By BRIAN BOLLARD / Staff reporterThe NHL has had a few bad seasons in recent years.
This season, the NHL will have to decide whether to restructure how it drafts players, and the process could be a huge problem for the league.
This is a recurring theme in NHL circles: players who are talented and skilled, but can’t make it to the NHL because they lack the necessary tools or are a liability.
In the past, the league has tried to deal with this problem by having players who can’t handle the NHL’s demanding game but could make it in a trade.
But a new proposal could put the onus on the NHL to do a better job of selecting its prospects, and it could also create a bigger headache for the NHLPA.
According to an NHLPA memo, the goal is to develop a list of 15 or 20 players that will be considered for the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.
This list would be supplemented by a pool of prospects selected by other teams, with teams then having the option to select a player from that list.
The draft has become increasingly difficult in recent seasons.
Players who can make the NHL have made a number of strides, but the draft has also become a much more difficult place for prospects to make their mark.
There are three main problems with this proposal:The first problem is that the draft is a much bigger pool than it used to be.
In 2013-14, there were roughly 2,200 players eligible for the draft.
This year, that number has shrunk to around 800, with just over 600 players eligible.
The average age of the players in the draft pool has also shrunk, from 24 to 20.
This means that there are fewer prospects in the pool than there were just two years ago.
The pool also includes a number more players who have been injured.
In addition, the draft could be significantly more difficult than it was two years earlier.
The NHL has moved the draft from June through October, so many prospects are no longer eligible to play.
This means that many players, especially those with elite offensive skill, are not ready to contribute right away in the NHL.
The second problem is the fact that there will be more than 1,000 players in that pool.
The draft is now scheduled to take place between Dec. 14 and Jan. 15, which means that almost 1,300 players will be in the league’s first round.
This could create a situation where a player can’t be selected in the first-round of the draft because of a lack of a full complement of players.
The third problem is what the NHL calls the “draft bubble.”
In other words, players who were in the prospect pool and who had already made the NHL but were not ready for the pro ranks were not allowed to play in the tournament.
This would cause the league to miss out on a number players, like former top prospect Jaromir Jagr, who would have been a good fit for the New York Islanders.
The solution to this problem is a three-pronged approach:A player who qualifies for the final round of drafts could be eligible for a full NHL season, if he plays for a team that has the ability to sign him to an entry-level contract.
The other players who qualify for the playoffs will also have the chance to make the final cut, but they will have the same limitations.
The final draft could also be reduced to a two-round format, with only the top 10 players in each draft eligible for an NHL roster spot.
This will mean that the number of players eligible in the top four rounds will be roughly the same as last year, but players who fall short of their potential in the other two rounds could not participate.
A third way of dealing with the draft bubble is to make it harder for players to qualify for a contract extension.
For example, players can no longer be traded until they have reached the end of their rookie contract.
This is part of a larger effort by the NHL, which is hoping to lower the number and quality of players signed to entry- and minor-contract deals.
This change could mean that a player who has made the most of his rookie contract, like Sidney Crosby, or whose value was so high that he could be traded before reaching the limit, like Mike Fisher, will be restricted from the NHL for the duration of his contract.
That could create some problems for players like the Sharks’ Tomas Hertl, who could not be traded despite his impressive offensive numbers.
The Sharks could also have trouble dealing with other teams without the NHL having the resources to acquire their rights.
There is also the issue of the trade deadline.
There are two possible scenarios in which the NHL could try to resolve this problem:By making it easier for players who make the playoffs to be traded, it could open up a lot of opportunity for the other teams.
The idea is to keep the NHL focused on winning games and on developing players to help the teams with