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GM Meetings: Overtime and video review

The NHL General Managers met today in Boca Raton, Florida. No word if the tip calculators Bettman gave out as welcome presents were missing sevens.

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Spring Break! Woo! The NHL general managers are spending March break in Florida and they've dug up some treasure on the beaches of Boca Raton. First on the docket is a change in Overtime, changing to a format similar to the AHL's 4-on-4  for three minutes, then 3-on-3 for four minutes, then a shootout formula. Am I the only one that's bugged that the length doesn't match the amount of players? Another suggestion was to go straight to five minutes of 3-on-3 then a shootout.

I prefer the first option, since it gives us an extra two minutes of hockey, and I like watching 3 on 3, it's fast and exciting. My only experience with it is at the IceDogs Family Day skills competition, but from what I've seen it doesn't slow down nearly as much as 5-on-5 can. I'm sure the NHL will find a way though.

Who would the Leafs put on the ice for 3-on-3?

1 D?
Phil Kessel - Nazem Kadri
Morgan Rielly


3 Forwards?

I like Phil Kessel.

Who would you put out there?

Another topic was letting a coach use his timeout as a flag to review a goal during a goalie interference call. Pittsburgh Penguins has this to say about it;
"Just based on the group we had, a smaller group, we did feel that made some sense, That has to go to a bigger group and have more of an open discussion about it. I think we're at the point where that's something we’d recommend."
There is talk of giving the on-ice officials a tablet or monitor in the penalty box to gather and review the goals with the video from the Toronto "war room". According to the recommendation the team must have a timeout left in order to challenge the call.

There's concern this could slow down the pace of a game, but we're not an baseball lengths yet, so I'm not too concerned, especially if this takes the place of a team's timeout.

So, about the changes, what do you think, puppets?