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    ESPN HOCKEY 2k5
    SEGA, KUSH GAMES
    DYNAMITEHACK91  
    Jeff French
    For use only for GAMEFAQS.com
    
    Table of Contents
    
    1. Introduction
    2. Contact Information
    3. Basic Q&A
    4. Free Agent List
    5. Retired Players
    6. Europe-bound Players
    7. Team Moves
    8. Historic Teams
    9. National Teams
    10. Player Info Fixes
    11. Thanks
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION
    
    Welcome to the roster update FAQ for ESPN HOCKEY 2k5. This probably won't
    be the only update FAQ on the market for this year's game because in the 
    past I've failed to update regularly because of class work or other things 
    comming up. I hope those problems have been rectified. 
    
    This will not be a guide on how to play ESPN HOCKEY 2k5 - isn't that what
    the in-game manuel is for? If you don't know how to get to the in-game
    manuel, select the bottom option on the game's main menu. If you can't 
    find it then, give up. This guide will be for updating your NHL rosters
    to (hopefully) accurately match the ones of the real NHL clubs. 
    
    I am in no way, shape or form affiliated with ESPN, the NHLPA, SEGA, Kush
    Games, or any other organization responsible for this game. Got a problem
    with me, take it up with my lawyer Leonord J. Crabs.
    
    VERSION HISTORY 
    
    VERSION 0.55
    
    DATE 9-7-04
    	Transactions, Sonnenberg (CAL) to Phoenix
    	Transactions, Centomo (FA) to Calgary
    	Transactions, Martins (STL) to JYP Jyvaskla (Finland SML)
    	Transactions, Bierk (PHX) re-signs with PHX
    	Transactions, Berry (WSH) to Phoenix
    	Mistakes, Greg Campbell (FA) to Florida
    	Mistakes, Gaetan Royer (FA) to QSMHL
     	Mistakes, David Morriset (FA) not listed
    
    
    VERSION 0.50
    
    DATE 9-3-04 
    	Game has been released. Most major transactions finished.
       	Still need to do a lot however, as you can all see. 
    
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    2. CONACT INFORMATION
    
    You can email me at ANY time at dynamitehack91@yahoo.com - just don't send
    me junk mail or viruses and please mention ESPN 2k5 in the subject line.
    
    I frequent GAMEFAQS often under the alias of dynamitehack91.
    
    I also frequent A.I.M. under the handle of dags91.
    
    If you need to get a quick message to me and have yahoo messanger, please
    leave it at dynamitehack91. 
    
    I'm willing to answer quick questions and maybe even talk hockey if I'm in
    the mood. The sport is a passion for me but its not my whole life.
    
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    3. BASIC Q & A
    
    Q1 - Are you sure you want people contacting you on AIM? You've been pissy 
         in the past on it.
    
    A1 - Some people have annoyed, I'll admit that. i'm willing to try it again
         I know there's enough great hockey fans out there to talk to so it 
         would be a shame to lose that.
    
    Q2 - Why are there two John Tripp(s), two Patrick Boileau(s), ect.?
    
    A2 - Honestly, I have no clue. Just use player edit. If you can get over the
         fact that you're new player will have the same potrait as Tripp (or 
         whomever) then by all means create a new player out of the dupes.
    
    Q3 - Why has no one signed Daniel McGillis?
    
    A3 - Again, no clue. I didn't expect him to be a top free agent but I'm 
         surprised no one has picked him up. He's not going to cost a lot and
         he's a fine defenseman for the right side of any blueline. Wake up GMs!
    
    Q4 - What should I do with Retired Players?
    
    A4 - Most people like to set their stats all to zero rendering the player
         useless. That's up to you. I don't mind if you use retirees in your
         rosters.
    
    Q5 - What about Europe bound players? What do I do with them?
    
    Q5 - You could either fit them on National teams or set their stats to 0
         as well. Personally, I leave them in the free agent pool but I don't
         touch them because they are technically not free agents.
    
    Q6 - You forgot so-and-so on the Free Agent list. Why?
    
    Q6 - There's a few 'fictional' players sitting on the free agency list when
         you start up the game. I failed to put them on the list because I'd 
         rather you just use them for creating new players. However, at the 
         moment, there are going to be some I forgot while glancing over the
         free agent list - I'll be making corrections in the first week. If 
         they are not there in a week, then they probably don't deserve to be 
         there.
    
    Q7 - You use abbrivations that I dont' understand. What do they mean?
    
    A7 - D.E.L. = German Elite League
         S.E.L. = Swedish Elite League
         S.N.L. = Swiss National League
         R.S.L. = Russian Super League
         C.E.L. = Czech Extra League
         SLVK.N.L = Slovakian National League
         S.M.L. = Finnish SM-Liiga
         ECHL   = "East Coast" Hockey League
    
    Q8 - What does "NHL Rights" mean on some of the Free Agents?
    
    A8 - Currently they have a contract with a European club but if they ever
         decided to come back to the NHL, their NHL rights are owned by the 
         club mentioned. If you want to put those players on the NHL rosters,
         by all means go ahead, however note that they won't be playing for 
         that NHL squad for the upcoming season (in most cases.)
    
    
    
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    4. FREE AGENT LIST
    
    The default Free Agents list is a bit odd seeing as it is full of some 
    players that were never released (or not qualified) by their respective 
    clubs. You may want to clear out the Free Agent list first in order to 
    give yourself more flexibility in adjusting the actual roster. Some of the 
    players on the free agents list have either retired, signed with European 
    clubs or have been on European clubs for quite some time.  I've mentioned
    what European club some of these players have signed with. Don't worry if 
    you've never heard of the club - you can do what you like with these 
    players but just know - they are not "exactly" free agents. Retired players
    you could always set their player attributes to 0 if you'd like, rendering
    them useless.  You may want to do the same with European players - its your
    choice.
    
     A. GOALIES
    
    	Martin BROCHU		
    	Sebastien CENTOMO	CALGARY NHL
    	Dan ELLIS		DALLAS NHL
    	Eric FICHAUD		
    	Wade FLAHERTY		VANCOUVER NHL
    	Corey HIRSCH		SCL TIGERS S.N.L.
    	Dieter KOCHAN		ISLANDERS NHL
    	Marc LAMOTHE		YAROSLAVL R.S.L.
    	Adam MUNRO		CHICAGO NHL
    	Cody RUDKOWSKY		
    	Danny SABOURIN		
    	Travis SCOTT		FLORIDA NHL
    	Matt UNDERHILL		
    	Stephane VALIQUETTE	RANGERS NHL
    	Matthew YEATS		
    	
      B. DEFENSEMEN
    	
    	Bobby ALLEN		NEW JERSEY NHL
    	Chris ARMSTRONG		ERC INGOLSTADT D.E.L.
    	Michal BARINKA		CHICAGO NHL
    	Francois BEAUCHEMIN	MONTREAL NHL
    	Andy BERENZWEIG 	
    	Patrick BOILEAU		HC LAUSANNE S.N.L.
    	Rich BRENNAN		SC BERN S.N.L.
    	Petr BUZEK		SALZBURG (Austria)
    	Brett CLARK		COLORADO NHL	
    	David CULLEN		
    	Joe DIPENTA		VANCOUVER NHL
    	Brennan EVANS		CALGARY NHL
    	Denis GREBESHKOV	LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Martin GRENIER		RANGERS NHL
    	Kurtis FOSTER		ANAHEIM NHL
    	Steven HALKO		
    	David HARLOCK
    	Radoslav HECL		HC BRATISLAVA SLVK.N.L.
    	Burke HENRY		FLORIDA NHL
    	Jason HOLLAND		LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Bill HOULDER		
    	Martti JARVENTIE	JOKERIT S.M.L.
    	Hans JONSSON		MoDo HOCKEY S.E.L.
    	Zenith KOMARNISKI	COLUMBUS NHL
    	Yegenvi KOROLOV		CHEREPOVETS R.S.L. (NHL Rights - ISLANDERS)		
    	Igor KRAVCHUK		
    	Jarno KULTANEN		HIFK HELSINKI S.M.L. 
    	Zdenek KUTLAK		KARLOVY VARY C.E.L. (NHL Rights - BOSTON)	
    	Janne LAUKKANEN		
    	Sylvain LEFEBVRE	SC BERN S.N.L.
    	Jyrki LUMME		
    	Jeff MACMILLAN		RANGERS NHL
    	Paul MANNING		HAMBURG D.E.L. (NHL Rights - COLUMBUS)
    	Mike MATTEUCCI		
    	Grant McNEILL		FLORIDA NHL
    	Rick MROZIK		EDMONTON NHL	
    	Bryan MUIR		MoDo HOCKEY S.E.L. (NHL Rights - LA KINGS)
    	Fredrick OLAUSSON	HV-71 S.E.L.
    	Jeff PAUL		WASHINGTON NHL
    	Kyle ROSSITER		ATLANTA NHL
    	Kirill SAFRONOV		BARS KAZAN R.S.L. (NHL Rights - NASHVILLE)
    	Robert SCHNABEL		
    	Darrel SCOVILLE		COLUMBUS NHL
    	Ray SCHULTZ		NEW JERSEY NHL
    	Luke SELLARS 		ATLANTA NHL
    	D.J. SMITH		COLORADO NHL	
    	Ken SUTTON		ERC INGOLSTADT D.E.L.
    	Rocky THOMPSON		
    	Oleg TVERDOVSKY		OMSK R.S.L. 
    	Darren VAN IMPE		HAMBURG D.E.L. 
    	Jesse WALLIN		
    	Mike WEAVER		LOS ANGELES NHL	
    	Dmitry YUSKHEVICH	
    	
      C. RIGHT WINGERS
    
    	Jonas ANDERSSON		SODERTALJE S.E.L. (NHL rights - NASHVILLE)
    	Dennis BONVIE		COLORADO NHL
    	Gregory CAMPBELL	FLORIDA NHL
    	Jim CAMPBELL		ISLANDERS NHL
    	Matt ELLISON		CHICAGO NHL
    	Toni DAHLMANN		
    	Matt DAVIDSON		DEG METROS D.E.L.
     	Mike FARRELL		
    	Peter FERRARO		
    	Ken GERNANDER		RANGERS NHL
    	Lee GOREN		VANCOUVER NHL
    	Mark GRIEG		HAMBURG D.E.L.
    	Darren HAYDAR		NASHVILLE NHL
    	Steve HEINZE		
    	Ty JONES		FLORIDA NHL
    	Tomi KALLIO		FROLUNDA S.E.L.
    	Jaroslav KRISTEK	SPARTA C.E.L. (NHL Rights - BUFFALO)
    	Ladislav KOHN		ESPOON S.M.L.
    	Patrick LEAHY		
    	Claude LEMIEUX		
    	Jason MACDONALD		TORONTO NHL
    	Marty MCINNIS		
    	Sean MCMORROW		BUFFALO NHL
    	Eric MELOCHE		PHILADELPHIA NHL 
    	Joe MOTZKO		COLUMBUS NHL
    	Brantt MYHRES		
    	Dennis PEDERSON		BERLIN D.E.L. 
    	Oleg PETROV		GENEVE-SERVETTE S.N.L. 
    	Jason POMINVILLE	BUFFALO NHL
    	Pavel ROSA		DYNAMO R.S.L.
    	Andreas SALOMONSSON	
    	Richard SCOTT		RANGERS NHL 
    	Mike SIKLENKA		DALLAS NHL
    	Joey TETARENKO		
    	William TIBBETS		
    	Mattias TJARNQVIST	HV-71 S.E.L. (NHL Rights - DALLAS)
    	John TRIPP		Mannheim D.E.L.
    	Tony TUZZOLINO		ASIAGO (Italy)
    	Rob VALICEVIC		
    	Tony VIRTA		
    	Sergei ZINOVJEV		BARS KAZAN R.S.L. (NHL Rights - BOSTON)
    
      D. LEFT WINGERS
    
    	Chris BALA		COLORADO NHL
    	Ryan BARNES		
    	Lubos BARTECKO
    	Derek BEKAR		
    	Ken BELANGER		
    	Sergei BEREZIN		CSKA R.S.L.
    	Craig BERUBE		PHILADELPHIA NHL (AHL DEAL)
    	Kip BRENNAN		ATLANTA NHL
    	Mike BROWN
    	Ryan CHRISTIE		LAS VEGAS ECHL
    	Ivan CIERNIK		EHC WOLFSBURG D.E.L.
    	Noah CLARKE		LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Mathieu DARCHE		COLORADO NHL
    	Hnat DOMENICHELLI	AMBRI-PIOTTA S.N.L.
    	Doug DOULL		PHOENIX NHL
    	Gordie DWYER		CAROLINA NHL
    	Mikko ELORANTA		TPS TURKU S.M.L.
    	Ryan FLINN		LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Steve GAINEY		
    	Simon GAMACHE		NASHVILLE NHL
    	Brent GILCHRIST			
    	Adam GRAVES		
    	Barrett HEISTEN		ISLANDERS NHL
    	Matt HENDERSON		ISERLOHN D.E.L.
    	Jonas HOGLUND		DAVOS S.N.L.
    	Ryan JARDINE		FLORIDA NHL
    	Chris KELLY		OTTTAWA NHL
    	Quitin LAING		CHICAGO NHL
    	Derek MACKENZIE		ATLANTA NHL
    	Donald MACLEAN		ESPOON S.M.L.
    	Dave MORRISET		
    	Josh OLSON		FLORIDA NHL
    	Mike PANDOLFO		COLUMBUS NHL
    	Scott PELLERIN		
    	Andrew PETERS		BUFFALO NHL
    	Libor PIVKO		NASHVILLE NHL	
    	Shjon PODEIN		VAXJO (Sweden-2)
    	Jeremy REICH		COLUMBUS NHL
    	David ROCHE		EDMONTON NHL (AHL DEAL)
    	Gaeten ROYER		QMSHL
    	Chris SCHMIDT		LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Reid SIMPSON		
    	Rob SKRLAC		NEW JERSEY NHL
    	Martin SPANHEL		HIFK S.M.L. (NHL Rights - COLUMBUS)
    	Brad SMYTH		LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Shawn THORNTON		CHICAGO NHL
    	German TITOV		TOGLIATTI R.S.L.
    	Jean-Guy TRUDEL		AMBRI-PIOTTA S.N.L.
    	Todd WARRINER		JOKERIT S.M.L.
    	Matt WATT		ST.PETERSBURG R.S.L.
    	Chad WISEMAN		RANGERS NHL
    	Jeremy YABLONSKI	NASHVILLE NHL
    	Vitaly YACHMENEV	KHABAROVSK R.S.L.
    
      E. CENTERS
    
    	Jaroslav BEDNAR		OMSK R.S.L.
    	Blake BELLEFEUILLE	CHICAGO NHL (AHL DEAL)
    	Steve BRULE		COLORADO NHL
    	Yuri BUTSAYEV		CSKA R.S.L. (NHL Rights - ATLANTA)
    	Greg CLASSEN		ASSAT PORI S.M.L.
    	Carl CORAZZINI		
    	Daniel CORSO		
    	Jiri DOPITA		PARDUBICE C.E.L.
    	Benoit DUSABLON		MONTREAL NHL
    	Steve DUBINSKY		RETIRED 
    	Shane ENDICOTT		PITTSBURGH NHL
    	Jeff FARKAS		RETIRED
    	Chris FERRARO		
    	Vernon FIDDLER		NASHVILLE NHL
    	Paul GAUSTAD 		BUFFALO NHL
    	Chris HERPERGER		KREFELD D.E.L.
    	Matthew HERR		DEG METROS D.E.L.
    	Matthew HUSSEY		PITTSBUGH NHL
    	Mattias JOHANSSON	FARJESTADS S.E.L.
    	Andreas KARLSSON	EHC BASSEL S.N.L.
    	Steve KELLY		MANNHEIM D.E.L.
    	Espen KNUTSEN		DJURGARDENS S.E.L.
    	Ryan KRAFT		ISLANDERS NHL
    	Brett LYSAK		
    	Ian MACNEIL		
    	Kent MANDERVILLE	TIMRA S.E.L.
    	Jim MONTGOMERY		
    	Brad MORAN		COLUMBUS NHL
    	Gavin MORGAN		MONTREAL NHL
    	Jason MORGAN		CHICAGO NHL
    	Serge PAYER		FLORIDA NHL
    	Dominic PITTIS		KLOTEN S.N.L.
    	John POHL		ST LOUIS NHL
    	Stacy ROEST		RAPPERSWIL S.N.L.
    	Tonni SANTALA		ATLANTA NHL
    	Andre SAVAGE		COLORADO NHL
    	Jarrod SKALDE		TAMPA BAY NHL
    	Jerred SMITHSON		NASHVILLE NHL
    	Jeff SHANTZ		LANGNAU S.N.L.
    	Charlie STEPHENS	OTTAWA NHL
    	P.J. STOCK		BOSTON NHL
    	Per SVARTVADET		MoDo HOCKEY S.E.L.
    	Layne ULMER		RANGERS NHL
    	Kris VERNARSKY		BOSTON NHL
    	Vladimir VUJTEK		TOGLIATTI R.S.L.
    
    
    
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    5. RETIRED PLAYERS LIST
    
    	Tommy ALEBLIN		NEW JERSEY	Age
    	Dan BYLSMA		ANAHEIM		Age
    	Ted DONATO		BOSTON		Age 
    	Steve DUBINSKY C 	FREE AGENTS	Concussions
    	Jeff FARKAS C		FREE AGENTS	Injuries
    	Rem MURRAY LW		NASHVILLE	Muscle condition
      	
    
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    6. EUROPE-BOUND PLAYERS LIST
    
    A. DEUTSCHE EISNHOCKEY DEL (GERMANY)
    
    	Chris ARMSTRONG (FA)	ERC INGOLSTADT
    	Ivan CIERNIK (FA)	EHC WOLFSBURG
    	Matt DAVIDSON (FA)	DEG METRO STARS
    	Mark GRIEG (FA)		HAMBURG
    	Matt HENDERSON (FA)	ISERLOHN
    	chris HERPERGER (FA)	KREFELD
    	Matthew HERR (FA)	DEG METRO STARS
    	Steve KELLY (FA)	MANNHEIM ALDER
    	Paul MANNING (FA)	HAMBURG
    	Dennis PEDERSON (FA)	BERLIN 
    	Ken SUTTON (FA)		ERC INGOLSTADT	
    	John TRIPP (FA/LA) 	MANNHEIM ALDER
    	Darren VAN IMPE (FA)	HAMBURG
    
    B. EXTRALIGA CEL (CZECH REPUBLIC)
    	
    	Jiri DOPITA (FA)	PARDUBICE
    	Jaroslav KRISTEK (FA)	SPARTA PRAHA 
    	Zdenek KUTLAK (FA)	KARLOVY VARY
    
    C. ELITESERIEN SEL (SWEDEN) 
    
    	Jonas ANDERSSON	(FA)	SODERTALJE
    	Mattias JOHANSSON (FA)	FARJESTADS
    	Hans JONSSON (FA)	MoDo HOCKEY
    	Tomi KALLIO (FA)	FROLUNDA
    	Espen KNUTSEN (FA)	DJURGARDENS
    	Kent MANDERVILL (FA)	TIMRA
    	Bryan MUIR (FA)		MoDo HOCKEY
    	Fredrick OLAUSSON (FA)	HV-71
    	Martin SPANHEL (FA)	HIFK
    	Per SVARTVADET (FA)	MoDo HOCKEY
    	Mattias TJARNQVIST (FA)	HV-71
    
    D. SUPERLEAGUE RSL (RUSSIA)
    
    	Jaroslav BEDNAR (FA)	AVENGARD OMSK
    	Sergei BEREZIN (FA)	CSKA MOSKAVA
    	Yuri BUTSAYEV (FA)	CSKA MOSKAVA	
    	Yevgeny KOROLOV	(FA)	CHEREPOVETS 
    	Marc LAMOTHE (FA)	YAROSLAVL
    	Pavel ROSA (FA)		DYNAMO MOSKAVA
    	Kirill SAFRONOV	(FA)	BARS KAZAN
    	German TITOV (FA)	LADA TOGLIATTI
    	Oleg Tverdovsky (FA)	AVENGARD OMSK
    	Vladimir VUJTEK (FA)	LADA TOGLIATTI
    	Matt WATT (FA)		St. PETERSBURG
    	Vitaly YACHMENEV (FA)	KHABAROVSK
    	Sergei ZINOVJEV	(FA)	BARS KAZAN
    
    E. SM-LIIGA SML (FINLAND)
    	
    	Greg CLASSEN (FA)	ASSAT PORI
    	Mikko ELORANTA (FA)	TPS TURKU
    	Martti JERVENTIE (FA)	JOKERIT
    	Ladislav KOHN (FA)	ESPOON BLUES
    	Jarno KULTANEN (FA)	HIFK
    	Donald MACLEAN (FA)	ESPOON BLUES
    	Todd WARRINER (FA)	JOKERIT
    
    F. NATIONAL LEAGUE (SWITZERLAND)
    	
    	Patrick BOILEAU	(FA)	HC LAUSANNE
    	Rich BRENNAN (FA)	SC BERN
    	Hnat DOMENICHELLI (FA)	AMBRI-PIOTTA
    	Corey HIRSCH (FA)	SCL TIGERS
    	Jonas HOGLUND (FA)	DAVOS
    	Andreas KARLSSON (FA)	EHC BASSEL
    	Sylvain LEFEBVRE (FA)	SC BERN
    	Oleg PETROV (FA)	GENEVE-SERVETTE
    	Dominic PITTIS (FA)	KLOTEN
    	Stacy ROEST (FA)	RAPPERSWIL
    	Jeff SHANTZ (FA)	LANGNAU
    	Jean-Guy TRUDEL (FA)	AMBRI-PIOTTA
    
    G. OTHER EUROPEAN LEAGUES
    
    	Petr BUZEK (FA)		SALZBURG (Austria)
    	Radoslav HECL (FA)	BRATISLAVA (Slovakia)
    	Shjon PODEIN (FA)	VAXJO (Sweden-2)
    	Tony TUZZOLINO (FA)	ASIAGO (Italy)
    
    
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    7. TEAM MOVES
    
    A. ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS
    
    
    The Ducks look to make it back to the playoffs in 2005 after a 
       dissapointing 2003-04 season, one year removed from Game 7 of the Finals.
       After an off-season of payroll cuts, the Ducks are expecting some of 
       their youth to finally step up. All eyes will be on LUPUL and CHISTOV to
       strengthen the second line. FEDOROV and SYKORA return as the team's top
       players and RUCCHIN will retain his second line job. The checking line 
       looks great with NIEDERMAYER, MCDONALD and the underrated PAHLSSON on 
       the third line. BURNETT can be inserted on the fourth line as an enforcer
       but the Ducks are hoping SMIRNOV can finally grab a line-up spot. 
       On defense the team carries three 80+ dmen in OZOLINSH, CARNEY and SALEI.
       VISHNEVSKI and SKOULA should already have slots but the last spot is a 
       battle between MALEC, FOSTER, POPOVIC and WARD. In net GIGUERE firmly 
       holds the starting job but BRYZGALOV could push him soon.
    
    
    	Tchistov-Fedorov-Lupul
    	Leclerc-Rucchin-Sykora
    	Niedermayer-Pahlsson-McDonald
    	Burnett-Holmqvist-Smirnov
    	
    	Skoula-Carney
    	Ozolinsh-Salei
    	Vishnevski-Foster
    	Giguere-Bryzgalov
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Kurtis FOSTER		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Dan BYLSMA 		RETIRED
    	Casey HANKINSON		
    	Jonathan HEDSTROM	DJURGARDENS S.E.L.
    	Jason KROG 		VILLACH (Austria)
    	Tony MARTENSSON		LINKOPING (Anaheim retains rights)
    	Mike MOTTAU		
    	Valclav PROSPAL		TAMPA BAY NHL
    	Petr SCHASTLIVY		
    	Cam SEVERSON		NASHVILLE NHL
    
    
    B. ATLANTA THRASHERS
    
       The Thrashers feel its time this club makes a serious push for the 
       playoffs. They do field some excellent offensive forwards in HEATLEY,
       KOVALCHUK, KOZLOV and SAVARD. MCEACHERN may be slightly overrated in the
       game but use that to your advantage. MELLANBY and STEFAN should help 
       round out the top six. AUBIN and PETROVICKY will handle the checking. 
       SIMON and SANTALA should battle for the fourth line center job. LESSARD
       and BRENNAN give the Thrashers some goon muscle if needed or you could 
       throw in STEWART, VIGIER or LARSEN. Defense leaves something to be 
       desired in Atlanta. I find TJARNQVIST slightly overrated and MAJESKY 
       underrated. EXELBY hits everything that moves as does KLOUCEK. In net 
       the team boasts a nice Finnish trio. NURMINEN will hold the job to start
       but don't be surprised to see LEHTONEN wrestle the job away from him 
       fairly soon and find himself better than an 81. HURME has not played in
       almost a year because of a groin injury but should be healthy in 2k5.
    
    	Kovalchuk-Savard-Mellanby
    	Kozlov-Stefan-Heatley
    	McEachern-Aubin-Petrovicky
    	Larsen-Simon-Lessard
    	
    	Modry-Sutton
    	Havelid-Majesky
    	Exelby-Tjarnqvist
    	Nurminen-Lehtonen
    
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Kip BRENNAN		FREE AGENTS
    	Cory LAROSE		RANGERS NHL
    	Derek MACKENZIE		FREE AGENTS
    	Scott MELLANBY		ST LOUIS NHL
    	Jaroslav MODRY		LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Travis ROCHE		MINNESOTA NHL
    	Kyle ROSSITER		FREE AGENTS
    	Tommi SANTALA		FREE AGENTS
    	Luke SELLARS 		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Zdenek BLATNY
    	Fredric CASSIVI		
    	Byron DAFOE		
    	Shawn HEINS		BERLIN D.E.L.
    	Frankistek KABRLE	CAROLINA NHL
    	Bill LINDSAY		
    	Randy ROBITAILLE	ZSC LIONS S.N.L.
    	Brian SWANSON		KASSEL D.E.L.
    	Chris TAMER		
    	Yannick TREMBLAY	
    
    C. BOSTON BRUINS
    
       GM Mike O'Connell certainly cleaned house over the off-season and has 
       yet to make any real significant additions leaving Boston as one of the
       problem teams in the game. In releasing all the players not on the 
       Bruin roster, you'll be left with one goalie and 5 defensemen. Best way
       around that is to create HANNU TOIVENEN in goal and MILAN JURICA, BRIAN
       WHITE or KEVIN DALLMAN on defense. Bruins do start with a very solid 
       young netminder in RAYCROFT and two top line players in THORNTON and 
       SAMSONOV. BERGERON, BOYES and HILBERT will be expected to play huge 
       roles on this decemated Bruins squad. LAPOINTE and AXELSSON should make
       for a solid third line centered by VERNARSKY. ORR may find himself into
       the line up as the Bruins main enforcer and FITZGERALD and STOCK may 
       join him on the fourth line. The defense contains two all-star D-men in
       BOYNTON and GONCHAR. GILL will add size and GIRARD will work the second
       PP-unit despite missing over a year due to injury. MORAN rounds out the
       Bruins defense. 
    
    	Hilbert-Thornton-Huml
    	Samsonov-Boyes-Bergeron
    	Axelsson-Vernarsky-Lapointe
    	Fitzgerald-Stock-Orr
    	
    	Gonchar-Boynton
    	Gill-Girard
    	White-Moran
    	Raycroft-Toivonen
    
    	
    NEW ARRVIALS 
    	Tom FITZGERALD 		TORONTO NHL
    	P.J. STOCK		FREE AGENTS
    	Kris VERNARSKY		FREE AGENTS
    	
    DEPATURES	
    	Andy DELMORE		MANNHEIM D.E.L.
    	Ted DONATO		RETIRED
    	Travis GREEN		
    	Michal GROSEK		
    	Mike KNUBLE		PHILADELPHIA NHL
    	Craig MACDONALD		
    	Daniel MCGILLIS		
    	Glen MURRAY		
    	Michal NYLANDER		RANGERS NHL
    	Sean O'DONNELL		PHOENIX NHL
    	Felix POTVIN		
    	Brian ROLSTON		MINNESOTA NHL
    	Jiri SLEGR		LITVINOV C.E.L.
    	Timothy THOMAS		JOKERIT S.M.L.
    	Rob ZAMUNER		BASEL S.N.L.
    
    D. BUFFALO SABRES
    
       The Sabres have a pretty nice team going with SATAN being their main 
       goal scorer. BRIERE has established himself as a top center and may even
       be underrated here. DRURY adds a one-two punch up the middle and DUMONT
       and AFINOGENOV could score goals in bunches - however their defense is 
       lax. HECHT can play any forward position so use that wisely. KOTALIK has
       the potential for a big year, you may want to raise his stats if he gets 
       off to a hot start. PYATT, GRIER, CONNOLLY and ROY give the Sabres 
       options on the third line. MAIR and GAUSTAD should anchor the fourth line
       with PETERS as the main enforcer. With the departure of ZHITNIK, KALININ 
       takes over as the club's top d-man and feature 8 dmen in the 70s and a 
       perfect balance of right-handed and left-handed dmen. In net the Sabres
       have three 80 rank goalies, though it may be unfair to put MILLER in that
       range just yet. BIRON has a firm hand on the starting job but NORONEN is
       capable of taking the job away. You may think about moving one in your
       franchise mode.
    
    	Dumont-Briere-Satan
    	Kotalik-Drury-Afinogenov
    	Pyatt-Hecht-Grier
    	Peters-Gaustad-Mair
    
    	Kalinin-Brown
    	McKee-Jillson
    	Tallinder-Fitzpatrick
    	Biron-Noronen
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Paul GAUSTAD		FREE AGENTS
    	Sean MCMORROW		FREE AGENTS
    	Andrew PETERS		FREE AGENTS
    	Jason POMINVILLE	FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	James PATRICK		
    	Alexei ZHITNIK
    
    E. CALGARY FLAMES
    
      This team goes as far as IGINLA takes them though they upgraded by 
      switching essentially Conroy for LANGKOW. REINPRECHT should be healthy
      now (and may deserve a stat boost). The strength of the Flames is their 
      abundance of hard-working checkers - YELLE, NILSON, WEIMER and others
      simply will never be outworked - too bad that doesn't translate very well
      into a video game. More will be expected out of LOMBARDI and KOBASEW. 
      Defense is a strong point with five 80s D-Men led by REGEHR and LEOPOLD.
      KIPRUSOFF and TUREK give you a nice combination in net as well. 
    
    	Reinprecht-Langkow-Iginla
    	Gelinas-Lombardi-Kobasew
    	Nieminen-Yelle-Nilson
    	Simon-Wiemer-Clark
    	
    	Regehr-Lydman
    	Leopold-Warrener
    	Ference-Montador
    	Kiprusoff-Turek
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Sebastien CENTOMO	FREE AGENTS
    	Brennan EVANS		FREE AGENTS
    	Daymond LANGKOW		PHOENIX NHL
    	Byron RITCHIE		FLORIDA NHL
    	Jason WIEMER		MINNESOTA NHL
    	
    DEPATURES
    	Robert DOME		SODERTALJE S.E.L.
    	Denis GAUTHIER		PHOENIX NHL
    	Dave LOWRY		
    	Dean MCAMMOND		
    	Krzysztof OLIWA		NEW JERSEY NHL
    	Oleg SAPYRKIN		PHOENIX NHL
    	Martin SONNENBERG	PHOENIX NHL
    
    F. CAROLINA HURRICANES
    
      The past few seasons have not been kind to the Canes since going to the 
      Finals. But they've set themselves up nicely with budding star STAAL 
      leading the charge with VASICEK and 30 goaler O'NEILL on his flanks. 
      BRIND'AMOUR, BAYDA and COLE will bring back the BBC line and CULLEN will
      see his share of wingers in BRENDL, VRBATA and WILLIAMS. BOULERICE has had
      injury problems but will most likely be Carolina's top enforcer. Defense
      looks pretty solid. HEDICAN and WESLEY may be getting old but they might
      be better than 80 and 79, respectively. KABERLE and FAST will help on the 
      PP-units while ST JACQUES, WALLIN and WARD handle the rough stuff. In net
      you may have to create ROB ZEPP to complete the roster accurately as the
      game only has one goalie for Carolina in GERBER. 
    
    	Vasicek-Staal-O'Neill
    	Bayda-Brind'Amour-Cole
    	Vrbata-Cullen-Williams
    	Murray-Adams-Boulerice
    	
    	Wesley-Hedican
    	Kaberle-Ward
    	Fast-St.Jacques
    	Gerber-Zepp
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Matt CULLEN		FLORIDA NHL
    	Gordie DWYER		FREE AGENTS
    	Colin FORBES		FREE AGENTS
    	Frantisek KABERLE	CAROLINA NHL
    
    DEPATURES
    	Craig ADAMS		MILANO (Italy)
    	Brad DEFAUW		VAXJO (Sweden-2)
    	Patrick DESROCHERS	FLORIDA NHL
    	Sean HILL		FLORIDA NHL
    	Tomas KURKA		
    	Jamie STORR		MANNHEIM D.E.L.
    	Damian SURMA		
    	Kevin WEEKES		RANGERS NHL
    
    G. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
    
      Will the Blackhawks ever compete again under their current ownership? I 
      still can't see why people side with the owners when you've got people 
      like Writz running franchises. There's a lot of good youth on this club 
      in ARNASON, YAKUBOV, BELL, RADULOV, VOROBIEV, ELLISON and especially 
      RUUTU. DAZE takes billing as the best forward on the Hawks in 2k5 but you
      could make an arguement for CALDER. BROWN and NICHOL give them two nice
      defensive centers but YAKUBOV will have to step into the second line role
      immediately. BARNABY is always fiesty and BELL is looking for a break-out
      season. They may be slightly generous on the Hawks defense but BERARD and 
      MCCARTHY are the best here although CULLIMORE is ranked higher than 
      MCCARTHY. Rookie BABCHUK should make a fine addition to the blueline. 
      THIBAULT has a hold on the starting job in net but LEIGHTON has gotten 
      attention as a potential starter down the road. MUNRO and ANDERSON will 
      spend time as #3 and #4 on the depth chart.
    
    	Calder-Yakubov-Vorobiev
    	Daze-Arnason-Ruutu
    	Bell-Brown-Barnaby
    	Moen-Nichol-Ellison
    
    	Berard-Poapst
    	McCarthy-Robidas
    	Cullimore-Babchuk
    	Thibault-Leighton
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Michal BARINKA		FREE AGENTS
    	Matthew BARNABY		COLORADO NHL
    	Curtis BROWN		SAN JOSE NHL
    	Jassen CULLIMORE 	TAMPA BAY NHL
    	Matt ELLISON		FREE AGENTS
    	Quintin LAING		FREE AGENTS
    	Jason MORGAN		FREE AGENTS
    	Adam MUNRO 		FREE AGENTS
    	Shawn THORNTON		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES 
    	Jonathan AITKEN		VANCOUVER NHL
    	Theoren FLEURY		
    	Igor KOROLOV		YAROSLAVL R.S.L.
    	Brett MCLEAN		COLORADO NHL
    	Steve PASSMORE		
    	Deron QUINT 		
    	Jason STRUDWICK		RANGERS NHL
    	Ryan VANDENBUSSCHE	PITTSBURGH NHL
    
    H. COLORADO AVALANCHE
    
      The Avalanche are completely loaded with talent. FORSBERG, SAKIC, TANGUAY,
      HEDJUK, BLAKE, FOOTE, LILES, ect. GM Pierre Lacroix has gone out and 
      attempted to shore up one of the Ave's biggest problems last year - PK. 
      LAPERRIERE and LAAAKSONEN will be just as important as the big name point
      guys. Players like SKRASTINS, VAANANEN and CLARK probably deserve better 
      ratings but they're already the most dangerous team in 2k5.
    
    	Tanguay-Forsberg-Hedjuk
    	Damphousse-Sakic-Svatos
    	Konowalchuk-Gratton-Hinote
    	Laaksonen-Hendrickson-Laperriere
    
    	Skrastins-Blake
    	Liles-Foote
    	Vaananen-Bougher
    	Aebsicher-Sauve
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Chris BALA		FREE AGENTS
    	Dennis BONVIE		FREE AGENTS
    	Steve BRULE		FREE AGENTS
    	Brett CLARK		FREE AGENTS
    	Mathieu DARCHE		FREE AGENTS 
    	Vincent DAMPHOUSSE	SAN JOSE NHL
    	Antti LAAKSONEN		MINNESOTA NHL
    	Ian LAPERRIERE		LOS ANGELES NHL
    	Brett MCLEAN		CHICAGO NHL
    	Andre SAVAGE		FREE AGENTS
    	D.J. SMITH		FREE AGENTS
    	
    DEPATURES
    	Matthew BARNABY		CHICAGO NHL
    	Travis BRIGLEY		
    	Jim CUMMINS		
    	Paul KARIYA		
    	Mikhail KULESHOV	
    	Steve MOORE		
    	Andrei NIKOLISHIN	CSKA R.S.L.
    	Tommy Salo		MoDo HOCKEY S.E.L.
    	Teemu SELANNE		
    
    I. COLUMBUS BLUEJACKETS
    
    	Nash-Cassels-Zherdev
    	Sanderson-Svitov-Vyborny
    	Reich-Marchant-Letowski
    	Shelley-Malhotra-Wright
    
    	Richardson-Spacek
    	Klesla-Lachance
    	Suchy-Westcott	
    	Denis-Irbe
    
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Zenith KOMARNISKI	FREE AGENTS
    	Andre LAKOS		AUSTRIA NATS (see National team section)
    	Joe MOTZKO		FREE AGENTS
    	Mike PANDOLFO		FREE AGENTS
    	Jeremy REICH		FREE AGENTS
    	Darrel SCOVILLE		FREE AGENTS
    	Radoslav SUCHY		PHOENIX NHL
    	Matthias TRITTNIG	AUSTRIA NATS (See National team section)
    
    DEPATURES
    	Fred BRATHWAITE		BARS KAZAN R.S.L.
    	Andreas ERIKSSON	
    	Brian HOLZINGER		
    	Hannes HYVONEN		D
    	David LING		TORONTO NHL
    	Derrick WALSER		BERLIN D.E.L. (CBJ retains NHL rights)
    
    J. DALLAS STARS
    
    	Morrow-Modano-Guerin
    	Turgeon-Arnott-Lehtinen
    	Miettinen-Kapanen-Svoboda
    	Ott-Barnes-DiMaio
    
    	Erskine-Zubov
    	Daley-Boucher
    	Sweeney-Klemm
    	Turco-Ellis
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Dan ELLIS		FREE AGENTS
    	Mike SIKLENKA		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Valeri BURE		
    	Shayne CORSON
    	Richard MATVICHUK	NEW JERSEY NHL	
    	Teppo NUMMINEN			
    	Daren OLIVER
    	Lubomir SEKERAS		NUREMBERG D.E.L.
    	Blake SLOAN		
    	Chris THERIEN
    	Ron TUGNUTT
    	Scott YOUNG
    
    K. DETROIT RED WINGS
      
      Technically YZERMAN is a free agent but if he's not a RED WING he'd
      probably rather retire. Keep him on the squad for now. 
    
    	Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Shannahan
    	Whitney-Lang-Holmstrom
    	Maltby-Yzerman-Williams
    	Manlow-Draper-McCarty
    
    	Hatcher-Lidstrom
    	Chelios-Dandenault
    	Kronwall-Woolley
    	Joseph-LeGace
            
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Bryan HELMER		PHOENIX NHL
    	Eric MANLOW		ISLANDERS NHL
    
    DEPATURES
    	Boyd DEVEREAUX		PHOENIX NHL
    	Brett HULL		PHOENIX	NHL
    	Kevin MILLER		
    	Anders MYRVOLD		
    	Mathieu SCHNEIDER	
    	Steve THOMAS		
    
    L. EDMONTON OILERS
    
    	York-Smyth-Dvorak
    	Torres-Stoll-Hemskey
    	Moreau-Horcoff-Isbister
    	Pisani-Reasoner-Laraque
    
    	Brewer-Smith
    	Cross-Staios
    	Semenov-Ulanov
    	Conklin-Markkanen
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Rick MROZIK		FREE AGENTS
    	Toby PETERSEN 		PITTSBURGH NHL
     	Dave ROCHE		FREE AGENTS 
    
    DEPATURES
    	Scott FERGUSON 		
    	Mikko LUOMA		MALMO S.E.L. (Oilers retain NHL rightS)
    	Petr NEDVED		PHOENIX NHL
    
    M. FLORIDA PANTHERS
    
    	Huselius-Jokinen-Horton
    	Nedorost-Weiss-Kolnik
    	Hagman-Taticek-Berglund
    	Hordichuk-Payer-Jardine
    
    	Bouwmeester-Hill
    	Mezei-VanRyn
    	Carins-Karpovtsev
    	Luongo-McLennan
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Eric CAIRNS		ISLANDERS NHL
    	Gregory CAMPBELL	FREE AGNETS
    	Patrick DESROCHERS	CAROLINA NHL
    	Burke HENRY		FREE AGENTS
    	Sean HILL		CAROLINA NHL
    	Ryan JARDINE		FREE AGENTS
    	Ty JONES		FREE AGENTS
    	Alexander KARPOVTSEV	ISLANDERS NHL
    	Joel KWIATKOWSKI	WASHINGTON NHL
    	Jamie MCLENNAN		RANGERS NHL
    	Gratn MCNEILL		FREE AGENTS
    	Serge PAYER		FREE AGENTS
    	Josh OLSON		FREE AGENTS
    	Travis SCOTT		FREE AGENTS
    	
    
    DEPATURES
    	Donald AUDETTE		
    	Matt CULLEN		CAROLINA NHL
    	Paul HEALEY		
    	Kristian KUDROC		
    	Simon LAJEUNESSE
    	Andreas LILJA		NASHVILLE NHL	
    	Eric MESSIER	
    	Lyle ODELEIN		
    	Byron RITCHIE		CALGARY NHL
    	Mikael SAMUELSSON	
    	Steve SHEILDS		
    	Denis SHVIDKI		Yaroslavl R.S.L. (Florida retains NHL rights)
    	Jeff TOMS		
    	Pavel TRNKA		Plzen C.E.L.
    
    N. LOS ANGELES KINGS
    
    	Frolov-Straka-Cammalleri
    	Robitaille-Conroy-Brown
    	Armstrong-Belanger-Klatt
    	Avery-Pirnes-Cowan
    
    	Norstrom-Miller
    	Visnovsky-Dempsey
    	Corvo-Quintal
    	Garon-Cechmanek
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Noah CLARKE		FREE AGENTS
    	Ryan FLINN		FREE AGENTS
    	Denis GREBESHKOV	FREE AGENTS
    	Jason HOLLAND 		FREE AGENTS
    	Tom KOSTOPOULOS		PITTSBURGH NHL
    	Chris SCHMIDT		FREE AGENTS
    	Brad SMYTH		FREE AGENTS
    	Mike WEAVER		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Jason ALLISON
    	Brad CHARTRAND 		
    	Adam DEADMARSH		
    	Milan HNILICKA		
    	Ian LAPERRIERE		COLORADO NHL
    	Jaroslav MODRY		ATLANTA NHL
    	Zigmund PLAFFY	
    	Jozef STUMPEL	
    	John TRIPP		MANNHEIM D.E.L.
    	Tomas ZIZKA		
    
    O. MINNESOTA WILD
    
    	
    	Daigle-Wallin-
    	
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Raymond GIROUX		NEW JERSEY NHL
    	Kirby LAW		PHILADELPHIA NHL
    	Brian ROLSTON		BOSTON NHL
    
    
    DEPATURES
    	Antti LAAKSONEN		COLORADO
    	Bill MUCKLAT	
    	Travis ROCHE		ATLANTA NHL
    	Jason WIEMER		CALGARY NHL	
    
    P. MONTREAL CANADIENS
    
    	Zednik-Koivu-Ryder
    	Bulis-Ribeiro-Hossa
    	Dagenais-Bonk-Sundstrom
    	Ivanans-Begin-Ward
    
    	Markov-Brisebois
    	Souray-Rivet
    	Hainsey-Komisarek
    	Theodore-Huet
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Francois BEAUCHEMIN	FREE AGENTS
    	Benoit DUSABLON		FREE AGENTS
    	Gavin MORGAN		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	J.F. DAMPHOUSSE	
    	Jim DOWD		
    	Benoit GRATTON		LUGANO S.N.L.
    	Alexei KOVALEV	
    	Darren LANGDON		NEW JERSEY NHL
    	Yanic PERRAULT		
    	Patrick TRAVERSE	
    
    Q. NASHVILLE PREDATORS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Vernon FIDDLER		FREE AGENTS 
    	Simon GAMACHE		FREE AGENTS
    	Darren HAYDAR		FREE AGENTS
    	Andreas LILJA		FLORIDA NHL
    	Libor PIVKO		FREE AGENTS
    	Cam SEVERSON 		ANAHEIM NHL
    	Jerred SMITHSON 	FREE AGENTS
    	Jeremy YABLONSKI	FREE AGENTS 
    	
    DEPATURES
    	Brad BOMBARDIR		
    	Andreas JOHANSSON	GENEVE-SERVETTE S.N.L.
    	Jan LASAK	
    	Rem MURRAY		RETIRED?
    	Robert SCHNABEL		SPARTA C.E.L.
    	Jason YORK		
    	Sergei ZHOLTOK		
    
    R. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Bobby ALLEN		FREE AGENTS
    	Darren LANGDON		MONTREAL NHL
    	Richard MATVICHUK	DALLAS NHL
    	Krzysztof OLIWA		CALGARY NHL
    	Pascal RHEAUME		ST LOUIS NHL
    	Ray SCHULTZ		FREE AGENTS
    	Rob SKRLAC		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Tommy ALBELIN		RETIRED
    	Craig DARBY		TAMPA BAY NHL
    	Raymond GIROUX		MINNESOTA NHL
    	Stephen GUOLLA		KLOTEN S.N.L.
    	Steve KARIYA		TAMPERE S.M.L.
    	Corey SCHWAB		
    	Turner STEVENSON	PHILADELPHIA NHL
    
    S. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Jim CAMPBELL		FREE AGENTS
    	Barrett HEISTEN		FREE AGENTS
    	Dieter KOCHAN		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Eric CAIRNS		FLORIDA NHL
    	Mariusz CZERKAWSKI	
    	Jeff HAMILTON		
    	Alexander KARPOVTSEV	FLORIDA NHL
    	Alan LETANG		HAMBURG D.E.L.
    	Eric MANLOW		DETROIT NHL
    	Cliff RONNING		
    	Brandon SMITH
    	Garth SNOW
    
    T. NEW YORK RANGERS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Martin GRIENER		FREE AGENTS
    	Jeff MACMILLAN		FREE AGENTS
    	Jason MARSHALL		FREE AGENTS
    	Michael NYLANDER	BOSTON NHL
    	Richard SCOTT		FREE AGENTS
    	Jason STRUDWICK		CHICAGO NHL
    	Layne ULMER		FREE AGENTS
    	Stephan VALIQUETTE	FREE AGENTS
    	Kevin WEEKES		CAROLINA NHL
    	Chad WISEMAN		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Joel BOUCHARD	
    	Pavel BURE			
    	Josh GREEN 		
    	Mike GREEN		NUREMBERG D.E.L.
    	Jan HLAVAC		SPRATA C.E.L.
    	Jeff HEEREMA		VANCOUVER NHL
    	John JAKOPIN		AUSBERGER D.E.L.
    	Daniel LACOUTURE	
    	Cory LAROSE		ATLANTA NHL
    	Eric LINDROS		
    	Chris MCALLISTER	
    	Sandy MCCARTHY		
    	Jamie MCLENNAN		FLORIDA NHL
    	Mark MESSIER
    	Boris MIRONOV	
    	Ales PISA		
    	Jamie PUSHOR
    	
    U. OTTAWA SENATORS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Jesse FIBIGER		SAN JOSE NHL
    	Pat KAVANAGH		VANCOUVER NHL
    	Chris KELLY		FREE AGENTS
    	Charlie STEPHENS	FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Peter BONDRA		
    	Jody HULL		
    	Curtis LESCHYSHYN	
    	Glen METROPOLIT		
    	Rob RAY			
    	Todd SIMPSON		
    	Petr SMREK		EHC WOLFSBERG D.E.L.
    	Brad TAPPER		NUREMBERG D.E.L.
    	Shaun VAN ALLEN		
    
    V. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Craig BERUBE		FREE AGENTS 
    	Mike KNUBLE		BOSTON NHL
    	Eric MELOCHE		FREE AGENTS
    	Turner STEVENSON	NEW JERSEY NHL
    
    DEPATURES
    	Kirby LAW		MINNESOTA NHL
    	Vladimir MALAKHOV	
    	Mike PELUSO		
    	Mark RECCHI		PITTSBURGH NHL
    	Alexei ZHAMNOV		
    
    V. PHOENIX COYOTES
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Rick BERRY		WASHINGTON NHL
    	Boyd DEVEREAUX		DETROIT NHL
    	Doug DOULL		FREE AGENTS
    	Denis GAUTHIER		CALGARY NHL
    	Brett HULL 		DETROIT NHL
    	Sheldon KEEFE		TAMPA BAY NHL
    	Petr NEDVED		EDMONOTON NHL
    	Sean O'DONNELL		BOSTON NHL 
    	Mike RICCI		SAN JOSE NHL
    	Oleg SARPYKIN		CALGARY NHL
    	Brian SAVAGE		ST LOUIS NHL 
    	Jonathan SIM		PITTSBURGH NHL
    	Martin SONNENBERG	CALGARY NHL
    
    DEPATURES
    	Goran BEZINA		GENEVE-SERVETTE S.N.L.
    	Bryan HELMER		DETROIT NHL
    	Tom KOIVISTO		FROLUNDA S.E.L.
    	Daymond LANGKOW		CALGARY NHL
    	Ivan NOVOSELTSEV	TOGLIATTI R.S.L.
    	J.M. PELLETIER		
    	Todd REIRDEN		
    	Radoslav SUCHY		COLUMBUS NHL
    	Mike WILSON		
    
    W. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
    
      Much like Yzerman in Detroit, LEMIEUX IS NOT going to play for another
      club so even though he's a Free Agent, I wouldn't put him there. 
      There seems to be confusion on whether SIVEK or MOROZOV's contracts have
      out-clauses that will help them return to the NHL. It seems as though 
      MOROZOV signed a contract he can't get out of so you may want to release
      him. I've heard varying reports on SIVEK's deal with Sparta in Prague.
      Either way, Pittsburgh retains the NHL rights of both for now.
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Shane ENDICOTT		FREE AGENTS
    	Matthew HUSSEY		FREE AGENTS
    	Mark RECCHI 		PHILADELPHIA NHL
    	Jonathan SIM		PHOENIX NHL
    	Ryan VANDENBUSSCHE	CHICAGO NHL
    
    DEPATURES 
    	J.S. AUBIN	
    	Patrick BOILEAU		LAUSANNE S.N.L.
    	Kelly BUCHBERGER	
    	Dan FOCHT		
    	Tom KOSTOPOULUS		LOS ANGELES NHL	
    	Steve MCKENNA
    	Aleksey MOROZOV		BARS KAZAN R.S.L. (Penguins retain rights)
    	Toby PETERSON		EDMONTON NHL
    	Reid SIMPSON		
    	Michal SIVEK		SPARTA C.E.L. (Penguins retain rights)
    	Landon WILSON		ESPOON S.M.L.
    
    X. SAN JOSE SHARKS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Curtis BROWN		CHICAGO NHL
    	Vincent DAMPHOUSSE	COLORADO NHL
    	Jesse FIBIGER		OTTAWA NHL
    	Todd HARVEY		
    	Seamus KOTYK		
    	Jason MARSHALL		RANGERS NHL
    	Mike RICCI		PHOENIX NHL
    
    Y. ST LOUIS BLUES
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	John POHL		FRE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES 
    	Murray BARON	
    	Mike DANTON		
    	Pavol DEMITRA	
    	Jef FINLEY 			
    	Christian LAFLAMME	KASSEL D.E.L.
    	Al MACINNIS		
    	Steve MARTINS		JYP JYVASKYLA S.M.L.
    	Steve MCLAREN		TAMPA BAY NHL
    	Scott MELLANBY		ATLANTA NHL
    	Chris OSGOOD		
    	Pascal RHEAUME		NEW JERSEY NHL
    
    Z. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
    
    NEW ARRIVALS	
    	Craig DARBY		NEW JERSEY NHL
    	Steve MCLAREN		ST LOUIS NHL
    	Valcalv PROSPAL		ANAHEIM NHL
    	Jarrod SKALDE		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Ben CLYMER	
    	Jassen CULLIMORE	CHICAGO	
    	Sheldon KEEFE		PHOENIX NHL
    	Evegeny KONSTANTINOV	DYNAMO R.S.L.
    	Stanislav NECKAR	
    	Jimmie OLVESTAD		DJURGARDEN S.E.L. (Tampa retains rights)
    	Eero SOMERVUORI		KARPAT S.M.L. (Tampa retains NHL rights)	
    	Cory STILLMAN		
    	Pascal TREPANIER	NUREMBERG D.E.L.
    
    aA. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	David LING		COLUMBUS NHL
    	Jason MACDONALD		FREE AGENTs
    	
    DEPATURES
    	Drake BERHOWSKY	
    	Aaron GAVEY	
    	Tom FITZGERALD		BOSTON NHL
    	Ron FRANCIS		
    	Josh HOLDEN		MORGES S.N.L.
    	Calle JOHANSSON		
    	Trevor KIDD		
    	Bryan MARCHMENT		
    	Robert REICHEL		LITVINOV C.E.L.
    	Mikael RENBERG		LULEA S.E.L.	
    	
    BB. VANCOUVER CANUCKS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Johnathan AITKEN	CHICAGO NHL
    	Joe DIPENTA		FREE AGENTS
    	wade FLAHERTY		FREE AGENTS
    	Lee GOREN		FREE AGENTS
    	Jeff HEEREMA		RANGERS NHL	
    
    DEPATURES
    	Magnus ARVEDSSON	FARJESTAD S.E.L.
    	Sylvain BLOUIN		
    	Marc BERGEVIN	
    	Johan HEDBERG		LEKSANDS (Sweden-2)
    	Mikko JOKELA		HPK S.M.L. (Canucks retain NHL rights)
    	Pat KAVANAGH		OTTAWA NHL
    	Mike KEANE		
    	Mats LINDGREN		
    	Chris NIELSEN		
    	Jaroslav OBSUT		LULEA S.E.L.
    	Sean PRONGER		FRANKFURT D.E.L.
    	Brandon REID		HAMBURG D.E.L. (Canucks retain NHL rights)
    	Martin RUCINSKY		LITVINOV C.E.L. 
    	Sergei VARLAMOV		BARS KAZAN R.S.L.
    
    CC. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
    
    NEW ARRIVALS
    	Jeff PAUL		FREE AGENTS
    
    DEPATURES
    	Mel ANGELSTAD		BELFAST (England)
    	Bates BATTAGLIA		
    	Rick BERRY		PHOENIX NHL
    	Sebastien CHARPENTIER	
    	J.F. FORTIN		
    	J.L. GRAND-PIERRE	
    	John GRUDEN		
    	Chris HAJT		
    	Craig JOHNSON		HAMBERG D.E.L.
    	Joel KWIATKOWSKI	FLORIDA NHL
    	Kip MILLER		
    	Brad NORTON		
    	Andrej PODJKONICKY	LIBEREC C.E.L.
    	Todd ROHLOFF		
    	Rastislav STANA 	SODERTALJE S.E.L. (Caps retain NHL rights)
    	Roman TVRDON		NOTTINGHAM (England)
     
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    8. HISTROIC TEAMS
    
    ANAHEIM 2003
    
    MINNESOTA 2003
    
    CAROLINA 2002
    
    SAN JOSE 2002
    
    COLORADO 2001
    
    NEW JERSEY 2000
    
    BUFFALO 1999
    
    DALLAS 1999
    
    WASHINGTON 1998
    
    OTTAWA 1998
    
    ANAHEIM 1997
    
    OILERS 1997
    
    RANGERS 1997 
    
    TAMPA BAY 1996
    
    COLORADO 1996
    
    DETROIT 1996
    
    FLORIDA 1996
    
    NEW JERSEY 1995
    
    BUFFALO 1994
    
    SAN JOSE 1994
    
    RANGERS 1994
    
    VANCOUVER 1994
    
    QUEBEC 1993
    
    WINNIPEG 1993
    
    CHICAGO 1993
    
    MONTREAL 1993
    
    LOS ANGELES 1993
    
    BOSTON 1993
    
    ISLANDERS 1993
    
    TORONTO 1993
    
    PITTSBURGH 1992
    
    ST LOUIS 1991
    
    EDMONTON 1990
    
    CALGARY 1989
    
    WASHINGTON 1988
    
    PHILADELPHIA 1987
    
    MONTREAL 1986
    
    EDMONTON 1984
    
    ISLANDERS 1982
    
    MINNESOTA N.STARS 1981
    
    MONTREAL 1977
    
    PITTSBURGH 1975
    
    WASHINGTON 1975
    
    BUFFALO 1975
    
    PHILADELPHIA 1974
    
    BOSTON 1972
    
    MONTREAL 1968
    
    BRUINS ALL-TIME
    
    CHICAGO ALL-TIME
    
    DETROIT ALL-TIME
    
    MONTREAL ALL-TIME
    
    RANGER ALL-TIME
    
    TORONTO ALL-TIME
    
    CHICAGO 1967
    
    RANGERS 1967
    
    BOSTON 1957
    
    MONTREAL 1956
    
    DETROIT 1952
    
    TORONTO 1951
    
    
    
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    9. NATIONAL TEAMS
    
    AUSTRIA
    
      The Austrian National is fairly accurate in 2k5. Divis's commitments to
      his NHL club usually make him unavailable to the Austrians but he's still
      the best goalie the country has produced up to this point. Dalpiaz is no
      longer with the Senior team and the Austrians are instead using three 
      under 25 goalies in real life (see below for their names) Both Andre Lakos
      (Lekus) and Mattias Trittnig (Trettnog) are over in the States with 
      Columbus now so you may want to 'create' them for the BJs and change their
      names later. At the International level, Austrian hockey has had a sort of
      change towards younger players and 2k5's Austrian roster is a bit outdated 
      and full of older players.
    
    Reinhard DIVIS G 	Reinhard DIVIS G (also on St Louis)
    Claus Delpoez G       	Claus DALPIAZ G
    Matthias Trettnog C	Matthias TRITTNIG C (going to Columbus)
    Dieter Kelt LW		Dieter KALT LW
    Christoph Brendnir C	Christoph BRANDER C (also on Minnesota)
    Andre Lekus D		Andre LAKOS D (going to Columbus)
    
    
    BELARUS
    
    CANADA
    
    CZECH REPUBLIC
    
    DENMARK
    
      The Danes roster is a bit confusing
    
    Martin Andreason D 	Andreas ANDREASEN D
    
    FINLAND
    
    FRANCE
    
    GERMANY
    
    KAZAKHSTAN
    
    LATVIA
    
    RUSSIA
    
    SLOVAKIA
    
    SWEDEN
    
    SWITZERLAND
    
    UKRAINE
    
    UNITED STATES
    
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    10. PLAYER INFO FIXES
    
    ANAHEIM
    
    POSITION MOVES
    
    McDonald to RW
    
    NAME CHANGES
    
    Chistov to Tchistov (optional, he spells it with a 'C' in the NHL)
    
    MINNESOTA
    
    POSITION MOVES
    
    Burns to D
    
    
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    11. THANKS
    
    LeatherFace61
    
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