NHL Rule Changes: 6 Pro Hockey Rules That Need Tweaking

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NHL Rule Changes: 6 Pro Hockey Rules That Need Tweaking
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The NHL has brought back the Research, Development and Orientation Camp (RDO) as an annual tradition, and this year's edition has once again started conversations about currently instituted rules that are in need of an update.

Some of the brightest young prospects for the 2012 NHL entry draft were put to the test in Etobicoke, Ontario in front of scouts, coaches and their peers, but they were showing off more than just their skills.

These young hotshots were also serving as guinea pigs for new, experimental rules that might one day see their way into the NHL and professional hockey leagues around the world.

I usually hate most of these new rule suggestions and am glad most of them never see the light of day ever again at the end of the camp, but there are occasionally a few suggestions that warrant a closer look as they could really benefit the game as it stands today.

Here are five rules that in my eyes need to be revisited and altered.

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