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08-20-2010, 11:46 AM
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James Mirtle had a great article about the R&D camp and some of the potential rule changes.

This quote is interesting:

“There always needs to be continuous, consistent work on finding ways to generate more offence,” Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier said. “I think there is an ideal goal number – over a period of time, it’s got to be somewhere between where we are, in the mid-fives, and the Gretzky era, of over eight.

“I was talking to [Edmonton Oilers executive] Kevin Lowe [who played in that Gretzky era] about this earlier, and it needs to be somewhere in between there. Somewhere closer to the seven range than the six range."

The NHL is going to have to make some drastic fundamental changes to the game if they want to get near the 7 goals per game range. The tweaks that are being proposed now aren't going to get them anywhere near that number.

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