MODIFY TEAM

Overview

To modify your team via the Internet, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, login using your email address and password (if you haven't already done so), modify your starting lineup within the constraints of the 60,000,000 salary cap, modify your taxi squad, submit the modifications and record the confirmation number you receive for them. There are three types of modifications: (1) bench switch, (2) new player purchase, and (3) taxi squad roster expansion.

Modifications are also accepted via our toll-free number (888.636.7559).

Deadline and Stat Week

The deadline for weekly line-up changes is Monday at 6:00 PM CT. However, if one or more games start before 6:00 PM CT on Monday, the deadline will be 10 minutes prior to the start of the first game on Monday. In the event that there are no games on Monday, then the deadline will be at 6:00 PM CT on Tuesday or 10 minutes prior to the first game on Tuesday. If there are no games on Monday or Tuesday, then the deadline will be 6:00 PM CT on Wednesday or 10 minutes prior to the first game on Wednesday.


The following week has a special Monday deadline:
  • 11:50 AM CT on Monday, October 9th
  • 11:50 AM CT on Monday, January 1st
  • 11:50 AM CT on Monday, January 15th
  • 11:50 AM CT on Monday, February 19th


  • The following week has a special Tuesday deadline:
  • 5:50 PM CT on Tuesday, January 30th


  • The following week has a special Wednesday deadline:
  • 5:50 PM CT on Wednesday, December 27th

  • Taxi Squad Switch

    For a switch, a team owner moves a player from the taxi squad to the starting line-up, and moves a player from the starting line-up to the taxi squad. These moves are unlimited and must involve players who are listed at the same position. Taxi Squad switch example: "Start Sidney Crosby, Taxi Joe Thornton.

    New Player Purchase

    For a new player purchase, a team owner adds a new player to either his starting line-up or taxi squad, and drops a player from the corresponding roster. You may purchase any player not on your current roster. If you drop a player from the starting line-up, the new player must play the same position as the player being dropped. There is a limit of 16 player purchases during the season. New player purchase example: "Purchase Daniel Sedin, Drop Patrick Kane."

    Taxi Squad Roster Expansion

    Taxi squad roster expansion occurs when you add a new player to your taxi squad without having to drop a player. The new player may be any position. Taxi Squad expansion is limited to two (2) per team from 6:30 PM CT Friday, February 23, 2018, through 6:00 PM CT on Monday, February 26, 2018. Bench roster expansion example: "Call up Cam Talbot."

    Mid-Week Taxi Squad Switch

    A mid-week taxi squad switch occurs when you replace a player from your starting lineup with a player from your taxi squad between Tuesday and Friday. You must make mid-week taxi squad switches by 6:00 PM CT on Friday to be effective for games played Friday through Sunday each week during the Contest. In the event that one or more games begin before 6:00 PM CT on Friday, the weekly mid-week switch deadline for that week will be 10 minutes prior to the first game on Friday. (Note: mid-week taxi squad switches are NOT effective for any games played before the Friday deadline.) In the event that there are no games scheduled on Friday then the mid-week switch deadline will be 10 minutes prior to the schedule start of the first game on Saturday. Mid-week taxi squad switches are limited to a total of ten (10) during the Contest. Taxi squad switch example: "Start Sydney Crosby, Taxi John Tavares."

    The following weeks have special mid-week taxi squad switch deadlines:

  • 11:50 AM CT on Friday, November 24th
  • 12:50 PM CT on Friday, November 10th

  • SCORING

    Overview

    Using the Hockey Challenge point-scoring method, points are accumulated each stat week (consisting of games played Monday through Sunday) by all 20 players in your starting lineup based on the following statistics:

    Skaters Points
    Goal 5
    Assist 3
    Penalty Minute 0.25
    Shot On Goal 0.20
    Plus/Minus +1/-1
    (Points will be added or subtracted for each Plus or Minus players receive.)
    Goaltenders Points
    Win 5
    Shutout 5
    Save 0.20
    Goal Allowed -1
    (No points are awarded for shared shutouts.)

    Scoring System

    Points are accumulated weekly for all 20 starting players. The week generally begins with games played on Monday and ends with games played on Sunday.

    All points accumulated by the players in your starting lineup, regardless of what position they actually play, contribute to your team's points total. Points scored by your taxi squad, points by a player before being placed on your taxi squad, as well as preseason and playoff points, do not contribute to your team's point totals.

    To determine standings, all teams in the Contest and all teams in their respective leagues are sorted by point total. The team with the highest point total finishes first and the team with the lowest point total finishes last.

    No points are awarded for a shared shutout. No points are awarded for shootout statistics.

    Team and goalie penalty minutes that are served by a skater are not credited to the skater. The skater will receive no points.