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  1. If you have privileges to create a poll, click on the "poll" tab .... the rest is pretty self explanatory .....
  2. Yes... it is unique BUT no different when the 2012-13 season was delayed from its original October 11, 2012 start date due to a lockout imposed by the NHL franchise owners after the expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA). After a new labor agreement was reached between the owners and the NHLPA (National Hockey League Players Association, training camps opened on January 13, 2013 and a 48-game season (reduced from 82 games) started on January 19. Similar to the 1994–95 season, the shortened regular season was limited to intra-conference competition Back then NO ONE was arguing for pro-rated stats and the league moved forward. There is absolutely NO precedent to pro-rate stats as there shouldn't be. As I have mentioned many times before...it opens a whole Pandora's Box that should not be opened. Players are not arguing for it, player's agents are not arguing for it and certainly the GM's and NHL front office is not arguing for it ....... Time to move on........
  3. No...as I said before...it opens a Pandora's Box you do not want to open. So player A gets a $$ contract bonus if he achieves "X" amount of points / goals / assists / etc ..... If the player does not achieve said standards in according to his contract he does not get paid. Period. You cannot pro-rate stats to get contract bonus incentives. First it would have to be in the NHLPA CBA and ratified by both the owners and players. The owners would never approve this....never..... Example.... I am a pharmacist at a pharmacy and could get a bonus if I achieve X dollars in a fiscal year. Due to natural disasters I am forced to closed the store for x days and I fall short of my bonus goals.....my company WILL NOT prorated my dollars .... I did not achieve it. PERIOD. END OF STORY.... Therefore no bonus.... Same applies here..... I get you are board and there is no hockey....but the NHL should NEVER pro-rate stats..... IT is a bummer I get it...but that is the way life goes .... time to move on.....
  4. Hell by the OP idea we should pro-rate the 2004-05 and 2012-13 seasons because of the CBA lock-out. We don't and we never will. You can't pro-rate seasons to pad players stats. Period end of story ....... Because if you do, it opens a pandora's box you don't want to open ....... So yes Mathews had a great season ....but NO he DID NOT Score 50 goals.... end of story
  5. @yave1964 Ok ... so I will play the game....(using the standing as of today regardless of total games played) Round #1: Boston vs. Columbus Washington vs. Carolina Tampa Bay vs. Toronto Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh Boston clear favorite and should have do problems with Columbus....HOWEVER we all know what Columbus did do Tampa last year. I just can't see lighting striking twice (pun not intended). (BOSTON) Carolina is fiesty and upset the Caps last year. Could it happen again? Caps have recent struggles in net.... (CAROLINA in an upset again) Tampa looking to avenge last year and takes it out on Toronto. (TAMPA) Flyers fans happy to have their team back in the playoffs and playing some of the best hockey in the league. (FLYERS over their rivals) St. Louis vs. Nashville Vegas vs. Winnipeg Colorado vs. Dallas Edmonton vs. Calgary St.Louis should dispose of Nashville, however Sarros has been lights out recently...(In an upset NASHVILLE) Vegas and Winnipeg is a toss up....gonna go WINNIPEG Avs vs. Stars...depsite their injuries I still like the Avs. (COLORADO) Oilers vs Flames .....I don't trust the Flames goaltending. I love Draisaitl who is having an MVP type year. (EDMONTON) Round #2 Boston vs. Tampa Philadelphia vs. Carolina I like the Flyers matchup and will go with our boys in O&B (FLYERS) Boston and Tampa ....wow..should be a hell of a series.....goes 7 games gonna take TAMPA Edmonton vs Winnipeg Colorado vs. Nashville Oilers vs Jets ......I believe would go 7 games. Hellboy slightly better...I will pick WINNIPEG Avs vs. Preds ..... How far could Sarros take the Preds? Not far enough .... COLORADO CONFERENCE FINALS: Tampa Bay vs. Flyers ------ Sorry Tampa in 7 Colorado vs. Winnipeg ------ Winnipeg in 7 STANLEY CUP FINALS: Tampa vs Winnipeg ---- Tampa makes up for last year and takes the Jets in 7 STANLEY CUP WINNER -----> TAMPA BAY It was a fun exercise .....who knows how it would really turn out ..... I did try to predict 1 or 2 upsets which does occur almost every year.... I definitely think that this year the stronger teams are from the Eastern Conference.....
  6. @pilldoc @Bakanekimiwa @TropicalFruitGirl26 @J0e Th0rnton @ruxpin @Jagged Ice @Hale @FD19372 @yave1964 @hf101 Good Evening, As most of you have heard by now, the NHL has suspended, for the time being, the current NHL season due to the recent coronavirus pandemic. I know most of us are disappointed by this news as we are all currently in the First Round of our playoffs (NAHANA/All Star / Conn Smythe). So how do we want to proceed? For the time being I am using some guidance from Dobberhockey. https://dobberhockey.com/2020/03/12/fantasy-hockey-impact-nhl-season-on-pause-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/ "First of all, anything that you as commissioner plan to do – let your members know immediately. Nothing is to be done until the season is officially cancelled by the NHL. But when (if) it becomes official, they need to know how prizes and the draft order (in keeper leagues) are to be divvied out. All rosters should now be locked. Nobody should be allowed to add or drop players (i.e. injured players who were done for the season and may now return thanks to the possible delay). Do this immediately. " Therefore effective immediately, I have locked all rosters for both the All Star and Conn Smythe Leagues until that time what the NHL decides to do with the rest of the regular season and playoffs. I did this to protect every GM. The big question is ....what shall we do now.? There are two ideas I have: 1) For the All Star league we can cancel the rest of the playoffs and determine no ultimate champion. @yave1964 would win the President's trophy and since this is a non-keeper league and the draft order is not dependent on final standing, we would use the top six finishers who would be automatically invited back to play in All Star League next year. IMO this seems to the most fair and logic choice. 2) We can wait it out and see what happens. We could adjust our playoff schedule based on the number of games the NHL might play. This is a total crap shoot IMO. We have NO idea how long hiatus is going to last. I don't see how this is fair in any scenario ...... More from Dobber .... Situation 1: The Season Ends as of Now and Playoffs are Also Canceled Fantasy hockey has a lot of randomness and luck. This is just luck. Good or bad would depend on which team you own. Prizes need to be divvied out as agreed upon before the season. Some will be screwed over by this (I, myself, was in first place for the last month and on Tuesday fell to third because in a tight race two other teams had more players play that night – I now finish third when I'm fairly certain I would win). If the season was 10 games in and gets canceled, you wipe it. If the season is 40 games in, then yeah it's up for debate. But 70 games in? No debate. The season happened. The NHL considers it to have happened for their records – hand out your prizes for first, second, third, etc. as agreed upon. The worst thing you can do as a commissioner in 10th place is say "Yeah, this season doesn't count, money carries over to next year". I would quit that league. And if you, as commissioner, are in first place and the others get upset, simply point them to this article. There are teams that have been walking away with the title all year long and are winning by a mile. Is it fair to take the title and prize away from them? What about the team that sold the farm – traded all draft picks and youth, destroyed his/her team to win and looks like they will win…and then you take that away and say that next year the prizes are doubled? When that team is rebuilding next year and this was their one shot? You can't do that. The prizes have to be awarded. No debate. Some owners are going to be upset. They need to calm down. Anything over 48 games is an official season – the NHL will count this as an official season if it gets called off. There is no debating this, even if (like me) you feel that you could have pulled off the win if you just had four more weeks of games. If you are in a roto-league or H2H league playoffs, the DobberHockey stance is that all participants still remaining in your playoffs have the prizes divided up equally. If it is a league in which all teams participate in the playoffs – I recommend (but don't insist) that you nix the playoffs and award prizes based on regular season standings. If your league involves the NHL postseason (as two of mine do), then this money should be refunded to the owners (or similar arrangements made, per a vote). In the event that your league has games played limitations and different teams applied different strategies (used up their GP allotment early, or saved them up). If there is a way for you to divide the points by total games played and re-jig the standings that way, then I recommend doing this. If this is impossible, as in many roto leagues, then again I point you to the above: standings should be as is, and yes some teams get screwed, but that is the randomness of fantasy sports. Situation 2: The Season Resumes in Partial Format and Playoffs are Abbreviated This one is easy. You follow the rules as outlined in September. Games being reduced from 82 to 74 doesn't change this. Those leagues with a playoff window simply has that playoff window reduced. If you are in H2H and you need to reduce a round of your playoffs, have that discussion now with all GMs as to how you should proceed. Situation 3: The Season is Canceled, but NHL Playoffs Do Happen The same goes here as in Situation 1 (above). Except, of course, if your league involves the NHL postseason you can at least enjoy that playoff competition under the rules and structure already in place for your league. Keeper League Commissioners Note: Make a note in your league rules what you have done here and what you plan to do in the future if this ever happens again. My rule of thumb is that if teams have played 48 games or more, then that becomes an official season. If the NHL ends the season in 2034 after 51 games, then that is a complete season per the rules of my pool and prizes are passed out accordingly. Have this in writing so that you know what to do in the future. Thoughts ..... I know this is not ideal and I would your thoughts as well .... thanks ~doc
  7. Closing this thread since the NHL has now made a decision .... further discussion can be continued at the above listed link .....
  8. all because of one doctor in Britain ..... (sigh) really it comes down to anti-vaxxers being incredibly selfish and only thinking about themselves instead of looking out for what is good for society ..... oh and internet mis-information doesn't help matters either .....
  9. Just FYI ...the hospital I work at it is mandated that medical healthcare professionals get the flu shot each year. This also includes first responders (fire/police/etc...) Those who cannot get the flu shot due to medical reasons must wear a mask at work during the peak of flu season. This is an industry standard across the US.
  10. Exactly! That is why my entire family gets the flu shot. We actually know someone from our church whose son cannot get the Flu Shot because of a host of medical issues and sadly it has taken him 4 weeks to recover from not one but two bouts of the flu because of others around him not being vaccinated. BTW ....great example you listed above. Thanks.
  11. Actually you are ..... I feel the same way. No virus is gonna keep me from enjoying life. However, there are hundred thousands of kids and adults who are immnocompromised due to a myriad of reasons who can't fight infections like you and me. "IF" you become infected and don't know it, you can be risking the lives of those individuals whom you might interact with on a daily basis. Therefore just caution is a necessity. Listen closely...I am not saying one has to live in fear...but one needs to be mindful of others out there who can't fight infections. That is why it is called flattening the bell curve.... give folks in my industry a chance to get a vaccine or a treatment plan in place. Taking this nonchalant attitude that nothing is gonna keep me down is fine but we MUST be thinking about other individuals in our daily world. It begins at home and with each and everyone one of us doing out part which begins with good hygiene.
  12. so ...just for fun here ..... "IF" someone wins the Stanley Cup in an empty arena, does Bettman still get booed?
  13. Was just thinking outside the box.....nothing else. totally understand your POV.

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