Welcome to another season of Mishkin's Musings, a periodic column in which I, well, "muse" on various hockey topics. Some are more Lightning-centric. Others less so. Also, after each Lightning game, I again will be producing "Extra Shift", a breakdown of how I saw the game from the radio booth. Extra Shift will begin when the regular season does.
Today's column will detail the new rules implemented this year in the NHL. Earlier this month, I attended the annual NHL Broadcasters Meetings. One of the most informative segments in the Meetings is when we learn about rule changes. As compared to other seasons, there aren't as many new rules this year. But that doesn't mean that they aren't significant.