Assuming the two side work out the deal this is what I would announce at the press conference tomorrow. Rule changes to begin right away for the good of the game. 1) remove the Center ice line. This would improve the flow of the game and as proven byt the WJC it breaks the trap. 2) go forward with the Shoot out after a 5min overtime. I know traditionalist hate it but think back to the Peter puck days of hockey night in canada and how exciting it was to watch. Also it would help eliminate some of the grinders on the rosters as teams would have to replace a grinder on the 4th line with a smaller finesse player in case of a shoot out. 3) go forward with the smaller goalie equipment. 4) use the international rules for goalies outside the crease.They can play the puck but if they are outside the crease they can be hit. Brodeur would love to be making the breakaway passes I bet. 5) no touch icing. For the safety of the players. 6) you ice the puck no line change to stop tired teams from just icing the pucks. 7) skater shoot the puck out of the rink its a penalty just like goalies. 8) Ban those new sticks. they keep breaking anyways and this would allow goalies to have smaller equipment and not fear for their lives. This would also save teams money on stick costs. $250.00 per stick is a lot of money. 9) Award 3 points for a regtulation time win 2 points for an overtime or shoot out win and 1 point for a overtime loss, shoot out loss and tie. this would eliminate those teams playing for the tie. 10) Give every fan a 2 free beers at every game for the rest of this season. This is bound to draw fans back. Who turns down free beer. This would probably be the best gimick of them all to get the fans back. 11) get rid of the instigator rule! 12) actually call obstruction.