The NHL general managers meet Tuesday in Toronto and one of the items on the agenda is a proposal submitted by Panthers general manager Dale Tallon that would allow coaches to make instant replay challenges in games.
Under Tallon's plan, each coach would have only one challenge per game. He could use the challenge only if he still has his timeout and it could only concern goal-related plays.
"It's a work in progress," Tallon said. "We're just trying to figure something out that doesn't make the game longer and more drawn out. There are a lot of issues, same as replay itself. I don't know if it has legs or not. You discuss it, see if it makes sense."
Not surprisingly, Tallon's plan was hatched following the Panthers' 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on October 26 that was decided on a controversial goal. With the score tied at 1-1, Panthers goaltender Scott Clemmensen was run over by the Maple Leafts' Colton Orr just as the puck was coming in. The puck hit Orr and went into the empty net while both players were on the ice.