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Bettman says vast majority of NHL GMs favor hybrid icing

Sep 23, 2013, 8:01 PM EST

The NHL’s Board of Governors meeting wrapped up on Monday, and while issues such as general player safety and the Olympics were covered, the most interesting discussion might be regarding hybrid icing. NHL.com reports that Gary Bettman said that, when it comes to the league’s GMs, most remain on board with the rule change.

Bettman’s discussion of hybrid icing begins at around the 44-second mark of the video below:

In case you don’t want to watch the clip, Bettman said that the “vast majority” of GMs approve of hybrid icing (despite voicing some concerns). The players, meanwhile, need to get organized to vote on the rule before the preseason ends.

Whether the NHLPA votes to keep things the same or not, Bettman said that the league will stick with the same version of icing for the entirety of the 2013-14 campaign.

Update: TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the NHLPA plans a full member vote on the issue. No word on the deadline for such polling.

Here’s a collection of viewpoints on the issue:

So, if various reactions are any indication, players could be pretty mixed on this issue … assuming they get around to voting on it, in the first place.

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