Report: Canes’ GM Ron Francis proposed change to face-offs

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Carolina Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis proposed a change to how face-offs are conducted during Tuesday’s session at the GMs meetings in Boca Raton, Florida.

According to hockey insider Bob McKenzie, the rule change would see the defending team put down their stick first during a face-off, which would give a potential edge to the team in the offensive zone.

As with any rule changes the competition committee and the NHL’s Board of Governors will have to give approval prior to the change taking place.

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