You're asking to replace a set rule that both is easily applied and puts the onus for the decision squarely where it belongs (on the nhl gm) with an ad-hoc set-up that can not be managed by yahoo to anyone's satisfaction.
If you don't like the rules of the game, don't play it. There are many other fantasy hockey venues - go play there. I doubt there will be too many tears shed if you were to leave.
Oh yeah, feel free to demonstrate that extraordinary intelligence of yours - call me some names and try to electronically bully me from behind your keyboard, big man.