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