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Concept: IIHF Ice Hockey 2019

b24hhh
19 posts Member
edited October 2018
IIHF Ice Hockey 2019 concept
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  • IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
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Notable World's Men's Ice Hockey Leagues 2018-2019 (Team Ratings: 91 -31)
Tier I(Ratings: 91 - 85): NHL[31 teams](NA)
The best league in the world.

Tier II(Ratings: 84 - 78): KHL[25 teams](RUS)
The best league in Europe.

Tier III(Ratings: 77 - 71): SHL[14 teams](SWE), Liiga[15 teams](FIN), NLA[12 teams](SUI), ELH[14 teams](CZE), DEL[14 teams](GER), AHL[31 teams](NA)
If you're not good enough for the first two leagues, these are your best shots.

Tier IV(Ratings: 70 - 64): NCAA D-I[60 teams](USA), EBEL[12 teams](AUT), HockeyAllsvenskan[14 teams](SWE), SVK Liga[11 teams] , NOR Ligaen[9 teams], DEN Ligaen[10 teams], Mestis[12 teams](FIN), VHL[29 teams](RUS), NLB[11 teams](SUI), ECHL[27 teams](USA), 1. Liga[15 teams](CZE), BOL[12 teams](BLR), DEL 2[14 teams](GER), Ligue Magnus[12 teams](FRA), PHL[11 teams](POL), EIHL[11 teams](GBR)
If you're not good enough for the Tier III leagues, these leagues can take you there.

Tier V(Ratings: 63 - 57): HockeyEttan[47 teams](SWE), Suomi-sarja[17 teams](FIN), LAT OHL[7 teams], MSL[12 teams](SUI), 2. Liga[28 teams](CZE), Oberliga[25 teams](GER), 1. Divisjon[9 teams](NOR), KAZ League[10 teams], Alps HL[16 teams](AUT), SLO League[7 teams], SPHL[10 teams](USA), LNAH[6 teams](CAN), Asia League[8 teams](KOR, JPN), PVHL[8 teams](RUS), IHL Elite[8 teams](ITA), Slovakia2[13 teams], UHL[6 teams](UKR), BCIHL[5 teams](CAN), ACH[5 teams](CAN), ACHW[5 teams](CAN), NCAA D-III[89 teams](USA)
If you're not good enough for the Tier IV leagues, these leagues can take you there.

Tier VI(Ratings: 56 - 50): HockeyTvåan[91 teams](SWE), II-divisioona[61 teams](FIN), Erste Liga[11 teams](HUN), LIT League[13 teams], EST League[8 teams], CRO League[4 teams], BeNeLiga[12 teams](NED, BEL), ROU League[6 teams], 1. Division[14 teams](DEN), Division 1[13 teams](FRA), BHL[14 teams](BLR), Latvia2[8 teams], IHL[10 teams](ITA), Japan College[25 teams], Korea College[5 teams],WOAA[13 teams](CAN)
If you're not good enough for the Tier V leagues, these leagues can take you there.

Tier VII(Ratings: 49 - 43): SRB League[6 teams], SPA League[7 teams], CHN League[4 teams], ISR League[10 teams], AIHL[8 teams](AUS), HockeyTrean[109 teams](SWE), III-divisioona[103 teams](FIN), 2. divisjon[9 teams](NOR), 1. ARL[26 teams](SUI), SNL[9 teams](GBR), Poland2[8 teams], FHL[5 teams](NA)
If you're not good enough for the Tier VI leagues, these leagues can take you there.

Tier VIII(Ratings: 42 - 36): BUL League[4 teams], Süper Lig[8 teams](TUR), ISL League[4 teams], NZIHL[5 teams](NZL), Division 4[51 teams](SWE) 3. divisjon[21 teams](NOR), Division 2[20 teams](FRA), Italy3[13 teams], NIHL[19 teams](GBR)
If you're not good enough for the Tier VII leagues, these leagues can take you there.

Tier IX(Ratings: 35 - 31): Division 5[20 teams](SWE), GPHL[4 teams](RSA), Division 3[35 teams](FRA), NIHL 2[24 teams](GBR), CIHL HK[4 teams](Hong Kong), EHL[6 teams](UAE), BHHL[3 teams](BIH),
This is where you can start your career as a 16 year old, if you can skate and know the rules of ice hockey.

Wolrd's Best Men's Junior Ice Hockey Leagues 2018 (Teams Ratings: 70 - 57)
Tier I(Ratings: 70 - 64): OHL[20 teams](CAN), WHL[22 teams](CAN), QMJHL[18 teams](CAN), USHL[17 teams](USA), J20 SuperElit[20 teams](SWE), MHL[33 teams](RUS)
If you're trying to get drafted in the early rounds, these leagues are for you.

Tier II(Ratings: 63 - 57): NAHL[25 teams](USA), BCHL[17 teams](CAN), Jr. A SM-Liiga[18 teams](FIN), AJHL[16 teams](CAN), CZE U20[24 teams], Jr. Elite A[12 teams](SUI), DNL[16 teams](GER), EBYSL[18 teams](AUT)
If you not good enough for the Tier I leagues, then try these, you might get drafted.


All 52 Men's National Teams 2018 in order of IIHF ranking (Teams Ratings: 99 - 31)
Tier I(Ratings: 99 -85): Canada, Sweden, Russia, USA, Finland, Czech Republic
Fighting for the World Championship every year.

Tier II(Ratings: 84 - 78): Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Latvia, Denmark
Sometimes fighting for the Championship, sometimes fighting to stay in the Championships.

Tier III(Ratings: 77 - 71): France, Belarus, Slovenia, Korea, Austria, Kazakhstan
Sometimes in the Championships, sometimes in Division I Group A, occasionally in Division I Group B.

Tier IV(Ratings: 70 - 64): Italy, Hungary, Poland, Great Britain, Japan, Ukraine
Occasionally in the Championships, usually in Division I Group A, occasionally in Division I Group B.

Tier V(Ratings: 63 - 57): Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia
Occasionally in Division I Group A, usually in Division I Group B, and occasionally in Division II Group A.

Tier VI(Ratings: 56 - 50): Spain, Iceland, China, Israel, Mexico, Australia
Occasionally in Division I Group B, usually in Division II Group A, occasionally in Division II Group B.

Tier VII(Ratings: 49 - 43): Belgium, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Georgia, DPR Korea, Luxembourg
Occasionally in the Division II Group A, usually in the Division II Group B, occasionally in Division III.

Tier VIII(Ratings: 42 - 36): Turkey, South Africa, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, UAE, Bosnia
Occasionally in Division II Group B, usually in Division III, occasionally in Division III Qualification.

Tier IX(Ratings: 35 - 31): Turkmenistan, Kuwait, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan
Occasionally in Division III, usually in Division III Qualification.

Official IIHF classifications:
2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Slovakia (Bratislava, Kosice)
Group A: Canada, USA, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Denmark, France, Great Britain
Group B: Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, Latvia, Austria, Italy

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I, Group A
Kazakhstan (Astana)
Belarus, Korea, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Slovenia, Lithuania

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I, Group B
Estonia (Tallinn)
Poland, Japan, Estonia, Ukraine, Romania, Netherlands

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II, Group A
Serbia (Belgrade)
Croatia, Australia, Serbia, China, Belgium, Spain

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II, Group B
Mexico (Queretaro)
Iceland, New Zealand, Israel, DPR Korea, Mexico, Georgia

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Divison III
Bulgaria (Sofia)
Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Turkey, Chinese Taipei, South Africa, Turkmenistan

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III Qualification
UAE (Abu Dhabi)
Hong Kong, Bosnia & Herzegovina, UAE, Kuwait, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship
Canada (Vancouver, Victoria)
Group A: Canada, Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark
Group B: Sweden, USA, Finland, Slovakia, Kazakhstan

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I, Group A
Germany (Fussen)
Belarus, Latvia, Germany, France, Austria, Norway

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I, Group B
Poland (Tychy)
Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Italy, Japan

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II, Group A
Estonia (Tallinn)
Lithuania, Korea, Great Britain, Estonia, Romania, Spain

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II, Group B
Croatia (Zagreb)
Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, Mexico, Israel

2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III
Iceland (Reykjavik)
Turkey, China, Bulgaria, Iceland, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei

Rankings and 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Upcoming Events info: www.iihf.com
Leagues from: www.eliteprospects.com (You can find the teams and rosters there too)
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  • MDubz83
    152 posts Member
    I don't understand why people can't generally grasp the fact that the KHL is the NHL's direct competitor and will never be featured in their product? That'd be like McDonalds allowing Burger King to set up a kiosk inside their restaurant right next to the tills and take orders. Not going to happen.
  • Taste-D-Rainbow
    2514 posts Member
    edited July 2018
    In a perfect world this would be good but honestly I'm more concerned about having less leagues and more accuracy. I'm sorry but it's nice and all that EA is featuring all these European leagues to appease the masses but NHL/AHL/ECHL, actual leagues associated with the NHL, suffer as a result.

    Probably just me but EA should spend more resources on current NHL players faces, getting updates photos, and more accurate player attributes than have Germany Div 2 or Swiss Div 3 teams.
  • b24hhh
    19 posts Member
    edited July 2018
    Yes, this is a concept for the perfect world. Why would I suggest anything else?
    NHL is going to be the main concern, when the game is called NHL, but if it would be called IIHF like I suggested, this would not be the case. I don't think having more accurate faces and having more teams is a trade-off: they have totally different devs for each. (Germany Div 2 or Swiss Div 3 were not suggested, but I get your sarcasm)
  • Meh, I don't think it is worth it.

    Just my opinion.
  • I guess north americans don't care about european leagues, but europeans do.

    Added
    • be a pro leagues
    • be a gm leagues
    • continental cup tournament
  • @b24hhh, superb concept, I hope EA can take over your idea and will get the IIHF and these further licenses too. My dream would have become true if this will happen.
  • MDubz83 wrote: »
    I don't understand why people can't generally grasp the fact that the KHL is the NHL's direct competitor and will never be featured in their product? That'd be like McDonalds allowing Burger King to set up a kiosk inside their restaurant right next to the tills and take orders. Not going to happen.

    that's not true. EA just needs to come up with the cash and Russia will be on board faster than a young Putin killing rats in Leningrad.

    the KHL and NHL do not compete for anything. but should!
  • I didn't read the entire OP but I like the concept. It's like FIFA because that game is a world soccer game/body license whereas NHL is a single league/body within North America.

    If for some way, the game changes to IIHF then yes, you would get all the professional leagues across the world and be able to play each just like you would in a FIFA franchise/career. FIFA is so unique that all the pro leagues are connected in some capacity.

    Madden and NBA are unique because there really is only one pro football league (sorry CFL) so the market is very specific.

    It would be cool to have all those leagues and players and possibly draw a new market of gamers. With that said, the licensing fees for those league would be a nightmare and I can only imagine that EA can't afford all those for an annual release unless the reached sales like FIFA (24 million vs 1.5 million).

  • Iceman11 wrote: »
    I didn't read the entire OP but I like the concept. It's like FIFA because that game is a world soccer game/body license whereas NHL is a single league/body within North America.

    If for some way, the game changes to IIHF then yes, you would get all the professional leagues across the world and be able to play each just like you would in a FIFA franchise/career. FIFA is so unique that all the pro leagues are connected in some capacity.

    Madden and NBA are unique because there really is only one pro football league (sorry CFL) so the market is very specific.

    It would be cool to have all those leagues and players and possibly draw a new market of gamers. With that said, the licensing fees for those league would be a nightmare and I can only imagine that EA can't afford all those for an annual release unless the reached sales like FIFA (24 million vs 1.5 million).

    That's exactly what I was after. FIFA of hockey.
  • How much that would add sales compared to amount of work to be done and license fees to be paid... Idk... I guess it will never happen.
  • j0rtsu67 wrote: »
    How much that would add sales compared to amount of work to be done and license fees to be paid... Idk... I guess it will never happen.

    By 30 percent I guess basing it on registered hockey players, maybe more. I think that NHL, because it is the no 1 league in the world would get the same licence fee, and if the game would feature all ice hockey national teams, it could get the licence from IIHF at an affordable price.

    The thing is, North american hockey fans don't know about European leagues that much. If your country's league would be the best in the world, then why would you care about some lower level leagues, when even watching them live would be difficult because of time-differences? Ofcourse they don't.

    But we Europeans do care about our own leagues, because we care about the World Championships more. European leagues' scedules are made such that you can be sure all players in the leagues are available for the World Championships. NHL doesn't care about the World Championships because they want more money out of their fans. And 82 games in a season is an american big professional sport staple copied from the likes of NBA. IIHF is an organisation for the benefit of the sport of ice hockey in the whole world, and while it also wants to make money, it isn't in the game for profit, like any professional ice hockey league in the world.

    I think EA would do a big favor to the sport of ice hockey, if they turned their focus from one league to the whole world of ice hockey. And it would benefit the company more in the long run, because each five years the sport of ice hockey has been growing by 30 per cent.
  • If I want a bigger market for consuming I need to go larger ways. European Leagues and US College Leagues need to be a part of it.
  • That would be the plan, yes. To be fair, the North America is the base that you don't want to lose. It would not be an increase if you gave up the audience you already have.
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