Sunday, May 8, 2011

Draft Lottery Preview

The final ranks for each team are posted (in the table on bottom) and with that information we can now determine what the draft pick lottery is shaping up like. As it was last year, all GM's (save the top two ranked) will have a chance to grab number one overall, albeit it'll be tough for the higher ranked teams to make that happen. They would have to win the pre-lottery first to get the ninth entry into the lottery and then last until all but theirs are selected, and this with the worst chance to do so. As we learned last year however, anything is possible...

So Figjam and Flames will get 1 ball in the pre lottery bag, Killbot Factory and No homers will get 2 balls, and  CaptainPowerMoose and inTIMidators will get 3. In the Pre-lottery draw, there is only one ball chosen. The winner gets 9th spot and the rest bump down accordingly, if applicable.

Then, teams one to nine will go in the full lottery with the worst place team getting 1 ball in the lottery bag and the eighth team getting 9 balls, with object being in this lottery to NOT have your ball chosen. 9 teams will then be selected in descending order to determine the rankings.

It'll be interesting to see how it all turns out!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Important Dates to Remember

Now that the 2010-2011 season is over, focus already begins on 2011-2012. But first we must celebrate the success of this past year with our annual end season bash. This also happens to be the night we have our lottery draft to determine next years draft order.

Saturday May 21st 2011
-- The 2011-2012 Draft Lottery and Year End Bash
-- Definite date and Location to be confirmed later.

Beyond that day, all other important dates revolve around next season and are listed below:

Sunday May 15th or May 22nd 2011
-- Off-season trading of players and/or picks open.
-- Essentially at 12 midnight (during the year end bash if GM's wanna chat).

Thursday September 1st 2011
-- By 11:59pm this day, the final list for 8 Keepers for the 2011-2012 season are due.

Friday September 2nd 2011
-- Off-season trading closes.

Sunday September 18th 2011
-- Live draft for the 2011-2012 season.
-- In-season trading opens (after draft ends).

First Week October 2011
-- NHL season begins and thus the WTHL one does.

Stay tuned via email (likely) for more information on the year end bash and any other necessary important information. Next up on the blog will be next years Rulebook updates.