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  1. Caps GM McPhee thinks there’s not much the NHL needs to change

    Mar 18, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    George McPhee

    He thinks two-line passes are an important part of the game.

  2. GM Meetings: Gillis hopes to penalize defensive zone hand passes

    Mar 12, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

    Mike Gillis

    Rule change might help stem the decline in goals.

  3. GM Meetings: Hybrid icing gaining approval, may seek rule change

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings

    Maybe they really are taking safety seriously.

  4. GM meetings kick off in Florida with player safety in mind

    Mar 12, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Ken Holland, Brian Burke

    Hybrid icing, overtime changes and the return of the red line will be discussed.

  5. NHL GMs ponder the return of the red line

    Mar 9, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    Ken Hitchcock

    Would it be worth it to (potentially) make the game safer for players?

  6. NHL provides video explanations for two hits-related rule changes

    Sep 20, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v St. Louis Blues

    The NHL provided video explanations to the way referees will call penalties for boarding and hits to the head next season. Many believe that players are the ones who will ultimately be responsible for improving safety, though.

  7. Accepting the role of violence in hockey

    Aug 20, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

    Jason Pominville

    Ken Gray suggests that the NHL should abolish fighting, head shots and maybe even body contact. Player safety is an important issue, but we must also acknowledge the fact that hockey and violence are inextricably linked.

  8. Brian Burke: “We’ll be the guinea pig”

    Aug 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Brian Burke

    Brian Burke offered the Leafs as “guinea pigs” during the preseason to test out some of the potential rule changes from the Research and Development Camp. So what is stopping the NHL from taking him up on the offer?

  9. Brendan Shanahan says removing goalie trapezoid wouldn’t make a big difference

    Aug 18, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

    Steve Ott, Jose Theodore

    Many people in the hockey world find the goalie trapezoid to be a silly post-lockout rule change, but Brendan Shanahan didn’t notice a big difference when it was removed during the 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp.

  10. NHL’s first big change from Camp Shanny could be to the nets

    Aug 18, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    The first change to come out of the 2011 NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp could be to cut down on the depth of the netting and to add a verification line to help replays.

  11. 2011 NHL RDO Camp: Today’s schedule, curved glass, faceoff tweaks and the green line

    Aug 17, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

    Max Pacioretty Zdeno Chara

    Here’s our first update on the 2011 NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp. This post includes discussion of curved glass next to player benches, a green goal verification line, a tweak to faceoffs and Wednesday’s schedule of events. Stay tuned for more updates throughout today and tomorrow.

  12. 5 interesting rules the NHL will test at the R&D Camp

    Aug 10, 2011, 2:43 AM EDT

    2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

    The league plans to take a look at a few proposed rule changes to help refine the NHL game as general managers continue their quest to perfect the game. Most of these rule changes will never see NHL ice, but here are five interesting concepts that caught our eye.

  13. The one rule the NHL Research & Development Camp should be testing but isn’t

    Aug 9, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

    While there’s a host of different rules and tweaks they’ll be testing out at the NHL Research and Development Camp, there’s one that we’d like to see worked on that isn’t even being talked about.

  14. Dan Bylsma, Dave Tippett will be coaches for 2011 Research Development and Orientation Camp

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Dan Bylsma, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Cooke

    Dan Bylsma and Dave Tippett will be the coaches for the 2012 NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp. Click “Read More” for more details.

  15. NHL BOG changes wording of Rules 41 and 48 to target questionable hits

    Jun 21, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

    Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe, Ben Eager

    The NHL’s Board of Governors approved a few changes to Rule 41 (boarding) and Rule 48 (illegal hits to the head). How long before the wording confuses every single player and fan around the league?

  16. Eric Lindros feels rule changes have led to more concussions

    May 10, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

    Eric Lindros

    Eric Lindros is a guy that knows a thing or two about concussions and he says the NHL’s rule changes have made it more dangerous for concussions.

  17. Team executives call for stricter enforcement of charging, boarding infractions on Day 2 of GM Meetings

    Mar 15, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    One of the focuses of the second day of GM meetings involved imposing stricter enforcement of boarding and charging infractions.

  18. Will the NHL eventually make all hits to the head illegal?

    Mar 12, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Max Pacioretty

    Concussions, hits to the head and other violent matters will once again dominate discussion of the spring GM meetings. In fact, Sabres GM Darcy Regier thinks that the league will eventually make all head hits illegal. Click “Read More” for the details.

  19. Is the neutral zone trap creeping back into the game?

    Jan 25, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins

    Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated thinks that the neutral zone trap is starting to creep its way back into the league. Click “Read More” to find out the details.

  20. Former veteran NHL official points to players’ mindsets when it comes to hits to the head

    Nov 8, 2010, 12:12 AM EDT

    rayscapinello

    One retired veteran official thinks that hits to the head have as much to do with player attitudes than anything else. Click “Read More” for more on that.

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