Please make a Max limit on positions
A big problem in our league for many years has been the amount of goalies a team will "hoard."
A bunch of our managers have brought up how one team can have as many 5 or 6 goalies rostered at one time, while another may have just 1 healthy goalie.
Can you make a feature for next season where you can place a max limit on roster positions?
We would love to have say a max of 3 goalies on your active roster, so if a starter on another team gets hurt you will have to decide whether to drop your 3rd netminder in order to pick up the backup.
Chris Lowe commented
A possible solution Yahoo could introduce would be that you could designate bench positions as Goalie/Defense/Forward. Then you could have, say, 2 goalie slots plus 2 goalie bench slots.
Jon Groeper commented
I disagree. A manager should be able to have whatever players he wants. If he has 5 goalies, then he only has one extra position player. The lack of offensive players will hurt him sooner or later since there are 6 offensive points and only 4 goaltender points.
Dustin Goettman commented
I have a very similar issue. My starting roster has 12 forwards and 6 defensemen with no bench. However, managers have the ability to roll with less than 6 defensemen, utilizing those open roster spots with additional forwards despite the fact that there is no bench. So teams would have 13 forwards and 5 defensemen or 14 forwards and 4 defensemen. I don't want them to be able to do this and when I police it manually managers give me lip.
luke mesing commented
This is exactly what I need in my league.
Dane Craig commented
Goalie hoarding is a huge issue in deep leagues. Our league has been arguing about it on the message board. We need position limits.
andre leo commented
make a trade??? i find that people don't trade enough
Justin Wassink commented
I'm in a league where we had a max of 4 goalies (not including IR/IR+) to limit hoarding, but not everyone liked it and it was annoying to police manually. Not that people cheated, but when you have new GMs they don't always remember unique rules like that.
I think you can also somewhat mitigate hoarding via other league settings, ie. change scoring categories to make goalies less valuable, and limit bench spots so people have to prioritize more and simply won't have room to stash backups.
Sometimes a league may have more than three goalie appearances for the week. I have four appearances, not starts per week.
Some leagues change it up and have four appearances for the goalie requirement for the week, and teams may have four goalies on their roster to accommodate for that increase. Max set at 6
Just my input