Attention All GM's - RULE CHANGES for 2019/2020

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  1. Brock

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    Gentlemen,

    Your admin team has been busy behind the scenes with some rule changes that will come into effect starting the offseason following the 2018/19 season. They are somewhat drastic in nature, but we feel that they will only add to the realism of the HFNHL, and will challenge our GM's to be better. You will also have nearly a year to prepare.

    Here are the rule changes:

    a) The 80 roster limit will be no longer. Instead, teams will be capped at 50 contracts. Teams must sign any player who plays 10 or more NHL or AHL games in the regular season (not including playoffs). Teams may also ask for special permission to have a player's ELC slide in cases where Euro players play in the AHL at 18/19, or in instances where players hit the 10 game mark based on games at the end of a junior season (where they are finishing up the season playing professionally). A team can elect not to sign a player who needs to be signed, allowing them to become a free agent (essentially a prospect release).

    b) Unrated players (Euro's/25+ College players, etc) given one way contracts (2 million plus) in the offseason, must be on a team's farm roster during the season and not used on the pro roster to help said team reach the salary cap floor (except in rare circumstances to cover for injuries). They will also not count towards said team's ability to meet minimum roster requirements.

    c) The percentages for arbitration will increase. Now the percentages will be 75%, 90%, 110%, and 120%.

    d) Any pending UFA who has their rights traded after the trade deadline and prior to the summer free agency period (the offseason resigning period) will immediately require at least 125% of their current HFNHL or NHL salary in order to resign with said new team. Teams will have to pay that premium given the player's desire to test free agency and see where their market lies. Obviously, teams will still be allowed to trade the rights of pending UFA's, but resigning them will be more difficult.

    Until that time, all current rules (like the 80 roster limit) will still apply.

    Cheers!
    HFNHL Admin
     
  2. Ohio Jones

    Ohio Jones Game on...

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    Has this been tested for sustainability with our SIM? By that i mean having a full farm system bleeds my leagues money that i run. Now we dont have to worry about going bankrupt cuz we dont care about balencing our accounts like we do here.

    But its something worth noteing that well their salary isnt full(unless 1 way contract) it still effects profits and could cause serious cap issues even more than we already have as the sim isnt the greatest at revenue
     
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    Good question. Considering we pay just 10% on most farm salaries, it shouldn’t be too disruptive. The other factor will be GMs being more selective in who they sign and who they release. But we’ll just have to see how it works out and adjust if it’s out of whack.
     
  5. Tom HFNHL Stars

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    DALLAS STARS who need to be signed this off season under New Rules.

    NHL
    Brenden Lemieux (age 22) 51 NHL games
    Brady Tkachuk (age 19) 46 NHL games
    Rasmus Dahlin (age 18) 57 NHL games
    Brett Howden (age 20) 48 NHL games
    Mike Amadio (age 22) 72 NHL games
    Gavin Bayreuther (age 24) 19 NHL games
    Mikhail Vorobyov (age 22) 15 NHL games

    AHL
    Alex Nylander
    Adam Helewka
    Andrew Nielsen
    Nicholas Roy
    Ryan MacInnis
    Paul Bitner
    Nick Merkley

    Fun exercise to help focus on new rules.
     
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    Fan.At Registered User Sponsor

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    sticky this!
     
  7. HFNHL Commish

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    Glad to see you boys are still at it. ;)

    Signed,

    -Friendly Ghost-isbehere of HFNHL Past
     
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    Holy smokes!

    rebuilding teams will not be able to hold on to everyone forever now. Good opportunity to poach players released of other teams.

    Darryl
     
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    Dammn i have to sign Pettersson...
     
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    Carolina would have to sign:

    NHL
    Jesperi Kotkaniemi
    Colin White
    Oskar Lindblad
    Lias Anderson
    Kenny Agostino
    Isac Lundestrom
    Jordan Binnington

    AHL
    Adam Musil
    Adam Ollas-Mattsson
    Carsen Twarynski
    Dillon Heatherington
    Edward Pasquale
    Hudson Fasching
    Jani Hakanpaa
    JC Lipon
    Kappo Kahkonen
    Linus Arnesson
    Marc Olivier Roy
    Mason Shaw
    Matt Finn
    Mike Paliotta
    Nelson Nogier
    Nick Sorensen
    Robbie Russo
    Ryan Olsen
    Spencer Watson
    Troy Bourke

    It appears that I have a lot of dead weight on my AHL prospect pool. The vast amount of these would be released under the new rules. Will definitely make for new strategies and more FA players available.

    Darryl
     
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    The Flames have sent in their contract offers according to the new rules. A few released players from prospects lists. Luckily a lot of Euro's and NCAA's on the prospects lists. Flames will have between 40 and 42 contracts, depending on two UFA contract offers sent to current squad members.
     
  12. Brock

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    Guys, just a reminder about new rule change D). Starting to see some pending UFA's on the trade block now that teams are eliminated from postseason play. Agents will be asking for 125% OVER either their HFNHL or NHL deal (whatever one is higher). So buyer beware. Trading for pending free agents will not allow you to use any auto resigns as current teams can. #freeagencyboom
     
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    Thanks for the reminder. For the GM's who weren't aware of this in my discussions, I've since let them know.
     
  14. Brent Burns Beard

    Brent Burns Beard Vasiliev Podsloven

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    can we sticky this post to the top for ease of reference?
     
  15. Canuck09

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    I didn't send a request to sticky this individual thread but I did add a brief recap and link to it in our HFNHL Rule & Process Update Thread we already have as a sticky.

    HFNHL Rule & Process Update Thread
     
  16. RedWingsLegacy

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    What do i do with the guy like Alexei Lipanov who played 10 games in the 2017-2018, but returned to the OHL for 2018-2019. And will likely return again next year. Seems odd to have to sign him?
     
  17. Brock

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    A request can be made to have his ELC slide (similar to how it did in the NHL).
     

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