2) Fans try to understand why certain moves are made. Why a player was 'bought out/traded, etc? By publishing these numbers for all 30 teams and updating them daily throughout the season, and periodically during the off season based upon trades, contract extensions, call-ups/demotions/long term injury,etc we the paying public could get to know what/why things are happening to our teams.
3) We've written to owners/teams and the NHL on a few occasions with respect to this matter and thus far have not received an answer back. This wouldn't be a difficult to do. This process/numbers we are told already is done daily, but not made public. It just would be a simple matter for the league to make these figures open to the their fans (the ones who pay the bills!). We believe it would be a VERY popular destination on the NHL.com website. It wouldn't cost much if anything for the league to implement this. So why not do it? Is there something to hide/be embarrassed about?