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Eastside Hockey Manager

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EHM offers fans the most realistic, in-depth and immersive simulation of hockey management available, giving them the chance to manage either club or country in any of the world’s top hockey-playing nations.
EHM allows you to take full control of your roster – you decide who to sign, who to trade and who to draft. You assemble the perfect coaching team and then, with everything in place, you can choose to either employ a head coach to guide your team from behind the bench, or take control of the coaching duties yourself. Whichever you choose, you can follow the action ‘live’ or watch the game highlights afterwards through the realistic ‘top down’ 2D game engine.
To mark its move from Early Access to full availability, EHM now offers a number of new and updated features, including: a greater number of playable domestic leagues and cup competitions; Steam Workshop integration; additional screen resolutions and a multiplayer option which allows up to 30 players to compete against one another and many more improvements inspired by user feedback.Eastside Hockey Manager – Key Features
Dynamic 2D Game Engine
Follow the action in either your own games or those of your rivals through the advanced ‘top-down’, 2D game engine, which incorporates state-of-the-art physics modelling (including realistic deflections and shot-blocking) and convincing player AI. There’s even a zoom mode for those who want to get closer to the action.
Realistic Contemporary Game World
A detailed game world where players can manage and coach in more than 30 playable domestic leagues and cup competitions from across the globe, each of which features up-to-date rules and league structures.
Multiplayer Action
Up to 30 players can compete head to head in in the same online game world.
Steam Workshop Integration
EHM includes support for the inclusion of user-generated content (such as custom databases and graphics) through the easy-to-use Steam Workshop system.
Complete Roster Management
Full control over the building and management of your roster, including everything from offering contracts to scouting, drafting promising players and trading with other teams.
Complete Personnel Management
Full control over non-playing personnel, including the ability to sign coaches, scouts and physios.
Total Tactical Control
Coaches can get the best out of their roster by creating and managing detailed tactics that can be configured to an entire team, an individual unit or even a single player.
Lifelike Trade Negotiations
Managers can gauge interest to trade proposals from their opposite numbers as well as getting feedback from their own assistant. Each team has their own needs and some are ready to offload prospects for that key veteran that makes them a true contender whilst others might be looking to move high-earning veterans in order to rebuild through the draft.
Intuitive User Interface
The centralised navigation bar makes management easier and more intuitive with all key management controls incorporated into the main menu bar.
Improved Player Progression
Players develop and age naturally, with new players coming through the junior systems and older players eventually retiring or moving on into non-playing careers. Furthermore, the role-based attribute modelling makes players more realistic and more varied.
International Management
EHM includes the opportunity to manage international teams (including U20s) in all of the key tournaments – and many less high-profile competitions too.
Database Import
The database format allows the importing of user-generated up-to-date rosters and even historical starting databases (created for earlier versions of EHM).
And Much, Much More…
…including detailed financial modelling of player contracts, salary caps and player budgets; a nation overview screen which allows you to view all of the top leagues, clubs and players for each country; player/non-player profiles; an option to start the game with a fantasy draft; all-star games with skills competitions and many, many other features.

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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 3, Intel Core, AMD Athlon - 1GHz+
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: NVidia GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, ATI Radeon 9800, Intel GMA X3100 - 128MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution : 1024x768
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Translated by
Microsoft from French
Great game, since version 2007 many improvements have been made. A game that is the only one currently to satisfy me to manage a franchise NHL (outside the simulated Leagues). No bugs to date on the version installed on my PC, nothing to complain about the quality of the developments. The next updates will be a great time for the game to evolve to more realism and an interface can be more modern:)
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Microsoft from Swedish
Early Access Review So i like the game so far its fun and a good manager game. But now after playing 25+ games a player got injuerd and will be gone for 10 games sure its part of the game np BUT i cant proceed to the next game as the player that is injuerd is still in the lineup and i have no clue how to remove him ? Rightclicked on him in the lineups so the spot as LW is empty going crazy as i have tryed everything except selling him wich i dont whant to do as hes one of my best players. Any ideas how i can remove him from the lineup untill hes fit again?
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Microsoft from Swedish
I loved the old EHM games but I can't recommend this, since the game was released out of early access it seems to be crashing a lot for people, I myself can't even start a game, I can load the game and in the menu whatever I click it causes the game to crash , I've tried go to forums to find a fix but they're barely ever read and hardly any replies, the bug thread on Steam is redirected to the official forums. If you can actually get the game to work (which I could in early access) it's not a bad game but it just seems that it has started to crash even more after the release from early access so if you get the game to work if you buy it , save continuously and often, make backups.
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Microsoft from French
Early Access Review This is a very good and fun game to play! There is a lot of things you can do and the majority of the game is good. There is still some room for improvement tho. It would be nice if there was a kind of encyclopedia in the menu so you can understand how the game works because it is very complicated at first. It wouls be nice if the gm AI would be better and this is my main problem in my game. I've seen Colorado trade Landeskog for Grant Clitsome from WPG which is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. I found it also really difficult to make a trade between a human and a computer. I tried to trade for Matt Hackett (whick is an average second goalie) and it took me 5 first round picks, 2 2nd round picks, Jack Eichel and Keith Kinkaid for it to go just trough. Of course i rejected the deal and now im stuck with Kinkaid for 4 months because Schneider is injured
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