Stanley Cup: President's Trophy: Clarence S. Compbell: Prince of Wales:
Art Ross: Alexander Ovechkin Hart Memorial: Alexander Ovechkin Norris: Jamie McBain Lady Byng: Steven Stamkos Calder: Jonathan Huberdeau Conne Smythe: Evander Kane Vezina: Tomas Vokoun Jennings: Henrik Lundqvist
Masterton: Robyn Regehr Selke: Jonathan Toews Ted Lindsay: Alexander Ovechkin Maurice Richard: Alexander Ovechkin
BLUTH COMPANY 2014-15 FINAL SEASON STANDINGS
1. Washington Capitals
2. Chicago Blackhawks
3. New York Rangers
4. St. Louis Blues
5. Tampa Bay Lightning
6. Ottawa Senators
7. Calgary Flames
8. Colorado Avalanche
9. Vancouver Canucks
10. Carolina Hurricanes
11. Phoenix Coyotes
12. Minnesota Wild
13. Florida Panthers
14. Detroit Red Wings
15. Philadelphia Flyers
16. New York Islanders
17. Montreal Canadiens
18. Dallas Stars
19. Buffalo Sabres
20. New Jersey Devils
21. Anaheim Ducks
22. Nashville Predators
23. Los Angeles Kings
24. Columbus Blue Jackets
25. Edmonton Oilers
26. San Jose Sharks
27. Boston Bruins
28. Pittsburgh Penguins
29. Toronto Maple Leafs
30. Winnipeg Jets[/CENTER]
Ovechkin dominates again. Toews inexplicably wins his 3rd Selke in a row. Never would have guessed Vokoun would win the Vezina either
In my first two seasons of Bluth i was eager to have an active and fun league. My eagerness made me be a little too flexible with who was traded. There were over 20 big name players traded in two seasons. This is NOT realistic. In the NHL, GMs try and build a core of players that can win them games and championships. They dont just swap out star players every year and hope that it works. This is what i want the Franchise Player Rule to accomplish. It will force GMs to establish a core of players and use them for many seasons.
-Each team will have 3 Franchise Players and 1 Franchise Prospect
(if you feel you truly dont have 3 players and 1 prospect worthy of the tag then speak to me)
-No player/prospect on this list can be traded for 3 seasons
(any ammendments to a GM's list must be approved by myself)
*The ONLY Exceptions...
1) If a Franchise player is 37 years or older.
2) If a Franchise player is a pending UFA, not an RFA however
Any player acquired via trade can not be traded for 3 seasons AFTER they are acquired.
(Only exception to this rule is if they are a pending UFA, not RFA)
This rule, like the Franchise player rule, is meant to give teams an identity. Its also meant to force GMs to make smarter trades. No GM flips players from year to year. This rule is meant to simulate that.
For some reason, I remember it being 35+? Am I just confusing this with another league?
I think it might be better to drop it down just a few years--it will make more high-profile (but aging) players available at the trade deadline--you know, trading guys to a contender for a cup-run types.