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Recap Of Day 2 At The GM Meetings

from Dave McCarthy of TSN 1050,

"The big take away from this meeting is the managers are really happy with where the game is right now,"said NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.

Throughout the week, GMs have expressed an interest to lessen the number of games decided in a shootout. To that end, a recommendation is expected to be put forth to have teams switch sides to begin overtime (the same as in the second period), hoping that a team's bench being further from their defensive zone will lead to more goals.

"I would say that's going to be recommended for sure," St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong confirmed.

So far, 18 of 30 teams have scored their largest number of goals under these conditions in the second period.

Also given consideration was doing the dry scrape of the ice prior to the overtime period to provide for better ice conditions instead of waiting until before the shootout; however, due to the potential of lengthening games, that item will continue to be discussed.

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RockWestfall711's avatar

So the big takeaway is that the insular idiots are happy with a “3-2 shutdown league” and pathetic tv ratings. Impressive, give them a LOSER point…

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 03/11/14 at 10:03 PM ET

UMFan's avatar

Has there been any talk about going from 3 shooters to 5? Internationally, there is 5 I believe. And if you are going to have shootouts, 5 is the sweet spot because it allows for comebacks. Its more exciting for the fans. With three, its over and done with.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 03/12/14 at 01:08 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Has there been any talk about going from 3 shooters to 5? Internationally, there is 5 I believe. And if you are going to have shootouts, 5 is the sweet spot because it allows for comebacks. Its more exciting for the fans. With three, its over and done with.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 03/12/14 at 01:08 AM ET

I like that quite well actually. 

But then again, it would take away from the fun luck that is the shootout.  :(

Posted by TreKronor on 03/12/14 at 01:42 PM ET

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