I have to disagree with your retroactive rule wiping rule... getting rid of the two-line pass rule has made for a better game. I couldn't stand it back then and glad to see that it's no longer part of the NHL game.
I disagree there too. Getting rid of the two-line pass has made every no-talent cherry-picker's wet dream come true. That isn't hockey, it's shinny. It may be a crowd-pleaser, but so is two chicks mud-wrestling. The two-line pass needs to be re-instituted also.
i'm conflicted on that rule. Edler's pass to one of the Canuckleheads, (can't remember which one right now - hansen?), when we got caught on a bad line change cooked our goose in Game two I think. No two line pass, no goal on that occasion. On the other hand-I think it's put a premium on speed -which is probably the part of the game I like most. I liked hockey when it was the other way as much as I do now - it would probably slow the game down significantly.