Suppose we make 2 simple changes: 1. No trading resigns 2. Raise resign price scale to: $500k-$1M contracts will increase by $750k $1.25M-$2M will increase $1M $2.25M-$3M will increase $1.25M $3.25M-$4M will increase $1.5M $4.25M+ will increase $1.75M For the current Top 10 teams in the standings, let's consider their S28 returning contracts and the contracts they might resign (which are debatable so I will guess). Some of these are the dominant teams you're afraid of, so tell me when you get scared and I'll stop OK? (teams are in alphabetical order) Chicago Blackhawks RETURNING CONTRACTS: Deusyuk $2M MasterAmerica $2M TeeLogan68 $750k Optehic $2M Smith l68l $2M Taeezster 85 $2M ShowStopper1986 $1M F R i K S x 9 9 $2M PROJECTED RESIGNS: D4N USA $4.25M 1 unused resign === Columbus Blue Jackets RETURNING: lxl MLGesus lxl $3M Globes $750k PROfesser waLsh $500k BullBreed333 $3M CaLL Me Jakoo $2M GRAZoMatic $2M RESIGNS: 2 unused resigns === Florida Panthers RETURNING: Basful $2M iAMoee $2M l JLP l $2M Serpe x 13 $500k Bxited $1M The Broche $2.5M Kazpor $2M Queek $500k RESIGNS: 2 unused resigns === Nashville Predators RETURNING: Ryanskov $6M Der Panda71 $2M Sty l27l $3.25M dirtracer91a $1.75M Pont40 $1M RESIGNS: Bonillax18 $1.25M 1 unused resign === New York Rangers RETURNING: Soapy412 $500k PitcheRxSwaGx $500k RESIGNS: Bunz McTooT $1.5M BLISDON $1.75M === Ottawa Senators RETURNING: Hischier I13I $500k xWaddenx $500k King Inseal $6.5M Mees Top Cheese $1M nranieri29 $500k RESIGNS: Lebel x 71 $2.25M 1 unused resign === Philadelphia Flyers RETURNING: T lR lM $750k XxxTHEBENGALxxX $1.5M LFc Tino $1.5M RESIGNS: xDeJaVecu $2.5M GolSki40 $2.5M === Pittsburgh Penguins RETURNING: Chr1s $2.25M SteveB9211 $1M RESIGNS: dcshoe $2.25M Karmuh x 86 $2.5M === San Jose Sharks RETURNING: jewbawkka $1M Poooch $4.25M xTheos l7l $5.5M RESIGNED: Chenz l 4 l $1.25M Galleh $1.5M === Winnipeg Jets RETURNING: Caminator66 $750k RESIGNED: PureRippin $5M SoY LoS 19 $3.5M === OK that's the end of the scary story. You made it all the way to the end without covering your eyes! But is there really much that we should be afraid of? Conclusions / Questions: 1. The recent powerhouse teams aren't exactly the ones who have the most to lose from a reset. So why erase the stability that returning contracts and resigns bring to all of our organizations? 2. Resigned contracts are not necessarily more disruptive to league parity than preexisting multi-season steal contracts. And steals sneak through even more when everyone is in bidding (which maybe is why a majority of players voted for a reset. But the downside is that basically each steal leads to league cap being dumped into an overpaid contract for someone else). 3. Raising resign prices stops some teams from having reasons to use both their resigns, but some resign-worthy contracts are overpowered. Is it worth preventing teams from being able to resign their reliable 2nd/3rd liners at fair prices? Just in order to degrade the strongest resigns? What's the best resign price scale? 4. Building through the draft can be useful when done well. Good.