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Forum: Armchair-GMMar. 20, 2018 at 9:15 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>FryesLeapMaine</b></div><div>In your description you mentioned most rfa but left out JFK. When reading I was like wtf? That you had Fitzgerald and McIntyre but not him, but then Isaw he’s your 3rd c so you didn’t leave him out on purpose I’m assuming. Right now I think he’s the odd man out with Backes at C and Bjork at Rw, but that’s a total guess. Grzelcyk and Khudobin probably make more money than what you gave them. They’re on the way up with every extra game they successfully play down the stretch, so I could see them ending 500k more than what was given in this mock. Pretty solid job.</div></div>

My mistake. I added him to the list. 8 total guys will be RFA’s that year and I usually miss someone when writing it out.

I could see them going a few ways with that 3rd line. Backes to center with Bjork on the RW is a possibility. Personally think Bjork is better off starting in the minors (unless he has a big camp). I think that this season started off well for him, but the injuries set him back. It wouldn’t hurt to have him start in the AHL and get some serious playing time in all situations. Heinen and DeBrusk both benefited from that.

With Grzelcyk, I went back and forth between giving him more money. If he continues to play the way he is, locking him into a 2-2.25M deal for 4 years or so could be a serious steal. He could definitely be a top 4 guy. Khudobin, I could see getting a bit more money as well. Bruins will need to make a decision in net for the back up though. Next year, McIntyre will be waiver eligible and if he doesn’t make the team out of camp, you risk losing him for nothing.
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Please DM me with all offers (include any clauses) via Twitter or email ( by Tuesday, March 5. I will review the offers and either respond affirming the deals or will counter and engage in negotiations up to my discretion or Friday, March 8.

I will notify all parties on CapFriendly with the appropriate time to publish your extension(s).

There is no limit to how many RFAs can be signed or AAV. <strong>Note that is the only window to extend RFAs </strong>. There will be a time to tender all RFAs and then enter the Offer Sheet phase.

<strong>You must include all offers that you wish to be considered. If you do not include all offers, any late offers are subject to not being voided at my discretion.</strong>

Forum: Other LeaguesJun. 16, 2017 at 12:07 p.m.
*****This is an idea i had on re-configuring the pro hockey leagues in NA and around the world. These are mock scenarios and there are teams I created/rebranded in the process. Ask me any questions if you have.*****

National Hockey League

The NHL announces that an expansion franchise will be awarded to the city of Seattle, WA for the 2021/22 season. Due to concerns over failing markets, the league allows the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Arizona Coyotes, and New York Islanders to relocate. Attendance figures still continue to be an issue for the Hurricanes and Panthers. Arizona and NY Islanders cannot come to an agreement on a new stadium in their respective areas. The cities receiving NHL teams via relocation are Hartford, CT, where teams will play in a newly-renovated XL Center with the prospect of a new area in the works; Quebec City, QUÉ, where the reason is obvious; Hamilton, ONT, a city that finally gets the approval it needs to receive an NHL franchise; and Houston, TX, a surprising market that quickly develops a strong hockey fanbase and instant rivalry with Dallas and Nashville. The divisions will undergo a unique reconfiguration in the Eastern Conference.

Orr Division
New York Rangers
New Jersey Devils
Hartford Whalers
Philadelphia Flyers
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
Montreal Canadiens
Quebec Nordiques

Lemieux Division
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Toronto Maple Leafs
Washington Capitals
Tampa Bay Lightning
Hamilton Mustangs
Detroit Red Wings
Columbus Blue Jackets

Hull Division
Winnipeg Jets
Nashville Predators
Chicago Blackhawks
St. Louis Blues
Minnesota Wild
Colorado Avalanche
Dallas Stars
Houston Aeros

Gretzky Division
Vancouver Canucks
Calgary Flames
Edmonton Oilers
Vegas Golden Knights
Anaheim Ducks
San Jose Sharks
Los Angeles Kings
Seattle Totems

Minor League Hockey

The minor league hockey system undergoes an unique reconfiguration to accommodate player development, geography, and rivalries. The system emulates Minor League Baseball, with the AHL as a "AAA" league, ECHL "AA," SPHL "A," and the newly-formed Premier Hockey League (formerly known as the Federal Hockey League) as a "Rookie" league. The AHL and ECHL both have 32 teams and are affiliated with an NHL club. The SPHL and PHL both have 16 teams and have no NHL/AHL/ECHL affiliation. The SPHL and PHL will be composed of players who have no more than 3-years of combined domestic and international professional hockey experience; players from both leagues cannot change leagues until season's end (excluding those who were sent down on rehab assignments from the higher leagues). Some teams undergo rebranding.

American Hockey League

East Division
Albany River Rats (NYR)
Providence Bruins (BOS)
Bridgeport Sound Tigers (HFD)
Long Island Raiders (NJ)
St. John's Ice Caps (QUÉ)
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (PHI)
Hershey Bears (WSH)
WB/Scranton Penguins (PIT)

North Division
Binghamton Bulldogs (HAM)
Utica Comets (COL)
Syracuse Crunch (TB)
Toronto Marlies (TOR)
Rochester Americans (BUF)
Belleville Senators (OTT)
Laval Rocket (MTL)
Cleveland Monsters (CBJ)

Central Division
Cincinnati Cyclones (NSH)
Indianapolis Fuel (STL)
Grand Rapids Griffins (DET)
Milwaukee Admirals (WPG)
Chicago Wolves (CHI)
Iowa Wild (MIN)
San Antonio Rampage (HOU)
Texas Stars (DAL)

West Division
Bakersfield Condors (EDM)
Stockton Heat (CGY)
San Diego Gulls (ANA)
Ontario Reign (LAK)
Utah Grizzlies (VGK)
Idaho Steelheads (SEA)
Abbotsford Canucks (VAN)
Fresno Falcons (SJ)


East Division
Manchester Monarchs (MTL)
Portland Pirates (QUÉ)
Springfield Thunderbirds (HFD)
Worcester Railers (BOS)
Trenton Titans (NJ)
Adirondack Wolf Pack (NYR)
Reading Royals (PHI)
Cornwall Nationals (OTT)

North Division
Brampton Beast (TOR)
Toledo Walleye (DET)
Fort Wayne Komets (PIT)
Evansville Thunderbolts (NSH)
Peoria Rivermen (STL)
Bloomington Blaze (CBJ)
Rockford Ice Hogs (CHI)
Quad City Mallards (MIN)

South Division
Norfolk Admirals (BUF)
Charlotte Checkers (HAM)
Atlanta Gladiators (WSH)
Orlando Solar Bears (TB)
Jacksonville Ice Men (LAK)
Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ANA)
South Carolina Stingrays (SJ)
Florida Everblades (SEA)

West Division
Rapid City Rush (WPG)
Colorado Eagles (COL)
Kansas City Mavericks (VAN)
Wichita Thunder (HOU)
Oklahoma City Blazers (CGY)
Tulsa Oilers (EDM)
Allen Americans (DAL)
Topeka Roadrunners (VGK)

Southern Professional Hockey League

East Division
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs
Fayetteville Marksmen
Knoxville Ice Bears
Carolina Thunderbirds
Columbia Inferno
Columbus Cottonmouths
Savannah Seals
Pee Dee Pride

West Division
Pensacola Ice Flyers
Mobile Mystics
Mississippi Sea Wolves
Huntsville Havoc
Mississippi River Kings
Birmingham Bulls
Montgomery Mavericks
Jackson Bandits

Premier Hockey League

East Division
Delmarva Stallions
New Jersey Inferno
Jersey Shore Whalers
Brooklyn Aces
Danbury Titans
Lewiston Nordics
Berlin Raiders
Massena Mavericks

West Division
Jamestown Steelers
Watertown Wolves
Keystone Gems
Mon Valley Mayhem
Troy Trojans
Port Huron Prowlers
Danville Dashers
Ann Arbor Americans

Kontinental Hockey League

After a transitional period that saw the league undergo contraction beginning in 2017, the KHL quickly adds teams and expands to 32 members. These teams are situated in strong media and fan markets. The leagues are separated into two conferences, no divisions, and play a 64-game schedule: 4 vs. each conference opponent and 1 vs. 4 different teams in opposing conference (alternates every year). This is done to effectively combat travel concerns, as the league spans across a 10-hour plane ride from east to west. The change in foreign restrictions, where the only rule is that each team must have no less than 5 players on their rosters from county of origin, allows for the acquisition of players from a stronger talent pool, especially for countries that are not yet of noticeable hockey ranking. The league, however, does not have its own official minor league or junior league.

Important notes:
- Sweden lifts its restrictions on hockey clubs joining other leagues. AIK Stockholm and Malmo, rumored to have been in the mix to join league in the past, are only two to leave for KHL.
- Zagreb rejoins league after the EBEL's Vienna Capitals express interest of joining the KHL.
- DEL's Berlin and Cologne franchises, who have been approached in the past to join league, decide to defect to the KHL.
- League takes an Interesting gamble on Barcelona, London, and Paris. Each club experiences its own levels of success.
- Oslo, Zurich, Prague, Bern, Geneva, and Davos franchises join on their own accords.

Western Conference
Cologne Sharks
London Monarchs
Paris Royals
Valerenga Oslo
AIK Stockholm
Malmö RedHawks
Geneva-Serviette HC
Barcelona Barracudas
Slovan Bratislava
Medvesack Zagreb
Vienna Capitals
Sparta Prague
Eisbaren Berlin
SC Bern Bears
Zurich Lions
HC Davos

Eastern Conference
CSKA Moscow
Spartak Moscow
Dynamo Moscow
SKA St. Petersburg
Jokerit Helsinki
Yaroslavl Lokomotiv
Dinamo Minsk
Dinamo Riga
Sibir Novosibirsk
Ak Bars Kazan
Salavat Yualev Ufa
Avangard Omsk
Traktor Chelabynsk
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Barys Astana
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod

Asia Pacific Hockey League

Due to travel complications made prevalent with newly-formed KHL, the far-east teams in Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, and Beijing break off to form a new premier Asian league based in China, Eastern Russia, South Korea, and Japan. Teams play a 66-game schedule, 6 games vs. each team. The league also absorbs the Asian League Ice Hockey and converts it into a junior league to more effectively promote the game of hockey across the Far East. The league requires that teams must have no less than 6 players on their rosters from county of origin.

Admiral Vladivostok
Amur Khabarovsk
HC Red Star Kunlun
Shanghai Emperors
Seoul Snipers
Busan Bobcats
Tokyo Samurai
Shogun Nagano
Sapporo Sharks
Kyoto Imperials
Gangneung Gladiators
Osaka Steel

Iron Curtain Hockey League

Teams from the KHL that left due to contraction, the lower Russian leagues, Eastern Europe, and Kazakhstan combine forces to form a new professional league. This lower league caters to the budget and travel accommodations of its players and team owners. The league requires half of their roster to consist of players from country of origin. It is important to note that some teams are currently situated in Russian-based KHL markets. The ICHL also sponsors its own junior league.

Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Vityaz Podolsk
Severstal Cherepovets
Lada Togliatti
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
HC Yugra
HC Sochi
Sokil Kiev
HC Donbass Dontesk
HC Tallinn
Dinamo St. Petersburg
Dizel Penza
Dynamo Balashikha
Ermak Angarsk
Khimik Voskresensk
Kristall Saratov
Molot-Prikayme Perm
Saryaka Karagandy
Sputnik Nizhny Tagill
Yuzhny Ural Orsk
Altay Torpedo Oskemen
Atlant Mystichi
HK Mogilev
Yunost Minsk
Buran Voronzeh
Chelmet Chelabynsk
Izhstal Izhevisk
Rubin Tyumen
Zvezda Chekhov
HC Bars Kazan

Royal Hockey League

The French, UK, and Irish ice hockey associations combine forces to form the Royal Hockey League and the Royal Junior Hockey League. In the beginning, each team only plays clubs in its respective conference, as inter-conference play does not happen until the playoffs; however, teams can trade players between conferences. It is important to note that in order to effectively promote the sport in each of their respective countries, the league requires a minimum of 10 players on their roster from country of origin.

North Conference
Dublin Rams
Belfast Giants
Braehead Clan
Cardiff Devils
Coventry Blaze
Dundee Stars
Edinburgh Capitals
Fife Flyers
Guildford Flames
Manchester Storm
Milton Keynes Lightning
Nottingham Panthers
Sheffield Steelers
Dundalk Bulls
Hull Pirates
Swindon Wildcats

South Conference
Corsairs de Dunkerque
Briancon Red Devils
Chamois de Chamonix
Mulhouse Scorpions
Armiens Gothiques
Angers Ducs
Bordeaux Boxers
Chamonix Pioneers
Ducs de Dijon
GamYo Epinal
Rapaces de Gap
Grenoble Wolf Burners
Lyon Lions
Nice Aigles
Rouen Dragons
HC Strasbourg

Swiss National League

With news of Bern, Zurich, Geneva, and Davos leaving the to join the KHL, the National League circuit decides to eliminate their system of promotion and relegation and form one league, the Swiss National League. The league also extends an invitation to teams in Western Italy to join league, as the cities of Turin and Milan are approved for league entry. The league requires each roster to contain no less than 8 players from country of origin. Teams play a 58-game schedule: 3 games vs. each team, and one extra game against a rival club.

HC Ajole
HC La-Chaux-de-Fonds
SC Langenthal
EHC Olten
SC Rapperswill-Jona Lakers
HC Martingy Red Ice
EHC Visp
HC Turin
HC Milan Rossblieau
HC Ambri-Piotta
EHC Biel
EHC Kloten
Lausanne HC
HC Lugano
SCL Tigers
EV Zug
EHC Chur Capricorns
EHC Dubendorf
HC Hutwill

Nordic Hockey League

In a surprising move, the Swedish hockey governing bodies remove the promotion and relegation system from the Swedish Hockey League et al. and decide to form one league. After a conference with Norway and Finland, in another unique development, the countries decide to form an alliance and create one professional and junior hockey circuit. Unlike the KHL, the Nordic League has each team play one another twice for a 62-game schedule and requires a minimum of 8 players from county of origin. The junior league, however, is structured where teams only play opposing clubs in their country of origin and rosters must be made up of players from said country.

Western Conference
Stavanger Oilers
Storhamar Hamar
Brynas IF
Djurgardens IF
Frolunda HC
Farjestad BK
HV71 Jonkoping
Leksands IF
Linkopings HC
Mangerlud Star Oslo
Vaxjo Lakers
Orebro HK
BIK Karlskoga
Modo Hockey
Sodertalje SK
Timra IK

Eastern Conference
HIFK Helsinki
HPK Hamennlinna
Espoo United
JYP Jyvskayla
KaiPa Kuopio
KooKoo Kouvola
Karpat Oulu
Lukko Rauma
Liiga SaiPa
Lahti Pelicans
Vaasa Sport
Tappara Tampere
TPS Turku
Assat Pori
Lulea HF
Skelleftea AIK

Central European Hockey League

Slovakia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria combine hockey forces to form the Central European Hockey League. The league also takes in the Alps Hockey League and converts it into a junior hockey league. Each team plays one another twice for a 54-game schedule and requires a minimum of 10 players from county of origin. The AlpsHL requires its rosters to consist of 15 players minimum from country of origin.

HC Kosice
HK Dukla Trecin
HK Poprad
HKM Zvolen
MHC Mountfield
MsHK Zilina
HC Presov
HC Spisska Nova Ves
Dornbriner EC
Graz 99ers
HC TWK Innsbruck
Black Wings Linz
Red Bull Salzburg
SAPA Fehervar AV19
HC Bucharest
HC Bolzano
HDD Olimpija
HC Jessenice
VEU Feldkirch
HC Nowy Targ
Unia Oswiecim
Nesta Mires Torun
HC Gdansk
CSM Dunarea Galati
SC Miercurea Cuic
HC Sofia

Czech Republic Hockey League

The Czech hockey governing body denies request from the Central European Hockey League to join its ranks. The league too also abandons its system of promotion and relegation and forms one pro league and premier junior league. The league plays a 56-game schedule and teams must have a minimum of 12 players from the Czech Republic on their rosters.

Oril Znojimo
HC Sleza Opava
VHK Vsetin
HC AZ Havirov
CEZ Motor Ceske Budejovice
HC Dukla Jihava
HC Slavia Praha
HC Slovan Usti nad Labem
LHK Protesjov
Rytiri Kladno
SK Tribec
Kometa Brno
HC Olomuc
Mountfield HK
Energie Karlovy Vary
Bili Tygri Liberec
BK Miada Boleslav
Verva Litvinov
Dynamo Pardubice
HC Skoda Plzen
Pirati Chomutov
Ocelari Trinec
Viktovice Ridera
PSG Zlin

Deutschland Eishockey League

With Berlin and Cologne gone, and lack of success of promotion and relegation system between DEL and DEL2, the German hockey governing bodies decide to form one new league. The league also reaches out to the hockey governments in Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg in regards to emulating the approaches of the other leagues, which these countries gladly accept. Ownership groups in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, and Copenhagen express interest to add expansion teams in these locations and bring the sport to larger venues. Some old DEL hockey markets rejoin the league: Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Hannover. Teams play a 62-game schedule and must have a minimum of 8 players from county of origin on each roster. The league also forms a junior hockey circuit made up of clubs from the now-former DEL2, Oberliga, Luxembourg tournament, Metal Ligaen, Eredivise, Eerste Divise, and Belgian Hockey League.

HC Amsterdam
HC Antwerp
HC Brussels
Aalborg Pirates
Esbjerg Energy
SønderyskE Eishockey
HC Copenhagen
Hannover Scorpions
Lowen Frankfurt
Hamburg Freezers
Augsburger Panthers
Düsseldorf EG
Fischtown Penguins
ERC Ingolstadt
Krefeld Penguins
Iserlohn Roosters
Adler Mannheim
EHC Munich
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Schwenninger White Wings
Straubing Tigers
Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
Bietigheim Steelers
Espiraten Crimmitschau
Dresdner Eislowen
Hellbronner Falken
ESV Kaufburen
Lausitzer Fusche
SC Riessersee
Starbulls Rosenheim
Kassel Huskies
EHC Freiburg

National Women's Hockey League

After the NWHL and Canadian Women's Hockey League combine forces to form one league under the NWHL name, the league undergoes rapid expansion in Ontario, Quebec, and Northeast and Midwestern United States. The league's successful expansion into Canada was made possible with the dissolution of the Quebec-based LNAH men's league, in which NWHL teams placed franchises in these areas following dissolution. Women's hockey is on the rise as the league has shown enough interest to move teams to larger venues in the future. The league also created the National Women's Junior Hockey League, which has immensely expanded across the North American Continent. Teams, however, only play against their division.

Atlantic Division
Buffalo Beauts
New York Riveters
Boston Pride
Connecticut Whale
Washington Patriots
Philadelphia Belles
Pittsburgh Clippers
Boston Blades

Ontario Division
Brampton Thunder
Toronto Furies
Brantford Battalion
Hamilton Hawks
Markham Mayhem
Newmarket Royals
Oakville HarbourCats
Ottawa Rebels

Quebec Division
Les Canadiennnes de Montreal
Jonquiere Marquis
Laval Legacy
Wolf River Wolfpack
Saint-Georges Shield
Sorel-Tracy Raiders
Quebec City Explorers
Three Rivers Freeze

West Division
Chicago Cobras
Minnesota White Caps
Detroit Vipers
Wisconsin Wild
Indianapolis Racers
Winnipeg Warriors
Calgary Inferno
Edmonton Eagles
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