whenever FireBender makes his draft I suppose; he's on the other side of the world so I wanted to give him some flexibility. Also, the MVL Bonus Round scores are posted
I guess that makes some sense, although if I recall correctly he's very early in the timezone sequence so that implies he may very well make his selection before most people even wake up in the morning.
What I was more asking then is it simply OK for him to start at say 00:01 and would there be any concern if he hadn't yet made his choice by 22:00?
Flexibility is fine but some reasonable limit should be in place so that the second in line has some idea as to when he will be "on the clock" and so on down the line. Not everyone is available pretty much 24 hours a day as I am and making it solely dependent on the first person in line may make it very inconvenient for someone further down the line.
Perhaps FB can respond as to when he would expect to make his selection and then everyone else can adjust their schedules accordingly.
Are captains allowed to draft players not on the confirmed list if they want to gamble on their returning?
Hmm... Like Larry Bird.
For those that don't know, the Celtics (i.e. the legendary Red Auerbach) drafted Larry Bird with the 6th overall pick in 1978 even though he returned to play his final year at Indiana State University in 1979 where he lost in the NCAA championships to Magic Johnson's MSU Spartans. This was allowed at the time under the so called "junior eligible" rule but shortly thereafter this practice was specifically disallowed by the "Bird Collegiate Rule" (as differentiated from the Larry Bird Exception Rule that allows teams to exceed the salary cap to sign "qualifying veteran free agents").
I see no issue in someone drafting someone that fits this category. I bet I can guess who Justin is talking about.