After trading Kessel and van Reimsdyk, GM Joel is looking to move out a few more
pieces. "Someone can scoop up a player like Makar with this Waiver, and it
doesn't have to be me" said the GM after picking up the Waiver in a move with
Los Angeles (Andrew). Joel will likely move anyone on the roster if it can
help improve the Canucks before the noon deadline on Friday. The GM said
he would pick up Makar and then trade him within the league for the right piece,
or just maybe keep him if no one steps up. The Minors are loaded, as is
always the case early in the season, and GM's can find additional pieces
everywhere if they look hard enough.
Islanders Two Wins From Cup Holder Champions
Who would have figured the New York Islanders would have won six straight games
to put Heather's team in the CHP Finals. Wins this week over Pittsburgh
and Florida will give her the Champions. "This is crazy" said Heather,
"STREAK!". Yes, she sent the picture of her jumping up and down and
everything. "Monica is just a true competitor" said Scott. If
Heather can't get it done, she will have a loss in the Finals, meaning if any
team plays her for the rest of the season, they would claim her Islanders and
the top spot with just one win. That is how Heather got the Islanders, by
beating Brendan, taking the team from him before her hot run. It is so
hard to get a game for the Cup, losing it now means there may not be another
chance to play for it again. For now, the Islanders are just two more wins
away from the CHP Championship and ending the pool this year.
Revamped Oil Team "Improvement"
GM Scott called it an "Improvement". The Edmonton Oil GM swapped out all 7
players when it was said and done, adding a West Coast flavor to the team.
"I love late night hockey games and love my new Canucks players" said Scott.
Moved out where big name players like Point, Teravainen and Connor while the new
look team includes Pettersson, Boeser, Horvatt, Guentzel, Zuccarello, Hyman and
Hyman. The GM stated that just a week ago the team was dismal, last
overall in the NHLP in scoring and points per game, falling so fast the team was
nearing 20 points out of a playoff spot. "Every player was slow out of the
gate, a bad thing when you have the second Waiver" said Scott, adding that,
"Topping it off were the Jets and Bolts, teams I was a big time believer in, and
now may be a big time loser for unloading those players, but I lost confidence
they were who I thought they were." The Oil now have the best built
Canucks team in the league, a team the GM has a lot of love for. "The NHL
changes so quickly, and playoff teams are non playoff teams, and non playoff
teams are suddenly seeing their years of drafting great young kids who are
coming into age, taking them to the next level. Has it happened in
Vancouver already? I don't know, but I wasn't gonna take the wait and lets
see approach on this team this year" he said.
Habs Cash In
GM Marcel feels both teams did good in their NHLP 8 player swap on
Monday. "I really like how we improved and Edmonton got the points
they were after" said Marcel of the deal. The Habs traded there
4,5,6 and 7th round picks for Edmonton's (Scott) 2,3,4 and 5th picks.
The Habs added Teravainen, Connor, JVR and Krejci, sending 8 points to
the Oil for Neal, E. Kane, Dubois and Athanasiou. "On the surface
this is about as worse of deal as ever gets made" said the 30 year
veteran GM Scott. "It is painful watching that group walk out the
door for the group sliding in, but thank goodness they won't be Oil for
more than 24 hours" added the GM. The 8 points were the target
number the Oil needed, or that group would have all stayed except JVR.
Once the Oil hit that 8 point number Scott said the Oil would be
improved from the drop to the Minors where he admitted Boeser, Horvat,
Guentzel, Buchnevich, Hyman and Hyman are projected to be the new
teammates of Point. The Oil GM said the team scored one additional
point last night which could change out Buchnevich or Hyman or even both
if a deal can be struck today. "We never do anything without a lot
of planning and nothing we are doing is guesswork" said Scott, "It's a
long term game and if you can convince people you don't know what you
are doing, you've achieved your goal by having convinced them they do.
We gave Montreal a huge package only because Marcel stepped up huge.
However, with the statistical analysis
program we base our moves on, we absolutely love our new team, based on
this years NHL team's strength formula at the quarter mark of the
Leafs Like Hurricanes
GM Chad moved on from high scoring players on Philadelphia and Pittsburgh,
dropping Konency and Guentzel and added high scoring Carolina Hurricane players
Svenchinikov and Niederreiter. In the four player drop with the first
Waiver of the season Toronto also added R. Smith and Reinhart. "I really
like the mix we have" said Chad. The Leafs do look like they are full of
assets, something that may be important in the high scoring South Division where
they are 8 points out of a playoff spot and likely to fall further before teams
ahead have to unload their non-playoff players. Prior to the Waiver the
Leafs added Weber for Zibanajad and some solid picks from Chicago (Andrew).
Edmonton (Scott) has the Tuesday Waiver while GM's Andrew in LA and Bryce in
Atlantic City pick Thursday and Saturday.
Leafs Kick Off Waiver Season
Trading time is here! Traditionally the NHLP Waiver season kicks off a
continuous flow of trades every Waiver through to the end of the Waivers in
early March. Toronto (Chad) is up first and has been working hard to
either line up a big trade or move the Waiver, for another Waiver he has stated.
Zibanajad is a minus 5 if dropped, so may be a body that moves within the
league, helping GM Chad's drop number and giving another team a very high
scoring player. Chad has mentioned Hedman, who is still out at least
another week. With a name like that in the mix, you know it is Waiver
Rookie GM has Memorable First Month
GM Bryce started his term as an NHLP better than anyone ever has, ending
a wicked month of October with an incredible 88 points. The
all-time biggest month in league history was 102 by Dallas (Jr) almost a
decade ago. What makes this even more special is it was only 27
days long in terms of hockey nights. Portland just played 89 games
all month, averaging 0.99 PPG, opening up a 38 point lead over 5th place
in the Pacific. McDavid led the way with 23 points, five ahead of
the 18 by Pettersson. Three players had 11 point months, Oshie,
Larkin and Schmaltz, one less than the 12 of Mantha. Vesey added
just 2 points, showing the month could have been much better still.
This quick start will be a great opportunity for the new GM to use those
points as the league winds along to bring in assets to make the Winter
Hawks a powerhouse in the NHLP in his first season. Congrats
Bryce. Awesome start to what we hope is a long NHLP career.
Stars Fast Start
It wasn't the 102 that GM Jr had in Dallas in December of
2011, but an 82 point month is a great way to start the season. Carlsson
and Ovechkin combined for half the total with 23 and 18 respectively.
Monahan had 11, Johnsson, Burakovsky and Getzlaf 9 each the young Rookie Steel
chipped in 3. The Stars are in first place in the South Division, 18
points clear of 5th place.
If you have been a GM in the NHLP any amount of time, you have suffered crushing
injuries that undoubtedly will change your entire season. With the news
Tarasenko is out 5 months, about 60 games worth of hockey, the Miami Surf's
season just changed for GM Charlie. "Tarasenko is irreplaceable" said
Muddy Capone of the injury, "And the best St Louis built team in the league is
no more." With the duo of Tarasenko and O'Reilly, the Surf had aspirations
of going back to the Cup Finals again this season on another Blues run to the
Cup. For GM Charlie it is about acting quick now. With his injury
pick on the 13th and a Waiver two weeks after that, the Surf must now change
directions. As for Tarasenko, as was the case with him last year being
picked from the Minors, he will be a game changer for some GM who grabs him from
the Minors before everyone else in the new year. "He'll have 10 point come
January and some team able to hold him until the playoffs can jump on an
incredible seventh man and elite first round scorer" added Capone, "Of course if
he is on track to be back in round one of the playoffs and the Blues make the
playoffs without him." How things unfold from here, who knows, but we do
know the Surf can't go without their Elite player for the next 60 games and
still be within striking distance of a playoff spot, meaning this is the seasons
first crippling injury.
Vancouver Adds JVR
With five points in two games prior to his picking date, GM Joel decided now was
a good time to move out the injured Tuch for some points. Making the first
injury pick of the season the Canucks added points and a player that is near the
top of the league in shots on goal. Los Angeles (Andrew) is itching to
make some moves and Wednesday by 6 PM he will have his first crack at the
Minors, able to drop Byfuglien for a player up to 5 points. GM Chad starts
off the Waiver season on Saturday with a pick in Toronto with a Minors that will
never be more loaded. Traditionally not a lot of action occurs in the NHLP
until that first Waiver which sets off weekly trades associated with the Waiver
picks. We are heating up, don't let the opportunities go by to improve
your teams when they arise.
GM Shawn can make the first injury pick of the season for Malkin who is expected
out to mid-December, picking a replacement for up to 5 points. "Usually
Elite players are never dropped" said Muddy Capone, "But GM Shawn will certainly
weigh his options." If Malkin is gone until mid-December he will miss 20
more games after New Orleans can pick for him, meaning a replacement would
likely have 15 or so points when Malkin comes back. New Orleans has a
Waiver on November 21st and could those points in the Waiver, maybe even reused
to the minors, even then going after Malkin, if he lasted in the Minors after
being dropped. Malkin undoubtedly will be worth a fortune in a trade with
his low number, but that is only if Pittsburgh is looking like a playoff team,
which at the moment they certainly are in his absence. These are easy, or
sometimes tough decisions, that can make or break a season for a GM with an
Elite player injured long term.
The NHLP Sides are updated. If there are any missing (and their surely
are), please remind us so we can update. The Cup finals prediction is
being sent in and that will be updated shortly.
Draft Master Updated
GM can now start trading their draft picks for the 2022/23 season which are now
updated ont he Draft Pick Master page.
Draft and Transactions Updated
The 2019/20 draft that took place on Barrie Island is now online. You can
find it under the History link on the left hand menu and clicnking the
appropriate draft. the Transactions made the the draft are also now
updated in Transactions
"It's Not Season Ending"
GM Shawn received some bad news in New Orleans as both Malkin and Morrissey were
injured this weekend, with Malkin out 'longer-term'. The Wolverines were off to
a hot start in the North Division with 13 points in 14 man-games out of the
gate, but now have to weather missing their only elite player. "It's not a
season ending injury" was the word out of Pittsburgh, but it is going to be a
while before he returns. As long as the Pens stay in a playoff spot, missing a
month or more won't hurt his value any, as he will be worth a ton in a move with
his scoring capability. If the Pens falter, this is the type of early injury
that can ruin a team, something GM Shawn will monitor with each update.
The third season of the Cup Holder Pool (CHP) is set to launch Wednesday,
October 2nd as Matt starts off defending his Championship with his St Louis
Blues. Everythign went right for Matt last season on his way to a 380
point win, the largest win of all NHLP sides. If everyone is back, Jr and
Scottie are needed to pick expansions teams from the 6 available teams, Chicago,
Dallas, Detroit, New Jersey, NY Rangers or Vancouver. Of course if any new
people join, they too select a team from this group all on a first come first
serve basis. It is hard to get a game for the Cup and if the Blues win
their opening game they are set to play Dallas, who Jr, Scottie or anyone new
can start with.
Bryce Takes Over as 40th NHLP GM
After an extensive search for a new GM the league has officially announced GM
Bryce will take over the franchises in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Portland.
Bryce now becomes the 40th GM in league history, the first since GM Mark in
2012-13. The NHLP is entering its 30th season and the GM's throughout the
league know what Bryce will face in his first year. "It is really
difficult early on" stated Muddy Capone, who has seen many GM's come and go over
the years, "Many new GM's have difficulty in the early years until they start to
understand the player values and how they relate to the many facets of the
league." All GM's hope Bryce is a huge asset for the league which
functions best with 12 GM's. Bryce will take over NHLP teams who have
combined for three NHLP Championships, including Las Vegas who won Cups in 1995
and 1998 under GM Leo and Portland who won the 2007 Cup, GM Chad's second.
GM Vinnie left Bryce with a difficult spot to start, drafting 8th, 33rd and 35th
overall. "Bryce is going to be tested early" said GM Scott, "I wish him
all the best and hope he has the success this league seemingly has never had
from that twelfth position." Welcome to the best hockey pool in the world.
GM's Total Transactions After #165
The NHLP Transactions and all conditions update and compensation has been paid
except the following:
Pittsburgh (Chad) owes Los Angeles (Andrew) 8 spots in the
3rd round and 18 in the 4th)
Quebec (Matt) owes Pittsburgh (Chad) 19 spots in the 3rd and 14 spots in the
NHLP Teams Agree on Compensation
GM's Matt, Andrew and Chad have put to bed Transactions #157 and #159
and the Draft Page's have all been updated to reflect the draft picks
changing hands. The 2019/20 Draft page will now have the
Transactions stripped making it easier to read prior to the draft.
After having 5 Waivers help win an NHLP Championship for GM Shawn, GM Andrew
will try his hand at the same in this coming Waiver season. Andrew has
three Waivers in the first 11 days of January, starting after the Christmas
Break between December 23rd and the 31st. To get to 36 Waivers all dates
with 9 or 10 NHL games were scratched, with the exception of the final Waiver of
the season, the lone March Waiver. This season sees the first ever Waiver
on February 29th. Hamilton (Tyson) has the first Waiver after the NHL
Trading Deadline. With the season starting October 2nd, the first Waiver
could not start for 30 days placing it on November 2nd when GM Chad kicks off
the busy season. November leads the way with 11 Waivers, December 6,
January 8, February 10 and one in March, with no Waivers after the 4th of March
with the season ending April 4th.
New Franchise Hosts 30th NHLP Draft
The date has been set and the NHLP GM's will draft on Saturday September 28th at
Noon. The Barrie Island 1/2 Chance Stumblers, the first new NHLP Franchise
in over a decade, will host the draft after being awarded the rights to move the
franchise from Carolina to Barrie Island. The newest NHLP team will play
in the Atlantic Division and draft in the 25th overall slot in round one of the
Draft. This is the NHLP's 30th anniversary season, a milestone for several
GM's including Scott 30 seasons, Marcel 25, Charlie 20, and defending NHLP
Champion GM Shawn 15.
Barrie Island 1/2 Chance Stumblers
Join NHLP for 2019-20 Season
This list isn't about the playoff MVP, but that player who isn't a star
that got his name on the NHLP Cup. When you can't find a suitable name,
you know the GM built a truly winning team. GM Shawn doesn't have a name
that fits this list on his roster, but we will pick one.
1990 - Petr Klima 1991 - Bob Probert, Kevin Hatcher 1992 - James Patrick, Ulf Dahlen
1993 - Glen Wesley 1994 - Oleg Petrov
1995 - Sylvain Cote 1996 - Robert Svehla, Vladimir Konstantinov 1997 - Darren McCarty, Martin Lapointe
1998 - Dave Manson, Jason Woolley
1999 - Dave Reid 2000 - Lubos Bartecko, Rob Zamuner 2001 - Martin Gelinas?
2002 - Sean Hill
2003 - Derek Morris
2004 - Curtis Brown 2006 - Matthieu Schneider?
2007 - Trent Hunter 2008 - Brian Gionta? Wow!
2010 - Niklas
Hjalmarsson 2011 - Andrej Sekera 2012 - Tyler Kennedy, Jannik Hansen 2013 - Bryan Bickell? 2014 - Charlie Coyle? 2015 - Jiri Sekac 2016 - Craig Smith?