TORONTO -- Ken Holland has long been one of the leading proponents of extending overtime to decide more games before going to a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings general manager said Tuesday he thinks support for such an action is growing among his peers.
Overtime was one of the popular subjects at the GMs meeting in Toronto. Holland has proposed in the past to have five minutes of 4-on-4 overtime followed by five minutes of 3-on-3 before going to a shootout.
Reinventing the wheel? As stated above, this proposal of extending the length of the overtime period has been presented before. Is this s case of the General Managers souring on the idea of the shootout (a "gift" from Uncle Gary after Lockout One)? Overall, is the basic idea of a longer overtime period in the regular season good/bad/indifferent for the "greatest fans in the world", players and the game as a whole.