That 'might' work..still I seriously doubt WIS would go for it. In present 6 Season Hockey Multiple Season theme (or dynasty if you will) ALL owners must purchase 6 seasons. The key here is the ALL owners, again we get back to the need for equality. Also we get back to the rules and reg the govern this kind of website. I would suspect that making ONE owner purchase multiple seasons and make it non-refundable, no matter the reason, and not ALL...is most likely against these rules etc.
I realize this may sound like a broken record..rules and regs BUT it is the fact of the matter....WIS is bound by these and they said this about many suggestions that have been made about HBD. Again I suspect, they have said it about their other products too, when we have made suggestions. Some these regs/rules may seem 'silly' BUT they must abide by them..Example: a couple of years ago we had set up theme to honor an owner who past away (lounpink aka Curt)..well Mike Welch had asked to join in (cause Mike had many dealing with this person and this person had help with testing/suggestions etc etc). Well we ALL knew that Mike was an employee with WIS, still he had to openly disclose that fact in the forum and make sure we ALL understood that etc etc.This was a requirement due to the fact that is a 'gaming' site. Seemed silly at the time but I understood..he's just obeying the rules & regs, therefore respected it for that reason.
Now if you forced ALL owners to purchase say 5 seasons at time..Not allow trading of any picks into the 6th??? Here is the thing...not an easy sell!! Okay let's look at things here: Now let's say a season will last 65 day (82 games with 2 a day, 4 rounds of playoffs, Pre-season activity of of setting of budgets, draft, ex-season plus the few days after season to allow owners who need it to 'reup' etc), With 5 seasons for a tot of 325 days or 11 months. Say they charge $20 per season (total of $100), this would have to be a non-refundable purchase. Now try to sell that to newbie?? They don't know if they will even like the game...you're asking them to fork out $100 and five whole seasons...???