I think the NHL can satisfy a whole raft of issues by playing a 43 game schedule (2 in-conference, one inter-conference) this year with NO PLAYOFFS. Instead of awarding the Stanley Cup, just award the Presidents Trophy. (Perhaps a $10 M prize could go along with the trophy.) 1) Satisfies fans desire for hockey. 2) Don't tarnish the CUP by awarding it after a less than meaningful season. 3) Allow teams until next summer to adjust rosters under cap. 4) Set draft order. Thoughts?