It seems like a lot of people are on board with giving bottom feeders a negative bonus for UFA signings as they believe that it will make it more realistic as bottom teams don't usually get decent UFAs unless they really overpay them. The BoG doesn't seem to care what, I believe is the majority of GMs, think on this subject. This is what I proposed and people seemed to like. Like this post if you think this is a good idea.
Cup Winner gets 2 UFA signings + 10% UFA Bonus
2-8 get 1 UFA signing + 10% UFA Bonus
9-16 get 1 UFA and 5% Bonus
16-21 get 1 UFA
22-25 1 UFA and -5% UFA Bonus
26-29 No UFA and -10% UFA Bonus
30-32 No UFA and -15% UFA Bonus
You would also still get your 5% UFA bonus for any UFAs you own. So teams 30-32 could better their chances to -10%.
UFA bonus applies before or after the "contract offers"? like lets say arizona and florida both offer a 5x5 deal to a ufa. would the bonus/penalty affect the point outcome of that to determine who goes to the lotto bid? or would it apply during the ran lotto?
idk if arizona was the worst in our game but for simplicity standpoint. 27.5 points on a 5x5 for florida and other top 8 playoff teams and 21.25 points on a 5x5 for the 2 worst teams in the league.
in order for those teams to make a similar point structured offer they would have to be offering close to 6.5m on a 5 year deal.... thats at 5m. this stuff scales quick and WILL get out of control. Which teams are going to have the most cap space and say "i can absorb the extra hit"?
we can use any ufa deal out there tomas hertls deal this year (exclusive extension but still eats all ufa years)... 8.1375 x 8 thats 65.1 points +10% thats 71.61. worst team in league offers same deal (san jose sucked this year btw they finished as team 22 irl...) 55.335 points. in order for them to get the SAME point value to get into the lotto.... 10.53 x 8 would have to be the offer. Last year NJD finished 3rd worst. dougie hamilton went to them at what seemed like market rates based on seth jones (signed a mega deal with chicago bad team), darnell nurse, and chucky bright lights deals.
there are a stupid amount of uncontrollable factors that weigh into IRL UFA decision making: destination, favorite team, friends in the league, coaches they wanna play for, cities they dont want to play for etc. Its already hard/bad enough to win/predict what ufa values are going to be. now you want to handicap half the league into offering more while allowing contenders to theoretically get deals on ufa's?
I get the theory you are trying to propose but you guys think in a vacuum too often... apply this across the board with any contract. worst IRL team in the league is montreal, youre telling me they're just not gunna get free agents or have to significantly overpay them while contending teams (who realistically have no cap space btw) are just gunna get all the top tier free agents on cheap deals. You need to allow the system to naturally have buyers and sellers, this is a game that includes SIGNIFICANTLY more trading and player/pick movement than irl. MOST tanking teams dont bother going after high priced free agents because... shocker they dont want to waste their money paying guys when they have no shot! Teams know what their window is, teams know how to weaponize their cap space when they arent in their windows. Thats why the coyotes didnt re-sign taylor hall. thats why the devils traded hall to the coyotes. There 100% are teams that struggle to bring in high profile players but you cant single out teams in our game because of that.
All negative bonuses will do in our game where a team can literally bounce from worst to first in like 3 months (homza went from a bottom feeder to what 8th last year in like 2 months?) is create unmovable contracts. Seems like you guys want matt duchene 11.5m contracts back.