Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:22 pm EST
Puck Headlines: GMs to present blindside ban; 'Yotes to lose $20M

By Sean Leahy

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

• David Shoalts reports that the GMs will recommend a rule banning blindside hits to the head from a shoulder. The rule will be further tweaked and presented Wednesday to all 30 GMs. If approved by the NHL's competition committee and board of governors, it will go into effect next season. [Globe & Mail]

• Another change being discussed is the standings tiebreaker. Kevin Allen of USA Today reports that GMs are in favor of making the first tiebreaker "fewest shootout wins" instead of "most wins", which it is currently. [@kausatoday]

• According to Sidney Crosby's(notes) agent, Pat Brisson, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar had a full schedule and was unable to appear on the "Late Show with David Letterman" last week. Or he realized how big a of Leafs fan Dave is. [Post-Gazette]

• The NHL predicts the Phoenix Coyotes will lose $20 million this season, “less than the $40 million to $50 million previously estimated by attorneys and others involved in the team’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.” Er, uh … congrats? [Biz Journal]

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