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NHL 2004 Walkthrough for Dynasty mode!! BY: Steve Basaraba THIS IS COPYRIGHTED!!!! Steve-o inc. Chapters 1- Whats new 2- Create a team or pick one 3- When do you want to win 4- Intro to the dynasty 5- Deep into the dynasty 6- Stanley cup contenders 7- Hints and tips! Note: This will also work for PS2, XBOX, Gamecube ect. Chapter 1 Whats new!? Well theres a lot that's new like better gameplay, Way better sound, new fight engine that lets you fight when you want to,of course the dynsaty mode and the plain old season mode,better graphics (well at least they think so),The international leagues and quick play sratigies. Chapter 2 If you want Create your own team and get all pretty average players.(80s or so) Look at every team and just a few find some average players like sean hill, martin gerber,Gary roberts ect.You should get 5 of every position ex. 5 RW, 5LW or even six. Then after that then get some players that are about 85-90 and get about 2 or 3 of them (2 forwards and 1 defense, well you should) then Get goalies. For your starter get some goalie thats about 85-88 averege such as David aebischer. After 88 they get expensive.For a backup get someone like markkenen or Steve shields (80- 85).By the end you should only have at the max 25 players and 3 goalies (28) If you want to choose a team the choose a averege team like 82-86 overall like maybe the oilers,columbus,nashville or the flames. Note: If you are creating a team you can create a player for the team and add him to the team. Chapter 3 So now you decide if you wanna win right a way or win later. If you wanna win soon then trade your draft picks for players. Round 1 pick= 85-94 overall player Round 2 pick=78-85 overall player Round 3 pick= 74-78 overall player round 4 pick= 68-74 player Round 5 pick=50-65. Now this can vary from team to team some managers are harder to deal with then others and maybe will only take a 85 overall player for a first rounder. This is just a estimate. Chapter 4 If you want to you can go explore the dynasty mode before you do anything. Theres thing called Gm experience points. You get them if you make good trades, Make a big profit for the owners and just doing good things. If you go to coach options then select manage rosters and you can check out your players in the minors ( right side) and whose playing for you. If you click on a player it has the morale just below the left screen. If you go to GM options theres many things you can do you can check out your office. Check the rankings of GM's in the NHL. upgrade your facilities and your staff, Check your finances trade players, check contracts and sign free agents.Tip: If you sign free agents sign them for a few hundred thou less then they ask. And always sign them for six years!! In the dynasty mode they make it as realistic as possible. The players average can go up or down. When you start all the players averages go down by like 5 or so.Ok Now i suggest you go to contracts ( 'Your' office then Contracts).Click on years and go to the bottom,like I said before sign them for a few hundred thou less then they ask and for 6 years. Then play a few games check your lines if you want to change them then go ahead. If your team is playing bad right now then chages the lines or call someone up from the farm team (coach options then manage rosters, select a player on the right screen and click call up then choose someone on the left screen and click call down) or even sign a free agent thats over 80 overall cause otherwise he will suck cause the overall goes down.After if you want to go to the coachs options and check out the scouting report the team report or the progress report. Ok now i suggest you don't sim any games or atleast only a few cause you usually lose. Now check your finances ('Your' office then finances), check how much money your making ( bottom right corner) if it says zero then your in the hole and you must try to upgrade your marketing or get rid of some players. So to finish off your season just play the games and if you have to sign some free agents trade some players for other players and then if you want get some draft picks or even upgrade your staff and facilities. Note: The ticker will say when you have upgrade points ( red strip near bottom) Chapter 5 Ok now that your in the off-season the rookie draft is coming up. Now you should give practices to your team (double click on the day you want a practice) and lots of them make sure they get some days off though like every secon day set up a long practice then your teams overall will go up. Now here is the rookie draft draft plaers that you think are good.Note: if you have good scouting you won't have to guess. Now i suggest if you don't have good scouting and can't see there overall then you should click on speed and get someone fast. If that doesnt work try endurance. Now after you are done go to contracts and check the overall of the rookies you drafted. Check their potental if its high and there overall is above 65 then sign them.Note: if you don't know what potental is then it means if they are able to get better then they are now. Chapter 6 Keep repeating chapter 5 and 4 until you think you have a stanley cup contending team.note: Now it is ok if you only make a few million for the owners cause you are gonna win the stanley cup, the owners would rather see you win the stanley cup then make them money. If you are losing money thats ok cause you'll win the stanley cup unless you're in debt by 5 mill. or more. Ok now since you want to win the stanley cup now you can trade some of your draft picks for good players. Hopefully by now your draft picks are good players. Ok now go through your season and finish it off if you make the playoffs then DO NOT SIM ANY PLAYOFF GAMES!!!! play them all and then if you get to the final play them all and there you go you won the stanley cup!!!!! Chapter 7 Hint: If you are losing badly in a important game then just quit and it doesnt sim the game so just replay it or if its in the season then you can sim it. Hint: I suggest you use a controller ( if you play PS2 or xbox or whatever) then it will be easier for you. If I missed something can you please email me and tell me. Tell me your cheatcodes name and i will credit you my email is email@example.com P.S I will be writing a faq on NHL 2005 once I am familiar with it's Dynasty mode( NHL 2005 is AWESOME PPL so if i were u i would get it soon!!!!!!) and the game itself. BY: Steve B. or Steveo_1092(used to be stevieyzerman)