There will be 30 GMs, 1 for each team. We ask that you do not sign up if you do not plan on being active daily.
The time that this game hypothetically takes place in is the trade deadline of the 2009-2010 season. After the deadline has “passed”, we will vote on playoff seeding, as well as the winners of each playoff round until we get a Stanley Cup winner. After the Stanley Cup voting, we will have an off-season, complete with the Entry Draft, Free Agency, and additional trades.
The salary cap for the trade deadline until the end of the playoff voting is going to be $56.8M
We will be using capgeek.com to find our players pro-rated cap hits.
1) Find the player's Daily Cap Hit on CapGeek.
2) Multiply said players daily salary by 40 (The # of days remaining in the season at the trade deadline)
3) Subtract this # from the player's total cap hit and allow this # to continue to count against your cap total
4) For any player you are acquiring, use this same method (Daily cap Hit*40) and this is the pro-rated cap hit of your new player.
It could get complicated for some, so PM a commishioner if you have any questions or if you need the caculations to be made for you.
The salary cap for the 2010-2011 season will be determined later.
Post in this thread if you'd like to place a player on waivers.
Only 1 veteran per team will be able to be sent to the minors due to cap reasons and only 1 buyout will be allowed per team.
The lowest team in the standings in real life gets highest waiver wire priority.
You are responsible for qualifying your own players. If you do not qualify a player, they will become an Unrestricted Free Agent. However, in certain cases, high profile players will be automatically qualified. A player cannot become an UFA due to an inactive GM.
You must come up with an offer. Do NOT send a PM to the RFA agent asking how much money a players wants. You will be ignored.
If you wait to the last second to make offers to a player and you low ball the offer, the player will go to free agency as a Restricted Free Agent and seek an offer sheet.
Players who earned less than $660,000 in the previous season must be offered 110% of last season's salary.
Example: Aaron Gagnon’s contract paid him $575,000 last year. His qualifying offer would be $632,500 ($575,000 X 1.1).
Players making up $660,000 to $1 million must be offered 105%.
Example: Colin Fraser’s contract paid him $700,000 last year. His qualifying offer would be $735,000 ($700,000 X 1.05).
Players making over $1 million must be offered 100%.
Example: Shane O'Brien’s contract paid him $1,600,000 last year. His qualifying offer would be $1,600,000 ($1,600,000 X 1).
A player’s cap hit is not the same as salary. Make sure you are using salary to determine qualifying offers.
Example: Fabian Brunnstrom’s cap hit last season was $2,225,000, but his salary was $875,000. His qualifying offer would be $918,750 ($875,000 X 1.05).
We never developed a good system for arbitration. Therefore, there will be no arbitration. If a qualified player makes it to free agency without a contract, he will be eligible to receive offer sheets.
Depending on the volume of qualified players in free agency, the agent for restricted free agents will accept offer sheets from opposing teams.
Once an offer sheet is signed, the player’s team has 24 hours to match or reject an offer.
In the event an inactive GM does not respond to an offer sheet, the league commissioners will decide for the team. This is to keep the game as realistic as possible. If Andrew Cogliano signs an offer sheet for under $1 milllion, an inactive GM will not be the reason he goes to a new team.
Draft Pick Compensation for Offer Sheets
$994,433 or below
$994,433 to $1,506,717
3rd round pick
$1,506,717 to $3,013,433
2nd round pick
$3,013,433 to $4,520,150
1st and 3rd round pick
$4,520,150 to $6,026,867
1st, 2nd, and 3rd round pick
$6,026,867 to $7,533,584
Two 1st's, one 2nd, one 3rd round pick
$7,533,584 or above
Four 1st round picks
*The amount is determined by taking the total compensation due in the Offer Sheet, and dividing by the number of years specified in the Offer Sheet, or five (5) - whichever is less.
Example: A 10 year offer sheet worth $50 million results in Four 1st round picks as compensation instead of a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round pick.
*You must use your own draft picks as compensation. If Anaheim offers a qualified player a contract worth $2.5 million, the Ducks must hold the rights to Anaheim's 2nd Round Pick in 2011 before the offer is official.
The difference between the maximum salary (which includes signing bonus & games played bonus) and the minimum salary is just $400,000. Therefore, the games played bonus in any year can never be greater than $400,000. Furthermore, assuming a signing bonus is provided, the games played bonus can not exceed $400,000 less the signing bonus. Below are the minimum NHL salaries in a given year.
Per Exhibit 5 (1), “The maximum amount payable for any single category of Individual “A” Bonuses identified below is $212,500 per season. (For example, an Entry Level SPC may not contain bonuses of $212,500 for 20 goals and an additional $212,500 for 30 goals, provided, however, it may contain a bonus of $100,000 for 20 goals and $112,500 for 30 goals). An Entry Level SPC may contain any number of Individual “A” Bonuses; however, a Player may not receive more than $850,000 in total aggregate Individual “A” Bonuses per season. Individual “A” Bonuses are payable by the Clubs as opposed to the League).”
(i) Ice time (aggregate and/or per Game). Player must be among top six (6) forwards on the Club (minimum 42 Regular Season Games played by Player and comparison group). (Note: an Entry Level SPC may contain bonuses for both aggregate and per Game ice time; however, the maximum aggregate amount the Player may receive on account of the ice time category is $212,500.)
(ii) Goals: 20 Goal Minimum
(iii) Assists: 35 Assist Minimum
(iv) Points: 60 Point Minimum
(v) Points Per Game: .73 Points per Game Minimum (minimum 42 Regular Season Games played)
(vi) Plus-Minus Rating: Among top three (3) forwards on the Club (Minimum 42 Regular Season Games played by player and comparison group).
(vii) End-of-Season NHL All-Rookie Team
(viii) NHL All-Star Game (selected to play or plays)
(ix) NHL All-Star Game MVP
Categories are the same with the addition of blocked shots (top 2 on Club). The thresholds vary for blueliner categories:
(i) top 4 defensemen for ice time
(ii) 10 Goal Minimum
(iii) 25 Assist Minimum
(iv) 40 Point Minimum
(v) .49 PPG
(vi) Top 3 +/- among defensemen
(i) Minutes Played: 1,800 minutes minimum
(ii) GAA: GAA =< median GAA of all goaltenders (25 game minimum, 30 minute minimum)
(iii) Save %: Save % >= media save % of all goaltenders (25 game minimum, 30 minute minimum)
(iv) Wins: 20
(v) Shutouts: Shutouts >= median number of shutouts of all goaltenders
(vi – viii) End-of-Season NHL All-Rookie Team, NHL All-Star Game (selected to play or plays), NHL All-Star Game MVP
Individual “B” Bonuses
Exhibit 5(2): “A Player and Club may also negotiate individual bonuses payable by the Club for the League-wide Awards/trophy Bonuses and League Performance Bonuses set forth below, except where specifically stated otherwise, in amount to be individually negotiated between a Club and a player (the Club and Player could agree to pay more, or less than the amounts payable by the League, set forth below). The maximum aggregate amount that a Club can pay a Player (in addition to any amounts paid by the League to such Player) on behalf of a Player’s Individual “B” Bonuses is $2 million per season. There is no limit on the quantity (as opposed to the dollar amount) of League-wide Awards/Trophies and League Performance Bonuses a Player may receive from the Club.”
Here are the categories eligible for Individual “B” Bonuses
Top 5 Award Finish: Hart Trophy, Rocket Richard Trophy, Norris Trophy, Vezina Trophy and Frank J. Selke Trophy.
Award Winner: William Jennings Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy
End of Year All-Star: 1st Team or 2nd Team
Top 10 Goals, Assists, Points, PPG (min 42 GP)
Top 10 Goals, Assists, Points, PPG (min 42 GP) and Ice time among defensemen (aggregate and/or per game)
Top 5 GAA, SVP, Wins
All the information provided can be located here. This article will show you an actual copy of Evgeni Malkin's contract and use it as an example as the rules of an ELC are explained.
John Tavares (1st Overall Pick in 2009): 3 years for $11.25 million ($3.75 million Cap Hit)
Drew Doughty (2nd Overall Pick in 2008): 3 years for $10.425 million ($3.475 million Cap Hit)
Philip Larsen (5th Round Draft Pick by the Dallas Stars): 3 years for $2.55 million ($850,000 Cap Hit)
Games Played Bonus
$53,000 after each of 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 games
Also, we're please to annouce the following signings, negotiated by BigG44:
Kris Letang: 3 years for $7.5 million ($2.5 million/year)
Jay McKee: 1 year for $800,000, NTC
Nate Guenin: 1 year for $500,000
Nick Johnson: 2 years for $1.2 million ($600,000/year), 2-way Year 1
Joe Vitale: 2 years for $1.2 million ($600,000/year), 2-way Year 1
Ben Lovejoy: 1 year for $500,000
Deryk Engelland: 2 years for $1.1 million ($550,000/year), 2-way Year 1
Sergei Gonchar: 3 years for $12 million ($4,000,000/year)
We're very happy that Sergei wants to be part of our team for the rest of his career. We hope that our powerplay can right the ship at some point this season.
We'd also like to announce the firing of assistant head coach, Mike Yeo. We have began our search for someone who can coach our powerplay back to respectability. Willing to take suggestions from fellow players?
Looking to acquire a top 6 right winger, along with a tough top-4 defenseman that can lay opponents out.
All roster players will most likely be kept atleast until the offseason.
Prospects Seymon Varlamov, Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Oscar Osala, Marcus Johansson, Stefan Della Rovere are not available. All other prospects + all 2010 draft picks will be made available to acquire our teams needs.
Going through a re-tooling phase. Listening to offers for Alexei Kovalev, Filip Kuba, Shean Donovan.
Players/Prospects not named Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Phillips, Erik Karlsson, Jared Cowen can be had for the right price. PM with reasonable offers.
Anton Volchenkov is also on the block.
Looking to acquire more 2010 picks + forward prospects.
The Montreal Canadiens have made a few trades and two of them are waiting for approval due to NTC being involved.
We have also re-signed two key UFA to be and a lot of RFA. The details will likely come tomorrow morning since I will have to leave shortly.
We are looking to give this team a REAL IDENTITY. We don't want to make a team full of Quebec born players but we really want more of those players with the team. We are looking for heart and skills. We are looking for devoted players who are not scare of the pressure and who want to play in Montreal. We will also take a close look to products from the QMJHL.
We are looking for a full rebuild. In the past, most of the dominant teams were built around top picks in the draft. We don't want to take quick solutions anymore. We will try to do it as fast as possible but we are going for a complete rebuild. However, it doesn't mean that we will make a team full of prospects and picks. Right now, our priority is to get younger (and better hopefully). KEY WORD : CONSISTENCY.
Carey Price is the guy we will build the team around. He is the ONLY untouchable on the team.
Mike Cammalleri, Brian Gionta, Maxim Lapierre, Travis Moen and Josh Gorges will likely stay but we are willing to listen to offers.
-Scott Gomez : Like Kostitsyn, Gomez had a slow start. However, he was playing a solid two-way game night after night. He doesn't take any shift off and since 20-25 games, he is producing at a pretty good rate. We want good value in the deal but we are also ready to take a salary dump for salary purposes.
-Georges Laraque : Laraque could be traded for a late pick.
-Sergei Kostitsyn : Like his brother, we will not get rid of him. He doesn't have the same stats than Andrei but he is working very hard since his call-up. He knows what it takes to play in the NHL and his talent was never a question mark.
-Matt D'Agostini: D'Agostini would benefit from a change of scenery at this point. However, we are not looking to get rid of him since he could end up being a solid goalscorer in the league. He could be used in a package deal.
-Jaroslav Spacek: Spacek is an underrated veteran. He has a great shot on the PP, has a good all-around game and he is an awesome leader in the locker room. He would be the perfect fit for a team looking to solidify their top four for the playoffs.
-Hal Gill : Gill is a PK specialist and a great leader to have around. Once again, he is a great guy to have for the playoffs. He was used in key situations with the Penguins last season when they won the Stanley Cup.
-Paul Mara : Mara is an useful veteran and he will be an UFA at the end of the season.
-Max Pacioretty : Pacioretty will only be dealt for a Quebec born player (or QMJHL) with similar potential. He could also be dealt in a package deal for a top player. Depending of the moves we will make, he is more likely to be traded in the offseason. Incredible offers only!
-EVERY PICKS ARE AVAILABLE EXCEPT OUR 2010 1ST ROUND PICK
-EVERY PROSPECTS ARE AVAILABLE EXCEPT PK SUBBAN, LOUIS LEBLANC AND GABRIEL DUMONT
Don't ask-Richards, Giroux, Gagne, JVR, Pronger, Timonen, Carcillo, Betts, Emery(unless you're offering an upgrade in goal)
Overpayment-Briere, Carter, Carle
Available-Coburn, Parent, Hartnell(does have a NTC), Syvret, Asham, one of Boucher/Leighton, every prospect except Eriksson(some will cost more than others)
Looking to keep the core of my team together, and pick up another top 6 winger to play on our 3rd line. Most of the guys listed as available are available in the offseason. We are looking to add a top 6 winger for the deadline.
Last edited by BillyShoe1721: 01-11-2010 at 07:39 PM.