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BEARD Hockey Sim Schedule

Last Updated: May 2nd, 2022

Games will be simulated Monday through Sunday night each calendar week. No rest days are simmed unless games cannot be simmed on a particular night - all GM's will be informed when and if this takes place.

LINES FILES and WAIVER CLAIMS: Must be submitted by 8pm ET to be actioned prior to a sim night.

SIM UPDATES POSTED: Between 9pm and 11pm ET (there may be some nights this is later, but never earlier).

Important Upcoming Dates

While the following dates are basically set, unforeseen circumstances may cause a delay or change in this schedule. All GMs will be informed if any changes are made to the dates below.

Thursday, April 28th: Playoffs Begin

Sunday, May 1st: Draft Lottery Results Posted

Monday, May 2nd: Limited Trading Begins (see post here for full details)

Sunday, May 8th: Voting Begins on GM and Player Awards (ends Saturday, May 14th)

DATE TBA: Limited In-Season UFA Period Opens

Friday, June 10th: Playoffs Conclude - League-Wide Break (In-Season UFA period pauses, no site/sim updates)

Sunday, June 26th: Retirements Posted (teams will have seven days to use a "save" if desired)

Monday, June 27th: League-wide Finance Update (all finances, payments, deductions from 2021-22 are settled by this date)

Monday, June 27th: Full Trading May Commence!

DATE TBA: Rerates Posted (highly tentative, of course - once posted, teams will have a limited time to option their NHL rerate)

Friday, July 1st: Offseason Officially Begins!

Friday, July 1st: Subscription Payments for 2022-23 Season Begin (please pay by July 15th!)

The following will take place at a date to be determined:

-- Resumption of limited In-Season UFA negotations

-- 2021-22 BEARD Hockey Seasonal Awards Ceremony

-- Rulebook updated (no major changes - simplifying/streamlining)

-- RFA Qualifying/Offer Sheets

-- NHL rerates posted

-- 2022 BEARD Hockey Entry Draft

-- Offseason UFA Period

-- Prospect Creation Period

-- Preseason/Regular Season

While the following dates are highly likely and basically set, unforeseen circumstances may cause a delay or change in this schedule. All GM's will be informed if any changes are made to the dates below.

Tuesday, October 12th: Preseason Begins

Monday, October 18th: Preseason Concludes

Tuesday, October 19th: All teams must be Cap Compliant by 8pm ET - NO EXCEPTIONS!

Wednesday, October 20th: REGULAR SEASON BEGINS!

Wednesday, November 3rd: NO SIM (rest day will be simmed)

 

Friday, December 24th thru Saturday, December 25th: NO SIM/TRADE FREEZE

Sunday, February 13th: All-Star Day, No Games Simmed (more info TBA)

Sunday, March 13th: BEARD Hockey Trade Deadline (11pm ET)

Friday, April 1st thru Monday, April 4th: NO SIMS (1 rest day will be simmed)

Monday, April 25th: REGULAR SEASON CONCLUDES!

Thursday, April 28th: 2022 BEARD Hockey Playoffs Begin!

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