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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Rectangles

There were some silly game changes proposed at the NHL GM meetings yesterday. None of them will ever happen, but included in those proposals was changing the faceoff circle to a faceoff rectangle. Man, they really need to start thinking outside the box HEYOOOOOOOO

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NHL GMs thinking outside the box to improve hockey's future - Sportsnet.ca
Some of the proposed ideas at today's NHL meetings:

  • taking away both faceoff dots in the offensive zone and having just one right in the middle
  • instead of a center circle, a center rectangle
  • changing the points system back to the way it was
  • making it illegal to leave your feet while blocking a shot
That last one begs the question: what about shot attempts? Could Viktor Arvidsson still leap into the air like he does?

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Lots of "Knights sign a Duke" jokes on Twitter yesterday. Hope the kid makes the team!

Canadiens GM hides from media behind a plant during GM meetings - SBNation.com
There were also a lot of Twitter jokes about this guy.

Father Time Visits Joe Thornton
I'll concede that he hasn't been as good this year, but he still has 40 points on the season. His 35 assists would be 2nd on the Preds by quite a bit.

Buffalo Sabres are wasting Jack Eichel
I mean, did you expect anything else? The kid will need to find a new team if he plans on collecting any hardware.

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