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Saturday headlines: Challenging offsides; on Mike Richards, the Board of Governors and more

Among Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox's "Saturday Headlines":

  • Cox says that the NHL wants to revamp the coach's challenge for offsides by placing television cameras overhead and along the boards on the blueline (for testing in New York area arenas), or possibly changing the offsides rule to breaking the plane of the blueline (the puck would have to cross first);
  • Friedman says that once Mike Richards' court date on Wednesday is heard, if there is a resolution, teams will speak to his agent, Pat Morris, about potential employment;
  • Friedman also says that the Winnipeg Jets and Jacob Trouba will probably wait until after the season before they exchange more contract numbers (Trouba is restricted-to-be);
  • Cox states that at the NHL's Board of Governors meeting next week, the NHL will end its compensation system for coaches and executives, going forward, anyway. The teams that owe others draft picks will still have to honor them;
  • Exiting COO John Collins won't be replaced "for the next little while";
  • And the Board of Governors will discuss what kind of expansion do the Governors want and what teams they want to see;
  • Friedman states that Viktor Tikhonov is on waivers most likely because Bryan Bickell will return to the Blackhawks;
  • And the Canadiens-Bruins Winter Classic will be preceded by the NWHL's Les Canadiennes playing the Boston Pride outside.

You can watch the video below:

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  Tags: board+of+governors, bryan+bickell, chicago+blackhawks, jacob+trouba, john+collins, mike+richards, viktor+tikhonov, winnipeg+jets, winter+classic

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Hootinani's avatar

Yes, please make more rules changes to support the bullshit gimmicks you had to initiate to make up for your terrible officials.

Such is the state of Bettman’s NHL

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 12/06/15 at 11:35 AM ET

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