NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – David Stern still runs this game.

With the end of his run as commissioner approaching and after a grueling lockout that had everyone questioning his authority, his control over the owners, and his morality for some reason, no one has known whether Stern would quietly exit the game or be aggressive in finishing out some of his initiatives. A report indicates the latter, pretty strongly.

Bottom line: Stern reportedly wants two rule changes — adoption of the international goaltending rule and more brisk penalizing of floppers — and has put people in place who will get it done.

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