I wanted to start a thread to hear new ideas to improve the NHL.
I think there should be a North American Classic every 4 years or so to see Canada & the United States square off in a 5 to 7 game series.
2014 Olympic Tournament
2016 North American Classic
2018 Olympic Tournament
2020 North American Classic
I want it in an NHL sized arena with the same rules & referees as the NHL now operates.
Preferably the US would choose an arena of its 24 teams & Canada would get to choose one of its six arenas every four years.
My second idea was to never let a game end with remaining penalty time. If your team got a
penalty within the last 2 minutes, it would extend the game until the penalty is over.
For example, if Montreal was leading Boston 2-1 in the 3rd period & Subban gets a 2 minute minor with 30 seconds left, Montreal would be forced to kill the penalty in full length of time. The game would be extended another minute & a half unless Boston scored which would bring it into overtime.
I would like to hear what you think & hope to hear some of your ideas.