League Rules Summary

2017-2018 KnucklePuck

General

  • League Name: KnucklePuck
  • Duplicate Player Allowance: Not Used
  • Scoring System: Head-to-Head Each Category
  • Maximum # of teams: 16
  • League Creator Username: ravensgc_5
  • Commissioner Team Name: Montreal Canadiens

Schedule

  • Your league stats begin accumulating on: Wed Oct 04, 2017
  • Your league stats end accumulating on: Sun Apr 08, 2018
  • Scoring Period Interval: Weekly
  • Scoring Period day to start: Monday
  • Use Playoffs: Yes
Playoffs
  • Playoffs will begin in this Scoring Period: 25 (Mar 19/18 - Mar 25/18) and last for 3 periods (rounds).
  • Number of teams qualifying for playoffs: 8
  • Playoff Seeding:: Division winners get top playoff seeds
  • Reseed each playoff round: No
* To view the playoff bracket, go to the Standings screen and click on the Playoffs tab.

Player Pool

  • Player Pool: All teams
  • Players traded out of league's player pool continue to accumulate stats: No
  • Only include players associated with a NHL team in the player pool: No
  • Lock Player Pool: No

Rosters

Restrictions
  • Minimum Total Players: 0
  • Maximum Total Players: 25
  • Minimum Active Players: 0
  • Maximum Active Players: 19
  • Maximum Reserve Players: 6
  • Maximum Injury Reserve Players: 3
  • Maximum Minor League Players: 10
  • Prevent any transaction that would cause a roster to become illegal: Always
  • Allow suspended players to be moved to Injured Reserve: No
  • Allow players on a bye week to be moved to Injured Reserve: No
  • Injured Reserve players count toward roster limitation rules: No
  • Only players on the NHL Injured Reserve List may be moved to the Injured Reserve slot: Yes
  • Minor League players count toward roster limitation rules: No
  • Injured Reserve Enforcement type: None

Pos

Min Active

Max Active

Total Max

Center (C)

0

3

Left Wing (LW)

0

3

Right Wing (RW)

0

3

Forward (F)

0

2

Defense (D)

0

5

Skater (Skt)

0

1

Goalie (G)

0

2

Position Eligibility

Scoring

Scoring Group

Scoring Category

Weight

Skaters

Assists (A)

1

Skaters

Goals (G)

1

Skaters

Penalty Minutes (PIM)

1

Skaters

Plus/Minus (+/-)

1

Skaters

Shots on Goal (SOG)

1

Goalies

Losses (L)

1

Goalies

Saves (SV)

1

Goalies

Wins (W)

1

Goalies

Goals Against Average (GAA)

1

Goalies

Save Percentage (SV%)

1

Team Minimum and Maximum Requirements per Scoring Period

Scoring Category

Min

Max

Games Started - Goalies

3

None

  • If a maximum has been met or exceeded: Do nothing.
  • If a minimum has not been met by end of scoring period: The team will get a loss for each skater or goalie stat, depending on the scoring category whose minimum has not been met, for the scoring period.
Other Scoring Preferences
  • Players will always accumulate stats in all scoring category groups: No
  • Stat Correction Handling: No Official Scoring changes will affect your league beyond the default stat freeze time. Official corrections will be applied to your league if they come in within 7 days (168 hours) after the end of that game. Any Official Scoring changes which come in after this time will not be reflected in your league's stats/scores/standings.

Transactions

Lineups
  • Lineup Change System: Owners enter lineup changes
  • Lineup changes are executed: Daily
  • Lineup Changes are locked 0:05 (hours:minutes) Set amount of time before 1st game of the day
Trades
  • Trade System: Owners propose their own trades
  • Trading Period: All Year
  • Maximum Trades per Team: Unlimited
  • Trade Deadline Date: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:59 PM EDT
  • Trade Voting System: Owners
  • Days to Vote: 1
  • # of Objections Required: 50%
Claims/Drops
  • Claim/Drop Privileges: Owners perform their own claims & drops
  • Max # of claims per season: 75 ( Free Agents: Unlimited , Waiver Wire: Unlimited )
  • Max # of claims per week: Unlimited
  • Use Waiver Wire process: Yes
  • Allow claims/drops before the draft: Yes
  • Can't drop list: Not Used
  • Pending claims/drops are viewable by: One's own team
    Free Agents
  • Free Agent Claim System: Free for all (1st come 1st serve)
  • Waiver Wire
  • Rotate Waiver Wire Claim Order After Each Claim: Yes
  • Waiver Wire players are processed: After a selected # of Days
  • Waiver Wire claim processing time: 3:00 am EDT
  • # of days players remain on waivers for: 1
  • Pending claims/drops are viewable by: One's own team

Draft

  • Draft Type: Live Online Standard
  • # of rounds: 25
  • Draft Date: Sat Aug 12 2017, 12:00PM EDT
  • Time limit per pick: 8 hours
  • All teams will have the same # of players as the # of rounds when the draft is over: No
  • Immediately pick for owners not present in draft room: No
  • Fill rosters legally when drafting: Yes
  • Draft order type: Manual - Snake/Serpentine
  • Draft order: Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars, Arizona Coyotes, Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Vegas Golden Knights, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals
  • Undrafted players go to the: Waiver Wire

Miscellaneous

Tie Breakers
Standings Tie Breakers

1. Most wins in entire season

2. Head-to-head record vs. all teams tied with

3. Best division record for entire season

4. Randomly selected

Matchup Tie Breakers

1. Home team gets the win

Playoff Tie Breakers

1. Highest Seed

Keeper League
  • Keepers are imported from a previous league by the Commissioner: No
  • Keeper league Type: Keeper
  • Maximum # of keepers per team: 33

Prizes

  • This league does not use prizes (or they have not been configured yet)

League Message

  • For the opening season there will be an 8 round Entry (Farm) Draft.  Any Forward or Defensemen under the age of 24 and under 150 games played will be eligible to be taken as well as any Goaltender under the age of 24 and under 60 games started.  After the Entry Draft is complete the farm teams will be recorded and the draft will be reset so that the Waiver (Regular) Draft can take place.  The Waiver Draft will be set to the reverse order of the Entry Draft (whichever team that had the last pick in the Entry Draft will have the first pick in the Waiver Draft).  After the Waiver Draft is complete the players taken in the Entry Draft can be added to each team’s minor league roster.  Future drafts will be less complicated.

    Teams:

          - Team names will be that have actual NHL teams.
          - Western division teams will be placed in the Western division in this league.  The same for Eastern.

    Roster Moves:

          - There is a maximum of 75 moves for the regular season.
          - There is no limit on trades.
          - Players must have played at least 1 NHL game to be on your active roster.

    Draft Eligible:

          - In order for a player to be eligible to be drafted in the Waiver Draft he must have played in an NHL game.
             That player must also have their rights owned by a NHL team, be signed by a NHL team, or be a Free Agent.
             Any player signed by another organization and does not have any affiliation with a NHL team cannot be
             selected.
          - Exceptions for the Waiver Draft are for any player over the Minors age limit that sign with a NHL team and have
             not played in a NHL game yet.  If that player does not play in 1 NHL game by the end of the season their rights
             become forfeit and they must be dropped (ie they cannot be chosen as a keeper).
          - In order for a player to be eligible to be drafted in the Entry Draft forwards & defenseman must be 24 years
             old or under and played in less than 150 NHL games.  Goalie game limit is set at less than 60 games.  

    Minors Team Eligibility:

          - 10 players in total.
          - Forwards & Defensemen must be 24 or under and played less than 150 NHL games.  Goalies must be of   
             same age and played less than 60 NHL games.
          - Players that have surpassed the eligibility limits cannot be sent back to the Minors.
          - Players that go over the eligibility requirements during the regular season can remain on the Minors roster until
             the next season at which point they must be put on the NHL roster or dropped.  If they are moved off the
             Minors roster at any point after going over the limits that player cannot be put back.
          - You may only move a player from your Minors roster to your NHL roster if they have played a game in the NHL.
          - Players must have been signed or drafted by an NHL team.

    Roster Protection:

          - At the end of each year teams must choose 13 players to protect from their active roster. These are the
             players that are over the age of 24 as of Oct 1st of the year the draft takes place.
          - If you have players that meet the minors eligibility rules, you will not need to protect them.  They are exempt 
             if you so choose to keep them for next year without counting toward the keeper limit. This includes your
             minors players also.
           - Teams must keep at least 1/2 their Minors roster going into the next season.
           - Once all teams have submitted their Keeper/Exempt/Minors/Cut lists the regular season begins.
                  a) Teams are free to trade both players and draft picks
                  b) Waiver adds are forbidden until after both drafts

    Illegal Minors:

          - Teams will be given a couple of warnings at the beginning of the season.
          - After that the 1st violation will result in 3 days of not accumulating stats, 2nd violation of 5 days, 3rd violation
             of 7 days.
          - After a 3rd violation in a season more severe penalties will need to be explored.

    Draft Order:

          - MINORS DRAFT:  The consolation bracket will determine picks 1-8.  The team that wins the bracket receives
            the #1 overall pick.  The playoff bracket will determine picks 9-16 with the winner receiving the #16 overall
            pick
          - WAIVER DRAFT:  The first place team will be rewarded with the first overall choice. The last place team will
             be given the 16th overall pick.
          - Waiver Draft will snake.  Minors draft will not.

    Draft Pick Trading:

          - Draft picks can be traded up to 1 year in the future for both drafts; Waiver and Minors.
          - League Manager will keep track of all draft picks trades in a thread on the league forum.
          - Teams cannot trade draft picks they cannot use.  Meaning that if you only have 3 open spots on your roster you
             cannot trade your 5th Round pick because you can't actually use it.
          - Trades that have pieces that cannot be put into the normal trade offer must be put into a thread of the league
             message board and confirmed by both parties.

    League Etiquette:
        - Respond to trades and e-mails in a timely manner.
        - Provide feedback on trade offers over flat out rejections.
        - Try to reel back on the harsh language when responding back.  Some owners views on the value of certain types
           of players differ (ie prospects, pitchers, hitters, even draft picks).
        - Try to keep discussions over chat and threads at least semi-civil.  Don't air dirty laundry over either.
        - Let the LM know if you're going to be away for any time over a week.  They don't need to know the particulars of
           your personal life but just a quick heads up.
        - Check into the league at least once per week.