SALARY CAP: $60,000,000 - $80,000,000 TRADES: None DRAFT ORDER: Randomized DRAFT TYPE: Snake draft with a twist If you are interested in joining this, send me a PM with your top 3 teams you would like to take. This draft will begin shortly after the current one has completed. This draft will be similar to the last one in that you are trying to draft a team that wins this season. The caveat is that you will not be able to select just any player per pick. I have organized 620 players into 20 different categories (31 F/D/G in each). You will only be able to pick one player from each category and you must pick the players that are available in these categories even if you don't want them. There are no restrictions on the order you decide to choose from. The categories are as follows; EUROPEAN FORWARDS (Russian and Finnish) Headliners: Ovechkin, Kucherov, Panarin SWEDISH FORWARDS Headliners: Pettersson, Zibanejad, Backstrom REST OF WORLD FORWARDS (Germany, Switzerland, Czech, Latvia, Slovenia, France, Slovakia) Headliners: Draisaitl, Kopitar, Ehlers QMJHL FORWARDS Headliners: MacKinnon, Huberdeau, Couturier OHL FORWARDS Headliners: Scheifele, Tavares, Seguin WHL FORWARDS Headliners: Point, Stone, Barzal NON-CANADIAN CHL FORWARDS Headliners: P. Kane, Svechnikov, M. Tkachuk NCAA FORWARDS Headliners: Toews, Pacioretty, Kreider USHL FORWARDS Headliners: Eichel, Gaudreau, Guentzel 30+ FORWARDS Headliners: Crosby, Bergeron, Stamkos U23 FORWARDS Headliners: McDavid, Pastrnak, Matthews MYSTERY BOX FORWARDS (No particular category other than to keep things balanced) Headliners: Barkov, Hall, O'Reilly EUROPEAN DEFENSEMAN Headliners: Josi, Hedman, E. Karlsson OHL DEFENSEMAN Headliners: Carlson, Pietrangelo, Hamilton WHL/QMJHL DEFENSEMAN Headliners: Jones, Rielly, Weber NCAA DEFENSEMAN Headliners: Suter, Slavin, Krug 30+ DEFENSEMAN Headliners: Burns, Giordano, Letang U23 DEFENSEMAN Headliners: Makar, Hughes, Heiskanen STARTING GOALTENDERS (Based on GP this season) BACKUP GOALTENDERS (Based on GP this season) Each category has players of different skill levels. You should not see players like Kassian being drafted ahead of Nugent-Hopkins for example. I have put in a lot of time to make sure categories with high top end talent lack depth and those with average high end talent (such as NCAA Forwards) do have depth. Every player that was drafted in the first 16 rounds of our current league is available to be selected. There may be some new depth players introduced in certain categories to follow the theme. On top of this, most categories have dead weight players that you do not want to be stuck with (Seabrook, Lucic, Eriksson etc) providing an extra layer to this game. As the draft moves forward it will become more clear which players you may be able to snipe in the later rounds. There will be more involvement with this draft because you should be paying attention to what other teams are doing and knowing which players will not be available to those teams. For example, if there are two players left in a certain category (Seabrook and Polak) and you know the other team who needs to pick from this category has cap issues you can force that person into taking Seabrook restricting their future picks even more. Your strategy can go a number of ways. If you are the last team to select from a certain category I will automatically move that player to your last available pick. So for example if we are in the 10th round and 30/31 U23 forwards have been selected but you still need that category, I auto draft the last player left as your 20th round pick. You know you are stuck with that player so you do not have to use your 10th round pick on them. Full document will be released showing every player available to take when we are ready to begin the draft. You can PM me your top 3 teams in order of preference if you are interested in joining. Certain rules may be tweaked before we begin. I wanted to generate some interest in this draft as we are nearly finished the other. In the mean time this thread will stay locked.