No-Movement Clauses for expansion purposes are based on the 2018-19 season. The 2019-20 season begins officially on July 1, 2019.
BOO just BOO
If we are recognizing May 19th, 2018 as the start of our v3 game, then WHY in the bloddy Blue He(dbl hockey sticks) are we recognizing July 1st as the date for contract clauses.
What we're saying here is that if a player signed an absolutely stupid real life new contract, we don't have to recognize it because it was signed AFTER our game started.
That would mean then, our "season" should officially end as of May 18th, 2019 at Midnight EST meaning any current contact clauses should end on that date or at least switch to their new function.
So if player has a full NMC, but it switches to a M-NTC "next season", in regards to our game that "next season" would start on May 19th, 2019
Yet, we're being told that players with such clauses need to be auto-protected in the upcoming expansion draft in our game because the clause doesn't switch until July 1st....
Expansion draft is scheduled for May 20th start, which would mean all our current in game contracts would end the day prior to that, yet we have to recognize the current clauses for another month after expansion.
Clitch in the system, easily fixed by either moving the expansion draft back to July 2nd (won't happen) OR just let it be known that any clauses that switch as of July 1st actually take effect May 19th to reflect our in game year long season.
The only personal example I gave offer is my dear friend Johnny Boychuk.
WHY should I be penalized by being forced to protect him in our "in game" expansion draft just because his real life contract changes 40 days too late.
It blurs too many lines. We either recognize our in game start date as the change over date for everything, or we follow any and all real life dates.
Again, our game started May 19, but if a guy somehow signed an absolute crap new contract on May 20, the team who has that player doesn't have to keep it and can sign him to something new (and likely much cheaper)
Me: Not mad, just thinking out loud