They are testing them all out now at a camp where they are playing simulated games with the new rules and the crazy new net.
The one rule that I really would like to see tried out is full time 4 on 4. That would really open up the offence and kill the NZ trap.
The NHL is the only major sport not to undergo any major rule changes in the past 50 years. Every other sport has adapted to the better conditioned athlete and the new technology in their sport except for hockey and IMO the game has stagnated and gotten a little boring. Don't get me wrong hockey still kicks butt and the the best spectator sport in the world but the NHL is starting to suck.
I am a big time hockey fan and am a traditionalist, however, I think these new rules need to occur. Let's face it, no one likes hockey and in order to get the casual fan to watch, they need to market it for them.
In the 80s the NBA introduced the 3 point line and people were up in arms, now nobody thinks about it and it is just a part of the game. Same with the 24 second clock.
In baseball they raised the mound after Bob Gibson dominated. People were upset then, but now its just another thing, nobody cares. The DH rule, well I dont think I can say people ignore this part of the game .
The point is, in 10 years people won't even remember what it was like before and will enjoy the sport for what it is.
Amazinz wrote:And I'm all for shootouts. I hate ties. If I had it my way they'd just keep playing sudden death OTs.
That's probably the biggest reason I don't watch hockey. I hate tie games.
If they do away with that, I might actually start watching.......that is, if there ever is hockey again.
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