I'm back. Paying attention this time.
1. No ML
2. Budget could be consistent with team ranking. Budget lowers for teams that finish higher; conversely budget goes up or does not change for the bottom feeders. OR start with a 125m to 150m budget and lower it by 5m each season.
3. Yes to WW. If someone drops Gretzky, though, he could be available if he comes up on the wire to other owners. Reason: owners may just drop him near the end of the season if they are in last just to get him out of the league for good. Strict penalties to owners who abuse WW rules.
4. Add GOONS. Each team must draft a player with 250 to 350 PIMs and play every game unless suspended (not injured, then guys draft low GP% to avoid the PIMs.
5. Add FREE AGENCY PERIOD. Any player not in the league can be signed. Teams from the bottom up get priority to sign FA.