Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment chair Larry Tanenbaum and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman arrive during lockout negotiations earlier this year. (AFP)
Unlike springs past when headshots and concussions were pressing topics for the NHL's general managers, there's no hot-button issue at this year's meeting Wednesday in Toronto.
That doesn't mean the GMs don't have a lot on their plates.
Like everything else it seems in this wonky, lockout-shortened season, the general managers' gathering has been compressed into one day at NHL headquarters rather than its traditional couple of days at some swanky southern resort.