MLD RULE BOOK (Updated with new goalie rules Jan 24/09)
Once a player's salary goes above $1.035 million, they must retire (except Franchise Players)
Once a goalie hits the regular season career total of 250 TOI, they must retire (except Franchise Players)
All skaters MUST PLAY at least 1 game during the regular season. Failure to do so will result in the player being released
All players salaries increase at the end of the season, regardless of how many games they play.
Franchise Players are a single player you deem to be your most important puzzle piece.
Franchise Players are allowed to play 11 seasons maximum. Once they demand more, you need to retire them.
Franchise Players who are goalies must retire when they reach the regular season career total of 350 TOI.
Franchise Player Restrictions And Specifics
Players MUST have played their entire career for your franchise to qualify to be your designated FP. (Players who are traded for CANNOT become your FP)
FPs CANNOT be traded
season 1 salary ~ 165k
season 2 salary ~ 214k
season 3 salary ~ 278k
season 4 salary ~ 362k
season 5 salary ~ 471k
season 6 salary ~ 612k
season 7 salary ~ 796k
season 8 salary ~ 1.035 million (max salary)
Franchise Players * changed!!!
7 seasons played ~ (1035357)
8 seasons played ~ (1345964)
9 seasons played ~ (1749753)
10 seasons played ~ ($ ???)
11 seasons played ~ ($ ???) (maximum salary allowed)
Draft Picks Bonuses
Bottom 6 Bonus - The bottom finishing 6 teams of the regular season get support here. The last place team picks 1st in the draft and gets a 12 point bonus to each skill attribute added if skater, 1st pick =12, 2nd =10, 3rd =8, 4th =6, 5th =4, 6th =2. IF A goalie is selected, the bonus is cut in half.
Non Playoff Teams - Since they miss out on the playoff improvements, the teams who do not make the playoffs are given a +3 to Stamina, Shooting, and Skating. This also helps those teams to better compete in the following season.
The "Sidney Crosby Bonus" - awarded to teams who've consistently floated at the bottom of the standings. This bonus will apply to any team that has at any point missed the playoffs for 3 consecutive seasons. I'd like to call it the "Crosby-Bonus" as it is intended to hopefully resurrect some life into these struggling franchises. This bonus, will see a team who qualifies for the "Crosby-Bonus" have their 1st round pick jacked up to an elite level, +20 in stamina (if possible), +20 in shooting, +20 in skating, and +20 in Defense. If a goalie is selected as their 1st pick, they'll get +10 in saving and +10 stamina added. Once a team receives the "Crosby-Bonus", they must miss the playoffs for another 3 consecutive seasons to qualify for another "Crosby-Bonus"