All trades must be announced by all the GM's involved in a trade in the draft trade thread for the trade to be official.
1. TRADES MUST HAVE EQUAL AMOUNT OF ASSETS GOING TO BOTH SIDE. Eg. 1 for 1, or 3 players/picks for 3 players/picks
2. There will be no free agency until after the draft where you can drop players after the draft, to replace them with the ones that are available. First come first serve basis, you can post your pick-ups/drops in the draft thread.
3. A trade must be posted by a GM in the trade thread and confirmed by the other GM within 8 hours of posting. If the trade is not confirmed within 8 hours, the players/picks involved in the trade will go back to their original teams. If the other GM was not around for the 8 hours, the trade can be posted again and then confirmed. Please note: An AGM cannot post trades or confirm trades. They are free to negotiate trades and make pick selections, but the trade call must be made by the poster who is listed as the GM.
4. Once your pick is OTC, you can no longer make a trade involving that pick.
THIS NEEDS TO CLARIFIED
The rules state that you cannot trade a pick once OTC. If you are just finished negotiations and you end up OTC you can still complete your trade. You just can't negotiate your trade anymore. So your trade should be posted within 5-10 mins of your pick becoming OTC.
The judging will be based upon the present ability of all current NHL players and not future potential. The team will be judged on its ability to win the cup as of now. The judges will take careful considerations of all strengths and weaknesses of the teams and together decide who wins the Lord Stanley. To make it simple, injuries do play a factor in the judging. If a player was good 3 years ago, but has missed the majority of the past seasons, it will likely be reflected in the judging. If player has had 1 bad year but is considered outside the norm, then they are viewed for their previous work.
*This is not a keeper draft so I wouldn't recommend loading up on all rookies*
Veto of Trades:
In the event a trade is made that causes public outcry because it is very unfair, a veto vote will take place. If there seems to be a lot of justified hate towards the deal, I will create a new thread with a poll. It will remain open for 12 hours, so any GM online in those 12 hours can vote to veto or not veto. If you missed your chance to vote, too bad for you. The GM’s involved in the deal are free to vote, as I’m assuming their votes will cancel out. This puts the onus on you, the GM’s and will avoid any calls of the game being biased or rigged.
*The following is not an official rule, but rather a courtesy*
Please refrain from posting the same rumour multiple times per day. The discussion thread is very useful in that it allows GM’s to post who they are willing to trade, but if you post on Monday at 10am that Thomas Vanek is available, and by Tuesday at 2pm he is still not traded, we understand he is still available, you do not need to remind us. Please minimize spamming, and keep posts about the same player to 1, MAXIMUM 2, per day.