Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/10/14

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 22: Team Physician, Dr. Anthony Colucci (R) of the Detroit Red Wings answers a question next to General Manager, Ken Holland during a press conference on November 22, 2005 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The team was holding a press conference on the condition of player, Jiri Fischer, who collapsed when his heart stopped during a game on November 21. Fisher is listed in improved condition. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Consider this issue 1B to the 1A that is realignment in terms of the kinds of stories that get hockey fans and hockey scribes talking. The Globe and Mail's David Shoalts reports that many NHL executives and several GM's are actually interested in discussing the nuts and bolts of a "challenge flag" three years after Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon unsuccessfully lobbied for in 2010. When the NHL's general managers meet on March 21st--and Shoalts says that they're meeting in Toronto instead of Palm Beach this time around--a general manager who's particularly interested but has yet to make specific comments about the Wings' possible move to the East told Shoalts that he'll seriously consider the concept of a "challenge flag," but only under certain circumstances: “I’m more open than I was when Dale Tallon brought it up,” Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Sunday. “The big thing in our game is goals, so we have to try to make sure goals are right, that we’re not scoring goals ...
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