Also guys on a seprate note this is pretty important:
This is the only draft where we are using the real NHL entry order. From now on just to make things as simple as possible we are going to assume every team has every pick each year. If I were to update the draft order from real life trades and then the trades in the game it would get sloppy.
So just assume you have 7 picks from each draft from now on.
Does this mean Columbus loses the 1st rounder they received from LA in the JJ trade? Was conditional 2012 or 2013.
I might need to pull out the tranqilizers again from last might with a couple of GM's.
Hey guys, here's my two cents on the injury situation. My team gets a little screwed, but I think the points are unbiased as they are.
1) By not including them you are taking away organizational assets from teams. For example, I built my team last year with players I believed would be durable as I understood injuries were going to be part of the game. By not including them you are in essence making a player more valuable than he should be and thus empowering certain GMs over others which is not fair. I understood the 1st season as everyone was getting a feel for their roles and values they place on people however, since everyone is starting clean they now have an improved chance to redo their squad and should realize how things work now.
2) It also takes away the advantages deeper teams have over a less deep teams. This further encourages teams to spend more wisely on players as well as to draft better as they will be forced to prepare themselves for a situation in which some of their players get injured. With no injuries, again better built teams are penalized to help support weaker built teams.
3) The obvious point that it's more realistic and would be more fun.
Also, I'm with Rick. I've offered very fair trades to acquire low level prospects, I mean 6th and 7th rounders and have been snubbed so I think it may be shoot 'em up time. Grab them tranqs.