On the first day of their annual meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL's 31 general managers were tasked with thinking up ideas for the league for five to 10 years down the road.

One such idea would see the two faceoff circles in each zone removed for one in the slot area -- or right near the front of the net.

"I thought it was a really cool idea," Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said.