I'm not seeing an answer to my question. Honestly, leagues weren't even really much of a thought in previous years (partly because of how bare bones they were). Of course I'll acknowledge that the basic structure for GM Connected is a great thing...but the execution just left a lot to be desired. No matter what your opinion is, we're staring at another 82 game season.
I don't even know if an NHL 12 league would work (flex scheduling leagues tend to fizzle out for whatever reason). Maybe we're better suited for it now after doing an 82 game season, but who knows. But I can say with certainty that OTP/Club play is more enjoyable, and I think that's why several people are making the switch.
As for 14...I'd like to tell you I'm not going to buy it. I don't want to buy it. But I also love hockey. And when the actual sport comes back from what is almost guaranteed to be another lost season, I don't know how easy it will be to swindle me again. And like I said, the game plays nothing like it did at launch anyway. So, how do you ever really know what you're going to end up with?
This. I guess I'm in the minority here because I don't play club games. And I'm sure I'll buy NHL 14 whenever it comes out (like I do every year) and I'll hope it is better than this years (knowing that it won't be).
I wish they would come out with one game and have regular patches for it and just have you pay every year for the newest rosters instead of shelling out $60 a year for basically a roster update.