This is starting to feel good!
More updates trickle in as the night progresses....here is some of the latest via TSN:
According to Dreger, issues still include what the salary cap would be in the 2013-14 season. The league has come off their demand from $60 million to $62.5 million, while the Players' Association has moved on the salary cap to $64.3 million, which happens to be the upper limit from last year's cap. LeBrun also reported the players are willing to keep the salary cap floor at $44 million for year two, even with a higher upper limit.
The length of a maximum contract and salary variance from year to year are also issues at large.
Member of OCHA, Hockey League Edition
12 Team Keeper League (max 4 years) - protected players below
Start 12 FWD, 6 DEF, and 2 Goalies weekly - protect 12
STATS: F (G,A,GWG) D (G,A,+/-) G (W,GAA,SV%)
FWD - Ovechkin, Wheeler, Gaudreau, Mackinnon, Little, Palat, Nyquist, Krecji, Turris, Stastny, Hornqvist, Foligno
DEF - Carlson, Shattenkirk, Niskanen, Lindholm, Werenski, Myers
GOAL - Quick, Talbot
RESERVE - Wilson, Aho, Silferberg, Horvat, Phaneuf, Edler, Demers, Klefbom, Mason, Niemi, Paveloc
Another update as well..
They will be doing this all night...looks like a late night / early morning..
Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA
Bill Daly on reluctance to end talks for the night "No reason to break off at this point. We will keep going as long as it makes sense. 1/2
Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA
Cont. "As soon as it doesn't, or it may be counterproductive, we will break off."
Kevin Paul Dupont @GlobeKPD
Vet agent: deal as good as done, league now taking it to final hour, grabbing what's left to take off table.
Speculative, but hey, good to hear this stuff...
12 team Full Dynasty w cap. 13F, 7D, 2G, 5B.
G 4.25, A 2.75, PPP 1.5, SHP 3, Hits 0.4, Blocks 0.5, PIM 0.25, DFP 1
W 5 OTL 1 SO 6 SV 0.25 L-1 GS 1
F:Stamkos, C Stew, R Johansen, B Dubinsky, Max Pac, Umberger, B Ryan, D Backes, T Ruutu, Lucic, Ott, MSL, Heatley, C Kunitz, J Benn, L Adam
D: C Fowler, Kronwall, A Goligoski, JM Liles, M Giordano, K Letang, N Nikitin, R Josi
G: J Quick, A Niemi, C Anderson, Rinne
My cousin has a lot of good talents. He's a centerman. He's still learning about all of that fun stuff so it's a work in progress. He skates very well and has good positioning, especially when covering for defensemen who are out of position. I think he needs to be more agressive in the offensive zone when his team is trying to score. He tends to hang back too much instead of going to the net or getting to an open spot in the slot. I don't think he lost a face-off all game.
Expected arrival time: 2027.
Only really worth it in very deep keeper leagues. Like, 150-man farm squads in a 30-team league.
Hope this helps.
That mediator deserves a huge bonus.
As the kids down here say... "what a wanker".
O&B Dream Team
Bill Barber - Bobby Clarke - Tim Kerr
Mark Howe - Chris Pronger