Have a new intro to a game... make it more realistic, on the home opener have player introductions like they really do..
At the Draft Show the players taking pictures with their new team and jersey atleast for the first 5-10picks
Have an Award show
Improve stanley cup celebration make it more realistic(SEE MADDEN 11)
Have a high light show at the end of the each week in offline modes
BE A GM
Make Trades more realistic, buyer and sellers have teams actually sell off assets to rebuild.
Have live trades at the draft pick by pick like in Madden
Contract negotiations In one of the 2k games years ago they had actually negotiations where you offered back in forth with the player to get a contract, sometime you had to overpay but if you played it right you could get a more fair deal... they need to bring this to the NHL SERIES!!!
Be Able to Renegotiate Contracts during the season(Look into the 2k series they have some good gems when it comes to contract)
Real coaches with hiring and firing
MORE REALISTIC PLEASE
asking for a trade
draft cut scenes
Off ice training
Like i said up top Player introduction on the Home opener that would be awesome!!!!!
Just add things to really put you into the game
Either new announcers or at least new Dialogue
Fix fighting have the ability to really clutch and jab
fix scoring add in more freak goals, watch an NHL GAME 9 out of 10 goals aren't perfect like they are in the game...make it more of a surprise when you score... yes there will be the perfect set ups but add in some flukes
think thats it for now... i will add as i think up more...