BOCA RATON, Fla. - Overtime changes and video review are expected to be top items on the agenda as the NHL general managers meeting get underway in Boca Raton.
Altering or extending overtime is of interest as GMs try to cut down on the number of shootouts that decide regular-season games. So far this year, 122 of 967 games have gone to a shootout.
Proposals for change 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 started to become a bigger issue in January when the Detroit Red Wings scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings that shouldn't have counted because the puck hit the protective netting first.
The GMs will discuss the possibility of giving the situation room in Toronto more authority to review those and other plays, and the idea of a coach's challenge is also expected to come up.
This is the first of three days of meetings on Florida's eastern coast.