Top 5 PointsG-A-P
Leon Draisaitl (CAR)26-36-62
Alex Kerfoot (CAR)21-40-61
Elias Lindholm (DET)22-38-60
Andrew Shaw (FLA)24-33-57
John Tavares (TBL)22-34-56
Top 5 GoalsGP-G
Artemi Panarin (SJS)58 - 31
Adam Henrique (QUE)58 - 28
Leon Draisaitl (CAR)58 - 26
Andrew Shaw (FLA)57 - 24
Brendan Gallagher (TBL)57 - 24
Top 5 GAAWGAA
Ryan Miller (FLA)251.91
Mikko Koskinen (CAR)222.12
James Reimer (EDM)322.14
Jake Allen (NYI)242.18
Elvis Merzlikins (MIN)262.26
MSHL Top 5 PointsG-A-P
Andrei Svechnikov (SJS)33-44-77
Robby Fabbri (FLA)37-39-76
Nico Hischier (EDM)27-48-75
Auston Matthews (HAM)33-37-70
Mark Olver (QUE)33-35-68
MSHL Top 5 GoalsGP-G
Robby Fabbri (FLA)57 - 37
Bryan Little (NYR)57 - 35
Auston Matthews (HAM)55 - 33
Andrei Svechnikov (SJS)57 - 33
Mark Olver (QUE)57 - 33
MSHL Top 5 GAAWGAA
Carter Hart (DET)222.47
Reto Berra (CHI)132.54
Matt Hackett (BOS)202.65
Alexandar Georgiev (EDM)222.73
Devan Dubnyk (VGK)192.75


NSHL Upcoming Games
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MSHL Upcoming Games
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[2021-06-21 10:51:11 AM] - Game 631 - Sam Reinhart from Orlando Solar Bears is injured (Strained Back) and is out for 3 weeks.

[2021-06-21 10:50:47 AM] - Successfully loaded Montreal Canadiens lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-21 10:50:47 AM] - Successfully loaded Chicago Blackhawks lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-21 10:50:46 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-21 10:50:42 AM] - Successfully loaded Tampa Bay Lightning lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

[2021-06-20 10:25:44 AM] - $100,000 was added to Boston Bruins bank account.
[2021-06-20 10:25:28 AM] - $200,000 was added to Seattle Kraken bank account.
[2021-06-20 10:25:12 AM] - $300,000 was added to Quebec Nordiques bank account.
[2021-06-20 10:24:53 AM] - $25,000 was added to San Jose Sharks bank account.
[2021-06-20 10:24:38 AM] - $50,000 was added to Vegas Golden Knights bank account.
[2021-06-20 10:24:20 AM] - $100,000 was added to Tampa Bay Lightning bank account.

[2021-06-20 10:21:37 AM] - Successfully loaded Carolina Hurricanes lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.6.6
[2021-06-20 10:21:32 AM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-20 10:21:32 AM] - Successfully loaded Seattle Kraken lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-20 10:21:30 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

[2021-06-19 11:48:18 AM] - Troy Brouwer from Iowa Wild is back from Sprained Left Finger Injury.
[2021-06-19 11:48:18 AM] - Sheldon Dries from Maine Mariners is back from Bruised Right Shoulder Injury.
[2021-06-19 11:48:18 AM] - Jeff Skinner from Tampa Bay Lightning is back from Left Hand Injury.
[2021-06-19 11:48:18 AM] - Anton Slepyshev from Bridgeport Sound Tigers is back from Left Leg Injury.
[2021-06-19 11:48:17 AM] - Game 626 - Mikko Koivu from Brampton Beast is injured (Strained Left Knee) and is out for 2 weeks.
[2021-06-19 11:48:17 AM] - Game 626 - Jeff Skinner from Tampa Bay Lightning is injured (Left Hand) and is out for 6 days.
[2021-06-19 11:48:16 AM] - Brayden Schenn from Edmonton Oilers has scored a Hat Trick!
[2021-06-19 11:48:16 AM] - New Record for Team's Most Penalties Minutes (27) in 1 Game for Vegas Golden Knights!

[2021-06-19 11:43:00 AM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-19 11:43:00 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-19 11:42:58 AM] - Successfully loaded Tampa Bay Lightning lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-19 11:42:58 AM] - Successfully loaded San Jose Sharks lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-19 11:42:58 AM] - Successfully loaded St. Louis Blues lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-19 11:42:58 AM] - Successfully loaded Detroit Red Wings lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-19 11:42:58 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

[2021-06-18 10:06:56 AM] - MacKenzie Weegar from Henderson Silver Knights is back from Strained Groin Injury.
[2021-06-18 10:06:54 AM] - Game 623 - T.J. Oshie from Detroit Red Wings is injured (Separated Right Shoulder) and is out for 2 months.
[2021-06-18 10:06:52 AM] - Game 621 - Anton Slepyshev from Bridgeport Sound Tigers is injured (Left Leg) and is out for 1 week.

[2021-06-18 10:06:38 AM] - Successfully loaded Hamilton Mustangs lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-18 10:06:38 AM] - Successfully loaded Philadelphia Flyers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-18 10:06:38 AM] - Successfully loaded New York Rangers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-18 10:06:38 AM] - Successfully loaded Detroit Red Wings lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-18 10:06:24 AM] - Successfully loaded Montreal Canadiens lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8

[2021-06-17 10:33:19 AM] - Filip Hronek from Grand Rapids Griffins is back from Bruised Right Foot Injury.
[2021-06-17 10:33:19 AM] - Joakim Ryan from Henderson Silver Knights is back from Strained Right Elbow Injury.
[2021-06-17 10:33:17 AM] - Game 619 - Sheldon Dries from Maine Mariners is injured (Bruised Right Shoulder) and is out for 1 week.

[2021-06-17 10:32:41 AM] - Successfully loaded Pittsburgh Penguins lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-17 10:32:41 AM] - Successfully loaded Chicago Blackhawks lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-17 10:32:40 AM] - Successfully loaded Ottawa Senators lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.5.5
[2021-06-17 10:32:40 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-17 10:32:37 AM] - Successfully loaded New York Rangers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-17 10:32:37 AM] - Successfully loaded New York Islanders lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-17 10:32:37 AM] - Successfully loaded Minnesota Wild lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

[2021-06-16 9:16:41 AM] - Neal Pionk from Rochester Americans is back from Sprained Right Finger Injury.
[2021-06-16 9:16:41 AM] - Jimmy Hayes from Minnesota Wild is back from Right Hand Injury.

Last 7 Days Farm Star :
1 - Zach Boychuk of Orlando Solar Bears (5-0-5) $100,000
2 - Anthony Cirelli of Cleveland Monsters (3-4-7) $50,000
3 - Andrei Svechnikov of Toledo Walleye (3-3-6) $25,000

Last 7 Days Pro Star :
1 - Connor Hellebuyck of Quebec Nordiques (0.954) $300,000
2 - Jaden Schwartz of Seattle Kraken (3-2-5) $200,000
3 - Frederik Andersen of Boston Bruins (0.960) $100,000

[2021-06-16 9:16:40 AM] - New Record for Team's Most Points (22) in 1 Game for Seattle Kraken!
[2021-06-16 9:16:40 AM] - New Record for Team's Most Goals (8) in 1 Game for Seattle Kraken!
[2021-06-16 9:16:40 AM] - Jaden Schwartz from Seattle Kraken has scored a Hat Trick!

[2021-06-16 9:16:17 AM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-16 9:16:17 AM] - Successfully loaded Carolina Hurricanes lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.7.7
[2021-06-16 9:16:17 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-16 9:16:16 AM] - Successfully loaded Winnipeg Jets lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-16 9:16:16 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-16 9:16:16 AM] - Brady Tkachuk of Edmonton Oilers was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-16 9:16:15 AM] - Successfully loaded San Jose Sharks lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-16 9:16:14 AM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-16 9:16:14 AM] - Andy Welinski of Boston Bruins was sent down to farm.

TRADE : From Toronto Maple Leafs to Carolina Hurricanes :
Nikolaj Ehlers (74), Teemu Hartikainen (71), Jack Rathbone (P), Y:22-RND:1-BOS.
TRADE : From Carolina Hurricanes to Toronto Maple Leafs :
Josh Anderson (70), Mikhail Grigorenko (67), Cole Caulfield (P).

[2021-06-15 10:18:10 AM] - Cody McLeod from Brampton Beast is back from Sprained Left Finger Injury.
[2021-06-15 10:18:10 AM] - Tanner Richard from Manitoba Moose is back from Left Hand Injury.
[2021-06-15 10:18:10 AM] - Jonny Brodzinski from Iowa Wild is back from Left Foot Injury.
[2021-06-15 10:18:10 AM] - Alexander Radulov from Bridgeport Sound Tigers is back from Exhaustion.
[2021-06-15 10:18:10 AM] - Erik Gustafsson from Edmonton Oilers is back from Lower Body Injury.
[2021-06-15 10:18:09 AM] - Game 613 - Filip Hronek from Grand Rapids Griffins is injured (Bruised Right Foot) and is out for 1 week.
[2021-06-15 10:18:09 AM] - Game 613 - Derick Brassard from Victoria Salmon Kings is injured (Abdominal Strain) and is out for 3 weeks.
[2021-06-15 10:18:07 AM] - Game 612 - Erik Gustafsson from Edmonton Oilers is injured (Lower Body) and is out for 3 days.
[2021-06-15 10:18:06 AM] - Game 611 - Tanner Richard from Manitoba Moose is injured (Left Hand) and is out for 6 days.

[2021-06-15 10:17:45 AM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-15 10:17:44 AM] - Successfully loaded Carolina Hurricanes lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.7.7
[2021-06-15 10:17:44 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-15 10:17:43 AM] - Successfully loaded Winnipeg Jets lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-15 10:17:43 AM] - Successfully loaded New York Islanders lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-15 10:17:42 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-15 10:17:42 AM] - Brady Tkachuk of Edmonton Oilers was sent to pro.
[2021-06-15 10:17:19 AM] - Successfully loaded Tampa Bay Lightning lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-15 10:17:19 AM] - Successfully loaded Philadelphia Flyers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-15 10:17:19 AM] - Successfully loaded Seattle Kraken lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-15 10:17:19 AM] - Successfully loaded Detroit Red Wings lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-15 10:17:18 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-15 10:15:18 AM] - Blake Speers of Seattle Kraken was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-15 10:15:18 AM] - Adam Johnson of Vegas Golden Knights was sent to pro.

TRADE : From Vegas Golden Knights to Seattle Kraken :
Tom Wilson (73).
TRADE : From Seattle Kraken to Vegas Golden Knights :
Andrew Peeke (P), Y:21-RND:3-FLA.

[2021-06-14 10:39:58 AM] - Alexander Radulov from Bridgeport Sound Tigers is injured from Exhaustion.
[2021-06-14 10:39:57 AM] - Game 607 - Neal Pionk from Rochester Americans is injured (Sprained Right Finger) and is out for 1 week.
[2021-06-14 10:39:57 AM] - Game 607 - Brandon Carlo from Rochester Americans is injured (Broken Ribs) and is out for 3 weeks.
[2021-06-14 10:39:56 AM] - Game 606 - Jonny Brodzinski from Iowa Wild is injured (Left Foot) and is out for 1 week.
[2021-06-14 10:39:56 AM] - Game 606 - Joakim Ryan from Henderson Silver Knights is injured (Strained Right Elbow) and is out for 1 week.
[2021-06-14 10:39:56 AM] - Game 606 - Jimmy Hayes from Minnesota Wild is injured (Right Hand) and is out for 1 week.

[2021-06-14 10:39:36 AM] - Successfully loaded Pittsburgh Penguins lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-14 10:39:36 AM] - Successfully loaded Chicago Blackhawks lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-14 10:39:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Ottawa Senators lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.5.5
[2021-06-14 10:39:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-14 10:39:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-14 10:39:35 AM] - Adam Gaudette of Edmonton Oilers was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-14 10:39:31 AM] - Successfully loaded San Jose Sharks lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-14 10:39:31 AM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-14 10:39:31 AM] - Successfully loaded Seattle Kraken lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-14 10:39:31 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

[2021-06-14 10:35:31 AM] - Brett Sutter of Vegas Golden Knights was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-14 10:35:31 AM] - Luke Johnson of Vegas Golden Knights was sent to pro.
[2021-06-14 10:35:31 AM] - Justin Bailey of Vegas Golden Knights was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-14 10:35:31 AM] - Buddy Robinson of Vegas Golden Knights was sent to pro.
[2021-06-13 10:19:08 AM] - Jared Coreau from Iowa Wild is back from Exhaustion.
[2021-06-13 10:19:08 AM] - Marek Mazanec from Colorado Eagles is back from Exhaustion.
[2021-06-13 10:19:08 AM] - Anders Lindback from Orlando Solar Bears is back from Exhaustion.
[2021-06-13 10:19:08 AM] - Erik Cernak from Lehigh Valley Phantoms is back from Right Hip Injury.
[2021-06-13 10:19:08 AM] - Shane Gersich from Grand Rapids Griffins is back from Chest/Ribs Injury.
[2021-06-13 10:19:08 AM] - Brandon Pirri from Tampa Bay Lightning is back from Strained Right Knee Injury.
[2021-06-13 10:19:06 AM] - Game 603 - Brandon Pirri from Tampa Bay Lightning is injured (Strained Right Knee) and is out for 4 days.
[2021-06-13 10:19:05 AM] - Game 601 - Jake Bischoff from Greenville Swamp Rabbits suspended for 4 game(s)

[2021-06-13 10:18:39 AM] - Successfully loaded Montreal Canadiens lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-13 10:18:38 AM] - Successfully loaded Winnipeg Jets lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-13 10:18:38 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-13 10:18:38 AM] - Adam Gaudette of Edmonton Oilers was sent to pro.
[2021-06-13 10:18:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Tampa Bay Lightning lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-13 10:18:35 AM] - Successfully loaded San Jose Sharks lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-13 10:18:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Hamilton Mustangs lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-13 10:18:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Philadelphia Flyers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-13 10:18:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-13 10:18:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Detroit Red Wings lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-13 10:18:35 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

[2021-06-12 11:28:48 AM] - Kevin Fiala from Wheeling Nailers is back from Sore Left Knee Injury.
[2021-06-12 11:28:48 AM] - Matthew Peca from Greenville Swamp Rabbits is back from Left Forearm Injury.
[2021-06-12 11:28:48 AM] - Frank Vatrano from Springfield Falcons is back from Bruised Left Leg Injury.
[2021-06-12 11:28:48 AM] - Game 600 - Cody McLeod from Brampton Beast is injured (Sprained Left Finger) and is out for 1 week.
[2021-06-12 11:28:46 AM] - Marek Mazanec from Colorado Eagles injured (Exhaustion)
[2021-06-12 11:28:44 AM] - Anders Lindback from Orlando Solar Bears injured (Exhaustion)
[2021-06-12 11:28:43 AM] - Jared Coreau from Iowa Wild injured (Exhaustion)

[2021-06-12 11:27:29 AM] - Successfully loaded Chicago Blackhawks lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-12 11:27:29 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-12 11:27:23 AM] - Successfully loaded New York Rangers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-12 11:27:23 AM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-12 11:27:23 AM] - Successfully loaded Seattle Kraken lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-12 11:27:23 AM] - Successfully loaded Ottawa Senators lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-12 11:27:23 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-12 11:27:23 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-12 11:27:22 AM] - Successfully loaded Minnesota Wild lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-12 11:27:22 AM] - Maxime Lagace of Vegas Golden Knights was sent to farm.

TRADE : From Toronto Maple Leafs to Boston Bruins :
Derek Joslin (68), Brent Burns (68), William Karlsson (76).
TRADE : From Boston Bruins to Toronto Maple Leafs :
Patrick Maroon (68), Y:22-RND:1-BOS, Y:22-RND:2-SJS, Y:24-RND:4-QUE.

[2021-06-11 10:37:01 AM] - $100,000 was added to Florida Panthers bank account.
[2021-06-11 10:36:49 AM] - $200,000 was added to Winnipeg Jets bank account.
[2021-06-11 10:33:38 AM] - $300,000 was added to Detroit Red Wings bank account.
[2021-06-11 10:33:27 AM] - $25,000 was added to Toronto Maple Leafs bank account.
[2021-06-11 10:33:19 AM] - $150,000 was added to San Jose Sharks bank account.

[2021-06-11 10:32:43 AM] - Marcus Hogberg from Vegas Golden Knights is back from Exhaustion.
[2021-06-11 10:32:43 AM] - Nick Bonino from Orlando Solar Bears is back from Left Knee Injury.
[2021-06-11 10:32:43 AM] - Game 594 - Dylan Sikura from Victoria Salmon Kings is injured (Sprained Left Finger) and is out for 3 months.
[2021-06-11 10:32:42 AM] - Matthew Tkachuk from Grand Rapids Griffins has scored a Hat Trick!

[2021-06-11 10:28:48 AM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-11 10:28:48 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-11 10:28:48 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-11 10:28:48 AM] - Pierre-Luc Dubois of Edmonton Oilers was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-11 10:28:48 AM] - Nico Hischier of Edmonton Oilers was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-11 10:28:45 AM] - Successfully loaded Philadelphia Flyers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-11 10:28:45 AM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-11 10:28:45 AM] - Maxime Lagace of Vegas Golden Knights was sent to pro.
[2021-06-11 10:28:45 AM] - Luke Johnson of Vegas Golden Knights was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-11 10:28:45 AM] - Buddy Robinson of Vegas Golden Knights was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-10 10:44:51 AM] - Maximum Pro Players Limit Reached for Detroit Red Wings!
[2021-06-10 10:44:40 AM] - Sami Niku from Henderson Silver Knights is back from Right Hip Injury.
[2021-06-10 10:44:40 AM] - Corey Perry from Detroit Red Wings is back from Abdomen/Ribs Injury.
[2021-06-10 10:44:40 AM] - Charlie McAvoy from Boston Bruins is back from Broken Bone (Right Leg) Injury.
[2021-06-10 10:44:37 AM] - Marcus Hogberg from Vegas Golden Knights injured (Exhaustion)

[2021-06-10 10:44:17 AM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-10 10:44:16 AM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-10 10:44:16 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-10 10:44:15 AM] - Successfully loaded Winnipeg Jets lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-10 10:44:14 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-10 10:44:14 AM] - Pierre-Luc Dubois of Edmonton Oilers was sent to pro.
[2021-06-10 10:44:14 AM] - Nico Hischier of Edmonton Oilers was sent to pro.
[2021-06-10 10:44:16 AM] - Successfully loaded Hamilton Mustangs lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-10 10:44:16 AM] - Successfully loaded New York Rangers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-10 10:44:16 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-10 10:44:15 AM] - Nicolas Deslauriers of Hamilton Mustangs was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-10 10:39:25 AM] - Loui Eriksson of Toronto Maple Leafs was sent down to farm.

[2021-06-09 11:00:24 AM] - Cal O'Reilly from Henderson Silver Knights is back from Left Knee Injury.

Last 7 Days Farm Star :
1 - Andrei Svechnikov of Toledo Walleye (7-2-9) $300,000
2 - Lucas Wallmark of Toledo Walleye (1-8-9) $200,000
3 - Mathew Barzal of Newfoundland Growlers (3-4-7) $100,000

Last 7 Days Pro Star :
1 - Elias Lindholm of Detroit Red Wings (4-2-6) $100,000
2 - Mackenzie Blackwood of Winnipeg Jets (0.967) $50,000
3 - Brandon McMillan of Florida Panthers (4-1-5) $25,000

[2021-06-09 11:00:23 AM] - Game 585 - Troy Brouwer from Iowa Wild is injured (Sprained Left Finger) and is out for 2 weeks.
[2021-06-09 11:00:22 AM] - Game 584 - Sami Niku from Henderson Silver Knights is injured (Right Hip) and is out for 1 week.
[2021-06-09 11:00:22 AM] - Game 584 - MacKenzie Weegar from Henderson Silver Knights is injured (Strained Groin) and is out for 2 weeks.
[2021-06-09 11:00:22 AM] - Game 584 - Cal O'Reilly from Henderson Silver Knights is injured (Left Knee) and is out for 4 days.

[2021-06-09 10:56:26 AM] - Successfully loaded Montreal Canadiens lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-09 10:56:26 AM] - Successfully loaded Pittsburgh Penguins lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-09 10:56:25 AM] - Successfully loaded Carolina Hurricanes lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.7.7
[2021-06-09 10:56:24 AM] - Successfully loaded Ottawa Senators lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.5.5
[2021-06-09 10:56:24 AM] - Milan Lucic of Ottawa Senators was sent to pro.
[2021-06-09 10:56:24 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-09 10:56:16 AM] - Successfully loaded New York Rangers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

TRADE : From Toronto Maple Leafs to Ottawa Senators :
Dustin Byfuglien (67), $150,000 (Money).
TRADE : From Ottawa Senators to Toronto Maple Leafs :
Cory Schneider (75), Loui Eriksson (69).

[2021-06-08 10:50:38 AM] - Fredrik Claesson from Montreal Canadiens is back from Bruised Left Foot Injury.
[2021-06-08 10:50:35 AM] - Game 582 - Fredrik Claesson from Montreal Canadiens is injured (Bruised Left Foot) and is out for 2 days.
[2021-06-08 10:50:34 AM] - Elias Lindholm from Detroit Red Wings has scored a Hat Trick!

[2021-06-08 10:50:11 AM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-08 10:50:11 AM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-08 10:50:10 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-08 10:50:07 AM] - Successfully loaded San Jose Sharks lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-08 10:50:07 AM] - Successfully loaded Hamilton Mustangs lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-08 10:50:07 AM] - Successfully loaded Ottawa Senators lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-08 10:50:07 AM] - Successfully loaded Detroit Red Wings lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-08 10:50:07 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-08 10:50:07 AM] - Jake Virtanen of Vegas Golden Knights was sent to pro.

[2021-06-07 3:50:48 PM] - Oscar Lindberg from Toronto Maple Leafs is back from Bruised Left Shoulder Injury.
[2021-06-07 3:50:48 PM] - Jordan Oesterle from Victoria Salmon Kings is back from Back Injury.
[2021-06-07 3:50:48 PM] - Alexander Radulov from Bridgeport Sound Tigers is back from Left Hip Injury.
[2021-06-07 3:50:47 PM] - Game 577 - Alexander Radulov from Bridgeport Sound Tigers is injured (Left Hip) and is out for 3 days.
[2021-06-07 3:50:45 PM] - Game 576 - Oscar Lindberg from Toronto Maple Leafs is injured (Bruised Left Shoulder) and is out for 6 days.
[2021-06-07 3:50:43 PM] - Game 574 - Casey Wellman from Colorado Eagles is injured (Broken Left Foot Toe) and is out for 1 month.

[2021-06-07 3:50:18 PM] - Successfully loaded Pittsburgh Penguins lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-07 3:50:18 PM] - Successfully loaded Chicago Blackhawks lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-07 3:50:18 PM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-07 3:50:17 PM] - Successfully loaded Ottawa Senators lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.5.5
[2021-06-07 3:50:14 PM] - Successfully loaded New York Rangers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-07 3:50:14 PM] - Successfully loaded Seattle Kraken lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-07 3:50:14 PM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-07 3:50:14 PM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-07 3:50:14 PM] - Successfully loaded Minnesota Wild lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

[2021-06-06 2:36:03 PM] - Greg McKegg from Bridgeport Sound Tigers is back from Bruised Left Leg Injury.
[2021-06-06 2:36:03 PM] - Kevin Roy from Lehigh Valley Phantoms is back from Left Hip Injury.
[2021-06-06 2:36:03 PM] - Vladimir Tarasenko from Hamilton Mustangs is back from Sore Right Knee Injury.
[2021-06-06 2:36:03 PM] - Andrei Svechnikov from Toledo Walleye has scored a Hat Trick!
[2021-06-06 2:36:02 PM] - Brandon McMillan from Florida Panthers has scored a Hat Trick!
[2021-06-06 2:35:59 PM] - Game 570 - Andrew Miller from Indy Fuel is injured (Head) and is out for 3 weeks.

[2021-06-06 2:33:40 PM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-06 2:33:39 PM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-06 2:33:38 PM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.5.5
[2021-06-06 2:33:38 PM] - Adam Gaudette of Edmonton Oilers was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-06 2:33:34 PM] - Successfully loaded Tampa Bay Lightning lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-06 2:33:34 PM] - Successfully loaded Philadelphia Flyers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-06 2:33:32 PM] - Successfully loaded Seattle Kraken lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-06 2:33:32 PM] - Sean Malone of Seattle Kraken was sent down to farm.

[2021-06-05 10:18:05 AM] - Antoine Bibeau from Manitoba Moose is back from Exhaustion.
[2021-06-05 10:18:05 AM] - Game 569 - Erik Cernak from Lehigh Valley Phantoms is injured (Right Hip) and is out for 2 weeks.
[2021-06-05 10:18:03 AM] - Game 566 - Nick Bonino from Orlando Solar Bears is injured (Left Knee) and is out for 1 week.

[2021-06-05 10:16:43 AM] - Successfully loaded Carolina Hurricanes lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.7.7
[2021-06-05 10:16:42 AM] - Successfully loaded Boston Bruins lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-05 10:16:42 AM] - Patrick Maroon of Boston Bruins was sent to pro.
[2021-06-05 10:16:42 AM] - Successfully loaded Winnipeg Jets lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-05 10:16:41 AM] - Successfully loaded Edmonton Oilers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.5.5
[2021-06-05 10:16:41 AM] - Adam Gaudette of Edmonton Oilers was sent to pro.
[2021-06-05 10:16:38 AM] - Successfully loaded Philadelphia Flyers lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-05 10:16:38 AM] - Successfully loaded Vegas Golden Knights lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-05 10:16:37 AM] - Successfully loaded Minnesota Wild lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-05 10:16:37 AM] - Scott Laughton of Philadelphia Flyers was sent down to farm.
[2021-06-05 10:16:37 AM] - Brendan Lemieux of Philadelphia Flyers was sent to pro.
[2021-06-04 12:27:03 PM] - Successfully loaded Tampa Bay Lightning lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-04 12:27:02 PM] - Successfully loaded Florida Panthers lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-04 12:27:02 PM] - Successfully loaded Quebec Nordiques lines done with STHS Client - 3.2.8.8
[2021-06-04 12:26:29 PM] - Successfully loaded San Jose Sharks lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.
[2021-06-04 12:26:28 PM] - Successfully loaded Detroit Red Wings lines done with Web Base Client and SQLite Database.

3 Stars Earnings
[2021-06-04 12:24:29 PM] - $300,000 was added to Ottawa Senators bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:24:18 PM] - $25,000 was added to Vegas Golden Knights bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:24:04 PM] - $350,000 was added to Toronto Maple Leafs bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:23:50 PM] - $100,000 was added to Detroit Red Wings bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:23:36 PM] - $1,000,000 was added to Detroit Red Wings bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:23:24 PM] - $5,000,000 was added to Minnesota Wild bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:23:12 PM] - $250,000 was added to San Jose Sharks bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:23:00 PM] - $500,000 was added to Philadelphia Flyers bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:22:50 PM] - $1,000,000 was added to Montreal Canadiens bank account.

#NSHLAuctions
[2021-06-04 12:22:03 PM] - $5,500,000 was removed from Toronto Maple Leafs bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:21:43 PM] - $3,500,000 was removed from Detroit Red Wings bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:21:23 PM] - $2,000,000 was removed from Tampa Bay Lightning bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:21:04 PM] - $578,948 was removed from Tampa Bay Lightning bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:20:51 PM] - $578,948 was removed from Toronto Maple Leafs bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:20:34 PM] - $578,948 was Detroit Red Wings bank account.
[2021-06-04 12:20:20 PM] - $578,948 was added to all teams bank account.

Previous Transactions

Changes to the 'Classic

"Really, it's all up in the air at the moment. The city is just not cooperating."

As we sat down for our annual "follow the All-Star host around for a while before the event to write a story" piece, the news wasn't good.

The Senators are running out of money and team owner 'Gene' is nowhere to be found.

"Everyone looks at our team and blames the GM for any lack of success on the ice. I understand that, that's what I signed up for. But here in Ottawa we are trying to put on an event to attract fans from all over the World to join us for the All-Star Classic and we have no additional funding to make it happen. It's absolutely nuts."

On Father's Day Sunday the Senators put the league on notice (!!) that if they cannot find funding from their invisible ownership group or have the city or province chip in, they may have to forfeit the event on behalf of the Ottawa Senators franchise.

"It's not what we want to do, but it may be the only way to help the league. We're not doing this for us. Perhaps it's best if another city gets a chance to host."

Not going well at all. Even worse for Ottawa: next on the dockett could very well be their provincial rivals from Toronto.

"Yeah, that's awkward." GM Baxter then asks to end the interview.

There Is Potential Good News, However

During their weekend conversation with the league GM Baxter discussed a new potential format for the 'Classic' which has already had a bit of a re-brand by being held in the off-season rather than the mid-season mark.

The new format for both the NSHL and MSHL events would be a two team, three game series. The twist?

Each game is split into mini games by period, for a total of nine (9) games (3 games, 3 periods each) overall. The team that wins the most combined mini games is declared victorious.

As an example:

Game 1 scoring:
Period 1: Team A 2 Team B 1
Period 2: Team A 0 Team B 1
Period 3: Team A 3 Team B 2

After Game 1 Team A leads the series 2-1 thanks to outscoring Team B in the 1st and 3rd periods.

Any overtime or shootout results would only be taken into account in the event a tie-break is needed. The next tie-break would be the total running score results of the games themselves.

But wait, there's more!

All skaters in the event will earn KOTR style points based on their results over the three game series (Goal x2, Assist x1, +/- x0.5, PIM x-0.5). These points will convert into Training Camp points which players on the winning side will get to keep and have applied by their rights holding GM.

As always, all players named to the event must see starting ice-time in at least one of the games.

The GMs for this year's event will be the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks' GM Darryl and the host GM which is currently Ottawa Senators' GM Darren. The MSHL will feature the defending MSHL Cup Champion and Tampa Bay Lightning GM JJ and runner-up from the San Jose Sharks, GM Jesse.

"I thank GM Baxter for his candid discussions with me about his concerns financially supporting this event and will be prepared to find an alternative host if that is what is required. We did this a couple of seasons ago when Edmonton graciously hosted us at the last minute." the Commissioner told reporters. He refused to answer how likely it would be that his team, the Toronto Maple Leafs would be nominated as the new hosts.

An anonymous GM hinted to reporters on NSHL Tonight that perhaps Toronto isn't deserving of the event if a new host is required.

"I think it's best we consider a re-count. This is meant to be based on lowest bank balance, is it not? A re-cound is best for the league. It's time we make this Classic Legendary."

NSHL All-Stars


QUALIFIERPOSNAMETEAM
KOTR Round 1 Top SeedF1Evgeni Malkin
KOTR Round 2 Top SeedF2Leon Draisaitl
PSC ChampionF3Matt Duchene
PSC Runner-UpF4Logan Couture
PSC Final FourF5Nazem Kadri
PSC Final FourF6Connor Brown
KOTR Round 3 Top SeedF7Nathan MacKinnon
KOTR Round 4 Top SeedF8John Tavares
KOTR Round 5 2nd SeedF9David Pastrnak
KOTR Round 6 2nd SeedF10Ryan O'Reilly
KOTR Round 7 1st SeedF11Brandon McMillan
KOTR Round 1 Top D in PTSD1Josh Morrissey
KOTR Round 3 DefensemanD2Ryan Ellis
KOTR Round 3 DefensemanD3Justin Faulk
KOTR Round 3 DefensemanD4Oscar Klefbom
KOTR Round 3 DefensemanD5Erik Karlsson
KOTR Round 3 DefensemanD6John Carlson
KOTR Round 3 DefensemanD7Kevin Shattenkirk
KOTR Round 3 Top D in PTSD8Cam Fowler
KOTR Round 4 Top D in PTSD9Eric Gelinas
KOTR Round 5 Top D in PTSD10Dmitry Kulikov
KOTR Round 6 Top D in PTSD11Brady Skjei
KOTR Round 7 Top D in PTSD12Matt Dumba
KOTR Round 1 Top G in GAAG1Robin Lehner
KOTR Round 2 Top G in GAAG2Jake Allen
KOTR Round 3 Top G in GAAG3Joonas Korpisalo
KOTR Round 4 Top G in GAAG4Ryan Miller
KOTR Round 5 Top G in GAAG5James Reimer
KOTR Round 6 Top G in GAAG6Al Montoya

MSHL All-Stars

QUALIFIERPOSNAMETEAM
KOTR Round 1 Top F in PTSF1Mark Olver
KOTR Round 2 Top F in PTSF2Kevin Fiala
KOTR Round 3 Top F in PTSF3Linus Omark
KOTR Round 4 Top F in PTSF4Nico Hischier
KOTR Round 5 Top F in PTSF5Robby Fabbri
KOTR Round 6 Top F in PTSF6Sam Reinhart
KOTR Round 7 Top F in PTSF7Andrei Svechnikov
KOTR Round 1 Top D in PTSD1Tony DeAngelo
KOTR Round 2 Top D in PTSD2Rasmus Dahlin
KOTR Round 3 Top D in PTSD3Samuel Girard
KOTR Round 4 Top D in PTSD4Thomas Chabot
KOTR Round 5 Top D in PTSD5Marcus Pettersson
KOTR Round 6 Top D in PTSD6Gustav Forsling
KOTR Round 7 Top D in PTSD7Quinn Hughes
KOTR Round 1 Top G in GAAG1Alex Nedeljkovic
KOTR Round 2 Top G in GAAG2Carter Hart
KOTR Round 3 Top G in GAAG3Jared Coreau
KOTR Round 4 Top G in GAAG4Anthony Stolarz
KOTR Round 5 Top G in GAAG5Devan Dubnyk
KOTR Round 6 Top G in GAAG6Reto Berra

NHL Re-Rates Released

"I know for some of you this is a day on the calendar that you have had circled for a long, long time."

The Commissioner had trouble setting up today's Zoom meeting at first. He could hear others but they couldn't hear him. It seems as though the Commissioner had muted himself by accident. Jokes were made that he's better muted. Some laughed. Many did not have their cameras on so judgment could not be passed on whether they too were laughing or even paying attention.

"After a lot of work, I am proud to release the NHL-based ratings the league will use for NSHL21!"

These NHL-based ratings have no impact on anything in NSHL20 and are strictly a guideline as to how new players stack up and in two potential situations, how a player may be re-rated.

The main change from years past is in the STrength category, which was corrected and upgraded as previously announced. The same formula will also apply to both NSHL and MSHL re-rates without limitation.

Player ages will be updated in the off-season across the board (NHL, NSHL, MSHL ratings) to their age as of July 1, 2021. This has no impact on their rating categories but may impact OV (again, zero impact on a player's abilities).

The NHL Ratings for NSHL21 can be found here.


Penalties Looming

The Commissioner has made the difficult decision to begin handing down penalties as the "Auto" functions continue in Montreal.

Effective with Wednesday's update the league will impose an escalating financial penalty on Montreal per "Auto" infraction as well as a league points deduction in games following an "Auto" where the Canadiens earn points.

The Canadiens will see a starting $250,000 fine for "Autos" used at the pro level, and $125,000 at the MSHL level (Auto Roster + Auto Lines will only be fined once). These fines will double each time they are applied.

In the event Montreal "autos" in either league and earns any points those points will be deducted from their year-end standings and their position adjusted accordingly for the purposes of Playoff seeding only (their draft position will not change).

The league will keep all fines in a holdings account until Montreal have turned their organization around OR to be later dispersed amongst all other teams.

"Not sure how else to put it really. Everything in this league is voluntary and a result of people's contribution efforts and hard work. To be successful as a league, we need people interested and dedicated in what we're doing. The last thing I want is for an absent team winning on auto-pilot when GMs that are involved in the day-to-day are struggling. I truly hope this resolves itself sooner than later." the Commissioner said in his brief press release.


ELC Update for NSHL21

The forthcoming addition of two clubs, as well as the confirmation by the league that there will be a 7th Round added to the NSHL Draft beginning with the draft following the NSHL21 season means a few changes needed to be made to the Entry Level Contract (ELC).

First and foremost the biggest upgrade of them all which the BoD made was to consolidate the two "tiered" ELC chart into a single range where age at the time of signing is irrelevant.

"The previous ELC chart was created prior to the introduction of the Bridge Contract which has been working well for a couple of seasons now. The Bridge Contract takes care of younger players whose contracts expire before 25, so the two different signing ranges based on age were redundant. This simplifies what a prospect can sign for."

The other key change was to add a contract value for 7th Round draftees in the future.

"The changes to the ELC are very minor, but are forward thinking and make it a lot clearer for all GMs exactly what a player will make right from the moment they're drafted."

The updated NSHL Rulebook has been released into Dropbox.


Tapping into the Tavares Trade Watch

It's only a matter of time before the Tampa Bay Lightning come to the decision that cashing in on John Tavares' success so far this season - and yes, I mean trading him - is their best play moving forward.

Right now, Tavares is a Hart Trophy candidate after an impressive stint over the past few weeks and I've been told the Bolts are already testing the waters on his value on the market.

Tampa is extremely deep down the middle with Drew Shore (NMC), Derek Stepan, Evgeni Kuznetsov and Cody Eakin all under contract long-term. They obviously cannot move Shore and Eakin's contract is far too friendly to want to move ($3.5 for 4 years). As for Kuznetsov, the Lightning gave up Anthony Duclair to get him, so he's not likely moving any time soon either

So we're down to Stepan and Johnny T. At about a half a point per game at $6M, the market for Stepan might be tough to find strong return for. That's where I think the consideration to move Tavares soon has to play in. $9.1M for 3 years is a wary price tag for some teams in the league to absorb, but at his current production levels I say see what's out there.

A team that I think could be seriously interested in Tavares are the Hamilton Mustangs. Logan Couture is the PSC runner-up and leads the team in points but is free to walk away at the end of the year. The Mustangs currently bounce Auston Matthews up and down between the two leagues and while he and Connor McDavid are the next Seguin-Hall waiting in the wings, the team as a whole hasn't quite found their stride.

McDavid appears to be a referee magnet and leads the team in PIMs. Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting McDavid for Tavares -at all-.

I do see room for Tavares long-term with the Mustangs and I think in the right deal the teams could base a trade around Tavares and Couture swapping cities.

If Couture can help get Tampa to the post-season, great. Otherwise, they sell him onward close to the Deadline for future assets and open up an Expansion protection slot (of which the Mustangs have plenty available).

Couture, Hintz and a pick to Tampa for Tavares and some sort of future protection based on what Tampa gets out of Couture? Maybe?

Another interesting partner in the Tavares sweepstakes would be the Minnesota Wild who are still contemplating moving Gabriel Landeskog. If they're not willing to "sell" by moving Tavares, would they "sell high" and swap Tavares for Landeskog to give themselves a younger winger?

I wonder if Dougie Hamilton could be paired with Tavares in order to sweeten the pot with Minny taking on the older player with a more expensive contract. Say, Hamilton, Ceci & Tavares for Landeskog, Hedman and Dotchin?

When (if?) the deal gets done (and I suspect it will), it may be neither of these two teams involved and perhaps a Chicago or the Islanders jump in, although adding Stamkos probably already secured the Blackhawks' options down the middle.

Be interesting to see how this all plays out.


22 Thoughts with Friedge

Starting today I'll be updating a "22 Thoughts" article with a variety of notes from my experiences throughout the league. I've got a few contacts and hear a few things that are worth sharing.

I'm hoping this will be a weekly thing but you know, sometimes life happens. Let's get on with it.

1
I haven't (yet) heard a bad word said about the league's recently unveiled plan to move to 24 teams. The NSHL Board will need to work hard to ensure we have the depth of players the league requires, and hopefully the goalie re-rate option, as well as the limit to goalies on a roster in the off-season aide in depth between the pipes.

2
I believe the league has "locked in" one of the two new GMs and is searching for a second. While they have a few potential names, the Commissioner is reportedly not "completely comfortable" with any one name for the 24th GM spot. We're a long ways away, so there's plenty of time.

3
While the identity of the 23rd GM is still unknown, speculation about their team name is growing. The league has been out of Columbus for quite a while and a return to the league's original Stanley Cup winning city could be interesting. The Commissioner also recently posted a Mighty Ducks logo - could that be a hint? My money's on Calgary or Vancouver or maybe Colorado - at least one more team north of the border and Colorado always seems to be an NSHL favourite.

4
Once we officially have 24 teams, that's an additional 12 draft picks each year to add to the NSHL Draft. More prospects and more assets to trade!

5
In saying that, I've heard from quite a few GMs since the last round of Expansion that we should be moving towards a 7 Round draft and the more I think about it, the more I agree. The off-season is plenty long enough to expand the draft by a few days (!!), and add more depth. Those who have no use for picks can/will trade them away to teams interested. I'm all for it.

6
Focusing on the existing teams again for a minute or two.. there are two teams in the league currently scheduled to go bankrupt as it currently stands: the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators. I suspect both will be able to get out of trouble with a move or two, especially once the league gets around to adding PSC winnings. Plus there's lots of time to make trades and cut payroll so I think we're in fairly good shape to not have a bankruptcy this year.

7
The Boston Bruins' recently trimmed over $7,000,000 off their payroll this year in a massive deal with Toronto. In lieu of the savings this year, the Bruins locked into Alex Pietrangelo long-term. Boston has traditionally heavily benefited from trades with the Leafs, so we'll see if AP can turn it around in Beantown.

8
The next move for the Bruins will likely be to find a home for Vladimir Sobotka's $4M 1 year deal which will likely be easier and easier as the season progresses.

9
The Senators also shed a bunch of payroll recently and found themselves on a mini winning streak to boot. The team will be testing the market for Wayne Simmonds and if their record takes a nose-dive, likely Carey Price as well. They've already tried to waive Keith Yandle's $5M+ but found no takers. Again, Yandle will be an easier move as the season moves along, however Simmonds and Price might be a little bit trickier.

10
The Red Wings were the latest team to "purge" and haved moved on from Steven Stamkos, Evgenii Dadonov and Tyson Barrie in a clear attempt at moving further along in their rebuild. It's expected Michael Del Zotto and Marcus Foligno are next, while recently added Alexander Ovechkin is likely also already on the block with pending UFAs Mike Hoffman & T.J. Brodie. I've heard Elias Lindholm has been discussed with a team or two as well, and after moving Nino, that shouldn't be surprising.

11
The New York Rangers' PR team sent out an "open to interpretation" Tweet that suggests moves may be in the works once their current 7 game winning streak ends. Given the Blackhawks' move to add Stamkos, the Rangers' hand could be forced if they want to compete. Luckily for the Rangers they have a handful of expiring contracts that to offer including Phil Kessel, Reilly Smith, Henrik Lundqvist and Pekka Rinne.

12
I need to quickly clarify on the previous thought: No, I do not believe by any stretch of the imagi-yoghurt-nation that the Rangers are or will be "sellers". I think they may use their pending UFAs to bring in additional assets or if absolutely needed, to match salaries (not like money is a concern though..)

13
Sticking with the Rangers for a minute here, aside from Laine, Strome and Keller, I really don't think anyone on the roster will be off-limits when (if) their win streak comes to an end. KOTR legend Evander Kane included, and I think he'd attract some attention given his affordable contract ($3M). After a long run of strapping it on, the Rangers need to fill in their back-end. I think Boston's Jared Spurgeon, Detroit's Michael Del Zotto and Toronto's Connor Hellebuyck being prime targets.

14
The NHL Canucks franchise is in some trouble with COVID and risk not playing out the rest of the season. Through an earlier release from the BoD all NHL stats for ratings will be "normalized" to the standard 82 game season. So, just like a player missing 20 games from injury in a regular year, the stats get pro-rated so anyone with Canucks' NHL players need not worry.

15
As many around the league eagerly anticipate the return of NSHL Auctions from both a buying and a stream of revenue generation, the Commissioner's office is strongly considering making changes to the format, I'm told. The "open bidding" method is definitely preferred and the changes could come by way of releasing all items at once and giving a week cut-off time.

16
I'm also hearing that "less is more" when it comes to the overall number of Auctions, which I am sort of in line with. I think there are a lot of teams that really benefit from the sharing of wealth, but I also think there's really only a handful of teams who ever participate in the actual bidding so all items end up in the same homes time and time again.

17
I must say I'm really a fan of players earning their spots in the All-Star Classic. This slight change has taken from an event that very few appeared to care about to one to watch for over the course of the season as names get added to the rosters. I'm curious to see the format of the events themselves, although I suspect in the first year it might be a very familiar setup to what we're used to with two pro teams, two minor league teams and perhaps a YoungStars type challenge as well.

18
If you asked me to name a team currently in the post-season picture that I don't think will be for very long it'd be the expansion St. Louis Blues who are already dropping down the standings and are losers of two in a row. I know, I know with GM Mitchell and his "magic touch" this prediction will come back to bite me.

There is some method to my madness as I believe the Blues have a roster full of reasonable contracts and players that have performed well. I can see these being key assets for the stretch drive for teams with any sized bank account and I believe the Blues can easily shift for prospects, picks or bigger pieces for contention down the road.

19
Same question but who is on the outside that will be in contention? The Flyers seems too obvious a choice and a single win and they jump right back in. I may sound loonie tunes but I'd put my money on Minnesota. The Wild GM has already frequently expressed frustration with his team and has been active in trading to try and improve things. The team is all-in and I think they can end ahead of the Seattle Karens, the Vegas Golden Knifes and possibly even the Bruins.

20
Getting back to Auctions for just a second, I have been informed by two sources that one of the forthcoming Auctions is a potential prelude to what could become an NSHL staple as the league looks at adding Medical Facilities for teams. There's a hashtag for you folks, #NSHLMedFacs.

21
Friedge, what's a Medical Facility?

I'm not entirely sure to be completely honest. I wish I had more here to divulge and I promise to continue snooping around for you..

22
Last one and this may be controversial or it may be a "thanks Captain Obvious".. but, here it is:

Someone with time on their hands will quickly prove me wrong or right, but in my hearts of hearts I believe that Mika Zibanejad is the best player the NSHL has ever seen either by the time he retires or he may already be close in stats.

I really hope Chicago management still returns my calls after potentially raising the RFA value on their star.

Take care of yourselves.


Looking Ahead: The BoD Vision for NSHL21

It seems like we only just started on NSHL20 not too long ago, so why start bringing up NSHL21 - it's ages away!?

Answer: This is what the Board of Directors does. Their work begins well in advance of an actual change or event taking place. If change is to happen for NSHL21 (it is), work on any change needs to begin sooner than later - especially where every team is impacted. We can't (won't) have a bunch of nincompoops running the show or the progress we've made wouldn't have occurred.

So, what does this "Board" have in store?

WE'RE EXPECTING (TWINS)!

Consider this formal warning: unless something crazy happens (crazier than say a global pandemic), the league's intention for NSHL21 is to grow by two to 24 teams.

With 22 teams more-or-less fully active, the league plans to expand by two franchises in the off-season which means that as per the NSHL Rulebook, all teams will be able to protect up to 13 players with all players that qualify as rookies and/or prospects in NSHL21 being exempt. Incoming teams will be able to draft one player from every existing team in the Expansion Draft.

The BoD also will make allowances for any team(s) that may go bankrupt or become otherwise vacant ahead of NSHL21. In this scenario a team/teams would be contracted through a Dispersal Draft and then would re-enter as additional expansion clubs under new management to keep us at 24.

For many GMs, we've been here before not too long ago.

This is another benefit to getting the news early: all teams have time to thoughtfully plan out their protection lists well in advance of the league's Trade Deadline.

As for new GMs, there are a couple of GMs actively waiting on a team and who would likely be interested in coming aboard. However, given the time delay things could change. If you know someone who would be a good fit, feel free to let the Commissioner know to make arrangements on proceeding further (referral bonuses are a thing).

Also: The ST Fix

During both NHL and NSHL re-rates this upcoming off-season every single skater's STrength rating is going to be updated independently from the typical adjustments.

Since the NSHL developed their own rating system, players' ST rating has always been quite low (40s and 50s typically). Players who were brought into the league under the "original" third-party rating system have higher ST ratings, despite it being a category that really shouldn't fluctuate that much year after year (STrength is not really something you think about as stat-based).

Without over-complicating: ST is based on a base level rating which goes up or down based on a player's height and weight compared to the league average. Taller than the average height? ST goes up. Weigh less than the average weight? ST goes down. Bigger = stronger, smaller = weaker. Makes sense?

The issue the BoD found is the bottom-end and top-end are extremely far apart in ratings when the difference from a smaller player to a bigger player is typically well less than a foot and maybe an increase of 25-3 lbs but is worth 30+ points towards ST.

The new ST will tighten the window so all skaters are more evenly aligned (for most players, the ST will see a significant boost at zero cost).

Both of these announcements should be seen as massive progressive steps forward to improving our league overall, and it certainly won't stop there!


The Star Studded RFA Market

As one GM put it recently this year's pending Restricted Free Agent market is "the best thing since well, I don't really have a comparison ready but it's pretty good from what I can tell!"

Pretty. Good. From what I can tell.

Are you not sold yet?

The upcoming RFA market has a plethora of prime-aged superstars who have no choice but to test the market. No, we're not just talking players coming off their entry-level contracts (ELCs) as there are allowances for them to re-sign pre-market until they're 25.

We are talking players who end this season 25 and older whose contracts are expiring and will certainly have other teams interested. The problem for many will be one of two things:

#1 - The draft pick stock to put together an offer-sheet.

#2 - The money to put together a tempting enough offer to be worthwhile.

The former is self-explanatory: to make an offer-sheet you need draft pick capital. If you don't have draft picks, you're not a player in RFA. It's that simple.

The latter is where it gets a whole lot more interesting as creativity (as well as money, of course) reign supreme. We've all seen the lame "there is zero risk in this OS and it is exactly what I'm willing to sign" offer-sheets in the past that don't even make the rights holder think twice. These offers can be categorized as #MatchGame for the sake of this article - there's no way in hell the rights holder lets the player walk.

#MatchGame Candidates

For one reason or another, these are some of the names that are or should be #MatchGame candidates (numbers in brackets denote expected age when free agency opens):

Nothing surprising on this list. Some of the best players in the league in both ratings and performance whose teams will find a way to bring them back one way or another.

The Boston Bruins and Quebec Nordiques are in the toughest spot financially of the others in this group but Pastrnak and Barkov are core players worth building around so its expected they are back in NSHL21.

#ShouldBeBack Candidates

Lets move on to a list of players who should be back with their teams, but the right offer might just have them taking the compensation or making a trade:

Some of the players on this list could be had via the right offer-sheet for a variety of reasons: the OS is signing bonus heavy and the GM is reluctant or unable to match the cash (Draisaitl, Barrie, Foligno, Jarry, Bjorkstrand, Fabbri, Horvat, Duclair). For others the OS might just seem crazy for the value the player brings to the team in their current state (Ehlers, Ekman-Larsson, Morrissey, Ekblad, Reinhart). For others, the compensation they'd get for one of the players may have better value down the road - and yes, keeping in mind that compensation received during an off-season cannot be recycled into compensation in the same off-season. The options here include Nylander, Trocheck, Belpedio and Hagg.

#TheRightOSSeeYa

The final category lists players where teams are believed to be hoping the right OS comes along so they can get something for their player(s). For the most part these players are older RFAs whose new deals will expire into unrestricted free agency. For others, the player's production might just not be there for them and so compensation is the way to go.

This final list also provides the league with a list of players to keep an eye on ahead of the Trade Deadline. Just about everyone here is going to test the market unless their team ends up with a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card via #NSHLAuctions or some other means.

This final list also provides a list of names that teams could watch for as the RFA market progresses and compensation gets cheaper and cheaper.

An interesting wrinkle here is that we're miles away from the Trade Deadline and even further away from the RFA Market so while the names on this list are unlikely to not appear when "OS Season" begins, the teams beside many will change. As those team logos change, so too does their potential 'category' as to where they appear to fit as RFAs.