Tippett calls first day of rules summit “very constructive”


NHL players, coaches, general managers and officials began a two-day “rules summit” on Tuesday.

Phoenix Coyotes bench boss Dave Tippett provided NHL.com positive feedback regarding yesterday’s five-hour meeting.

“It was a very constructive meeting,” Tippett added. “Is there anything earth-shattering coming out of it? Probably not, but it really continues to give everybody ideas on how we can improve our game. It’s a great game already, but we just always want to try to improve.”

Dan Rosen reports that attendees included:

  • Six players: Steven Stamkos, James Neal, Jason Spezza, Mike Cammalleri, Kevin Bieksa and John-Michael Liles. NHLPA reps Mathieu Schneider and Rob Zamuner were also on hand.
  • Five coaches: Tippett, Claude Julien, Joel Quenneville, Barry Trotz and Adam Oates.
  • Four general managers: Lou Lamoriello, Darcy Regier, Ray Shero and Steve Yzerman.

Today’s three-hour meeting sets out to review what was discussed and come to conclusions – if any – about rule changes, according to Rosen.