TLDR: 1- Reliable people are needed to run teams, but handicapping a team by giving shitty players zero-salary management positions is not the answer. Long response: Everyone who knows me knows that I really love LG. I go out of my way to promote it on social media and up until this past season I never imagined quitting. I especially loved the idea of being a nobody, and having to grind my way up the ranks from TC to NHLer. It truly had/has the potential to be as close to "real life" as possible. That said, I'm with @donnybrah. It's impossible to justify playing in this league when the management situation is the way it is in the upper divisions. I HELPED manage one team once, and we won the Mem Cup. The reason why I helped from the bench was because it did not make fiscal sense to put a goalie in a zero-salary management slot. We knew before the season started that we would most likely win that cup because we are old farts and ran the team like we run our real-life jobs. The CHL is for beginners or people who aren’t good enough, and I knew that if we put the right guys together and treated it like "Moneyball" during bidding we would basically outthink most other owners all the way to the cup. Our plan worked. Since then I’ve spent 6 seasons in the AHL. Been on some great teams and some brutal teams. I don’t mind losing or being on bad teams. But I do mind being on teams that have brutal players in zero-salary management positions… and I won’t put myself through it again. I cannot justify spending what little free time I have on a team that loses 9-0. It’s a vicious cycle to ride those games out because: A – The team doesn’t do what it takes to stop the bleeding. If you are going to lose, there are SIMPLE ways to lose 4-0… not NINE to nothing. B – My SA% is important to me. EVERY goal matters to me. Owners and GMs use stats to inform some of their bidding choices. I don’t mind having a shitty SA% because I shit the bed, or because my team tries hard but struggles. That’s real life. I DO mind when my team doesn’t give a fuck and lets the other team run up the score. I’m not doing that again. I’d rather find a dedicated group of guys and play ESHL, or Capsgaming, or even . There is no way in the universe I will ever (EVER!!) play on another team full of unqualified guys who don’t join the fucking party and communicate for example. This bullshit where a committed player like myself gets hung out to dry negates everything this league should be about. 3 breakaways a period? In the AHL?????????? That should happen on a last place CHL team, not ANY AHL team. Not putting myself through it again, I worked way to hard for this to be my fate.