IHL is a draft style league that uses 2 player pools to form teams. One pool is progressing (presently at 88-89) and the other is regressing (presently at 59-60). Teams are mix of players for both pools (owners are NOT limited to one pool etc).
No limit on keepers, No Salary Cap, Trading of draft picks limited to next draft only, IR max is 2, Random Divisional Alignments (makes for some real fun!..never know who will be in your div!), Non Playoff teams subject to a Weighted Draft Lottery* for 1st round picks (2+ rounds as they finish in reg season), Playoffs teams are put in draft order based on how they do in the playoffs for ALL draft rounds..cup winner always in #24..
*In order to be eligible for the Lottery, a team must have at least 40 pts. If not, the best they can do is the 4th overall pick in the first round. This is an anti-tanking rule.*
Note our Max Inj. during the season is 2; so low GP % players do have value. No MLer