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  1. Some GMs are looking to tweak overtime rules

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

    Ken Holland

    They want to reduce the number of shootouts.

  2. Caps GM McPhee thinks there’s not much the NHL needs to change

    Mar 18, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

    George McPhee

    He thinks two-line passes are an important part of the game.

  3. Bettman tells GMs to take “business as usual” approach as CBA talks loom

    Mar 14, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

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    Don’t blame execs if they play it “safe” despite his recommendations, though.

  4. GM meetings: Ringette line doesn’t sound much fun either

    Mar 14, 2012, 10:52 AM EDT

    Scotty Bowman

    There’s an old Scotty Bowman idea gaining traction with GMs.

  5. GMs balk at proposed removal of trapezoid

    Mar 13, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    Leafs GM Brian Burke thinks there’s a sense to “leave it alone and see where it goes.”

  6. GMs recommend hybrid icing

    Mar 13, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT

    Pierre Gauthier

    It will be brought before the league’s competition committee in June.

  7. GM Meetings: Gillis hopes to penalize defensive zone hand passes

    Mar 12, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

    Mike Gillis

    Rule change might help stem the decline in goals.

  8. GM Meetings: Removal of trapezoid gaining some support

    Mar 12, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

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    Some GMs feel that the rule has led to needless hits.

  9. GM Meetings: Red line rule doesn’t gain much traction

    Mar 12, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT

    Ken Hitchcock

    Neutral zone trap enthusiasts gently weep.

  10. GM Meetings: Pucks over the glass still = penalties

    Mar 12, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    Burke gets dirt kicked in his face, take two.

  11. GM Meetings: Brian Burke – “I got dirt kicked in my face again”

    Mar 12, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Brian Burke

    Burke is bummed about the bear hug rule falling on deaf ears.

  12. GM Meetings: Brendan Shanahan breaks it all down

    Mar 12, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Also enjoy a video behind the scenes as the GMs were getting ready.

  13. GM Meetings: Hybrid icing gaining approval, may seek rule change

    Mar 12, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings

    Maybe they really are taking safety seriously.

  14. GM meetings kick off in Florida with player safety in mind

    Mar 12, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Ken Holland, Brian Burke

    Hybrid icing, overtime changes and the return of the red line will be discussed.

  15. NHL GMs ponder the return of the red line

    Mar 9, 2012, 7:30 AM EDT

    Ken Hitchcock

    Would it be worth it to (potentially) make the game safer for players?

  16. GMs will discuss Tampa Bay’s 1-3-1 at meetings

    Nov 14, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Steve Yzerman, Wayne Fleming.

    Sure, it might be last week’s news, but the league’s top executives are wise to at least discuss the polarizing strategy.

  17. NHL GM’s suggest dropping “blindside” from description of Rule 48 for head shots

    Jun 8, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Three

    During the NHL GM meetings in Boston, they’ve suggested a slight adjustment to Rule 48 that could go a long way to cleaning things up in the league.

  18. Video: Mike Milbury likes Gary Bettman’s plans to help player safety

    Mar 16, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Each week at ProHockeyTalk we’ll have NBC on NHL’s Mike Milbury join us with Hot Topics to discuss the latest stories of the week and give us his thoughts on what’s going on in the NHL. This week, Mike talks with Tiffany Simons about Gary Bettman’s five point plan to help improve player safety in…

  19. GMs decide not to ban all head shots

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

    kesselheadache

    The NHL’s GMs decided not to recommend a ban on all hits to the head during today’s meetings. But the question is: should they? Read this post and then let us know if you think all hits to the head should be illegal by casting your vote in our poll.

  20. Team executives call for stricter enforcement of charging, boarding infractions on Day 2 of GM Meetings

    Mar 15, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    One of the focuses of the second day of GM meetings involved imposing stricter enforcement of boarding and charging infractions.

  21. Mario Lemieux’s letter to Gary Bettman calls for teams to be held accountable for suspended players

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:41 PM EDT

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    While Gary Bettman’s five-point plan includes a vague suggestion to make coaches and teams more accountable for the actions of individual players, Mario Lemieux’s letter suggest specific fines for teams when someone receives a suspension.

  22. Gary Bettman introduces five-point plan to prevent, identify concussions; PHT dissects it

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Gary Bettman

    We dissect Gary Bettman’s five-point plan to reduce (and better identify) concussions.

  23. Will the NHL eventually make all hits to the head illegal?

    Mar 12, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Max Pacioretty

    Concussions, hits to the head and other violent matters will once again dominate discussion of the spring GM meetings. In fact, Sabres GM Darcy Regier thinks that the league will eventually make all head hits illegal. Click “Read More” for the details.

  24. NHL GMs shoot down Dale Tallon’s instant replay challenge system

    Nov 9, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Dale Tallon’s instant replay challenge proposal was roundly shot down today, but we’re betting we haven’t heard the last of it.

  25. GM meetings next week to address replay challenges and pre-game chirping

    Nov 5, 2010, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Peter Chiarelli, Steve Tambellini

    Yesterday we told you about Panthers GM Dale Tallon’s big ideas to implement an instant replay challenge system in the NHL and it’s getting some talk thanks to some recently iffy situations where replay wasn’t allowed. It’s also coming up because NHL general managers are set to meet up next week to discuss the hot-button…

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