Why hasn't this been suggested by anyone? If both the NHL and NHLPA want to improve the game, as both parties have stated they would like to, however in different languages. My idea is to implement technology into the game, the NHL has yet to utilize technology... Obstructions a problem, a big problem, the refs aren't going to be able to catch all infractions so why not use cameras? Here's my idea: 1. Hire people at head office (who already look for suspensions) to also look for obstruction calls (ie using video). 2. If a player obstructs a player, you tally it up on a chart. 10 infractions per month and the player gets a one game suspension. Then the total number of obstruction infractions that player is 'allowed' to commit the following month gets decreased by 1. So next month he is 'allowed' only 9 infractions and so on...if the player then eventually hits 0 infractions allowed per month, implement an automatic suspension (1 game...2 game...3 game...etc) without pay. 3. Each team should also designate 2 forwards and 2 defensmen (prior to the start of the season) that if obstruction occurs on them during a game, that player commiting the act gets automatically suspended for 1 game and his number of infractions for the following month drops 2 from 10 to 8. Sounds a bit complicated, but technology use in hockey hasn't even been talked about and that in my mind holds the key to solving the obstruction problem, while making it easier on the refs. If the NHLPA is serious about helping the league, it's the players that must ride the first bump in the road.