My advice... quit trying to be like the NBA (which in my opinion, is what Bettman is doing) and go back to what made hockey unique and fun. Go back to the old style of conference and division naming. Stop calling these chincy penalties and let the players play. Bring fighting back. There will be a lot less cheap shots if they know they have to answer for it later on. And who cares if the stick is parallel to the ice, if the skater isn't obviously impeded, then quit blowing the damn whistle! I dislike watching the NBA because of how much the whistle is blown on stupid foul calls, and its starting to get that way with hockey to me. These new rules were made to keep the game running, yet it seems to have slowed down to me. This is the NHL, be the NHL and quit trying to make it something it is not.