With the general managers meeting here, they recommended a five-minute, three-on-three overtime and proposed a coach's challenge in limited situations: goalie-interference calls and missed offsides calls leading to goals scored.
Movement toward possible expansion is expected to take center stage Wednesday as Commissioner
Additionally, team executives received the news that next season's salary cap will be $71.4 million.
This doesn't mean Murray plans to make another offer to forward
"I'm very comfortable with the offer we made. We made a really good offer, and it's just a part of hockey now," Murray said. "We learned this the hard way a few years ago, about overspending and getting yourself in trouble."
The Ducks' last offer to Beleskey was believed to have been a four-year deal worth $16 million and front-loaded. Beleskey, who had 22 goals and 32 points in the regular season, was outstanding in the playoffs with eight goals and Murray took note of that.
"We've turned him into a pretty good hockey player," Murray said. "But I could have traded him the day before the deadline — I had a deal — and I just said 'No, that was wrong for my hockey team.'"
The general managers, meanwhile, acknowledged the popularity of shootouts, but they are trying to get the number down. Four on four for five minutes, the current format in overtime, isn't cutting it.
"I'm not against anything that gets fewer shootouts," Murray said. "Fewer shootouts, the better. Three on three is fun. Three on three is a great thing."
Philadelphia's Ron Hextall, a former goalie, was able to examine the format, viewing it at the