TRANSACTIONS FOR MONDAY

UFA SIGNINGS
Jon Matsumoto signed with Tampa Bay Lightning for $505,000 for 1 year(s).
Iiro Pakarinen signed with Tampa Bay Lightning for $510,000 for 2 year(s).
Garrett Wilson signed with New York Islanders for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Karl Stollery signed with New York Islanders for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Dakota Joshua signed with Carolina Hurricanes for $500,000 for 3 year(s).
Roland McKeown signed with Carolina Hurricanes for $500,000 for 3 year(s).
Jalen Chatfield signed with Carolina Hurricanes for $500,000 for 3 year(s).

NSHLX

On Wednesday, January 19th the NSHL is expecting to kick-off it's first day of pre-season play in the beginning of what is known as X.

Over the course of 20 "sim" days all 24 teams will play a total of 10 games against the other teams in their division (one home, one away). Being divisional games these are all set to Rivalry Level 2 which may lead to more intensity (we hope).

At the conclusion of this 10 game round-robin schedule teams will head into "Tournament X" which is a single elimintation playoff to help determine the X Champion.

Based on the standings following the round-robin, teams will be seeded within their division from 1-6.

Round 1
Team 1 gets a BYE
Team 2 gets a BYE
Team 6 @ Team 3
Team 5 @ Team 4

Round 2
Worst Seed @ Team 1
Other Seed @ Team 2

Round 3
Worst Seed @ Best Seed

Eastern Conference Finals
Atlantic Division Champion v Northeast Division Champion (Better Seed @ Home)

Western Conference Finals
Central Division Champion v Pacific Division Champion (Better Seed @ Home)

Tournament X Finals
Eastern Conference Champion v Western Conference Champion (Better Seed @ Home)

This format will mirror in both the NSHL and the MSHL.

Initiatives like Winning Streak and FTW are not open during X.

Roster Moves During X

There are no waivers during the pre-season so players are free to play wherever the GM thinks is best.

Beyond the round-robin any player that has played 5 or more games in the NSHL (2 or more games for goalies) will be ineligible to dress for the MSHL's Tournament X.

Trades, signings etc. will all be processed in a normal fashion (following the simulation of the day's games once confirmations from all parties is received). GMs are reminded to be courteous about trading players and then playing them.

NSHL22 Training Camp Points

The league will no longer be "giving away" any Training Camp points following this off-season. Now teams will have the opportunity throughout the year to earn their points which can very easily match or exceed the previous "free" 25.

During X this year, teams will have the opportunity to start earning their points for NEXT off-season.

TC PTSREQUIREMENTLEAGUE
+2Win Round 3NSHL
+1Win Round 3MSHL
+1Lose Round 3NSHL
+0Lose Round 3MSHL
+2Win Conference FinalsNSHL
+1Win Conference FinalsMSHL
+5Win XNSHL
+3Win XMSHL

The Pre-Season Experience

During the pre-season there are no salaries to pay out for teams and aside from trying to build a successful line-up and win, none of the stats earned matter in the long-term.

It is worth noting that injuries sustained during the pre-season will carry into the regular season. The league will run several "rest days" following the conclusion of X and before the regular season, however longer-term (serious) injuries may still impact teams.

GMs are asked to keep in mind that following X all players will be promoted to their PRO ROSTER and will require clearance via Opening Day Waivers (ODW) in order to be demoted to the MSHL for the season opener. ODW is also required for players 25+ to play in the MSHL Playoffs, regardless of where they start their season.

Trades, signings, ELCs and Training Camp points are still open. Both ELCs and TC Points end with the conclusion of X. Unsigned prospects will remain prospects for all of NSHL21, while any unused TC PTS will be lost and likely head to an NSHL Auction during the season.

Upcoming Games - NSHLX - Day 1

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Formal Free Agency Is Over

That's all folks.

The bulk of teams have filled out their rosters and many have help exhaust the OS market. What's left? Certainly nothing of significance to warrant another formal "wave" for free agent signings.

Effective 9AM EST on Monday morning teams are allowed to e-mail the league directly with their offers to free agents. Simply include name(s) and contract offers. The signings will be made at regular intervals on a first come, first served basis.

League files have been updated for all teams both within the online client, as well as in Dropbox. GMs are asked to submit their roster changes to ensure everything is working OK.

The Commissioner is trying to figure out some issues within the online editor (like Goalie Save% values), but it may take some time.

X is coming.

TRANSACTIONS FOR SUNDAY

UFA SIGNINGS
Tyler Graovac signed with Tampa Bay Lightning for $550,000 for 1 year(s).
Marek Langhamer signed with Tampa Bay Lightning for $800,000 for 2 year(s).
Zack Mitchell signed with San Jose Sharks for $665,000 for 2 year(s).
Philippe Cornet signed with San Jose Sharks for $675,000 for 2 year(s).
Maxim Noreau signed with San Jose Sharks for $775,000 for 1 year(s).
Jordan Gross signed with San Jose Sharks for $675,000 for 2 year(s).
Gerald Mayhew signed with San Jose Sharks for $675,000 for 2 year(s).
Dominic Turgeon signed with San Jose Sharks for $655,000 for 2 year(s).
Christoffer Ehn signed with San Jose Sharks for $1,150,000 for 3 year(s).
Zach Sill signed with Quebec Nordiques for $1,659,000 for 1 year(s).
Zac Dalpe signed with Quebec Nordiques for $800,000 for 3 year(s).
Michal Jordan signed with Quebec Nordiques for $1,659,000 for 1 year(s).
Mattias Tedenby signed with Quebec Nordiques for $800,000 for 3 year(s).
Luke Adam signed with Quebec Nordiques for $1,659,000 for 1 year(s).
Jack Skille signed with Quebec Nordiques for $1,659,000 for 1 year(s).
Jeremy Smith signed with Quebec Nordiques for $950,000 for 2 year(s).
Cory Emmerton signed with Quebec Nordiques for $1,659,000 for 1 year(s).
Clark Bishop signed with Quebec Nordiques for $800,000 for 1 year(s).
Andrew Bodnarchuk signed with Quebec Nordiques for $800,000 for 3 year(s).
Mathias Brome signed with Pittsburgh Penguins for $675,000 for 1 year(s).
Alexander Barabanov signed with Pittsburgh Penguins for $825,000 for 1 year(s).
Pierre-Cedric Labrie signed with Philadelphia Flyers for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Matt Irwin signed with New York Islanders for $800,000 for 2 year(s).
Nate Prosser signed with Montreal Canadiens for $800,000 for 2 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Cam Barker signed with Montreal Canadiens for $650,000 for 2 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Mark Giordano signed with Minnesota Wild for $500,000 for 1 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Shaone Morrisonn signed with Los Angeles Kings for $1,010,000 for 2 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Jacob Middleton signed with Los Angeles Kings for $1,140,000 for 1 year(s).
Ian McCoshen signed with Los Angeles Kings for $1,140,000 for 1 year(s).
Garnet Hathaway signed with Los Angeles Kings for $1,010,000 for 4 year(s).
Chris Conner signed with Los Angeles Kings for $655,000 for 1 year(s).
Ben Thomas signed with Los Angeles Kings for $1,140,000 for 1 year(s).
Andrej Meszaros signed with Los Angeles Kings for $655,000 for 2 year(s).
Ryan White signed with Florida Panthers for $851,000 for 1 year(s).
Mikko Lehtonen signed with Florida Panthers for $751,000 for 3 year(s).
Matt Beleskey signed with Florida Panthers for $901,000 for 1 year(s).
Ty Wishart signed with Edmonton Oilers for $895,000 for 2 year(s).
Mark Fraser signed with Edmonton Oilers for $995,000 for 2 year(s).
Joe Pavelski signed with Edmonton Oilers for $685,000 for 2 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Frans Nielsen signed with Edmonton Oilers for $795,000 for 1 year(s).
David Ullstrom signed with Edmonton Oilers for $550,000 for 1 year(s).
Carter Rowney signed with Edmonton Oilers for $1,055,000 for 2 year(s).
Andrew Desjardins signed with Edmonton Oilers for $915,000 for 2 year(s).
Anton Stralman signed with Edmonton Oilers for $795,000 for 2 year(s).
Ryan Reaves signed with Dallas Stars for $601,000 for 1 year(s).
Nicholas Baptiste signed with Dallas Stars for $529,000 for 3 year(s).
T.J. Tynan signed with Colorado Avalanche for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Justin Dowling signed with Colorado Avalanche for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Chad Billins signed with Colorado Avalanche for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Carter Camper signed with Colorado Avalanche for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Brogan Rafferty signed with Colorado Avalanche for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Peter Cehlarik signed with Carolina Hurricanes for $500,000 for 3 year(s).
Geoff Platt signed with Quebec Nordiques for $1,659,000 for 1 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Christian Jaros signed with Minnesota Wild for $999,999 for 3 year(s).

TRANSACTIONS FOR FRIDAY

ELC SIGNINGS
Alexander Volkov signed with Montreal Canadiens for $600,000 for 3 year(s) / Signing Bonus of $150,000.
Ian Mitchell signed with Minnesota Wild for $900,000 for 3 year(s) / Signing Bonus of $400,000.

TRADE : From Tampa Bay Lightning to Montreal Canadiens :
Y:24-RND:3-TBL.
TRADE : From Montreal Canadiens to Tampa Bay Lightning :
Dmitrij Jaskin (71), Y:24-RND:6-PIT.

TRADE : From Montreal Canadiens to Hamilton Mustangs :
Ryan Donato (69), Y:22-RND:5-HAM.
TRADE : From Hamilton Mustangs to Montreal Canadiens :
Y:23-RND:3-HAM, Y:23-RND:4-HAM.

TRADE : From Los Angeles Kings to Dallas Stars :
$1,000,000 (Money).
TRADE : From Dallas Stars to Los Angeles Kings :
Milan Lucic (69), Nick Shore (67), Jeff Petry (71).

TRADE : From Minnesota Wild to Hamilton Mustangs :
Y:22-RND:4-MIN.
TRADE : From Hamilton Mustangs to Minnesota Wild :
Ian Mitchell (P).

TRANSACTIONS FOR WEDNESDAY

TRADE : From San Jose Sharks to Dallas Stars :
Y:22-RND:6-SJS.
TRADE : From Dallas Stars to San Jose Sharks :
Nico Sturm (64).

TRAINING CAMP POINTS ADDED
TC PTS for the New York Islanders updated.

RFA SIGNING - OS ACCEPT + COMPENSATION (if required)
John Gilmour signed with Los Angeles Kings for $500,000 for 1 year(s).

UFA SIGNINGS - FINAL NEGOTIATIONS
Lucas Lessio signed with San Jose Sharks for $975,000 for 2 year(s).
Tom Wandell signed with Quebec Nordiques for $1,659,000 for 1 year(s).
Mike Amadio signed with Montreal Canadiens for $1,250,000 for 1 year(s).
Erik Burgdoerfer signed with Florida Panthers for $851,000 for 1 year(s).

UFA SIGNINGS - CONSECUTIVE WAVES AS LEADERS
Phil Varone signed with Tampa Bay Lightning for $700,000 for 2 year(s).
Matt Lorito signed with Tampa Bay Lightning for $600,000 for 2 year(s).
Brian Boyle signed with Pittsburgh Penguins for $675,000 for 1 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Anthony Angello signed with Pittsburgh Penguins for $850,000 for 1 year(s).
Paul Postma signed with Philadelphia Flyers for $650,000 for 1 year(s).
Eric Selleck signed with Philadelphia Flyers for $575,000 for 1 year(s).
Patrick Marleau signed with New York Rangers for $500,000 for 1 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Anton Volchenkov signed with New York Rangers for $500,000 for 1 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Joseph Gambardella signed with Montreal Canadiens for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Brian Strait signed with Montreal Canadiens for $660,000 for 2 year(s).
William Lagesson signed with Minnesota Wild for $500,000 for 3 year(s).
Valtteri Filppula signed with Minnesota Wild for $500,000 for 1 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Troy Brouwer signed with Minnesota Wild for $550,000 for 1 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .
Nikolay Kulemin signed with Minnesota Wild for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Mattias Ritola signed with Minnesota Wild for $500,000 for 1 year(s).
Matt Fraser signed with Edmonton Oilers for $995,000 for 2 year(s).
Dustin Brown signed with Edmonton Oilers for $595,000 for 2 year(s) / Option : 1 Way Contract .

Introducing The Winning Streak

....and $10,000,000!

In NSHL21 every team has a chance at $10,000,000 in cold, hard cash. All you have to do is not f*ck up.

Easy enough, n'est pas?

With the introduction of Winning Streak, NSHL GMs will choose games they think they'll win. If they're right they add a "W" to their Winning Streak. If they're wrong, they're out. Done. The longest Winning Streak of the year will earn $10,000,000.

Here Are the Rules

  • Prior to the sim time of a game a GM wants to "bet" on they must tweet "Hey @GMName #LetsGoNSHLStreaking"
  • If the GM is right and they win in regulation, OT or a Shootout, they add +1 W to their Winning Streak
  • If the GM is wrong, their Winning Streak ends, HOWEVER...
  • If you are still "alive" in the competition and end another team's Winning Streak, you gain a "life" which means you can be wrong once for every "life" you earn (take?)
  • At the end of the year (or once all teams are out), the longest solo Winning Streak with at least 5 "Ws" will win $10M cash
  • In the event of a tie for the longest streak, the team who reached the final total the fastest will win the $10M cash
  • If no teams reach 5 "Ws" no prize will be awarded and if time allows, the process will restart in the same season

An Example

Vancouver believes they will beat Anaheim, so they tweet "Hey @NSHLAnaheim #LetsGoNSHLStreaking". Vancouver wins the game and gets a +1 "W" bringing their total to 3 wins.

Washington challenges Vancouver in an identical fashion. Vancouver wins. Washington's streak is over. Vancouver earns a "life".

Vancouver believes they will beat Calgary and challenge them via Twitter. Vancouver loses and does not earn a "W" and their total remains at 3. Since Vancouver earned a "life" from Washington, Vancouver may challenge again and keep their streak going.

Vancouver challenges Nashville and wins. Vancouver gets a +1 "W" which brings their total to 4.

Prepare yourselves, we're able to go streaking as of Opening Day.

#NSHLFTW Is Coming..

Idea Contributions Welcome

Have ideas for "achievements" the league can use? Send them in a single e-mail and you will be rewarded for your unique ideas the league uses.

Here are some ideas the league has planned already:

  • Earn a "Gordie Howe Hat-Trick" - goal, assist and win a fight
  • Win a game in which your starting goalie was substituted for your back-up
  • Win a game where your goalie is pulled in the last 2 minutes because you were trailing
  • Have a player score the game-winning goal against a team they played for earlier in the same season
  • Have a player score against a team they played for earlier in the same season
  • Sweep the season series against a rival
  • Shutout a rival twice in a season
  • Score on every shot in a shootout that goes at least 5 rounds (5 goals required)
  • Stop every shot in a shootout that goes at least 5 rounds (5 shot attempts against required)
  • Have a player score two (2) hat-tricks in the same season
  • Have all skaters with a +/- above 0 in a game
  • Have a player with under 1 minute of ice-time in a game score a goal
  • Have all skaters with at least one (1) point in a game
  • End a game where your opponent's skaters all end with a +/- below 0
  • Have a goalie earn a shutout in two consecutive games (they must start in two straight games for their team - it does not have to be on back-to-back days)
  • Have a player miss a penalty shot in game but score in a shootout of the same game
  • Have a player score a Power Play & Short-Handed goal in the same game
  • Have a defenceman score a hat-trick
  • Have a goalie earn a shut-out following a shootout where he also allowed 0 goals against
  • Have a 35+ year old earn a "Star of the Week"
  • Have a 35+ year old earn a "Star of the Month"
  • Win a PSC round by 5+ PTS
  • Reduce your payroll by $10M+ in a single trade (salaries only, does not include cash)
  • Have the same player score a goal in a game where he'd previously had a goal disallowed after review
  • Have a player not listed as a Centre win 3 face-offs in a game
  • Come back from 0-3 to win the game in regulation time
  • Win a game where the combined score total is 10+
  • Score a short-handed goal against a 5 on 3 Power Play
  • Have a player score 10 goals for you that you claimed off waivers after ODW
  • Have a defender lead your team in a game in Blocked Shots (min 3 BS) but be in the bottom half of ice-time for your defencemen in that game
  • Score three times unanswered in 90 seconds or less
  • Score two times unanswered in 60 seconds or less

GM Add-Ons (+10% to total winnings per):

  • Win a fight in a non-rivalry game
  • Have all goals in a game scored by defensemen (3 or more goals required)
  • Have a defenseman win a face-off
  • End another team's Winning Streak after having your own Winning Streak ended
  • Have two (2) players win their KOTR groups in any round
  • Come from behind to win a game following a fight in the 3rd Period
  • Come from behind to win a game following an injury in the same game that drops a teammates CON below 70
  • Image NSHLX Commences Wednesday!
    Sim scheduled for January 19th at 10 AM EST.
  • Free Agency Has Ended
    UFA offers now go to the Commissioner
  • Thank You NSHLPA!
    Trust the process (it has never been faster).
  • ODW Awaits
    25+ year olds will require waivers when the regular season starts
  • Image League Discord is Open
    Recently created Discord has opened with majority of GMs having already joined!
  • Image Training Camp is Open!
    Check your e-mails for details on how to proceed
  • Image #LetsGoNSHLStreaking
    The Winning Streak will commence in the regular season
  • 1 Game Win Streak
    Who will be the first to earn a 1 Game Winning Streak?
  • Extra Life Count
    These teams have earned an extra life by ending someone else's streak:
  • Still Alive
    These teams are still alive and are able to go streaking:

  • Streaking Graveyard
    These teams are no longer allowed to streak: