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by Paul on 03/11/12 at 04:15 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
GMs may also talk about on-the-fly line changes, as in the fact some teams are taking advantage of them, making them long changes.
Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford believes it’s somewhat out of control how players are jumping on the ice in transition way before they should be and it’s thwarting the offensive rush.
“You’ve got five guys that are 30 feet from the bench with the other five guys already having gone on the ice and they’re already in the play where the play has transitioned to,” Rutherford told ESPN.com Thursday. “It’s happening every game with every team—our team does it, too. Line changes have really gotten out of hand.”
So if GMs agree on this, look for the league to direct on-ice officials to keep a closer eye on this.
a few more topics that have not been mentioned before that may be brought up at the GM meetings…
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