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NHL plans move to 3-on-3 overtimes

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In an effort to try and reduce the number of games decided by a shootout, the NHL's general managers opted Tuesday to move next season to a five-minute overtime session with three skaters a side from four.

The plan will need the approval of the NHL's Board of Governors, who will meet Wednesday in Las Vegas in advance of the NHL's annual awards ceremony but that approval is considered a formality.


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I'd much prefer 10 minutes of 4 on 4 then call it a tie. No loser points.

That ain't happening though... so I just hope this leads to less shootouts.


Mod Squad
I'm cool with 3-on-3 as long as the coaches don't try to find a way to make it defensive hockey too.