NHL GMs get serious over video reviews

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The general managers of the NHL will meet in Florida this week with video reviews and changes to overtime believed to be high on the agenda, reports ESPN.

There is a growing feeling across the National Hockey League that too many games are being decided by shootouts. Over 10% (122 of 967 games) have gone all the way in regular-season games this season.

Several solutions have already been suggested and the GMs will likely discuss every possibility this week.

A simple suggestion is too add more time to the current four-on-four overtime. There have also been calls to add a three-on-three element if the four-man show fails to separate the sides.

We could also see the teams switch ends with the ultimate aim of increasing the chance of a mistake and odd-man rushes in overtime.

The call to bring video reviews into the game will also be discussed after the controversial goal for the Detroit Red Wings against the LA Kings renewed calls for its introduction.

Niklas Kronwall scored the goal in question during a game in January. The puck had clearly hit the netting behind the goal before dropping in. Referees failed to see it and awarded the goal.

The goal was made all controversial when the Red Wings went on to win the game in overtime.

"It shouldn't have counted, but at this stage of the game, where we are in the standings, we'll take it," Kronwall admitted to reporters after the game.

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