NHL testing ideas at research camp

The NHL is kicking off another Research, Development and Orientation Camp today in Toronto. The league will be testing several possible changes to the game.

Some of the ideas are radical changes and others are just tweaks. But the league is just testing things, so I wouldn’t overreact to what’s being offered as ideas at the camp. But this is a good way for league officials to get an idea of how a particular idea looks in a game setting. The camp runs two days and several top prospects for the 2012 draft will scrimmage under the different rules variations.

Click here for a list (PDF file) all the potential changes being tested and the rationale behind each one.

NHL.com has a good story on the camp here.