NHL goal verification line, with the fresh scent of mint - Puck Daddy - NHL*Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Not a bad idea since they cant seem to get sensors in the puck to work. Its not a perfect solution but it could help.
Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh, Maniacal Laugh
Don't understand the re-introducing of the two-line pass. Doesn't really jive with the "new NHL", does it?
A couple of rule changes that I didn't see mentioned:
No icing allowed for the shorthanded team. I actually like this one. Why change a rule of the game to make it easier on the team being penalized? I also saw a suggestion (not sure if the NHL is planning to consider it) of going back to the full two minute penalty, regardless of any score by the team on the power play. I would not have a problem with either rule as long as it doesn't cause refs to start swallowing their whistles again.
The other change they're working on which I believe will be implemented this season is curved glass at the benches instead of turnbuckles in order to avoid another Pacioretty-type incident.
I would be fine with none of these rule changes, but if they took out the trapezoid I would also be happy. It would make it less enticing to dump-and-chase!
Saw the NHL Net coverage of the R and D camp, love the curved glass at the benches, getting rid of those turnbuckles is good for everyone.
So how about this . . . a modified section of ice within the goal that is raised glass with a thinner ice section on top, and a camera shooting UP into the net. It's not as if this part of ice needs to support constant skate wear.