I know we're all thinking football here but since i just had a owner bail on me i need to see if one Fantasy player out there might be interested in joining an amazing new type of fantasy hockey league starting next week? The game will be played on Yahoo but most of the free fun will happen on a site called Pro Boards, each owner is responsible for their own teams roster page.
This new type of league is very real, its going to be awesome! Its called a keeper/bidding league. Each team has a cap of 100$, that i believe should never change. Owners will create their teams by bidding on players via free agency, there will be a max each team only allowed maybe say 3 bids per 24 hrs, just to prevent a team from going mad with 16 bids and capping themselves too early.
We have set the roster size, I'm thinking 25 big club positions and having 10 players down in the farm which teams can call-up or send down on a league waiver system consisting of games played by the real NHL player. The minor system teams may stash must pass through waivers when being sent down at which point any team may put a 24hr claim for that players but must pay that players entire cap value like in the real NHL. Players with less then 100 games experience can be shipped back and fourth without worry of being claimed.
Those are just some of the ideas I've come up with, also if player goes through ordered waivers unclaimed then the team has the option to "buy out" said player for HALF of the players contract value. Before each off-season may begin, the league will conduct its own entry draft using players from the same group of rookies the actual NHL is drafting from that same season. Finally another gem is Trades will not be reviewed by the League or its Commissioner. Transaction responsibility falls on that of the trading parties unless collusion is evident. So we either need one more or three more owners to get the league started, please email me if your interested and serious, Thank you.