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Vancouver Acquires Waiver - More Moves Coming?

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 season."


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 Time! 


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.


Injuries Updated

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. 


What SIDE You On?

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.


Player Tracking Updated

The 2019-20 Draft has been input into this years Player Tracking page.  Each GM is asked to count their own teams and should have 7 players on each of their three teams, or we missed something.


Matt Starts Cup Holder Versus Washington

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. Good Luck!


GM's Total Transactions After #165
 Andrew 49 395
 Chad 42 225
 Charlie 13 275
 Joel 23 225
 Jr 23 405
 Marcel 25 225
 Matt 51 225
 Ryan 15 225
 Scott 57 250
 Shawn 33 225
Tyson 14 225
 GM 0 0


The NHLP Transactions and all conditions update and compensation has been paid except the following:

Compensation Picks

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 4th)


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.


NHLP Releases Waiver Dates for 2019-20

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.  


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The 29 NHLP Cup Champions

GM Andrew (6) - '97, '99, '02, '04, '13, '15 (8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 23rd & 25th Cups)

GM Scott (5) - '92, '03, '06, '11, '14 (3rd, 14th, 16th, 21st & 24th Cups)

GM Chadwick (3) - '00, '07, '16 (11th, 17th & 26th Cups)

GM Tyson (3) - '10, '12, '17 (20th, 22nd & 27th Cups)

GM Jr (3) - '01, '09, '18 (12th, 19th & 28th Cups)

GM Norman (2) - '93, '94 (4th & 5th Cups)

GM Leo (2) - '95, '98 (6th & 9th Cups)

GM Raymond (1) - '90 (1st Cup)

GM Edward (1) - '91 (2nd Cup)

GM Lee (1) - '96 (7th Cup)

GM Marcel (1) - '08 (18th Cup)


GM Shawn (1) - '19 (29th Cup)



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!
2009 -
Brian Rolston?
2010 - Niklas Hjalmarsson
2011 - Andrej Sekera
2012 - Tyler Kennedy, Jannik Hansen
2013 - Bryan Bickell?
2014 - Charlie Coyle?
2015 - Jiri Sekac
2016 - Craig Smith?

2017 - Andrew Cogliano?

2018 - Calle Jarnkrok

2019 - No One




2019/20 NHLP Divisions

First Round Winners and 5th Place Teams Stay

North Division

New Orleans (Shawn) - Stays in North
Las Vegas (?) - Stays in North
Miami (Charlie) - Stays in North
Chicago (Andrew) - Goes to North
Buffalo (Joel) - Goes to North
Cleveland (Tyson) - Goes to North

South Division

Boston (Ryan) - Stays in South
Dallas (Jr) - Stays in South
San Fran (Scott) - Stays in South
Toronto (Chad) - Goes to South
Florida (Marcel) - Goes to South
Cincinnati (Matt) - Goes to South

Atlantic Division
Pittsburgh (Chad) - Stays in Atlantic
NY Rangers (Charlie) - Stays in Atlantic
Halifax (Shawn) - Stays in Atlantic
Montreal (Marcel) - Goes to Atlantic
Carolina  - Barrie Island (Joel) - Goes to Atlantic
Philadelphia (Scott) - Goes to Atlantic

East Division

Memphis (Jr) - Stays in East
NY Islanders (Ryan) - Stays in East
Atlantic City (?) - Stays in East
Hartford (Andrew) - Goes to East
Hamilton (Tyson) - Goes to East
Quebec (Matt) - Goes to East

Pacific Division

Seattle (Shawn) - Stays in Pacific
Calgary (Jr) - Stays in Pacific
Portland (?) - Stays in Pacific
Phoenix (Charlie) - Goes to Pacific
Indianapolis (Matt) - Goes to Pacific
Vancouver (Joel) - Goes to Pacific

West Division

Los Angeles (Andrew) - Stays in West
Alaska (Marcel) - Stays in West
Edmonton (Scott) - Stays in West
Colorado (Chad) - Goes to West
Green Bay (Ryan) - Goes to West
St Louis (Tyson) - Goes to West




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