kamagra 100 mg tablet

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Welcome to Hit The Net Hockey. The following information is a set of rules, stipulations, and regulations that govern this league and its activities as it moves forward. Consider it the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” (CBA) of the Hit The Net Hockey League (HTN). The rules as identified are current for the remainder of the 2009/10 season and for the 2010/11 season.

1.0 General Rules

1.1 Summary
HTN is a keeper fantasy hockey league setup to mimic, in as many ways as possible, the actual NHL. The league is comprised of arguably obsessive NHL fans who wish to play the role of a General Manager within the league. The HTN is run entirely online. The main communication tool utilized is the discussion forum located at hit-the.net/forum/index.php. Team by team administration, point accumulation, and all player transactions are organized through the Fantrax Hockey Pool Manager (Fantrax).

30 teams comprised of:
Up to 23 NHL level roster players with a minimum of 4LW, 4RW, 4 C, 6 D, 2 G per team. The three remaining optional reserve positions may be comprised of players from any position
Up to 10 prospect eligible players (from the 2010 off season)
Scoring: 1 point for each goal or assist by players on the 18 skating players on the active roster. Active roster goaltenders will receive 2 points for a win and 3 additional points for a shutout.
Teams will keep either 9F, 5D, 1G or 7F, 3D, 2G from year to year
Entry fee: $20 (for the 2010/11 season)
Prizes:
1st overall – Replica team jersey with player name and number and trophy
2nd overall – $100
3rd overall – Free entry into next year
Team getting the most points for each third of the season will win $50

1.2 Administration
The league is operated by a subset of the GMs. A moderator group of 6 ensures the CBA rules are upheld and the integrity of the league is guaranteed. There are also two key committees: The roster committee ensures teams stay within the boundaries of the roster rules and the trade committee is on hand to review trades and rule on any disputes which may occur.

A league commissioner will ensure requests for changes/updates to Fantrax or the forum site are completed. The commissioner will be the final escalation point for any disputes. All decisions made by the commissioner shall be binding.

1.3 CBA Amendments
General Managers may request clarification or amendments to the CBA in the appropriate section on the HTN forum. The league administrators exercise the right to use their judgment in case of dispute or clarification concerning any clause of this CBA. Decisions on true amendments to this CBA will be made via majority vote.

1.4 GM Expectations
GMs are expected to be active in the league. Be prepared to devote at least a few minutes a day to the team during the season, and perhaps hours during the off-season. GMs must regularily check the website for private messages, be alert for notices from the commissioner, vote on league events, and respond to trade offers from other GMs. Show an interest in the league and other teams. Administration and league staff work very hard to make this league work, please give back in the form of interest in your team and the league. Above all, have fun! This league is meant to entertain, it’s not meant to be work or cause a lot of sleepless nights (stress over a potential trade is expected!).

1.5 Code of Conduct
It is expected GMs will conduct themselves in a professional manner when interacting with their counterparts and when posting in general on the site. Treat others as you would want them to treat you. Attack the idea, not the person. Threads that degrade into personal attacks will be locked. GMs who continually attack other participants or act in a manner which doesn’t represent the best interests of HTN will be asked to stop. If the GM continues to be an issue, they will be removed from the league at the discretion of the moderators and their entry fee will be forfeited. Let’s keep the league fun and entertaining for all.

1.6 Fair Play
It is expected GMs will ice a competitive team no matter where they are in the standings. GMs who are found to be benching productive players will have additional points added to their total. Whatever points the player(s) would have legitimately earned in the week, the GM will be given double those points. The GM will also be deemed ineligible of any prizes as a result of the increase. Logic will be used prior to invoking this rule. A GM who has a choice between two 4th line players and selects the incorrect one or a GM who does not activate a rookie who goes on an unexpected scoring streak will not be punished. A GM who places his non injured top line winger on the bench and replaces him with an injured player will be punished.

GMs shall also conduct trades with the best interests of all parties involved. Trades where collusion is probable are not condoned and will result in expulsion from the league or at minimum severe penalties. For details see the trade section.

Fantrax alerts GMs regarding illegal rosters and ensures these are up to date weekly. During the week, GMs are encouraged to keep their rosters current and in compliance with rules such as salary cap, player positions, and roster numbers. Holding additional players as a method to prevent GMs from obtaining players during the week is not encouraged and will be looked upon negatively by the moderating team.

GMs who use any of the point penalties, outlined within the CBA, as a method to gain a better drafting position will be removed from the league.

2.0 Rosters

2.1 Team Size
Each team will consist of a minimum of 20 players and a maximum of 23 player on their NHL roster.

The roster will also contain a maximum of 7 minor league players for the 2009/2010 season and a maximum of 10 minor league players from the 2010/2011 season and beyond.

2.2 Starting Line Up
Each GM must ice a team with the following number of players designated in each category:
4 Left Wingers
4 Right Wingers
4 Centers
6 Defensemen
2 Goaltenders
The remaining 3 reserve roster positions can be comprised of players in any position. If a team is not compliant, the team will not accumulate points until the issue is resolved. Fantrax will identify if a team is not compliant at the top of the team page. The moderators may adjust the team if they suspect an illegal roster is intentional. Please see specific rules on fair play.

2.3 Eligible Major League Players
As of the 2010 off season, any player who is or was NHL draft eligible is permitted to be signed to the NHL squad. This includes UFA players and players who are under contract in another league (KHL, SEL, etc). No no undrafted/unsigned player under the age of 20 as of Sept 31 of the current year is eligible.

During the off season a GM can elect to sign an UFA during the draft however the GM is taking a risk if the player is not signed by the start of the season he will not contribute. All unsigned players will be given a salary of .999m until such time as they are signed by a club.

2.4 Player Position Eligibility
Fantrax will identify player position eligibility. Players may be designated in multiple positions provided they are identified as such on the player page, only within one or more of the following sources:
NHL.com or NHL team site
NHLPA.com
hockeydb.com
tsn.ca/ESPN.com
CBSportsline.com

Unacceptable sources include fan sites, blog sites, fantasy sites, AHL, CHL, European leagues, NHL games sheets, and news articles contained within any sports site including those specified above. In other words, if a player has played in another position in junior, practiced in another position, there is a comment in a news article, or the player played the odd game out of position due to emergency situations, the player will not be eligible for a position change. The player position MUST be designated within the player page.

Player designation must be made during the off season. Once the regular season starts, all player positions will be frozen until the off season. It is the responsibility of the GM to ensure positions are set and posted within the position/salary change thread on the HTN site with appropriate citation.
Players who were unsigned by a GM at the beginning of the year will use the Fantrax default position unless identified by a GM prior to the start of the year. No position changes to unsigned players will be made during the season.

All positional changes made up to January 31, 2010 shall be grandfathered for future years provided this provision is allowed in Fantrax.

2.5 Prospect Pipeline – Minor League
Players obtained in the prospects draft are designated as minor leagurs within your team on Fantrax. A player is designated a prospect if:
1)The player was eligible for the NHL draft. No Junior, Bantam, Peewee, Timbits, or other underage players may be selected.
2) Is under contract by an NHL team, or the NHL team holds the rights to the player (e.g. the player is in a major junior, college, or European league)
3) As a skater they have played in less than 25 NHL games
4) As a goaltender they have started in less than 10 NHL games.

Prospects must fall within the above parameters at the beginning of each season. The game statistics in Fantrax shall be used to identify game eligibility. If a player passes this game threshold during a season they can remain in the prospect pipeline for that season. Prior to the off season prospect draft, the player must be promoted, waived, or traded.

2.6 Prospect Callups
A GM may call up a player from the Prospect Pipeline to the NHL team at any time if there is an open position on the NHL roster. If the NHL roster contains 23 players, a player must be waiver or traded for a draft pick to free up a position. Note, once a prospect is called up to the NHL roster, the prospect cannot be returned to the prospect pool regardless of the number of games played.

2.7 Emergency Prospect Callup
If, due to multiple injuries, the GM cannot field a complete team of players from their NHL roster, the GM may call up a prospect from the minors on an emergency situation.As soon as NHL roster players are healthy, the GM must place the minor player(s) back in the minors and active the NHL level player. Failure to deactivate the minor league player will indicate the GM has decided to promote the player to NHL status and the player can only be demoted if they clear waivers.

2.8 Off Season Prospect Moves
GMs may make off season prospect moves prior to the prospect draft. GMs can promote prospect eligible players to their NHL roster, drop players or trade them once the roster freeze is lifted. No prospect promotions or drops can be completed during the prospect draft.

3.0 Scoring

Only players on the active roster for the week will accumulate points for the team. Any points accumulated by the reserve players is not calculated. Any points accumulated by players in the minors will not be calculated.

Skaters will each accrue one point for a goal and one point for an assist.
Goalies accrue two points for a win and an additional three points for a shutout. (i.e. A shutout will count as a total of 5 points for the goaltender). In the event of a zero zero tie at the end of regulation, points will only be awarded to the goaltender winning the shootout.

4.0 Salary Cap

The salary cap for The HTN is equal to the cap in the NHL. The salary cap for the 2009-10 season is:
Maximum $56.8 million
Minimum $40.8 million

Salaries for active and reserve players are used to calculate the team cap hit. Prospect players are not included. Every team must be between these two figures at all times during the season. GMs may not make a player transaction that puts the team over/under the cap/floor. This includes trades, free agent signings (during the season) or any other acquisition. GMs are expected to clear up any cap issues immediately after a trade or acquisition. If a GM makes a transaction which violates the cap, and does not rectify the issue before the next weekly cut-off period, the team will be docked 50 points for each week.

4.1 Salary Calculation
Salaries are calculated based on the player’s actual cap hit, rounded to the nearest $100,000. For example, Jay Bouwmeester’s cap hit is $6,680,000/year. For the purposes of HTN, the cap hit is calculated as $6.7 million.

As with the real NHL, player bonuses are included in the cap hit. For example, Mikael Backlund earns $875,000 in salary and $425,000 in bonus for a combined cap hit of $1,270,833 or for HTN purposes $1.3 million.

Capgeek.com will be used as the source for identifying the cap hit. Discrepancies in cap hit must be addressed with the league commissioner.

4.2 Off Season
During the off season teams may exceed the salary cap by no more than 10%. GMs must be under the salary cap by the start of the regular season. If a GM obtains a player who puts the team over the salary cap or more than 10% in the off season, the GM will be forced to drop that player. If this event occurs during the draft, the player will be added back to the free agent pool. GMs who selected after the offending GM will not have first right to the player.

5.0 Player Transactions

5.1 Free Agency
You may drop a player off your team and sign a replacement from the free agents pool at any time through Fantrax.

Players are assigned to your NHL team, unless they meet the requirements of a prospect (less than 25 NHL games played for skaters, 10 for goaltenders). If a player is prospect eligible, it is at the GM’s discretion as to whether to assign the player to the prospect pool or the NHL team. However, once placed on the NHL roster a prospect eligible player cannot be moved to the minors without passing waivers.

5.2 Waiver Wire
Waiver pickups are handled via Fantrax. Players will be listed as WW and claims will be processed according to the waiver list published on Fantrax. If there are multiple claims, the waiver order in Fantrax will be followed.

Some prospect eligible players were drafted and placed in the major league club. If a prospect eligible player is waived from the major league club and picked up off waivers, the player must be placed on the new team’s major league squad. In order for the prospect to be placed in the minors, the player must fully pass through waivers and then picked up off the free agent list.

5.3 Starting Lineup
GMs are permitted to rotate players in and out of their starting lineup weekly. The lineup will be locked in for the week each Monday 1 hour before the start of the first Monday game.

5.4 No Movement Clauses
No-trade and no-movement clauses will not be honoured in the HTN.

5.5 Trade Deadline
The trade deadline will fall the first Sunday after the actual NHL deadline.

6.0 Off Season

6.1 Keepers
Every off-season, as a GM you will lose several players to free agency. A GM may choose to protect either:

1) Any nine (9) forwards, five (5) defensemen and one (1) goaltender
OR
2) Any seven (7) forwards, three (3) defensemen and two (2) goaltenders.

6.2 Prospect Draft
In every off-season, there will be a prospect entry draft. The draft is three (3) rounds in length, starting with the team with the lowest total points through to the HTN champion (#30 place finish through to #1).

The draft will be a timed draft with 20 minute windows for each pick. If the GM misses their selection or selects an ineligible player, the draft will continue and the GM will select when possible. The late GM can only select from available players, they cannot claim a player taken after the GMs correct timeslot.

The prospect draft with be a straight draft for each round starting with the draft spot for the lowest finishing team in the regular season (30th place).
Prospect draft picks may be traded.

Only prospect eligible players may be selected in this draft

Remaining players that go undrafted, may be picked up via free agency during the season..

6.3 NHL Free Agent Draft
All available players during the summer (included prospects not selected in the prospect draft) will be put into a dispersal draft. The order of the draft is determined with the last-place team at the end of the HTN season selecting first through to the top finishing team. Ties are broken by the team with the most goals first, then the team with the most wins.

The draft will be a timed draft with 20 minute windows for each pick. If the GM misses their selection or selects an ineligible player, the draft will continue and the GM will select when possible. The late GM can only select from available players, they cannot claim a player taken after the GMs correct timeslot.

The free agent draft with be a straight draft for each round starting with the draft spot for the lowest finishing team in the regular season (30th place).
Draft picks may be traded.

Prospect eligible players may be selected however they must be placed on the NHL team. These players cannot be placed in the minors unless the player passes through waivers.

The draft will last for 8 rounds. At the conclusion of the draft, any GM can sign free agents to round out their 23 man roster.

During the draft, teams may exceed the NHL salary cap by no more than 10%. If the GM acquires a player who places the team over the cap by more than 10% the GM will be required to drop that player and select another. The offending GM will only be able to select from available players.

7.0 Trading

7.1 Eligibility
Any player, prospect, dispersal draft pick or entry draft pick can be traded at any time to another team. In team-to-team trades, each team must receive some player or draft pick (a team cannot get nothing in a trade).

Teams may not trade salary cap space and the old team of a player cannot pay part of that player’s salary once he is traded to the new team.

Conditional draft picks, conditional clauses, and future considerations may be included in deals. Please ensure these are very clearly described to avoid confusion. GMs are responsible for alerting the league should any of the conditional events occur. If the condition is not identified in time, it shall be null and void. Trades cannot include real cash or other monetary considerations.

7.2 Notification
When a trade is agreed upon, one GM simply begins a new thread in the Trade Talk forum with an appropriate title (ie Calgary-Anaheim deal) and outlines the details of the trade. This includes all player information and draft pick details. The other GM simply replies to the thread confirming the deal.

7.3 Disputes and Fair Trades
It is expected GMs will conduct trades with their mutual best interests in mind. Trades which are considered questionable shall be investigated by the trade committee. It is the responsibility of the GMs involved in a trade to outline conditions as clearly as possible and if the trade may appear one sided on the surface, or where trades are made between friends, the GMs should ensure their positions are fully understood by the league as part of the trade announcement.

The trade committee will only rule on trades which a GM(s) or the committee feels is not in the best interests of the league. Trades where collusion is clear, or where a GM is clearly dumping players or draft picks will not be allowed. Based upon the severity of the incident and prior history, the GM(s) involved may be removed from the league.

8.0 Prizes

8.1 Final Standings
At the end of the season 2010/11 season, the following prizes will be handed out to the top three teams in the standings:
1st overall – Customized replica team jersey (player name and number) and HTN Champion keepsake
2nd overall – $100 cash
3rd overall – Free entry into next year

8.2 Period Prizes
During the season there are also prizes going to the team with the most accrued points in each time period. The season will be divided into three, mimicking the three periods of a hockey game. The team accruing the most points for that time period will win $50.
Period 1 – start of season – November 31
Period 2 – December 1 – January 31
Period 3 – February 1 – end of season

A GM winning a period prize remains eligible for subsequent period prizes and the final standings prizes. As the period prizes are based on the results for a specific period of time, all GMs have a shot at winning.

9.0 Key Dates

2009/10 Season

HTN Trade Freeze begins – 11:59pm Mountain, March 7th, 2010
No trades are allowed until trading is open after the NHL entry draft. During the trade freeze waiver wire and free agent pickups are allowed until the roster freeze.

Roster Freeze – Last Monday of the season.
No waiver or free agent pickups are allowed until Fantrax is open for the new season (approximately 1 week after the NHL prospect draft).

HTN Champion Crowned – end of season

Entry Fee Deadline for 2010/11 Season – May 15, 2010
GMs who have not paid by this date shall give up their team and a replacement GM will be found.

Keeper Deadline – May 31. 2010
GMs must specify which players they are keeping for the 2010/11 season. If no selection is made, it is assumed the GM does not wish to continue in the league and will be replaced.

Trading Open – Monday following the NHL Entry Draft – June 27, 2010
GMs are free to begin trading players and draft picks. Prospects adjustments can also be made.

HTN Prospect Draft – July 9-11

HTN Free Agent Draft – August 21-28

Roster Freeze Lifted – August 29 at noon Mountain
GMs may pickup players off waivers or from the free agent pool at this time.

2010/2011 Season
Salary Cap Deadline
GMs must be at or under the salary cap and at or above the salary floor by the start of the season.

Period 1 prize – November 30

Period 2 prize – January 31

HTN Trade Freeze begins – 11:59pm EASTERN the First Sunday after the real trade deadline
No trades are allowed until trading is open after the NHL entry draft. During the trade freeze waiver wire and free agent pickups are allowed until the roster freeze.

Roster Freeze – Last Monday of the season.
No waiver or free agent pickups are allowed until Fantrax is open for the new season (approximately 1 week after the NHL prospect draft).

Period 3 prize – end of season
HTN champion crowned – end of season

Entry Fee Deadline for 2011/12 Season – May 15
GMs who have not paid by this date shall give up their team and a replacement GM will be found

Keeper Deadline – May 31
GMs must specify which players they are keeping for the 2010/11 season. If no selection is made, [b]it is assumed the GM does not wish to keep any players.[/b]

Trading Open – Monday following the NHL Entry
GMs are free to begin trading players and draft picks. Prospects adjustments can also be made.

HTN Prospect Draft – July 8-10

HTN Free Agent Draft – August 20-27

Roster Freeze Lifted – August 28 at noon Mountain

GMs may pickup players off waivers or from the free agent pool

10.0 Questions, Comments or Help
If you have questions, comments or need help, please feel free to post or contact one of the moderating team and we will do our best to answer. Enjoy the season.