LGCHL Article III: Rosters and Transactions

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    Article III: Rosters and Transactions

    Section One : Roster Assignment and Restrictions
    -- : 1.1 Sign Ups
    -- : 1.2 Salary Cap
    -- : 1.3 What Counts Towards The Salary Cap
    -- : 1.4 Exceeding the Salary Cap
    -- : 1.5 Roster and Positional Limits and Restrictions
    -- : 1.6 Free Agent Bidding
    -- : 1.6.1 Free Agent Bidding Process
    -- : 1.6.2 Bidding Restrictions
    -- : 1.7 Player Contracts
    -- : 1.7.1 Contract Distribution
    -- : 1.7.2 Contract Restrictions

    Section Two : Player Status Definitions
    -- : 2.1 Understanding Player Status
    -- : 2.2 Veteran Status (V)
    -- : 2.3 Amateur Status (A)
    -- : 2.4 Prospect Status (P)
    -- : 2.5 Random Assignment (RA)

    Section Three : Seasonal Transactions and Restrictions
    -- : 3.1 Seasonal Ban Requirements
    -- : 3.1.1 Seasonal Ban Procedures
    -- : 3.1.2 Seasonal Ban Appeal (Player)
    -- : 3.1.3 Capital Punishments
    -- : 3.1.4 Seasonal Ban Appeal (Manager/Owners)
    -- : 3.1.5 Seasonal Ban Punishment
    -- : 3.1.6 Seasonal Ban Buyouts(Website buy outs)
    -- : 3.2 Waiver Wire / Send Downs
    -- : 3.2.1 Placing A Player On Waivers
    -- : 3.2.2 Claiming A Player Off Waivers
    -- : 3.2.3 Waiver Wire Restrictions
    -- : 3.2.4 Off-Season Contract Drops
    -- : 3.3 Call Ups
    -- : 3.3.1 Full Time Call Ups
    -- : 3.3.2 Full Time Call Up Restrictions
    -- : 3.3.3 Emergency Call Ups (ECU)
    -- : 3.3.4 Emergency Call Up Restrictions
    -- : 3.4 Random Assignment
    -- : 3.4.1 Player Assignment
    -- : 3.4.2 Player Assignment Restrictions
    -- : 3.4.3 Player Rights Assignment
    -- : 3.4.4 Player Rights Assignment Restrictions
    -- : 3.5 Trading
    -- : 3.5.1 Trade Deadline
    -- : 3.5.2 Submitting Trades
    -- : 3.5.3 Trade Restrictions
    -- : 3.5.4 Trade Compensation Criteria
    -- : 3.5.5 Trade Compensation Procedures
    -- : 3.5.6 League Trade Reversal
    -- : 3.5.7 Trade Requests
    -- : 3.5.8 Trade Request Restrictions
    -- : 3.6 Management Seasonal Promotions

    Section Four : Off-Season Transactions and Restrictions
    -- : 4.1 Re-signs
    -- : 4.2 Off-Season Trades
    -- : 4.3 Retirement
    -- : 4.4 Management Selections

    Section One : Roster Assignment and Restrictions

    1.1 : Sign Ups
    • During the CHL Playoffs, signs ups for the next season open.
    • Players who sign up while NHL Free Agent Bidding is going on will be eligible for AHL Free Agent Bidding. Players who sign up while AHL Free Agent Bidding will not be eligible for the CHL Bidding unless those players are brand new to the LGHL.
    • All brand new members to the League will only be eligible for CHL Free Agent Bidding.
    • All players who sign up after bidding goes live, or who do NOT get a bid will be randomly assigned to a CHL Training Camp.
    Best Practice Recommendation :
    • Ensure that once you have signed up, the position selected if your correct position. Before bidding, players will be eligible to change their position by accessing the Action Center.
    • Reference Article Four: Section 4.5 for rules in regards to playing out of position(ineligible player)
    1.2: Salary Cap
    • CHL Salary is set to 25 Million
    1.3: What Counts Towards The Salary Cap
    • All seventeen Players listed on the roster, their salaries will count towards the cap.
    • When a Player is serving a suspension, their salary will count towards the cap.
    • CHL AGM's Salary counts towards the cap.
    • A player on IR will have his or her salary count towards the cap.
    • While a player is on waivers or when a player is being used as an ECU his or her salary WILL NOT count towards the cap.
    1.4: Exceeding the Salary Cap
    • Teams are eligible to make a transaction (call up, send down, waiver claim, trade, etc) that would put their roster over the salary cap.
    • Once a team is over the salary cap, that team is required to make an additional transaction, before the start of the next scheduled game, to ensure the team is not in violation.
    1.5: Roster and Positional Limits and Restrictions
    • Each roster may only carry a maximum of seventeen Players on their ACTIVE roster!
    • Each organization is only eligible to carry a maximum of two members of Staff (Commissioner Staff or BOG) on their active roster.
    • Teams are required to have a complete 17 skater roster AT ALL TIMES! The only exception to this rule is if during the week a team has a player removed from their roster, thereby putting the team under the 17 player limit. The team will be required to make a call up within a 12-hour window from the time their roster was reduced below 17.
    • When the games for the week are completed teams are eligible to be above and or below the roster limit and or salary cap. The only thing to remember is the above requirement to be roster and cap compliant by 8:30 PM est Sunday before your weekly scheduled games.
    • Forwards(C-LW-RW) can ONLY play forward.
    • Defense(LD-RD) can ONLY play defense.
    • Goalies(G) can ONLY play goalie.
    • Each team is eligible to carry a MAXIMUM or 9 forwards, 6 defense and 2 goalies
    • A Player being used as an ECU does not count against the roster limit, and can also play any position.
    • Managers - Owners are NO LONGER eligible to play out of position.
    1.6: Free Agent Bidding
    • Bidding is a system created to allow for Managers to assign a value to each Player as well as fill their roster needs for the following season.
    • Players who sign up will be eligible for bidding as long as the player is signed up before bidding going live.
    1.6.1: Free Agent Bidding Process
    • Before bidding, each team is given a predetermined amount of cap as well as roster spaces that can be filled during bidding.
    • Once bidding begins, teams are eligible to start placing bids on Players they wish to acquire for their roster.
    • The minimum salary value a Player can have is $500,000 and the minimum bid increment that can be issued is $250,000.
    • After a bid has been placed it will expire 8 hours, unless another team outbids the current bid. Once a bid has been outbid, the eight-hour clock resets. The team with the highest bid on a Player when the eight-hour window expires will win the Player’s rights at the current salary they bid.
    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Scouting is the most effective way to determine the value of each Player in bidding.
    • Ensure the roster limits and restrictions are reviewed constantly during the bidding process
    • Before bidding, create a list of Players you wish to bid on. Also, ensure you list the maximum value that your team is willing to spend on each Player.
    • Use the LG Mobile app to bid on the fly when you are unable to access a computer
    • Be aware that during bidding, site traffic increases and it may cause a few slower load screens. Always ensure you bid once because any registered bid will be counted as a legit bid by the team who placed it.
    1.6.2: Bidding Restrictions
    • Teams are ineligible to exceed the cap during bidding.
    • Teams are ineligible to exceed the roster limit that is predetermined before bidding.
    • Players who act in a manner that is deemed to circumvent bidding or to change the outcome of where they may end up can be removed and issued a seasonal ban by the League.
    • Rosters are locked once bidding begins and does not unlock until after bidding.
    • Players can ask to removed from a live bidding session. Doing so will not allow the player to play the duration of the season in which he or she is removed. If a player has a pending bid and asks to be removed this will be deemed a ban.
    1.7: Player Contracts
    • Each Player won in bidding is issued a one season contract from the League.
    • After bidding is completed, Management teams are given five additional contracts to distribute among the Players they won in bidding.
    • All other players won in bidding are issued a single season contract.

    1.7.1: Contract Distribution
    • Contracts are issued via the LG Contract System, located in the Front Office Tool. Managers will be given an additional five contract years to send offers to their players.
    • If a player on a multi-year contract is drafted to the NHL, the team is not re-reimbursed for the contract year issued.
    1.7.2: Contract Restrictions
    • Players must accept two-year deals to make the contract offer official.
    • Three-year contracts are not allowed.
    • Management is required to send the contract requests via the Contract System located in the Front Office tool.
    • Once contracts are issued they cannot be retracted.
    • Not all contract years are required to be issued.
    • Management with a salary value of $0, is not ineligible to receive any additional contract years.
    • Randomly assigned veterans are ineligible to receive additional contract years from management.
    Section Two: Player Status Definitions
    2.1: Understanding Player Statuses
    • Each player in the league is assigned a player status based on their career games. The statuses assigned also determine the eligibility of each player.
    • Before bidding starting, each player will have their status adjusted based on the games played in the season previous to the current bidding session. This adjustment MAY NOT be reflected on our roster page AND MAY ONLY be visually reflected on our bidding lists
    • Below lists the criteria required for a player to change status' which only occurs at the beginning of the season before bidding going live.
    • Player status' carry from console to console except for DP status. Any player who is listed as a DP on one console will be considered an Amateur on the other console.
    • Player status's DO NOT CHANGE OR UPDATE MIDSEASON UNLESS THEY ARE BEING CORRECTED BY STAFF FOR BEING INCORRECT
    2.2: Veteran Status (V)
    • Any Player that has played twenty-seven games or more in the LGHL or 54 games in the AHL is considered a veteran player.
    • Veteran Players are eligible for NHL, AHL, and CHL bidding
    • Veteran Players must clear waivers when being sent down between Leagues.
    2.3: Amateur Status (A)
    • Three conditions would make a player an amateur. Only ONE of these three conditions needs to be met, for a player to graduate from prospect to amateur. The conditions are:
      • 48 games completed(seasonal or playoffs) in the CHL
      • 10 games completed at the NHL level
      • 10 games completed at the AHL level
    • The 48 game marker is only considered the MAXIMUM amount of games a player can play in the CHL and retain prospect status. As soon as a player completes either of the other three conditions(10 NHL games,10 AHL games, or drafted), regardless of how many CHL games the player has, the player will be graduated to amateur status.
    • Amateur players are eligible for the NHL, AHL, and CHL bidding sessions depending on when they sign up.
    • Amateur players are also waiver exempt when being sent from the NHL to the AHL but not from the AHL to CHL or CHL to TC.
    • Reference Article Three: 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to amateur players.
    2.4: Prospect Status (P)
    • Prospect players are any player who has:
      • Less than 10 NHL games
      • Less than 10 AHL games
      • Less than 48 CHL games
      • Has yet to be Drafted
    • During the process of achieving 48 games in the CHL, a prospect player will be entered into the draft every season, including the season whereby the 48th game is completed.
    • Prospect players are the only players eligible for the NHL Entry Draft and CHL bidding.
    • Reference Article Three: 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to prospect players.
    2.5: Randomly Assigned (RA)
    • Once all bidding sessions are complete, any players who sign up AFTER AHL BIDDING GOES LIVE will be given an RA designation on the roster page to signify a potential call up the restriction.
    • Reference Article Three: 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to randomly assigned players.
    2.6: Drafted Players (DP)
    • Any prospect player who is selected in the NHL Entry Draft is granted a two-season contract and drafted player status(DP)
    • The drafted player status allows these players to be waiver exempt when being sent from the NHL to the AHL or from the AHL to the CHL.
    • If a drafted player completes the required amount of games listed above to become an amateur or a veteran player, the player will graduate from DP status to either Amateur status OR Veteran Status after the following season. THIS CAN OCCUR DURING THEIR ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT, BUT NOT MID-SEASON!
    • A drafted player who does not play a minimum of ten NHL or ten AHL games by the end of their draft contract will be reverted to a prospect after their draft contract expires.

    Section Three: Seasonal Transactions and Restrictions

    3.1: Seasonal Ban Requirements
    • Seasonal bans are issued to Players who have no longer been able to fulfill their commitment to their current team.
    • For a Player to be removed, the Player’s Management must file a request, via the action center.
    • Any request filed that does not provide adequate proof that the Player in question is inactive will result in the complaint being void.
    3.1.2: Seasonal Ban Procedures

    Owners/Management may only make requests that Players be removed if:
    1. The player is inactive
    2. The player quits
    3. Act in a manner that is detrimental to the League or their team may be removed and issued a seasonal ban.
    Inactivity is defined as:
    • A Player not showing up to scheduled games (three in one week) without contacting management prior or shortly after the game explaining why the Player was not able to attend the game.
    • A player who receives five strikes in the duration of a season would be considered to not have the required amount of time committed to the League. Therefore accumulating five strikes in the duration of a season will allow managers to file a player removal request.
    • Two strikes issued during the duration of a playoff series also can result in a player removal.
    • A Player, who has an inactive gamer tag, or site account.
    • A Player, who does not respond to a League removal warning within 72 hours, is considered inactive (restricted to Players on CHL TCs)
    A detrimental act is defined as but not limited to:
    • Situations that would be considered cyberbullying.
    • Playing in a manner to ensure the team loses or playing in a manner trying to force the team's managers to trade or waive the player.
    • Telling a team you do not wish to be a part of their organization
    • Any MAJOR breach of the website's code of conduct.
    • Conduct during bidding with the intent of deterring teams from bidding on said player.
    Best Practice Recommendations (for Players):
    • Ensure that your availability is submitted on the website so there is proof you submitted it.
    • Ensure to send a PM to your Manager whenever you cannot attend a game you were scheduled for. That way there is a paper trail to protect against a wrongful removal.
    • Ensure that if a gamer tag change is made, the request is also put in on the website as well. That can be done via the Action Center, under the request section.
    • Ensure that if a removal or warning notification is issued, to respond to the notice immediately.
    • If a situation occurs that is upsetting and causes a Player to not want to play any longer, it is highly recommended the Player contact the Player’s Association before quitting. Making a decision when angry is never a great option and can lead to a regretful decision later.
    Best Practice Recommendations (for Managers):
    • When submitting a request for a Player to be removed, ensure that proof is provided that proves inactivity.
    • Ensure that your Players are educated on using the website correctly.
    • Only submit a warning or League removal with justified cause. Any notification submitted without reason will not be deemed as adequate proof.
    • Ensure that when a Player misses a game without reason, a strike is issued before submitting a request for removal.
    3.1.3 Capital Punishment

    Capital punishment is the new system added to replace site bans. Site bans MAY still occur but will be limited.

    Capital punishment can be issued for the following:
    1. Second tag issues, account recovery issues (using and or knowing about and not co-operating with staff)
    2. Refusal to play.
    3. Acting in a manner deemed a detriment to the team as listed above.
    4. Threatening another member of LG. (personally and or family members.)
    5. Major Code of Conduct issues
    6. Threats against the site
    7. Three conservative league bans within the duration of five years.
    Reference this POST for more information on the new ban buy-out and ban policy.

    3.1.4: Seasonal Ban Appeal (Players)

    To appeal, file an appeal using the "appeal" option found in the action center.

    ALWAYS SEND A FOLLOW UP PM FOR AN APPEAL! ALWAYS FILE AN APPEAL ON THE VIOLATION ISSUED TO YOU! ANY APPEAL FILED UNDER THE "GENERAL" CATEGORY WILL BE REMOVED!

    A successful appeal will result in one of the following
    1. A Player wishes to continue to play and will be placed on waivers.*Only applies while the normal waiver wire is open.*
    2. The Player being placed on the Retired list. *Automatically occurs when a player wins an appeal after the waiver wire is closed*
    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • File an appeal as soon as possible
    • File the Appeal via the Action Center
    • All appeals are handled by @LG McDonald, so if you have questions let him know!
    3.1.5: Seasonal Ban Appeals (Owners, Managers)
    • Owners and Managers(NHL, AHL, CHL) may request to have their ban appealed. Each appeal is reviewed by the league commissioner.
    • Once a Manager or Owner accepts their contract via our offer system he or she is locked into that role for the duration of the season.
    • Management and Ownership at each level are considered a single season commitment therefore if an Owner or Manager steps down, quits or is removed from the League they are INELIGIBLE to return to the league during the season of their removal. This applies to even if the ban was issued on the other console's league resulting in the manager being removed.
    • Ban buyouts are also not an option in the first season of a ban issued to a Manager or Owner. If a user is a manager on one console but not the other console, the buyout would only allow the user to return to the league in which he or she was not managing.
    • If a Management appeal is won, the Manager will be allowed to return to the League the following season in good standing allowing them to resume a role as manager again.
    Best Practice Recommendations
    • Contact League Staff as soon as possible
    • Make sure all communication is done through the website
    3.1.6: Seasonal Ban Punishment

    Seasonal bans can be issued in three different degrees.
    • 1st Degree Ban is defined as Two season punishment issued to a Player/Manager
    • 2nd Degree Ban is defined as Three season punishment issued to a Player/Manager.
    • 3rd Degree Ban would be considered a Capital Punishment listed above.
    • *Training Camp Players who have been issued a ban for inactivity are issued a one season ban this is the ONLY exception to the above rules and is based on the 72-hour strike system.*
    • Management may also suggest what degree should be issued to the Player who is receiving the ban. Players / Managers who have been issued a seasonal ban in the final three weeks of the season will be issued a ban for the remainder of the current season, as well as the entire next season.
    • In the final three weeks of the season, and during the playoffs, the League reserves the right to upgrade first degree bans to three season bans due to the time of the season in which the ban occurs.
    • Being removed for the LGHL-LGAHL-LGCHL in the Xbox League SHALL REMOVE a player from the PSN LGHL-LGAHL-LGCHL. This applies for players removed from the PSN LGHL-LGAHL-LGCHL, those players are removed from the XBOX League.
    • All league bans now carry a strike restricting players from participating in ESHL events.
    3.1.7: Seasonal Ban Buyouts
    • Players who have received a seasonal ban are eligible to buy their ban out.
      • The ban buyout option will assign a player BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL TEAM'S TRAINING CAMP ON THE CONTRACT HE OR SHE WAS ON AT THE TIME OF THE BAN.
    • Managers and Owners are ineligible to buy their ban out until the first season of the ban is served.
      • This ONLY applies to the league in which the user was a manager in.
    • Starting in January 2018 we are going to update our ban buyout policy based on the most commonly received feedback from management and players. The 2 most common requests are

    1. Increase buyout for repeat offenders
    2. At a certain point, the length of the ban should be served and can not be bought out
    3. No chat mute buyouts for certain lengths
    These 3 requests will be part of our new policy, as well as a new classification of "Capital Offense". The capital offense will replace site bans. here is a brief point form of the changes
    • Moving all currency to CAD from USD
    • Tiered Ban Buyout Amounts (over 5 years)1st Offense - $50CAD
    • 2nd Offense - $75CAD
    • Capital Offense (3 or more in 5 years) - $100CAD. Below are points for anyone with a capital offense must serve a min 3 season ban
    • Includes a 6 month chat mute
    • If its a ban for the LGHL, can not play in either the Xbox or PSN until the min 3 season ban. However while this person is serving a capital offense they could buyout and play in other LG leagues (ie FNP, ESHL, CanAm, LGFA, etc)
    • Must pay the ban to ever be allowed to come back and play in any league at LG. Capital offenses do not expire over time.
    • Any chat mute that is 6 months must serve 2 months of that mute that cannot be bought out.
    • User's who have an active Capital ban then breach the rules again which would result in an additional capital ban will be issued a one year site ban.
    3.2: Waiver Wire - Send-Downs
    • The waiver wire is located in the LG Front Office Tools. The waiver wire is the location where Managers/Owners can place a claim on a Player.
    • Waivers open after the bidding is completed.
    • Regular waivers end Sunday entering week seven at 8 pm EST
    3.2.1: Placing a Player On Waivers
    • By accessing the Front Office tools, Management / Owners can place their Players on waivers.
    • When a team wishes to place a Player on waivers the Player will remain on waivers for 24 hours. At the end of the 24 hours prior, one of two options can occur :

      • Option one: if the Player goes 24 hours without being claimed, the Player will report to the original team’s affiliate. In situations where Players clear AHL waivers, the Player will be assigned to the AHL TC as well as randomly assigned to a CHL team's training camp.
      • Option Two: if during the 24 hours the Player received a claim, once the 24 hour period ends the Player will be assigned to the team with the highest waiver priority.
    • Managers can retract a player from waivers within the first (3) three hours the player is listed on waivers. After the three hours, or if the player has a claim, the team is no longer eligible to retract the player from waivers.
    3.2.2: Claiming a Player off Waivers
    • The winning claim will be awarded to the team with the highest waiver priority that placed a claim.
    • Once a team has successfully won a Player, they will be moved to the bottom of the waiver order.
    • Teams are eligible to place a claim that will put their roster over the cap and or roster restrictions as long as a corrective transaction is made before the start of the team’s next scheduled game.
    • Management is eligible to contact players on waivers to ensure the player is active before the team placing a claim.
    • Management is to ONLY place a claim on a player they intend to schedule and use on their active roster or trade said, player.

    3.2.3: Waiver Wire Restrictions
    • A team is eligible to place a maximum of two players at the same time on waivers.
    • If a player who was taken off waivers is placed back on waivers to circumvent the roster limit - salary cap rule, this will result in a violation being issued to the manager who is involved in this action. This rule intends to allow managers to correct a mistake if the wrong player is placed on waivers.
    • Teams are ONLY able to place a claim on a player who is listed on waivers if the team has intentions to use the said player on their active roster! Managers MUST show intent to schedule, play and or trade said player(recently won from waivers) before being eligible to waive said player again. Failure to follow this process will result in the player being placed back on his or her's original team's AHL TC.
    • Teams are not eligible to claim their players off waivers.
    • Player's claimed off waivers who are inactive do not result in compensation for the team who makes the claim.
    • A player on waivers cannot play in a game until he or she is claimed and won or the player clears waivers.
    • Players who are deemed inactive are INELIGIBLE to be placed on waivers. Placing inactive players results in a violation.
    • A player(s) listed in a pending trade is ineligible to be placed on waivers
    • Managers cannot be placed on waivers.
    • CHL waivers close Sunday at 8 PM EST entering the final week of the season.
    • The NHL-AHL will have 24 hours opened AFTER the final night of the season to return a CHL call up back to the CHL Training Camp. The player is required to have (20) twenty of MORE games played in the regular season in the CHL within that same season to be eligible to be returned to his or her CHL roster.
    3.2.4: New Owner-Player Contract Opt Out
    • ALL owners hired in the off-season are eligible to drop players from their organization back to bidding without a cap penalty being applied.
    3.3: Call Ups
    • Players can be called up from the training camp to the active roster via the Front office tool.
    • Also, be aware all CHL players have their rights assigned to an NHL Organization and will appear on an AHL training camp.
    3.3.1: Full-Time Call Ups

    To call up a player from the Training Camp, the red send button is used. This button can be located in the Front Office.

    3.3.2: Full Time Call Up Restrictions

    NHL Restrictions
    • In the NHL, Veteran and Amateur players are only eligible for full time to call up.
    • Prospects(P), Randomly Assigned Veterans (V RA), Randomly Assigned Amateurs (A RA), and Randomly Assigned Prospects(P RA) are not eligible for full time call up to the NHL
    • Managers in the CHL CANNOT be called up to the NHL
    AHL Restrictions:
    • In the AHL, Veteran, Amateur and randomly assigned Amateur players are eligible for full time to call up.
    • AHL rosters are NOT eligible to call up randomly assigned veterans(V RA).
    • Prospects(P) and Randomly Assigned Prospects(P RA) are ineligible for full-time call up to the AHL.
    • Managers in the CHL CANNOT be called up to the AHL
    CHL Restrictions:
    • A CHL training camp player who has a "call up" indicator is ineligible to be called up to the active CHL roster.
    • The call-up indicator looks like a small black and grey arrow next to the player's name on the roster page.
    3.3.3: Requesting to be Placed On the Injury Reserve (IR)
    • Any IR request MUST be sent to the Team's management
    • If the team decides to place the player on IR, the request can be made via the Action Center
    • Each player is eligible to request a MAXIMUM of two weeks of IR per season/playoffs.
    3.3.4: Emergency Call Up(ECU)

    TEAMS DO NOT NEED TO CALL A PLAYER UP TO THEIR ACTIVE ROSTER TO USE SAID PLAYER AS AN ECU! SIMPLY FOLLOW THE SCHEDULING PROCEDURES IN THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE IN REGARDS TO USING AN ECU PLAYER!

    When a player is traded, his or her ECU limits reset allowing the player to the eligibility to play the full 10 games a season as an ECU for his or her's new team, an affiliate.

    3.3.5: Emergency Call Up Restrictions

    NHL Restrictions:
    • NHL players CANNOT ECU for the AHL
    • Random Veterans CANNOT ECU to the NHL during the playoffs
    • Random Amateurs CANNOT ECU to the NHL during the playoffs
    • Prospects CANNOT ECU to the NHL during the playoffs
    • Veterans, Amateurs, RA Veterans, and RA Amateurs are eligible to ECU for the NHL for a MAXIMUM of 3 times a week for a MAXIMUM of 8 times per season.
    • Prospect players are eligible to ECU to the NHL for a maximum of three times a week for a MAXIMUM of six times per season.
    AHL Restrictions:
    • AHL players CANNOT ECU for the CHL
    • Random Veterans CANNOT ECU to the AHL during the playoffs
    • Prospects CANNOT ECU to the AHL during the playoffs
    • Veterans, Amateurs, RA Veterans, and RA Amateurs are eligible to ECU for the NHL for a MAXIMUM of 3 times a week for a MAXIMUM of 8 times per season.
    • Prospect players are eligible to ECU to the AHL for a maximum of three times a week for a MAXIMUM of six times per season.
    CHL Restrictions:
    • CHL training camp players are eligible to ECU three times a week for a maximum of ten times per season.
      • *This is a team limit so when a player is traded he or she will have their limit reset*
    • CHL training camp players who are called up to the NHL or AHL, (have the call-up indicator) are INELIGIBLE to ECU in the CHL.
    • RA Veteran players are ONLY eligible to ECU three times a week for a MAXIMUM of five times during the season.
    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Ensure that the player being used as an ECU has not already been used the maximum amount of time as an ECU.
    3.4: Random Assignment
    • There are two different types of random assignments done.
      • The first one is a random assignment of leftover players after LGCHL bidding to LGCHL training camps (Player Assignment).
      • The second one occurs when a player signs up for the league during the season once bidding is completed.
    • All randomly assigned players are assigned to the CHL Training Camp AT HIS OR HER'S HIGHEST SALARY EVER ISSUES DURING THEIR LGHL CAREER!
    • Brand new sign-ups to LG who have never played in the LGHL before shall be assigned at 500k salary.
    • All random assignments are issued a one season contract.
    • The second is when every Player in the CHL has issued "rights" to an NHL Organizations (Rights Assignment).
    • Below outlines the process and restrictions of both types of assignments.
    3.4.1: Player Assignment
    • After LGCHL bidding, Players left over are assigned to LGCHL training camps. Also, members who sign up after all the bidding sessions have completed are randomly assigned.
    • On every Friday of the week, ALL players in the CHL are assigned their rights to an NHL organization. This will display the player on the AHL Training Camp as well as on the CHL roster. These players will have the same salary, player status, and contract displayed on both pages.
    • Player Assignment closes the last week of every season.
    • "Free Agent Fridays" is the report that the League issues each week of the Players assigned during the Player assignment as well as where those Players rights were assigned.
    Best Practice Recommendations :
    • Always keep an eye on your training camp to ensure you always have a large amount of eligible call ups.
    • Communication between management and training camp players is important to keep training camp players active.
    • Ensure that you players on your AHL TC understand that they will show up on two rosters; CHL TC or CHL active roster, and the AHL TC.
    3.4.2: Player Assignment Restrictions
    • Aside from the restrictions related to call ups, it is important that Players who are assigned to a training camp understand their role.
    • Unfortunately, training camp Players are not required to be scheduled the same as full-time roster Players. The training camp roster is more as a pool for emergency call ups, or as a replacement full time call up if Players are removed from the active roster.
    • The League has come up with a system to ensure training camp Players remain active in the League as well as are eligible to show off their skillset to the rest of the League. This system is often referred to as "Training Camp Games".
    3.4.3: Player Rights Assignment
    • As stated above, all Players in the LGCHL have issued rights to NHL Organizations. These rights are issued for the purpose of emergency call ups, as well as replacement full-time call ups.
    • This system is completely random, and the League Staff holds no ability to influence this system at all.
    • Once Players are assigned rights, they will show up in the "AHL Training Camp".
    3.4.4: Player Rights Assignment Restrictions

    Reference 3.4.2: Full Time Call Up Restrictions.

    3.5: Trading
    • Trading is a major part of the League. There are several rules, procedures, and restrictions in regards to trading. Below are the sections that Managers and Owners should reference when making trades.
    3.5.1: Trade Deadline
    • Each season the trade window opens during the off-season and closes the Thursday prior to bidding.
    • Once the bidding has completed, the seasonal trade window will open again.
    • The seasonal trade deadline closes on the Sunday of week seven.

    3.5.2: Submitting Trades
    • Each week, from Sunday at 6:01 pm EST, until Thursday at 10:30 am EST Managers / Owners are able to submit trades for the week. During that time frame, trades will remain in a "pending" status.
    • From Thursday at 10:31 PM EST until Sunday at 6:00 PM EST, all trades submitted will be approved by the BOG.
    3.5.3: Trade Restrictions
    • Managers are only eligible to make trades for their own team.
    • Players on waivers are not eligible to be traded. Players in a pending trade cannot be waived.
    • Once a player is confirmed to be traded, the player is not eligible to have a player removal request filed against them until the trade is processed.
    • Any special agreement or circumstance must be outlined in either a PM or in the "Trade Note Box" It is up to the League's BOG discretion to disregard any "condition" they deem not in the best interest of the League.
    • Waiving compensation must be posted in the trade notes and or via a PM that includes league staff from the league in which the trade is being made. No other forms of waiving compensation are deemed, official.
    • Trades involving Players who have a pending removal complaint will be reversed.
    • Any Manager or Owner who steps down will have every transaction they made prior to them stepping down reviewed. The period of review will be within 14 days prior to an Owner or Manager resigning. It is up to the League to determine if the transactions were made in bad faith and or are considered lopsided and unfair.
    • Members of Management are not eligible to be traded.
    • Teams are only eligible to make a maximum size trade of three players for one player or three players for one draft pick.
    • All trades made for "nothing" are reviewed and can be reversed or rejected at the BOG's discretion.
      • All trades for "nothing" REQUIRE a trade note explanation or they will be denied.
    • All training camp trades that are made with the intention of manipulating the assignment system can be and will be reversed by the BOG.
    • Players who are retired CANNOT be traded until they have unretired.
    • Trades MUST be sent via the LG trading system to be official!
    • The League Staff reserves the right to reject or reverse any trade that is submitted.
    3.5.4: Trade Compensation Criteria

    If a Player receives a season ban in the first eligible week of play, the team removing the inactive Player may request compensation from the team they traded with.
    • Week of eligible play is defined as, the week after a Player returns from IR. (For situations where a Player is traded and requires IR for their first week on their new team.)The first week of the season (off-season trades.)
    • Trade compensation requires submission via the Action Center.
    • Once compensation is granted there is no compensation for the pieces issued.
    • Player's who are traded during the off-season then retire results in one of two options:
    • The team who has the player(s) that retired can opt out of compensation in favor of maintaining the retired player's rights
    • Trade is reversed, whereby the retired player's rights belong to the team who traded the player in question.
    • Players who quit resulting in a compensation situation who then buy-out his or her ban will return to them who were required to provide compensation in this specific situation.
    3.5.5: Trade Compensation Procedures
    • The BOG will determine if the situation outlined in the compensation request meets the criteria to issue compensation.
    • Once compensation is requested via the action center, the two teams involved in the compensation can try and work it out among each other.
    • If teams do not agree to a compensation trade, the trade that had the player move to his new team will be reversed. With all the players moved back to their old team.
    • If this is not possible the BOG will deter the Player (who was removed) stats, salary, position, and contract as a reference in regards to selecting an approved Player for compensation.
    • Via PM, two teams can agree to make a trade that will not require compensation in any situation!

    3.5.6 : League Trade Reversal - Rejection
    • If at any point in the season or off-season an Owner/Manager steps down the League reserves the right to review any transaction made prior to that member's departure. If a determination is made that some transactions were made in bad faith, those transactions will be reversed.
    • In the interest of the competitiveness of the league, any trade deemed to be "fire sale", "one-sided, without justification" can be reversed or rejected by the League's staff.
    3.5.7: Player Trade Request

    Players are eligible to request a trade. In order to so, that request must be made via the Action Center.

    3.5.8: Trade Request Restrictions
    • Players have issued a traded request based on the contract agreed on.
    • A player's trade request will ONLY be honored in the league in which the request is used.
    • Player's who accept a two-season contract, are eligible to request one trade during the length of their contract.
    • Player's who accept a three-season contract, are eligible to request two trade during the length of their contract. Players on a single season contract are not eligible to request a trade.
    • Managers have until the trade deadline to trade players who request a trade. Players who requested a trade and are not officially traded by the deadline will be placed on waivers.
    • Players who publicly announce they formally submitted a trade, will have their request revoked.
    • Players who retract their trade requests are ineligible to formally request a trade until their contract expires.
    Recommended Best Practice :
    • Players on single-season contracts or players who already used their trade requests are eligible to contact their team's management and request that they may be traded. The team's management is not required to trade the player but a mature agreement can be arranged.
    3.6: Management Seasonal Promotions

    Any player promoted to a Management role during the season will have their salary reduced to zero. The only exception is the AGM role.

    Section Four: Off-Season Transactions and Restrictions

    4.1: Resigns


    Resigns is not an option in the CHL

    4.2: Off-Season Trades

    Reference section 3.7: Trading for all information relating to trading.

    4.3: Retirement
    • During the off-season, players who wish to retire from the League may do so by filing a request in the Action Center. Players are reminded to retire from the LGHL, regardless of what league the player is currently in.
    • Also during the off-season, players who wish to unretire MAY do so by signing back up for the league.
    • When a player retires, his or her's contract will not freeze in the system. Therefore a player on a three-season deal, who retires for three seasons will return as a free agent. But that same player who is on a three-season deal, but only retires for one season would return to his or her's ORIGINAL roster, at the player's salary at the time of retirement.
    • The system will place the player on the Organization training camp by design, but based on the rules said a player in question SHALL be returned to his or her's position either on the NHL or AHL active roster.
    • Once the unretirement deadline has passed, all players who would be under contract for the current season are ineligible to unretire.
    • Free agent players will be able to come out of retirement at any time the signup window is open.
    4.4: Management Selections

    Reference Article I for for info on management selections
     
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