Sign-a-Goon Competition Rules
Forum: Sign-a-Goon

no.7
Dec 10, 2009 14:37 ET
Become a General Manager and beat other participants by signing the right players for your team. The only difference from a real hockey GM is that you score not when your players score goals, but when they fight.

This is the brainiest competition we have. Unlike other competitions on the site, it's not enough to have an exceptional hockey knowledge. You also need to beat your competitors in managing your budget. This is the combination of skills that makes one a top General Manager.

Leagues

We will run a Sign-a-Goon competition during the 2010-2011 season for 4 leagues: NHL, AHL, OHL and EIHL. The competitions will finish at the end of the respective playoffs.

General

You will compete against other participants in signing players, and then score points when your players fight. Whoever has the most points at the end of the competition wins.

1 point will be awarded for every fight and 1 extra point for every clear win. You will also get 3 bonus points for every fight where both players are signed by you.

Funding

In the NHL competition, every participant will receive $300,000 in each month from January to April. In the AHL and EIHL, the monthly funding will be $20,000 per month. In the OHL, $2,000 will be given to every participant each month from January to March. This amount is supposed to last for the entire month.

Signing Players

Participants try to sign players by making offers to them. Players will always accept the highest offer made to them. If there are several identical offers, one of the highest offers will be randomly selected and the player will sign with whoever made the selected offer.

You can always improve your offer so long as you have enough money in your account.

After all offers have been considered and players signed, all offers will automatically and immediately expire. Any offers made after that will be considered at the start of play the next day.

Releasing Players

You can release your players at any moment. If you do that before the next start of play, you won't pay the player's wage on that date.

Making offers to signed players

You can try to sign a player who has been signed by somebody else by making him a higher offer. However, there is a limit on how far you can go. This limit has been set to 25% above the current wage of the player. For example, if the wage is $10,000, you can't offer more than $12,500.

Protecting your players

You can protect your signed players by instructing the system to match any offer up to a maximum amount set by you. In case someone makes an offer below or equal to this maximum, the offer will be automatically matched and you will re-sign the player to this offer, provided there is enough money in your account.

Only one account per computer

In case the system detects more than 1 account added from the same computer, all accounts apart from the first will be canceled.
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Oneill.the.Giant
Dec 10, 2009 15:28 ET
Looks like this could be fun....

I've a feeling it will take a while to get a feel for the rules and what to bid to get the players you want.....

I think one big name supported by 4 others who regularly fight should do the trick.. :) It just making sure you bid enough to get them guys....
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PlanetAtheistCmPunk
Dec 11, 2009 00:04 ET
I don't get it.Reply
leafsfights77
Dec 11, 2009 09:01 ET
Great idea. Should be fun.Reply
IslesEnforcer
Dec 11, 2009 17:02 ET
Is there a limit to how many players you can have on your team?Reply
no.7
Dec 12, 2009 01:37 ET
There is no limit.Reply
shalom
Dec 12, 2009 05:35 ET
but people are like going way over 200,000? and when are like players going to be assigned to who ever signed them?Reply
leafsfights77
Dec 12, 2009 06:43 ET
I think they will be "considering the offers" tonight at 7 pm.Reply
Oneill.the.Giant
Dec 12, 2009 09:09 ET
Is this only for the NHL....? ... I see some people a put in offers for guys in many other leagues.Reply
no.7
Dec 12, 2009 09:38 ET
Quote from message by shalom
but people are like going way over 200,000?
The first player wage gets paid immediately after signing. If someone runs out of money during the signing process, their subsequent offers are ignored. The players they do manage to sign will be automatically released the next day if they are left with no money to pay the wages.
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no.7
Dec 12, 2009 09:58 ET
Quote from message by Oneill.the.Giant
Is this only for the NHL....?
Yes. Signing players who have no chance of playing in the NHL makes no sense.

We might start another competition for the AHL later on.
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leafsfights77
Dec 12, 2009 23:14 ET
As the game gets moving you should add like a "most traded goons" list.Reply
no.7
Dec 13, 2009 01:49 ET
Quote from message by leafsfights77
"most traded goons"
Meaning what?
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leafsfights77
Dec 13, 2009 08:08 ET
Like the goons that get the most offers or something. Like yesterday Colton Orr was really popular as he had about 15 different offers for $100,000 alone.Reply
no.7
Dec 13, 2009 08:21 ET
My intention was to do a list of top earners. Maybe that's the same thing you suggested.Reply
mi44
Dec 13, 2009 09:35 ET
How exactly do I protect my players?Reply
no.7
Dec 13, 2009 09:41 ET
Display your account and use the Protect links found in the Currently Signed Players section.Reply
mi44
Dec 13, 2009 09:41 ET
Thanks. I had never seen the protect buttons until today.Reply
fightingisles
Dec 13, 2009 15:17 ET
Do unused funds carry over to the next month?Reply
no.7
Dec 13, 2009 15:58 ET
Quote from message by fightingisles
Do unused funds carry over to the next month?
Yes.
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Electronova
Dec 13, 2009 17:33 ET
Are wages supposed to be deducted daily or for each game the players are in?Reply
no.7
Dec 14, 2009 01:36 ET
Quote from message by Electronova
Are wages supposed to be deducted daily or for each game the players are in?
Daily, regardless of whether they play or not.
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STRONG.LIKE.BULL
Dec 14, 2009 16:47 ET
players from the AHL don't count i guess???Reply
STRONG.LIKE.BULL
Dec 14, 2009 16:50 ET
if AHL player don't count then why can we sign them???Reply
tampa22
Dec 14, 2009 17:21 ET
I lost all my players, I don't know what a hell happen there... And I can't sign any players too. I was sure that I understand the rules, but not, it sucks!Reply
STRONG.LIKE.BULL
Dec 14, 2009 20:40 ET
u must have spent too much money off the startReply
no.7
Dec 15, 2009 01:55 ET
Quote from message by STRONG.LIKE.BULL
players from the AHL don't count i guess???
FIGHTS from the AHL don't count because the competition is for the NHL. We might run an AHL competition later on, but it would be a separate competition where ONLY AHL fights would count.
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no.7
Dec 15, 2009 01:57 ET
Quote from message by STRONG.LIKE.BULL
if AHL player don't count then why can we sign them???
They can be called up to the NHL at any point. For example, if Mirasty gets a call-up, you would probably want to sign him, wouldn't you?
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no.7
Dec 15, 2009 02:00 ET
Quote from message by tampa22
I lost all my players, I don't know what a hell happen there... And I can't sign any players too. I was sure that I understand the rules, but not, it sucks!
I can see that you paid Zack Stortini $66,000. At this wage, he would cost you $198,000 in just 3 days! You clearly got your maths wrong when making that offer.
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tampa22
Dec 15, 2009 11:19 ET
Quote from message by no.7
I can see that you paid Zack Stortini $66,000. At this wage, he would cost you $198,000 in just 3 days! You clearly got your maths wrong when making that offer.
Thanks, I see the problem, I don't understand the rules, LOL! Stupid people from south america hahaha. As always, thanks no.7
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reaper1331
Dec 15, 2009 22:28 ET
Wait, So are you suppose to make the $200,000 last for the Whole month?

Like if someone offers a player $100,000, and keeps them for 2 days. Then they're basically out of money for the month of December?
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no.7
Dec 16, 2009 01:28 ET
Exactly.Reply
reaper1331
Dec 16, 2009 05:56 ET
Awww, Damnit. Ok. Damn, i wish i understood that earlier. I was throwing Thousands away like they were singles in a tijuana strip bar.Reply
stromlover87
Feb 4, 2013 20:01 ET
Interesting. I most likely will not do real well but I will give it my best.Reply
IslesEnforcer
Oct 5, 2013 10:52 ET
So at the top it says the game counts towards AHL, yet I have not received any points for AHL points. The quote I'm referring to in the rules section:

"We will run a Sign-a-Goon competition during the 2010-2011 season for 4 leagues: NHL, AHL, OHL and EIHL. The competitions will finish at the end of the respective playoffs."
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no.7
Oct 5, 2013 17:03 ET
Quote from message by IslesEnforcer
"We will run a Sign-a-Goon competition during the 2010-2011 season for 4 leagues: NHL, AHL, OHL and EIHL. The competitions will finish at the end of the respective playoffs."
That was in 2010-2011 just as the post says. It turned out that there's not enough interest in any league other than the NHL. So the NHL is only league where we run the competition this year.
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IslesEnforcer
Oct 5, 2013 18:58 ET
Ok. I just figured the date was never updated . No big deal.Reply