The best CapGeek replacement so far


MC Ride

08-30-2015, 04:35 PM

So with the tragedy that happened to capgeek, there's been a bunch of cap sites looking to take over capgeek's number 1 spot. That said, this site was posted on reddit awhile back and I absolutely love it and think more people should know about it. It has every tool imaginable and a great UI.

http://nhlarmchairgm.com/index.php


Kingsfan1

08-30-2015, 04:36 PM

I use nhlnumbers.com . How do people like that one


McOvechking

08-30-2015, 04:43 PM

General Fanager is another good one,


Monahan For Mayor*

08-30-2015, 04:49 PM

Thanks for the share OP. Very nice tools there.


Mr Positive

08-30-2015, 05:01 PM

I like Hockey's Cap https://www.hockeyscap.com/

It's got a buyout calculator and NTC/NMC data, and is presented much like Cap Geek

edit: and I am now checking out that nhlarmchairgm you suggested and it seems interesting


AfroThunder396

08-30-2015, 05:17 PM

www.nhlnumbers.com is the best one I've found


Loui21Eriksson

08-30-2015, 05:19 PM

I like Hockey's Cap https://www.hockeyscap.com/

It's got a buyout calculator and NTC/NMC data, and is presented much like Cap Geek

This.


TrillMike

08-30-2015, 05:29 PM

I like General Fanager (just not the name).


hockeykicker

08-30-2015, 05:38 PM

Ive used spotrac. Its awesome


tigervixxxen

08-30-2015, 05:51 PM

NHL numbers is a total eyesore. General fanager seems to get the numbers and I think Hockey's Cap layout is a bit nicer, I go to those two.

Does any of them have the waiver calculator and those other tools?


Garbage Goal

08-30-2015, 05:53 PM

capfriendly.com is another one.

Kind of crazy how many replacement sites popped up. I use general fanager.


Stjonnypopo

08-30-2015, 06:24 PM

capfriendly.com is another one.

Kind of crazy how many replacement sites popped up. I use general fanager.

Well there was a big hole in the market, and hockey salaries have gotten more and more important with the salary cap getting tighter.

I think it'll take a good 5 years before any site can be as good as capgeek. He had a lot of connections in the league, he had all the contract details (NTCs, bonuses, etc) that you can only get if you know someone on the inside.


4uston Matthews

08-30-2015, 06:27 PM

http://www.nhlnumbers.com was actually the best site before capgeek, and the site I went back to after they closed capgeek down.


MessierII

08-30-2015, 06:28 PM

General fanager is the best


McBaevid

08-30-2015, 06:40 PM

NHLnumbers was better than capgeek in the first place


KrisLetAngry

08-30-2015, 06:47 PM

I like General Fanager (just not the name).

Same


OGBobbyFarnham

08-30-2015, 07:23 PM

Tried em' all.
http://hockeyscap.com is the best for one stop shopping.
This new http://nhlarmchairgm.com/ is really nice though.


VanillaCoke

08-30-2015, 07:43 PM

They all need better names.
Those are laughably bad.

Fwiw I use nhlnumbers


talkinaway

08-30-2015, 07:51 PM

Obvious question: Why doesn't the NHL step in and make a Cap Geek replacement? Are they afraid of some rift between the NHL and NHLPA for revealing how much the players make? Legal repercussions over mistakenly posting an incorrect salary or cap hit?

I assume someone in the NHL must have the day-to-day data of all the cap hits of every single NHL player, because, in theory, there should be someone whose job involves verifying that all 30 teams are cap compliant at all times. (If that's not the case, the NHL needs to wake up and give this responsibility to someone - although imagine the chagrin of a team having to send a player down on waivers because they accidentally went 10K over cap.)

Just have that person email his Excel spreadsheet to a web/graphics/interface wizard at NHL.com, and boom. Problem solved.

Hell, it doesn't even have to be updated daily; I'd settle for weekly updates. NHL, do this.


gphr513

08-30-2015, 09:33 PM

It took me entirely too long to understand that "general fanager" is a play on general manager. :laugh:

I like capfriendly.com


intangible

08-30-2015, 09:41 PM

Just wait til you see the new one that will be out soon. More info to come.


GoodKiwi

08-30-2015, 10:24 PM

I like Hockey's Cap https://www.hockeyscap.com/

It's got a buyout calculator and NTC/NMC data, and is presented much like Cap Geek

edit: and I am now checking out that nhlarmchairgm you suggested and it seems interesting

I like Hockey's Cap the best.


berglund

08-30-2015, 10:34 PM

NHL armchair is so smooth. Not sure if anything will ever match capgeek.


Garbage Goal

08-30-2015, 10:54 PM

Well there was a big hole in the market, and hockey salaries have gotten more and more important with the salary cap getting tighter.

I think it'll take a good 5 years before any site can be as good as capgeek. He had a lot of connections in the league, he had all the contract details (NTCs, bonuses, etc) that you can only get if you know someone on the inside.

I know.

What I mean is that after Capgeek went down the NHL was on record as saying they didn't want to make a Capgeek replacement and additionally no other sites popped up to replace Capgeek for a while. So for a bit it seems like there was going to be no replacement and then out of nowhere a ton of them popped up at once.


YesCubed

08-30-2015, 11:34 PM

NHLnumbers was better than capgeek in the first place

no it wasn't


StroShow

08-31-2015, 12:05 AM

www.hockeyscap.com and http://www.generalfanager.com/


Kalv

08-31-2015, 02:22 AM

I also use General Fanager, but really haven`t compared it to other similar sites. It is just a nice site


Honey Bear

08-31-2015, 02:24 AM

Spotrac is the best for every sport including hockey. Idk why it's only been mentioned once in this thread.


Fragmuffin

08-31-2015, 08:30 AM

generalfanager + nhlguru has every aspect of capgeek covered


Duck Off

08-31-2015, 09:25 AM

NHLnumbers was better than capgeek in the first place

No. Not even close. And I am a fan of nhlnumbers too. I believe one of the site creators use to post on HF often. Can't remember his user name though. He posted a ton back in the day though.

I like nhlnumbers, but they don't update near as quickly as generalfanager. Generalfanager will be the next capgeek IMO. They've been pretty good about breaking contract numbers on their twitter page. I was hoping nhlnumbers would step up, but I generally go to generalfanager because they're the quickest to get updated salary numbers.


OvechkinTooth

08-31-2015, 09:48 AM

generalfanager + nhlguru has every aspect of capgeek covered

General fanager does not have an armchair GM tool that capgeek has had.


DL44

08-31-2015, 10:04 AM

Annoying flaw with General Fanager-it's load time.

NHL Numbers is the original and a site I used before capgeek... but man have they choose a poor color scheme. It's not nice to my eyes.

Hockeyscap.com is beautifully laid out. This site and Cap Central are the nicest to look at.

So my present go to is Hockey's Cap.


ChrisWinsor

08-31-2015, 10:15 AM

nhlnumbers


Howard35

08-31-2015, 11:24 AM

capfriendly.com IMO is the best since.. they just need to add a fantasy calc for us fant managers..


Number1RedWingsFan52

08-31-2015, 11:48 AM

I like Hockey's Cap https://www.hockeyscap.com/

It's got a buyout calculator and NTC/NMC data, and is presented much like Cap Geek

edit: and I am now checking out that nhlarmchairgm you suggested and it seems interesting

This is the one I follow as well.


LordKOTL

08-31-2015, 11:52 AM

After Capgeek (moment of Silence) I went with General Fanager.

I've since switched to Hockey's cap.


HockeyFan100

08-31-2015, 11:55 AM

Capfriendly is the best one, it even has a similar layout to CapGeek


hockeykicker

08-31-2015, 12:26 PM

Spotrac is the best for every sport including hockey. Idk why it's only been mentioned once in this thread.

i agree, for example the ducks

the contracts and cap room:
http://www.spotrac.com/nhl/anaheim-ducks/cap/

the ufa/rfa when:
http://www.spotrac.com/nhl/anaheim-ducks/yearly/cap/

heck even how much of the cap they spent on a specific position
http://www.spotrac.com/nhl/anaheim-ducks/positional/


Fragmuffin

08-31-2015, 06:26 PM

General fanager does not have an armchair GM tool that capgeek has had.

notice that there is a plus behind generalfanager...

Nhl guru even has the same visual interface as capgeek's armchair GM


jumptheshark

08-31-2015, 10:38 PM

I do find it funny that several people who created "gofundme" sites suddenly vanished. None of the ones I saw actually got a site up and running--also it sounds like they did not return any of the money


Mr Positive

09-01-2015, 12:01 AM

i agree, for example the ducks

the contracts and cap room:
http://www.spotrac.com/nhl/anaheim-ducks/cap/

the ufa/rfa when:
http://www.spotrac.com/nhl/anaheim-ducks/yearly/cap/

heck even how much of the cap they spent on a specific position
http://www.spotrac.com/nhl/anaheim-ducks/positional/

this is the best free agent finder I've seen


carolinacanuck

09-01-2015, 07:18 AM

hockeys cap is my go to site.

very aesthetically pleasing.


SlapshotTheMovie

09-01-2015, 08:21 AM

HockeysCap is an A+


TOGuy14

09-01-2015, 09:25 AM

NHLnumbers was better than capgeek in the first place

I know this is a subjective question and answer thread but how did you possibly come to this conclusion.

NHL Numbers was passable but had far less information with a much worse user interface.


The Mars Volchenkov

09-01-2015, 09:26 AM

I can't use NHL Numbers because of the look of the site. It hurts my eyes.

I use general fanager for now.

This new site is kind of interesting.

http://nhlarmchairgm.com/


CantHaveTkachev

09-01-2015, 09:41 AM

nhlnumbers was always a fav of mine

Armchair GM is pretty fun right now


Engineer

09-01-2015, 12:59 PM

NHL numbers is a total eyesore. General fanager seems to get the numbers and I think Hockey's Cap layout is a bit nicer, I go to those two.

Does any of them have the waiver calculator and those other tools?

Hockey's Cap has a waivers calculator and armchair-gm
https://www.hockeyscap.com/waivers_calculator
https://www.hockeyscap.com/armchair-gm/

/edit/ the hockeys cap agm also appears to have more features, draft teams are saved, ltir options


Boud

09-01-2015, 01:01 PM

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/cap-central/team.php?team=OTT

Honestly pretty good and nobody seems to use it. Shows actual salary and cap hit.


Led Zappa

09-01-2015, 02:39 PM

I like Hockeyscap, but they don't update often enough. Either that or they don't pay attention. The Sharks let Hannan go quite a while ago and Raffi should be on the roster or at least on LTIR so his money counts against the CAP.

I've let them know a couple times about errors and they updated them, so that's nice, but I shouldn't have to.


McBaevid

09-01-2015, 06:47 PM

No. Not even close. And I am a fan of nhlnumbers too. I believe one of the site creators use to post on HF often. Can't remember his user name though. He posted a ton back in the day though.

I like nhlnumbers, but they don't update near as quickly as generalfanager. Generalfanager will be the next capgeek IMO. They've been pretty good about breaking contract numbers on their twitter page. I was hoping nhlnumbers would step up, but I generally go to generalfanager because they're the quickest to get updated salary numbers.

I know this is a subjective question and answer thread but how did you possibly come to this conclusion.

NHL Numbers was passable but had far less information with a much worse user interface.

I guess it just comes down to personal preference. NHLnumbers was what I used first, before I knew of capgeek. Got used to the interface.


wintersej

09-01-2015, 10:46 PM

So with the tragedy that happened to capgeek, there's been a bunch of cap sites looking to take over capgeek's number 1 spot. That said, this site was posted on reddit awhile back and I absolutely love it and think more people should know about it. It has every tool imaginable and a great UI.

http://nhlarmchairgm.com/index.php

Extremely busted on my iPad.


biturbo19

09-02-2015, 10:45 AM

I like the layout of General Fanager for just cap info. It's the most comfortable style and layout, but it's still missing the real "armchair tools", the ability to throw together a quick roster and move pieces around and just tinker and play with.

Which this NHL Armchair GM site actually seems to have...which i will definitely use for that until something better comes along. It's kind of clunky imo, but hey...it's better than nothing. And appears to be the first one to actually get a tool working with fan-alterable cap tables? That was a huge part of what put CapGeek on top of the heap initially imo, along with the accuracy and promptness of the information obviously. But the "armchair GM tool" was huge for putting it over the top. And implemented incredibly well.

Here's hoping General Fanager eventually gets something like that working.


Marshall

09-02-2015, 03:54 PM

Do any of these sites show % of the cap, or have the option to? More and more I'm finding that much more useful than the actual number.

(Yes, I could do it myself, but lazy.)


Led Zappa

09-02-2015, 08:10 PM

Do any of these sites show % of the cap, or have the option to? More and more I'm finding that much more useful than the actual number.

(Yes, I could do it myself, but lazy.)

Just curious. Why would you care about knowing that?


Super Cake

09-02-2015, 11:49 PM

I use hockeyscap.com

I also like the armchair gm feature where you can see other users created teams.


MCDAVIDISH

09-02-2015, 11:52 PM

I like General Fanager, mostly because of the sweet name


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