Pick a Theme
“It Was a Very Good Year” -all players must come from a single season
“Hometown Favourites” -all players must come from the same franchise (no twisting)
“ABC” Choose 3 letters of the alphabet, all of your players’LAST names must start with one of those 3 letters.
“Lucky Number” Choose a number. Every skater you draft must have that number appear as their value for goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, defence rating, shots on goal, and/or the final 2 digits of shooting percentage (e.g., a shooting percentage of 18.57% can be used for lucky number 57; a percentage of 8.04% can be used for lucky number 4). You may choose 2 or 3 goalies, they must be clones. (They do not need the lucky number.)
“Encyclopaedia Volumes” The initial letter of the last names of your 23 players must cover 23 different letters of the alphabet.
“Best of a Generation” Choose 23 consecutive seasons. Draft one forward from each of the first 12 seasons. Draft one defencemen from each of the next 6 seasons. Draft 1 goalie from each of the next 2 (or 3) seasons. Draft 1 player with at least 200 penalty minutes from each of the next 3 (or 2) seasons.
“Gentlemanly Conduct” Every forward on your team must have won the Lady Byng trophy (does not need to be the exact Byng-winning season, though).
“Department of Defence” Every defenceman on your team must have won the James Norris trophy (does not need to be the exact Norris-winning season, though).
“Archie, Edith, Gloria, and Meathead” Every player on your team must have (at least) a brother, son, father, grandson or grandfather as a teammate.
"Pack Yer Bags" Each season you draft must be a combined season. (e.g., the ones in the draft centre that have the half-blue, half-yellow circle beside them)
"High Octane" Every forward must have scored at least 50 goals and/or 100 points. All defencemen must have scored at least 25 goals and/or 50 points.
"Bumper Crop" Refer to this record of NHL Amateur (1963-1978) and Entry (1979-present) Drafts. Pick the one you like best. At least half of your team’s total salary must be spent on players from that draft group. (You can use any year of the player’s career, obviously.)
“The Dirty Dozen and the Eleven From Heaven” Twelve of your players must cost $165,000. The remaining eleven share the remainder of your salary cap, with the caveat that none of them is to be paid less than $6,000,000.