Also, RE Free Agents - I tried implementing that rule last off season and I got a big headache from people telling me why it doesn't help them and then other people trading anyway, so I scrapped it for the rule about not trading until the season starts, which really doesn't do much.
I do agree with both Skacore and DD, though. It's really unfair to sign FAs to just trade them, even if they're your own FAs.
I don't know, I'll look into it after this season is over, but I can't do anything about this past offseasons signings now.
Yeah, nothing to do about it now. I think the simplest quick fix would be like we were saying, we agree on an overall (say 82+), then agree on a time slot (5 sims, trade deadline, whole season) and make a small list on the 1st page. It's not that much work as there's usually only 10-15 or so guys who will fit that criteria and they'll all be gone by the 1st or maybe 2nd day of FA.
It doesn't make sense for teams to use their UFA status to build their teams. If Vancouver wanted to, he could trade Gaborik for a ton of prospects, and have an amazing team just because he won a UFA bidding war. Kind of ruins the game.