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June 17, 2020 - 10:35 PM

With the trade deadline having passed, voting for All-Star teams is now open via the GM Tools. Voting will tentatively remain open until noon on June 23rd, with the All-Star Game that night.

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March 24, 2020 - 10:12 PM

Quite a wild finish for the Challenge Tournament tonight. Congrats to Chris and the Black Hawks on a great run and congrats to Dave and the Scouts on their second Inauguration Cup Championship. As previously announced, the regular season will begin tomorrow with the normal nightly sim.

March 17, 2020 - 4:59 PM

Post-draft re-rates are complete. Everyone who was selected tonight who has a rating and is eligible should now be on their teams' roster. There were some hiccups in the process and I did a couple manual updates, so let me know if anything looks off. With that done, the deadline for having a valid roster is noon on Friday, with the Waiver Draft set for 8:00 PM on Friday. Reminder, "valid roster" in this context means that your Reserve List must be under the 60-man limit (it looks like all teams are in the clear right now), your combined roster must be under the 50-man limit (again, everyone seems good) and your pro roster must be at or below the 23-man limit. Your actual lineup does not have to be valid until the Challenge Tournament begins on Monday. Speaking of the Challenge Tournament, there are still a handful of teams awaiting challenges.

February 28, 2020 - 4:07 PM

With award voting complete, we’re officially on to Season 31. As such, I’ll be starting player re-rates shortly. In addition to re-rates, the Entry Draft has been scheduled for 7:00 PM on March 16. The Waiver Draft has been scheduled for 8:00 PM on March 20. These can be rescheduled if we find these dates don’t work but there were no objections after I proposed them earlier this week so we’re running with them for now. The deadline for getting valid rosters set would be noon on March 20 under this timeline. If those dates all hold, the Challenge Tournament will be played on March 23 and 24. Challenges can be submitted starting now. The regular season schedule has been generated and would begin on March 25. If there are any questions, let me know.

February 21, 2020 - 11:14 PM

Congrats to everyone for a successful Season 30 and to Burkie and the Americans on a hard-fought Memorial Trophy Finals. The series outcome makes things look a lot more lopsided than it actually was. With games for Season 30 in the books, we’re going to move on to voting for award winners for the season. Voting is now open via the GM Tools and will remain open until February 28th at noon. After voting is done, we’ll move on to re-rates. We have a ratings set based on the 2018-19 season ready to go so that won’t take very long. We can move on to drafting once re-rates are done. I imagine we’ll want to keep moving pretty quickly and get back to games but if anyone has any thoughts about the offseason schedule, feel free to let me know. I (of course) have some new code I’d like to get done but none of it prevents us from moving along. Thanks again for another great year.

February 13, 2020 - 8:08 AM

Alright, a new but still imperfect version of the Hall of Fame ballot is now available via the GM Tools. Goalie save percentages aren't displaying properly right now but I'm going to keep working on it. At the very least, the loading issues for it should be resolved. Because of the issues with the previous ballot, I'm going to push the HoF voting deadline out to noon on February 21. It should be noted that I was wrong about the old ballot recording votes. It turns out they were all recorded, just my tooling for displaying that was broken. As such, if you think you've already voted and pull the ballot back up to vote again, you might see your previous votes already loaded into the ballot. This is absolutely fine, only your final ballot will count. As for the site loading issues we've seen lately, please keep reporting when you see them. Also, when you're having loading issues, try both the DFHL home page and the GM Tools, as well as the NSHL home page () and let me know which of those is failing. I have some ideas about what's causing this but I need more data to nail it down.

February 8, 2020 - 10:27 PM

With the site seemingly a bit more stable than it has been over the last week or so and with the league record book kind of stitched back together, I'm going to open up voting for the DFHL Hall-of-Fame's Season 30 class. Voting for the HoF has been somewhat irregular but the idea starting in Season 20 was that we would vote every five seasons and that players must have been out of the league for five seasons to be eligible. The top five vote-getters who also appear on at least 50% of the ballots will be inducted as this season's Hall of Fame class. Voting is required and can be completed through the GM Tools. I'm going to set the voting deadline at noon on February 19. Because there are so many players eligible, the ballot does take a minute to load. If there are any questions, feel free to ask.

January 9, 2020 - 4:03 PM

Just a reminder, All-Star votes are due by noon on Saturday. Voting is a required event. It looks like we've got seven GMs who haven't voted yet. Obviously there's plenty of time but given that the announcement could have easily gotten lost, I wanted to give everyone another heads-up.

November 14, 2019 - 9:36 AM

The exhibition games simmed last night were not a test; we are back up and running. As of right now, my plan is to sim the exhibition games nightly (our "normal" schedule) before switching to simming twice per day for the regular season. The point of the exhibition games was to get everyone back into the swing of things and racing through that seems to defeat the purpose. Additionally, there is a major bug that impacts the regular season that I'm still working on, so this gets us moving while giving time to work on that.

July 19, 2019 - 1:57 PM

While it's tough to lose someone like Larry, who was in the DFHL for so long, I'm excited to announce Ron Hermiston (<@UEBU6FWFJ>) as the new GM of the DFHL's Pittsburgh Pirates. Welcome to the DFHL, Ron!

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Team Announcements

Atlanta Flames

I am trying to figure out how to pin on team news but I can't get on DFHL site so I will be away and won't be able to respond to any requests until Monday.

July 20, 2016 - 4:31 PM

California Seals

Seals will be on vacation Aug 3-7 with limited to no access. #pin

August 2, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Chicago Black Hawks

Hawks will be on vacation from August 15 to 20 #pin

August 2, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Colorado Rockies

Everyone on my roster over 25 is available. Price and Wheeler will take an offer I can't refuse, but the rest might be affordable for a guy looking to round out his roster. No tire kickers. Make an offer. #pin

March 19, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Kansas City Scouts

KC Block:
Grandlund 70 , Iafallo 73, Butcher 76, Cernak 77, Stone 73, M. Jones 68, Nichushkin 68

Primarily looking to add some picks.

March 2, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Minnesota North Stars

Given the current state of the arms race, Minnesota is making Ryan Getzlaf and Eric Staal available.

May 13, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Montreal Canadiens

Habs tradeblock now officialy include:


Hit me with your best shot

August 6, 2017 - 1:50 PM

New York Americans

NYA trade block - just looking for picks or a prospect. Not seeking a homerun so they will get moved to the best offer. Nielsen 76 Ladd 75 Sharp 74 Brouwer 74 Bouwmester 76 Myers 75 Mason 80 Montoya 75 #pin

November 10, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Quebec Nordiques

Will move some 3rd round picks in S28, S29, and/or S30 for some scoring up front. #pin

November 19, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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