NHL notebook: GMs discuss possible changes to overtime
• NHL general managers spent the first day of their three-day meetings discussing overtime and shootouts, expanded video reviews and goalie interference. There appears to be concern that too many games are being decided in shootouts instead of during the flow of play. Of the 963 games played through this past Saturday, 14 percent (135) were decided in a shootout. And 40 percent that went to overtime were decided in a shootout. Among the suggested changes being discussed are a 3-on-3 element instead of four skaters apiece in the extra five-minute session, extending the overtime or requiring teams to switch ends of the ice, creating a longer change on line changes. The discussion of expanded video review seems weighted on when to start reviewing the tape and how much time a review takes. I will say there wasn't a lot of consensus on the criteria,” Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said. The increase in activity around the net has also led to an interest in goalie interference at this week's meetings. Also on the agenda is kicked-in goals.
• The NHL suspended Kings forward Jordan Nolan for one game for punching an Oilers forward. He missed the Kings' game Monday night in Calgary and lost $3,589 in salary. Late in the second period of the Kings' 4-2 win at Edmonton on Sunday, Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings' net. Joensuu's arms were tied up by a linesman when he was struck by Nolan. Nolan was assessed a double-minor for roughing.
• The Canadiens could be without defenseman Josh Gorges for the rest of the regular season. The team announced Gorges had surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand, an injury that has kept him out of the lineup the past two games. The estimated time of recovery is four weeks, meaning he could miss the remainder of the regular season.
— Wire reports
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.