7 Good, 7 Bad NHL Rule Changes

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7 Good, 7 Bad NHL Rule Changes
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On Tuesday, NHL.com posted this article that included a list of potential rule changes that were being tested during this years RDO camp. As we all know the NHL has undergone a massive reconstruction of rules since the mid-90s that has completely changed the way we watch hockey today, some for better and some for worse.

Many remember hockey as a brutal bloodbath that takes place on skates and ice (much like how the game is portrayed outside of the hockey community), even though this may not have been the case. Much of the toughness of hockey has been removed and replaced by finesse and offense. Not all of this is bad, it does make for a faster-paced and more exciting game in some regards, but who doesn't love a good ole-fashioned bench brawl.

From this list I have chosen seven rules that I think would be fantastic additions to the NHL rulebook, some referring to the toughness of hockey and some not, and seven that I think would change the game in ways people wouldn't agree with.

Feel free to comment with changes you think would be good for the game or even to vent about changes that may have been implemented already. I love getting feedback from real hockey fans!

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