the “intangible” aspects of a team such as potential synergies, character/identity, leadership/experience, etc.
Power Play (4 pts): the ability of skaters to score on the man-advantage
Penalty Kill (4 pts): the ability of skaters to prevent scoring while on the penalty kill

GMs will use the 0-10 or 0-4 scale to place votes on the favorability that one team has over the other in each of the categories. The home team is the left side (zero); away team is the right (4 or 10).

Examples using a 10-pt category:
If you think the home team has a very slight advantage over the away team, your vote would be “3” or “4”.
If you think the away team has a dominant advantage over the away team, your vote would be “8” or “9”.
If you think neither team has a clear advantage in a category, your vote would be “5”. (In a 4-pt category, your vote would be “2”.)

Each GM may vote 1x per matchup – the CF username and team name are collected on each submitted ballot. If there are multiple entries per team, all will be thrown out and the BOG will investigate. AGMs do not receive a vote – 1 per team.

Each GM is asked to vote on all series EXCEPT for (a) matchups that involve his or her own team OR (b) matchups in which he or she owns a first round pick in 2020 of either team involved. The BOG and myself will rule out invalid votes and remove voting privileges for other series if this rule is not followed.

GMs are asked to avoid voting “straight ticket”, i.e. asked to avoid giving all of the possible pts in all categories to one team. GMs are also asked to avoid any biases toward teams/GMs/players that they may possess. Now is not the time to be a superfan, a grudge-holder, or a downright a-hole. We want the most objective results possible. In any case, the highest and lowest total scores for each matchup will be removed from the results. And personal bias will be investigated and votes potentially removed by the BOG with whatever evidence they may call upon.

Voting will remain open for 7 days, then the data will be uploaded into a google sheet where I will perform the simulations. Seven games are simulated for each series based on GM vote shares, home ice advantage (2-2-1-1-1 format for the 7 games), and a “puck luck” factor that randomly assigns a fraction of the total possible score.

I will publish the results to this thread within 1-2 days of the end of each round, and I will provide a view of the score sheet that shows the full voting and simulation results.

Use the General Discussion thread to post any questions or concerns with the playoff system. Good luck to all of the playoff teams - may the best team win!
Forum: GM Game 2019-20Mon at 10:57 am
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Playoff Teams: Please finalize your playoff lines on your team page. Check them against my inputs in the score sheet (<a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EBGK-D_ckiLR356uDvJZhe9w5ohIR-sXaytCiDb4Vq4/edit?usp=sharing" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EBGK-D_ckiLR356uDvJZhe9w5ohIR-sXaytCiDb4Vq4/edit?usp=sharing</a>) because once voting begins, rosters cannot be changed.

Players on IR in real life cannot be on your roster (BOG should confirm this / provide official wording)