Hockey Summit in Toronto

The NHL is having a research and development camp this week in Toronto to discuss the state of the game. The Toronto Globe and Mail has a series on the future of the game.

The in-depth stories are found here: Part 1: The future of the game, right now.

and Part 2: Nurturing the seeds of development.

Another Globe and Mail story focuses on the NHL’s view of the game on the ice and changes that could help improve the product. The story is Hockey camp experimenting with rule changes.

TSN notes has a story here that notes about the Toronto gathering:

With a series of new ideas for rules and an altered ice surface, the NHL’s research and development camp is all about test-driving some novel ways to change the game.

The stands are full of veteran coaches, general managers and executives watching closely as some new rules are tested during four on-ice sessions at the Toronto Maple Leafs practice facility on Wednesday and Thursday.

The 33 top-rated junior players are on the ice, lead by veteran coaches Ken Hitchcock and Dave King, trying out a series of new rules that have been submitted by people closely involved in the league. Some ideas are small tweaks to existing rules, and some are radical changes.