Change the number of skaters on the ice to 4 instead of 5. I enjoy watching 4 on 4 far more than 5 on 5 and I'm interested in a good product then the integrity of a sport which may or may not exist in its current state in 10 years. I'm not sure if the owners need the PA to accept the rule change, though I don't see why they should. Some Benefits of switching full time to 4-on-4: 1) 4 Less players reuqired means an average saving of 5 million per team. This wouldn't be an immediate gain, as you'd have to wait for somke contracts to expire. 2) Players get far less bargaining power, as there are far fewer positions available. 3) Goaltending will become more important. Right now its only important in the playoffs and is damn streaky at best. If more goalies had to actually be damn good to get a very good save% and gaa, you'd have less Lalimes and Gigueres making millions of dollars. 4) Hockey will be much more exciting. I'm not a fan of having too many goals scored, but more chances is always fun. 5) Give more talent to the AHL. The better the talent level in the AHL, the more europeans will come over sooner. Not to mention that it spreads hockey to all parts of NA and increases its popularity while also developing its talent. 6) Allows for more creative line arrangements - i.e players can be made into groups of 4, perhaps bringing back the offensive defensemen to be that versatile player who can play both forward and defense.