Article III : Rosters and Transactions Section One : Roster Assignment and Restrictions -------- : 1.1 Sign Ups -------- : 1.2 Salary Cap -------- : 1.3 What Counts Towards The Salary Cap -------- : 1.4 Exceeding the Salary Cap -------- : 1.5 Roster and Positional Limits and Restrictions -------- : 1.6 Free Agent Bidding -------- : 1.6.1 Free Agent Bidding Process -------- : 1.6.2 Bidding Restrictions -------- : 1.7 Player Contracts Section Two : Player Status Definitions -- : 2.1 Understanding Player Status -- : 2.2 Veteran Status (V) -- : 2.3 Amateur Status (A) -- : 2.4 Prospect Status (P) -- : 2.5 Random Assignment (RA) Section Three : Seasonal Transactions and Restrictions -------- : 3.1 Seasonal Ban Requirements -------- : 3.1.1 Seasonal Ban Procedures -------- : 3.1.2 Seasonal Ban Appeal (Player) -------- : 3.1.3 Seasonal Ban Appeal (Manager/Owners) -------- : 3.1.4 Seasonal Ban Punishment -------- : 3.1.5 Seasonal Ban Buyouts(Website buy outs) -------- : 3.2 Buyout Requirements -------- : 3.2.1 Buyout Procedures -------- : 3.2.2 Buyout Restrictions -------- : 3.3 Waiver Wire / Send Downs -------- : 3.3.1 Placing A Player On Waivers -------- : 3.3.2 Claiming A Player Off Waivers -------- : 3.3.3 Waiver Wire Restrictions -------- : 3.3.4 Off-Season Waivers -------- : 3.4 Call Ups -------- : 3.4.1 Full Time Call Ups -------- : 3.4.2 Full Time Call Up Restrictions -------- : 3.4.3 Requesting To Be Placed On The Injured Reserve (IR) -------- : 3.4.4 Temporary Call Up Restrictions -------- : 3.4.5 Emergency Call Ups (ECU) -------- : 3.4.6 Emergency Call Up Restrictions -------- : 3.5 Random Assignment -------- : 3.5.1 Player Assignment -------- : 3.5.2 Player Assignment Restrictions -------- : 3.5.3 Player Rights Assignment -------- : 3.5.4 Player Rights Assignment Restrictions -------- : 3.6 Trading -------- : 3.6.1 Trade Deadline -------- : 3.6.2 Submitting Trades -------- : 3.6.3 Trade Restrictions -------- : 3.6.4 Trade Compensation Criteria -------- : 3.6.5 Trade Compensation Procedures -------- : 3.6.6 League Trade Reversal -------- : 3.6.7 Trade Requests -------- : 3.6.8 Trade Request Restrictions -------- : 3.7 Management Seasonal Promotions Section Four : Off-Season Transactions and Restrictions -------- : 4.1 Re-signs -------- : 4.2 Off-Season Trades -------- : 4.3 Retirement -------- : 4.4 Management Selections Section One : Roster Assignment and Restrictions 1.1 : Sign Ups During the CHL Playoffs, signs ups for the next season open. Players who sign up while NHL Free Agent Bidding is going on, will be eligible for AHL Free Agent Bidding. Players who sign up while AHL Free Agent Bidding will not be eligible for the CHL Bidding unless those players are brand new to the LGHL. All brand new members to the League will only be eligible for CHL Bidding. Best Practice Recommendation Ensure that once you have signed up, the position selected is your correct position. Prior to bidding, players will be eligible to change their position by accessing the Action Center. 1.2 : Salary Cap CHL Salary Cap : 25 Million 1.3 : What Counts Towards The Salary Cap All seventeen Players listed on the roster, their salaries will count towards the cap. When a Player is serving a suspension, their salary will count towards the cap. When a Player is bought out, 50% of their salary will count towards the cap of the team who bought out the original contract. CHL AGM's Salary counts towards the cap. Exceptions A Player’s salary as an ECU will not count towards the team's cap in which they (the ECU Player) are filling in for. A Player’s salary as an IR replacement will not count towards the team's cap in which they (the ECU Player) are filling in for. A player on waives does not count towards the cap. Reference Article Four : Section 5.3 for rules in regards to being over the cap. 1.4 : Exceeding the Salary Cap Teams are eligible to make a transactions (call up,send down,waiver claim,trade,etc) that would put their roster over the salary cap. Once a team is over the salary cap, that team is required to make an additional transaction, prior to the start of the next scheduled game, to ensure the team is not in violation. Potential infraction for not following the restrictions listed above : Team being issued an invalid roster violation, which will lead any games played while over the cap, replayed or overturned. Best Practice Recommendation Review roster daily to ensure that the team's salary cap is within the restrictions listed above. It is extremely important NHL and AHL management to communicate among one another when call ups or send downs occur to ensure one transactions does not cause one of the rosters to be in violation. Reference Article Four : Section 5.3 for rules in regards to being over the cap. 1.5 : Roster and Positional Limits and Restrictions Each roster may only carry a maximum of 17 Players. Each organization is only eligible to carry at maximum 2 members of Staff (Commissioner Staff or BOG) on their active roster. A team is eligible to be under the roster limit as long as the team has enough cap space to fill their roster with a league minimum contract(s). Therefore 16 player roster must have a minimum 500k in cap space. 15 players would require 1 million in cap space. Exceptions Teams are eligible to have a roster UNDER the limitations listed above during the season ONLY,as long as they are NOT right at the salary cap! A Player being used as an ECU, does not count against the roster limit, and can also play any position. A player on waivers does not count towards the cap 1.6 : Bidding Bidding is a system created to allow for Managers to assign a value to each Player as well as fill their roster needs for the following season. Prospect Players (new members) are only eligible for the CHL Bidding. Players who sign up to play, will be eligible for bidding. Veteran Players who sign up prior to the start of NHL Free Agent Bidding, will be eligible for NHL and AHL bidding. Players who sign up while NHL Free Agent Bidding is underway, are only eligible for AHL Bidding. Any veteran player who signs up during AHL bidding, will not be eligible for the CHL draft. 1.6.1 : Bidding Process Prior to bidding, each team is given a predetermined amount of cap as well as roster spaces that can be filled during bidding. Once bidding begins, teams are eligible to start placing bids on Players they wish to acquire for their roster. The minimum salary value a Player can have is $500,000 and the minimum bid increment that can be issued is $250,000. After a bid has been placed it will expire 8 hours, unless another team outbids the current bid. Once a bid has been outbid, the 8 hour clock resets. The team with the highest bid on a Player when the 8 hour window expires will win the Player’s rights at the current salary they bid. Best Practice Recommendations Scouting is the most effective way to determine the value of each Player in bidding. Ensure the roster limits and restrictions are reviewed constantly during the bidding process Prior to bidding, create a list of Players you wish to bid on. Also ensure you list the maximum value that your team is willing to spend on each Player. Use the LG Mobile app to bid on the fly when you are unable to access a computer Be aware that during bidding, site traffic increases and it may cause a few slower load screens. Always ensure you bid once, because any registered bid will be counted as a legit bid by the team who placed it. 1.6.2 : Bidding Restrictions Teams are ineligible to exceed the cap during bidding. Teams are ineligible to exceed the roster limit that is predetermined prior to bidding. Players whom act in a manner that is deemed to circumvent bidding or to change the outcome of where they may end up can be removed and issued a seasonal ban by the League. 1.7 : Player Contracts Each Player won in bidding are issued a one season contract from the League. Section Two : Player Status Definitions 2.1 : Understanding Player Statuses Each player in the league is assigned a player status based on their career games. The statuses assigned also determine the eligibility of each player. Prior to bidding starting, each player will have their status adjusted based on the games played in the season previous to the current bidding session. This adjustment MAY NOT be reflected on our roster page AND MAY ONLY be visually reflected on our bidding lists Players statuses are not live updated during the course of a season. Below lists the criteria required for a player to change status' which only occurs at the beginning of the season prior to bidding going live. Player status' MAY NOT be displayed correctly in the bidding sessions. Player status' from the Xbox league carry over to the PSN League 2.2 : Veteran Status (V) Any Player that has played twenty-four games or more in the LGHL is considered a veteran player. Veteran Players are eligible for NHL, AHL, and CHL bidding Veteran Players must clear waivers when being sent down between Leagues. Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to veteran players. 2.2 : Amateur Status (A) There are four conditions that would make a player an amateur. Only ONE of these four conditions needs to be met, in order for a player to graduate from prospect to amateur. The conditions are: 15 games completed(seasonal or playoffs) in the CHL 10 games completed at the NHL level 10 games completed at the AHL level Drafted in the four round NHL entry draft Amateur players are eligible for the NHL,AHL, and CHL bidding sessions depending on when they sign up. Amateur players are also waiver exempt when being sent from the NHL to the AHL. Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to amateur players. 2.3 : Prospect Status (P) Prospect players are any player whom has: Less than 10 NHL games Less than 10 AHL games Less than 15 CHL games Has yet to be Drafted Prospect players are the only players eligible for the NHL Entry Draft and CHL bidding. Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to prospect players. 2.4 : Randomly Assigned (RA) Once all four bidding sessions are complete, a players whom sign up late for the season will be considered "Randomly assigned". These randomly assigned players will have call up limitations placed on them that will overrule an call up restrictions that apply to their current player status(V,A,P) Reference Article Three : 3.4.2 Call Up Restrictions for more details on what restrictions apply to randomly assigned players. Section Three : Seasonal Transactions and Restrictions 3.1 : Seasonal Ban Requirements Seasonal bans are issued to Players who have no longer been able to fulfill their commitment to their current team. In order for a Player to be removed, the Player’s Management must file a request, via the action center. Any request filed that does not provided adequate proof that the Player in question is inactive will result in the complaint being void. 3.1.2 : Seasonal Ban Procedures Owners/Management may only make requests that Players whom are inactive, quit, or act in a manner that is detrimental to the League or their team may be removed and issued a seasonal ban. Inactivity is defined as but not limited to : A Player not showing up to scheduled games(three in one week) without contacting management prior or shortly after the game explaining why the Player was not able to attend the game. A Player who appears inactive for a substantial stretch of time may be asked whether they are still participating. Failure to respond to the query within seventy two (72) hours is considered inactive. A Player, who does not respond to a League removal warning within 72 hours, is considered inactive.(Training Camp Players ONLY) A detrimental act is defined as but not limited to: -Situations that would be considered cyber bullying. -Playing in a manner to ensure the team loses. Best Practice Recommendations (for Players) Ensure that your availability is submitted on the website so there is proof you actually submitted it. Ensure to send a PM to your Manager whenever you cannot attend a game you were scheduled for. That way there is a paper trail to protect against a wrongful removal. Ensure that if a PSN Name change is made, the request is also put in on the website as well. That can be done via the External Accounts, under the request section. Ensure that if a removal or warning notification is issued, to respond to the notice immediately. If a situation occurs that is upsetting and causes a Player to not want to play any longer, it is highly recommended the Player contact the team's management or league staff prior to quitting. Making a decision when angry is never a great option and can lead to a regretful decision later. Best Practice Recommendations (for Managers) When submitting a request for a Player to be removed, ensure that proof is provided that proves inactivity. Ensure that your Players are educated on using the website correctly. Only submit a warning or League removal with justified cause. Any notification submitted without reason will not be deemed as adequate proof. Ensure that when a Player misses a game without reason, a strike is issued PRIOR to submitting a request for removal. 3.1.3 : Seasonal Ban Appeal (Players) A Player has two week from the time they are removed from the League to appeal their removal. To make an appeal, file an appeal using the "appeal" option found in the action center. A successful appeal will result in one of the following : 1. A Player wishes to continue to play, and will be placed on waivers. 2. The Player being placed on the Retired list. Best Practice Recommendations File an appeal as soon as possible File the Appeal via the Action Center 3.1.4 : Seasonal Ban Appeals (Managers) At the start of the season Owners are sent an offer by the Commissioner to be an Owner for an outlined period of time. The expectations are force read to the Owner(s) as well. Once the Owner(s) accept the official offer, they are on a contract to the League. Since the expectations are outlined, and the offer was accepted, Owners will not have the ability to appeal their removal. If an Owner submits a resignation PM, the League will not process the removal for 24 hours after the PM has been received. Owners are also required to read and accept the terms outlined in the Management Expectations. GMs are sent an official offer from their Owner via the Front Office prior to CHL bidding. By accepting the offer, the GM(s) are agreeing to a one season contract. The GM is also required to read and accept the terms outlined in the Management Expectations. If the expectations are not met, the GM(s) will be removed and an appeal will not be awarded. If a Management appeal is won, the Manager will be given the option to be randomly assigned to the CHL, retire, or be placed on their current League's Wavier at a salary of five million dollars. Best Practice Recommendations Contact League Staff as soon as possible Make sure all communication is done through the website 3.1.5 : Seasonal Ban Punishment Seasonal bans can be issued in two different degrees. 1st Degree Ban is defined as : Two season punishment issued to a Player/Manager 2nd Degree Ban is defined as : Three season punishment issued to a Player/Manager. Staff reserves the right to determine the degree of the ban. The League Commissioner will then make an announcement prior to the season starting to educate Players on what their responsibilities are. Players whom refuse to play will receive an automatic three season ban. Management may also make a suggestion of what degree should be issued to the Player whom is receiving the ban. Players / Managers who are issued a seasonal ban in the final three weeks of the season will be issued a ban for the remainder of the current season, as well as the entire next season. 3.1.6 : Seasonal Ban Buyouts Players who have received a seasonal ban are eligible to buy their ban out. The ban buy option will allow the player to be randomly assigned as a random veteran. The ban buy-out option is located under the "INFO" tab at the top left hand corner of the website under the "Account Upgrades" section. Managers and Owners are ineligible to buy their ban out until the end of season. 3.2 : Buyouts Requirements Buyouts are ONLY an Off-season Transactions Management/Owners may buy out a Player to have them removed from their roster. In order to buy out a Player, the waiver wire must be open. 3.2.1 : Buyout Procedures The team buying out that Player will be charged a cap adjustment equal to 50% of that Player's salary, rounded up to the nearest $250,000. The cap adjustment will be applied to the Owner's salary. The Player will be placed on waivers, and offered to teams via the waiver wire at 50% of that Player's salary rounded up to the nearest $250,000. Although salary is affected, contract years are not. Thus, if a Player has a 3 year contract and is bought out, said Player would retain their 3 year contract. Only the salary is affected. All Players released and not picked up will be randomly assigned with the Player retaining their Veteran Status. 3.2.2 : Buyout Restrictions The minimum salary in all Leagues is $500,000, therefore no Player who is bought out can go below that salary. If a Player is bought out who is $500,000, for example, that Player's salary would be $500,000. The penalty to the team buying the Player out would also be $250,000 (half the Player’s salary). Any Player/Manager/Owner that does not have a salary ($0) are ineligible to be bought out. Buyouts are ONLY an off-season transaction. 3.3 : Waiver Wire / Send Downs The waiver wire is located in the LG Front Office Tools. The waiver wire is the location where Managers/Owners can place a claim on a Player. Waivers opens after bidding is completed. Waivers close three hours after the seasonal trade deadline is completed(Sunday of week 7, 8 PM) Rosters are locked after the waiver deadline. During the playoffs the only transactions that are deemed eligible apply to CHL teams filling open roster spots in situations whereby a player quits, or a player is called up. 3.3.1 : Placing a Player On Waivers By accessing the Front Office tools, Management / Owners are able to place their Players on waivers. When a team wishes to place a Player on waivers that Player will remain on waivers for a period of 24 hours. At the end of the 24 hour prior, one of two options can occur : Option one: if the Player goes 24 hours without being claimed, the Player will report to the original team’s affiliate. Option Two: if during the 24 hour period the Player received a claim, once the 24 hour period ends the Player will be assigned to the team with the highest waiver priority. In situations where Players clear AHL waivers, the Player will be assigned to the AHL TC as well as randomly assigned to a CHL team. All players must clear waivers before being placed on the AHL or CHL Training Camp (TC) rosters. Once a player is placed on waivers, the player can NOT be retract from the waiver wire! Best Practice Recommendations Double Check that the player being placed on waivers is in fact the player you wish to waive. 3.3.2 : Claiming a Player off Waivers The winning claim will be awarded to the team with the highest waiver priority that placed a claim. Once a team has successfully won a Player, they will be moved to the bottom of the waiver order. Teams are eligible to place a claim that will put their roster over the cap and or roster restrictions as long as a corrective transaction is made prior to the start of the team’s next scheduled game. Management is eligible to contact players on waivers to ensure the player is active prior to the team placing a claim. Management are to ONLY place a claim on a player them intend to schedule and use on their active roster. Best Practice Recommendations Ensure the player you are placing a claim on is in fact the player you wish to claim. 3.3.3 : Waiver Wire Restrictions A team is only eligible place a maximum of 2 players at any given time on waivers. Teams are ONLY eligible to place a claim on a player that the team intends to use as an member of their active roster. In situations where teams win a player from the waiver wire, then decided to waive that player prior to showing the League intent to have had the won player used on the active roster, will result in the won player, being placed back on his or her former team's roster. Once the player is removed back to his or her's former roster, the player will be placed on waivers again. The team who original won the claim but failed to demonstrate their intention of using the waiver player on their active roster will not have their waiver priority reset. Managers are INELIGIBLE to be placed on waiver Waiver Exceptions A player placed on waivers is INELIGIBLE to play until they are claimed or clear waivers. Members of Management are ineligible to be placed on waivers. IR Players being sent back to their original team are waiver exempt. Amateur players are waiver exempt when sent from NHL to AHL 3.4 : Call Ups Players can be called up from the training camp to the active roster via the Front office tool. Also be aware all CHL player's have their rights assigned to an NHL Organization and will appear on an AHL training camp. Those players(except for CHL MGT) can be called up as well from the CHL. 3.4.1 : Full Time Call Ups To call up a player from the Training Camp, the red send button is used. This button can be located in the Front Office. 3.4.2 : Full Time Call Up Restrictions All Veteran, Amateur & Prospect status players are eligible for full-time call up. There are no restrictions on the number of Randomly Assigned [RA] players on a full-time roster. 3.4.3 : Requesting to be Placed On the Injury Reserve (IR) Any IR request MUST be sent to the Team's management, via PM or PSN message, or any other forum of written communication. Once a team's manager(s) reviews the official request and approves IR, the player will remain on the full-time roster and shall be replaced in games using ECUs. If the team decides to place the player on IR, the request can be made via the Action Center with the proof of the player's request is provided to staff. When requesting a player be placed on IR, management is required to set the dates for a full week's schedule. Requests for IR that do not begin Sunday and end on Saturday will not be accepted. Managers are ALSO responsible for inform staff when the player is required to be taken off IR. Players are also not eligible to be taken off IR during the playing week, only before games begin on Sunday and after games end on Thursday. ECU's are to be used from the TC roster as a player on IR still counts towards roster limits (17 Max). ECU Rules are to be followed. 3.4.4 : Injury Reserve Restrictions. Player's whom are listed on IR are INELIGIBLE to play until the player returns from IR. Managers are unable to file fore removal of a player whom does not show up for games while away on IR. IR players can not be replaced by a waiver claim. Once a Player requests IR, that Player will remain ineligible to play until the scheduled week of the season or playoff is completed. Players can only request to be placed on IR for a MAXIMUM of 2 weeks per season. The weeks do not need to be consecutive. 3.4.5 : Emergency Call Up (ECU) If a Player is required to be used last minute, they are considered an emergency call up(ECU). In the CHL all ECU players come from the TC. Best Practice Recommendations Ensure that the player being used as an ECU has not already been used the maximum amount of time as an ECU. 3.4.6 : Emergency Call Up Restrictions In the CHL, Players can ONLY be used as an ECU for a MAXIMUM of 2 times a week and may not exceed 16 times per season / team(s). Only 1 per series in the playoffs. If a player is traded to a different team during the season, Their MAX ECU limit of 16 will reset & they may ECU an additional 16 times. NHL Players can NOT ECU for the AHL. AHL Players can NOT ECU for the CHL. Players can only be used as an ECU for a MAXIMUM 16 times a season & 2 time during the playoffs. Players can ONLY be used as an ECU for a MAXIMUM of 2 times during the week. Players scheduled for a game in their own League are ineligible to ECU unless their team's Owner allows them to be used. ECU limits are per League, not per player. 3.5 : Random Assignment There are two different types of random assignments done. First one is random assignment of left over Players after LGCHL bidding to LGCHL training camps (Player Assignment). The second is when every Player in the CHL is issued "rights" to an NHL Organizations (Rights Assignment). Below outlines the process and restrictions of both types of assignment. 3.5.1 : Player Assignment After LGCHL bidding, Players left over are assigned to LGCHL training camps. Also members who sign up after all the bidding sessions have completed are randomly assigned. Brand new signups are issued "prospect" status. That status has restrictions on where a Player can be called up to. Please review 3.4.2 : Full Time Call Up Restrictions. Player Assignment closes the last week of every season. "Free Agent Fridays" is the report that the League issues each week of the Players assigned during the Player assignment as well as where those Players rights were assigned. Best Practice Recommendations Always keep an eye on your training camp to ensure you always have a large amount of eligible call ups. Communication between management and training camp players is important to keep training camp players active. Ensure that you players on your AHL TC understand that they will show up on two rosters; CHL TC or CHL active roster, and the AHL TC. 3.5.1 : Player Assignment Restrictions Aside from the restrictions related to call ups, it is important that Players whom are assigned to a training camp understand their role. Unfortunately training camp Players are not required to be scheduled the same as full time roster Players. The training camp roster is more as a pool for emergency call ups, or as a replacement full time call up if Players are removed from the active roster. The League has come up with a system to ensure training camp Players remain active in the League as well as are eligible to show off their skill set to the rest of the League. This system is often referred to as "Training Camp Games". 3.5.2 : Player Rights Assignment As stated above, all Players in the LGCHL are issued rights to NHL Organizations. These rights are issued for the purpose of emergency call ups, as well as replacement full time call ups. This system is complete random, and the League Staff hold no ability to influence this system at all. Once Players are assigned rights, they will show up in the "AHL Training Camp". 3.5.3 : Player Rights Assignment Restrictions Player restriction plays a MAJOR role! If a Player is assigned to the AHL Training Camp, but their Player status is a prospect or random veteran, they are ineligible for a full time call up to the NHL and AHL. 3.6 : Trading Trading is a major part of the League. There are several rules, procedures and restrictions in regards to trading. Below are the sections that Managers and Owners should reference when making trades. 3.6.1 : Trade Deadline Each season the trade window opens during the off-season, and closes the Thursday prior to bidding. Once bidding has completed, the seasonal trade window will open again. The seasonal trade deadline closes the Sunday of week 7 at 5:00 P.M (Eastern Time). 3.6.2 : Submitting Trades Each week, from Sunday at 5:01 pm EST, until Thursday at 10:30 am EST Managers / Owners are able to submit trades for the week. During that time frame, trades will remain in a "Pending" status. Once Friday at 12:00 A.M (Eastern Time) passes any trade pending will be automatically approved by the trade system. From Friday at 12:01 A.M (Eastern Time) until Sunday at 5:00 PM (Eastern Time), all trades submitted will be automatically approved by the trade system. 3.6.3 : Trade Restrictions Players on waivers are not eligible to be traded. Players in a pending trade cannot be waived. Trades involving Players who have a pending removal complaint, will be reversed. Players who are inactive can not be traded. Any Manager or Owner who steps down or relieved of their duties will have every transaction they made prior to them stepping down reviewed. The period of review will be within 14 days prior to an Owner or Manager resigning. Members of Management ( Owner (O) / General Manager (GM's) / Assistant General Manager (AGM's) ) are not eligible to be traded. Assistant General Managers (AGM's) are allowed AFTER removal of their AGM tag / title. Teams are only eligible to make a trade of the three for one ratio ( 3:1 / 6:2 / 9:3 / 12:4 ). All trades made for "nothing" can be reviewed and revered at the BOG's discretion. All training camp (TC) trades that are made with the intention of manipulating the assignment system can be and will be reversed by the BOG. 3.6.4 : Trade Compensation Criteria If a player that has been traded for is NOT replying to their new management (Via PSN & LG) who are also on a full-time roster. That Organization that has acquired that player MUST schedule the player in question for 3 games during that first week of play & issue strikes to that player for missing games per Article IV, Section 4.2 : No Shows . Once that player issued a league removal warning after 3 Strikes have been handed, Then the player that is in question will be eligible for compensation after player is banned & removed from the league. If a Player receives a season ban in the first eligible week of play, the team removing the inactive Player may request compensation from the team they traded with. Week of eligible play is defined as : The week after a Player returns from IR.(For situations where a Player is traded and requires IR for their first week on their new team.) First week of the season (off-season trades.) First week (Starting with Sundays games) Trade compensation requires submission via the Action Center. Once compensation is granted there is no compensation for the pieces issued. 3.6.5 : Trade Compensation Procedures The BOG will determine if the situation outlined in the compensation request meets the criteria to issue compensation. Once compensation is requested via the action center, the two teams involved in the compensation can try and work it out among each other. During that process the BOG will also come up with a predetermined Player who will be sent for compensation in case the two teams cannot come to an agreement. The BOG will use the Player (whom was removed) stats, salary, position, and contract as a reference in regards to selecting an approve Player for compensation. Draft picks can also be sent as compensation. Via PM, two teams can agree to make a trade that will not require compensation in any situation! 3.6.6 : League Trade Reversal If at any point in the season or off-season an Owner/Manager steps down the League reserves the right to review any transaction made prior to that member's departure. If a determination is made that some transactions were made in bad faith, those transactions will be reversed. In the interest of the competitiveness of the league, any trade deemed to be "fire sale", "one sided, without justification" can be reversed by the Leagues Commissioners. 3.6.7 : Player Trade Request CHL Players are NOT eligible to request a trade. 3.6.8 : Trade Request Restrictions Players are issued a traded request based on the contract agreed on. Players on a 1 season contract are NOT eligible to request a trade. Player's whom accept a 2 season contract, are eligible to request one trade during the length of their contract. Player's whom accept a 3 season contract, are eligible to request two trade during the length of their contract. Players on a single season contract are not eligible to request a trade. Managers have until the trade deadline to trade players whom request a trade. Players whom requested a trade and are not officially traded by the deadline will be placed on waivers. Players whom publicly announce they formally submitted a trade, will have their request revoked. Players whom retract their trade request are ineligible to formally request a trade until their contract expires. Recommended Best Practice Players on single season contracts, or players whom already used their trade requests are eligible to contact their teams management and request that they may be traded. The team's management are not required to trade the player but a mature agreement can be arranged. 3.7 : Management Seasonal Promotions Any player promoted to a Management role during the season will have their salary reduced to zero. Only exception is the AGM role. Section Four : Off-Season Transactions and Restrictions 4.1 : Re-signs Currently no resign system is in play for the CHL. 4.2 : Off-Season Trades Reference section 3.7 : Trading for all information relating to trading. 4.3 : Retirement During the off-season, Players who do not wish to or are unable to continue their commitment to their current team are eligible to retire. To request retirement, Players must use the Action Center, under the Request option. To un-retire, Players simply just have to sign up for the following season. Players who come out of retirement return to their current team on their past salary and contract prior to their retirement. Owners are given the option in the off-season to accept a Player back from retirement or release the Player back into bidding Once a player requests retirement, the player is ineligible to unretire until the following season. Best Practice Recommendations If a player retires the player is eligible to unretire prior to NHL bidding 4.4 : Management Selections In the CHL, Owners are eligible to send one offer to one Player to be their GM for the season. In order for a Player to be eligible to be an GM, the Player: Has not received a seasonal ban from the previous season Is not listed on the "No Management List" Management is a one season contract.