The BSH NHL 13 GM Connected League for PS3 is looking for new members.
GM Connected is basically the same as the "Be a GM" mode from previous installments of the NHL series, except it's an online mode, which means you compete against other human-controlled teams. You control everything about your team: you set the lineup, adjust the team strategy, play the games, make trades, sign players, etc. It is awesome!
Currently, we are headed into the offseason before our third season, making this week the perfect time to join because you'll be able to control your team's offseason/free agency. Before I list the teams that are available, though, please take a few minutes to read through some information about our league to make sure it is a good fit for you.
HOW THE LEAGUE WORKS: We advance twice a week (Wednesday night at midnight, Sunday night at 8PM). The way GM Connected works is that every time the league is advanced, there is a new set of roughly 5-6 games available for you to play (you can play them in any order, at any time, though it will largely depend on when you can coordinate the games with your opponents). Any games that you are unable to play are automatically simulated the next time the league is advanced (however, since the members of the league are very active, we ask that everyone make every effort to play all of his/her games). If you know you will be away for a few days or will be unable to finish your games, there is a way to enable your CPU to play for you so that the other GM's can play the game(s) against your team. Additionally, trades, waiver claims and free agent signings are all processed when the schedule is advanced (this is not a setting that can be changed). For example, if you trade Scott Hartnell for Gabriel Landeskog during the middle of an advance period, the trade will not be processed until after the league is advanced.
All games are structured with 5-minute regulation periods and continuous 20-minute periods of OT (no shootouts). Games played against the CPU are on Pro difficulty.
- All GM's have to be active. This means you have to make every effort to play all of your games, stay on top of your roster/lineup, respond to trade requests and respond to messages from league members. If you check your PS3 once a week, this league will not be a good fit for you. The league is incredibly fun, but only when everyone participates.
- All members of the league must provide their contact information (name, email address, PSN ID, cell, etc.), which is shared in a private Google Document that can only be accessed by current league members. This allows all GM's to communicate with each other in order to coordinate games, set up trades, etc. We also recently set up a discussion thread site on ProBoards.com, as well as a chat group on Chatzy.com. These sites, along with the NHL 13 companion mobile app, will give you many options to manage your team even when you cannot be on your PS3.
- There is absolutely NO trading with CPU-controlled teams.
- You must display good sportsmanship. Though the league is competitive, it is meant to be fun and enjoyable for everyone, so please be respectful. Also, there is absolutely no "rage quitting" allowed: if you are losing 6-0 in the middle of the game or if one of your players gets hurt, you cannot quit before the game is over. Any reported "rage quitting" will get you thrown out of the league immediately.
Keep in mind that all of the teams in the league have traded, signed, claimed and waived players over the course of the last two seasons, so the rosters in our league do not necessarily reflect the current NHL rosters. For example, Jamie Benn was signed by Montreal in the offseason and then traded to Columbus, and there are many other players who have been shuffled around.
At this point, there are 5 available teams remaining:
If you are interested in joining, please email me at GagneFan4Life@gmail.com and include your name, PSN ID and which team you would like to control. Spots are filling up quickly, so teams will be handed out on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions before you decide you want to join, please feel free to email me.
Thanks so much!