Unassigned Draft Complete; Columbus moves West…Trading now OPEN! Start of the season delayed.

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The Draft has completed. If you did not send a list, I assumed you weren’t interested in anyone. The remaining players left will all become UFA’s and sign with the highest bidder.  They will decide after each day. So if you’re interested in a leftover, send in your bid tomorrow. Because the conferences were uneven, FHL wouldn’t let me make a schedule (14 teams vs 16 teams) – we had to move a team back West to even things out and Columbus was the obvious choice. The season was originally going to start on Wednesday night, but I am going to have to delay it at least a day as FHL is such a piece of garbage that the only way it allowed me to “Make a schedule” was to hit “start a new season” first – which caused every single player to lose a year off their contract Joe has (thankfully) offered to fix it for us, but I don’t expect him to go through 800+ players in one day, so we will be on hold for a couple days. Sorry about that – but you may start dealing now while we wait.

Round 1                                                                                        Round 2

1 :fla: Florida Panthers – David Clarkson                        Ryan O’Byrne

2. :col: Colorado Avalanche – Nicklas Grossman          David Jones

3. :tbl: Tampa Bay Lightning – Brad Richards               Brad Stuart

4. :nsh: Nashville Predators – Mikhail Grabovski          Simon Gagne

5. :car: Carolina Hurricanes – Paul Martin             Guilliame Latendresse

6. :cgy: Calgary Flames – Tim Thomas                John-Michael Liles

7. :edm: Edmonton Oilers – Scott Hartnell                    Chris Kelly

8. :buf: Buffalo Sabres – Alexander Burrows               Raffi Torres

9. :njd: New Jersey Devils – Mason Raymond                     Ryan Whitney

10. :dal: Dallas Stars – Sergei Kostitsyn                           Matthew Lombardi

11. :phi: Philadelphia Flyers – Ian White                        Greg Zanon

12. :phx: Phoenix Coyotes – Teemu Selanne                   Pass

13. :wpg: Winnipeg Jets – Jay Harrison                               Vaclav Prospal

14. :cbj: Columbus Blue Jackets – Alex Tanguay                     Jose Theodore

15. :nyi: New York Islanders – James Wisniewski                   Olli Jokinen

16. :min: Minnesota Wild – Damien Brunner                        Tom Gilbert

17. :det: Detroit Red Wings – Brenden Morrow                   Douglas Murray

18. :ott: Ottawa Senators – Ron Hainsey                                   Pass

19. :nyr: New York Rangers – RJ Umberger                     Kaspars Daugavins

20. :sjs: San Jose Sharks – Peter Mueller             Roman Cervenka

21. :tor: Toronto Maple Leafs – Jussi Jokinen               Pass

22. :wsh: Washington Capitals – Shawn Horcoff               Pass

23. :lak: Los Angeles Kings – Ville Leino                     Drew Miller

24. :van: Vancouver Canucks – Ryan Malone           Pass

25. :stl: St. Louis Blues – Brad Boyes                     Sheldon Souray

26. :bos: Boston Bruins – David Booth         Pass

27. :mtl: Montreal Canadiens – Pass                       Pass

28. :anh: Anaheim Ducks – Jan Hejda            Pass

29. :pit: Pittsburgh Penguins – Toni Lydman             Pass

30. :chi: Chicago Blackhawks – Pass                        Pass

 

Amnesty period arrives; Unassigned draft on deck

Now that we are almost filled up, I figure we can get the ball rolling a little bit.

Over the next 48 hours, you will be able to buy-out any player on your roster at no cost. After this window, you will NOT be allowed to buy any contracts out for the duration of the league.  So if there are any unwanted contracts on your team at the moment, get rid of them now or forever hold your peace. Limit of 3 per team.

Following this window – we will hold an unassigned list draft. There are some decent players already there at the moment, and I expect several more to be added once teams begin to use their buy-outs (for example, my team will likely buy out Brad Richards, who is a 75). I’m going to anoint the draft sort of a “Bargain Bin Draft” All players selected will sign very, very cheap 3-year deals. Not all players will sign the same contract (an 80 ov will not sign the same deal as a 72 ov, obviously), but they all will be pretty inexpensive considering their ratings.

The purpose of this draft is to try and even up our squads a little bit and help out the GM’s who weren’t as fortunate to select the Blackhawks or Bruins. So the draft order will be last years NHL standings in reverse. So Florida will pick first, Colorado second and so on. 2 rounds, and it will be a traditional draft; not a snake draft. It will be 2 rounds. If you don’t want anyone off the unassigned list, you can pass.

I will create a thread in the “Trades and Transactions” forum. You can begin to buy out your players there. Deadline will be Saturday August 3rd at noon.  Happy Amnestying!

UPDATE: Wednesday: July 31

Beta rosters have been RELEASED! Minor changes will be made. A few players are missing, and I will have our 2 Assistant Commissioners proof the rosters to make sure no mistakes were made and/or if they disagree with any of the ratings.  but for the most part, what you see will be our season 1 rosters. Please e-mail me @ Tuomo15Ruutu@aol.com if interested in joining…in your e-mail, send me a list of your TOP 5 TEAMS you’d be interested in managing, IN ORDER! Teams taken so far:

  • NY Rangers :nyr: : Alex Shalloway
  • Dallas :dal: : Joe Rice
  • Los Angeles :lak: : Rob Pando
  • Edmonton :edm: : Craig Jones
  • Ottawa :ott: : Michael Q. Perosky
  • Toronto :tor: : Jaxan Prier
  • Tampa Bay :tbl: : Joey Machado
  • Pittsburgh  :pit: : Anthony Krall
  • Buffalo  :buf: Jon Trout
  • Boston :bos: Artin Timas
  • Chicago Blackhawks :chi: Ray Barley
  • St. Louis :stl: Harry Ouzounian
  • Philadelphia :phi: Steve Quinto
  • New Jersey Devils :njd: Vincent Villa
  • Washington Capitals :wsh: Mike Harbison
  • Winnipeg Jets :wpg: Bob McGugan
  • Carolina Hurricanes :car: Shawn Hammack
  • San Jose Sharks :sjs: Eric Denger
  • Vancouver Canucks :van: Kris Simonian
  • Detroit Red Wings :det: Matt Barry
  • Nashville Predators  :nsh: Brian Sawchuk
  • New York Islanders :nyi: Alen Ovakimyan
  • Colorado Avalanche :col: Armand Voskanian
  • Florida Panthers  :fla: P.J Jennings
  • Anaheim Ducks  :anh: Tom Levitt
  • Montreal Canadiens :mtl: Will Banman
  • Minnesota Wild :min: George Robinson
  • Columbus Blue Jackets :cbj: Trevor Jarrett
  • Phoenix Coyotes :phx: Justin Fink

Still available:

  • :cgy: Calgary Flames