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Concept: IIHF Ice Hockey 20

b24hhh
19 posts Member
edited July 2019
This is a concept for making NHL series into IIHF Ice Hockey. (Like FIFA football)

Game modes

Offline

Arcade

Ones
Compete in a series of 1 vs 1 vs 1 games to unlock every gear in the game.

Threes
Compete in a series of 3 vs 3 games to unlock all mascots.

Simulation

Quick Play
Play against human or cpu in a one-off game with any team in the game

Hockey Ultimate Team
Team of the week challenges, including a challenge against the Stanley Cup Champions.


Offline and oline tournaments
  • league theme eg. DEL tournament, where to participate, you should have a team made only of players of DEL
  • color of the card tournaments, eg. bronze, where to participate, you should have a team made only of bronze cards
  • cap hit theme, eg. only $20m cap space for the team
  • draft year theme, eg. only players drafted in 2017 draft
  • age theme, eg. only players born after 1999
  • playoff theme, eg. only players from the teams that made it to the playoffs
  • World Championship theme, eg. only players that participate in the World Championsips
  • legend theme, eg. 1980's legends only in the team
  • Online ranked game, against other HUT players teams


Season
Play a season in any of the leagues included.

Tournament

⦁ IIHF World Championship
⦁ IIHF World Junior Championsips
⦁ IIHF Women's World Championships
⦁ Champions Hockey League
⦁ Spengler Cup
⦁ Continental Cup
⦁ Frozen Four
⦁ Memorial Cup
⦁ Gagarin Cup
⦁ Stanley Cup
⦁ Stanley Cup Finals
Career

GM
  • You have three teams to choose from: a Tier II junior team, a men's Tier V team and a men's tier VI team. Build a winning team for the league, and advance to a higher league, finally to an NHL team or a national team.
  • You control everything from marketing to merchandise prices, from the facilities to making trades, hiring and firing and assigning scouts to drafting and contract negotiations. You can also control the whole team if you choose to.

Coach
  • You have three teams to choose from: a junior team, a men's Tier V team or a men's tier VI team. Coach the team you get and win the league, and advance to a higher league, finally to an NHL team or a national team.
  • You assign players practice and rest. Before and during a game you control the lineups and tactics, you signal the changes and call the goalkeeper for a change, and call a time-out, plus challenge a ref's call. If you're right you can do it again, if you're wrong, you lose a time-out or get penalized with a minor penalty if you don't have a time-out.

Pro
  • You have multiple teams to choose from: a Canadien junior team, an American junior team or a European team. Play as a forward, a defenseman or a goalkeeper, win the league and possibly get drafted by an NHL team. Advance to a higher league, finally to an NHL team, possibly to a national team.
  • You control your pro and accept contracts, choose practice and answer questions if you accept an interview. In an interview you can raise or lower: team chemistry, management relations and fan following. The better team chemistry, the better your team mates play. The better the management relations, the more ice time you get. The more fans you have, the more lucrative endorsement contracts you get.

Online

Arcade

Ones
Play 1 vs 1 vs 1 games against other players for rank.

Threes
Play 3 vs 3 games with friends against other players for rank

Simulation

Ranked game
Play with a team against another player for rank.

GM connected
Create your own league with your friends and play against their teams, trade players with them and win a championship. Create an AI, so your team can play even when you're not available for play.

EASHL
Create your player and a team and play with your friends against other human controlled teams in a ranked 6 vs 6 leagues system.

Leagues included in the game
Tier I (team ratings 94-83)
NHL (CAN/USA) 31 teams
Tier II (team ratings 84-76)
KHL (RUS) 25 teams
Tier III (team ratings 77-69)
SHL (SWE) 14 teams
NLA (SUI) 14 teams
Liiga (FIN) 15 teams
ELH (CZE) 14 teams
DEL (GER)14 teams
AHL (CAN/USA) 31 teams
EBEL (AUT) 12 teams
Tier IV (team ratings 70-62)
HockeyAllsvenskan (SWE) 14 teams
NLB (SUI) 13 teams
BOL (BLR) 8 teams
Ligaen NOR 9 teams
Mestis (FIN) 12 teams
Extraliga SVK 13 teams
EIHL (GBR) 11 teams
Ligue Magnus (FRA) 12 teams
PHL (POL) 12 teams
Tier V (team ratings 63-55)
VHL (RUS) 29 teams
Asia League (JPN/KOR/RUS) 8 teams
Ligaen DEN 10 teams
DEL 2 (GER) 14 teams
ECHL (USA) 27 teams
Alps Hockey League (AUT/ITA/SLO) 17 teams
Tier VI (Team Ratings 56-48)
UHL (UKR) 6 teams
Erste Liga (HUN/ROU) 11 teams
IntHL (SLO/CRO/SRB) 10 teams
BeNeLiga (NED/BEL) 12 teams

Junior Leagues included in the game
Tier I (team ratings 70-62)
NCAA D-I (USA) 60 teams
OHL (CAN) 30 teams
WHL (CAN) 28 teams
QMJHL (CAN) 28 teams
USHL (USA) 17 teams
Tier II (team ratings 63-55)
J20 SuperElit (SWE) 20 teams
MHL (RUS) 33 teams
Jr. SM-Liiga (FIN) 20 teams
Elite Jr. A (SUI) 12 teams
DNL U20 Div.I (GER) 8 teams
EBYSL (AUT) 15 teams
NAHL (USA) 24 teams

32 Men's national teams included in the game. (Team rating) according to 2019 ranking
1st = 99 OVR
3705 PTS /99 OVR = 37,4 PTS/OVR

Austria (70)
Belarus (73)
Canada (99)
China (41)
Croatia (51)
Czech R. (93)
Denmark (78)
Estonia (54)
Finland (97)
France (76)
Germany (90)
Great Britain (66)
Hungary (63)
Italy (70)
Japan (58)
Kazakhstan (69)
Korea (70)
Latvia (81)
Lithuania (57)
Netherlands (51)
Norway (80)
Poland (61)
Russia (97)
Romania (53)
Serbia (46)
Slovakia (81)
Slovenia (70)
Spain (42)
Sweden (97)
Switzerland (89)
Ukraine (56)
USA (92)

Because of gender differences like muscle strength and reaction times, women are disadvantaged compared to men.
sources:
https://www.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jappl.2000.89.1.81
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4456887/

Because of gender differences women have on average more endurance than men.
source:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11350771?dopt=Abstract

16 Women's national teams included in the game. (Team rating) according to 2019 ranking
1st = 63 OVR
3900 PTS /63 OVR = 61,9 PTS/OVR

Austria (47)
Canada (60)
Czech Republic (52)
Denmark (47)
Finland (59)
France (48)
Germany (52)
Hungary (46)
Japan (54)
Korea (43)
Norway (46)
Russia (57)
Slovakia (43)
Sweden (53)
Switzerland (55)
USA (63)

Official IIHF Tournaments

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
SWITZERLAND, Zurich, Lausanne

A: Canada, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Denmark, Belarus, Great Britain
B: Russia, Finland, USA, Switzerland, Latvia, Norway, Italy, Kazakhstan

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Divison I, Group A
SLOVENIA, Ljubljana

France, Austria, Korea, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I, Group B
POLAND, Katowice

Poland, Lithuania, Japan, Ukraine, Estonia, Serbia

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II, Group A
CROATIA, Zagreb

Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, China, Israel, Australia

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II, Group B
ICELAND, Reykjavik

Iceland, Mexico, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, New Zealand

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III, Group A
LUXEMBOURG, Kockelscheuer

DPR Korea, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Luxembourg, Chinese Taipei, UAE

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III, Group B
SOUTH AFRICA, Cape Town

South Africa, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bosnia & Herzegovina

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division IV
KYRGYZSTAN, Bishkek

Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Philippines

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship
CZECH REPUBLIC, Ostrava, Trinec

A: Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Kazakhstan
B: USA, Russia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Division I, Group A
BELARUS, Minsk

Denmark, Belarus, Norway, Latvia, Austria, Slovenia

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Division I, Group B
UKRAINE, Kyiv

France, Poland, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine, Estonia

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Division II, Group A
LITHUANIA, Vilnius

Japan, Lithuania, Great Britain, Romania, Spain, Serbia

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Division II, Group B
KOREA, Gangneung

Korea, Croatia, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, China

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 Division III
BULGARIA, Sofia

Mexico, Australia, Turkey, Bulgaria, Iceland, Chinese Taipei, South Africa, New Zealand

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship
CANADA, Halifax, Truro

A: USA, Canada, Finland, Russia, Switzerland
B: Japan, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Denmark

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Division I, Group A
FRANCE, Angers or Epinal

Sweden, France, Norway, Austria, Slovakia, Netherlands

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Division I, Group B
POLAND, Katowice

Italy, Korea, Poland, China, Kazakhstan, Slovenia

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Division II, Group A
SPAIN, Granada

Latvia, Great Britain, Spain, Mexico, DPR Korea, Chinese Taipei

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Division II, Group B
ICELAND, Akureyri

Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Turkey, Croatia, Ukraine

2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's Division III
BULGARIA, Sofia

Romania, Belgium, South Africa, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Lithuania

IIHF World Ranking Men 2019

1. Canada 3705
2. Russia 3640
3. Finland 3615
4. Sweden 3615
5. Czech Republic 3465
6. USA 3430
7. Germany 3355
8. Switzerland 3325
9. Slovakia 3040
10. Latvia 3025
11. Denmark 2925
12. Norway 3005
13. France 2840
14. Belarus 2735
15. Austria 2635
16. Italy 2620
17. Korea 2620
18. Slovenia 2620
19. Kazakhstan 2570
20. Great Britain 2480
21. Hungary 2370
22. Poland 2300
23. Japan 2180
24. Lithuania 2125
25. Ukraine 2095
26. Estonia 2010
27. Romania 1975
28. Netherlands 1910
29. Croatia 1895
30. Serbia 1740
31. Spain 1585
32. China 1520
33. Iceland 1485
34. Israel 1385
35. Australia 1305
36. Mexico 1290
37. Belgium 1200
38. Bulgaria 1095
39. Georgia 1060
40. New Zealand 1020
41. DPR Korea 905
42. Turkey 760
43. Luxembourg 745
44. South Africa 595
45. Chinese Taipei 545
46. Hong Kong 535
47. Turkmenistan 430
48. UAE 420
49. Bosnia & Herz. 340
50. Kuwait 225
51. Thailand 160
52. Kyrgyzstan 100

IIHF World Ranking Women 2019

1. USA 3900
2. Canada 3730
3. Finland 3675
4. Russia 3560
5. Switzerland 3415
6. Japan 3290
7. Sweden 3275
8. Czech Republic 3270
9. Germany 3250
10. France 3015
11. Denmark 2910
12. Austria 2910
13. Norway 2895
14. Hungary 2875
15. Slovakia 2720
16. Korea 2680
17. Italy 2655
18. Latvia 2490
19. Kazakhstan 2470
20. China 2460
21. Netherlands 2415
22. Poland 2390
23. Great Britain 2190
24. Slovenia 2105
25. Spain 2035
26. Mexico 2000
27. Turkey 1725
28. DPR Korea 1605
29. Australia 1535
30. Hong Kong 1445
31. New Zealand 1355
32. Iceland 1350
33. Chinese Taipei 1235
34. Romania 1205
35. South Africa 1060
36. Croatia 995
37. Belgium 995
38. Bulgaria 975
39. Ukraine 440
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  • Z0mbieBabyJesus
    1533 posts Member
    edited June 2019
    There's a reason that the nhl is considered the best league in the world...
    Just saying.

    That said, there's no reason why it wouldn't work in Europe. Just, I don't see North American fans in general, as fans of the softer and slower European style.
  • b24hhh
    19 posts Member
    There are these three reasons, why NHL is the best league in the world:
    1. Two biggest hockey countries (USA and Canada), but especially Canada having lots of player production
    2. The biggest hockey market on the planet both by attendance and media interest
    3. NHLPA getting the players lots of money

    Then if we look at the nature of the game, we see that because the players have less space to maneuvre, the plays in the game have to be quick and simple (Less skill moves than could be). Less space means also that defending becomes easier. This favors young players, who have less skill and more speed than older players.

    Just saying.

    That said, the global hockey market has been growing at a pace of 6 per cent in recent years, so at this pace it will double in 17 years. Europe is the second largest hockey market in the world, and interest is spreading all over the world.

    I don't see why North Americans wouldn't like to see more dangling and pretty goals, instead of just the usual deflections, rebound goals, snipes and one-timers, which by the way happen often in Europe too.
  • @b24hhh
    Great concept. I really hope EA could implement it. Also with more licences on jerseys and player likeness. Anyway, to me it would be a reason to buy NHL 20 on release date.
    At least EA should bring back the possibility to create an international tournament. I never understood why they took it out.
  • b24hhh
    19 posts Member
    Thanks @darkryd3r

    I know that NHL is not part of IIHF, but NHL players do play in IIHF tournaments, because they usually are the best players in their teams. Winning World Championship is as tough as winning the Stanley Cup, and not every NHL player has the opportunity to win it. It's a priviledge to win the Triple Gold: Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold and World Championship. I think every hockey player wants to win it. Two of those are international tournaments played with national teams. That's why we want EA to invest in the IIHF license and bring us the tournaments we need to supplement the NHL, which is not enough for fans outside North America.
  • b24hhh
    19 posts Member
    edited July 2019
    Update: added HUT to modes and IntHL to leagues
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