I guess I wasn't clear. You asked should we hold our draft now or wait it out. My answer: in a keeper league, I assume you are drafting players from the previous NHL draft and other available players. What I was saying is, the NHL draft actually took place this year so our position in my league at least is our draft should also go ahead.
I'm sure there are more sophisticated reasons to justify it, but to me that' s a pretty simple rule of thumb. Follow what the NHL does.
12-Team Keeper. Points Only. Top 13 skaters (2D min.) + 1 goalie count. 2 UFAs (24 yr. +). Keep 24. 3 round yearly draft. G=1, A=1, W=2, OTL= 1, SO=2. Points carry over.
F= Getzlaf, Toews, Spezza, Tavares, Seguin, Nash, Weiss, O. Jokinen, Wheeler, Callahan, Wilson, Little, Kulemin, Michalek, Frattin, Strome, S. Koivu.
D= Karlsson, Yandle, Goligoski, Fowler, Elliott, Whitney, Kulikov.
G= Lundqvist, Pavelec.