One of the topics discussed by the GMs in Toronto was how to make overtime periods more dynamic.
They’re talking about scenarios such as preventing the ball from going back over the red line and adding a shot clock, as seen in basketball.
– Patrick Friolet (@PFrioletRDS) November 14, 2023
I don’t know about you, but personally, I love the 3-on-3 overtime format. It provides a good dose of spectacle, the best offensive players have room to show off their talents, and there’s non-stop action.
I guess it’s even nicer to enjoy overtime when you’ve got the master of it, Cole Caufield, in your favorite team’s uniform.
And clearly, the league wants to tackle this problem. At the GMs’ meeting in Toronto, they floated a few ideas to try and spice up 3-on-3 play. The idea of not allowing guys to get back behind the red line was raised, but it was the idea of a shot clock that attracted the most attention.
I imagine there would be a face-off in the event of the shot clock running out, because you can’t just give the disc back to the other team like you can give the ball back to the other team in basketball.
There are some details to be worked out, clearly, but I confess I’m not completely against the idea. I still think the red line idea is the best way to preserve the essence of the sport, but imagine the tension if, with a second or two left on the clock, a maverick like Caufield found himself in possession of the puck and had to take a shot.
It’d be a bit of a build-up and a hell of a sense of urgency, anyway.
In short, we’ll see if the idea catches on, but across the league, there seems to be a real desire to find a way to improve the 3-on-3 spectacle, which is already far from bad. We’ll keep an eye on it.
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