The NHL’s general managers are having one of their regular meetings this week in Boca Raton, Fla. — tough week, huh? — and the major topic on the table will be hits to the head. After the last meetings, a group of GMs was selected to discuss possible rule changes in terms of eliminating or regulating hits to the head. The New York Times also reported today that an independent group of specialists has been studying the types of hits that cause the most damage to players and will present its findings to the GMs this week.
If the GMs reach a consensus this week, in terms of what (if anything) they feel needs to be done, the next step would be to present their recommendations to the league’s competition committee, which convenes in June. The committee, if it sees fit, would then put changes in place for the 2010-11 season.