The 2019 NHL Playoff Pool included utilizing a Reserve Roster and Transactions for the first time. For the 2020 NHL Playoff Pool those two elements will remain with some tweaks to improve the overall playing experience.
For 2020 although the initial Active Roster limit of six players from an NHL team will remain, there will be no Reserve Roster restrictions on the number of players from an NHL team. For the 2019 Playoff Pool the Reserve Roster was restricted to two players from an NHL team. For 2020 no limit, which will mean various strategies can occur. Do participant stack the Reserve Roster with players from a few teams that they think will go deep in the playoffs or do they take players that are in competing series to assure they have players moving in to the next round?
In 2019 the NHL Playoff Pool also included Transaction between rounds that were limited with the number used per round. For 2020 each participant will have six transactions available with no limit per round and can be used between playoff rounds. The dynamic could be interesting with participants that lost players in the first round replacing players to replenish those eliminated while those that have a full roster of players can make improvements or save transactions for future rounds.
Lastly the prize pool will be expanded to include prize distributions to the top 3 participants. The prize pool distribution will be First Place 70%, Second Place 20% and Third Place 10%. Based on recent participation that would equate to a $500 US Prize Pool award for the winner.
Visit the Playoff Pool page for rule details and to register.