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Evan’s NHL Daily: Overtime Changes Coming? Crosby Still Has It



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If you’re like me and you don’t really love what the current 3-on-3 overtime format has evolved into, you’ll love that the NHL is looking into potential changes to the extra period. What exactly are those changes? The NHL still seems to be figuring that out themselves.

With the Colorado Avalanche, we took a look back at their big win over the Seattle Kraken on Monday evening.

All that and more in this Wednesday edition of Evan’s Daily.

Colorado Hockey Now

Pierre Lacroix is officially a Hall of Fame.

Jonathan Drouin and Tomas Tatar both chipped in during the win over the Kraken, and Alexandar Georgiev stabilized just a little bit.

Caleb Jones made an immediate impact in his Avalanche debut. (+)

On Wednesday, we’ll be live at Ball Arena covering the Avs game against Greg Cronin and the Anaheim Ducks. Also, a translated interview with Nikolai Kovalenko, where he discussed his goals when he comes to North America.

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Overtime Changes?

When the NHL went to 3-on-3 in overtime, it was a ton of fun. End-to-end action, lots of excitement, everything. It was great.

Now? It’s a lot of possession, a lot of circling back if you don’t have the right play, and the excitement is gone. It was bound to happen. Once coaches get used to something, they figure out the best strategies to win, and maintaining possession is certainly the best strategy.

Well, sounds like the NHL might be leaning towards some changes.

I would love a “half court” rule. Watching teams regroup and regroup and regroup until they get the perfect zone entry is boring. Sure, coaches will eventually figure something out with that, but that won’t happen right away.

Here are some other potential options…

So what do you think? What changes would you make to overtime?

National Hockey Now

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