Pool's rules

Principle of the pool

Each pooler owns a major team, and a farm team. The major team includes a bench with one place. This place is considered a different team in the pool. We'll talk more about the bank further. Owners can also have a junior team. Again, we will explain this concept further.

Only the points of the players being in the major teams are considered. Points of the players being in the farm teams are also recorded. It's the same principle as the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. A player may well have had 50 goals with B ulldogs Hamilton, these goals do not count in the statistics on NHL when the player is recalled by the Montreal Canadiens. of course, his 50 goals are recorded with the Bulldogs.

A player can therefore only be in one pool team at a given time. The statistical that he got within his NHL team are recognized for the team's pool to which he belongs when he gets his statistics.

The major teams may contain up to a goalkeeper, four defensemen and 10 forwards. There is no limit of number and / or type of players for farm teams. During a the regular season, the major team must have all forwards, defensemen ad goalie. The bench (see below) may be inoccupied.

During the regular season, a player can be placed on the bench. The player is always in the major team but his points are not counted for the major team. Only one player can be on the bench at any time for a particular owner. We shall see the usefulness of the bench.

The pool continues for the playoffs . A new season begins without draft. Each owner chosen from ALL its players 1 goalie, 4 defensemen and 10 forwards to redo his club. Throughout the series, the owners keep their players in their club. There is no more bench for the playoffs and no more waiver..

All owners are in playoff. The winner of playoff wins the first pick overall. The nearest choice of first pick becomes the first pick overall.


A season may be divided into slices.

During the regular season, each month is a slice. The months of September and April are included respectively in October and March because few games are played during these months. Prizes are awarded in each slice.

Although we can also divide the palyoffs into slices (one slice per playoff round for example), the palyoffs contains only a single slice.

Awards and Trophies

Cash prizes are distributed according to the ranking at the end of the season and ranking of each slice. In addition, owners can gain immortality by being able to engrave their name on two trophies.

The owner who finishes with the most points during the regular season has his name on the President's Trophy - Claude Morin. Of course, we only speak of the points recorded in the major team. The top three earn a substantial amount of money. Those who finish last and second to last share the cost of engraving trophies. The latter pays 2/3 and the second to last 1/3.

There is no cash prize for the playoffs. The owner who finishes with the most points during the playoffs has his name on the Stan Cup and his salary cap increased by $ 2,458,791.93

Prizes are awarded in each slice: For the first three ranks of a slice, the owners deserve $ 8, $ 5 and $ 3. In addition, the first two increase their salary ceiling of $ 614,698.24 and $ 245,879.50.


At the beginning of each NHL season, the owners have 10 draft picks.

The order of draft picks is determined by the classification of the previous season. The first two choices in each round are determined by ranking junior team in the playoffs of the previous season. The owner of the junior team who has the most points during the previous season chose first. The owner of the junior team finished in second place during the previous season has the second choice. The following choices for each round are determined by the classification during the previous regular season. The owner who finished third from the bottom third pick in the next draft. Choose the fourth worst fourth and so on.

The owners keep their players when they had the playoffs ended. However, they must abide by a salary cap that depends on their overall in the previous regular season. During the draft, the payroll of each owner is calculated by wages in the previous year.

If a goalkeeper has played under 40 games (39 games or less), the real salary of the goaler is not counted in the payroll of the owner who owns the goaler. The salary given for those goalers is $111,533.

If a forward (attacker or defender) played less than 82 games (81 games or less), the player's real salary is not counted in the payroll of the owner who owns the player . For those players, the salary counted is $111,533. The limits (39 matches and 81 games) are for the games to life in the regular season.

We consider the money that players receive and not the amount that NHL teams should consider in their salary cap (cap hit). Monies that have not served to keep the players are postponed to the next season.

Players released by owners can be drafted again.

When the 10 rounds are over, those who haven't 25 players continue to draft in the same order. We don't count players who don't reach the limit of games played to take their real salary.

Only players who have been drafted by an NHL team can be drafted by the owners.


At any time, if there is room in the major team, an owner can send a player from bench or the farm club to the major team . At any time, if the bench is not busy, an owner can send a player from the major team or from the farm club to the bench.

To transfert a player from the major team or the bench to the farm team, the player must be on waiver. The player is then in the farm team of the owner but another owner may claim the him.

When a player is claimed, he must be included in the major team or on the bench by the owner who claimed the player. If more than one owner claims a player when he is on waiver , the owner who has the lower rank (at the time of announcement) in the general ranking of the owners for the current season has priority.

A player may be claimed for 3 days. The player can not be traded during the period when he is on waivers.


During the season, it is possible to trade players, draft picks and / or money. Unless otherwise stated the owners involved in the exchanges, the players traded are going to the farm team without need to put them on waiver.

All trades must be announced by sending an email to pool_hockey@yahoogroups.com An owner must send all the information: players, draft picks and / or amount of money exchanged. Other owners involved in this exchange must reply to email and confirmed that the information is correct. If one of the owners say there is an error in the email, all other owners must restate.

If all confirmations are received before noon, trade will be effective for the matches of the same day. It is the same as for a change team of a player (put a player on the bench for example.)

If there is an error in an exchange between the owners, regardless of the number of owner, the trade will not be done. An error between owners can be a player that one of them does have, a draft pick that an owner no longer has. If in an exchange, owner makes a mistake for his team (too many players in the major team or on the bench), the trade is made but no changes are made for this owner. The players traded are included into the farm club no matter what owner announced.

The limit of players in the major team and the limit of players on the bench can't be exceeded. If, after a trade, an owner exceeds one of these limits, the trade is done but all players goes to the minor team. If a player was supposed to move, he will stay where he was.

When an owner announces a change that is already done (for example, putting a player in the major team and he is already there), the change is simply ignored. It is not considered an error.


At the beginning of the season, each owner receives a lump sum equivalent to the salary cap based owner who finished first last season.

This is in addition to the money was not spent while the draft This agent can be traded during the season.

Free agent

At the break of All-Star game (trade deadline for season 2012-2013 due to lock-out), owners can hire a free agent.

We start with the last overall and it ends with the first when the break begins.

Owners can get a player who was not drafted and who belongs to no one. This player can not be on waiver and can not be traded. This player can be put in the major team. If a major team limitations is exceeded, the owner must submit a player on waivers. Moreover, if that player is placed in the major team, the owner has to live with his decision because he can not submit the player on waivers or trade him.

The free agent can be part or major team or junior team junior club if the owner still has him when the playoffs playoff Stanley Cup.

At the end of the playoffs, the free agent is automatically released. The owner can not keep him. The free agent will be available in Expansion Draft and / or regular draft pick.