So Bob shocked the GM meetings yesterday with a radical approach to boost offense. From LeBrun:
The third idea, and perhaps most interesting of all, is an idea from Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey. He proposes that players in the defensive zone must have at least one skate on the ice when blocking shots. So, instead of having players collapsing all over the ice and sliding all over the place, Gainey believes this would allow for more pucks to get through from the point and, hence, create more scoring chances.
The sight of a $9 million forward sliding to block a shot in the Playoffs with the potential to get hit in the balls is one of the highlights of my television watching experience. If they take that away from me, what's next? No more porn on The Movie Network after midnight? Just make the fucking ice bigger already.
We are unaware whether Bob's radical new thinking extends to his potential trading of everyone on the farm plus Higgy for a certain oft-injured Wild forward.