The NHL is set to hold a Research and Developement meeting at a small rink in Toronto... They'll be trying new things out, keeping an open mind... The possibilities for change are quite a few.
But until a new CBA is reached (and until the dust settles from this lockout), these changes still amount to re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic -- while the Titanic sits on the ocean floor. Changes alienate those fans who remained loyal during the lockout, and only detracts from fans who have run from the game because of the CBA warfare. "They changed the game? Ha! I'm happy I got out while I did!"