An open letter to the NAIHL:
The NAIHL is in a crisis for the first time since it began in 1998. As the founder and former commissioner of this league, it has provided countless hours of enjoyment for people worldwide over the years. But this year, with the antics of the NHL and other interests in my life, I no longer have the time or interest to keep up with this. I haven't sent in lines since the start of the season, and really have hardly followed hockey at all.
Jouni is in a similar situation, with a young son and a new job that requires a lot of travel. He has not simulated in a month, and won't be running the sim going forward. Like me he just doesn't have the time, and perhaps to a lesser degree, the interest.
I would be happy to see the NAIHL stay afloat, but it will take someone from within the GM ranks to step forward and take over the simulation. That means forking out $45 for the simulator, and then getting the league files from Jouni. Once that is done, then I would work with whoever it is to set up accessing the site, getting files updated, etc.
If someone thinks they are up for this, e-mail me at jgchilds [at] gmail [dot] com and we can get started.
If no one steps forward to do this, I will be shutting down the NAIHL website. There is no deadline or timetable for this, but if it becomes clear that no one is going to fill the void to run the simulator, then it will be closed down.
Regardless of what happens, I want to thank all of you for your participation. I have made some good friends as a result of this league, and I know the same goes for many of you.
All the best to everyone.