Changes for the 2014-15 season

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    Exclamation Changes for the 2014-15 season

    I just want to give our GMs a head's up: There will be some changes coming in the 2014-15 season (next season).


    1- The Cap Floor will be enforced. The Cap Floor for this season (2013-14) is $26,782,609. Expect that to be higher in 2014-15.


    2 - Beginning with the 2014-15 season, there will be a minimum number of points needed to be scored by a team. The actual number of points is still in the discussion stage and more information will be posted when it has been decided. But, potentially things will work like this:

    -- Any team that DOES NOT MEET 50%** of the Median Average of points scored at the end of the season will be eliminated from the Lottery pool and will have, at best, the 6th overall position in the draft. If more than one team does not meet the average, the teams will be slotted down in order of the worst scoring.

    **The % WILL be increased over subsequent seasons!!

    If we had used this for last season, it would have looked like:
    2012-13 pro-rated whole year
    24 Saskatoon Sting 1,619.5
    25 Tazer's Army 1,451.6
    26 Toronto Buds 1,262.4
    27 The Landesbeautys 1,133.5
    28 Midnight Maniacs 747.2

    Only Midnight Maniacs would not have met 50% of the Median Average

    Median avg 1,907.9



    If we were to carry out our current points for this season (2013-14), 2 teams would not make the average:
    2013-14 pro-rated whole year
    24 Miro Satan's Army 1,634.7
    25 Tazer's Army 1,503.5
    26 Toronto Buds 1,027.8
    27 Coach Claude's Chicken 847.9
    28 Midnight Maniacs 510.4


    Median avg 1,986.8




    THIS IS TENTATIVELY HOW IT WILL BE SET UP!!! CHANGES MAY/WILL BE MADE TO THIS!!

    ONCE AGAIN, THESE CHANGES ARE FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON - THEY WILL NOT APPLY TO OUR NEXT DRAFT
    Last edited by Coach Selly; 12-12-2013 at 12:44.

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    I like the changes. Anything that would prevent teams from throwing in the towel within the first few months of the start of the season is a good thing. Obviously, this will not prevent teams from tanking later on in the season when they realize that they are out of the running, but I don't think there is anything that can be done about that.

    The only other way of preventing teams from intentionally throwing in the towel is to have a vote at the end of the year. If the majority of owners believe that an owner or owners have intentionally benched players throughout the year in order to better their standing in the upcoming draft, then those teams would be disqualified from entering the lottery (i.e. they would have the 6th overall pick).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    I like the changes. Anything that would prevent teams from throwing in the towel within the first few months of the start of the season is a good thing. Obviously, this will not prevent teams from tanking later on in the season when they realize that they are out of the running, but I don't think there is anything that can be done about that.

    The only other way of preventing teams from intentionally throwing in the towel is to have a vote at the end of the year. If the majority of owners believe that an owner or owners have intentionally benched players throughout the year in order to better their standing in the upcoming draft, then those teams would be disqualified from entering the lottery (i.e. they would have the 6th overall pick).
    This is something that is also being considered

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    I would prefer having owners who tank over ones who never log in. Teams tanking if you will, are actually paying attention. These owners have made moves to redo their teams. They pay the money, so it's on them. I do agree to have all the median scoring though for means of draft picking.

    The owners in the league that don't log in to fantrax, don't answer emails and don't do anything to their teams is more of a harm.

  5. #5
    I agree with GoldenBrett. While I don't have a problem with the proposed rule changes as I'll play to whatever the rules are, but tanking is done in real life, too. The salary floor needs to rise to combat some of that, but guys that are paying attention and playing the game are not the ones you want to get rid of, its the guys that don't pay attention you want to weed out.

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    I like the idea of a 'minimum' point total to combat what myself and others have done to tank. It would still allow moderate tanking (especially from the midpoint of the season but combat the more frustrating "Bench all your regulars" type. Still, I would like to incorporate MM's idea to have a post-season vote after a team meets the above criteria... and only among the top-15 teams who have no vested interest in the outcome. That way, a team can make a case that injuries cost them their season rather than drop-of-the-hat tanking... and it prevents abuses of the resulting system, IMO.

    I'm wholeheartedly against a complete ban on 'tanking' because trading away talent and replenishing is part of the cycle. Obviously we don't want it as bad as it's been in seasons 1 & 2, but it should still exist as a means for lower-end teams to reinvigorate their rosters. Tanking promotes trades (and lots of activity in-general) and we want to keep activity high. The four most-active GM's over the past two seasons (by login totals) have all tanked in one or both seasons.

    While we need to prevent tanking, we absolutely need to prevent the 'absentee GM' playstyle. IMO - if a GM does not log in more than half the median log-in total (~155 logins, IMO) they should forfeit their 1st (pending a vote of the league) and be subject to removal as GM. Active GM's make this league great and keep the players flowing. Passive, inactive GMs should have to make their case as to why they're so passive and inactive... I don't know if there's a better way to judge players activity (as logins are a crude means) but this is a pressing matter - even more so than "tankgate" in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenBrett View Post
    I would prefer having owners who tank over ones who never log in. Teams tanking if you will, are actually paying attention. These owners have made moves to redo their teams. They pay the money, so it's on them. I do agree to have all the median scoring though for means of draft picking.

    The owners in the league that don't log in to fantrax, don't answer emails and don't do anything to their teams is more of a harm.
    We can also consider adding something that requires owners to log in to Fantrax a certain amount of times per week unless they have contacted a Commish in advance to say they won't be around that week or something...

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Selly View Post
    We can also consider adding something that requires owners to log in to Fantrax a certain amount of times per week unless they have contacted a Commish in advance to say they won't be around that week or something...
    Really, REALLY think about the logistics of that before you jump in. First, how much more work is it going to be trying to figure out who hasn't logged in this number of times this week? Does anyone have that time for an entire season, year after year? Second, I'm a fairly busy individual and I suspect we have many more (including the Commish) who are as well. When I get an opportunity to take a vacation, or get bogged down at work and don't have the time to log in, I'm not thinking about emailing the Commish of a hockey pool to tell them I'm too busy to log in that week. Its just going to happen. If we are really going down that road about a certain number of logins, I might have to bow out. This is an enjoyable leisure activity that I follow fairly closely, but if I risk getting kicked out of it because my life is busy for a few weeks during hockey season, I'll save you all the trouble and leave. When my leisure activities become a job, I'm done.

    While you do want people that are engaged, this might be far more trouble than its worth and not entirely practical, resulting in losing owners that simply have busy lives but are normally quite engaged.

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    Actually figuring out when the last time a GM logged in is very easy. On the Team Owners list on Fantrax, it lists the date of the last log-in.


    I do think there should be a minimum number of log-ins per month. At least check your team twice per month or something like that.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Selly View Post
    Actually figuring out when the last time a GM logged in is very easy. On the Team Owners list on Fantrax, it lists the date of the last log-in.


    I do think there should be a minimum number of log-ins per month. At least check your team twice per month or something like that.
    I think keeping your roster legal should be a requirement. Its up to the undividual how often he wishes to log on. Illegal rosters should atleast be penalized towards the draft lottery. Give that team the average of points scored during the week credited to them at the end of season. What better way to tank then an illegal roster lol

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