Please get your team thread up before 12:00 pm EST on Friday, May 10th. (It's ok if it's not stickied by then.) This is also the deadline for team swaps. If you are on this list but do not plan on managing a v4 team, please let me know ASAP. Check the rules thread to see the details that are required in your team description.
The trade market will open Friday, May 10th at 12:00 pm EST and will be open until 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, May 19th. Trades during this period will count toward the offseason limit.
Expansion draft protection lists are due to the BOG (managing member TBD) on 11:59 pm EST on Sunday May 19th. Do not send a list until you are certain that your list is final - you will not be able to edit the list once it is received by the BOG. The list must include (1) your choice of 7-3-1 or 8-1 and (2) your final list of protected players. Exempt players and exposure requirements do not need to be provided to the BOG, but you must comply with the rules or you will be subject to draft pick/player loss.
This is forever a hot topic - please see our latest rule adjustments to the trade revision/reversal process in the rules doc
tl;dr BOG votes on flagged trades. If GMs want to revise a reversed deal, it will be done as a separate trade, posted in the Official Trades thread, and subject to BOG further review/reversal. BOG can advise, but will not re-create revised deals - it must be done by the GMs.
Use the Msg to BOG thread for any questions on this ruling.
A 4-1 majority must vote to reverse
The “unfair winner” of the trade will be identified by the BOG and forced to forfeit a trade vs the trade limit
RFA extensions are underway. Reach out to your divisional BOG rep to get negotiations underway on all remaining RFAs and a single UFA. The RFA signings and UFA extension can be done at any point from now until June 16th. Only a UFA that was on your team before the game (May 10) can be extended. Once you and your rep have finalized the signings, post them to your team page (and write them in your team description).
The trade market will close at 11:59pm EST May 18th (Sat night).
Expansion protection lists are due on May 19th at 11:59pm EST. The BOG will create a thread for you to post them. You may not edit the list once you have posted so be absolutely sure of your decisions. If your post is shown as "edited" you will be subject to a loss of picks/forced exposure of a player so DO NOT EDIT (spelling errors and formatting issues aren't worth losing assets over). Here is a key for expansion planning that may be helpful.
QBC will have 7 days to complete the expansion draft. During that time, trades can be made exclusively with QBC.
After the expansion draft, the trade market will re-open.
The entry draft will begin on May 29th and take place during daytime hours (10am EST to midnight EST each day) for about 10 days. The clock for round one will last 1 hour per pick. In rounds 2-7, the clock will last 30 minutes.
Unrestricted Free Agency has been postponed until Wednesday, June 19th. We are re-shuffling the player list to enhance the quality of the free agency bidding process and will post the full schedule soon - we plan to spread out the big fish over more than just 1-2 days.
GMs, please vote on a couple of rule changes that we think may benefit the longevity of the game.
Thanks to all who voted, we got a good response. Both of the proposed rules have passed. See the rules doc for highlighted changes. In summary, only 2020 and 2021 picks can be traded until this season expires, and the BOG has the ability to immediately flag/reverse any trades that display an obscene level of retained salary, at their discretion.
Players that were not signed in v4 free agency, or players that were signed to ELCs by IRL teams after May 10th are available to be claimed through waivers beginning at noon ET on Friday, July 5th. Consult the rules doc for the full waiver rules.
Please vote for the new BOG. You may vote for up to 5 candidates. All votes count equally (i.e. no ranking/order/points system). The top-5 will be elected to the BOG. Future replacements will be voted on individually as needed.
On October 1st, players whom haven't been signed, retired or signed overseas IRL can be released from your team. If you release a player and they later sign to a NHL team, the GM releasing him has first rights on signing said player.
Also, October 1st is the set date for all teams to be cap compliant. Failure to due so by then may result in draft pick forfeiture.
The BOG is in need of 1 more member! Please DM me on twitter or on my page if interested in joining the Corrupts. We will be posting an official list soon where everyone will have the chance to vote in the 5th member.