RULES: STANDARD LEAGUE ROSTER SETTINGS
In Standard leagues, teams draft players from the entire NHL player universe (both the Eastern and Western Conferences).
Standard league rosters consist of a total of 22 players per team. There are 17 active slots: nine (9) forwards, five (5) defenseman, one (1) utility and two (2) goalie slots. Additionally, there are five (5) bench slots.
The default roster slots are divided into four overall positional categories: Goalie, Forward, Defenseman and Utility. The Forward (F) slots can be filled with players from all three skating line positions (left wing, center, right wing). The Utility (UTIL) slot may be filled by any non-goalie.
Each individual roster slot locks daily at the scheduled game time. The entire player pools locks at the scheduled start time of the first game each day. This means when the first NHL game for the day begins you can not add a player for that day - free agents can only be added for the next gameday.
SETTING YOUR LINEUP
You decide which players to start for each day of competition. Your My Team page allows you to analyze each of your current players, review their performance (previous day/week, year to date, etc.) and freely move players between your active roster and bench. Roster moves involving a player may be made right up until that player's team is scheduled to begin playing in its first game of the day.
FHL '10 gives team owners the ability to modify their lineups for future days of NHL action. This can be helpful if you will not have access to a computer (on vacation, business trip, etc.) but you would like to make sure that you are receiving credit for players at each team roster slot. Go to your My Team page and click on the links for the date(s) of interest to access your roster page for each future date. Then modify your roster.
UNDROPPABLE PLAYER LIST
All standard leagues will observe ESPN's Undroppable Players list. This list is comprises of select elite level players who cannot be dropped to waivers. ESPN introduced this feature to prevent collusion. Players can be moved on or off the list of undroppables based on season performance and/or injury status.