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Welcome to GML 2023-24!

Welcome to season number 15 of the GML!!  Test out your best GM'ing skills here in the best fantasy hockey game in the world!  From the entry draft to deadline day, build your team as you see fit, manage your way to the top of the League and make a run at the ultimate prize, the coveted GML Championship!!

To view the rich history of the CDCGML feel free to click on the GML Archives link and browse past winners to defunct clubs and everything else in between from trophy winners to divisional champions.



                                                      NHL Western Conference (2006 - Pres)


Pacific                                                                                Central

                                                                                                   small.png Arizona Coyotes - Squeak    

small.png Calgary Flames - kondorclipz619                                    small.png Chicago Blackhawks  - Sludge 

small.png Edmonton Oilers - Canuck Surfer                                 small.png Colorado Avalanche   - aGENT

small.png Los Angeles Kings - arby18_                                          small.png Dallas Stars  - JIAHN

small.png San Jose Sharks - ThatMike                                          small.png Minnesota Wild - Dak Prescott
spacer.png Seattle Kraken - Primal Optimist                                   small.png Nashville Predators  - Sergei Bobrovsky

small.png Vancouver Canucks  theo5789                                    small.png St.Louis Blues - Devron

small.png Vegas Golden Knights - The Brindy Gypsy                        small.png Winnipeg Jets - canuck2xtreme



                                                          NHL Eastern Conference (2006 - Pres)



Metropolitan                                                             Atlantic

small.png Carolina Hurricanes - Tony Romo                             small.png Boston Bruins - Sharpshooter    

small.png Columbus Blue Jackets – Honkin Hronek                          small.png Buffalo Sabres - lethunder 

small.png New Jersey Devils - Mike Vanderhoek                        small.png Detroit Red Wings - Ilunga/MatchesMalone

small.png NY Rangers -  Brettzky                                                    small.png Florida Panthers - Caboose/Gally

small.png Philadelphia Flyers - Snapshot85                                  small.png Montreal Canadiens - Snowflake

small.png Pittsburgh Penguins - ActionJax09                           small.png Ottawa Senators - Zenflamesfan

small.png Washington Capitals - da.moose                                small.png Tampa Bay Lightning – Relyt Krets

                                                                                                small.png Toronto Maple Leafs - Gator/Patrick Kane

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CDCGML Collective Bargaining Agreement


Article 1: Scoring Structure

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1.1 – Scoring Table


Goal/Assist: 3 points

PP Point: +1 point

SH Point: +2 points

OT Point: +2 points

GWG/A: +2 points

PIM: 1 point per minute

+/- : 2 points per each + rating



Goal/Assist: 5 points

PP Point: +1 point

SH Point: +2 points

OT Point: +2 points

GWG/A: +2 points

PIM: 1 point per minute

+/- : 2 points per each + rating



Win: 10 points

OTL: 5 points

SO: +10 points

Goal: 99 points

Assist: 10 points

PIM = 1 point per minute


* - scoring table subject to change prior to start of season.


1.2 – Stat Tracking Site

- Stats for the 2023-24 season will be tracked on www.pickuphockey.com.

Pool name: GML 2023-24
Password: gml2324

Article 2: Regular Season/Playoff Structure

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2.1 – What To Do


The name of the game is simple. Build a Stanley Cup winner. As it is a fantasy game, it will be points driven, but like real life, having the most dynamic scorers doesn't mean you'll win. Players will accumulate points throughout the season, and the top 8 teams in each Conference will make the playoffs. Divisions are shown on the map below, and the top team in each division will be seeded first through third, just like the NHL.


2.2 – What Not To Do


Obviously, somebody has to come in last. But that doesn't mean it has to be for lack of trying. Like in the real NHL, a good General Manager is always looking for ways to improve their team. Inactivity might pay off if you're ahead in the standings, or have a good reason to wait. Maybe you're hoping the team will pull out of its slump. Maybe you have key injuries. Any number of things could result in a wait and see approach, and team owners would surely understand. But be careful, if your team is slumping for long periods, and you as GM aren't doing anything to improve the team’s fortunes, you may find yourself on the hot seat with the guys upstairs. Spend too long there without some sort of attempt (even failed ones) at improving your team, and the GM might end up getting fired.


Also, remember that a good GM keeps his players competitive, but content. Players that aren't happy with their role on your team (like a 50 goal scorer on the third line, a 18-20 minute defenceman on the bottom pairing, or having two starting goaltenders competing for playing time) may end up asking for a trade. If they aren't dealt within an acceptable period of time (dependent on the player and situation) they may refuse to play until they are moved. Make sure you keep your players happy. Teams will be notified of any potential issues in their Roster Review PM and have the chance to respond to player concerns there. If an issue regarding player happiness is brought up, address the issue, don't make excuses. Each team is reviewed on a regular basis and subject to the same standard as every other team.


2.3 – Executive Volunteer Team

Mike Vanderhoek




Relyt Krets


2.4 – Annual Awards


Near the end of the regular season, teams may vote for one player for each of the major NHL awards by submitting their votes via secret ballot to an executive member. Teams are NOT permitted to vote for their own players. The winners will be announced upon the conclusion of the voting window. The following awards will be handed out for 2023-24.  (Note: Award system subject to change)


Awards to be Announced


2.5 – Playoffs


The top 3 teams from each Division will make the playoffs along with two wild card teams in each conference. The two teams with the highest point totals of the remaining teams in each Conference will earn the wild card playoff berths. The division winner with the most points in each conference will meet the 2nd wild card team, the other division leader will face the 1st wild card team. The second and third place teams in each division will play each other. Teams will accumulate points via their players, and at the end of the first round, the teams with the most points in each playoff bracket will advance to the second round, and so on, until a champion is crowned at the conclusion of the playoffs. Points are exclusive to each round and do not carry over to the next in any fashion.


In the event of a tie at the end of a series, the tie-breaking procedure is as follows:


1. Total Goals

2. Game Winning Goals

3. Overtime Goals
4. Goalie wins
5. Points per game

Article 3: Roster Limitations

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3.1 – Active Roster Guidelines


Each active roster will consist of a maximum of 23 players. Teams are limited to a maximum of 14 forwards, 8 defencemen or 2 goaltenders on an active roster at any one time. An empty goaltending roster spot cannot be filled by a forward or defenceman. Teams are required to begin the season with a minimum roster of 12 forwards, 6 defenceman and 2 goaltenders that can be reasonably considered to be actively playing in the NHL and maintain that minimum throughout the season.  Teams can dress any roster at their discretion, within these guidelines, provided that teams keep their players happy as outlined in Article 2 Section 2.


Prior to the beginning of the regular season, teams must submit an opening night roster post in order for their lineup to be entered into the system to collect points.  These rosters MUST be submitted before the start of the regular season to avoid penalties. If a team is late in submitting their opening night roster, they will be penalized 100 points for each day their roster is late. When the roster is submitted, the roster will be input as though it was for the start of the season and the penalty will be applied via negative 'bonus' points. GMs who do not maintain the minimum roster or submit their roster significantly late will face disciplinary action, up to and including the loss of 1st round draft selections, or dismissal.


Any roster move must be made in its own post and clearly phrased. Roster moves that do not follow this format risk not be processed. NOTE: Players who are suspended while on the active roster cannot be moved off the active roster for the duration of their suspension.


Teams can request a player be dressed in a different position (i.e: forward playing defence, defenceman playing forward) on an emergency basis, but this will be accepted for no more than a seven days period. In order to do this, you must post a roster move indicating your player is being placed out of position. This roster move must be in its own post and clearly phrased.


3.2 – Salary Cap


The CDCGML salary cap for the 2023-24 season is yet to be determined.  The GML league will add a 6.25% inflator to the NHL salary cap when it is announced in order to balance a 30 team league. During the season, no move will be processed that would put your team over or under the salary cap. In the off-season, the 10% rule is in effect. Teams cannot be over the cap by more than 10% of the cap ceiling at any point. Trades or signings that would put a team more than 10% over the cap during the off-season will not be processed by the league.  The salary cap floor for 2023-24 is also yet to be determined.  Once announced, teams must keep their active roster salary cap above this number.


3.3 – Minor League System


This is where you can keep your prospects and depth players. These players are in your system but not on your active roster. You can have as many players in your minor system as you have budgeted money for BUT you cannot exceed 50 total contracts within the organization. Some players must clear waivers to be assigned to your minor league system after the season begins as provided in Article 5 Section 3. You can name your minor league team if you like, just submit your proposed location and team name to the league for approval. As long as it's appropriate and not already taken, the league will approve it.


3.4 – Junior System


The Junior system is where you can assign players who have signed entry level contracts but are still eligible to play at the junior level (18-20 years old). Players who are eligible to be assigned to juniors must meet the age criteria (20 years old or younger) at the time of their assignment to junior. Players assigned to junior will not have their salaries count against either the cap or your clubs minors budget.  Once recalled, their salary will begin to count against the salary cap/minors budget. Eligible players will not be assigned to Junior automatically, they must be placed there via a post in the thread.


Article 4: Contracts

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4.1 – Contracts


In order to be eligible for a teams active or minor league roster, they must be signed to a contract with that club by negotiating a deal with one of our agents. A team may at no time have any greater than fifty (50) signed players in the organization. If a player has hired a specific agent, it will be displayed in a pop up note on the UFA/RFA tracker, and teams must speak to that agent for that player. The league minimum salary for any new contract is $775,000 per season.


Player Agents

Entry Level Contracts: ThatMike 

Standard Player Contracts: lethunder, arby18_, Sergei Bobrosvky, ThatMike, Relyt Krets


4.2 – Entry Level Contracts


Drafted players signing their first contract will be subject to entry level contract limits. A player signing an entry level deal can only have a maximum base salary of $950,000. Teams can add bonuses and incentives in negotiations as they see fit that would raise the cap hit of the player, but the base salary cannot exceed $950,000. The total maximum salary of an entry level player including bonuses is $3.775 million per season. Players signed to entry level contracts by teams with a qualifying investment in Player Development can have their players contract slide either one or two seasons provided they meet the criteria listed in CBA Section 7.5.


Entry Level Contracts are signed using the following basic framework and negotiation process.


Step 1 - Uniform salary based on GML Draft Position.

1st overall - $3.25 million (Base salary: $925,000)
2nd overall - $3 million (Base salary: $925,000)

3rd overall - $2.75 million (Base salary: $925,000)
4th overall - $2.25 million (Base salary: $925,000)
5th overall - $2 million (Base salary: $925,000)
6th-10th overall - $1.5 million (Base salary: $925,000)
11th-32nd - $1 million (Base salary: $900,000)
2nd Round - $875,000
3rd Round - $825,000
4th Round - $775,000

Step 2 - Compare to real life salary, consider splitting the difference.

Step 3 - Consider any other mitigating factors. (ex: player saw some NHL time, starred in World Juniors etc would raise value. Player struggling and/or injured for large portion of season would lower value.)


4.2 - Restricted Free Agents


Players who have played fewer than 7 seasons or are younger than 27 years of age are Restricted Free Agents.


4.2.1 – Qualifying Offers


Teams looking to retain the rights of their pending Restricted Free Agents would need to submit a qualifying offer based on the following scale.

•   $500,000 - $1.5 million = 110% of previous contract

•   over $1.5 million - $3 million = 105% of previous contract

•   over $3 million = 100% of previous contract

Qualifying offers are calculated using a player’s base salary only, bonuses are not included in the calculation. The deadline for submitting qualifying offers has not yet been determined, but will be noted in the Dates To Remember post below the CBA post. Qualifying offers are valid contract offers and are subject to being accepted at any time prior to their expiration. This offer may or may not be accepted, but the player will go to Unrestricted Free Agency if the qualifying offer is not extended before the deadline.


Qualifying offers will expire on August 31, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific time and at that point will no longer be eligible to be accepted by the player. Teams with players in this situation will still retain the player’s rights. A qualified player who is not signed by December 15th, 2023 at 11:59pm Pacific time will be released to Unrestricted Free Agency and will be eligible to sign with any team.


4.2.2 – Offer Sheets


Teams are permitted to extend offer sheets to the RFA players of other teams beginning on Free Agency. These offer sheets may or may not be signed by the player. If they are signed, the club that holds the player’s rights has 1 (ONE) week ( TIME STAMPED example: 9:49am to 9:49am ) to match the offer sheet. If the team declines to match, they would receive compensation based on the following chart.


$1,356,540 or less - None

$1,356,541 - $2,055,364 - 3rd round pick

$2,055,365 - $4,110,732 - 2nd round pick

$4,110,733 - $6,166,096 - 1st and 3rd round picks

$6,166,097 - $8,221,463 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd round picks

$8,221,464 - $10,276,829 - 2 1sts, 2nd and 3rd round picks

$10,276,830 and up - 2 1sts, 2 2nds and two 3rd round picks


Teams who would present these offer sheets must have their own teams draft picks as compensation before they are able to sign the player to an offer sheet. If a team matches an offer sheet, they CANNOT trade the player until the conclusion of the upcoming season ( final day of regular season if not Playoff bound or the day of elimination from the Playoffs ). In order to match an offer sheet, the team must have room under the salary cap to accommodate the player and their new salary. The 10% rule does not apply in this situation.



4.2.3 – Arbitration 


- Players 23 or 24 years of age as of July 1st are eligible for team elected arbitration.

- Players 25 or 26 years of age as of July 1st are eligible for player elected arbitration.

- A player with arbitration rights cannot be asked by their club to file for arbitration, that decision is at the sole discretion of the player and their agent. Doing so will result in the club losing the player to unrestricted free agency.

- Electing for arbitration removes the possibility for the player to sign offer sheets.

- Teams can have a maximum of one team elected and one player elected arbitration case per season.

- The deadline to file for arbitration is noted in the Dates to Remember section of each season.

- Arbitration cases will be scheduled and held via PM during the month of August.

- Through arbitration, only a 1 year deal will be awarded.

- canuck2xtreme will serve as arbitrator. In the event that canuck2xtreme is the player or team representative, another arbitrator will be appointed.

- The arbitrator will hear both the teams position and the players position via separate PMs, and then will have up to 7 days to make a decision.

- Both the team and the player are required to submit their proposed dollar figure in their statement.

- The arbitrator has the right to award either:


1. The players desired contract proposal,

2. The teams desired contract proposal, or

3. Any dollar figure in between the two figures provided by the team and player.


- If an arbitration award is within $1 million dollars of the teams desired contract proposal, the award is binding.

- If an arbitration award is more than $1 million higher than the teams desired contract proposal, the team has the right to walk away from the arbitration award, making the player an unrestricted free agent. Teams in this situation will NOT receive any compensation.

- All arbitration awards are final. Disrespect towards the arbitration system as a result of an unfavorable decision from either party will result in penalties levied by the league at their discretion. This can include, but is not limited to: cap space penalties, forfeiting of draft picks, loss of future arbitration rights, etc.


4.3 – Unrestricted Free Agents


Players who are 27 years old or have played in 7 NHL seasons are Unrestricted Free Agents (for these purposes, a player must play in at least 25 games in order for it to count as a season). Unrestricted Free Agents who are without a contract are eligible to be signed to a contract by any team beginning on day 1 of Free Agency. No player eligible for the next seasons CDCGML Entry Draft ( a player whom does not turn 21 by the time the Entry Draft takes place and is thus still draft eligible ) is eligible to be signed as an unrestricted free agent. When signing a new unrestricted free agent to your club, the maximum allowable contract term is 7 years. The window to offer/sign Unrestricted Free Agents is July 1st, 2023 to January 15th, 2024.

Unrestricted Free Agents must also meet age thresholds when being signed to an entry level contract if not having played 7 NHL seasons or being aged 27 years old. This can be any Unrestricted Free Agents whom will turn 21 before the next CDCGML Entry Draft.  College and European free agents are also subject to Entry Level Contract restrictions as noted in Section 4.2.


The age thresholds affecting contract term is as follows:


18-21 years of age: term of 3 years

22-23 years of age: term of 2 years

24-27 years of age: term of 1 year


4.4 – No Trade/No Movement Clauses


No Trade Clauses or No Movement Clauses will be honored by the League and agents. Any requests to have a player waive their NTC/NMC must be submitted to Mike Vanderhoek. If a player demands a trade, the NTC or NMC will be considered waived and the player may be dealt to any team. Players that do end up waiving these clauses will only waive a clause ONCE per season (365 calendar days from waive date). These clauses will not all be waived, each request is taken on a case by case basis and involves multiple executive members helping find the best course of action of said players. Players who are 26 or under are not eligible for NTC or NMCs.


If a player has a provision to list teams and is requested to do so, the list will be provided. Unless otherwise specified in the wording of their NTC/NMC, lists will be valid up to and on the next Trade Deadline. Players will not waive to go to a team that is not on their list, regardless of circumstance.  A player who has provided a list and was traded to a team on it will not be considered as to have 'waived' their NTC/NMC in that situation and could theoretically be traded again before the 365 day window has elapsed.


4.5 – Extensions


Teams are permitted to discuss contract expectations, terms, and freely negotiate an extension with any pending Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents whose contract expires at the end of the upcoming season beginning on the first day of Free Agency. As with any negotiation, sometimes the player will not desire to sign an extension that early, some players will be more open to the idea, the key is teams can reach out to an agent and get a feel for where their players are at in terms of their expectations etc.


When negotiating an extension with a player that has played with your club for the entire season (beginning on opening night of season), teams may offer up to an 8 year contract term if desired.  Again, remember that not all players will re-sign, several will test free agency.


4.6 – Buyouts


There are two separate one week buyout periods. One from June 20th-27th and one from Sept.23rd-30th. During these buyout periods, teams can buy players out of their contracts if they so desire. Any teams buying out a contract will incur a cap hit of 33% of the player’s annual salary for each remaining year of the contract. Players must clear unconditional waivers before they can be bought out, unless that player holds a NMC.  Players with a NMC are able to be bought out without unconditional waivers.


4.7 – Tampering


Tampering is a serious offense and will be dealt with strictly. Tampering occurs when a team contacts a player under contract to another team before their contract expires, or when a team tries to negotiate a contract for the same player with two separate agents. In these cases, the team will lose the ability to negotiate with the player in question, and further fines/penalties may be handed down at the leagues discretion. Leeway is given to clubs whom accidentally may present a contract offer to a player unbeknownst to them that may already be under contract or another member club’s property, as the executive works to improve search functions across the league there will remain leeway to members when it is clear there was no ill intent.


Article 5: Player Movement

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5.1 – Trades


You may make an unlimited amount of trades, but both GMs involved in the trade must PM an executive member. Points are not transferred when a player is traded. For example, if Alex Ovechkin has 38 points for Team A and then is traded to Team B, his point totals remain on Team A. Ovechkin would start on Team B with 0 points. Trades are not official until the time stamped approval of parties involved in the trade call pm. Filing with the league office does not always happen immediately, GMs can expect that all trades are backdated to the day they were submitted to the league and agreed upon by both GMs, so teams will not miss out on any points. Players who are traded must remain at the same league level as they were on their original team at the time of the trade (Active roster to active roster, minors to minors,etc.) unless they are eligible to be assigned otherwise. Waivers rules apply to players who are subject to waivers before being sent down if teams want to place a player from his original team’s active roster in the minors.  Any team that has traded a player at any point during the year (beginning July 1st) may not re-acquire (or discuss contract terms via negotiation permissions) with said player for at least 365 calendar days. 


If you are trading draft picks, the picks must be tracked and properly labeled. Failing to do so will result in the trade being rejected by the League.


A properly labeled draft pick: TEAM 2023 1st Round Draft Pick


An improperly labeled draft pick: Anything else.


The trade deadline for the 2022-23 season has not yet been announced.


5.2 – Trading Cap Dollars


Teams can retain up to $3 million dollars or 50% AAV, whichever is lower, of a player’s salary as part of a trade. Teams are permitted to retain cap dollars for up to 2 consecutive seasons (including the current season) of any contract.  Teams cannot retain salary in any season other than the current season and the following one.


- Teams cannot retain more than 15% of the salary cap ceiling total in any given season.

- Teams cannot retain salary on more than 3 players at any one time.

- Teams can have a maximum of 3 players on the roster with reduced contracts.

- Teams cannot trade salary retention on its own.

- The combined amount of salary retained by other teams for players on a team’s roster cannot exceed $10 million at any time.

- No player can have his cap hit reduced under $750,000 per season via this method.

- No single trade may have a combined retention above $5 million for a single team.



5.3 – Injured Reserve


General- Any team with a player on the NHL injury reserve may put that player on injured reserve starting Oct 1st. Players on injured reserve will not count against your cap but will not earn points. While your player is listed on injured reserve, you may replace him on your active roster with another player. To place a player on injured reserve you must post in thread clearly phrased in its own post that a player is being placed on the IR, you must also copy a link to a source stating the player’s real life status to ensure it matches your medical/training facilities budget.


NHL players that have been placed in the NHL's player assistance programs by their real life clubs may also be eligible to be placed on Injured Reserve.


When you want to activate your player from injured reserve, you must create an available roster spot for that player first.


Season Opening Day- On opening day, before LTIR is considered, each team must be cap compliant. That is, the sum of all contracts may not exceed the sum of the league Salary Cap plus the Minor League Budget. From that day forward players on LTIR do not count towards the Cap.


Offseason IR- A GM may apply to place a player on IR during the off-season, however, such IR placements must be subject to Opening Day requirements.


Career Ending Injury Relief-  A GM may apply via a PM to an executive member to have the contract of a player suffering a Career Ending Injury simply voided and removed from your team sheet. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.


Websites Considered Reliable Evidence - Including but not limited to http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/injuries,  http://www.espn.com/nhl/injuries



5.4 – Waivers


Waivers is set as active league-wide from September 15th (the start of GML Training Camp) to the final day of the regular season.  All players who are listed in the minors on September 15th @ 4:00pm Pacific Time will automatically be placed on waivers and available for any team to claim.  Players can freely be placed, assigned and recalled after these dates. There are no recall Waivers Any player that has exceeded the Waivers Exemption threshold is required to pass through waivers in order to be assigned to the minors after the start of training camp.

Waivers Exemption Thresholds

23 years old or younger - 150 NHL game threshold (100 games for goaltenders)

24 - 25 years old            - 100 NHL game threshold (75 games for goaltenders)

26 years old                   - 50 NHL game threshold (25 games for goaltenders)

To place a player on waivers, you simply post in the thread that you are placing that player on waivers. The waivers placement must be in its own post and clearly phrased. Waivers assignments that do not follow this format will not be processed and the player will not be on waivers. Players will remain on waivers for 24 hours.


- In order to claim a player, post a Waivers Claim post clearly phrased in its own post indicating your desire to claim the player. The claim must be made within the 24 hours window. After the 24 hours period expires, an executive member will post whether the player has cleared waivers, or if they have been claimed, tagging parties involved.


- A player that is on waivers will remain in their roster position until either:

•   The player has cleared waivers and been assigned elsewhere.

•   The player has been claimed by another team. (Once a player has been claimed, their roster spot will become available for call-ups/replacements etc.)

- Players that are claimed by more than one team will be awarded to the team that is ranked lowest in the overall league standings at the beginning of that calendar month.

- Teams who claim a player will move to the bottom of the league in waiver claim priority for the remainder of the calendar month.  The waiver claim priority list will reset on the morning of the 1st of each month in accordance with league standings at that point.

- In the event a team claims two players in one waiver claim post, priority will be given to the player listed first.  The team would be moved to the bottom of the claim priority list for the second player listed.


- Unclaimed players can either be placed into your clubs minor league system or back onto the active roster. Your team must designate where your player is to go either at the time of being placed on waivers, or shortly after the 24 hour waiver period has expired. If a player clears waivers, they are exempt from waivers for the 14 day period after they cleared.


- Players claimed on waivers cannot be assigned to their new clubs minor league affiliate without clearing waivers again.


- When a player is claimed, both the team that waived the player and the team receiving the player incur a waivers fee of $50,000 chargeable against the salary cap.


5.4.1 – Unconditional Waivers


A player on unconditional waivers will be available to be claimed following the same basic waiver rules for a 48 hours period. The waivers placement must be in its own post, clearly phrased and must specifically indicate that the player is being placed on unconditional waivers. Players that clear unconditional waivers are then eligible to have their contract bought out. If a player on unconditional waivers is claimed, the waiving team will incur the waivers fee for both teams (totaling $100,000), while the team claiming the player will not incur any fees. Teams claiming a player on unconditional waivers are permitted to place the player in their minor system, but only provided the team already has a full 23 man active roster.  Players with NMC's are not required to be placed on Unconditional waivers in order to be bought out.


5.5 - Training Camp

There is a Training Camp/Depth Chart tab on all team charts. Beginning September 15th, GML Training Camp will officially begin.  Waivers will be in place beginning on this date and players who require waivers will need to clear in order to be assigned to the minors for the start of the season. All players will need to be assigned to their designated rosters from that point forward regardless of where they are listed on your Rosters page.  Players assigned to the active roster will be listed on this tab in bold type, players assigned to junior or the minors will be listed in italics.

Article 6: Entry Draft

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6.1 – Entry Draft Guidelines


The 2024 GML Entry Draft is scheduled for June 22nd 2024 beginning at 1:00pm Pacific time (subject to change).


Teams will have one draft pick for each of the first four rounds. At the conclusion of the playoffs, we will conduct a draft lottery that mirrors that of the NHL, and the rest of the draft order will be determined by regular season standings. Our League will select from the same pool of draft eligible players that the NHL clubs will select from. Players can then be signed (or released) and placed into a teams minor league system. Unsigned prospects will return to the entry draft after 2 years if they remain unsigned. Players from previous draft years who went undrafted in the CDCGML are eligible to be selected provided they are 20 years of age or younger.


6.2 – Draft Lottery Guidelines


The draft lottery will occur in two phases. 


Phase One will take place directly after the regular season has ended.  The 14 teams that miss the playoffs will be eligible to enter the draft lottery. Teams eligible for the draft lottery will be entered into a randomized number generator with equal odds, giving each team a number from 1 to 14. 


Phase Two will take place directly alongside the NHL draft lottery.  The number that teams received in Stage One will link them to NHL teams in the NHL Draft Lottery. (eg. - The team who received number 1 in Stage One will be linked to the NHL team with the highest odds to win the draft lottery, number 2 linked to the team with the 2nd highest odds, and so on.) The team that wins the draft lottery will have that draft selection move up a maximum of 10 places. If a team has traded their draft pick, the team that holds the draft pick will be entered into the draft lottery in the corresponding position as the original team.  Draft lottery results impact the draft order for the first round only.  All subsequent rounds will be determined solely by the CDCGML Regular Season Standings.  Teams can only win the draft lottery a maximum of twice in a 5 year span. (For these purposes, a team in possession of a winning draft pick is considered to have won the lottery regardless of which team the pick originally belonged to.  If a team has already won twice in a 5 year span and wins again with the 5 year span, the draft pick will not move for that lottery win and the GML Draft order will not be altered.

Past Draft Lottery Winners
2023 - 1. Montreal 2. Montreal


Article 7: Front Office

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7.1 – Front Office Budgets


Every team is able to set their clubs front office spending. Each team has $55 million dollars to spread around over four different areas, and each department comes with benefits at certain investment thresholds. These budgets can only be set once per season ( the conclusion of the regular season up to the day before Free Agency opens ). In the event of a new GM hiring, the front office budget remains the same until it can be adjusted during the next allowable window to do so. The benefits are outlined in the sections below.


7.2 – Medical/Training Facilities

The amount of money invested here dictates which injured players can be placed on injured reserve based on the following scale.


- @ $0 million, 'on injured reserve' can be placed on IR.

- @ $12 million, 'out indefinitely' can be placed on IR.

- @ $15 million, 'expected to miss...' can be placed on IR.

- @ $18 million, 'day to day' can be placed on IR.


7.3 – Player Relations

The amount of money invested here represents locker room and facility upgrades for training, air travel and accommodations, increased PR staff and charity affiliations. These effect a player’s likelihood in signing or re-signing with your club, how favorably undrafted/college free agents view your club and is a consideration when asking a player to waive a NTC/NMC to join your club. There are no set thresholds in place as each situation is different and it is a sliding scale. The higher the investment, the more favorably players will view your club.


7.4 – Minors Budget

The amount of money invested here is the salary cap for the team’s minor club. A team cannot be over this limit at any time during the season.


7.5 – Player Development

The amount of money invested here determines if a club is eligible to utilize the entry level slide rule, and if so, for how many years. Under the ELC slide provision, a player on an entry level contract can have their contract slide to the following year provided:

- the team had the appropriate investment in their Player Development budget at the time the player signed their contract.

- the player signed their ELC contract prior to their 21st birthday.

- the player participated in fewer than 10 NHL games during the course of the first season of their contract.


Entry Level Slide Investment Thresholds

- @ $0 million, not eligible for entry level contract slide.

- @ $5 million, eligible for 1 year entry level contract slide.

- @ $8 million, eligible for 2 year’s entry level contract slide.

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Dates To Remember
** All times are Pacific time**

Deadline to sign 2021 draft selections - June 18, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Summer Buy-out Window - June 20-27th, 2023
Deadline to sign pending UFAs - June 27, 2023 @ 11:59pm
Deadline to qualify/sign pending RFAs - June 30, 2023 @ 11:59pm
Initial Offer Phase of Free Agency - July 1-3, 2023
Free Agency Negotiations Open – July 1, 2023 @ 12:00am
Deadline to file for Arbitration - July 31, 2023 @ 11:59pm
Qualifying Offers Expire - Aug 31, 2023 @ 11:59pm
Waivers Mandatory - September 15, 2023 @ 4:00pm Pacific
Buyout window - September 23 - 30 @ 12:00am Pacific
Deadline for Opening Night Rosters - October 10, 2023 @ 3:00pm
Start of Regular Season - October 10, 2023
Holiday Roster Freeze - Dec. 23rd 12:01am - Dec. 27th 8:00am
Deadline to Sign Restricted Free Agents - December 15th, 2023 @ 11:59pm
Deadline to Sign Unrestricted Free Agents - January 15th, 2024 @ 12:00am
Trade Deadline - March 14/15th, 2024 @ 8:00pm PST
End of Regular Season - April 18th, 2024
CDCGML Draft Lottery Phase 1 - April 28-30th, 2024 (TBD)
CDCGML Draft Lottery Phase 2 - TBD (Same as NHL Draft Lottery Date)

Deadline to submit Expansion Protection lists - June 12, 2024 @ 7:00pm

Deadline to sign 2022 draft selections - June 18, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Summer Buy-out Window - June 20-27th, 2024
GML 2024 Entry Draft - June 23rd, 2024 @1:00pm
Deadline to sign pending UFAs - June 27, 2024 @ 11:59pm
Deadline to qualify pending RFAs - June 30, 2024 @ 11:59pm

Deadline to adjust Front Office Budget for 2024-25 - June 30, 2024 @ 11:59pm
Initial Offer Phase of Free Agency - July 1-4, 2024
Free Agency Negotiations Open – July 5, 2024 @ 12:00am

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Waivers Priority List

Last Updated: June 6, 2024 @ 2:10pm


Los Angeles Kings
Dallas Stars
New York Rangers
San Jose Sharks
Detroit Red Wings

Florida Panthers

Seattle Kraken

Vegas Golden Knights

Philadelphia Flyers
St. Louis Blues
Calgary Flames

Ottawa Senators

Edmonton Oilers

Chicago Blackhawks

Columbus Blue Jackets

Tampa Bay Lightning

Nashville Predators

Utah Hockey Club

Carolina Hurricanes
Minnesota Wild
Washington Capitals

Buffalo Sabres
Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Winnipeg Jets
New Jersey Devils
Montreal Canadiens

Colorado Avalanche
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vancouver Canucks

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Future Considerations


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Trade Conditions yet to be completed


To LA: Nicolas Roy

To VAN: CGY 2025 4th Round Draft Selection, Conditional 3rd Round Pick (VAN receives PIT 2024 3rd if Roy signs extension with LA prior to draft. VAN receives LA 2025 3rd if Roy signs extension with LA after draft but prior to UFA. No pick is owed if Roy does not sign extension with LA ahead of free agency period.)

To DAL: Ian Cole

To COL: Future Considerations (If Ian Cole re-signs with Dallas prior to July 1, 2024, COL receives DAL 2026 4th Round pick. If not, no pick is owed)

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Teams have the option to protect either:

8 forwards, 3 defence, 1 goalie

7 forwards, 4 defence, 1 goalie

10 skaters (any position), 1 goalie

All players with NMC's will be automatically protected unless the clause is expressly waived for the purposes of the expansion draft.  NTC's or L-NTC's do not apply and players with those clauses can be exposed.


As for exempt players, the exemption status has bumped up from 2 seasons to 3.  So players with 3 or fewer professional seasons would be exempt, as well as unsigned draft picks.  A professional season is 10 games or more, either in the NHL, KHL or in a European professional league (Czech Extraliga, NLA, SHL, DEL, Liiga).  We are not including AHL seasons for this purpose.


Minimum exposure requirements remain the same; all teams must expose at least 2 forwards, 1 defenceman and 1 goaltender who meet the exposure requirement criteria.  As before, qualified RFA players will count.  Pending UFA players will also count, provided they played at least 41 NHL games in 2024-25(20 for goaltenders).

Exposure Requirement Criteria:

- player must have played at least 41 NHL games in 2023-24, or 20 NHL games for goaltenders, or 60 NHL games over the past two NHL seasons (25 for goaltenders).
- at least one exposed player must be under contract for the 2024-25 season.


Every team's protected list must be in by 7:00pm Pacific time on June 12, 2024.  Teams who have not submitted a protection list by that point will have their entire roster (except for exempt players) exposed and eligible to be selected.


Anaheim will have until 8:00pm on June 18, 2024 to complete the announcement of their selections.


Anaheim will select 30 players of their choosing, one from each team.  Trades with Anaheim are permitted.

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Main Roster:


  2023/24 CDCGML  
    LW C RW  
  1st Line 24 4565228.png 800px-Buffalo_Sabres_Logo.svg.png 91 5160.png 640px-Toronto_Maple_Leafs_2016_logo.svg.png 67 2562629.png 800px-Pittsburgh_Penguins_logo_%282016%29.svg.png  
    C/LW Dylan Cozens {A} canada.webp C/LW John Tavares {C} canada.webp RW/LW/C Rickard Rakell sweden.webp  
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts  
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  2nd Line 59 3042056.png 640px-Toronto_Maple_Leafs_2016_logo.svg.png 18 3042014.png 640px-Toronto_Maple_Leafs_2016_logo.svg.png 74 3900240.png 1200px-Boston_Bruins.svg.png  
    LW Tyler Bertuzzi canada.webp C/LW Max Domi canada.webp RW/LW Jake Debrusk canada.webp  
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts  
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  3rd Line 82 4352692.png 1200px-Carolina_Hurricanes.svg.png 15 4697395.png 1200px-Florida_Panthers_2016_logo.svg.png 58 3149603.png 1200px-Carolina_Hurricanes.svg.png  
    C/LW Jesperi Kotkaniemi finland.webp C Anton Lundell finland.webp LW/RW Michael Bunting canada.webp  
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts  
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  4th Line 29 4063268.png 640px-Calgary_Flames_logo.svg.png 11 2593131.png 1200px-Logo_New_York_Islanders.svg.png 52 4423398.png 1200px-Columbus_Blue_Jackets_logo.svg.png  
    C/LW Dillon Dube canada.webp C Jean-Gabriel Pageau canada.webp C/RW Emil Bemstrom sweden.webp  
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts  
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Spare 46 4587588.png 800px-Vegas_Golden_Knights_logo.svg.png 17 4565246.png 1200px-Washington_Capitals.svg.png        
    LW/RW Pavel Dorofeyev russia.webp C Connor McMichael canada.webp        
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts            
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0            
    LD RD Goalies  
  1st Pair 27 3042055.png 800px-Vegas_Golden_Knights_logo.svg.png 7 2562605.png 800px-New_Jersey_Devils_logo.svg.png 30 3151981.png 1200px-Logo_New_York_Islanders.svg.png  
    LHD Shea Theodore canada.webp RHD Dougie Hamilton {A} canada.webp G Ilya Sorokin russia.webp  
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts W L OTL GAA SV %  
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000  
  2nd Pair 49 4063401.png 640px-Colorado_Avalanche_logo.svg.png 14 2558631.png 1200px-Logo_Edmonton_Oilers.svg.png 80 3942459.png 640px-Calgary_Flames_logo.svg.png  
    LHD Samuel Girard canada.webp LHD Mattias Ekholm {A} sweden.webp G Daniel Vladar czechia.webp  
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts W L OTL GAA SV %  
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.000  
  3rd Pair 8 5738.png 640px-Seattle_Kraken_official_logo.svg.png 10 4233705.png 800px-Buffalo_Sabres_Logo.svg.png        
    LHD Brian Dumoulin united-states.webp RHD Henri Jokiharju finland.webp        
    GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts            
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0            
  Spare 73 4565857.png 1200px-SanJoseSharksLogo.svg.png              
    LHD Nikolai Knyzhov russia.webp              
    GP G A PTS Fpts                      
    0 0 0 0 0                      
90 5283.png 800px-Vegas_Golden_Knights_logo.svg.png 25 4233868.png 640px-Toronto_Maple_Leafs_2016_logo.svg.png        
  G Robin Lehner sweden.webp RHD Conor Timmins canada.webp        
  W L OTL GAA SV % GP G A PTS Fpts GP G A PTS Fpts  
  0 0 0 0.00 0.000 0 0 0 0 0            


AHL Roster

  2023/24 Atlanta Thrashers Lineup  
  1st Line 19 4697412.png 800px-Vegas_Golden_Knights_logo.svg.png 12 4233897.png 1200px-New_York_Rangers.svg.png 92 4024861.png 800px-Pittsburgh_Penguins_logo_%282016%29.svg.png  
    LW/RW Brendan Brisson united-states.webp C Jake Leschyshyn canada.webp LW/RW/C Alex Nylander sweden.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS  
    AHL 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0  
  2nd Line 68 4565273.png 1200px-Nashville_Predators_Logo_%282011%29.svg.png 62   640px-Toronto_Maple_Leafs_2016_logo.svg.png 76 8481585.jpg 1200px-Nashville_Predators_Logo_%282011%29.svg.png  
    LW/RW Samuel Fagemo sweden.webp C Roni Hirvonen finland.webp LW/RW/C Egor Afanasyev russia.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS  
    AHL 0 0 0 0 SM-Liiga 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0  
  3rd Line 48 4588742.png 800px-Buffalo_Sabres_Logo.svg.png 78 4712030.png 640px-Calgary_Flames_logo.svg.png 88 4697445.png 1200px-Carolina_Hurricanes.svg.png  
    LW/C Filip Cederqvist sweden.webp C/LW Mathias Emilio Pettersen norway.webp RW Noel Gunler sweden.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS  
    AHL 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0  
  4th Line 40 4697444.png 1200px-Winnipeg_Jets_Logo_2011.svg.png 57   1200px-Chicago_Blackhawks_logo.svg.png 42 5073306.png 640px-Calgary_Flames_logo.svg.png  
    LW/RW Daniel Torgersson sweden.webp C Jake Wise united-states.webp RW Adam Klapka czechia.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS  
    AHL 0 0 0 0 Big-10 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0  
  Spare 95   640px-Toronto_Maple_Leafs_2016_logo.svg.png 89 4994103.png 1200px-Tampa_Bay_Lightning_2011.svg.png        
    LW/C Robert Mastrosimone united-states.webp C Ilya Usau russia.webp        
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS            
    NCAA 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0            
  1st Pair 45 4587929.png 1200px-Winnipeg_Jets_Logo_2011.svg.png 47   640px-Toronto_Maple_Leafs_2016_logo.svg.png 60 4894857.png 1200px-Tampa_Bay_Lightning_2011.svg.png  
    LHD Declan Chisholm canada.webp RHD Topi Niemela finland.webp G Hugo Alnefelt sweden.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS W L OTL GAA SV %  
    AHL 0 0 0 0 SM-Liiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0  
  2nd Pair 23 5103787.png 1200px-SanJoseSharksLogo.svg.png 41 4378665.png 1200px-Detroit_Red_Wings_logo.svg.png 35   800px-Pittsburgh_Penguins_logo_%282016%29.svg.png  
    LHD Nick Cicek canada.webp LHD Jared McIsaac canada.webp G Joel Blomqvist finland.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS W L OTL GAA SV %  
    AHL 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0  



72 5103825.png 1200px-Tampa_Bay_Lightning_2011.svg.png 3 4799741.png 1200px-Florida_Panthers_2016_logo.svg.png 75   800px-Vancouver_Canucks_logo.svg.png  
    LHD Declan Carlile united-states.webp LHD Matt Kiersted united-states.webp G Nikita Tolopilo belarus.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS W L OTL GAA SV %  
    AHL 0 0 0 0 AHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0  
  Spare       32            
          RHD Zach Metsa united-states.webp        
              League GP G A PTS            
              NCAA 0 0 0 0            


Unsigned Prospects

        1200px-Los_Angeles_Kings_logo.svg.png     1200px-Columbus_Blue_Jackets_logo.svg.png     1200px-Anaheim_Ducks.svg.png  
    RHD Matthew Mania united-states.webp LHD Andrew Strathmann united-states.webp C Carey Terrance united-states.webp  
    League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS League GP G A PTS  
    OHL 0 0 0 0 USHL 0 0 0 0 OHL 0 0 0 0  


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17 GM's so far posting here. 

Rush posting as well, maybe he has a change of heart?


Please post upon arrival folks so we can continue the head count ahead of the Oct 1st shutdown of the former town square. 

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