5)Make OT 5 min 4 on 4 then 5 min 3 on 3 before shootout...since OT goals count on personal stat sheets,and you'll have less shootouts, technically players will score more...and you'll come out of the game feeling there was more offensive chances with 3 on 3.
I love this rule.
one idea of mine is that only on a powerplay, that the team needs to clear the puck behind the center line. So right now, the team on the powerplay has up until the center line to control the play. PK team has to clear the puck behind the center line. This way, it makes it harder to kill a penalty. This will increase the number of power play goals scored.
There are far too many questionable penalties to make powerplays even more powerful. Thus I don't like all the ideas concerning PP (ie icing on the PK or full two minute powerplays). Everybody would be complaining about refs deciding the game non-stop.
I don't think low scoring itself really is a problem. So I wouldn't want to increase the net just so there are more goals but still the same amount of real chances.
I think changing the offside rule could be a good way to achieve that. How exactly to do it though is a big question. I would definitely start with a very minor adjustment: once the puck is on the blue line it is considered in the zone. I don't understand why that isn't already the case as it's that way when clearing the zone.
I don't think abandoning offsides alltogether is a good idea, but maybe make it that once one (or two?) defending players are in their own zone, there is no more offside. That would prevent players parking in the offensive zone waiting for a long pass, but gaining the zone becomes much easier.