We’ve talked here about the concussion spotter protocols that were implemented this year. Reportedly, the program could be expanded to goalies:
But while teams can still compete when a skater is removed from the game, that isn’t always the case when the spotter pulls a starting goalie out. On the Headlines segment during Hockey Night in Canada Saturday night Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman noted that how the spotters deal with goalies could be on the table when the NHL’s general managers meet next week.
Citing a recent game in which Arizona’s Mike Smith was pulled, Friedman says that players and general managers want a change but “the league is pretty adamant about this stuff.”
We’ve talked about this nearly to death, but if you want to talk more about the trade deadline and what our extra picks could lead to, here you go.
We have been bad this season, but we haven’t been THIS bad: