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Old Jan. 10th, '09, 2:34 pm   #1
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Default Guide: Getting Signed to the XBSHL






Introduction

As most of you know the XBSHL (XBox-Sports Hockey League) is a league that uses your Be a Pro character in the EA NHL Series with other members to form a team. This league is a small tight-knit group of guys that are primarily looking to have an enjoyable experience without any drama. There are currently 8 teams with each having an owner. The owners sign players from the "draft list"to their teams (as their roster size and cap space permits).

The members who are left from the "draft list" will be placed on the "free agent list" once the waiver signing period ends (the beginning of the regular season). The "free agent list" will be comprised of those left to be signed from the draft list as well as the newer members that signed up for this league but were not eligible to enter the draft.


Owner Roles

Each owner has a different approach to building their team but they are all careful in selecting their teammates as they are held responsible for their players actions. There is a salary cap in place and using part of their cap on a player that might disappear or cause problems on or off the ice is a huge risk and could potentially handicap a team long term. All owners try to select guys they can rely on and who they know personally as a good member of the site by seeing how they handle themselves on and off the forums.


Tips To Get Signed

If you aren't that well known to the owners, your best bet to get noticed would to become active in the forums and contribute as a positive member. That will go a long way in showing that you are a good person that is active and won't disappear. Things like:
  • Posting real sports news
  • Welcoming new members
  • Intelligently conversing within some of the many threads
  • Helping members when they ask for member feedback or aid
  • Being positive within the site and threads

Joining other leagues or activities is another great way to get recognized. Many guys that weren't well known were picked because of their involvement in other leagues and activities. Since the commissioners run a tight ship around here, the owners can trust that if a member has been in another league that he is on good standing within the site. There are several leagues/activities on this site and we are continually growing. A few examples are:
  • Madden NFL Franchise
  • NCAA Dynasties
  • NBA 2k Association
  • Member created leagues/tournaments/etc.
  • Playing games with members
Another suggestion is to try and stay positive. I know it can be frustrating or disappointing not getting into a league immediately but posting negative comments or complaining about it is probably the best wayto ensure that the owner made the right choice in not selecting you. After all, who wants someone that will be negative when things don't go their way on their team? Congratulating those that make it and following the league as it progresses without showing any spite will help show the owners that you would be funto have in the locker room.

We thank everyone for their patience and know some of you have waited a long time to get in and are let down because you weren't selected. We hope that this thread can help a little bit.

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