from Michael Russo and Sean Gentile of The Athletic,
An expansion of the NHL coach’s challenge system to include reviews of same-team high-stick penalties and incorrect “puck over glass” calls was discussed on Day 1 of the league’s general manager meetings, deputy commissioner Bill Daly said.
The league’s most recent tweaks to the system came before the 2019-20 season, most notably attaching a two-minute delay of game minor to a failed challenge of any sort, rather than simply a missed offside.
Now, according to Daly, another expansion is “a possibility” based on how the rest of the meetings unfold.
The league’s approach to fights that take place after clean hits was also discussed in a series of breakout sessions, Daly said, adding that the topic is likely to come up again over the next two days.
The league would like to make skate cut-protective equipment on wrists and legs mandatory.
“We want to get to a situation where there’s some kind of mandate to use it,” Daly said.
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Day 1 of the NHL General Managers meeting saw groups break off to cover important topics including player safety when is comes to lacerations, coach's challenges, fights after clean hits and more. TSN Hockey Insiders Chris Johnston and Darren Dreger join Gino Reda to explain.
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All good areas to address, although challenges…it does suck when they burn a few minutes on some of them. It seems like they need to speed challenges up behind the scenes. I do want them to get calls right.
The safety stuff is a no brainer.
As far as those fights, they need to start calling the instigator or rewrite it so it fits those situations.
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