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Not so fast! That three-point rule needs a real look

Updated: March 29, 2007, 4:28 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

When NHL general managers met last month in Naples, Fla., they treated a suggestion to award three points to the team that wins a game in regulation about as seriously as if some wacky, cold-blooded GM had suggested they hold their next in-season meeting in a city that has a winter and no golf courses open after Nov. 1.

Three-point regulation victories were rejected out of hand. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello and Ducks GM Brian Burke, among others, scoffed at it, citing the wonderful races for ...

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