Why was this thread "un-pinned"? That doesn't give me a warm fuzzy. Either they don't think they need any ideas, or they aren't planning on having HKD? I don't like the implications...
As for trading draft picks, the only way to do it is to limit trades to years you have already signed up for the team. If you have already paid for three seasons, then you could trade a pick three years out, etc. That would be the only way to do it reasonably. Although, I would say you should only be able to trade the following season's picks, no matter what (and you would have to be signed up for another season). But that is just my opinion.
I don't know how they work it in HBD, but if they do allow trades, they must leave a mechanism for review. Otherwise, you would have someone create a bad team to come in last place, and then trade that #1 pick to his real team for a scrub. In GD, there are a lot of instances of guys having a second team in the same world to benefit their main team. It would happen.
I agree with aginor. The draft and freee agency must be at the beginning of the season. It would be the same as recruiting in GD. You don't want to leave such integral parts of creating your team til the end when some guys have lost interest and quit.
Let's go WIS. We need HOCKEY DYNASTY. It is the only way you are ever going to get another cent from me.