NsHL has been organized  to be a benchmark amongst the STHS sim  community. A conglomerate of
experienced, STHS owners have pooled their  knowledge, experience, and time in creating a league that will
closely resemble  the NHL model. The ideas, the constitution, the foundation of the league have  all been
brainstormed, organized, and implemented with hours of thought and  study. This league wants GM's who think
for themselves, will contribute  creatively, and will strive to make the league better with positive ideas.  
Founded by business owners, business managers, and business students, the fiscal  side of this simulation
league will be as important as the actual game simulation itself, requiring owners to be responsible with the
balance sheet.  Winning the championship will be the epitome of pride and glory as the competition will be
tough, the season length will be as long and as grueling as  the NHL, and the action and participation will be
unrivaled. Can you balance a  solid roster, fill the seats, and make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs? Is it in  you?
Note: The Constitution can be amended, changed, or updated at anytime at the  discretion of the Board of Governors/Directors and with due notice
to the  league, it's GMs and all parties involved. Additions are in
A. Hierarchy--The league will consist of a commissioner, a board of directors  and/or governors a Players Association and active GM's.
1-BOD/BOG-The board of governors and directors will be consulted for  all league matters and will be responsible for the
following: rule changes,  salary arbitration, policies, fines, suspensions, etc.) The members of the board  will also chair different
committees for the enhancement of the league.  (Finance, arbitration and other committees)
a.Finance Committee-The Finance Committee will consist of a chairperson whom  is on the Board of Directors. The
committee will consist of the chairperson and  between 2-4 other members of the league. The F.C. will be
responsible for salary  arbitration, (Any F.C. members whose players are up for arbitration are  ineligible for
voting)arena construction and/or expansion, relocation of teams,  and directs the
NsHL Bank One.
b.Scouting Committee/Roster Management- The Scouting Committee will be in  charge of new prospects,
generating draft lists, roster management(ie. making  sure teams have salary minimums and maximums, player
positioning, etc.), and  
NsHL re-rates. This committee will have 3-5 members and be headed up by  the
2-The COMMISSIONER- will be responsible for daily operations. These  operations include daily simulations, the posting of
results, and daily league  roster transactions. The commissioner is responsible for updating the league  concerning new rules,
regulations, and policies via email and/or message board  posts. Any or all of these duties can be delegated to individuals
assigned by  the commish. The Commissioner is the chairperson for the Scouting Committee.
3-The Players Association (NsHLPA) is responsible for all player contracts and  hold outs. This organization will negotiate with
league GMs on the signing of  contracts for all league players and the intentions of their clients (ie.  contract extensions,
hold-outs, contract demands, or arbitration hearings)
a. The NsHLPA will consist of 5 GM's who will act as players agents.  No player agent will represent players in their
own respective conference. Contact the
NsHLPA Director to find out who your player agent is.
4-GM- Every GM has the obligation to enhance the league in any way  they can. GMs are encouraged to "creative write", to send
in daily line-ups,  and to help-out if the commissioner and or BOD/BOG needs assistance. GMs  
must maintain and active
status in the league. An active ICQ# is a must.  Answering emails and being courteous to other GMs in the league is mandatory.  
Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the league. (At the BOD/BOG and  commish's discretion). GM INVOLVEMENT can
effect your players loyalty and  coaches rating and will effect the rest of the league's gameplay.
ALL NEW GMs have a probation
period when joining the NsHL. All transactions, roster moves, etc. are subject to review from the BOD.
A. The league will be using Simon T Hockey Simulator fantasy hockey league software to  run, simulate, and maintain stats, records,
standings, etc.
*All GMs will be required to download the STHS Client  from
B. Games will be simmed once daily by the Commissioner's office (5 or 7 times  a week) at a standard time throughout the season. (To be
determined by the  Commissioner and his schedule)
C. Player re-rates/ratings will be based on the following:
1-Based on NsHL performance and will be re-rated by the BOD/BOG and or  committee and overseen by the Commissioner.
Re-rates will be developed prior to  free agent signings.
2- Each team will receive two "NHL" re-rates.  One is required to be used on a player 27 years of age and younger.  One may
be used on any player. (No age requirement)
Teams will be able to re-rate these players before the start of each  NsHL
pre-season which begins two weeks before the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving (November).
Re-rates are not transferrable and
can not be carried over from season to season.
3- Teams will receive PDP's.(Player Development Points). Each team  will receive 10 PDP's at the start of the season's 'camp'
6 at mid-season's 'camp'.  These points can be put into  players ratings to boost performance. GM's can put no more than 2
points into  any one category per player and a max of
6 into one specific player per PDP 'camp'. This is an enhancement to
develop some of your younger players. PDPs will be emailed to  the
commissioner or designee at the specific times during the
season. Team's  failure to use PDPs  will result in them losing them. There are no carryover  points.
Players 30 years of age
and younger are eligible for PDP's.
4- New players entering the league each season that will be rated for the  first time will be scouted by the BOD/BOG and/or
commish. A rating will then be  given to that player based on an array of information gathered by the  ratings/player committee.
(ie.pro performance,
Hockey's future ranking, tsn.ca,  forecaster.ca, and third party ratings, etc.) This process will also be utilized  
for players re-entering the
NsHL after being out of the league.
D. Each Season will last one calendar year somewhat paralleling the NHL's  schedule and off-season.
E. Season Itinerary(OVERVIEW-timeline of events-
1-Entry Draft-
a. There will be 7 rounds of the league's Entry Draft. Entry draft will be  within a month following the NHLÂ’s entry draft.
(Draft list will be provided by  the BOD/BOG and/or commish.) This will be an active online draft. Attendance is  highly
b. All draftees will be added to team’s prospect lists and charged a nominal  fee based per player ($1,500 per player)
immediately after the draft.
c. The draft order process will be determined according to the team with the  lowest overall point total at the end of the
previous season. The team that wins the NsHL Cup will receive the 30th pick.  The 29th pick will go to the team with
the highest point total left.
-Sim Criteria
-Goal differential (PF minus PA)
-Conference Records
-TBD by BOG/BOD and/or commish
d. A lottery will determine who will receive the first pick of the Entry  draft. The 14 non-playoff teams, or teams that have
acquired these picks, are  eligible for the lottery. The lottery will be done in accordance with the  process the NHL uses.
i. No lottery eligible team can move up more than four positions in the draft  order. A lottery eligible team,
who has the 10th lowest point total, can only  get up to the 6th overall pick in the lottery. Meaning that only
the lowest 4  teams(point-wise) can receive the first overall selection in the Entry Draft
ii. The lottery will be executed by the Commish and/or the BOD/BOG.
2-Free Agency-
a. A UFA (unrestricted free agent) period will be created each season whereas  teams can sign Group IV UFAÂ’s as
well as RFAs (restricted free agents) that  teams have not chosen to re-sign. RFAs have until July 31 to be tendered
offers, and UFAs have until July 31 to be signed. RFAs not tendered and UFAs not signed by July 31 will become
unrestricted free agents and added to the unassigned list. Flight 1 of UFA will begin around September 1.
a. The league pre-season will consist of 8 games (4 home and 4 away).  Injuries will be turned down during this time
as will fan loyalty (which drives  attendance) Teams will have minimal revenues ($200,000 per home game) and will
be  able to start the season making a profit before the players salaries are taken  into consideration (similar to the
Note: The Pre-season will run for two weeks before the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving (November)
4-Regular Season- The regular season will consist of 82 regular season games.  Games will be simmed daily as in the NHL.
Schedules will be posted at the start  of the season.
5-Post Season-The top 8 teams from each conference will make the playoffs and  the seedings/playoff tree and gameplay will
be based on the NHL and its  procedures. (LD/EX will be turned up slightly for the playoffs as will fan  loyalty) Teams that tie(for
playoff position) will follow the same tiebreaker  system as the one the ENTRY DRAFT utilizes.(see Article 2 E.1.c.i for reference)  
Also, playoffs are pure profit as player salaries are paid for during the reg.  season.
6-Off-season- Immediately following the Cup finals will be a  roster/transaction freeze. The BOD/BOG and commish office will
be closed. Player  contracts negotiations will remain active at the discretion of the players  association chairman although deals
canÂ’t be recognized until the  roster/transaction freeze is lifted.
A. Size-
1. NsHL ROSTER-Each team will begin the regular season with a maximum  of 23 players(not including injured players) and a
minimum of 20. Each roster  MUST HAVE a minimum of 3 LWers, 3RWers, 3 Centres, 6 Defensemen, 2 goalies,  along with 3
additional players (position does not matter). TEAM ROSTERS WILL  EXPAND TO 25 after the trade deadline. Playoff teams will
be able to have as  many players on their pro roster as deemed fit. (No limit).
2. Farm Rosters--Each farm team must have a minimum of 20 players. (Same  minimum requirements that the "Big League
Rosters" must have.) Each NsHL  can have a maximum of
50 players on both rosters and a total of 100 players within their
organizational system (including prospects).   
These are real NHL, AHL, or ECHL  players. Players 20 years of age and younger
may be sent back to "juniors"(team prospect list) without financial penalty before the player plays 10
NsHL games in the current
Teams will not be able to call them back up for the remainder of the  season.   Prospects denoted with a *- are
prospects that have been sent back to juniors.
Eligibility :(Players sent down must have originated from their own team prospect
B. Player Position
1. Players can only be moved to their natural positions as listed on  www.tsn.ca. The Player Index will be the rule of thumb.
Trying to switch  a player whose  position is NOT listed on
www.tsn.ca will result in 100k fine.
2. Position changes must be emailed to the commissioner's office and can be done so daily. F to D or vice versa req. NHL RR
C. Salaries
1. Contracts are at the discretion of the NsHLPA.  This will be considered  his pro-contract. If a player is demoted to the minors (see exceptions
Article 4  and waiver requirements), teams must pay the player 10% of his pro salary.
Contracts may not exceed 20% of the total Cap amount.
2.  Graduated salary scales or performance bonuses can be built into a  players contract. Also, teams may wish to give "ADD ON" performance
bonuses  to their players. Be creative. A player that is treated well by a team's  management may have a higher team loyalty. These "ADD-ON"
bonuses can be given at the end of the season(after playoffs) for such things as special league  awards, team MVP, team scoring leaders, etc.
NsHLPA Agents and GMs are responsible for keeping track of all BONUSES.
A player may not have more than FIVE performance bonus categories (IE games played, goals scored, league awards, etc). The TOTAL amount
of performance bonuses offered may not exceed 50% of their yearly salary (IE $1,000,000 salary - performance bonus TOTAL may not exceed
$500,000). At the conclusion of the playoffs, the performance bonuses earned will be detracted out of the teams cash account. Performance
bonuses for players on teams who have no cash are prohibited.
3. Signing bonuses--When a player accepts the contract given by a team, the TOTAL amount of the signing bonus will be detracted immediately
out of the teams cash account.  Signing bonuses for players on teams who have no cash are prohibited..
Signing bonuses can not exceed
the proposed average yearly salary and are not calculated into the salary floor or cap.
5. During the season, players playing in half of the regular season games(41)  will automatically receive a guaranteed pro contract.
4. Guaranteed pro  contract is a contract that pays a player his pro salary  regardless of where (pros or minors) he plays. These contracts are
typically  given to veterans and players that have played in over half the pro games during  the course of the season.
6. Contract buy outs- A team can buy out the contract of a player @ 75% of  the players TOTAL pro salary. If the player has played less than 20
career pro  games, a team can buy him out at 90% of his total minor league salary(10% of his  pro salary).  The NsHLPA's discretion is used in ALL
contract buy outs.  This is simply a guideline
7. League minimum yearly salary-
a. $350,000- Rookies to age 25
b. $600,000-Players 26 and older(grandfather rule in  effect-players making under this amount will be
grandfathered. All NEW  contracts must abide by league minimums.)
D-Players Age- Players' ages are set when they enter the NsHL (ie.  become rated), every subsequent season that they are
rated in the league, their  age is incremented by one year. The age of a player entering the NsHL is  calculated as the age of that
player on
Dec. 31st of the current  NsHL season.
E- Injuries- With all contact sports come injuries and the NsHL will  be no different. Players can be out anywhere from a few days
to a whole season.  In some rare cases, a player may experience a career ending injury. These cases  will be dealt with by the
commish/BOD/BOG or committee appointed for suspensions  and injuries.
A-Trades- Trades may involve the following: players, prospects, cash and  draft picks. Any other commodities not mentioned are
prohibited. (no trading for  a bag of pucks....or a six pack.)
1. Must be confirmed by all GMs involved in the transaction/trade by email  (Cc'd to commish)
2. Three way trades ARE acceptable
3.. Trades prohibited during transaction freeze time(ie. playoffs, off-season  as deemed by the commish and/or BOG/BOD
4. Trade Deadline will be posted before the start of the season. (roughly 80%  of the season is played)
5. Any trade is subject to review by the BOG/BOD and/or a trade commission, commish or designee(s)-Any trade involving  
more than $3,000,000 must be approved by the BOD.
1. A player from any team can be sent down to the minors. However, players may have to pass through waivers or may require
NsHLPA approval (depending on contract)
2.. Exemptions-
a. Players 25 and under are waiver exempt. (They can pass freely between the  farm and the pro rosters.
b. Players 26 and over are automatically waiver eligible after a player has  played 15 NsHL games.
3.. ANY player can be placed on waivers at any time during the season and  whenever transaction/trading freezes are lifted
4. A player eligible for waivers that has been sent to the minors will  automatically be placed on waivers for a period of 48 from
the time the team  waives him.
5. A waiver priority list will be created by the simulator and remain active  throughout the season. A team that picks a player off
waivers will be sent to  the bottom of the waiver priority list.
6. Teams signing a player off waivers will assume their current contract and  pay the waiver fee (see waiver costs-next pg.)
Players will also be placed  directly on the pro roster.
7. All waiver requests will be submitted to the commish or designee.
a.. Waiver costs:
$50,000 fee
C-Free Agent signings
1. Unrestricted Free Agent signing(see Article 5-Free Agency)
2. Restricted Free Agent signing (see Article 5-Free Agency)
D-Entry Draft-Will consist of seven full live rounds. The League will draft  via our NsHL Official Chat room (see article 2.E.1)
E-Retirement- will be at the discretion of the NsHLPA.  Retirement has two seperate guidelines:
F- Holdouts- Players who are not happy with their contracts at the request  and guidance of their agent can hold out.  The NsHLPA has the
right to hold their clients out for adequate reasons.
A- Free Agents Groups and Eligibility.
1. Group I- Players are eligible to sign their first pro contract.  Group I FAs are players listed in prospect pools OR are free agents
introduced by the BOD placed in the Free Agent Pool.   Group I players can be offered contracts up to the amount shown in the
table below in correlation to what round they were drafted in
*. (ie. A player drafted in the 1st round can receive a maximum of
$1,000,000 base salary.) (
see  table below) The NsHL Players Association will determine contract  length(up to 3 years) and
any signing bonuses, should their client warrant  one.
Once a contract is signed, the yearly salary cannot be changed. These
players may sign contract extensions without altering an ELC yearly salary number.

NOTE: Group I FAs introduced by the BOD into the Free Agent Pool may ONLY sign a one-year contract.
ROUND-CONTRACT (maximum a player can receive)
* Group I free agents can only be signed and played if their NHL counterpart has played  ONE regular season NHL/AHL/ECHL game.(proof may be
required by teams  wishing to get a prospect rated.  Teams may activate their prospects when their NHL counterpart signs a PRO contract. However,
if the player does not play ONE pro game, he must be returned to the prospect list.  Signing bonuses will be honored in regards to these players.
2. Group 2- Players who are 28 years of age or younger with an expired  NsHL contract. These players have been offered a
tendered minimum bid  from a team for 110% of their original contract. (This bid is due before the RFA  deadline set by the
league. If a team fails to give a RFA a tendering offer[110%  of expired contract], the player becomes a Group 3 Unrestricted Free
Agent and  receive NO compensation) If a team tenders a 110% offer, ANY team in the league  can bid on that player above and
beyond the 110% salary increase. (see bid  process and Article 5.C.1)
4. Group 3- Players age 29 and over who have an expired NsHL contract. These players are unrestricted and can be bid on by
ANY team in the  league. These players will be bid on AFTER the re-rates have taken place and  weeks before pre-season
begins. Teams will receive monetary compensation from  the league for these players. (see table below)
3. Group 4- Players 28 years of age or younger and are not tendered  qualifying offers from their respective clubs. These players
will be grouped  with Group 3 UFAs for bidding at a set time established by the league and can  be bid on by any team. Teams
will NOT receive compensation for losing these  players.
Player Rating* Compensation
*-ratings will be based on the players rating at the conclusion of the previous season.
B- Arbitration- Players who are Group II Free Agents 24 to 28 years of age  or older who have been offered a qualifying contract offer but
do not wish to  sign it can file for salary arbitration. These special Group II Free Agents are  making below market value per season and
feel they are justified for a  significant (33% increase or better) raise. Arbitration must be filed by the  
NsHL Players Association(NsHLPA)
to  the Chairman of the Finance Committee.   Once filed, the player agent must send salary requirements to the  arbitration
committee(made up of Finance Committe members). The GM holding the  rights to the player can bargain for his salary position as well.
The  Arbitration Committee will set the salary based on all parties inputs. (A  compromise) This will be achieved by a democratic vote and
a 100% approval of  the salary within the committee. (see
board of directors page on website)
(Very similar to  the NHL)
C- Free Agent Process(Table of Events and Specifics)
1. Restricted Free Agents- After the end of the playoffs, the league will  take a summer break.
After the break, the first process that will be done after the Entry Draft is  the signing/tendering of offers to all teams Group I and
2 Free Agents.By this time, all re-rates will have been completed by the league or 3rd  party affiliate.
Teams will submit there offers to the NsHLPlayers Association.  During this time, the transaction freeze is lifted and teams are
free to trade.  A certain amount of time will be given for teams to tender offers to their  RFA's.
After the tendering deadline, all teams can bid (see bidding process)  on other teams RFA's that have been given TENDERED
OFFERS(10% raise).
If an RFA signs with a new team, the old team is entitled to  compensation.(see table below) The team that previously owned the
rights to the  player is entitled to sign the player for 95% of the winning bid. This signifies  the players loyalty to his previous team.
If the team that previously owned the players rights does NOT wish to match  the current offer at 95% of the winning bid, the
team giving up the RFA is  entitled to receive compensation(see table below) for losing the RFA.
New Salary  Compensation
Compensation must be paid within the same number of years as picks  rewarded plus two. (E.g.. If the compensation is two
first and one second round  draft picks, for a total of three picks, the compensation must be paid to the  club within 5 years.)
After teams have offered or signed RFAÂ’s(tendering period) and  teams have been given their compensation if they have lost
RFAs, a firm  deadline will allow all non-tendered RFAÂ’s to become unrestricted free agents  and allow teams to get
compensation for their lost UFAÂ’s, should they be  eligible.(
Article 5.3.d)
2. Unrestricted Free Agency- After the RFA deadline, all Group 3  and 4 UFAs will be listed on the website as eligible for a
bidding  process.(
see bidding process) Teams will be given a list of all players  eligible and grouped into categories deemed
fit by the BOD/BOG and/or commish.  Team with the highest bid will attain the services of that player.
D-Bidding Process- The bidding process is the auction in  which general managers bid on free agents. All eligible free agents will be  
grouped so that each group has a similar distribution of players which will be  based on overall rating. The number of groups depend
upon the quantity of  players eligible for bidding. The Director of the NHLPA will release the groups prior to  the beginning of the specific
bidding process along with the
opening bid for all players. (This will vary and ,in the case of UFAs, is at the discretion  of the BOD/BOG
and/or the Commish)
The NsHLPA Director will negotiate starting bid salaries and contract lengths for all unassigned players.  This information will
be posted on the message board.  You will deal directly with the NsHLPA when submitting sealed bids to those players you are
interested in.  After a series of negotiations with your team, the agent decides what is best for his client.  You will be notified
when your bid has been accepted and the player signs the contract.  Contact
Jade Graber for any questions about this process.
Article 6-Prospects and Futures-
A-Prospects- Prospects are the property of the team that  drafted them. Each team is assessed $1,000 per season to maintain
the rights to  these players. Teams will be assessed this fee at the start of the season.  Prospects have the following properties:
1. Can be traded in any transaction for picks, cash, players or  other prospects.
2. Can be rated after its NHL counterpart has signed a pro contract with an ECHL, AHL, or NHL team. The player, however, can
not play in the NsHL if he has not  played one professional hockey game. (NHL, AHL, or ECHL).
Must be submitted prior to the  
start of pre-season.
3. For a prospect to become rated, he will have to accept a  contract as stated by Group I Free agents.(see table Article 5.A.1)
4. Unrating players will be necessary to keep your roster fresh  with young talent.  A  player 20 years of  age and younger can be
sent to your team's prospect list.
Once a player is sent to juniors, he cannot be re-rated until the following season. He will
Group I status RFA. Anyone 22 years and older can be bought out of  their contract at anytime per buy out policy. That
player will be placed in the Unassigned list and will become a
Group IV UFA. Players 20 years of age and younger can be sent
to juniors with no buy out.
Deactivating of prospects must be done through the NsHLPA rep and the Commissioner's Office..
WARNING:  Financial and development of players may be effected.
5. Any prospect that is over 26 years of age must be taken out of  teams prospects lists as they are no longer considered
prospects. Should any of  these players play in the NHL and qualify for an
NsHL rating, they will  be considered group 3 Free
Agents and be placed in the unassigned list. Players playing in Europe who are age 25 and under may be returned to a teams
prospect list when their current NsHL contract expires.
B- Draft Picks- 7 rounds of draft picks will be given to  each team. Each pick has the following properties:
1. Can be traded for players, cash, prospects or other picks.
2. Teams can acquire compensatory picks (or cash) for keeping  Group 4 Unrestricted Free Agents after the RFA signing
deadline. (see Article 4  A.4)
3. Teams obtaining Group 2 restricted free agents must have the  picks to give up for the bidding to be valid.(see table in Article
Article 7-Financials
A-Fiscal Responsibility- All GM's need to keep their teams out  of debt. Teams make money from ticket/concession sales(see below) as
well as  team and player endorsements(see endorsements). During the regular season and  playoffs, these factors are based on
attendance at home games as well as other  performance factors. Teams must make enough to cover their expenses (mainly  player and
coaching salaries). If at the end of any season, a team’s balance is  below 0$, that team will be given 7 days to make transactions with
more  wealthier teams to acquire the cash to bring the team back into the black. If  after 7 days, the team is unable to come up with the
cash, the league will hold  and auction of that teams players, starting with the highest paid player first.  If a GM is found to be blatantly
financially irresponsible(at the Commissioner's  and/or BOD/BOG's discretion), the GM may be removed from
B-Arena Expansion-New Arena Finances-(Finance Committee)
1. Arenas can be no larger than 22,000 seats.
2. Arena Expansion-Any team can expand their arena ONE time  only at the capacity of 1,000 seats. This will cost a team
$10,000,000 up front  to do so. This can add revenue and concessions to an organization and may also  bring endorsement
money to the team. (Organizations can make anywhere from $1-6  million dollars a year more adding on). A request must be
submitted to the  chairman of the Finance Commitee(BOD/BOG member).
3. Building a new arena(Proposal must be submitted to the chairman  of the Finance Committee)
a. Advantages-Fan Loyalty, Increased Revenue through endorsements,  concessions, etc.
b. Disadvantages-Upfront costs
To build a new arena you will need the following:
Seating Capacity--Up-Front Costs----Per Year for 10 years
18,500       $15,000,000                 $2,000,000/season
20,000       $25,000,000                $2,000,000/season
22,000        $40,000,000                 $2,000,000/season
For the teams first year in the new arena, teams with new arenas  will be guaranteed sellouts. 2nd year, teams will be
guaranteed capacity to 95%.  This is due to fan loyalty and a new arena. During this time frame, ticket  prices can only be raised
$5 for the first two seasons above what your original  ticket prices were. A price cap of $40 max. for both seasons while fan
loyalty  is up is also in effect.) After the 3rd year, the sim will regulate your home  attendance.
C. Ticket prices- affect fan loyalty and game attendance. Initial(to start the  game), ticket prices have been researched by organization's
marketing teams for  optimal performance and revenue. Ticket prices can be changed throughout the  course of the season.
D. ALL Teams will share Revenue and will receive 5,500,000 per year for Fixed Endorsements.  This will be given at the beginning of
each season.  
E. Variable Endorsements-Teams will be able to earn endorsement  money based on home attendance percentages as follows:

95 - 100 % = $8,000,000
90 - 94 % = $7,000,000
85 - 89 % = $6,000,000
80 - 84 % = $5,000,000
79 % and below = No bonus

Also, all teams achieving 95% or better for the season will split $10,000,000 evenly with the top team in each conference getting a double
H. NsHL BankONE- Will have the capacity to loan money to  teams that have changed GMs and our trying to turn things around with the  
organization. A team in bankruptcy may require a cash infusion to stay afloat.  Thats why the NsHL BankONE has been created. Terms will
generally be 3-5 years  on all loans but each case will be different. Its a fail safe for GMs whos  previous teams GMs had not done a
satisfactory job fiscally and have  consequently been fired for it. It gives the new organization a chance to turn  things around. This will be
run by the finance committee chairperson.
Article 8-Rating system-(SEE GRAPH 3 )
Overall is  an absolutely useless and meaningless statistic.
Article 9-Coaching
A. The simulation will be played with coaching turned on. Each team must have  a coach at all times. In the event that a team
wants to fire a coach, a formal  request of interest and salary requirements for an available coach must be made.  To fire a
coach, you must buy out his contract for 75% of his total contract.  Coaches will be re-rated during the off-season based on team
performance but  most importantly, GM INVOLVEMENT. A GM's involvement in the NsHL community shows  stability. A coach's
rating can be effected positively or negatively within  these parameters.

All issues relating to coaches are handled by the NsHL Coaches Committee: nsimhlcoaches@yahoo.com
1- $1,000,000
$350,000-$551,076 4th Round Pick
$551,007-$757,729 3rd Round Pick
$757,730-$895,498 2nd Round Pick
$895,498-$1,102,152 1st Round Pick
$1,102,153-$1,377,689 1st and 3rd Round Picks
$1,377,690-$1,653,227 1st and 2nd Round Picks
$1,653,228-$1,928,765 Two First Round Picks
$1,928,766-$2,342,071 Two First Round Picks and a 2nd Rd. Pick
Over $2,342,072 Three First Round Picks
Each Additional $1,377,689 One additional 1st. Round Pick to a max of 5
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1. Catastrophic Retirement: An unplanned and sudden retirement of the NHL counterpart.  Teams will be given one
full season after the retirement of the NHL counterpart. Rule of thumb is players under the age of 35.   
General Retirement- Players at the retirement age (35 years of age and higher)  in the NsHL who's counterpart
has retired from pro hockey will also be retired in the NsHL immediately.  (if during current NsHL season, they may
either retire them immediately or have the option to wait until the end of current NsHL season)
*-The NsHL will go by how the client and
counterpart was drafted in the
Undrafted Free Agents signing their first
pro contract can be signed at the
maximum of 1st round compensation.
(see table-right)
70OV and above: $1,000,000
64OV-69OV: $500,000
60OV-63OV: $250,000
G. AsHL Revenue-AsHL affiliates will earn $250,000 per playoff round for their NsHL franchises and $500,000 for winning the AsHL Cup
Easy Guide--Ways To Build Revenue
-Fixed Prime Endorsements-All teams will be getting 5.5 million per season after the 2010-2011 season
-Attendance Endorsements-% your arena is full at the end of the season. Endorsements can range from
$5,000,000 to $8,000,000.
Pre-season Revenue- Receive $200,000 per home game ($800,000 total) for the course of your pre-season
game in revenue.
Make the Playoffs!!-All revenue received is pure profit as you do NOT have to pay player salaries in the
playoffs.  It's gravy, boys.
Join the NsimHL Network-Build and maintain a website and receive $500,000 per season.
AsHL Playoff Money-Receive $250,000 per round of revenue for your AsHL team.  $500,000 extra for winning
the AsHL Cup.
Set Optimal Ticket Prices-You want to maximize your profits while filling your arena.  Set ticket prices to get
attendance endorsements while maximizing your revenue. If your prices are too high, fans won't come to
games.  If prices are too low, you won't make any money.
-Compensation for Group III UFAs- Receive monetary compensation for losing UFAs to signing with other teams.
-Parking Revenue- The NsHL BOD has negotiated with the Parking Authorities of all 30 NsHL franchises to come
up with revenue sharing.  (Avg. Attendance x 41 x $4= Parking Revenue).  This can be as much as 3.6 million
F. Parking Revenue:  Each year, clubs will earn parking revenues as assessed by attendance (Avg. attendance x 41x$4=Revenue)
This revenue may be changed in negotiations with the NsHL Parking Authority (NsHL Finance Committee).
or $30,000,000 up
or $40,000,000 up
or $55,000,000 up
G.The NsHLPA will monitor all players not playing in either the NHL, AHL, or ECHL.  Players NOT playing in any of these
leagues for an extended period of time will not be resigned and will be forced from the game to keep a loose affiliation to the
NHL.  Players falling into this category WILL BE allowed to finish up their NsHL contract before being taken out of the NsHL,
however, it is up to the disgression of the GM if the team wishes to take the player out  immediately.
Salary Cap-$63,500,000-Team salary can NOT exceed this.  (2011-2012 Season)
Salary Floor-$41,000,000-Team salary can NOT go below this (2014-2015 Season)
80OV and above: $1,000,000
74OV-79OV: $500,000
70OV-73OV: $250,000