Okay, so 8 teams either were not active or asked to be dropped. This would bring us down to 11. 4 people have expressed interest in taking over a team, which would bring us to 15. I'll PM those people to see if there's still interest. There will just be 1 spot remaining now.
I guess we'll be dropping the 3 teams that don't go to a new owner and their players will enter the draft. As I've said many times, I've never done this before so we'll go with the flow.
Now... onto how the new members will choose which teams to take over. Should we do "first come first serve" or should they pick a number?
I think we should have random draw of new owners for team selection.
16 is a great number. need an even number for sure.
2 are definitely in, bringing us to 13 teams. One has declined the offer and we're waiting on another. If we're at 14 teams that sounds good, but we can also see if 2 others want to join. Perhaps I'll update the title.
I think I'm going to number the available teams 1 through 8 and you guys can pick a number.
Forwards: Dany Heatley, Jaromir Jagr, Justin Williams, Sam Gagner, Tuomo Ruutu, Daniel Sedin, Simon Gagne, Marian Gaborik, Joe Pavelski, Kyle Okposo, Lars Eller, Sean Bergenheim, Dainius Zubrus, Mikhail Grigorenko
Defence: Michael Del Zotto, Lubomir Visnovsky, Tom Gilbert, Justin Faulk
Goalies: Jimmy Howard, Tomas Vokoun
Originally Posted by DEANYOUNGBLOOD17
You'll be taking over for "Career Enders".
Forwards: Martin Erat, David Desharnais, Steve Downie, Sidney Crosby, Nicklas Backstrom, Brad Marchand, Alex Steen, Martin Havlat, Nathan Horton, Wojtek Wolski, Rene Bourque, Eric Tangradi, Matt Cullen
Defence: Mark Streit, Justin Schultz, Stephane Robidas, Jeff Petry, Jason Demers
Goalies: Mike Smith, Roberto Luongo
Originally Posted by supahdupah
You'll be taking over for "Project Imagination".
Forwards: Radim Vrbata, Teddy Purcell, Tomas Plekanec, Henrik Sedin, Nick Bonino, Magnus Paajarvi, Jaden Schwartz, Marian Hossa, Drew Stafford, Ryan Kesler, Evgeni Malkin, Joffrey Lupul
Defence: Niklas Kronwall, Marek Zidlicky, Sami Salo, Patrick Wiercioch, Joe Corvo, Alec Martinez
Goalies: Richard Bachman, Ray Emery
Originally Posted by Reims
You'll be taking over for "Dorsal Meat Heaven".
Forwards: Danny Briere, Michael Ryder, Sean Couturier, Jason Spezza, Eric Staal, Milan Lucic, Marcus Foligno, Jarome Iginla, Kris Versteeg, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nik Antropov, Benoit Pouliot, Brenden Morrow, Craig Smith
Defence: Ryan Suter, Dennis Wideman, Dennis Seidenberg, Jay Bouwmeester
Goalies: Braden Holtby, Johan Hedberg
Originally Posted by JetsWillFly4Ever
let's go with #5
You'll be taking over for "Wichita PurePower".
Forwards: Dustin Penner, Ryan Johansen, Mikkel Boedker, Brad Richards, Patrik Elias, David Perron, Nail Yakupov, Chad LaRose, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Mikhail Grabovski
Defence: James Wisniewski, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Erik Karlsson, Cam Fowler, Brendan Smith, Andrei Markov
Goalies: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Backstrom, Jonas Gustavsson
The following players will be entered into the upcoming draft:
Forwards: Tyler Ennis, Jiri Hudler, Ryan O'Reilly, Jamie Benn, Logan Couture, Carl Hagelin, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Callahan, Kyle Brodziak, Steve Sullivan, Artem Anisimov, Sven Bartschi, Travis Zajac, Mikael Granlund, Patrik Berglund, Anze Kopitar, Derek Roy, Andy McDonald, Antoine Vermette, Phil Kessel, Erik Condra, Sergei Kostitsyn, Vladimir Tarasenko, Patric Hornqvist, Kyle Palmieri, Brian Gionta, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Alex Galchenyuk, Thomas Vanek, John Franzen, Brandon Prust, Alex Kovalev, John Mitchell, Olli Jokinen, Cory Conacher, Vinny Prospal.
Defence: Zdeno Chara, Jack Johnson, Brent Seabrook, Braydon Coburn, Tyler Myers, Brian Campbell, Alex Edler, Alex Goligoski, Brenden Dillon, Toby Enstrom, John Carlson, Keith Yandle, Joni Pitkanen, John-Michael Liles, Dan Hamhuis.
Goalies: Jonas Hiller, Steve Mason, Evgeni Nabokov, Jhonas Enroth, Viktor Fasth, Ilya Bryzgalov, Jake Allen
So is this free for all on rookies legit? Should they not be available only through or after the draft? Barkov, MacKinnon, Drouin, and Nichushkin all gone already. Also I noticed all the released players such as Kessel are on waivers till tuesday and can be claimed before the draft. In my opinion FA moves should not be allowed until after the draft, but trades should be good to go.
I thought we would be drafting them as well and I don't think that's fair. I and most others had no idea you could just claim whoever. I'll look into it. Ugh.
When I deleted the teams it told me those players would be in the upcoming draft.
I assume they were just released into the FA pool and now are available for the draft when it comes, but in the mean time I guess they are technically available. Hopefully if you can't stop people from making claims with commish controls everyone can agree to lay off the FA's and rookies.