HeadLine Interview With Management

With Chicago Wolves GM Meestah Don

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    Interview With Management - With Chicago Wolves GM Meestah Don.

    jaredrox1103


    Thanks for joining me today Meestah. What is going to follow is a couple of questions allowing the LG society to get to know the person behind the name, and a couple tips that you would be willing to give to prospective TC'ers


    MeestahDon


    Sounds good


    jaredrox1103


    Let's start it off. How long have you been playing NHL competitively?


    MeestahDon


    I’ve been playing EASHL since nhl 11 or so just with friends from school and such but I didn’t get into playing LG until it made its way onto the next gen consoles in NHL 16


    jaredrox1103


    How did you find out about LG? Through friends, or by playing drop ins?


    MeestahDon


    Saw a lot of people talking about it on twitter and in another smaller league that me and a few buddies played on the side. They always talked it up to be the best league for competition so we decided to give it a go


    jaredrox1103


    Piggie backing on saying it was talked up to being the best league. Do you agree with that statement?


    MeestahDon


    Absolutely. The best level of competition is here on LG. There are other leagues to play in for fun but when it comes down to it LG has the most players in it so it helps with the level of competition


    jaredrox1103


    I agree. Once I stepped foot into this league the competition level was intense. It can be very easy to be lost in the mix with other TC's. So what made you want to go into management?


    MeestahDon


    My first season in LG on Xbox I had to ride out a season in the CHL like every new player on the site has to but luckily I was with a few of my friends from school who all decided to play as well. After that first season of seeing how it was to help run that team me and Paulychunks have ran almost every team we’ve been on for both Xbox and PSN until this season. Something about management being able to build your own team makes it fun and it helps that you have control over how good your team can be


    jaredrox1103


    With being management though. It definitely causes some problems, lots of different egos running around. How do you find ways to ease the tension, and have the team preform with harmony

    MeestahDon


    Ya there are some times where you can run into problems like that. For the most part when I’m building a team I focus more on people I know and people I can trust. If there’s someone I’m picking up that I don’t know I go and talk to people that person has played with to get their opinion on how they are as a person and how they are on the sticks. One of the most underrated parts to building a team is to have everybody on the same page like one big family. Anyone who’s been apart of my teams in the past will tell you that we’re all a tight group that can play the game.


    jaredrox1103

    That is always important in this kind of environment, teams of the past have larger than life egos to the point where the whole team turns against each other and therefore collapses. That being said. What advice would you give to a new manager, or one that is currently facing these cancerous problems?


    MeestahDon


    My advice would be to get out in front of it. Let people know before anything gets out of hand that some things won’t be tolerated in the team chat. With that being said however there’s always friendly chirping and people joking around talking about being the best which is fine especially if that person lives up to their big talk. But it’s always good to listen to everybody’s opinions on the matters at hand. Being in the league for a while, as well as my management partners in gumba and datsyukiandeke, we have the respect from our team after they’ve seen what we’ve been able to accomplish in the past. But the respect goes both ways.


    jaredrox1103


    Yup. If you have no respect for management or the management has no respect for you, the team will inevitably sink. Going back on tips. What would you tell a tc player trying to inch up to the main roster?


    MeestahDon


    Be involved in the team chat and make sure you’re ready when the team needs an ECU. Most of the guys I’ve used draft picks on or tried to grab in bidding coming up from the CHL are guys that have been on my TC in the past and I’ve seen play. There’s no better scouting than seeing some of the prospects in game action in a league game against the competition you’re gonna see them against in the next season. One other tip is before the league games or after people are always looking to club so if there’s a spot open try to get in there and show your stuff. For one example our goalie on Chicago jasonx1755 was on my TC last season and he played so well he earned himself a spot in the ahl with us this season after what we saw last season.


    jaredrox1103


    Absolutely. Most of the hidden gems in lg are in the tc. Never let being on tc dissuade you of playing. Last question. And it’s going to be a goofy one. There are a lot of knuckleheads cough philly that give the SB character. How do you contribute or torment anyone in the shout box?


    MeestahDon


    The shoutbox is always a fun time. There’s always people arguing about who sucks more it seems. However one of the biggest things in video games and in hockey is the chirping. It wouldn’t be the same without it. If you win a big game don’t be afraid to let the other team know who they lost to. If you took a hard L expect to catch some chirps next time you’re in the shoutbox. Don’t take it too personally it’s apart of the game and apart of the league. Have fun with it I know my team and I do Philly being the head guy. That won’t be changing anytime soon.


    jaredrox1103


    Amen. Glad to see it. Thanks for your time meestah and good luck the rest of the season


    MeestahDon


    You too tell deeds not to choke too hard come playoff time for me.


    jaredrox1103


    Will do :)

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