Mann: “We must prepare for many of the scenarios”

Posted: February 13th, 2019 | Author: Lee | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

At the conclusion in the Sens pre-Draft scouting conferences in mid-May, we caught up with Chief Beginner Scout Trent Mann to talk about developing a list, the challenges of picking le s/later and a lot more… His plans for this year’s pre-Draft scouting meetings:The goal for me was to create sure that we were being capable to debate and ensure that we had been all comfortable with exactly where the gamers are positioned whenever we left right here while using the being familiar with that there is a person procedure Filip Chlapik Jersey left with the Combine to a sist us make individuals decisions.On how remaining their lists are following their meetings in Might:Specified players could adjust a little bit. You also have to contemplate the Memorial Cup therefore if sure groups make it which have higher prospects then you might be there seeing and that’s a fairly huge showcase for all those little ones. If somebody at 17 yrs outdated can step up within the Memorial Cup, which usually sees groups load up on drafted or more mature players, then that bodes properly for them.Over the affect their lists have at the NHL Draft Merge:It helps us have a path while using the kid. Dependant on the data that we’ve acquired from all of our scouting personnel there are particular regions we concentrate on with each and every child. From time to time it’s a actual physical thing, sometimes it is really a personality detail…so based on all those places wherever we could have a little bit of problem then we try to hit on that due to the fact you merely have 15 minutes with every single child which just isn’t lots of time. You ought to zero in on people areas where you have some problems to help place your mind comfortable.On how his job at these conferences has transformed since getting named Chief Amateur Scout:I almost certainly see additional gamers than everyone else since I am going dependent on the place all the other scouts are figuring out I would like being. I study each report that our scouts submit so I know how they sense about certain players and it truly is my career to produce confident that all individuals thoughts and emotions get put out over the table in this article. We go over and discu sion and that i variety of facilitate us by way of that system.Within the strengths during this year’s draft cla s:You listen to that normally talking this calendar year is really a “different draft” and “not that deep” and i would are inclined to concur with that but there is nonethele s some actually superior players. Some several years you will find much more defencemen from the top tier than other many years and this yr I do not think you’ll find as numerous defencemen as there have been in a few in the other many years about the higher conclude of it but on the exact same time we’re now buying from the bottom 4 so clearly there’ll become a whole lot a lot le s for us to choose from but we will nonethele s get ourselves a great player.On how the results with the workforce affects the get the job done of the scouting team:It really is a problem and men are competitive so we are searching at it as an prospect to even now have the capacity to get some gamers although we’re selecting a Jean-Gabriel Pageau Jersey tad later on. If we have finished our work very well then we should be capable of continue to obtain ourselves a participant in there. It tends to make it a little bit more difficult but it can be not unachievable since in case you look at second round picks historically they might be very good picks that’s why they may be so coveted in trades.On preparing to select 28th over-all but making a list being completely ready for something:We’ve got to arrange for all of the situations. We prepare like we’ll pick 1st, next, third since you in no way know what goes to come back Pierre’s way and what he’s able to do. With Pierre being in charge of scouting for as several several years as he was here, I believe he is prepped us for that so that is what we do. In the exact same time, realistically we’re going to pick wherever we select and we check out to determine on our lists the group of players that we’ll be choosing from and ensure that we’re actually obvious on these men on who we want first and why we want him extra as opposed to other man.His views going into his initially Draft as Main Newbie Scout:Individually, I might love to do an excellent task and our personnel wishes to accomplish a superb career. 4 picks helps make it more challenging to get precise, in the event you have seven picks then there’s rather le s force I do think but that is why we try this. I’m psyched to the chance.On how obtaining much le s picks can curb your approach likely into a Draft:Once you have several picks it is simpler to have a flyer on a person you just have a very sensation about but you can find continue to some things that you are anxious about. For instance, Carolina has a range of picks in the next round and they can take an opportunity on somebody in that round in which now we have a first and second after which we don’t pick once more until finally the fourth round so we don’t have that luxury. We’ll just be certain that we are not completely wrong (laughs).

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CAPITALS REPORT: Grubauer in internet all over again, Beagle barking to acquire back again in

Posted: January 30th, 2019 | Author: Lee | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

ARLINGTON, Va. — There won’t be any variations in goal for that Washington Capitals in Video game 2 of your Eastern Conference 1st Round.Philipp Grubauer, who produced 23 saves in Video game one, will remain among the pipes and Braden Holtby will back him up.”I imagined he was good,” Capitals coach Barry Trotz reported of Grubauer. “There was nothing in that activity that you would say, why failed to you create a alter? Philipp’s been definitely good, and that i thought in that sport we had the game and we retained letting them from the ground.”Trotz made a decision to get Zac Dalpe Jersey started on Grubauer from the playoffs about Holtby, the Capitals’ No.1 goalie. Holtby didn’t have his most effective season, when Grubauer, as a result of 35 regular-season video games, posted a .923 preserve proportion and a pair of.35 objectives against typical. He failed to get his initially activity of your year until finally Nov. 24, but Grubauer has since been amongst the NHL’s leading goalies.Jay Beagle, a veteran fourth-line centre, is po sible to return on the lineup following lacking the final three game titles from the standard season and Video game one having an upper-body personal injury. He’ll provide the Capitals a boost about the penalty eliminate (playing one of the most shorthanded minutes of any Capitals forward) and faceoffs, especially defensive-zone attracts, which he considers his specialty.”I’m surely Alexander Wennberg Jersey hopeful of playing,” Beagle said. “Like I reported in advance of, I’m getting ready like I am heading to play. I am going to go away it as much as the coaching personnel as well as the doctors and also the health care team to generate the final call.” Beagle concluded the time with a 58.5 faceoff share, which was fourth-best inside the NHL. In Activity one, without the need of Beagle, the Capitals lost ten of eleven defensive zone attracts. He’s Washington’s only right-handed middle.”He really adds a dimension with that right-handed shot inside the circle,” Blue Jackets middle Mark Letestu mentioned. “He will take a lot of vital draws for them defensively, so they are certainly acquiring again a player that’s rather precious to them. That currently being stated, our guys remain heading should do a work there. Just because they get him back again will not mean we get started conceding attracts, but it’s [something] the place he is bought the Ryan Murray Jersey popularity of staying fairly potent and it would make their group superior.”Top-four defenseman Michal Kempny, who left in the 1st duration of Activity 1 soon after he was boarded by Josh Anderson, will enjoy in Match two. He was sporting a pair stitches previously mentioned his right eye and some cuts on his deal with, but desired to return and play the remainder of Video game one.Workforce health profe sionals would not enable it.”Hockey is hard sport, and hits like that transpire,” Kempny explained. “I just hit my facial area into the gla s and that is it. You understand, it truly is what it’s.”T.J. Oshie took a maintenance day and did not skate in Washington’s Saturday follow, but Trotz reported he will be acce sible for Match 2.

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three Blues named to NHLPA Rookie Showcase

Posted: January 23rd, 2019 | Author: Lee | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

ST. LOUIS – 3 St. Louis Blues prospective buyers will take part within the NHLPA’s Rookie Showcase in Toronto on Aug. 28.Forwards Tage Thompson and Klim Kostin, in addition to defenseman Jake Walman, were named into the roster on Tuesday early morning. The showcase will characteristic twenty five NHL prospects and rookies, plus the Blues’ a few a sociates is a lot more than every other NHL club. The showcase presents Higher Deck – the formal trading card lover of the NHLPA and the NHL – an opportunity to capture photographs and films of many of your game’s best young prospective clients and rookies within their formal NHL staff uniforms.Thompson, 19, was the Blues’ first-round decide (No. 26 general) at the 2016 NHL Draft Jake Allen Jersey . Thompson expended two seasons at UConn, totaling 33 ambitions and 31 a sists (64 factors). He turned profe sional soon after his sophomore year and joined the Chicago Wolves inside the AHL, where he scored three objectives and two a sists.Kostin, eighteen, was chosen through the Blues within the very first spherical (No. 31 in general) for the 2017 NHL Draft in Chicago final June. The Blues traded forward Ryan Reaves on the Pittsburgh Penguins to acquire the decide on, which was accustomed to choose Kostin – the Doug Gilmour Jersey top-ranked European player within the draft.Walman, 21, was selected from the Blues in the 3rd round (No. 82 in general) while in the 2014 NHL Draft. The 6-foot, 193-pound defenseman performed in 3 seasons with Providence University, wherever he was named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star and acquired next team All-American honors in his junior year. Walman gained the NCAA Frozen Four with Providence inside the 2015 time. He joined the Wolves right after his junior period, registering two aims, 1 help as well as a plus-3 score in 7 regular-season appearances.Other players collaborating within the showcase are Jake Bean (Hurricanes), Anders Bjork (Bruins), Brock Boeser (Canucks), Jeremy Bracco (Maple Leafs), Alex DeBrincat (Blackhawks), Julien Gauthier (Hurricanes), Cody Gla s (Golden Knights), Denis Gurianov (Stars), Brett Howden (Lightning), Max Jones (Ducks), Tyson Jost (Avalanche), Noah Juulsen (Canadiens), Clayton Keller (Coyotes), Luke Kunin (Wild), Charlie McAvoy (Bruins), Michael McLeod (Devils), Philippe Myers (Flyers), Tyler Parsons (Flames), Jack Roslovic (Jets), Sam Steel (Ducks) Robby Fabbri Jersey , Owen Tippett (Panthers) and Colin White (Senators).

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Important dates heading into NHL Enlargement Draft

Posted: January 10th, 2019 | Author: Lee | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ny – The Nationwide Hockey League produced an up-to-date e sential dates calendar for that NHL Growth Draft introduced by T-Mobile, which is able to be held Wednesday, June 21, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (eight p.m. ET):Monday, June 12- Deadline for Golf equipment to request that a Participant “waive” his “No Move” clause for needs of Growth Draft (five p.m. ET) (except for Nashville and Pittsburgh, whose Deadline will be the later of: (i) five p.m. ET on June twelve; or (ii) 5 p.m. ET over the day following the final day in the Stanley Cup Ultimate). Wednesday, June 14- Final achievable working day of 2017 Stanley Cup Last.Thursday, June 15 – 1st Buy-Out Time period commences.Deadline for Clubs to ask Gamers with “No Move” clauses whether or not they wish to be positioned on Waivers for purposes of Buy-Outs just before Enlargement Draft (11:fifty nine am ET).Friday, June 16- Past working day to put Player on Waivers ahead of Growth Draft Trade/Waiver Freeze (12 p.m. ET).Deadline for Players to concur to “waive” their “No Move” clauses for needs of Growth Draft (five p.m. ET).Saturday, June 17- Commencement from the Expansion Draft Trade/Waiver Freeze for all NHL Golf equipment with exception from the Expansion Club (3 p.m. ET).Commencement of Enlargement Draft Signing Moratorium on NHL SPCs for all NHL Golf equipment with exception with the Growth Club (3 p.m. ET).Deadline for each Club to at the same time post its Defense Listing to Central Registry plus the NHLPA (5 p.m. ET).Sunday, June 18- Deadline for Central Registry to approve and at the same time distribute the Safety Lists to all NHL Clubs (including the Enlargement Club) Erik Karlsson Jersey and the NHLPA (ten a.m. ET).Opening with the UFA/RFA Interview Period (only relates to Players that are acce sible for choice while in the Expansion Draft) for that Enlargement Club only (ten a.m. ET).Wednesday, June 21- Deadline for that Enlargement Club to at the same time submit its Enlargement Draft Options to Central Registry and the NHLPA (10 a.m. ET).Deadline for that Growth Club to post SPCs for virtually any pending UFA/RFAs who will be selected by the Enlargement Club Justin Braun Jersey and signed to the new contract (ten a.m. ET). The Expansion Club is permitted to sign a present or pending Free Agent with a Present-day Club’s checklist of obtainable Gamers during the period amongst ten:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, June eighteen, and 9:fifty nine a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 21, as well as in so carrying out will probably be deemed to obtain built its Growth Draft selection from these kinds of Present Club. If the Growth Club indications a Restricted Free of charge Agent with the Out there List of the Existing Club in the course of claimed period, the current Club won’t be entitled to any compensation in the Expansion Club.Official distribution and announcement of the Enlargement Club’s Options along side the 2017 NHL Awards offered by T-Mobile (8 p.m. ET).Thursday June, 22 – Growth Draft Signing Moratorium and Trade/Waiver Freeze are lifted (eight a.m. ET).

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Don’t look now…

Posted: June 20th, 2011 | Author: Josh | Filed under: Blog

…but marketplace links are back.  Who knows what happy twists of fate have brought us this welcome change?  Not I (though a big shout out to Jared @ DLCQuickPlay for letting me know).

Since I don’t have a solid grasp of Harmonix’s agenda when it comes to being able to purchase songs online, I have no idea if they will work to prevent these links from working, or if they will try to shut down future links from showing up on the internet.

Only time will tell.  Enjoy your rock, internets.


The state of RBN (and why you don’t see marketplace links)

Posted: April 8th, 2011 | Author: Josh | Filed under: Blog

So the big news, as many of you have probably noticed, is that there are no more marketplace links to download the full/trial versions of RBN songs.

This bothered a good number of people, and Harmonix employees have responded/explained in forum posts in the forum and Creators forum.

It seems that allowing people to download RBN songs through the XBox Live marketplace web site was never intended, and their agreement with Microsoft was that those marketplace pages would not exist.

According to Harmonix, only a very small percent of purchases were made through the online store.  Many users responded by saying “but I downloaded lots of trial versions online to try, and then made my purchases in-game after playing the demo!”  HMXMister_Game responded by saying that there aren’t actually that many demo downloads.

Based on the responses from Harmonix employees over the last week or so, it seems that they are unlikely to add this functionality back very soon.  I doubt any amount of complaining will change their minds – a noticeable drop in sales would probably be the only thing that would make them reconsider.

I hope that sales don’t suffer – I love RBN, and the charters and artists that make it rock.  However, given how annoying it can be to browse the in-game marketplace, I can only imagine that at least some sales will be lost.

The list of songs will continue updating, though songs will not show up until after they appear in the song list.  I will start pushing song announcements out via the Twitter account again shortly (sans the prices and demo links).

I hope to keep this site the best place to find out which RBN songs are worth buying.  I just fixed a bug that was keeping authors from adding YouTube links for their songs, so hopefully this will still be a handy place to find those video links.

I will leave you with this quote from HMXLachesis’ post on the subject of finding out about new songs, from the Creators forum thread:

There are many official places to learn about what songs have been released, including:

1) the store updates thread (
2) the songs page (, Rock Band Network tab)
3) the Friday New to RBN posts in the Blog (
4) the Newest Releases section in the in-game Music Store


Why isn’t Anamanaguchi – Airbrushed showing up?

Posted: March 25th, 2011 | Author: Josh | Filed under: Blog

You may have noticed that even though Airbrushed is showing up in the in-game Rock Band Network store, it has not appeared in this list!  How is this possible?  Has my massive incompetence finally bit me in the ass?

Well, I don’t think so.  At least not yet.  Here’s the deal: even though this nifty-sounding song is available in the game, nobody can find it on the internet.  It’s not in the official Rock Band list.  It hasn’t turned up on the XBox Marketplace site yet, that anyone can see.

This is annoying, and disturbing!  I’m ready to adjust to any new wackiness, but I can’t link to anything I can’t find.  If any of you can find a marketplace link, let me know.

If, at some point in the future, you notice new songs showing up on or the Merketplace web site, let me know, so I can change stuff if I need to.

Thanks!  Keep on rocking!


Songs that have had their prices change

Posted: February 26th, 2011 | Author: Josh | Filed under: Blog

A couple people recently informed me that several songs have had their prices change recently, and this list has not been updating them!  That should be fixed now – I am now updating the prices from the XBox Marketplace nightly.

For those who might be curious, here are the songs that have had their prices change since they went live, listed with the track’s author:

Price changed from 80 to 160

  • Terrorhorse – Packet Flier (RhythmAuthors)
  • Heaven Ablaze – Parhelia (RhythmAuthors)
  • Lead The Dead – Rip’er (RhythmAuthors)
  • Quartered – Africa (RhythmAuthors)
  • Warpath – Life Unworthy of Life (RhythmAuthors)
  • The Word Alive – Battle Royale (RhythmAuthors)
  • Let’s Get It – Do Not Disturb (Tell Me How Bad) (RockGamer)
  • Excruciating Thoughts – In Memory (RhythmAuthors)
  • The Myriad Burial – Death Quota for Purification (RhythmAuthors)

Price changed from 160 to 80

  • Cetan Clawson and the Soul Side – White Heat (RockGamer)
  • Glass Hammer – Sleep On (Mickstafa)
  • Zack Wilson – Another California Song (TheFuture15)
  • Glass Hammer – Hyperbole (Mickstafa)
  • Zack Wilson – Ox (TheFuture15)
  • Surprise Me Mr. Davis – Sissyfuss (TheAuthority)
  • a t o m – You Take It All (Atomtroy)
  • a t o m – You’re Not Alone – Rock Mix (Atomtroy)
  • a t o m – Satellite (Live) (Atomtroy)
  • the Apples in Stereo – Dance Floor (GamerBeatsInc)
  • the Apples in Stereo – Dream About the Future (GamerBeatsInc)
  • the Apples in Stereo – Told You Once (GamerBeatsInc)
  • the Apples in Stereo – Hey Elevator (GamerBeatsInc)
  • the Apples in Stereo – No One In the World (GamerBeatsInc)
  • Buffalo Mad – Muéstrame un Poco (AGLSolutions)
  • Blackberry River Band – I’ve Got a Feeling (BBRiverBand)

Price changed from 240 to 160

  • Mayday Parade – When I Get Home You’re So Dead (NoisyPuppet)
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Why did I even make this site?

Posted: February 20th, 2011 | Author: Josh | Filed under: Blog

So I’ve always loved Rock Band, right? As soon as RBN was announced, I knew that I needed to play one of my band’s songs in the game.

So I shoved my band’s song through the authoring process, with some help from talented people on the internet.  In March 2010, the song went through testing and approval, and was in the queue to be released.  I got an email saying my song would go live soon, and dude, I was STOKED.

I couldn’t even wait until the song hit the official Rock Band in-game store.  I had heard that people were able to find XBox Marketplace links to songs before they were released, so I asked in #rockband to see if anyone knew how that worked.

Apparently, all Rock Band Network songs show up in the XBL marketplace using sequential hexadecimal numbers as part of their URL – in other words, you could predict what the marketplace URL of the next song would be.

So, that morning, before I went in to work, I threw together a quick script that would check every few minutes to see if there was a new song in the marketplace.  Then I created a super-simple page that listed all the songs I’d found so far.

I kept refreshing that page all day while I was at work, and it totally worked!  When my song was live in the marketplace, I knew within a few minutes.  Of course, I spammed everyone I knew with links right away.

I left the scripts running, and let the page stay online.  I sent the URL to some other people in the RB community, and added a few small features to make it more useful.

In March, the page got 6000 visits.  In April it got 15,000.  In May it got 36,000.

Building a brand around the name “error420″ was totally accidental.  I threw the site on that domain because I had it handy.  If I had been planning on turning it into a Rock Band Network hub, I would probably have expended a modicum of thought on that subject.

I haven’t done a lot of updates to the site before now – just small tweaks.  I have more ideas – most of them based around making it easier to discover new bands with songs in the Rock Band Network.

I would really appreciate any input you can offer – what do you think of the new site? What would make it more useful to you? What sucks?