NHL GMs Meeting About Reducing Shootouts, Potentially Changing Overtime
BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Major adjustments could be on the way.
Overtime changes and video review are expected to be on the agenda when NHL general managers begin meeting in Boca Raton.
The general managers want to reduce the number of shootouts that decide regular-season games. This year, 122 of 967 games have gone to a shootout.
Proposals include adding more time to the current four-on-four overtime, instituting a three-on-three element and having teams switch ends with the hope that the long line change leads to more mistakes and odd-man rushes.
Expanded video review became a bigger issue in January when the Detroit Red Wings scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings that should not have counted because the puck hit the protective netting first.
This is the first of three days of meetings in Florida.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Judge Repeats That He’ll Rule By Friday On Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ Suspension
- Jets’ Jace Amaro To Have Shoulder Surgery And Miss Entire 2015 Season
- Manning Says Despite Brutal Preseason, Giants’ Offense Will Come Around
- Wozniacki Powers Into US Open Second Round
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)