Editor’s note: For today’s blog, we have invited long-time Out of the Park Developments board member Tiger Fan to share one of his historical simulations with Franchise Hockey Manager 2. Please note: The screenshots have been modified to cover up league logos and player photos. Take it away, Tiger Fan:
Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr. The argument comes up many times as to who was the greatest player in hockey history. While the Great One and Mr. Hockey enjoyed long, productive and relatively injury-free careers, the same can sadly not be said for number 4, Bobby Orr.
Many of course have wondered about just what kind of numbers Orr could have put up had he been blessed with two good knees and a long career.
FHM2 gives us the opportunity to find out through historical mode. I imported the 1966-67 season, Orr’s rookie year, and made one small edit to Orr, lowering his injury proneness from 17 to 6 with the hopes we will see a full career from him.
I then sat back and let the game engine go to work, simming 15 years ahead to see what might have been for Orr and the Bruins.