RULES: FREE STANDARD LEAGUE RULES

Updated: July 16, 2009, 4:26 PM ET

GENERAL RULES

PLAYER UNIVERSE
To assemble your team, you will draft players from a list of all National League Hockey players from both Eastern and Western Conferences.

LEAGUE SETTINGS & DRAFTING
Free Standard league settings cannot be changed. In order for the draft to proceed, it is required that ALL team ownership slots are filled prior to draft time. It is important to check the list of owners who have joined before your (live online or autopick) live draft is set to start. If open ownership slots remain, the draft time and date will be removed from our system, and a new date and time for the draft will need to be set.

For any player-created Free Standard league that does not fill within one hour of the draft, that league will have its slot eliminated. The affected league will need to pick a new date and time through a referendum (found on the League Clubhouse page). Any live draft lobby league (ESPN created Prize-Eligible) that is not full before the draft start will have their draft time continually pushed back by five minute intervals until the league is filled.

NOTE: Once your draft has filled, it will convert once the scheduled time arrives.

ROSTER LOCKTIMES
Individual slots lock daily at the game time scheduled for the player in that slot. This occurs even if the player is not playing, so make sure you move injured players prior to their team's scheduled game start.

LINEUP LOCKTIMES
Individual roster slots lock when the team of the player in that slot is scheduled to begin its first game of the day.

UNDROPPABLE PLAYER LIST
All Free Standard leagues will observe ESPN's Undroppable Players list. The Undroppable Players list comprises of select elite level players who cannot be dropped to waivers at any time during the hockey season. ESPN introduced this feature to prevent collusion. (In these cases, owners would be able to drop star players, allowing those first on the waiver wire to pick them up.)

PUBLIC VIEWABLE LEAGUES
Free Standard leagues may be viewable by the public or private depending on the choices made by the league creator.