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14-team 3-keeper CBS league seeks replacement owner ($150 entry, free the remainder of this season)

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Hello everyone,
My name is Joe and I am the commissioner of the Great American Fantasy Hockey League. This 14-team league is in its second season, and we are in need of an owner to take over an abandoned team. We are looking to add only very active and competitive owners with integrity and a history of success in fantasy leagues. Here are some quick, basic details:
- Entry fee of $150
- League run using CBS commissioner service
- 100% of the fees go toward paying for the league site and the winner’s pot
- Live extended draft during late September
- H2H, points-based scoring
- Top six teams make playoffs
- Weekly add/drops, daily lineup changes
- Teams keep 3 players from year to year
- A team can keep the same player only three consecutive years

The current owner has had a medical emergency in the family and can no longer run the team. So, if you take this team over, you will play the remainder of this season free, as the fee has been paid for. You would then be responsible for the $150 fee starting in the 2020-21 season. Though you will not be paying a fee this season, and the team is off to an 0-3 start, you would still collect any winnings the team earns this year.

Here is the roster of the available team. As mentioned above, each team keeps three players from year to year. You can only keep the same player three consecutive years. Players with asterisks by their names have already been kept once by this team:

*Brad Marchand LW | BOS

*Brayden Point C | TB

Alex DeBrincat RW | CHI

Alexander Edler D | VAN

*Andrei Vasilevskiy G | TB

Shea Weber D | MON

Reilly Smith RW | LV

Keith Yandle D | FLA

Zach Parise LW | MIN

Paul Stastny C | LV

John Klingberg D | DAL

Martin Jones G | SJ

Jaden Schwartz LW | STL

Justin Schultz D | PIT

Mikael Backlund C | CGY

Derek Stepan C | ARI

Mats Zuccarello RW | MIN

Cody Ceci D | TOR

Craig Smith RW | NSH

Charlie Coyle C | BOS

Trevor Moore LW | TOR

Jack Roslovic RW | WPG

I’ve attached the full constitution below. If interested, please email me at Serious, experienced owners only please.
Great American Fantasy Hockey League
I. OBJECTIVE: The mission of the GAFHL is to conduct a game of fantasy hockey in a fun and competitive fashion while maintaining stable franchise ownership from season to season. This league was founded to help us enjoy the game we love to follow, as well as a way to participate in a league with a very high level of activity and competition.
II. TEAMS AND OWNERS: The league will consist of 14 owners from across North America.
III. FEES: The GAFHL has a one-time entry fee of $150. This fee covers all transactions and league costs for the entire season. All league fees go towards paying for the league website and winners’ pot (see section XI on payouts). Please send check or money order to the following address (no cash please):
Address given out when you join the league.
IV. MANAGEMENT: Joe Caponio will serve as commissioner of the league, and the league website will be hosted by CBS Sports’ commissioner service.
V. DRAFT PROCESS: Each year, we will hold a live draft over several days to form our rosters for the upcoming season.
Because it is virtually impossible to get 14 owners from across the continent online all at one time for a three-hour period, we will hold a “slow” draft, where each team has four hours to make their selection. The draft clock will be suspended overnight to prevent owners from being skipped as they sleep. The commissioner may lower the time of the clock as the draft progresses in an effort to speed up the process. If a team’s clock expires, their pick is skipped until the end of the current round. At that point, the skipped team will have an hour to inform the commissioner of their pick, and the pick will then be entered. If an hour passes and there has been no notification of the makeup pick, the draft will continue and the skipped pick will be made up whenever the owner informs the commissioner of his choice. Starting in 2019, the draft will be only 19 rounds as each team will have three players (keepers) going into the draft.
The draft order is based on the results of a “draft bracket.” The eight teams that do not qualify for the playoffs (see section VIII) will be entered into the “draft bracket.” These teams will stage a 3-week, single elimination tournament to determine the draft order for the following season. The winner of the draft bracket will get the first pick in the following year’s draft, the runner-up will receive the second pick, and so on. This is done to encourage teams who fall out of playoff competition to continue to competitively manage their teams for the entire season.
The remaining (playoff) teams draft order will be determined based upon how they finished in the playoffs. Picking in reverse order, the GAFHL Cup Champion will pick 14th, the runner-up 13th, etc., down to the 9th place team.
The draft will follow a “snake” order, where the team picking first in even-numbered rounds will pick last in odd-numbered rounds.
The 2019 draft will start on the morning of Thursday, September 19.
VI. KEEPERS: One week prior to each season’s draft, owners must select three players to keep off of their roster from the end of the previous season. These can be three players from any position.  
Players can be kept by the same team only three consecutive times, meaning a team can control a player for up to four seasons (the year he is drafted/acquired plus the three times he is kept). If a player is traded, he is eligible to be kept another three years by his new team.
VII. ROSTERS AND LINEUPS: Each team will field a roster with 22 players. Each team will start 16 players each night (3 Centers, 3 Left Wingers, 3 Right Wingers, 4 Defensemen, 1 Goalkeeper, and 2 Flex Skaters). Teams can change their lineups nightly throughout the game period. Lineups lock in five minutes before the first NHL game each day.
VIII. DIVISIONS, SCHEDULE, AND PLAYOFFS: There will be two divisions of 7 teams, with the division alignment being based on the geographical location of the owners of each team.

Each team will play 23 regular season games, head-to-head against a different opponent each week (Monday through Sunday). At the end of the 23-week regular season, the top six teams will advance to the league playoffs. The league standings are in order of winning percentage. The first standings tie-breaker is total fantasy points scored, and the second head-to-head record.
The team with the best overall record will receive the top seed in the playoffs, as well as a first-round bye. The team that wins the other division will receive the #2 seed, and the other first-round bye. The four teams with the next best records will be seeded #3-#6 as the wild cards, and compete in the first round of the playoffs, with the #3 team playing the #6 team, and the #4 team playing the #5 team.
The lowest seeded winner from the first round will advance to play the #1 seed in the semifinals, while the higher seeded opening round winner will advance to play the #2 seed. The two semifinal winners will play each other for the GAFHL Cup.
IX. SCORING SYSTEM: The GAFHL will follow a head-to-head, points-based scoring system, outlined here:
A         Assists                        3 points
BS       Blocked Shots             0.2 points
FOL    Face-offs lost              -0.1 points
FOW   Face-offs won              0.1 points
G         Goals                          5 points
Hits     Hits                              0.2 points
PIM     Penalty Minutes          -0.3 points
SOG    Shots on Goal             0.4 points
A         Assists                        4 points
BS       Blocked Shots             0.2 points
FOL    Face-offs lost              -0.1 points
FOW   Face-offs won              0.1 points
G         Goals                          7 points
Hits     Hits                              0.2 points
PIM     Penalty Minutes          -0.3 points
SOG    Shots on Goal             0.4 points
GA      Goals Against             -3 points
GGP    Games Played            1 point
W        Wins                           5 points
L         Losses                       -3 points
S          Saves                        0.4 points
SO       Shut Outs                   2 points
The team with the highest total number of fantasy points at the end of the week will get the win for that week. In the result of a tie, the team with the most total fantasy points from their bench will be declared the winner.
Waiver Signings: Teams are allowed an unlimited number of free agent/waiver signings per season. These are included in the league fee.
Waiver pickups: Following the draft, every player not drafted will be placed on waivers. Teams will have the ability to place claims on any non-drafted player during this time. After that, CBS will place claimed players on teams based on the waiver order. To start the season, the waiver order will be the reverse of the draft order. During the season, any player cut from a team will be placed on waivers, as well as all other free agents. Teams can put in claims for them, and the waiver order during the season is the reverse of the league standings. Waivers will run once a week, every Sunday night. This is done to prevent teams from adding players daily throughout the week, just to use them when they have a free spot in their lineup.

Injury replacements: If a player gets injured and placed on the NHL injured reserve in the middle of the week, their fantasy team can place them on the inactive list and pick up a player to replace them in the middle of the week, without going through waivers.
Trades: Teams are allowed to trade players at any time. You can only trade draft picks for an upcoming draft once you have paid your league fee for the upcoming season. All trades must be passed by the Trade Committee. This committee will be made up of five owners each year. Should they reject a trade, the owners will be asked to redo the deal so that it passes through the committee. If a trade vote is tied, the commissioner will step in and have the deciding vote. There will be a trade deadline imposed on midnight of the same day as the NHL trade deadline, to stop any late-season trades that may involve collusion.
XI. PAYOUTS: All the money paid in the league fees goes towards the league payouts, with the exception of the $150 CBS charges to host the site. So, with 14 teams putting in $150, the total pot comes out to $2,100. After subtracting the $100 for CBS, we are left with $2,000 for payouts. The prize money will be broken down as follows:
• Cup Champion: $900
• Cup Runner Up: $450
• Best Overall Regular Season Record: $450
• Other Division Winner: $200
Therefore, it is possible that a team finishing with the best overall regular season record and winning the Cup Championship could win $1,350.


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