League Announcements - Major Changes for Next Season
Perks will be removed due to the board of governors collectively deciding they are too influential.
In place of perks:
-Each team will be given 6 scouting reports to be used at any point during the season. These reports can be used on any player, drafted or undrafted. Reports will be reset to 6 at the conclusion of every entry draft. Undrafted prospects can still only be scouted prior to the completion of the first round of the entry draft.
-We will be implementing real life NHL buyout rules. Please familiarize yourself with these rules. Each team will also be given 1 compliance buyout (drawback free buyout) that can be used during the first 2 buyout windows. If it is not used during this period, it can never be used. You will never gain another compliance buyout.
Buyout rules courtesy of @Patrick Kane
Scouting reports will be revamped slightly.
Scouting reports will now be presented in the following format:
Player Name: Prospect Grade [0.0-10.0, F-S]
Player Type: Will give a rough indication of this player's playstyle. [SNP/PLY/PWF/TWF/GRN/TGH, DFD/OFD/TWD, BUT/HYB/STN]
Comparable: Will name a player who plays/played a similar style and is/was of a similar peak skill level.
Player Level: This player's current role in the NHL. [Franchise/Top Line/Second Line/Middle 6/Bottom 6/Fourth Line/AHL, Franchise/Number 2/Second Pairing/Bottom Pairing/AHL, Franchise, Elite Starter, Starter, 1B Starter, Backup, AHL]
Waiver eligibility will be changed.
New waiver rules:
-Players 24 or younger with less than 100 career GP do not require waivers.
-Players with a cap hit of 1.5 or lower can be waived. Higher cap hits cannot be waived.
There will be a limit to how many prospects you can keep.
New rules for "Minors" section of cap sheets:
-You will now be allowed to keep a maximum of 14 players in the minors
-To help with this, any player with a cap hit of 1.5M or less can be released from their contract with no cap penalty.