Continued from LucicIsGod's GM Game, as he was unable to run it.
League Commissioners- habsman56, TheBoss, OilTownHero
These two people oversee the entire game's operations. They each hold the same rank, nobody outranks the other. They may choose to change the rules or guidelines in the game as they see needed. They may elect to seize control of any position in the game (and appoint another when necessary) that is not being managed properly, whether it be to inactivity or other reasons. They have complete control of the game. No whining about their decisions. The game goes as they say.
Game begins when all teams are filled, teams may trade players and begin GM duties
We don't have a timeline yet
He will not only keep track of all trades, but for the most part he is the trade committee. In order for a trade to be finalized, it must be sent to him first. If he feels it is too one-sided or unrealistic, he'll take it to the rest of the trade committee, which is the three commishioners. If he does not reply to a trade request in 12 hours or more, then the teams in the trade can send the other trade committee members a message. - will keep track of all trades and transactions in a post on the first page, and once he puts it there, that means it's final.
Each GM will be allowed to pursue the buyout option on up to one player on his roster. To buyout a player, you must first put them on waivers. After 24 hours, if the player is not picked up, you can buy the player out, or you can bring them back through re-entry waivers, in hopes of another GM claiming the player, which would count only half of the players salary against the cap. Teams will be allowed to send 1 veteran down in the minors after this players clear waivers but there will be restrictions.
Here they are:
-Teams cannot send down a veteran that has more than 2 years to his contract.
-Teams cannot send down a veteran they signed in this game.
You can continue to waive players if you want to but then you will either have to buy them out or keep them on your roster.
NTCs and NMCs- habsman56
Every GM's worst nightmare...beware! nhlscap.com has this list of players who fall in these categories. Trades involving a player with a NTC/NMC will be taken very seriously in this game. Each will be reviewed by the three league commissioners and a decision will be made. The rule will be if a player has a NTC or NMC than he will not go anywhere. Exceptions will be rare.
Teams that are looking to trade players on their roster who have a LNTC/NTC/NMC needs to have a talk with a commishioner before anything happens. Get a list of teams your player would agree to be traded to and if the player has a full NTC or NMC, that list is zero teams and so be it.
If you trade a player that has any of those clauses without consulting a commishioner prior to the trade, it could be automatically rejected by the committee.
In this game we will have a thread for waivers. A GM who wants to place a player on waivers will announce it in the waivers thread. The time stamp of the post will determine when the 24 hours begins. If a team wants to place a claim on the player, they will indicate their interest by posting a request to claim in that thread. Waiver claims will always be determined by whatever the real NHL standings are at the time of the claim.
So for example: say the Boston GM waived Zdeno Chara. The Boston GM would post that he is waiving the player in the waiver thread. And say, 15 teams claimed him...but which one is furthest down the standings in the NHL right now? That team gets him.
If you want one of your players to retire or be place on long term injury, this will also be handled by the trade committee. Same way we approve trades or not. You will need 2 approvals to make it official.
If a player is placed on LTIR, they still count against the cap, but that team can spend over the actual cap in the amount of the player’s contract.
Example: Player A's cap hit is $2 million and they are placed on LTIR. He still counts to the cap, but the team's payroll can equal $58.7 million instead of the actual cap of $56.7 million.
NHL Entry Draft moderator/organizer - habsman56
resource: Draft picks link
Each GM is responsible for sending in their Top 30 rankings for the 1st round of the draft to him only. A team may opt to use the ISS's latest rankings instead. Also, if you make a trade involving a 2009 1st or 2nd round draft pick, make sure you send him a PM letting him know about it so he can update the draft order. Other than the three league commissioners, only he is empowered to make a pick for a team that is not online, or officially be in charge of the draft.
Contract Extensions- habsman56
will handle any contract extensions. For a GM to sign a player on his roster to a contract extension, the player must not be a UFA-to-be. All offers are to be sent to him. Granted, keep in mind he will not be extending the contracts of players just to do it. It will have to be a good deal that makes sense for the player to sign, just as if it was dealing with a RFA or UFA.
Salary Cap FAQs
Each and every GM is responsible for posting and keeping up to date their roster in the league's roster thread. There will be repurcussions for those of you who are not doing so, for example, Boston wants to make a trade or sign an UFA...well for that trade to go through that GM must have their roster updated. Now I'm not talking about every hour on the hour or anything like that, but if you're making a bunch of moves or signings you need to keep your teams post updated, period. Its part of your duties as a GM in this game.
You must post your roster before the game starts.
- EASTERN CONFERENCE -
New Jersey Devils -
New York Islanders - letsgoisles39
New York Rangers -
Philadelphia Flyers - Habsman56
Pittsburgh Penguins -
Boston Bruins -
Buffalo Sabres -
Montreal Canadiens - Eagle101
Ottawa Senators -
Toronto Maple Leafs - Leafs44
Atlanta Thrashers - OilTownHero
Carolina Hurricanes -
Florida Panthers -
Tampa Bay Lightning - AlexMaz
Washington Capitals - LIMITING REAGENT
- WESTERN CONFERENCE -
Chicago Blackhawks -
Columbus Blue Jackets -
Detroit Red Wings - LIMITING REAGENT
Nashville Predators -
St. Louis Blues -
Everybody that asked to join from the other thread has been accepted, people can take second teams now, OilTownHero, I gave you Calgary as Edmonton had already been taken. You can pick a different 2nd team.
Looking for a stronger number 1 goalie. Emery could be part of a package to aquire a more reliable starter. All prospects available (Including JVR for a really good offer). Philadelphia is looking to win the cup this year.