Tuesday, April 3, 2012

11-12 Year End Survey Results

Based on the opinions gathered in mid season survey, the results of the very short year end survey may not come as a surprise. For the topics covered, this is has perhaps been the most GM's have been in sync since we began the tireless task of making this league perfect. With that said, here are the results.


When asked whether or not we should instate a minimum number of total PLAYER games in this league to be played aeach year, here's what the 16 GM's had to say:

In reference to exactly how many games must to played, here's what GM's chose:

The results tell us that going forward starting next year, all teams are required to play 1200 games at least (out of the 1330 total) or suffer a massive penalty the following year (which will be fully discussed below).

This should be no problem for any team as if you used this year as an example, every team buy 2 have reached this mark without even worrying about a penalty. This will essentially prevent teams from tanking in the future by not playing games.


This season saw a new rule instated with goalies whereby every team was to play 50 goalie games. While this rule worked perfectly for most everyone in the league, a slight adaptation was still needed to make everyone fully happy. What was suggested was bumping this minimum number of games up to 82. When the GM's were queried on doing this, here is what they said:

So, it's done. We're upping the minimum number of games to 82, starting next season.


The penalty for not playing the minimum games is one that has been set already for the goalie games this year. We will therefore extend this to the player games as well. This can be challenged next season if 4+ GM's would like to open it up for debate. Until then, here is what it will be:

Should any team NOT play a minimum of 1200 player games and 82 goalie games, the team(s) will lose 3 of their top ranked potential keepers, the highest draft pick they possess and 10 transactions in the following year.


These rules that we put in place next year are intended to increase parity between teams in the league and to help ensure every is equally active, which potentially will help achieve said parity. This is a good thing and league offices are thrilled that most everyone is on board.

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