Das Experiments

Glen Sather liked what he saw.... I'll let your opinions of Sather hold sway over how good or bad something like that...

The only comment I am putting up with this is that if the League does too much tinkering, they will alienate their base that they are counting on when the next NHL season begins (whenever that is). The base - which is sorely eroded thanks to Gob and Bary - can't be left clueless by the game they are witness to when the league relaunches or the road back will be even longer than those in power hope it will be.

Pat Quinn also spoke of the disadvantage fo a wide-open system:

''If we're just going to throw the puck down (the ice) and play like basketball - zone sort of hockey - I'm not interested in that,'' he said.