Really? Huh. I just figured it was because I set my reputation to rec player and it never got any higher (I found out that if you put it higher...any team will hire you instantly. I want to earn it, dammit).
And Benji! The roster here is a little bit out of date. It went up back in March, so everything that happened between now and then will be different (Kessel on the Penguins, Hamilton on the Flames, McDavid on the Oilers). But if you don't know what the up-to-date rosters would be, I wouldn't even worry about it. Hell, you could play with the default rosters (no NHL players/teams, just generic names) if you wanted to.