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On 3/5/2020 at 5:59 PM, erkayloomeh said:

With the news of a new puck being announced it got me thinking what hockey might look like in another 20 or 30 years.  

I'm one of those fans that remember the broadstreet bullies and players like Gary Smith. 

So if your like me you notice the drastic changes in the game .....the puck, analytics, goalie equipment and the almost elimination of fighting etc 

So what can you speculate?

Robot coaches?  An app where you can disapprove of a particular player on your team.....if at any game 5000 fans hit the disapprove button of a particular player it stimulates his shock collar. (LE look out) Better play up to that contract or retire.  That app could generate alot of income. 

Two pucks going at the same time? Interesting.  

Players trained at both D and forward positions? 

Spring loaded blockers for the goalies where it rebounds the puck 30 ft

A device installed on CDC,ers phones that explodes if they start a dumb thread?

What are the possibilities .?  

Your thoughts. 

this seems like the most likely

In some ways I am surprized it has not happened already, after all this is a league driven by equipment makers.

it is ironic that Bobby Hull's stick is still illegal and yet super flexy graphite sticks are the norm.


the Broad Street Bullies were 45 years ago, 45 years before that goalies were not aloud to leave their feet and forward passes were also banned


the next few years probably see lots of eletronics added around the new puck

Automatic offside whistles

electronic goal lines synced with the new pucks

auto high stick on puck

lots of useless data

lot of changes to make the game tech


more women involved


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On 3/5/2020 at 8:46 PM, Canadian said:

Crossing the blue-line be like:



I have often said the NHL is not good at looking pro/con at their new rules

here is a perfect example


if all the rules are to increase scoring, I for the life of me cannot figure out why the  Glove hand pass is still aloud in the defensive zone

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