College Hockey Notebook
As Boston College celebrates its national championship, the rest of the nation looks ahead to next year. Although we don't know who will and won't be back next season, here's an early look at the 2008-09 Top 10:
8. Wisconsin -- Assuming they return to Madison,
• The rules committee may decide to change the overtime rules to a system more like the NHL or something else entirely.
•The two-referee system may be mandated.
• After the Notre Dame controversy, there will likely be further change to the rules regarding kicking the puck into the net
•The NHL and NHL PA will continue to meet with college hockey people to see if changes can be made that would help stem the tide of early departures -- particularly mid-season departures.