Immediately work with Hollywood-types and videographers to come up with solutions to help the game transfer to TV. Countless people, celebrities, and even Presidents have said that it's the greatest game on earth, but can only be appreciated in person. Different angles, different lenses, or anything minus a glowing comet tail on the puck would make it more entertaining to watch. -- Adam, Rochester, N.Y.
I'd make an outright win worth three points, a win in OT worth two, and a tie one. I hate the trap at the end of a game, and seeing teams take their chances in OT. Make it worth the effort to win it in regulation. -- Jon R., Fairport, N.Y.
I would require all home teams to once again wear white sweaters. White was the traditional home color for the four decades I have watched the game (until the last two seasons). It still just feels unusual and unnatural to see home teams take the ice in their dark sweaters. -- Bob Archibald, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
There's one thing that would improve this great game more than anything: a larger ice surface. More skating and passing room would be a better solution than calling a penalty anytime a player barely touches another. There were way too many weak calls this year. Some of them were just ridiculous. -- Kris Kvamme, Los Angeles
I'm showing my age a little bit, but I would love to see the NHL go back to the 1-16 ranking system for the playoffs. It does a couple of things: It ensures that the truly top 16 make the playoffs, and two, it can create some juicy finals like it used to. Could you imagine a Rangers-Devils final? Using up and coming teams, how about a Ducks-Sharks shootout? For some older rivalries how about an Edmonton-Calgary or Toronto-Montreal War for the Cup? -- Roy, Pa.
Reduce the length of the season and of the playoffs. There are just too many games. During the early rounds of the playoffs, you hear announcers say that on this day so-and-so years ago, the Canadiens, Bruins, etc. hoisted the cup. Then you look at your calendar and realize that you still have three more rounds of playoff hockey to go. Hockey in June, even for a Canadian, is too late. -- Rob, Kitchener, Ontario
Bring back the historic divisions. Hockey is all about history and tradition, and nobody cares who wins the central division. However winning the Norris division used to mean something. -- Ed, Provo, Utah
I would change two things to promote more offense. One, all penalized players would have to serve their entire penalty, no matter how many times the other team scored (just like they had in the 1950s until they changed the rules because the Montreal Canadiens were scoring too many goals). Two, reduce the number of players to two forwards, two defenseman and a goalie. Look at how fast and creative the hockey becomes during the five-minute overtime session. -- Derick Lafleur, Melbourne, Australia
Put in place a deal similar to Major League Baseball where fans of NHL caliber hockey can subscribe to view games via the Internet. NHL Radio is a great product but it hurts myself and other ex-pats living abroad not to be able to see our beloved game played. -- Sandy Currie, Gunsan, South Korea