@LG McDonald I've got a couple more ideas based on recent events that have occurred in the AHL playoffs already this season. The first one is what happened yesterday between Charlotte and Bridgeport. Charlotte used an illegal prospect and the game was overturned. Obviously this is 100% Charlotte's fault, since they should know about this rule that's been in place for years... Myself and others have been questioning why this is still a rule though, and I think it's time to change it since I honestly can't think of any legit reasons as to why Prospects can't ECU in the playoffs. Can you enlighten me on why this is still a thing? The only thoughts I can come up with is the league not wanting managers to bench roster players for better prospects in the playoffs (but benching roster players is illegal regardless of who the ECU is) or is it simply the fact that it's way too easy to sneak second tags into the league and teams can just leave random prospects on their TC to use when they want? The other event was the game 5 ff that Rockford took against Texas last round for not being ready at :11 after. Obviously by rule, Rockford was 100% allowed to take a ff, but should we really allow ffs so easily in crucial playoff games? You can certainly blame Texas for taking too long in getting ECUs, but from my understanding they had TWO guys just disappear at game time (it's a tough ask to find multiple playoff-eligible ECUs in a timely manner in this situation). My possible suggestions to fix these issues: 1.) Allow prospects to ECU in the playoffs (this would avoid Charlotte's ff entirely, and would've given Texas more options to ECU). 2.) Change the ff rules for playoffs. My suggestion is that you can take a ff anytime after :16 minutes, but no sooner. You can wait longer than :16 minutes and still take a ff before gametime, if you chose. At :5 minutes after you'd take a pim, at :8 after you'd take a 5 on 3 pim, at :11 after take a third pim after the 5 on 3 expires, and so on for :15, :20 or even longer if the other team chooses to wait (maybe even make the amount of pims higher to really punish teams for being late + more chances for the on-time team to score and be willing to actually get the game in). With recent rule changes to the CHL (starting their playoffs sooner), a lot of TCs are having their seasons end earlier than usual, and many guys disappear once their main season is over. This makes finding ECUs in the playoffs that much more difficult. Hell even in the last week of the regular season, my non-playoff AHL team struggled hard to find last-minute ECUs. TL;DR Don't cheapen the only games that matter by allowing ffs so easily.