Okay, I'll speak my own opinion but I think it matches Fredi's too (if this isn't the case, feel free to correct me Fred!).
A ridiculous amount of time was spent for the creation of JHL13 and 15: When I took up the challenge to build an editor to automate editing a bit, Fredi had already found a ton of info on his own: Team names, team player names, stats.... a ton of stuff. Which he was hex editing by hand and the flashing to the skunkboard for testing (remember, emulators can't handle BHH to a point which can be trusted). It's possible his Skunk's first bank is blown up from all these cycles of flashing for tests! So, every time you boot the game, please hold a moment of silence for the first bank of Fredi's Skunkboard, which died for the cause . And he's not delusional either - he knows that there are, what, 5, 6 hockey fans in the world that own a Jaguar? This one's for you guys!
So in summation, this binary is one man's devotion to it for a few years .
I hope we can package up and release the editor soon (tomorrow?) as well as the roster files Fredi used to create JHL, so you can all tinker and have a laugh and break stuff - the choice is yours! (although I don't think anyone will).
Re: physical release. Personally I'm not bothered if anyone does it, I think Fredi isn't either. If/when anyone makes a run, it'd really make our day if we could get a copy though - not necessary but it'd be nice!
In any case, download, share and enjoy!