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Gaining morale = player improvement?

I have noticed in franchise mode that for my young players, the ones that gain morale consistently usually improve a lot in their overall rating and attributes.

The ones who lose morale have their ratings decrease. I had two young d men who were my 3rd pairing, they always lost morale due to ice time and their ratings eventully dropped significanty to the high 70s. I saw the red arrow on all their attributes going down.

Is there some sort of correlation between young players improving due to ice time and morale?

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  • Bummp
  • They get a boost in stats when things are going well (wins, scoring points, locker room interactions, etc). Unfortunately if bad things start to happen, their stats will be affected negatively. If the moral gets too low (red unhappy face), their overall will dip hard. I had a player who went from an 85 to a 78 over the course of the season. I traded him and it returned to normal. I honestly dislike the moral system. It's kinda dumb.
  • TheCaniac17
    13 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    In general, it's their potential and where you slot them in the lineup that will determine their growth.
  • l3354w72jxfu
    36 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    In general, it's their potential and where you slot them in the lineup that will determine their growth.


    Interesting. I drafted a center 2nd overall and he came in with medium elite potential and an 83 overall in the first game of the season. I have him on my 2nd line and play him a ton and hes already improved to an 84 halfway in the season. I turned off locker room meetings so I guess this is the only way to improve my young players
  • For an 83 overall, he should be playing on the 3rd line. That's where he'll start growing. Then you can move him up. I have my locker room meetings off as well but for some reason they still get affected by it. When you pull up a players pfofile, tab over where you look at their stats. At the top, it should show their player role. For someone who is an 83 overall, they normally are 3rd line players.
  • l3354w72jxfu
    36 posts Member
    edited January 2017
    For an 83 overall, he should be playing on the 3rd line. That's where he'll start growing. Then you can move him up. I have my locker room meetings off as well but for some reason they still get affected by it. When you pull up a players pfofile, tab over where you look at their stats. At the top, it should show their player role. For someone who is an 83 overall, they normally are 3rd line players.

    Agreed but since hes the 2nd overall pick with elite potential I wanted to make sure he develops to his max capabilities. He has 27 points in 39 games so hes been solid so far. Normally he would be a 4th liner or in the ahl but theres no sense of normalcy in this game. If playing an 84 overall 2nd line minutes is what it takes to improve his rating then so be it lol


    Fwiw it seems to work. This 2nd overall pick of mine has gained morale constantly since entering the league due to ice time and occassionally from recent performance. It seems to be paying off so far.
  • Cool. Glad it's working for you. That's how I notice most prospects growing in the game.
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