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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

nhl- One More Round

from Al Strachan and the Toronto Sun, It's likely four more teams and an extra round will be included in the playoffs when the National Hockey League resumes play, the Toronto Sun has learned.
According to sources, the NHL is considering adding two more teams from each conference and a best-of-three preliminary round added to the four best-of-seven rounds that exist now.
It is expected NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will reveal the details when he announces that the owners have ended their lockout, something that could happen later this week.
The league also is considering some other significant rules changes, including adding three minutes to regular-season overtime and a three-man shootout if the teams remain tied.
These are just some of the many proposals recently put forth by Colin Campbell, NHL executive vice-president and director of hockey operations....read on for more on rule changes.