Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stat Pages Now Live

For those curious, the stat pages for the 2011-2012 season are now live. You can access each of the pages using the updated menu to the left or you can just head on over to the main page and browse from there. Everything is accessible when you get there; the keeper tracker, the final rosters, the draft picks and the trade tracker. The monthly stats for the season will be added when the time comes. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Dates to Note

Thursday September 1st 2011
-- By 11:59pm this day, the final list of 8 Keepers for the 2011-2012 season is due. The list can be submitted at any point prior (and updated as necessary) but if a list is not submitted, 8 keepers will be randomly selected.

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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Ploughman Rule

If you wade through the rule book, you'll see an ability to drop any Keeper player at any given moment. If they clear waivers, they are no longer considered Keepers. This is how we've all agreed to conduct this league.

In the case of an off season dropping of a player (them not being kept as a designated keeper in the coming year) there is no waiver system and thus they immediately are removed from the K 'elite'. The contract becomes null basically.

What is NOT found in the rule book is there anything stopping any GM from dropping a K player in the off season (say a year 2 Keeper) only to draft him again in the following draft. If the GM has a high draft pick (and definitely if they have number one) they have a perfect opportunity to grab that same player, eventually signing him to a brand new contract.

While we cannot technically stop any GM from doing this (unless an immediate vote is requested by a high % of the league) in the coming season, you can bet your bottom dollar that it'll be a topic discussed in the mid season survey.