100% GUIDE TO EVERYTHING SCOUTING IN NHL 21 FRANCHISE MODE

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20[Applause]how's it going boys and girls data herewith my first tutorial here on nhl 21franchise modethe patches are here the patches for thepatches are coming soon but for the mostpart franchise mode is playableand today i will be showing you how tomaximize your scouting inWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40nhl 21. so i'm going to be showing youtoday may be implemented at any pointin any franchise mode that you are doingwhether it be five seasons inten seasons in whatever but for thisvideo the purposes of this video i'mgonna be showing you how to doyour scouting as if you just startedyour franchise modeand from what you do in season one itWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00will build in seasons two threefour and so on as your scouts continueto get betterso i just gave myself a random team herethe montreal canadiens i'm a canadiansfanwhy not that's what the system put so ijust clicked okayso when you enter your franchise modebefore even looking at your scoutsthe absolute first thing that you gottaWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20do is go to your settings and go tothe rules you start scrolling down andyou're gonna reach somethingthat says auto staff management and autoscouting you want to make sure that autostaff management isoff because you will be hiring andfiring your ownscouts if it is on you will not be givenWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40the possibility to do so and you'llstart to break your headfor auto scouting the game gives you thepossibility to eitherauto scout both amateur and proamateur being juniors that are undraftedand pro being players that are alreadyon nhlteams or one or the other such as onlypro or only amateur or noneWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00personally i always set it to auto proscoutingbecause that leaves the door open to mygoing out and scouting any proplayers that i may have my eyes on butif i don't the pro scouts will go outand do their own thingmeanwhile i want to have total 100control on my amateur scouting so eitherWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20you say none or pro scouting onlyonce that is taken care of now you'regonna go over to the assignscout screen now the game will give youmanyscouts well here i have 17 on top in thebottom left corner17 scouts to start off a mix ofpro and amateur scout now before i goWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40any furtheri must add that as you will see in thebottom right corner i have a scoutsalary currently at 1.7 ish million ofthe 2.6 ishcap i have owner mode offi'm not a fan of owner mode i don'treally seethe benefit to it that much unless youreally want to get into the parking lotsand the bathrooms which an ownerWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00wouldn't really be doingbut if you have owner mode on this isthe only time that the salary mattersif owner mode is off you can totallydisregard that number you can go to hirescouts for exampleand you can offer any scout any amountof money budget remaining 932Watch at: 03:00 / 03:20000 that is irrelevant because you cangoover that's why you should always offermax contracts to scoutsbut we'll get into that shortly so herei am with the scouts that have alreadybeen assigned to mewhen it comes down to the split ofamateur scoutsand pro scouts i will always fire at theWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40very leastall of my ahl scouts if fog of war isoffi don't like fog of war like owner modei'm not a big fan of it i think thatit's a good ideain principle but needs to be tweaked andthereforewhile in nhl 20 i'm still not a fan ofitso i'm gonna go ahead and fire all of myahlWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00scouts that leaves me now with 13. now ihave my pro scoutsi like to keep two pro scouts there arefour divisionsand i can rotate them through thosedivisions throughout the seasontherefore i will fire the lowest ratedones this one being ad minus and these all being d so i justWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20have to judge if i goif i click r3 and look here this scouthasa plus only in one region i couldprobably get somebody better than thatand for this one also a in this regionwhy not just fire this person whateverso now i'm down to ten scouts nineamateurone pro i like to go 18 amateurand two pro therefore i must now hireWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40nine amateur scouts and one pro scout toget to the20 scout maximum now you may be askingwhatis the breakdown of those scouts now letme quickly show you the draft classthe draft class will show you if you goto the differentsorting here by pressing on l2 or r2Watch at: 04:40 / 05:00sorting by different leaguesthe whl for example has many scouts justquickly take a little bit of a scrollherei'm at around the 200s after scrollingfor a little bit if i go over to thenla though for example i already startoff in the hundred and fifties and aftera quick scroll i'm already in the 900sso you obviously will have many moreWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20prospects inthe uh real world populated areaswhl qmjhl most of the big prospects comefrom therethe usa will also have many uh prospectsas well as the shland liga for dell nla extra ligaWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40ice ausfenskin and rest of the worldyou need one or less scouts russia aswell you needmore scouts so my breakdown of my 18scouts is as followstwo in the whl two in the ohltwo in the qmjhl one in usa westone in usa central one in usa eastWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00one in dell one in nla two inshl two in liga twoin russia that brings me to 17 amateurscoutsfor the remaining amateur scout i wouldlike him to have good ratingsin the european or nordic countries sothat if there everWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20are a lot of prospects in the ice orin the extra liga or in the else fenskinusually i put them in extra liga butthose prospects are quickly scoutedas you'll see there are some highprospects here but after a whilethey're pretty much all taken care ofyou can almosttotally disregard the ice and the aspenWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40skin when you get deeper into afranchise modeas you'll see right here i have a fewprospects within the top 200but as you get deeper i find that thereare less and less butthere's always the potential for arandom franchise player to come out ofcroatiaso you always have to do your duediligence and check out the draft boardWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00herenow concerning the prospects who are putin the game in the very first year andeven in the second and third yearnot so much in the third year butdefinitely the first two you will findreal prospects for example here aturatino matter what i do for my scouting ialready know that he is a highelite player whether i scout him or notWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20he is a real player playing in ligaand that is his potential same thing fortrevor wong in the whl on the kelownarockets he is a real personusually if they have if they don't havea picture they're not realand they do have a picture they are realthat's usually what you can goby for the first couple seasons but asyou will seevertanin blomstrand redenbach these guysWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40are allcreated in the first couple seasons youwill not see created playersi think almost at all from the whlohl or qmjhl see all these players havepicturesnow the thing is about these guys whohave pictures you're not going to getthis random guy let's sayWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00martin lang at ranked 110 he has a realpotential associated to himthat the ea developers have given theyhaven't seen anything special from himthey don't watch the moose jaw warriorsevery weekendso he's not going to have medium eliterandom gold you know gem potentialso you know that it's not really worthit to scout real people in the firstWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20couple seasons outside of the top 100 orwhateverthere are a few gems here and there butno one with high elite or franchise orevenhigh top sticks potential very oftenhowever in the leagues where theword ea does not have the rights such asusa westusa central usa east these are allWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40generated players and therefore may havevery good potentials that must beuncoveredlike i said i already know that acurateis high elitebut i have no clue what tomi vertanen ortorsten blumstrand isso i must scout them the same thing goesfor most of europe when it comes toWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00russia especially those are all createdliga there's a mixshl mostly created a little bit of a mixand so forth pretty much if it's canadain the first couple yearsthere's not as much value to scoutingthem but in the future the whl chl andqmjhl must be scouted much morethoroughly if you're looking to uncoverWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20gems and so forth but that's just alittle disclaimer about where you wantto centralize your efforts perhapsbut let's get into the actual scoutingnow like we saidwe want to have 18 amateur scouts inthat division of leagues as we saidbut once i fire my ahl scouts and someof my nhl pro scouts i have all thoseWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40openingsso i gotta go to higher scouts as you'llsee in the bottom legend it tells youwhat countries already have scouts inthemso as i can see by the ohl qmjhl and whli only have one of those scouts perregionso i'm gonna go ahead right away andhire one each for therei go to the ohl i sort by overallunfortunately they're all c-rated asWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00you'll seenext season when we go to the end ofthis video when it comes to theoff-season there are better scouts tohirebut when you first open up the game inyour franchise mode you won't be gettingguys who are aoverall so what you want to make sureabout before you offer a contract isthat thisscout is good in the respective regionWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20his region may be ohlbut when i look deeper if you look nextto ohlhis rating is only a while let's say igo to this nextperson roger yoshida once again a okaymatt koreaa plus that is what i want if they'reall rated coverall i want the one who's a plus ifWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40thisscout was a overall and only rated athen i'd much rather take him thansomeone whose overall isc and has an a plus in that region ihope that makes senseso if they're all rated c i want to takesomeone who's guaranteed a plus in theregionhaving a higher overall and higherregion score means that they can scoutmore prospects in a shorter amount ofWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00time andhave higher success in uncovering theirpotentialso always look for those two things ohlgoodwhl i do the exact same thing a plusperfect offer the max contract becausemoney is noobject and then i'll do the same thingover in the qmjhlWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20is this joe jacques theater i thoughtwas jose theodore for a seconduh bbc look at jacques theodore b in theqmjhl don't let that fool you here we goa plusjean lassette max contract there we goso now you got to keep that in mind atthe bottom right you'll see contractsoffered three that helps you to keepnoteWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40now i see where else do i need to fillhow about russia i only have one scoutthere so i'll go hire a scout in russiathis might be a bit of a tedious processyou could jump ahead if you don't wanttowatch all the signings of the scouts buti want to really make thisin depth and show you every single stepof the way russia i have two scoutsnow i go over to the nordic countries iWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00have two scouts there but i need twomorenow i need to go refresh myself on mytwo nordic scoutsi have one who is an a in the shl andone who is an ain liga are they a plus anywhere elsenopeand is this one a in league a plus inliga nostill a so a i have two a rated scoutsWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20maybe i want to fire them if i can getsome a plus rated scoutsyou can always fire even if they're goodyou can fire them to get a little bitbetterso this person's a plus in liga thisperson's a plus an shlthis person's a plus in both and thisperson's a plus an shlso i will go ahead and hire all four ofthese scoutsand fire my two other current nordicWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40scouts so i'll do that quickly right nowthat is all taken care of now while i'mherei notice that this scout as well is onlyb minus in usaeast but if i go look over here he's nota plus anywhere else eitherso i'm gonna go ahead and fire thisscout because i can get someone bettersame thing for the nla here d overallWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00and a minus in the nla i'm going to goahead and fire this person because idon't really need thatso i'm going to fire again now i'm onlydown to six scouts so you see how muchof anoverhaul is necessary when you come intothe mode i go over to europei want to sort by overall and i look atwho's good in nlaand dell okay this person a plus an nlaWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20andthis one a plus in the dell perfect iwill hire both of themusually when it comes to scouts who areall rated the same you can look by thesalary that they wantthis one who's only asking for 118k isprobably not as good as this one askingfor 128keven though they're both rated c so justmake note of thatWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40now i'm going to go over to the usa whois good in the usa east because i justfired usa east perfect this one isa plus and usa east pascarabelliwelcome to the team looking back myother usascouts i have one in usa westcoming back to look my scouts again herethere is either evenWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00further refinement that can do look atthis scout a plus in whlbut d overall i'd rather go out and hiresomeone who's a plusand c overall every little tweakmatters when it comes to trying to findthe best scoutbecause that could be the difference towhether or not a player is uncoveredcome time for the draft so i've sent outWatch at: 14:00 / 14:2012 offers now and to be honest it startsto get a little bit fuzzy on who whatpositions go whereso after i send out a bunch of offers ilike to simulate a couple of daysand then see who accepts the offers andthen go backand refine and offer the last fewcontracts as all these guys are going toWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40sign on nowand then i'll go back to the scoutscreen all right so now two days later icome back to the screen and look at hownice this is starting to shape up theoveralls are still pretty lowbut their regions are much much betterthan beforenow i gotta go back and refine i seeokay who's this guy this guy has ana rating in usa west i said ah he wasfor usaeast so you press triangle you click onWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00the regent you want to send him tousa and you'll send him over to the eastokay that is another a plus taken careof any other stragglers ahwho's this a minus nadel uh you were mynla scout i will now go ahead and sendyou to thenla where you have an a plus ratingWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20great anyone else extra liga a minusthis person was actuallyfor the dell a plus in the dell so iwill send you to thereand then i think that's the last one andwe can send out our final offersand there you go there's an a in the ohlhereuh he's yeah this person must have beena qmjhlWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40scout if that is the case and this scouthere is only a rated but has a b overallso i'm gonna go ahead and keep himnow since i have these two in the qmjhlthat means i don't need this guy in theqmjhlso that means i can go ahead and firehim because he was actuallysurplus so i'm just going to press onWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00squarefire him and that saves me another spotit is important to note though that ifthere is a season that comes where thereare a ton of prospects in usin a region that has a lot of prospectsusually such as the qmjhlyou're definitely going to want to sendthree scouts there and remove the extraone from europeso as you can see on the legend downWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19there we're missing an ohl scout so i goback ohllooking for an a plus there he is mccabejonah mccabe is going to come on boardfor the ohland then i see i already have my twoeverywhere else i need another one inthe usaso i go back over here i have usa east aplus oh actually i have twoWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40usa east a pluses ah so that's a mistakethat i made so i'll go ahead and firethe one who's c minus and i needtwo a plus scouts for the central andthe west so here we area plus for the east a plus for centralhere we gosantiago mcclaney interesting nameand then i just need someone who's aWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00plusin the west here we go oh hold on thisperson is a plus and all threelove it that will be very helpful ifthere ever is a crunchin any uh regions so i'm missing fivescouts i just sent out three contracts ijust needone more uh european scoutWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20preferably someone who's good in allseven skin and an extra liga to jumpbetween thetwo so i'd look for someone who has aratings in both or even a plus in bothuh this person vladimir ovechkin has aplus and al svenskinyou got to go through a plus and a minusa plus and a minusbut a d rating is not optimal so i'llWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40probably goback with somebody else here this personhad a in both sothat is fair enough i think i might havefired this personbut welcome back to the team those areall the amateur scouts now i just needone more pro scoutto get my two pro scouts someone who'sjust good in mostthere we go a pluses across the boardWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00welcoming the teamso five offers are sent out let's goahead and simulate another couple daysand then we'll get to the actualscouting of the prospects i know it's abit of a long process to get therebut it's very important to refine thosescouts so that the scouting is actuallymeaningfulall right so everyone's signed on nowthis last scout not for the nla want tomake sure that he goes toWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20extra liga i believe that's where mostof the prospects or the good prospectswereso we go to europe and we sent to extraleagueand mcelini as well he was usacentral confirm that assignmentand that should be everybody yeah lookat all these aWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40plus is up and down the board you loveto see thatbeautiful now comes time to send outyour scoutsso i'm gonna go ahead and start with theqmjhl for examplethe computer already started scouting soi'm just gonna go ahead anddelete all of these so that we got itback to justourselves taking the reins you'll seeWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00that when you do auto scouting it'spretty random where it's scouting likethis guy who is ranked 220 and 245 butno one in betweenit's it's pretty random with the autoscouting that's why i really encourageyounot just to do this not just for theuncovering ofprospect potentials but uncovering ahighervolume of prospects i'm going to showyou at the end of the videoWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20how it looks how this draft class wouldhave lookedif we did not do any scoutingso here is what you've all been waitingfor it's really nothing too specialwhen your season begins preferably atthe very beginning of the preseasonwe're about two or three games into thepreseason not a big deal but preferablyWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40as soon as possible you want to startstart scoutingthe prospects who are generated slashalready thereso let's say i'm in the qhl qmjhl likeyou said click on a prospectscroll over to potential and comparisonwhen it comes to playingplaying style is important i will scoutplaying style if i already know theirpotentialWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00that's the only other thing that i careabout strengths and weaknessesskill assessment character assessmentthose kind of justcome along the way when you scout theirpotential in comparisonyou'll see what i mean later like you'llscout themand even though you're not focusing oncharacter assessment it still gives youtheir character assessment so i justnever scout thoseat all i just purely go for potential inWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20comparisonand if i know them 100 then i'll go forplaying stylebut potential in comparison all the waydown herenow the key is to look at the estimateddate in the bottom right cornerbecause each prospect that you scout istaking up timeyou in the first batch you want to begoingto about the first week of february soWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40february6th is going to be where i am broughtand i'm able to scout 21 playerssometimes you can scout around only 18players sometimes up to 22players it depends on the ratingoverall proficiency of the scout so i'llmake notehere i just scouted all the way up toWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00120th inthe qmjhl i press the options button onps4 to confirm the assignmentand then i go to the qmjhl my secondscout in the qmjhli scroll all the way down to where ileft off i say oh was it 120 was 119 iforgetgo ahead and press r3 look in the topWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20left corner ah currently being scoutedcurrently being scouted ah okay it was128.now is where i begin potentialcomparison potential comparisonall the way down now i said in my lasttutorial videoback in nhl 20 that isometimes went like this i scrolled downWatch at: 21:20 / 21:40and then i worked from bottom to topinstead of top to bottombecause for some reason that seemed towork better for me i have not seenmuch evidence for that being better itseems as if it's pretty anecdotal thatsometimes it works better inuncovering prospects when you go bottomto top then top to bottomi wouldn't advocate for eithernecessarily whatever works best for youWatch at: 21:40 / 22:00or whatever youseem to enjoy is okay as long as youcount out the right numbers but anywayslook at the assigned players here thisperson this scout isc rated as opposed to the other scoutthat was b-ratedi'm only able to scout 14 players sothat's why it's important to get scoutswho have higheroveralls because they'll be able toWatch at: 22:00 / 22:20scout more prospects in less timeso i've scouted up to 194that means that from 199 downwardthey're not being scoutedat all so when i come back in februarymaybe it it's the case is that one twothree four five six all six of theseguys have like ahl potential and i don'tWatch at: 22:20 / 22:40want to scout them anymorethat opens the door to me scouting onetwo three four five sixthese next six right here so it's verydelicate you want to cut bait on peoplewhen it's timeand also just be aware of how manyprospects are in that regionanother region like extra liga forexample scouting until the month offebruary brings you all the way to theWatch at: 22:40 / 23:00400s or something and you don't evenneed to know about those guys becausethey won't even get draftedsee going up to 394 gets meto february 1st and 13 players onlyso i'm gonna go ahead and do this forall the regions i don't think i need toshow you that i think you get iti always go from one to the other ohl toWatch at: 23:00 / 23:20ohl then whlwhl extra liga usa russia russia shl shlthey're right next to each otherand so on and so forth so i'm gonna goahead andsend out every single scout to do thisto scout the prospectsin the respective regions and we'll getback tothis in a moment also take note look atWatch at: 23:20 / 23:40the scout salary in the bottom rightcornerwe're over salary by about 200k but itdoesn't matter because owner mode's offall right so that is all taken care ofall of my scouts arelooking at potential in comparison andall gonna be coming back in the firstweek of februaryfor the pro scouts i pretty much justleave them on autopilot any any anythey can just do whatever they want ifthere was a player that i wanted to seeWatch at: 23:40 / 24:00their line fit i would assignthat to scout specifically one's an nhlmetroi'll send one to whatever other divisionthat i wantso pretty much this is the easiest partofthe scouting because now you're just onautopilot all the way until februarythere's no thinking that's reallyrequired you just send out the scoutsWatch at: 24:00 / 24:20and they do their jobs and thencomes the decisions foryou as a general manager so i'm going togo ahead and simulate all the way untilfebruary 6th because that is when thelatest scouting report comes back andthen at that point where we will thenrefine our scouts for the nextbatch of scouting all right so here weareWatch at: 24:20 / 24:40at february 6th canadians will have agreat record at 2422 and 8 but our scouts have completedtheir assignments so now i'm gonna goand look at the draft class just get anidea of how things are going so farseems like for the top players it'slooking great all medium elite all theseguys are uncovered i don't need to scoutthem any furtherWatch at: 24:40 / 25:00if anything i would go to the liga andjust make sure on their player typetwo-way forward two-way d herebut aside from that i'm pretty much donescouting themnow what i want to know is i want tosort by potential in here and see do isee any early signs of a gemsomeone who may be a great late roundpick here's an idea of someoneWatch at: 25:00 / 25:20three bars medium elite ranked 40ththat's an interesting one that i want tokeep a note ofah two bars medium elitenotified as a gem gem usually means thatthegame knows that they're going to be goodbust the opposite so you want toaddress that accordingly 2 bars mediumWatch at: 25:20 / 25:40lead for this goalie rank 391that's very interesting i want to evenfurther than just making note of himyou can pin him by pl by pressing squareso bang bang bang you can pin all ofthose so it doesn't seem like there'smuch more than thatagain it's it's hard to really get toomuch information after the first batchWatch at: 25:40 / 26:00but it does help to divide who is worthbeing scouted moreand who is not so once again startingbackin the qmjhl you go back to scoutingspecific players and now you're gonnastart off by clickingour three player info r1 a couple timesbrings you to the potentialhigh top six perfect don't need to knowWatch at: 26:00 / 26:20any morehigh elite one bar that is worth my timei want to scout him some moreone bar medium elite two bars mediumbottomsix see here's the thing if the playerwas ranked two bars medium bottom sixand his central scouting ranking was inthe hundreds i would say not worth mytimeWatch at: 26:20 / 26:40but no player in the first round hasbottom six potentialtherefore i know that there's more tohim i want to scout him morekidney eight same thing for him ahl topsix at 200 not worth my timeat 32 i know that there's more that'snot uncoveredtwo bars high top nine it's on the onthe fringes heresame for this guy but got to keep thatWatch at: 26:40 / 27:00in mindyes yes yes yes yes yesall those guys i want to scout i want tolearn more about them while keeping noteof the date down thereuh yes yes to this guy but not really tothis guycameron why not why not well becauseWatch at: 27:00 / 27:20you're two bars medium seventh dand you're ranked around 87 here i thinki'd rather dedicate mytime elsewhere same guy same thing forthis guy two bars medium ahltop six not worth my time this guy saysthat says the game the game says thathe's a bustso i'll keep scouting him to find outWatch at: 27:20 / 27:40more about his potential buti don't think i'm going to be going forhim and then this guy you see low elitebang okay now brings me to may 16ththis is the cut off the mid may cut offso i don't want to go beyond thisbecause in the middle of may i'm goingto come backand if there's any player that i justwant to know a little bit more about ijust need to send out one more timesWatch at: 27:40 / 28:00maybe two three prospects to bring meall the way to junein the draft i am able to do that so cutoffat 107 go to the qmjhl the other scoutand start up at 107 and keep doingwhat i was just doing start off at 113here also by the way if the player is 20years oldWatch at: 28:00 / 28:20even usually 19 years old there's notgoing to be much to him so you reallywant to focus on17 and 18 year olds one bar medium eliteone bar medium elite one bar mediumelite i want to scoutall of them all three of these guysright herethis guy hl top six no yes medium topfour dyes mediumly yes bang one twoWatch at: 28:20 / 28:40three again this guy we said no this guywe said nono yes no so just pretty much just noyes no yes yes nojust all the way down one barimmediately tell me moreand then see all on the side here ifthere's all these question marks itmeans that you haven't scouted them yetWatch at: 28:40 / 29:00maybe they've gone up maybe they've gonedown in their ranking as you can see bythis arrowif there's all question marks idefinitely want to scout themthis guy don't need to know and here weare brings me to the mid-may cut offonly around 200 unfortunately but againyou don't need to worry too much aboutall these real players because there'snot going to be any goodreal gems when you go late where it getsWatch at: 29:00 / 29:20interesting is when you go to somewherethat it's all generated players you knowthat there's definitely some interestingguides that you want to uncoverso yes yes yes yes yesno 70th rated 70th ranked andlow three bar low bottom six not worthWatch at: 29:20 / 29:40my timeso scout scout scout scout all theseguys up here skip70 because remember there's still a lotof guys out there you got to make timemedium backup medium yeah i'll spend mytime on those guysboth of these this guy i don't think sothree bars low top nine three bars isnot guaranteed but you can pretty muchbet on it so low top nine i don't wantto scout anymore i'm already pretty muchWatch at: 29:40 / 30:00no i already pretty much know everythingi want to know about himand then we get to players that ihaven't scouted yet so i'll send out acouple but then ohlook it's may 1st and i still need toscout one more person to get to thatthreshold why i might as welli don't want to waste my time so i mayas well use it on somebody so i'll useit on this guy one bar medium top ninebang this is a complete guide but iWatch at: 30:00 / 30:20think that that's prettyself-explanatoryso i'm gonna go through all the scoutsall the prospectsand sort by who i think is worthscouting andwho i think is not again three barsyou're pretty muchset on who it is if it's anything likebottom six or ahl top sixforward especially with a picture it'sWatch at: 30:20 / 30:40not really worth my time if there's nopictureand one bar medium lead hey you neverknow i'll spend my time scouting him soi know this is very long but i hope thatthat makes it clearso i'm gonna go ahead and do that andthen we'll get back in a second alsoquickly to note as i saidas you go deeper sometimes you don'thave enough prospects to scout i don'tWatch at: 30:40 / 31:00really want to scout these guys in thelate 500sand i'm only at april so what i'm gonnado is come all the way back to the topof the listand look at these guys over here playertype player type player i don't know anyof these player typesso i'm gonna go ahead and do thoseplaying style that isit is a lot quicker only takes up yousee one to two daysusually one day so i'm just gonna goWatch at: 31:00 / 31:20ahead and do a bunch of these just toget them alluncovered and fill up my timeline upuntilmid-may and another thing to make noteof is how potentials can't drasticallyjump from one thing to another whenthey're almost fully uncoveredso look at this guy he's ranked 40th andhis potential is three bars mediumbottom sixWatch at: 31:20 / 31:40he's an early second round pick so iknow he's likely not a bottom sixforwardbut if he is three bars bottom six thatmeans he's likelymedium top nine he can't behigh elite or medium elite or medium topsix evenif we're at three bars it won't jumpthat muchalso at the same time it won't drop thatWatch at: 31:40 / 32:00much so three bars of anythingpretty much means plus or minus onepotentialso three bars bottom six would mean atthe very best top nineor at the very worst ahl top sixno more no less unless some really crazycircumstance were to happenwhich i am yet to see so not necessarilyWatch at: 32:00 / 32:20ruling it out but just telling you thatit is very unlikely to seeanything more than that when it's threebars and same goes for when it's twobarsplus or minus two potentials that iswhat i've seen that is what i've heardthat is what i have experienced so maybeit's different for youbut i can't attest to anything differentWatch at: 32:20 / 32:39than what i've just saidso those assignments have all been sentout you'll also notice that see my scouthere i believe he was brated in hl atlantic now halfway throughthe seasonhe's now a minus rated so anytime yousend a scout to a region wherein theymay not be asproficient they will grow the overallWatch at: 32:39 / 33:00may not grow as quickly but the regionefficiencywill so now that all of thoseassignments have been sent out we'reable to go all the way to mid-may we'regoing to go to may 15th and then we'llmake the final refinement that willbring us to the drafton june 23rd i believe is the date forevery franchise mode every seasonWatch at: 33:00 / 33:20all right so may 15th has now comearound a beautiful springweather is gracing the earth and we goto see our draft classonce again and see are there any updatesi see that this guy is a two-waydefenseman that's been uncoveredgoing down the list here moreuncoverings as we see this guy's nowthree bars medium elite but there's aWatch at: 33:20 / 33:39lot of stuff that i'm not as happy withwith one bar medium elites herethese will be players that i definitelywant to get one more scouting sessionin with before the draft rolls aroundalso important to notethat you will not be seeing this withhigher rated scoutsonce you are deeper into a franchisemode and all of your scouts are aa minus or b plus you will not be seeingWatch at: 33:39 / 34:00gaps like that but againwe're looking at this from the point ofview of if you just start up yourfranchise modenow what's important to do before youhead into your final refinement is to goto the draft boardat this point in the season you have agood idea of where you will be draftingmontreal canadians here i believe weWatch at: 34:00 / 34:20missed the playoffs so it saysi'm drafting around 17 18 19something around there so unless i tradeup ordown that's where i'm picking so onceagain back to the draft class if there'ssomeone that i don't knowa lot about say this guy cole sillingerranked9th and i know that i won't trade upWatch at: 34:20 / 34:40there's no point in scouting him furtherbecause there's nothingthat would it won't be useful for me butif there is a possibility that say okaythis guy might be really good i want toscout him more to determine if i willtrade upthen that is a situation wherein you maydo so but for the most part if you'rescoutingwherever the stars are here it's prettyWatch at: 34:40 / 35:00much where you will be the general areathere's still the draft lottery there'sstill things that will change but aroundyou know like 15 to 20 range that'swhere we are someone late in the firstround againthis guy is three bars medium lead i'dprobably want to learn more about himthis guy is two bars medium top six imay not have the time to uncover moreabout himWatch at: 35:00 / 35:20because it would require another couplesessions plus i won't be drafting theresoalways just be very aware and cognizantof where you're drafting andwho you want to dedicate resources to soback to the qmjhl here a lot ofprospects in this regionlet's look at it from that point of viewokay this guy's ranked fifth i knowenoughWatch at: 35:20 / 35:40this guy's ranked 10th uh i'm probablynot gonna be drafting here but he's twobars high elite so you know whatmaybe it's worth it to scout a littlebit more okay now 28 two bars mediumelitei'll scout him two bars medium top sixi'll pass on himhl no no no two bars medium elite i'lldo thatif they're two if they're gonna take tooWatch at: 35:40 / 36:00long they're not worth my time one barmedium elitethat's really pushing it because themost i'll uncover is maybe gets to twobars medium elitebut uh you know i'd rather dedicateresources to these two guys here as wellnow the estimated date i'm at is june21st it brings me up to 80and i go ahead and confirm that i don'twant to go over june 23rd which is whenWatch at: 36:00 / 36:20the draft isactually i won't even go up to june 23rdi'd want june 22nd to be my absolute maxjust to be sure back to where i left offokaytwo bars low elite scout himkeep scrolling down one bar lead one barelite why nottwo barsley actually you know i'm gonnatake off this guy he's 20 years oldnot worth my time so much that brings meWatch at: 36:20 / 36:40to june 13th another one would bring meto june 23rd i don't want to push itso i'm just gonna go back to the topover here and just scout some moreplaying styles just to killsome of that time and why not i'll learna little bit more about the otherplayersgo ahead and confirm that and that isthe qmjhlnow going somewhere where there areWatch at: 36:40 / 37:00generated players this is where it's abit toughernow i'm in the usa central i look overhere three bars medium top sixaround 18 that's where i'm picking yepthat i want to know more about himdefinitely one bar medium elite i wantto know more about him not so much himwith bottom six and more aboutramsay here keep going down two barsWatch at: 37:00 / 37:20medium eliteand there just like that my june 18thnow let's say i was scrolling downfurther and let's say this guy at 342was like three bars medium lead idefinitely want to know a lot more abouthimi have to scout him but now i'm over atjune 26thyou're definitely gonna have to go backthrough the guys that you said to scoutand say okay who is actually not worthmy time as muchWatch at: 37:20 / 37:40this guy at 34 one bar meaningly i'm notgonna draft there okay i'm gonna goahead and take him offso once again as a journal manager isyour responsibility to make sure thatyou aresending out your resources accordinglyso once again i'm going to send out myscouts in all of their respectiveregions for one more run at scoutingWatch at: 37:40 / 38:00and then we'll get up to the draft andsee what kind of potentials we haven'tcoveredall right so now as we close in on thedraft the draft lottery has taken placewe remain in 15th placetough times for the canadians justmissed out on the playoffsgo through all these things if you havemorale off i go ahead andskip the draft interviews uh there's noWatch at: 38:00 / 38:20not really a point to themif you don't care about the player'scharacter so i just press continuesimming if you want to ask them a fewquestions about their character you canbut it really doesn't tell you too muchbecause you already have their strengthsand weaknesses scouted outfor example i'm not going to go out andscout this guy tommy vertanen'spersonality because it already tells mevery friendly but keeps to himself threeWatch at: 38:20 / 38:40bars realistic sothree bars confirmed so although we onlyscouted playertype and potential in comparison forsome reason it onlybrings me to three bars on the playerstyle to two-way forwardmaybe he's a power forward maybe he's aplaymaker maybe he's a snipermost likely a two-way four but nottotally sure i have all his strengthsWatch at: 38:40 / 39:00and weaknesses i have hisratings on shooting buckskill senses andeverything i have all these things theplayer comparison the nhl eta the schemefitand all i scouted was potential incomparisonand player type so don't waste your timeon character assessment and all thatother stuff because it will just come byWatch at: 39:00 / 39:20itselffor the big players and to be honestit's not uncommon to see it later in thedraft like let's look ativan ganshar here personality nothing toreport there you goall right although it doesn't tell memuch about his potential it does tell meabout his personality cares aboutwinning and is very outspoken perfect soi don't need to it only gives you acertain numberof interviews so i wouldn't waste myWatch at: 39:20 / 39:40time on them before we go and look atthe draft and everything for one lastfinal timei want to show you how this exact draftwould have lookedif we did auto scouting for the entireyearthe reason i do it specifically for thisdraft is because inevery simulation and every save fileyou're going to get new generatedWatch at: 39:40 / 40:00prospects the generated prospects that ihave in year oneare different than the ones that youwill have in year one so if we had autoscouted the entire seasonthe draft class when june 23 2021 rollsaroundlooks like this so here we are at thedraft if the entire season were autoscoutedobviously the order of the picks areWatch at: 40:00 / 40:20different because the season ended in adifferent waybut all the prospects are still the sameso auto scoutingwill pretty much always you'll get thebig information about the big boys topthree et cetera but look right heretotally unknown totally unknown not justone bartotally unknown that is really toughwhen it comes to draftingdown here okay this guy we haven't fullyWatch at: 40:20 / 40:40uncovered medium top six for some reasonthis guy's fully uncovered with autoscoutingbut when i sent out scouts to him onthree different occasions they stilldon't tell me enoughthat's why it's a really weird system ipersonally scout this guythree times and it doesn't tell me asmuch as the auto scout did buteither way you can see what the pointthat i'm trying to make iswhere you have some guys who areWatch at: 40:40 / 41:00definitely uncovered in the first roundthat's greatauto scouting is not like no scoutingbut okay now we're getting into the latefirst round early second rounda few unknowns it's a bit shaky out herebut stillokay this guy's top six this guy's topsix is gonna stop okay i'm still goodwhere it really comes down to making abig difference for your scoutingis in the later rounds in the hundredsWatch at: 41:00 / 41:20the hundredfifties etc if you're picking at 108and you don't know this guy above youdon't know this guy belowit's really hard to make a decisionbecause the only guy who looks halfdecent okay i have a guy like20 picks away or sorry 10 picks awaywho's two bars medium melee to take himhe's medium top nine you wasted a pickWatch at: 41:20 / 41:40it's infuriating so it's it's not onlygood to uncoverthe guys early on and who are the whoare the good playersbut later as well like look at this guyguaranteed medium lead fantastic but howmany more of those are there hiding inherethat's where the difference comes inwhen you have a fifth a sixth a seventhWatch at: 41:40 / 42:00round pickyou can waste it on an absolute shot inthe dark a pure shot in the dark look atall these guys allunknown or you can make a very educatedidea of a guess or even a guaranteeall these guys your scouts were busyspending time on all these ahl guyswhen they could have spent time on thegood onesso there's just an idea of how it looksWatch at: 42:00 / 42:20when you're auto scouting look at allthese unknowns down here in the 250s etclook especially like around 260 onwardaside from that one guy hltop6all unknowns look at this all the waydownalmost on all unknown for a very longstretch a little bit over here then moreunknowns so that's what i'm talkingWatch at: 42:20 / 42:40about the late picks not just wastingthem on shots in the darkbut actually getting high potential likeif i take a guy in the sixth round who'slow elite 40 overallyeah he'll probably never make my teambut that's a lot of trade value that canbe added to a tradethat can allow me get to get anotherpiece so it isi cannot stress enough how important itWatch at: 42:40 / 43:00isto do your scouting to get good valueprospects because not only do you wantthem to make your teamyou want them to have trade value sowith all thatconsidered all that understood nowhere's how it looked after ourfull season of intentional scouting andhere we are back in our alternatereality where we didall of our own scouting and you'll seeWatch at: 43:00 / 43:20right off the bat all these guysuncovered we didn't know anything aboutlarry redenbach banghigh top six medium elite perfect as wescroll down here's havelat we don't knowas much about him like i said earlierbut we do know more in general aboutmore prospectsstill it's it's unfortunate that rightaway my c rated prospects are not ableWatch at: 43:20 / 43:40to uncover these guys a lotbut you will be like shocked when youget to aand b rated scouts about how like everysingle prospect isthree to four bars uncovered for thefirst couple of roundsand much deeper as well so you see thatthe potentials are not super reliablebut they are there so you can make aWatch at: 43:40 / 44:00somewhat educated guesslater in the draft and virtually no oneunknown except for a couple guyswho you weren't able to get to becauseyou were busy scoutingin the higher numbers this is a regionwith a lot of prospects butaside from that virtually everyone isknownlike i said it doesn't matter as much ifit's a player who has a pictureWatch at: 44:00 / 44:20and is 20 years old and is ranked 200because you know that i guarantee thatit's a guarantee that they're notgonna have high potential but the key isto look at areas wherein there aren't somany so look at this in the ligatwo bar medium starter goalie here thiscould be an interesting selectionlet's go to those regions specificallylet me look just at usa west for exampleWatch at: 44:20 / 44:40how much do i have uncovered i haveuncovered all the wayuntil 304 one bar immediately not a lotbut at least that's something if i go tothe shl for example that's a region witha lot of good prospectsi have it uncovered all the way down toat least468 or so and look i have two barsWatch at: 44:40 / 45:00medium lead on this guyfor some reason i sent out scouts to himbut they still didn't uncovermore but once again that speaks tohaving to have high value scouts thisguy's three bars low elite that's gonnabe interestingliga as we go down here's more guysuncovered two bars medium starter likewe said this guya couple of two bar low elites in theWatch at: 45:00 / 45:20150 170 rangeso these people are so integral to yourfranchise for trade valuei cannot stress trade value enough afterall the franchise mode series that ihave doneso let's say you go through your draftlet's say we're picking a 15 herewith the montreal canadiens you say okaywho was i gonna draftWatch at: 45:20 / 45:40it may have been a shot in the darkbetween these two players these twodefensemenone is three bars medium elite one istwo bars ahl top dit's not even a question it has to bebrent clarke even though my scouts saythat maybe one is ranked 14th and one isranked 15thyou can trust the potential more thanyou can dr trust the scout rankWatch at: 45:40 / 46:00so i'll go ahead and select brandt clarkhe ismedium elite and the other guy wasmedium oh we didn't even get taken theother guy wasmedium top 4d so his potential wasundervaluedbut at least i knew that this guy has tobe betterthree bars medium elite will almostalways be better thantwo bars whatever chaico was so we canWatch at: 46:00 / 46:20go ahead and sim now to pick 46. i'lljust show you a few more picks forexample of howdrafting it means a lot to be able toknow who you're doingand see once again it'll be a shot inthe dark but instead i say ah look atthis guy felix gotchhe's a generated player and he's threebars medium elite that means there's apretty good chancethat he is either medium lead or mediumWatch at: 46:20 / 46:40top 4dso i'll take him and bang medium top 4dperfectthe other players who were here a hightop nine high topnine i didn't want any of those guys solet's sim a few rounds actuallylet's go to one of the deeper rounds andi'll show you how trade value isimportantlet's actually go all the way to picknumber 201Watch at: 46:40 / 47:00deep in the seventh round of the draftthis is where things really get grindyand let's say we just sort by potentialwhen sorting by potential i have thesetwo players who are bothmedia two bars medium elite so i couldtake a chance on one of them or i couldeven trade for a picklater and try to get both of them butlet's say i take yuri kalininWatch at: 47:00 / 47:20who's ranked about 100 spots higher thanalfred sin two bars medium elitelet's see what we got from him mediumfringe starteris that really good no but look at thisall things considered you have to lookat it comparativelyahl top six ahl top six seventh dseventh d ahl top six a couple of bottomsixes but you have to look at itcomparativelyWatch at: 47:20 / 47:40deep in the seventh round to findsomeone who has the potential to be afringestarter in the nhl which means evenbetter than a backupi'd rather take him than just waste apick on a guy who is ahltop six and will literally go nowhere inmy franchise modebut let's say the draft is overunfortunately this is not a fantasticdraftin years number one or two so i can'tshow you really fun examples if you lookWatch at: 47:40 / 48:00to my franchise mode series you'll seesome crazy pickswhere you know you're deep in the sixthseventh round and you get a high elitegoalie or something like thatand it's more than a half bar tradevalue that ishuge for your franchise in terms ofskill andtrade value but not even when you'repicking deep if you're picking thirdfourth fifthWatch at: 48:00 / 48:20you gotta know of the three guys whowould have been two bars medium elitewho actuallyis elite and you don't want to waste ahigh pick like thatso once the draft is over you'll do allyour signing i'm not going to beconcerned with that but you'll do allyour signings and you'll come tojuly 1st once you get to july 1stthat is when there will be new scouts onWatch at: 48:20 / 48:40the marketso you want to go over to higher staffand then lookat higher scouts so you'll see thatthere are some new scouts on the marketonce again there's still c overallbecause thegame doesn't really generate new scoutsi believe from my experience is thatwhen the years start to go on it's teamsWatch at: 48:40 / 49:00that don't resign those scouts becauseevery teamhas a scouting staff so after the firstyear no scout was signed to a one-yearcontractso after year one i believe there aresome new generated contrascouts i'm not sure if these names werehere before but you definitely want tocheck it out regardless to see ifthere's anyoneof interest let's see this guy is cWatch at: 49:00 / 49:20rated inrussia has an a plus and my scout downhere is c minus a plus so you know whatit's not a major change but i would goahead and fire that scoutand then go hire the new russian scoutbudget remaining doesn'tmatter offer him a max contract on july1st you always want to offer maxWatch at: 49:20 / 49:40contractsif you offer a scout what he's askingfor exactly in terms of year and salaryi'm pretty sure at 99 of the time thescout will accept the contracthowever if other teams are interestedwhich would be shownunder the name with the other teamsinterested nothing that never happens onjuly 1st no one ever sends out an offeron july 1stso no one else is really interested butWatch at: 49:40 / 50:00regardless send the max contractbecause in the next one to two or eventhree daysteams will begin to send out scoutingcontract offersas we see here we simulate a couple ofdays and now we look back againat higher staff and we'll see that thereare a number of scoutswho have other teams interested in themWatch at: 50:00 / 50:20look at this team's interestedtwo two one so if i wanted to go hirethis scout now ohother teams interested bruins andpenguins always offer the max contractif you offer the max contracti have never seen a scout say no evenwhen there'sup to eight other teams interested soyou shouldn't be too worriedso i believe that brings us to the endWatch at: 50:20 / 50:40of this tutorial like i said if i wereto simulate another twothree seasons you would see more scoutsin the marketwith a b readings etc so again iencourage you go and look at one of myfranchise mode off season videos whetherit was nhl 20 or whateverand you'll see that my scouts deep intoa franchise mode c would be unacceptablethey're allWatch at: 50:40 / 51:00a plus a minus b plus etc you won't havec rated scoutsso your network of scouting a few yearsinto your franchise will beunstoppable coupled with the generatedplayers that are in the draft you'regoing to be findingall kinds of gems and producing allkinds oftrade value for your teamWatch at: 51:00 / 51:20now speaking as well of the quality ofplayers in the draft that is somethingthat can also be tweakedwhen you go into the rules herethe settings and you can look at draftclass quality and generated prospectquality the draft class will just beWatch at: 51:20 / 51:40the class as a whole low means you won'thave as many elite and franchise playersmedium means pretty normal high meansmore high-end talenti don't want to flood the market toomuch i usually go with mediumthen generated prospect quality seems tomean that there will be morehigh-end prospects what's differencebetween draft class quality andWatch at: 51:40 / 52:00generated prospect qualitythe additional information on the sideseems to be pretty similarit just says the draft class as a wholeand theplayer potential but it's kind of morelike i think this seems to be quantityand qualityso i would make them the same low lowmedium medium or high highi keep mine on medium medium so i thinkWatch at: 52:00 / 52:20that just about wraps it up i tried tomake thistutorial as comprehensive as possible asyou can see by the length of this videoso i hope that it was helpful if youhave any questions at all please feelfree to leave me a comment i will getback to asapwith as much advice as i can offer butjust remember the keyshave as good an overall and region scoreWatch at: 52:20 / 52:40scout as possiblesend out the right number of scouts tothe right locationshave about 18 scouts for the amateur andtwo for the pro it really depends on fogof warif you don't care about lionfin at allthen definitely go for 20 amateur scoutsif you do care about line fit have twoto three maybe fourpro scouts and if you do have fog of warWatch at: 52:40 / 53:00totally onthen you definitely want maybe four tosix pro scouts so that'll make ittougher to uncover the draft classes butfor the typical nhl 21 franchise modeplayer i'd say the division of 18 and 2or 17 and 3is very nice and just to slide in alittle note here if you want to see acompletely generated draft class then goWatch at: 53:00 / 53:20check out my how to maximize nhl 20scouting videobecause over there i think it was theyear 2026 and there are a lot ofgood late gems so if you want to see alittle exampledefinitely go check that out or anyother off-season video inany of my franchise modes and rememberto keep in mind that this is notnecessarily a one-size-fits-allWatch at: 53:20 / 53:40strategy as different regions may have adifferent number of prospects dependingon what year it isso be sure to be fluid with your scoutsyou can send them different regionsbut the breakdown that i gave with thetwo two two one etcis a pretty tried and true method thatworks for most seasonscoupled with the strategy of going fromWatch at: 53:40 / 54:00the preseason to februaryfebruary to may and may to junethat is due to the number of prospectsif you have a region that has a reallylow amount of prospects like let's sayyou only want to scout five guys and itbrings you only to decemberthen make note of that and go back indecemberand make sure to send them out again andWatch at: 54:00 / 54:20once they're fully scoutedyou can change that scout's region youdon't need every scout to go to februaryif certain scouts are done in decemberit reallyjust comes down to being mindfulchecking out the draft class regularlyand making sure that the players thatyou want to be scoutedare continually being scouted so i doWatch at: 54:20 / 54:40hope that this tutorial was helpfuli'm gonna be putting out another onerelatively soon onuh chemistry which is another verydifficultsubject here in franchise mode so linefit and chemistry and all that stuffi'll put out another tutorial forscouting i think that's pretty much itso once againleave any questions if you have any andi'll get back to you if you are brandnew to the channel or you haven'tWatch at: 54:40 / 55:00subscribed hey make sure that you dolots of franchise mode be a pro andother content here on the channel butthe staple here is franchise mode whereyou can follow along inthe series on whatever team is beingplayed with currently the minnesota wildbut when you're watching this who knowswhat year it isor what team is going on so i wouldencourage you to come watch this seriesWatch at: 55:00 / 55:20especially if you're a beginner infranchise mode to pick up tips as you golittle tips on how to do trades andcontract negotiationsand lines as we said we'll make anothervideo for that etcso thank you so much for watching linksfor everything down in the descriptionfor the discord server where we couldeven talk one on one if you have morequestions regardingWatch at: 55:20 / 55:40nhl 21 i'd be happy to answer any ofyour questionsand i will see you in the next one

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  1. Apologies for some difficulty with the sound quality at times! Here are the time stamps:
    Settings: 0:58 (auto scouting & auto staff management) & 51:02 (draft class & generated prospect quality)
    Analyzing generated/pro amateur scouts at the beginning of a Franchise Mode: 2:04
    How many scouts to have in each region: 5:29
    Differentiating between real and generated prospects: 6:41
    Hiring/firing/reassigning scouts: 9:07
    Sending out your scouts in September: 18:25
    Refining your scouts in February: 24:28
    Final refinement of scouts in May: 33:06
    How the draft class would have looked if auto-scouted: 39:55
    How the draft class looks after following this tutorial: 42:57
    Drafting: 45:14
    Hiring/firing new scouts in July: 48:09
    Final tips: 52:00

  2. One month late but thanks since i watched this and i drafted this medium elite guy 15 overall then 10 years later he grow to a 93 overall i one a cup with him and he won the hart one time in hes career

  3. **QUESTION**
    Can you create more than one created team with created players in franchise mode?
    Ie. Play franchise mode with several created teams in the NHL with existing NHL teams etc.

    I can't find any information anywhere at all about this. Please help!!

  4. So in I was in the 7th and I see a medium elite and I obviously draft him next season grows to 82 so I put him on the 3rd and 45 games in he asks for more ice time and he's a 87!!!!! Insane growth so then 3 seasons later 91 and won a a rocket Richard, and a Calder and a hart like whattt

  5. Can you make a video on evaluating player production? Specifically I’m having trouble figuring out when to cut ties with my bottom 6 or when to move them around to a different line or to the AHL. Thanks.

  6. If i could hit like 100 times i would, this is a very well done guide. couple questions and a comment. COMMENT: only thing I'd edit is you saying offering them max contract, messed me up big time in one playthrough. Max contract is years………Say MAX MONEY lol. i was doing money and years at max, things got hairy and lost some to other teams in '21. Question one is do you have a coaching guide for hiring/firing. i believe i saw a video of yours (can't find it now) maybe buff/minn…..I saw you were just hiring all the best teachers which is smart. but should you aim at generalists or does it not matter?? I think i saw you putting forwards coach in goalie slots. supposedly if you hire Veteran guys they make your older guys not diminish as much but i haven't tested to see if its bs or not. plus all the D rated goalie guys are A+ so im curious about it, as Buffalo guy want Luukanen to progress best possible.
    Question 2, I know i can create players but is there a way or a Guide your aware of to add the missing players and make them draft elgible. I've seen some lists by other people so they must be adding kids on their own. Owen Power for example in the Usa leagues. kk i know this video is old but i'm hoping you check in. I'll try and find a more recent video and copy and paste this there as well.

  7. Hey great video, very informative. So let me ask you something. I filled up my 50 slots on my scouts, and most of them it’s showing that they won’t be completed until end of 2021 one of them it says won’t be completed until February 2022. Would you have any clue as to what could be causing this? Most of my scouts are a level C and I do have a couple that are “A’s”, and they even say it’s gonna be like a year and a half until they’re complete which doesn’t give me anything before the draft. I am playing in Owner mode so I don’t know if that makes a difference. Would appreciate any help, thanks.

  8. Great video man, very helpful.
    I was impressed how much I was able to figure out myself in my first franchise attempt, but thanks to you, I've discovered a few glaring mistakes I was making haha.

  9. Why in my first batch of scouting i can do 50 player and thé ending is december 28 ? Its an avantage but why its not like you ?

  10. This is an extremely helpful video, thank yku so much for taking the time to make this. I have one question though, when I send my scouts out for potential and comparison, most of the time they return with a very incomplete scouting report, with like only 1 or 2 bars for the potential and everything else incomplete. I end up having to send scouts out maybe 3-4 times for the same player to finish the report. Is it because my scouts aren’t good enough? Or is there a different fix to this? Thanks

  11. Wow. I assigned all my scouts last night and I did it way wrong….focusing on skills assessments. But, I'm still early in the preseason, so that's an easy fix. Thanks again!

  12. In my leafs GM mode my scouts recommended me to draft this high top 9 Shane Corsso dude and he turned out to be 78 low Elite and now 1 year later he is up to 86 overall playing on my second line he is a tank of a player

  13. This is a tutorial that must go with NHL disk together! I would never guess to scout this way but now I shall try it and rebuild my scouting service in Franchise. Thank you!

  14. Thank you very much for this. I have been doing it all wrong for years. I could never figure out why so many prospects were left un scouted in the first few rounds even when I had so many amateur scouts. This is a game changer for me. Cheers

  15. I always skip player 5 foot 9 and under. Or if they are 5 10 and under 170 pounds. Lack of size. A lot easier to weed out players you won't want.

  16. Man, you are doing it all wrong! The best way is to start out the year by sending your scouts to "Find Prospects". I usually send them on 2-week assignments for rounds 1-7 for leagues I have 2 scouts in and rounds 1-4 for leagues I only have 1 scout in. Doing that usually brings me to the end of November, then I start scouting players for potential in 3 stages. 1st stage should be until the end of January and will find busts, gems, and will unveil most players' potentials since we've already scouted each player during the "Find Prospects" assignments. 2nd stage should be until mid-May and will find most remaining player potentials. Then the 3rd stage until mid/late June will focus on all of the players whose potential is still not the full 4 bars. I do this each season and it reveals 4 bars potential for the first 3 rounds guaranteed, and then most gems in the later rounds as well. Then I make a list of all the targets I've identified and will trade up and down to make sure I draft all or as many of those targets as possible.

  17. Instant sub! Thanks for this video man. I'm a complete noob when it comes to this side of managing a franchise but I absolutely love playing franchise mode in NHL games. This is legit a massive help for someone like me. Cheers!!

  18. My advice on top of it / You don't need PRO scouts at all in this game if you're playing with FOG OF WAR off. ……….. Instead of them, use one more scout for USA CENTRAL as there is a LOT OF good prospects since the Big TEN has a lot of good young players and use one more scout for Russia. I found many hidden gems especially in Russia and USA Central.

    Also, DRAFT INTERVIEW is a useful tool to exploit. Especially to make sure about the player's style of play and character. Or it gives you the option to actually scout THREE more players that you don't know anything about.

    You didn't even scout the TOP 400 PLAYERS? Really? Anyway…….. good job.

  19. I'm actually pretty mad about that setting to turn off auto changes. I would spend hours each season "scouting" players just to have my scouts do what ever the hell they want and not scout who I told them too. That setting change as well as paying attention to which region they scout were the big mistakes I was making. That for the video. I'm gonna try a draft to glory run now that I better understand how scouting works.

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