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A Goalie Pro in NHL 09

A Goalie Pro96 (25)

As the lead NHL® 09 Profile achieve an overall Be A Pro rank of A as a Goalie on Pro Level

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Achievement Guide for A Goalie Pro

The Yiddler
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The Yiddler
Achievement won on 29 Dec 08
TA Score for this game: 677
Posted on 31 December 08 at 00:14
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This is a pain in the backside but there is a easier way to get this.

Pick the Canucks as your NHL be a pro, NOT normal be a pro. Choose to play as Luongo and get to the calender and select settings from the menu.

Put Shoting accuracy/power slider all the way down along with the pasing sliders. Also set the game speed to its lowest.

You can also change the puck friction setting but it shouldnt affect the game that much.

After this simply keep a shut out, easier said than done, but doable with the sliders set so they are weak shots. They will still get the easy goals so keep alert. Other than that there isn't much to it. 5 minute periods will be enough to face around 10 shots

Remember you need to have difficutly on Pro. Took me about three attempts with these settings.
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107,038 (59,485)
Achievement won on 28 Apr 09
TA Score for this game: 1,938
Posted on 28 April 09 at 21:38
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Create a goalie with 99 overall, and put it on a team. Pick that player in NHL Be a Pro. Difficulty should be PRO. I had period length at 8 minutes. That's more than enough time to get the required 10 shots per period.

Change the gameplay sliders, put everything down to 0 except shot accuracy (so they will actually shoot on net, missed shots dont count as saves) and penalties (your team in the box = more shots for you to save). These should be maxed. I also had goalie cover frequency maxed out, to help with Team Play.

When all of your settings are changed, save the file. This is because you need to get the A rating on your first game, otherwise it will average out the ratings from the previous games. So if you don't get the A rating, you'll want to replay that first game. You should turn off auto-save, or you can simply quit to dashboard if you finish the game, instead of quitting to the menus.

Position: When the blue arrow appears, you should position yourself, so its between your legs.

Team Play: Making lots of saves helps. Also, if you cover the puck, then pass it to your defenceman, that helps.

Stats: Based on your save percentage. I had 1 goal on 42 shots for a B+ rating. Since my Position and Team Play were A+, this averaged out to an A and got me the achievement.

A trick you can do to force them to shoot the puck from the blueline, giving you an easy save: Move off to the side when they are coming into your end. They will take a low shot to the net, all you have to do is move over and block it. Be careful though, this will affect your position rating, so if your position rating isn't A+, you'll want to work on positioning before forcing the shot.

Biggest thing you need for this achievement is patience. I must have played 20 games before I finally got it. The computer will score quite a few cheese goals, and sometimes your defender will throw it in your net.
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