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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 7:51 am   #21
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Speed makes tons of sense for a grinder! It's not about the defense as much as it is about a high-tempo muscleyarmed forecheck. It's actually not a terrible build to play OTP as provided you give up on having any kind of shot accuracy or deking, and focus on passing. As a grinder you'll spend more time frustrating the other team than actually scoring. Tomorrow I want to give it a serious test drive.
Hmmm, I may have to try that build too. I prefer forechecking and giving the dmen trouble and rarely try to dangle or get breakaways anyway.

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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 8:56 am   #22
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I'm digging the two way build but having face offs capped below 90 hurts at center..

I love the playmaker build but my guy just feels slow and out of sorts.



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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 10:51 am   #23
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Does anyone else keep having to put their boosts back on their center and noone else?
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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 11:22 am   #24
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Does anyone else keep having to put their boosts back on their center and noone else?
Yes, every time.



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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 11:22 am   #25
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Does anyone else keep having to put their boosts back on their center and noone else?
I'll check T..I know I suffer from the glitch where I have to add boasts that mysteriously drop off from time to time.don't recall if it is just my center though.

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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 11:26 am   #26
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Speed makes tons of sense for a grinder! It's not about the defense as much as it is about a high-tempo muscleyarmed forecheck. It's actually not a terrible build to play OTP as provided you give up on having any kind of shot accuracy or deking, and focus on passing. As a grinder you'll spend more time frustrating the other team than actually scoring. Tomorrow I want to give it a serious test drive.
I completely agree with you, and this is absolutely perfect for the style I like to play. I put emphasis on winning face offs, making passes, and punishing the opposition with a brutal fore check. I don't think I ever try to deke, and most of my goals are scored from Holmstrom's office in front of the net (with the occasional wrist shot if I'm ever open enough to attempt one). I've been having an absolute blast playing the grinder at center.



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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 11:37 am   #27
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Does anyone else keep having to put their boosts back on their center and noone else?
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Yes, every time.
WOW really...no wonder my guy felt sluggish yesterday. Im going to check right now.




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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 12:01 pm   #28
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I got set back after going about 0-7 in W&W last night lmao, Im nearly superstar on my skater and almost vet for goalie. You really have to get the right crew to level up fast in this game (in net anyways) or else you get the multiple breakaways etc etc. hard to level net. I think it may be time to redo my attributes as well probably have enough built up to do it.



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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 1:00 pm   #29
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gade you need to play some club sir haha
currently only lost 4-5 games In the past 50 or so.. haha

we get a good night run then next day everyone plays a ton more and gets tons more points again



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Old Sep. 23rd, '12, 5:28 pm   #30
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Speed makes tons of sense for a grinder! It's not about the defense as much as it is about a high-tempo muscleyarmed forecheck. It's actually not a terrible build to play OTP as provided you give up on having any kind of shot accuracy or deking, and focus on passing. As a grinder you'll spend more time frustrating the other team than actually scoring. Tomorrow I want to give it a serious test drive.
It only makes sense in the context of a videogame trying to balance templates. You can't honestly sit here and tell me that the fastest guys in league history are grinders. Pavel Bure, Marian Gaborik, Mike Gartner etc.



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