Each team will consist of a total of 14 active players consisting of
The teams must have this as a minimum requirement to be a legal roster and these players will count towards the team salary cap. The team must meet these roster requirements and must be salary cap compliant to be a legal roster and register points.
The Cap will mirror that of the NHL and players salaries will be determined by Cap Geek.
KEEPER POOL CAP CEILING - 6.5% = $47,936,000
If you use the current NHL cap of 64.3M and divide by 20 players that dress every night, it comes to 3,215 per player.
Our cap was 45,630,000 divided by 14, which is 3.259 per player which was just under 2% above the 3.215 per player.
Now we are using 6.5% which gives us the $47,936,000
In addition each team can have up to five bench or reserve players. These can be players of any position and will NOT count against the salary cap. These players will not contribute points to the team while on reserve. Players may be exchanged up and down between the reserve and bench roster as you see fit each week. Line-up are set weekly and are locked every Monday 1 minute prior to the start of the first game.
Each team will also be allowed a prospect, or junior team as well to farm and develop prospects. The prospect roster will consist of six maximum players in the inaugural season. Prospect players may be active NHL players but must be under 25 years old and played fewer then 25 NHL games. Prospect players can be promoted to the active roster one time only. Once a prospect is promoted, he may not be demoted back to the minors. Essentially a prospect is any player drafted by a NHL team and is under the age of 25 and under 25 NHL games experience.
If a team promotes a prospect, acquires a player via trade or free agency/waiver etc and is over the maximum allowed number of players you must immediately select players to release as free agents to become roster compliant who will become available to the rest of the league via waivers.
After the inaugural draft there will be a 3 round entry draft each off-season. The draft order will be based on reverse order of standings, with 1 exception and that being the bottom 5 teams will be placed into a lottery. Each draft will add 5 more roster spots to your minor team, up to a maximum of 25 players. This will allow you to draft your prospects and allow them time to develop. Just so everyone is clear you don't have 25 minor spots now, you have 6. After the 2013 draft you will have 11 spots, then after then 2014 draft you will have 16 spots and so on.
All players signed to an NHL contract or drafted by an NHL team are eligible to be drafted.
While the draft is ongoing, it is frowned upon to publicly give advice to other GMs on which player(s) to pick.
Last edited by Coach Selly; 12-09-2013 at 05:58.
Reason: *Updated Salary Cap Info
Goals = 3 points
Assist = 2 points
Power Play Point = 1 point
Short Handed Point = 1 point
Hits = 0.1 point
Shots = 0.1 point
Blocked Shots = 0.1 point
Hat Trick = 3 points
Gordie Howe Hat Trick = 9 points
Wins = 3 points
Shut Out = 2 points
Overtime/Shoot-out Loss = 1 point
Saves = 0.1 points
Each team will be allowed one free agent and one waiver claim per week. A total of two claims may be made, one free agent and one waiver. You cannot make two claims of one type.
- All available players will go to the Waiver Wire at 10:00 am Eastern Time every Monday.
- Players will remain on the Waiver Wire until Fridays at 12:00 am Eastern Time. At that time Waiver claims will be processed.
- Once the Waiver claims are processed all available players will become Free Agents and remain Free Agents from Friday until Monday at 10:00 am Eastern Time.
- Free Agent claims will now be a free for all, which means it's a First Come, First Served basis. Whichever team makes a FA claim first will receive that player.
- Waiver Claims will go in the reverse order of the standings and be serpentine.
Please remember that if a claim will put your team above the maximum amount of players legally allowed, YOU MUST DROP A PLAYER IMMEDIATELY TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE CLAIMED PLAYER. If you do not drop a player and your roster becomes illegal, your claim will be overturned by the Commissioner.
Prevention of waiver “churning” will prevent teams from putting a player on waivers by claiming and dropping him within the same Lineup Period. If that happens that player would go straight back to being a free agent, upon being dropped.
Trades are allowed, and encouraged. Teams may trade any number of players or assets as they see fit. Roster players, bench players, prospects or draft choices up to three years in advance may be included in trades. There is no limit to the number of trades teams may make.
The league will recognize the NHL trade deadline and will have a trade and roster freeze on ALL TRANSACTIONS approximately one week after the NHL trade deadline.
Players traded in mid season will not carry points with them. Only points accumulated after the time the trade was posted on fantrax will count towards the new teams total. If a traded player is currently in the scoring line-up of the previous team he will continue to accumulate points until the end of the month (end of the scoring period).
Coach Selly and Coach Harling are the league commissioners and reserve the right to block any trade they deem to be a trade of "sportsmanlike nature" (Stacking).
A trade is not considered a "done deal" until all teams involved in the trade confirm it in the Trade Announcements thread on this site.
The Commissioner will check the Trade Announcements thread at least once daily (probably more) and process the trades as soon as possible.
If as a result of a trade a team is illegal due to roster violation, or salary cap violation it is their responsibility to become compliant again.
Players traded who are injured or retired, or otherwise "damaged" is irrelevant. It is your responsibility to be informed and do your research. That said please try to conduct trades in a honorable fashion and provide full disclosure.
We also ask the you reply in a reasonable time frame to trade offers. Within 48 hours as it will make this league far more enjoyable for all.
If you make a habit of not responding within the 48 hour time frame, you run the risk of losing your team.
When a free agent or waiver claim is made and the claim puts the team over the 30 player roster limit, that team must IMMEDIATELY drop a player to be compliant with the 30 player roster limit. If the team does not drop a player, the Commissioner will either reverse the claim or forcibly drop a player from the team's roster.
And once again, a reminder:
If the Commissioner is forced to make the necessary roster moves for you and a player must be dropped, the Commissioner will randomly draw a name from ALL players on your team (this includes goaltenders) and drop the player that is picked. This means that ANY PLAYER on your team could be dropped should the Commish be forced to go this route.
With a tentative CBA in place between the NHL and NHLPA, all of our GMs/Owners need to get their team rosters legal.
This means you need to have your 19 active players and 5 reserve players in place and get your team salary cap compliant. Your active roster and bench can have prospects on it. Please be aware that of you have a prospect on your active roster or bench and that player is not playing in the NHL, the player won't produce any points.
Any teams that have more than the 19 "NHL" players need to make the appropriate moves to bring their teams into compliance, this may mean you will have to drop players and be short the 11 prospects you are supposed to have. At this point in time, teams are NOT required to have 11 total prospects, you can have less than 11.
Once the season begins if you have more than the 19 "NHL" players or you are over the salary cap, your team will NOT accrue any points and if your team isn't made legal within 48 hours of the first game being played, the Commissioner will make any moves required to get your team legal.
During the regular season, if you promote a prospect from your minor roster, you must IMMEDIATELY drop a player from your bench or active roster to make room for the prospect. Once the prospect is promoted, he can be placed back onto the prospect roster, until such time as he reaches the age of 25 or has played in 25+ NHL games. If you claim a prospect from waivers or as a free agent, he may be place on your prospect roster provided it does not put you above the limit of 11 prospects.
A reminder about free agents and waiver claims: If you claim a player from waivers or claim a free agent, you need to IMMEDIATELY drop a player from your active roster or your reserves to make room for the claimed player.
Players on the prospect roster can be promoted and demoted as many times as the GM wishes (unlimited call-ups and demotions), provided the player still meets the eligibility requirements for a prospect.
If the player is promoted once he has reached the age of 25 and/or has played in 26 or more NHL games, he must remain either on the active roster or in the reserves (if necessary a player must be dropped from the active or reserve roster to make space for the promoted prospect).
A prospect who has reached the age of 25 and/or 26+ NHL games may remain on the prospect roster during the season for as long as the GM wishes as long as that player is not promoted to the active or reserve rosters. At the beginning of the next season, any player on the prospect roster who no longer meets the eligibility requirements must be promoted to the active roster or to the reserve roster.
Players who are non-eligible at the beginning of any season must be promoted from the prospect roster to the active or reserve rosters.
If the promotion of a prospect results in a team roster becoming illegal, the necessary move(s) to make the team legal (dropping a player, etc.) must be immediately made upon call-up. If the necessary move(s) are not made the Commissioner will make them for you.