How Id fix the NHL

Well currently the NHL is ranked 4/4 out of the 4 major sports played in the US. i believe with a few changes it could climb to #2. (face it no sports is beating american football)

1. A crease outside of the crease
The point of this? This “crease would be approximately 2x the size of the regular crease and would be put infront of the current crease. Inside this crease certain limits would be turned off. In this crease there is no such thing as cross checking(long as its to the back), roughing, interferance and slashing (long as its stick on stick). However there would still be high sticking, tripping and hooking calls. Also anything on a goalie is still a penalty.

Leafs receive two offers for Kaberle

Speaking on HockeyCentral at noon today Leafs GM, Brian Burke stated that the Leafs have received two very serious offers for Kaberle . It is reported that the two offers are more than simple nibbles and are more in the category of “would you consider” an offer like this.

oilers sign 2009 firt round pick

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have signed Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson to a three-year NHL entry level contract.Paajarvi-Svensson , the Oilers 1st round choice, 10th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, recently completed his third season with Timra IK of the Swedish Elite League. The 6’2”, 201-pound left-winger from Norrkoping, Sweden, finished third in team scoring with 29 points (12G, 17A) in 49 games.”This is an exciting day for the Oilers organization,” said Tambellini.

FORMER WHALERS OWNER TRYING TO REIGNITE INTEREST IN HARTFORD

Former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin is trying to get fans behind his efforts to bring an NHL team back to Hartford, Conn.

Baldwin’s latest venture is an outdoor skating rink at the Rentschler Field sports and entertainment stadium in East Hartford.

Flames just need some tweaking, says embattled GM Darryl Sutter

Darryl Sutter received a vote of confidence last week from his boss, Ken King.

The pronouncement from the team president apparently meant little to the embattled general manager of the Calgary Flames.

“Ken came out and said that, but it wasn’t important for me to have that publicly,” Sutter said Monday before embarking for the National Hockey League general manager meetings. “It’s more important what happens internally.”