BALD RULE BOOK (Updated Easter 2014)
The new look BALD league enters season 25 with many changes. Gone are the Franchise Players. Gone are the bonuses for mediocrity. Gone are the random attributes for the players in the draft. And sadly, gone are a few owners who have been members of this league for many seasons. However, with season 25 comes a major change, eerily similar to what we experienced in the initial season. We shall be transforming this league into essentially a "Goon League", but one like no other. Gone are the players who not only take penalties for spearing, kneeing, cross-checking and fighting, but suffer close to season-long injuries and watch from the pressbox on the IR. No, these guys are not only good at being nasty, they also are healthy and NOT prone to injuries...well not injuries to themselves. These guys can skate, pass, play defense, and stay healthy. Get ready for boxscores full of PIM's, fights and suspensions.
The players now on your roster of 25 will eventually be phased out over the next few seasons. Six of the new breed of players will be added to the rosters each season and MUST play unless suspended or out with a short-term injury. The salary structure remains the same and the goalies still have a maximum TOI of 250 hrs. None of the other bonuses apply, as I am guessing that the teams will eventually achieve parity and gone will be the Holy Grail dynasty...thankfully.
Once a player's salary goes above $1.035 million, they have 1 more season to play and then shall retire.
Once a goalie hits the regular season career total of 250 TOI, they must retire
All players salaries increase at the end of the season, regardless of how many games they play.
1st season salary ~ 165k
2nd season salary ~ 214k
3rd season salary ~ 278k
4th season salary ~ 362k
5th season salary ~ 471k
6th season salary ~ 612k
7th season salary ~ 796k
8th season salary ~ 1.035 million (max salary)
As we are going through a change in format, time will tell whether there will be changes/additions to these rules.