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.
     

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