Mar 12, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT
Among the rule changes the NHL GMs are discussing during this week’s meetings is the elimination of the trapezoid. The trapezoid has been in place since the lockout in the hope that it would improve the flow of game and hinder a goaltender’s ability to clear the puck. However, some GMs argue that defensemen are absorbing needless hits because goaltenders can’t assist.
Sharks GM Doug Wilson wanted to get rid of it three years ago, but his proposal fell on deaf ears. This time might be different.
“We have more support and will take to it the bigger group tomorrow,” Wilson said.
Only time will tell if the GMs end up supporting such a rule change, but like the hybrid icing change, which seems to have gained traction today, this potential move will hopefully make the game safer.
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