HUT – NHL 17 and NHL 18 Division 1 Championship Rosters

Better late than never. Another year is almost completely in the books and HC Turbo has managed to secure it’s third consecutive Division One Title on the Playstation 4. The ’16 and ’17 Titles were won playing no money spent with the standard edition of the game. This past season, I purchased the NHL 18 Young Stars edition of the game and benefited from a free pack per week and the pre-order bonuses to start the game’s life cycle.

I thought it would be fun to compare my Championship Rosters from ’17 and ’18.

NHL 17

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D Pairing 1

D Pairing 2

D Pairing 3

Goaltenders

As you can see, I managed to win the title with a lot of base cards. I only generated coins through playing games and only purchased my players off of the auction house.

Nhl 18

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D Pairing 1

D Pairing 2

D Pairing 3

Goaltenders

I was able to sweep a D1 title on my first try in D1 this season. Aside from the pre-order packs and a few solo-challenges, I also only generated coins in ’18 solely through playing games. The market in NHL 18 was skewed fairly early and the addition of Ice cards made it easy to accumulate a nice looking team without investing too much time or money.

It was nice to achieve my Division 1 aspirations without having too much time to invest in the game. I also appreciated the softer market this season, as it allowed me to play with my all time favourite player Luc Robitaille. The pre-order packs were worth it due to the coins saved on contracts and steady small stream of coin income that was produced. I also pulled the 94 Ice Stamkos from a pre-order pack.

Aside from X-mas Richards (who happens to be my highest rated player in the last two seasons), my highest rated skater in NHL ’17 was an 89 and my lowest was an 87. In NHL 18, other than my base Doughty card, my lowest overall was a 90.

My final thoughts on NHL 18 are discussed in my NHL 18 HUT Year-in-Review post. The addition of HUT Champions, solos and the substantial pre-order / loyalty bonuses for NHL 19 lead me to believe that putting together a competitive roster should not be a problem for a no money spent player in ’19.

If the RPM skating technology and better puck pick-ups work as advertised, it could be the best NHL game yet.

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