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Overtime format highlights competition committee meeting agenda


The topic of 3-on-3 overtime is one of a few topics on the agenda for Thursday’s competition committee meeting.

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman believes we could see a 3-on-3 overtime format tested during the preseason, but not implemented for the 2015-16 regular season.

Also on the agenda for this week’s meeting is the coach’s challenge, the idea of the center in the defensive zone putting his stick down first during face-offs and the salary cap escalator.

Recommendations made at the competition committee meeting would have to be voted on by the NHL’s Board of Governors in late June prior to being implemented for the 2015-16 season.

The aforementioned topics were all initially discussed at the March general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton, Florida.

General managers Ken Holland, Don Maloney, David Poile along with Ed Snider will represent league (with Colin Campbell in a non-voting role) at the meeting in New York.

Mike Cammalleri, Cory Schneider, Kevin Shattenkirk and Daniel Winnik represent the NHLPA (with Mathieu Schneider in a non-voting role).

NHL discussing expanded review for goalie interference

Colin Campbell

Along with 3-on-3 overtime one item, which will likely find its’ way on to the docket for the March NHL general managers meeting is expanded review for goaltender interference.

It was a hot topic at Tuesday’s meetings in Toronto.

However, all parties involved are looking for a place to draw the line.

“One of the most controversial plays in our game is goaltender interference,” said NHL Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations, Colin Campbell. “We had a lengthy conversation on goaltender interference. We’ve had examples this year. We’ve been doing it internally.”

“I think with the goaltender interference, if we’re going to expanded review, people expect us to get it right and we want to make sure the process is right.”

On example, which was used while discussing expanded review, occurred during an Oct. 25 game between the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils.

“When you’re making decisions on certain things, how far do you take it? Do you take the net being knocked off – is that our call or the official’s call? Hand pass in the crease from player-to-player, that would be our call,” Campbell said. “How much do you want to get right? “

Predators GM David Poile had an interesting suggestion during Tuesday’s discussions.

“I brought up the monitor (in the penalty box for referees), whether that would be a situation, which could be helpful,” said Poile. “It’s never going to be perfect with the game of hockey with the amount of physical contact that we have, but I think we’re working at it at a good pace.

“We’re all for trying to help the war room (in Toronto), to make the best decisions possible, and for them to help the referees make the best decisions possible.”

As Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen pointed out, the most important thing is “to get (the calls) right more than wrong and still not have too many reviews and slow the process too much.”

New rule: NHL video room can immediately stop play

Ottawa Senators v New York Islanders

Following Tuesday’s NHL general managers meetings in Toronto a couple rule changes were imposed.

In addition to the removal of the dry scrape, hockey operations now has the ability to immediately stop a game if a good goal is missed on the ice by both referees.

Under the old rules, the game would continue until a natural stoppage occurred and then a review would take place.

“We will stop play if there’s a… if a puck went into the net and we determined that goal was scored, we’ll stop play now,” said NHL Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations, Colin Campbell. “We’ll call and say, ‘this goal was in’, we’re not going to let play go for a minute and a half. We’re stopping it. We’ll buzz. They’ll blow the horn.

“We had a situation this year already and a situation last year. When that happens… too much can happen after that play, we don’t want to deal with. A penalty could take place. You don’t want a penalty to stand and the goal is scored. That time is wiped out, that didn’t really happen, but it happened.”

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