Originally Posted by horrorfan
Just wondering if the waiver budget will be adjusted downward depending on the number of games being played or remain the same? I've never played with budgets before so not sure the amount will make a difference (make it less difficult to acquire FA given likely bid amounts) or rather a manager's willingness to adjust their bids upwards given a reduced schedule.
I would guess no.
We have a team that has already spent $6... and they are at $94. With the other teams having $100 - I'm not sure how it could fairly be redistributed.
It's not really a number that varies directly with statistics or length of season anyways. I mean, you could have $100 for a 10-year league and people might bid pennies on a weekly acquisition. Or you could have a 3-week league with people bidding $40 just to get a Linus Omark.
I think the harder thing is trying to figure out what the mind-set of your opponents will be when there is, say, a breakout waiver player available in the 7th week, say, of a 20 week NHL schedule.