There will also be more changes made including adding another person with Commissioner "powers" so that trades and the like are processed more quickly.
Changes to the rules for minors eligibility (more games played allowed)
Daily roster moves may be allowed.
The Gordie Howe hat-trick will be removed and points shots will go from 0.1 to 0.2
Stricter rules regarding inactive owners.
But where in world did 2 and 3 come from? And why would those be changed?
GHHT I don't care one way or the other, eliminate it or reduce down to the same as a Hat Trick, we have spent to much time on an event that happens 10x a year.
As for as the SOG, what prompted this? did the .1 seem off base? I guess i don't care one way or the other, but it just came out of no where considering there are other scorings that I would feel should be reviewed first.
As far as the daily roster moves, we can't get 1/2 of 28 owners to pay attention on a weekly basis, much less daily. I get the drawback of the weekly rosters. In fact, if you will remember last year, i lost my starting goalie 5 weeks in a row to benching/injuries and in many cases took zeros so i have seen both sides of this. I don't like daily lineups, it changes our whole league and it will prompt review of roster size/configuration; It will change the values of the positions in an instant. This is a pretty significant move, and myself am not in favor of this at all.
"Daily moves" is concerning ... but interesting.
On the one hand, as H&O intimated, we have too few 'active' owners as it is, I have three points that need to be discussed.
1.) This type of change could either bring a ton of guys back into the fold... or push those folks away. Until we hear from more of them, we don't know which it will be... but there could be some movement in-season as well (where we either gain or lose league activity during our '14/'15 campaign because of the fun [or negatively, the necessity] of making daily moves).
2.) One of the biggest issues I see with daily moves is the current system itself. I know we have stated that we might utilize fantrax for moves ... at least in the interim.... but daily moves almost necessitate Fantrax-centric transactions. Why? Because, while Selly's retroactive-move-making works in a week to week basis, the dozens of daily moves with the adjusted arrangement would make this problematic to say the least and untenable at worst. I know the league's new vice-commissioners would help - but any missed transactions would be exceedingly problematic (and the problem would compound with every day missed).
3.) As H&O also indicated, player valuations would be significantly changed. A deeper roster would be advisable - and the one-elite-goaltender system would go in the trash and 'dynamic duos' (maybe even trios) would be the name of the game. When we have teams with multiple elite tenders... and some with one... and some with none... we might be dramatically altering the balance of power in the League.
As it stands, I'm not a fan of this proposed change right now because we don't have definitive answers for my concerns in #1 and #2 .... and #3 stands to shift power significantly with an 'off-ice' decision.
Last edited by Chara's Coke; 04-03-2014 at 17:21.