Rules camp may lead to change
They tried some pretty outrageous stuff at the NHL's rules development camp, but it might wind up helping the game.
TORONTO It is strictly a coincidence, but just around the corner from the rink where the NHL is searching for a formula for what ails its offensively constipated game is a pharmaceutical outfit that cranks out aspirins by the million.
Take two thousand and call me next year.
For three days this week at a Canlan Ice Sports complex in Toronto, the NHL has been putting its game under a microscope, bending it over, making it say "ahhhhh," taking a blue line away here, a red line ...
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Evolution of sports agents
Sports agents have gradually emerged from being background figures to prominent characters. This week, ESPN.com will take a look at the impact of agents on the sports world.
Monday: Starting out
• Forde: Colleges keep eyes on runner, agents
• Grant: Representing low-profile athletes
• Rovell: Online courses in becoming an agent
• Mueller: Dealing with the agents
Tuesday: The Powerbrokers
• Garber: Rosenhaus becomes top draw
• Garber: Rosenhaus' top deals
• Pasquarelli: Former agents move to the front office
• Wojnarowski: Taliaferro still in the game
• Flash: Men behind the madness
• Chat wrap: Rosenhaus
• Motion: Rosenhaus talks
Wednesday: License to deal
• Crasnick: Excerpt of book "License to Deal: A Year in the Life of a Maverick Baseball Agent"
• Allen: Process of picking an agent
• Chat wrap: ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick
• Chat wrap: Agent Matt Sosnick