Probe league changes for Season 8

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Probe league changes for Season 8

Post by krazymen » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:33 pm

Introduction:

After a few meetings dedicated only to probe changes, The season 8 management is proud to present you the new Probe league. After several debates deciding what would be the best direction for the probe league, we decided that it would be advantageous for the league to redesign probe in order to get more probes to be ZHL ready faster.

To do so Probe league will be considerably more competitive to provide the best possible practices and structure for probe players. As you know already we are going to have probe captains that will be dedicated to the probe roster. I will list the rest of the changes in this thread.

For more info about probe captains look here: http://www.zealothockey.net/forum/viewt ... =35&t=2065


Probe eligibility changes:

On top of the eligibility rules of last season we are adding a new restriction. ZHL players in the top 3 rounds will no longer be able to participate in probe league at all. Players in the 4th and 5th round will not be able to play in probe at the same time which means that if your 5th rounder is on the ice your 4th rounder cannot be on the ice as well.


Free Agent draft order:

The free agent draft order will no longer be decided by the ZHL points. Instead, the probe league points will decide the Free Agent draft order.


Probe playoffs:

This season not every probe team will be making the playoffs. Only 6 probe teams out of 10 will be making the playoffs. Locked probe players will only be allowed to play 1 out of the 3 games in playoffs. We will also apply the new wildcard system for probe.

You can read more about the wildcard system here: http://www.zealothockey.net/forum/viewt ... =35&t=2045


Probe reschedules:

Probe captains will have several options with reschedules. First off, when a ZHL owner decides to reschedule a game, the probe captain will have the choice to either follow the ZHL team in the reschedule or to stay at the official scheduled time, by default league management will assume that the probe team will NOT follow the ZHL team in reschedules. Probe captains will also be allowed 1 regular reschedule (reschedule during normal ZHPL times, it has to be in the half hour mark) and 1 flexible reschedule (reschedule anytime of the week).


If you have any questions regarding any topic, post the question below with the topic it is associated with and we will do our best to answer it.

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Re: Probe league changes for Season 8

Post by krazymen » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:57 pm

FAQ

Reschedules
Q: Can flexible reschedule happen at anytime, even when another game is scheduled?

A: A flexible reschedule can happen at anytime even during another game, a flexible reschedule will most likely not be casted live most of the time.


Free agent draft

Q: If a good zhl team has a bad probe team doesnt that mean they will have a stronger zhl lineup since they will have good free agent pick?

A: No, there are restrictions for ZHL player to enter the Free agent draft which means that the Free agent draft will be only probe or new players.
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Re: Probe league changes for Season 8

Post by Tenkz » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:14 am

krazymen wrote: This season not every probe team will be making the playoffs. Only 6 probe teams out of 10 will be making the playoffs. Locked probe players will only be allowed to play 1 out of the 3 games in playoffs. We will also apply the new wildcard system for probe.
well i guess that puts an end to the rumors
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Re: Probe league changes for Season 8

Post by sidtkid » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:52 am

Great work! Looking forward to season 8 like none other!
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Re: Probe league changes for Season 8

Post by Rigensis » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:16 am

Just to clarify - that flexible probe reschedule can happen at anytime or at anytime unless there is already game scheduled at that time?

Also - about mid-season draft pick order - is there any associated rules (eg mid-season draft player can play only probees, or op players cant join mid-season draft) because my first impression is that the best zhl team could have the worst zhpl team which would then allow that team pick the best playing in mid-season draft pool making, possibly, that zhl team even more op.
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Re: Probe league changes for Season 8

Post by JMoney » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:12 am

Rigensis wrote:Just to clarify - that flexible probe reschedule can happen at anytime or at anytime unless there is already game scheduled at that time?

Also - about mid-season draft pick order - is there any associated rules (eg mid-season draft player can play only probees, or op players cant join mid-season draft) because my first impression is that the best zhl team could have the worst zhpl team which would then allow that team pick the best playing in mid-season draft pool making, possibly, that zhl team even more op.
Fairly certain it's the same rule as last season where a player drafted in FA can't play in ZHL Playoffs
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Re: Probe league changes for Season 8

Post by Meepomart » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:47 am

@Rigensis
The flexible reschedule can be at literally any time given that both probe captains agree on it. 4am, 12pm, simultaneously with another ZHL game - doesn't matter. Although it is encouraged that probe captains pick times where a caster is available, these 'flexible' games ultimately do not have to be casted.

As far the Free Agency draft goes, effective as of Season 7:
"Players may not sign up as a Free Agent if they have over 10 ZHL games played for their Career, or 5 ZHL games played for the prior season.
All Free Agents are ineligible to participate in ZHL Playoffs."
This should remove any possibility of an "OP" player being drafted. It's therefore reasonable to assume that any Free Agent would be playing almost exclusively in probe league, hence the rule to have probe standing determine Free Agency pick order.
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