After signing with the NHLPA, the National Hockey League institutes new rules.
-No more tie games, a shootout will determine a winner in every regular season game tied after a 5 minute 4-on-4 overtime. The winner gets 2 points the loser gets 1.
-Abolition of the center ice red line.
-Any team icing the puck will not be authorized to make a player change after the icing.
-Reduction of the neutral zone, giving more space in both offensive zones.
-Goals will be installed 2 feet closer from the back boards.
-Goaltender`s pads will be reduced from 12 inches to 11 inches wide.
-Goaltenders will not be allowed to get out of their net to play the puck anymore.