NATIONAL FANTASY HOCKEY LEAGUE
Why did the NFHL remove prize awards for Division Winners for the 2019-20 Season?
The league wanted to make sure that top teams are awarded for their performance. This season prize awards will be guaranteed for the Top 4 overall teams. Division Winners will be awarded with improved odds in the NFHL Compensation Lottery which will now be the third highest payout of the six payouts with 15% of the prize pool.
Why are Transactions limited for the first month of the season?
The NFHL looks at all rule changes and how they may alter or affect league play. This season, per ownerships request, the league expanded transaction from 10 to 12 as well as expanded the Reserve Roster in Phase 1 from 3 to 5. Those two rule changes effectively will bring in more 'Entry Level' players in Phase 1 as protected players and since transactions increased GM's could have these players immediately called up to the Active Roster. The net result compared to previous seasons is NFHL teams could use two transactions immediately at the start of the season and they would still have 10 Transactions remaining but now have 7 Entry Level Players on the Active Roster.
Therefore the league decided to limit the number of Transactions available through the month of October to assure the importance of the starting Active Roster while still having the flexibility to replace injured players throughout the month as transactions become available.
Will the NFHL give bonus Compensation Lottery odds for the best performing team in the month?
No for this season the only bonus odds are given to the four Division winners. The Top 25 overall teams will be eligible for the Compensation Lottery with those teams higher in the overall standings receiving better odds.
What happens if certain players haven't signed with their NHL teams?
A Preliminary 2019-20 NFHL Salary list is now available with all eligible NHL players for those that have registered for the upcoming season. A Final NFHL Salary list will be provided on September 28, 2019 with all eligible NHL players to be selected in the NFHL. NHL Players that are not signed by September 28, 2019 are not eligible to be selected in the NFHL for the 2019-20 season even if the player signs with their NHL team prior to Phase 2 selection deadline on October 8th.
Only players on the 2019-20 NFHL Salary Lists are eligible to be selected.