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    Below is a list of all events planned for this offseason, starting with new sign up post, including Entry Draft and UFA Frenzy (as well as a few surprises) all the way thru to the start of the season in late september/early october.

    City swaps!

    New trade panel team

    S11 Sub rewards payouts

    S11 Draft order

    S11 Salary Cap amount

    S11 Transitional Tag - Tagging 1 of your UFA (Transitional Tag program)

    S11 Contract buyouts

    Send out invites for S11 and accept applications for open GM positions

    Official VHA S11 ratings release

    Send out S10 report cards + sub credits bonus

    Crown VHA S10 GM of the Year winner

    S11 Live Entry draft Rounds 1 to 3

    S11 Live Entry draft Rounds 4 and 5

    S11 UFA Frenzy

    New rules and CBA adjustments

    August: Summer IIHF Tournament - new rules testing

    August: VHA S11 package release

    Early September: VHA S11 Rookie camp

    Mid September: VHA S11 Preseason

    Late September: Setting your 23 man roster and cap compliance

    Early October: Start of the VHA S11 Regular Season

    Here are a few offseason quick notes:

    Trades are officially open. Once your deal is agreed upon, both GMs must send the request by email to the league admins for a panel review before approval/denial.

    If you have a trade offer to a CPU team, send your request by email to the league admins for a panel review before approval/denial.

    You can also catch one of the admins online on Discord to discuss what you had in mind.

    RFAs automatically sign with your team to their NHL amounts. You can follow recent NHL signings on this wonderful website https://www.capfriendly.com/

    if you wish to release a pending RFA from your franchise, you can mail your request to the admins.

    If the RFA is still unsigned when your mail is received, there will be no penalty or cost.

    A full offseason calendar will be posted shortly.

    Enjoy the time off everyone and good luck with your offseason plans!

    Start of Round 3: Sunday April 21

    3 games played by midway Saturday April 27

    End of round 3: Saturday May 4 but hopefully sooner :)

    Western Conference finals

    Vancouver (5) @ Montreal (3)

    Eastern Conference finals

    Philadelphia (2) @ Toronto (1)

    Good luck to everyone!

    Run 14 - 2024-04-21

    Your entire AHL arsenal at your disposal during playoffs.

    Team: Player -- Injury
    MTL: Drew Doughty -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 17 days
    MTL: Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen -- undisclosed illness - 20 days
    MTL: Ryan McDonagh -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 15 days
    PHI: Casey Mittelstadt -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 12 days
    PHI: Cal Clutterbuck -- day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    PHI: Blake Wheeler -- day-to-Day - undisclosed - 11 days
    TOR: Jake McCabe -- day-to-Day - undisclosed - 18 days
    VAN: Mason Marchment -- day-to-Day - undisclosed - 14 days
    VAN: Marco Scandella -- day-to-Day - undisclosed - 18 days

    Start of Round 2: Monday April 8

    3 games played by midway Sunday April 14

    End of round 1: Sunday April 21

    Western Conference Division Semi finals

    Vancouver (5) @ Seattle (1)
    Montreal (3)@ Pittsburgh (2)

    Eastern Conference Division Semi finals

    Vegas (4) @ Toronto (1)
    Edmonton (3) @ Philadelphia (2)

    Good luck to everyone!

    Run 13 - 2024-04-07

    Your entire AHL arsenal at your disposal during playoffs.

    Team: Player -- Injury
    MTL: Mike Matheson -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 29 days
    PHI: Blake Wheeler -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    PHI: Pontus Holmberg -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 15 days
    PHI: Cal Clutterbuck -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 11 days
    PIT: Reese Johnson -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 27 days
    PIT: Zach Whitecloud -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 12 days
    SEA: Sammy Blais -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 11 days
    SEA: Mathew Barzal -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 14 days
    TOR: Seth Jarvis -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 30 days
    TOR: Beck Malenstyn -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 14 days
    TOR: Aaron Ekblad -- Cold streak - 11 days
    VAN: Marco Scandella -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 27 days
    VAN: Teddy Blueger -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 21 days
    VAN: Ian Cole -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    VGK: Urho Vaakanainen -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 18 days
    VGK: Daniel Vladar -- 22 - undisclosed illness - 14 days
    VGK: Scott Laughton -- Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 14 days

    Goalies fatigue

    SEA: Ilya Sorokin -- Fatigued - 5 days
    VAN: Collin Delia -- Fatigued - 5 days

    Run 12 - 2024-03-29

    Your entire AHL arsenal at your disposal during playoffs.

    Team: Player -- Injury
    CAR: Nate Schmidt -- 0 - Cold Streak - 9 days
    CAR: Brendan Gaunce -- 0 - Flu - 9 days
    CGY: Andrew Mangiapane -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 9 days
    CGY: Dmitri Voronkov -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 14 days
    DAL: Artem Zub -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 9 days
    DAL: Justin Danforth -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 9 days
    EDM: Austin Czarnik -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 15 days
    FLA: Quinton Byfield -- 0 - Cold Streak - 11 days
    FLA: Claude Giroux -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 17 days
    LA: Sean Walker -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 17 days
    LA: James Reimer -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 11 days
    MIN: Tyler Motte -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 15 days
    MTL: Drew Doughty -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 15 days
    MTL: Mike Matheson -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 11 days
    PHI: Mathew Dumba -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 18 days
    PHI: Brett Pesce -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 11 days
    PIT: Zach Whitecloud -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    SEA: Parker Kelly -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 11 days
    SEA: Anthony DeAngelo -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 12 days
    TOR: Auston Matthews -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 18 days
    TOR: Brandon Hagel -- 0 - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 15 days

    Goalies fatigue

    DAL: Samuel Ersson -- Fatigued - 5 days
    MIN: Jesper Wallstedt -- Fatigued - 5 days
    MTL: Yaroslav Askarov -- Fatigued - 5 days
    SEA: Akira Schmid -- Fatigued - 5 days
    VAN: Arturs Silovs -- Fatigued - 5 days
    VGK: Joel Hofer -- Fatigued - 5 days
    VGK: Adin Hill -- Fatigued - 5 days

    Start of Round 1: Friday March 29

    4 games played by midway Thursday April 4

    End of round 1: Thursday April 11

    Western Conference Division Quarter finals

    Calgary (8) @ Seattle (1)
    San Jose (7) @ Pittsburgh (2)
    Los Angeles (6) @ Montreal (3)
    Vancouver (5) @ Minnesota (4)

    Eastern Conference Division Quarter finals

    Dallas (8) @ Toronto (1)
    Carolina (7) @ Philadelphia (2)
    Florida (6) @ Edmonton (3)
    Boston (5) @ Vegas (4)

    Good luck to everyone!

    Run 11 - 2024-03-23

    Please use the call ups channel on Discord for injury replacements.
    Note that the following statuses are not considered an injury - so no call up for these:
    Flu
    Cold streak
    Day-to-Day
    Goalie fatigue

    Team: Player -- Injury
    BOS: Henri Jokiharju -- - a groin injury - 9 days
    BOS: MacKenzie Blackwood -- - a hand injury - 11 days
    BUF: T.J. Oshie -- - a lower body injury - 16 days
    BUF: Max Jones -- - a groin injury - 9 days
    CAR: Rafael Harvey-Pinard -- - Flu - 6 days
    CAR: Kyle Okposo -- - a lower body injury - 15 days
    CBJ: Gustav Lindstrom -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 7 days
    DAL: Nico Hischier -- - a foot injury - 11 days
    EDM: Mattias Ekholm -- - a wrist injury - 8 days
    LA: Drake Batherson -- - a groin injury - 10 days
    MIN: Brandon Duhaime -- - illness - 8 days
    NSH: Frederik Andersen -- - undisclosed illness - 7 days
    NYR: Rickard Rakell -- - undisclosed illness - 7 days
    NYR: Ryan Johansen -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    OTT: Patrik Laine -- - a knee injury - 15 days
    PHI: Max Pacioretty -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 5 days
    SEA: Artemi Panarin -- - a finger injury - 10 days
    SEA: Maxime Comtois -- - an upper body injury - 11 days
    SJ: Nikolai Knyzhov -- - Flu - 5 days
    SJ: Jake Bean -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    STL: Jordan Kyrou -- - a groin injury - 11 days
    TB: Trevor Moore -- - undisclosed illness - 6 days
    TOR: Beck Malenstyn -- - a hip injury - 17 days
    VGK: Travis Konecny -- - an arm injury - 9 days
    VGK: Bowen Byram -- - a knee injury - 14 days
    WPG: Laurent Brossoit -- - undisclosed illness - 6 days
    WSH: Ryan O'Reilly -- - a wrist injury - 8 days
    WSH: Jamie Drysdale -- - a foot injury - 12 days


    Goalie fatigue
    CBJ: Darcy Kuemper -- Fatigued - 5 days
    CGY: Spencer Martin -- Fatigued - 5 days
    FLA: Pyotr Kochetkov -- Fatigued - 5 days
    NJ: Petr Mrazek -- Fatigued - 5 days
    SJ: Jacob Markstrom -- Fatigued - 5 days
    TOR: Jonathan Quick -- Fatigued - 5 days

    Due Saturday March 23
    St. Louis @ Toronto

    Due Sunday March 24
    NY Islanders @ Calgary

    Due Monday March 25
    Winnipeg @ Tampa Bay
    Dallas @ Toronto
    Philadelphia @ St. Louis
    NY Rangers @ Colorado
    Pittsburgh @ Nashville
    Chicago @ Buffalo
    Calgary @ NY Islanders
    Carolina @ Washington
    Colorado @ NY Rangers
    Dallas @ Winnipeg
    Florida @ Philadelphia
    Toronto @ Vegas
    Tampa Bay @ St. Louis

    Due Tuesday March 26
    Nashville @ Columbus
    Los Angeles @ Pittsburgh
    Buffalo @ Chicago
    Calgary @ Vancouver
    Montreal @ NY Islanders

    Due Wednesday March 27
    Winnipeg @ Vegas
    NY Rangers @ Edmonton
    Colorado @ Carolina
    Philadelphia @ Dallas
    Toronto @ Tampa Bay

    Due Thursday March 28
    Detroit @ Ottawa
    Pittsburgh @ Los Angeles
    Chicago @ Calgary
    Nashville @ San Jose
    Edmonton @ Colorado
    Dallas @ Florida

    Due Friday March 29
    NY Rangers @ Carolina
    Detroit @ Buffalo

    Due Saturday March 30
    Dallas @ Philadelphia
    San Jose @ New Jersey

    Due Sunday March 31
    Ottawa @ Minnesota
    Philadelphia @ Winnipeg
    Vegas @ St. Louis
    Buffalo @ Los Angeles

    Due Monday April 1
    Winnipeg @ Florida
    Los Angeles @ Chicago
    Pittsburgh @ Buffalo
    San Jose @ Nashville

    End of Season 10 regular season

    Due Monday March 18
    Toronto @ NY Rangers - late
    Florida @ Winnipeg - late
    Pittsburgh @ Chicago
    Los Angeles @ Buffalo
    Vancouver @ NY Islanders

    Due Tuesday March 19
    Winnipeg @ Washington
    Tampa Bay @ Edmonton
    Toronto @ Florida
    Carolina @ Colorado

    Due Wednesday March 20
    Chicago @ Columbus
    Winnipeg @ Philadelphia
    St. Louis @ Vegas
    Tampa Bay @ Toronto

    Due Thursday March 21
    Seattle @ San Jose
    Columbus @ Buffalo
    Minnesota @ Pittsburgh
    Vancouver @ Calgary
    NY Islanders @ Montreal

    Due Friday March 22
    Washington @ NY Rangers
    Boston @ Columbus
    Carolina @ Florida
    Colorado @ Winnipeg
    Edmonton @ Philadelphia
    Vegas @ Tampa Bay
    St. Louis @ Toronto

    Due Saturday March 23
    Columbus @ San Jose
    Detroit @ Minnesota
    Ottawa @ Seattle
    Buffalo @ Nashville
    Chicago @ Pittsburgh
    Montreal @ Vancouver
    NY Islanders @ Calgary

    Due Sunday March 24
    Winnipeg @ Tampa Bay
    Dallas @ Toronto
    Philadelphia @ St. Louis
    Edmonton @ Washington
    NY Rangers @ Colorado
    Boston @ San Jose

    Due Monday March 11
    Philadelphia @ Edmonton
    Dallas @ Colorado
    Tampa Bay @ Vegas
    Toronto @ St. Louis

    Due Tuesday March 12
    Seattle @ Pittsburgh
    Detroit @ Chicago
    Calgary @ Montreal
    NY Islanders @ Vancouver

    Due Wednesday March 13
    Philadelphia @ Florida
    Winnipeg @ Dallas
    Washington @ Edmonton
    Vegas @ Toronto
    St. Louis @ Tampa Bay

    Due Thursday March 14
    Ottawa @ Vancouver
    Seattle @ NY Islanders
    Detroit @ Montreal
    Minnesota @ Calgary
    San Jose @ Los Angeles

    Due Friday March 15
    Boston @ Philadelphia
    Tampa Bay @ Winnipeg
    Toronto @ New Jersey
    NY Rangers @ Vegas
    Colorado @ Edmonton
    Washington @ Carolina

    Due Saturday March 16
    Boston @ Nashville
    New Jersey @ San Jose
    Buffalo @ Pittsburgh
    Chicago @ Los Angeles
    Seattle @ Minnesota
    Ottawa @ Detroit

    Due Sunday March 17
    Vegas @ Colorado
    Toronto @ NY Rangers
    St. Louis @ Carolina
    Tampa Bay @ Washington
    Florida @ Winnipeg
    Philadelphia @ New Jersey

    Run 10 - 2024-03-04

    Please use the call ups channel on Discord for injury replacements.
    Note that the following statuses are not considered an injury - so no call up for these:
    Flu
    Cold streak
    Day-to-Day
    Goalie fatigue

    Team: Player -- Injury
    BOS: MacKenzie Blackwood -- - an upper body injury - 10 days
    BOS: Oskar Sundqvist -- - a knee injury - 14 days
    BUF: Conor Timmins -- - a finger injury - 11 days
    BUF: Torey Krug -- - a foot injury - 11 days
    CAR: Robby Fabbri -- - concussion - 20 days
    CBJ: Shane Pinto -- - a finger injury - 11 days
    CHI: Brandon Tanev -- - a foot injury - 12 days
    CHI: Pavel Buchnevich -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    COL: Teuvo Teravainen -- - a knee injury - 15 days
    DAL: Kyle Capobianco -- - a back injury - 12 days
    DAL: Nikita Kucherov -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 5 days
    DET: Vladislav Gavrikov -- - illness - 7 days
    DET: Brandon Saad -- - an elbow injury - 14 days
    EDM: Evan Rodrigues -- - a foot injury - 11 days
    FLA: Sam Carrick -- - undisclosed illness - 6 days
    FLA: Marc Staal -- - Cold Streak - 6 days
    LA: Brady Skjei -- - a knee injury - 14 days
    LA: Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- - a wrist injury - 9 days
    MIN: Sonny Milano -- - a foot injury - 12 days
    MIN: Patrick Brown -- - a groin injury - 9 days
    MTL: Barrett Hayton -- - Cold Streak - 7 days
    MTL: Drew Doughty -- - a hand injury - 11 days
    NJ: Anton Lundell -- - a finger injury - 10 days
    NSH: Colin Miller -- - an elbow injury - 14 days
    NYI: Jason Robertson -- - Flu - 5 days
    OTT: Derek Forbort -- - a hip injury - 17 days
    OTT: Joonas Korpisalo -- - a hand injury - 10 days
    PHI: Alex Tuch -- - an upper body injury - 12 days
    PHI: Tom Wilson -- - concussion - 19 days
    PIT: Charlie Lindgren -- - a foot injury - 10 days
    PIT: Sean Monahan -- - a back injury - 13 days
    SEA: Mathew Barzal -- - a groin injury - 11 days
    SJ: Ondrej Palat -- - an upper body injury - 11 days
    SJ: Jake Bean -- - a knee injury - 14 days
    TB: Nick Schmaltz -- - a lower body injury - 15 days
    TB: Jakub Zboril -- - a foot injury - 11 days
    TOR: Anthony Stolarz -- - a hip injury - 18 days
    TOR: Jonathan Quick -- - illness - 8 days
    VAN: Kevin Hayes -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 6 days
    VGK: Urho Vaakanainen -- - Cold Streak - 6 days
    VGK: Gabriel Vilardi -- - a shoulder injury - 9 days
    WPG: Curtis Lazar -- - a shoulder injury - 9 days
    WPG: Logan Stanley -- - a finger injury - 11 days
    WSH: Jesse Puljujarvi -- - a wrist injury - 8 days
    WSH: Jack Quinn -- - a groin injury - 9 days


    Goalies
    COL: Felix Sandstrom -- Fatigued - 5 days
    EDM: Alex Stalock -- Fatigued - 5 days
    MIN: Martin Jones -- Fatigued - 5 days
    SJ: Joseph Woll -- Fatigued - 5 days
    STL: John Gibson -- Fatigued - 5 days

    Due Monday March 4
    Los Angeles @ Montreal
    Chicago @ NY Islanders
    NY Rangers @ Washington

    Due Tuesday March 5
    no games

    Due Wednesday March 6
    Los Angeles @ Vegas
    Pittsburgh @ Toronto
    Calgary @ Colorado
    Vancouver @ Winnipeg

    Due Thursday March 7
    San Jose @ New Jersey
    Los Angeles @ Florida

    Due Friday March 8
    Colorado @ Tampa Bay
    Carolina @ Vegas
    Edmonton @ St. Louis
    NY Rangers @ Dallas
    Washington @ Philadelphia
    Boston @ New Jersey

    Due Saturday March 9
    Nashville @ Columbus
    Los Angeles @ Detroit
    Buffalo @ Ottawa
    Chicago @ Minnesota
    Pittsburgh @ Seattle
    Vancouver @ NY Islanders

    Due Sunday March 10
    *Trade Deadline day*

    Due Monday Feb 26
    St. Louis @ Florida - late
    Toronto @ Carolina - late
    Colorado @ Washington - late
    Edmonton @ NY Rangers - late

    due Tuesday Feb 27
    NY Islanders @ Columbus
    Montreal @ Buffalo
    Los Angeles @ Pittsburgh

    due Wednesday Feb 28
    Carolina @ Dallas
    Edmonton @ Winnipeg
    NY Rangers @ Philadelphia
    Washington @ Florida
    Boston @ Columbus

    due Thursday Feb 29
    no games

    due Friday March 1
    Montreal @ Ottawa
    Calgary @ Detroit
    NY Islanders @ Seattle
    San Jose @ Columbus
    Vancouver @ Nashville
    Chicago @ Los Angeles

    due Saturday March 2
    no games

    due Sunday March 3
    Winnipeg @ St. Louis
    Philadelphia @ Toronto
    Dallas @ Tampa Bay
    Florida @ NY Rangers
    Washington @ Colorado
    Carolina @ Edmonton
    Boston @ Nashville

    3.0 General gameplay Etiquette & illegal maneuvers
    The main purpose of this League is to maximize realism and have a fun time playing a game we love. Let's elaborate on the VHA gameplay mindset you are expected to adopt 100% of the time and other specific moves you must AVOID entirely as part of your mandate as a VHA GM.

    3.1 THE OBJECT OF THE LEAGUE IS NOT TO WIN BUT RATHER TO PLAY REALISTIC HOCKEY

    •Adopt a North-South mindset
    Excluding on the PP, keep moving up towards the other net on a rush. We've seen too many GMs pass it back, then forward, then back again until the AI falls apart, resulting in lanes opening like the parted sea. This isn't soccer. Also, the AI is dumb and it's an old game. Sometimes the right hockey play is the simple one, like banking it off the boards to clear the puck.

    •Keep your scripted plays at bay
    It’s a 12 year old game. Try new things. The game might surprise you.

    •Dump the puck regularly
    - Skilled players dump and chase occasionally
    - Grinders dump and chase regularly
    If you aren't dumping and chasing, you are not playing realistic hockey.

    •Short shifts and use all four lines
    - A shift should last about 60 seconds. If you’re leaving your line for more than that, you’re not doing it right.
    - Your 4th line needs to get a few shifts per period.
    Note : We will not hesitate to enforce « Auto-line change » mode on teams that are unable to properly cycle through lines or limit shift length.

    •Backup Goalies
    - Backup goalies must play a minimum of 900 minutes per season.

    •Use players in their proper roles
    - Highly skilled players will tend to carry the puck and try fancy dekes
    - Grinders will dump it in and play physical
    - Offensive minded, smaller dmen will pokecheck
    - Physical defensive minded Dmen will play physical
    We are thriving for realism. These things matter.

    •The wandering winger, aka the stretch pass to the wing
    As soon as you retrieve the puck, your wingers starts skating towards the offensive zone and is able to receive a tape to tape pass in his skates like white on rice, creating a super easy scoring opportunity. To combat this, the 2 zone pass restriction rule is added back in the game. This will eliminate the incessant winger stretch pass. Insert personal opinion: Best rule change in VHA history?

    •My face is in the glass; here’s a perfect blind pass
    Take a second to at least turn your player in the right direction before making a bomb pass forward to start a rush. Realism please.

    •Auto-deke, spin-o-rama
    Sparingly, please. And with the right players.

    •Resetting
    STOP DOING IT. You made your move, you’re alone against the goalie but you’re not in the right angle or whatever? So you circle back? Don’t reset - take the shot on goal.

    •Goalie passing
    Excluding on the PP, freeze the puck. Rest your lines, slow the pace. It's not handball or lacrosse, and it's not a race.

    •Hooking - Never hook!
    This would be a penalty 100% of the time in real life, so don’t do it.
    - If your CPU player hooks an opponent, give the puck back immediately. These things can happen and you can only control what happens after.

    •Poke check
    - A timely poke check to strip the puck anywhere on the ice is fair game. Charging with poke check pressed down all over the ice is not.
    - Incessant poke checking - button mash - is banned
    - Using poke check as a shield to block shots a mile away from the shooter is banned.
    - Crease sitting with poke check pressed down is banned. Play positional D, not 2nd goalie.

    •Hipchecks
    Hipchecks are frowned upon and are deemed dangerous because they can injure, much like head shots in the NHL today.
    - resulting in an injury: Intentionally or not, GM or CPU--any hipcheck resulting in an injury can be reviewed by the Admin Team (with stream as evidence) and disciplinary actions can be taken, including player and GM suspensions. Repeat offenders will have an impact on suspension length.
    - no injury: Intentionally or not, GM or CPU--multiple hipchecks in the same game can be reviewed by the Admin Team (with stream as evidence) and disciplinary actions can be taken, including player and GM suspensions. Repeat offenders will have an impact on suspension length.

    •Hitting and bumping from behind
    - Keep your hits along the boards and in the entire slot area, not just in front or near the goalie but also
    between the faceoff circles and to the boards. The appropriate players should do the hitting. For example, 170 pound defenseman should not be running around hitting everything that moves. See the area in red for the allowed hitting area.


    - All CPU hits anywhere on the ice are allowed - no give backs. One exception: CPU hits from behind.
    - In a puck race, don’t bump a player away from the puck – especially when from behind. This would be an automatic interference penalty in real life. If you accidentally bump in this situation, give the puck back immediately. These things can happen and you can only control what happens after.

    •Desperation D
    - Poke from behind - banned
    - Bumping from behind - banned
    - Backing up your Dman in the crease and using him as a 2nd goalie - banned
    - Diving - use sparingly, like almost never.

    •Don't argue, insult or harass your opponent
    Talk after the game about things you liked and things you disliked. We're all friends here, so be friendly.

    •Targets OFF!
    This is realistic league. If you don't know that by now you are asleep! When was the last time you saw a BULLSEYE inside a hockey net during a game? Wake up people!
    Respect a 5 goal mercy rule at all times

    •Faceoffs
    - Use the hook button + direction. Otherwise, NEVER HOOK!
    For those of you who use the hook resulting in a kick pass, this is essentially just like a hard pass. Make sure to respect the 2 pass rule before any shot can be taken on goal.
    - No mash: Under Rule 76.4 of the NHL Rules: "the sticks of both players facing-off shall have the blade on the ice, within the designated area." Therefore, button mashing at the faceoff dot is BANNED, if this was not clear
    already. Please time your button press with the puck drop.
    •Even Steven
    Keep draws about 50% throughout the game. Don’t win all the important defensive and offensive draws and leave the neutral zone ones to your opponent. Don't start giving back faceoffs only when you're up on the scoreboard. You’re not fooling anyone.

    3.2 Cheap goals to avoid
    The general rule of thumb here is, mix things up. Try new things. The game might surprise you. If you score one of these goals by accident, do the right thing and offer this goal back immediately. Be a good sportsman and do the right thing.

    •Trick shot that makes the goalie slide wickedly away from his net.
    Whatever you're doing to make this happen, it's now BANNED from VHA!

    •the famous 1-2 deke
    This is the move that makes a player fake left and shoot right, or fake right and shoot left. By now, everyone can basically pull off at an almost automatic success rate.
    - Please limit this to 0 to 1 attempt per game.
    - A breakaway is not an automatic goal. Show some originality in your gameplay and think of another move you can make.

    •Floating shots
    Including backhand slow wrist shots from the blue line. It's cheap and ugly. BANNED.

    •Backhand one-timers
    Visual nightmare and totally unrealistic unless you are a few feet from the net. Use sparingly, like almost never.

    •Shooting the puck on net after the whistle
    Show some restraint. See realism rules above.
    One GM told me he removed one-timers entirely from his repertoire because the success rate is too low. This approach is not what we are looking for. Try new things. The game might surprise you.

    3.3 Playing on the Penalty Kill (PK)

    •Clearing the puck is priority #1.
    The game AI simply does not do enough to balance the risk/reward factor to an offensive mindset like it is in real life.
    Exception: Late in the 3rd period, if you pull your goalie, you may disregard this rule and play as if it was even

    •Circling back and killing the clock is strictly forbidden. The game’s AI simply doesn’t react well enough in this situation.

    •Valid SH goal opportunities
    While on the PK, if you strip the puck at your blue line, intercept a pass in the neutral zone or the offensive zone with a clear path to the net, the realistic hockey play calls for a shorthanded shot attempt.

    Due Monday Feb 19
    Buffalo @ St. Louis
    Chicago @ Tampa Bay
    Los Angeles @ Winnipeg
    NY Islanders @ Dallas

    Due Tuesday Feb 20
    No games

    Due Wednesday Feb 21
    Nashville @ Boston
    Columbus @ New Jersey
    Buffalo @ Vegas
    Chicago @ Toronto
    Los Angeles @ St. Louis
    Pittsburgh @ Dallas
    NY Islanders @ Philadelphia
    Vancouver @ Florida
    Detroit @ Washington
    Calgary @ NY Rangers

    Due Thursday Feb 22
    No games

    Due Friday Feb 23
    Washington @ Winnipeg
    Carolina @ Philadelphia
    Colorado @ Florida
    Edmonton @ Dallas
    Toronto @ Vegas
    Nashville @ New Jersey

    Due Saturday Feb 24
    no games

    Due Sunday Feb 25
    San Jose @ Boston
    Detroit @ Buffalo
    Columbus @ Nashville
    Seattle @ Los Angeles
    Ottawa @ Pittsburgh
    Minnesota @ Vancouver
    NY Islanders @ San Jose
    Montreal @ Calgary

    Run 9 - 2024-02-18

    Please use the call ups channel on Discord for injury replacements.
    Note that the following statuses are not considered an injury - so no call up for these:
    Flu
    Cold streak
    Day-to-Day
    Goalie fatigue

    Team: Player -- Injury
    BOS: Jacob Bryson -- 11 - illness - 7 days
    BOS: Jeff Petry -- - a hip injury - 17 days
    BUF: Max Jones -- 13 - a lower body injury - 15 days
    BUF: Conor Timmins -- - a shoulder injury - 9 days
    CBJ: Shane Pinto -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 6 days
    CBJ: Drew Doughty -- 0 - Cold Streak - 6 days
    CHI: Shea Theodore -- 17 - an arm injury - 9 days
    CHI: Kirill Marchenko -- 8 - an ankle injury - 12 days
    COL: Marcus Foligno -- - a finger injury - 10 days
    DAL: Justin Danforth -- - an upper body injury - 10 days
    DAL: Alexander Wennberg -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 8 days
    DET: Colin Blackwell -- 0 - Flu - 6 days
    EDM: Erik Karlsson -- - a groin injury - 9 days
    EDM: Klim Kostin -- - an ankle injury - 13 days
    FLA: Aleksander Barkov -- - Flu - 6 days
    LA: Brett Howden -- - concussion - 19 days
    LA: Sean Walker -- - an arm injury - 8 days
    MTL: Kris Letang -- - undisclosed illness - 5 days
    MTL: Trent Frederic -- - Cold Streak - 7 days
    NJ: Joshua Norris -- - Day-to-Day - undisclosed - 7 days
    NJ: Jonas Rondbjerg -- - a foot injury - 11 days
    NYI: Juraj Slafkovsky -- 23 - concussion - 20 days
    NYI: Jakob Chychrun -- - a foot injury - 11 days
    NYR: Nicolas Hague -- - illness - 8 days
    NYR: Ryan Johansen -- - concussion - 20 days
    OTT: Joonas Korpisalo -- - illness - 5 days
    PHI: Logan Thompson -- - a shoulder injury - 9 days
    PIT: Valtteri Puustinen -- 0 - Cold Streak - 8 days
    PIT: Ilya Samsonov -- 11 - illness - 8 days
    SEA: Max Pacioretty -- - a back injury - 13 days
    SEA: Samuel Montembeault -- - a finger injury - 10 days
    SJ: Filip Hronek -- - concussion - 19 days
    SJ: Jacob Markstrom -- - an upper body injury - 11 days
    STL: T.J. Brodie -- - a knee injury - 15 days
    STL: Jonathan Drouin -- - a wrist injury - 9 days
    TB: Connor Brown -- - a knee injury - 14 days
    TOR: Ryan Hartman -- - a back injury - 12 days
    VAN: Jakob Silfverberg -- - Flu - 6 days
    VAN: Kevin Hayes -- - illness - 7 days
    WPG: Logan Stanley -- - illness - 7 days
    WPG: Nikolaj Ehlers -- - a foot injury - 12 days
    WSH: John Klingberg -- - a hand injury - 10 days


    Goalie fatigue

    BUF: Alex Nedeljkovic -- Fatigued - 5 days
    CAR: Alex Lyon -- Fatigued - 5 days
    COL: David Rittich -- Fatigued - 5 days
    FLA: Ville Husso -- Fatigued - 5 days
    NSH: Chris Driedger -- Fatigued - 5 days
    STL: Stuart Skinner -- Fatigued - 5 days
    STL: John Gibson -- Fatigued - 5 days

    Due Tuesday Feb 13
    Winnipeg @ Colorado
    Chicago @ Vancouver

    Due Wednesday Feb 14
    NY Rangers @ Colorado
    Edmonton @ Carolina
    Washington @ St. Louis
    Florida @ Tampa Bay

    Due Thursday Feb 15
    Los Angeles @ Chicago
    Pittsburgh @ Buffalo
    NY Islanders @ Vancouver

    Due Friday Feb 16
    Florida @ Colorado
    Dallas @ Washington
    Philadelphia @ Carolina
    Winnipeg @ Edmonton
    New Jersey @ Vegas
    St. Louis @ Toronto
    Boston @ Tampa Bay

    Due Saturday Feb 17
    Montreal @ Pittsburgh
    Calgary @ Los Angeles
    NY Islanders @ Chicago
    Vancouver @ Buffalo
    Minnesota @ Seattle

    Due Sunday Feb 18
    Nashville @ New Jersey
    Columbus @ Boston
    Ottawa @ Vegas
    Seattle @ Toronto
    Buffalo @ St. Louis
    Chicago @ Tampa Bay
    Los Angeles @ Winnipeg
    Calgary @ Philadelphia
    Montreal @ Florida
    Vancouver @ Washington
    NY Islanders @ Dallas