The NHL’s R & D Camp: Suggestions on Tweaking the Game

August 19th, 2010 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »
There have been a number of topics and rule changes brought up during the NHL’s research and development camp this week which are worth looking at.

A number of general managers and coaches have indicated that they approve of some of these changes that have been introduced.

In no particular order these are:

-Bigger crease

-Crease reset rule

-Verification goal line (additional line situated behind the goal line)

-No icing the puck while shorthanded

-Hybrid icing rule

-No line change for team committing an offside

-Line changes in front of each bench

-Wider blue lines

-Face-off variation (face-off controlled by whistle in place of traditional puck drop)


-Face-off variations (infringement results in the offending player moving back further, three face-off dots down the middle of the ice)

-OT—three minutes of 4-on-4, three minutes of 3-on-3, three minutes of 2-on-2 with long line changes; followed by three shooters per team in the shootout (if tied after three shots, then players who h ...

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