NHL looks to build on its successful post-lockout return
A year ago, there was giddy anticipation at the return of hockey after a labor dispute scuttled the entire 2004-05 season.
That enthusiasm, shot through with anxiety about what the game would look like and how fans would respond, was rewarded with a return that can best be described as stunning.
In spite of dire predictions, new rules and unprecedented levels of enforcement on existing rules saw goal-scoring jump 18 percent from the 2003-04 season, the largest jump in offense ...
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2006-07 NHL Season Preview
The NHL had a major facelift a year ago, so after a full season of the new rules and new CBA, ESPN.com asks, what now? Scott Burnside takes a look at how are things really going to change over the long haul for ...
• The league
• On-ice officials
• General managers
• Goalies | Skaters