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!