Here's a reminder on how the system works. One Ratings Challenge marker will serve as the person you will send your challenges into. He will then rebuttal your challenge. Both your challenge and his rebuttal will then be sent to the Final judge who will look at the evidence from both sides and make a ruling based on this, with the process working more like an actual court room judgment. We've developed this process in order to make the ratings challenge ruling slightly more consistent and more democratic. This year we have three Ratings Challenge markers and one Final judge that will rule on every challenge except his own. So here are your instructions: Each team is going to get a maximum of 6 ratings challenges on a maximum of 5 players. OV can not be challenged, except for goaltenders. Goaltender ratings will be challenged by OV only (basically you would suggest an overall percentage increase of all ratings or which OV rating or goalie your goalie should rate like). Please make sure your ratings challenges are well researched and worthwhile. A successful ratings challenge is likely to be built around stats or scouting reports. Your ratings challenge submission format should appear as follows" Email Title: "HFNHL Ratings Challenge - Team Name" 1. Player Name 2. Rating being challenged 3. Current Rating 4. Suggested Rating 5. Reasoning or Argument for challenge (aka your proof) The submission deadline for these challenges is going to be Saturday, October 19th at 11:59pm PST. Please see the below list to figure out who you will be sending your challenges to. Would the following teams Group A send their ratings challenges to Jeff Kirk at [email protected]: Anaheim Ducks Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Detroit Red Wings Los Angeles Kings Nashville Predators Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks St. Louis Blues Would the following teams Group B send their ratings challenges to Robb Doduck at [email protected]: Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Dallas Stars Edmonton Oilers Minnesota Wild Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Tampa Bay Lightning Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Would the following teams Group C send their ratings challenges to Ville Isopaa at [email protected]: Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Toronto Maple Leafs Winnipeg Jets Once again, Brock will be the Final judge for all teams except his own, which I (Jeff) will take care of. Once challenges are completed and final judgements are made we will begin our pre-season within a few days afterwards. Any questions, feel free to post them in this thread.