More than likely the names of Marc Savard and Matt Cooke will be front and center at the NHL general managers meetings being held in Boca Raton Florida.
A growing concern which will be addressed once all 30 NHL general managers commence on Monday for this three day affair will be the issue of hits to the head of unsuspecting players.
The NHL got another scare on Sunday when Pittsburgh Penguins agitator Matt Cooke delivered a hard hit to the head of an unsuspecting Marc Savard seconds after he took a ahot on goal. Savard who has 33 points in 41 games this season stayed on the ice for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher.
Ugly scenes of shots to the head have become more frequent with the ugliest one occuring last October when Philadelphia Flyers forward Mike Richards concussed Florida Panthers forward Mike Booth.
On Monday there willl be lots of presentations made about the seriousness of checks to the head and what to do was about it.
Many doctors and concussion experts have been invited and if any rule changes are to be made then it won't come into play until the 2010/11 campaign.
One thing is for sure the NHL has to do something to avoid the ugly scene of seeing guys such as Savard, Booth or even Chicago Blackhawks forward Joanthan Toews fall victim to hits in the head area.