My starting point was "I don't have a clue" HaHaCJ wrote:Asher413 wrote:The joys of challenges helping find random things:
I cannot for the life of me figure out why Jason Dawe is a Group 5 UFA (potentially) in the Islanders Challenge. In my game under the contract screen it says "Expires, June 1999 (Unrestricted Free Agent- Group V). From what I can find of the 2006 CBA:
"Means any Player who has completed ten (10) or more professional seasons (minor league or NHL seasons, but excluding any season in Major Juniors), and who did not earn in the final year of his SPC more than that year's Average League Salary,..."
I see Jason as having professional games in:
92-93, 93-94, 94-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98 and in my game 98-99. That's 7 seasons, not 10. (Heck, he's 25... so there's no way for 10 seasons!)
Not sure if this is a game or roster error, but thought I'd start here before I post in the SI forums as a game bug.
I have no clue. Maybe nino has any ideas?! Sounds very weird.
I'm not into CBAs and all the different contract rules (at all!), so I used Google and what I found I think indicates things are working correctly...
According to nhl.com's explanation http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26366
Unrestricted Free Agency - For the 2005-06 season, a player age 31 with four accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent; in 2006-07, a player age 29 with four accrued seasons or with eight accrued seasons; in 2007-08, a player age 28 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons; beginning in 2008-09 and for the duration of the agreement, a player age 27 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent. For purposes of qualifying for unrestricted free agency, the 2004-05 cancelled season will be counted as a year of accrued service.