I would follow the loser tourney avidly, it sounds like a fun idea. As a draft eligible rookie it would be especially cool because these established NHL'ers are giving it their all to earn the right to draft them. It would definitely help the team dynamic that some players are destroying [see Schultz, Russia].
However, I can't see the players liking this idea. Would they be paid? Would the league still make money from the tourney if they had to pay the players? If not paid, why would the players agree to put their bodies at risk for nothing but a shortened off-season? This prevents basement teams from tanking but what if an 8th seed team throws a couple games to finish 9th thinking they don't have a chance at the cup. LA could have tanked last year to beat up on Columbus and Edmonton to win Yakupov. As an owner in LA's position it wouldn't make sense to go for the cup. This basically stops basement teams from tanking and instead encourages 10th-6th place teams to tank which has a much more drastic effect on the league.
12 Team Dynasty H2H, Daily Starts
G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, SOG, Hits
W, GAA, SV%, SV, SO
C: Malkin, Backstrom, Briere, Lecavalier
LW: Ryan, Parise, Hartnell, Fleischmann, Ladd
RW: St. Louis, Skinner, Voracek, Neil
D: Phaneuf, Boyle, J. Johnson, Suter, Goligoski
G: Lundqvist, Lehtonen, Anderson
Farm Notables: Schultz, Elliott, Eakin, Fasth