Presigning may be conducted only after game 20 and prior to game 80 during the regular season.

Each team will be allowed one offer per player.

There will be two courses of action and teams may pick whichever best suits them on a case by case basis.

No team may presign more than their salary commitment for the upcoming season permits.

There will be a conditional period for In Confidence signings between the offseason and prior to free agency. This will be for teams that free cap during the offseason through retirement or through cuts or salary dumps. Only RFAs will be able eligible to sign during this time.

“Free Will” Signings
Constitutes offers in which a GM offers his own contract and bonuses. These offers can be in the way of cuts or smaller/larger raises. Signing bonses will hold an aspect of influence on the deal but won’t be an alternative to avoiding cap responsibility.

“In Confidence” Signings
Constitutes offers in which a GM offers his contracts based on a scale. Signing bonuses are mandated but player signings are guaranteed pending free cap space. There will be two categories to based on age and salary.
To add an element of realism roughly one of every six players will decline an offer.**The default contract length will be 2 years unless specified.

In Confidence Breakdown

RFAs (25 or younger)
or
UFAs (26+) making under $1,500,000

UFAs (26+)
or
RFAs (25 or younger) making $5,000,000 or more

OV Rating

Raise

88+

125%

80-87

110%

76-79

100%

72-75

95%

68-71

75%

65-67

60%

64-0

45%

OV Rating

Raise

85+

125%

81-84

115%

77-80

110%

73-76

100%

68-72

95%

65-67

70%

64-0

45%

OV Rating

Raise

80+

125%

76-79

115%

72-75

110%

70-71

100%

68-69

95%

65-67

70%

64-0

45%

Forwards

Defenseman

Goaltenders

OV Rating

Raise

88+

55%

80-87

50%

75-79

45%

68-74

40%

OV Rating

Raise

85+

55%

80-84

50%

75-79

45%

68-74

40%

OV Rating

Raise

82+

55%

79-81

50%

75-78

45%

68-74

40%

Signing Bonuses
(based on total value of contract)

Years

85+

84-81

80-77

76-73

72-0

1

20%

15%

10%

5%

0%

2

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

3

30%

25%

20%

15%

10%

4

35%

30%

25%

20%

15%

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