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Talking GM Meetings

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

• For starters, the NHL will have the GMs split into breakout groups that will focus on different items. For example, one group will talk about interference on the forecheck, another group will talk about diving/embellishment, etc. The groups will then report back to the main group for general discussion later in the day. The breakout groups are an annual practice at the GMs meetings, although usually they’ve got three days to work with. 

• There will be discussion about the merits of a coach’s challenge for video review of goals. This was brought up a couple of years ago by Dale Tallon but got very little traction with GMs at the time. Now, it appears there is more appetite for this conversation. Part of the conversation as well could be simply to give the war room in Toronto a bigger scope in terms of what it can review on goals. Right now, it’s essentially just whether the puck was in or not and on kicking plays. But if the GMs want, it can widen the war room’s scope to include goalie interference plays on controversial goals, etc. Should be an interesting discussion.


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