I think it is more for players that are tired and unwilling to play their unwanted position and make a complete switch.wawmoose wrote:
I'm gonna go ahead and predict that 0 players actually affected by role restrictions will use it then. I see 0 reason for anyone to restrict themselves when they don't have to lol.
I'm not sure if this was the case now but I'm pretty sure at one point bulb legit wanted to switch to goalie. If he had the option to restrict himself to only goalie he guarantees that he will be drafted where his goalie value is, not where his potential skater value puts him.
Now you might argue that it is up to the owners to talk to players to make sure what the players intentions are, but there have been and will be bad owners, and bad owners will a ruin players, like bulb in the example, season. Players like bulb will be the nice guy in this situations and basically not ruin his team if he was over-drafted by 2-3 rounds because of an owners incompetence.wawmoose wrote: TBH I think it's an unnecessary rule; when you can simply talk to your owner about what position YOU want to play, and if he doesn't cooperate you can opt to not play for him.
Easy solution, don't restrict yourself. The rule isn't you, this is for people that want to be sure that they never have to switch positions.wawmoose wrote:What would happen to players like me who are willing to play a certain position in specific times (i.e. playoffs)?? I'd have to either be locked to the other position; or I'd have to to not opt in and....wait for it.....TALK TO MY OWNER about it anyway.
Anyways, whats the harm of putting in the the option to restrict yourself? An additional question on the registration form? A player misunderstanding of the rule? A player trolling on their form(probably the most serious problem).A player crying mid-season that they want their restriction reverted?
If 0 people use this option; then great the commish / owners / LM's don't have to deal with enforcing it during the season. If more than 0 people use it, great we made the league more enjoyable for those individuals and more balanced at the same time!