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Friday, July 08, 2005

nhl- Considering major rule Changes

from USA Today, The NHL is contemplating getting rid of the red line, adding four playoff teams and eliminating tie games, according to a league memo obtained by USA TODAY.
In the memo sent from director of hockey operations Colin Campbell to all general managers, he details 13 possible rule changes being discussed by the newly formed rules committee. That group includes players, general managers and one owner.
The objectives, according to Campbell's memo, are to "let the skill players play, increase scoring chances, maintain physicality of (the) game, take away defensive team's tools (and) give to offense, (change the) culture (and) entertain."
Not all changes will be approved, and history would suggest the expanded playoff pool is one that will meet opposition, but here are some of the proposals:...read on...