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Quick Recap Of GM Meeting

from the CP at TSN,

General managers discussed fighting, hybrid icing and the NHL's new playoff format among a host of other topics at their annual post-Hall of Fame meeting.

No formal rule changes came about, though the purpose of this get-together is more to set up March's meeting.

Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland's idea to extend overtime to 10 minutes got serious discussion. He wants four-on-four for five minutes and then three-on-three for another five, while Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues and others want simply 10 minutes of four-on-four.


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added 6:36pm. Much more detailed information on the meeting from the Stephen Whyno of the CP at the National Post,

“I think there was an appetite in the room from all the managers and also from [commissioner Gary Bettman] to look at a way to extend overtime,” Holland said. “And we’re talking about possibly do we switch [ends], longer changes and do some things to try to maybe have better ice, whether it’s more shovelling or something.”

Holland said it’s possible overtime gets extended to seven or eight minutes instead of 10, which he considers an improvement he could live with.

Fighting was discussed both in general terms and in regard to goaltenders, after incidents this season involving Montreal tough guy George Parros suffering a concussion after his head hit the ice and Philadelphia goaltender Ray Emery skating over the red-line to pummel Washington netminder Braden Holtby.

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said there wasn’t much of a push to change the punishment for skaters fighting, but he and his colleagues discussed adding more of a punishment for goalies who cross centre to fight like Emery did.


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Hootinani's avatar

Takeaway from GMs meeting: Overtime change could be coming sooner than later. Def. sooner than fighting changes.

Of course, fuch safety, lets focus on turning the NHL into more of a circus

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 11/12/13 at 05:41 PM ET

Kate from AZ-made in Detroit's avatar

Ten minutes of OT?  3 on 3?  Are the players made of adamantium? Are you fuching kidding me? Does this proposal eliminate the gimmick? Do the concession/$$$$$$ stands stay open later? $$$$$$$$$. No thanks.

I have never been a fan of OT during the regular season. A tie after 60 minutes. A point apiece. OT is for the Playoffs.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from AZ-made in Detroit on 11/12/13 at 06:06 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Kate, I do believe the first 5 would be 4 on 4, then 3 on 3 for the last five.

The GMs are beginning to realize the shootout may have lost some luster so they may be trying to avoid it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/12/13 at 06:11 PM ET

Kate from AZ-made in Detroit's avatar

Kate, I do believe the first 5 would be 4 on 4, then 3 on 3 for the last five.

I thought I wrote 4 on 4. 3 on 3. I was in a tizzy. I should have previewed before posting. Thanks, man.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!


Posted by Kate from AZ-made in Detroit on 11/12/13 at 06:39 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Added another, more detailed story to the post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/12/13 at 06:39 PM ET


I don’t mind extending OT if it means fewer shootout a, but 3 on 3?  That would be awful.

Posted by Garth on 11/12/13 at 06:46 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

I think 3on3 is more gimmicky then the shootout. 4on4 at least happens during a game. I still think go 4on4 for 10 minutes, move to 3 point games, and eliminate the shootout. Games that end in a tie each team gets a point. They lose out gaining the other point by not scoring in OT, thus potentially losing 2 points to other division/conference members.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 11/13/13 at 09:22 AM ET

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