Red Wings' Ken Holland will push GMs for OT changes

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, fresh off securing the services of elite defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom for another year, will be in Philadelphia today for meetings with his NHL colleagues.

While agenda topics will include head shots and how better to deal with them, Holland has his own topic he wants discussed.

“I’d like to see more games decided in overtime than shoot-out,” Holland said Tuesday. “I don’t mind the shoot-out, I just don’t want the shoot-out to decide so many games.”

With stealing and taunting, Chris Pronger leads by example

To paraphrase a classic line from the movie “Office Space,” it’s not that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is a malevolent jerk — it’s that he just doesn’t care.

Part of Pronger’s makeup as a leader is being the agitator-in-chief for his team, and the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals are no exception. Witness Pronger here after Monday night’s 2-1 Game 2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, repeating his violation of hockey protocol from Game 1 in which he collected the game puck in defeat to keep this one-of-a-kind memento away from his rivals:

More Kaberle News + Leafs UFA Wants

Trading Kaberle , who has one year left on his contract at $4.25 million U.S., may be the best way to get what Burke is looking for — a scoring forward or a first-round pick.

Burke told the FAN 590 that two teams “made inquiries” about the veteran defenceman that were “more than nibbles.”

Mottau, Devils nearing deal

While there’s no telling whether upcoming unrestricted free agents Paul Martin and Ilya Kovalchuk will be back in New Jersey next season, it appears the Devils are close to re-signing defenseman Mike Mottau , who also could be a full free agent July 1.

Examining Markov!

So I was wondering about what the Habs options for this off-season were considering they are tight against the cap with many players due for raises whether it be a large raise or small. The thought came to my mind that maybe a trade including Andrei Markov might be beneficial for the club. While a huge asset he may be, the Habs proved this post-season they can play without him with great success. Much of this success is in direct correlation to P.K. Subban and his solid play.

So i visited the idea of trading Markov for lesser priced skilled large wingers. First of all, I personally like idea of keeping both Halak and Price , but i also believe this to be impossible, So I went with the more matured of the two. Also Price would fetch more in a trade i believe.