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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!

July 14, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Sadly, I must announce that Larry Marhofer (<@U1E54PS91>) has decided to resign from his role as GM of the DFHL's Pittsburgh Pirates. Larry joined the then-dFHL for Season Three and is currently the second-longest tenured DFHL GM outside of the group that came over from the old CCFHL. One season after joining the league, his Pirates won the Memorial Trophy. Thank you, Larry, for all your hard work and 17+ years in the league. We've got a couple people on the waiting list to fill the open position but I'm going to hold off on actually finding a new GM until the site is back up and running. In the meantime, if anyone knows someone who would want to join, now's the time to get them on the list.

January 13, 2019 - 10:15 AM

As I mentioned in channel last night, I still want to get some code done before starting the regular season but that doesn't mean we can't move on with the waiver draft and the Challenge Tournament. And any team swaps that come through, I suppose, though I think those would have happened already if we were going to get any. Tentative schedule: Valid rosters due by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 16. Waiver draft at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 17. Challenge Tournament starts on Monday, January 21. Challenges can be made starting now. If there are any issues with this, let me know ASAP.

December 23, 2018 - 8:11 PM

I just want to give a State of the League statement to cover a couple things from recent events. First off, I want to start with some points that I said to Dave as he and I discussed his missing a draft pick in the Season 30 Entry Draft. For the sake of transparency, this is very nearly a copy and paste from my conversation with him. My comment about how the league as a whole was never going to vote (not that it was put to a formal vote) to remove Dave was not meant to mean that I wanted to do so only for you all to shut me down. Simply that discussion was meaningless because if the league members wouldn't call for Al's removal (for example), of course they wouldn't call for Dave's. No matter who it is, the result of asking the league if a GM should be removed will always be no. So asking for your input was futile in that respect. My dilemma is that I wrote the rules the way they are for a very specific reason, to keep things black and white. Only a few GMs are around from the first time that I had to remove a GM from the DFHL; when our former Quebec GM kept accusing me of playing favorites. I removed him because I wouldn't tolerate attacks on my character and - to prevent them in the future - I've attempted to make the rules as black and white as possible. The rules are that way to protect me and the integrity of the league. So, as of right now, the rules say that Dave should be removed. I'm not doing that. I feel like, if he were paying attention, this opens me to up to accusations from Brass (who already has reason to dislike me due to how the NHA ended). He missed one required vote and was removed. Dave missed one required draft pick but gets to stay. And I think he'd be right. He's probably not paying attention. Al probably isn't, either. Nor Skylar. This is _probably_ no big deal. But it puts me in a position that I don't like being in. I used to ask for a vote of GMs to insulate myself from the decision entirely but that clearly wasn't working. So I switched to a set of black and white, "do this or your gone" rules, which everyone accepted until all the sudden nearly everyone didn't. It's incredibly frustrating to me. That said, I'm going to keep trying to find a happy medium. I'm going to rewrite the rules to account for tenure while remaining black and white. I have some ideas but nothing I'm ready to share yet. I'm in no rush to change those rules because another one of the things I need to keep in mind is that I always say "real life" is more important than the league but I never apply that myself. As such, I'm holding off on the start of Season 30 until I'm ready to move forward. It's not like I'm taking a vacation or anything, as really I just want to get some new code done before throwing more games into the system, but for me it's a matter of prioritizing rather than trying to do everything. Right now, I'm prioritizing the new code over more games. I'll let everyone know when I have further updates but I'll probably be back to flying under the radar for a bit.

December 18, 2018 - 1:00 AM

I've been thinking on this and I'm going to continue doing so, but the league deserves to know what's happening. I should not have opened this up to debate. The minute I did so, the consensus was always going to be that we should give Dave another chance. _Every_ time we have ever discussed punishing a GM, the vote has been in favor of keeping him around. Al would still be in the league if I hadn't exercised executive privilege. So I shouldn't have bothered having a discussion about this. The rules as they are currently defined were written for a version of the DFHL that doesn't exist anymore. I will be re-writing them and providing new punishments for inactivity - intentional or otherwise - that allow for leniency. Dave is staying. His trading rights are suspended indefinitely. Additional action is still to come, I just haven't decided what it will be yet. While I admit that the rules as currently written are inflexible, he still broke them (again, intentionally or otherwise). This week's valid roster deadline and the Waiver Draft are cancelled. They will be rescheduled sometime after the new year.

December 16, 2018 - 3:18 PM

The Season 30 DFHL Entry Draft has completed, though it was not without its issues. With the draft complete, valid rosters must be set by 5:00 PM on December 19. The Waiver Draft will take place on December 20 at 7:00 PM. All rated, eligible players who were drafted should now be on their respective teams' rosters. Some of these players are eligible to be returned to the Property List so contact me if you want that taken care of. In adding those players, I've found a bug in the code that assigns new player numbers. It seems that, if a player's current NHL number is not available, it will start with the lowest number currently assigned to a player on that team's roster and count up until it finds an open slot. So there may be numbers you want to change. This should happen with trades as well. Additionally, pick #31 went unused by the Kansas City Scouts. As discussed in-channel during the draft, the league rulebook states that "Any general manager who does not ensure that his or her team's roster complies with all league rules by any given deadlines will automatically be removed, as will any general manager who fails to make a selection in the league's Entry Draft." As Dave is a longtime, generally-active GM, I'm allowing debate on whether or not that rule is written clearly and whether any leeway should be given. That said, the debate will need to be quick as, if we replace Dave, we'll probably need to reschedule the Waiver Draft.

December 4, 2018 - 5:32 PM

With no one raising any major concerns we're moving forward with the Season 30 Entry Draft scheduled for December 16 at noon Eastern. Should we try to do the Waiver Draft sometime before the New Year or just wait until after the holidays?

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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

Chicago Black Hawks

I'm moving houses on Friday and fixing up my current one for sale over the next two weeks. My responses and availability may be limited until May 17th.


May 3, 2021 - 5:55 PM

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

Minnesota North Stars

Minnesota is selling.  Anyone over 25 is available.  Looking for picks/prospects/youth. #pin

August 24, 2021 - 8:35 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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