Some of those rule changes that Bob mentions sound fine but some almost feel like overkill. I get this weird feeling that they'll end up changing too much.
Taking away the red line and two line passing i'm ok with.
Touch up offside is nice.
The overtime and shootout format is ok i guess but i believe some teams will have a huge advantage.
Moving the net back falls in the overkill category for me. You're opening up the ice and you're calling more penalties, but you can't play behind the net? Whatever you don't really need to change, don't.
Shrinking the pads of the goalies is another one that could be a problem. Are they making the NHL goalie obsolete? I hope goalies don't start mattering as much as Lacross goalies. That'd be weak.
McAlpine. He's making his long-awaited return to the purple and white.
Anyway.. I like all the rule changes except for the no-touch icing. That is weak. Ok so Marco Sturm got injured? (He plays for San Jose anyways..) No, Im kidding.. I did feel bad for him.. Even if he plays for Nor-Cal. I hate the Sharks more than I hate the Giants. Back on topic.