Wednesday Sharks Links: 3-on-3 OT, coach's challenge coming next season

Plus more on what the new salary cap means for San Jose, the Sharks being in good position to make a deal and Brent Burns' excitement for next season.

  • Per Bob McKenzie, the NHL will shift from a 4-on-4 to a 3-on-3 overtime period next season pending Board Of Governors approval, scrapping previous ideas to implement the AHL's system of playing parts of overtime in each game state. The BoG will also be asked to approve a coach's challenge that can be used on goalie interference and missed offside goals. [Lighthouse Hockey]/
  • More on the Sharks' salary cap situation in light of the league setting the upper limit at $71.4 million for next season. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Armed with ample cap space and an attractive trade chip in the ninth overall pick, the Sharks are in good position to make a deal on the draft floor and beyond. Doug Wilson says Hasso Plattner has given him the green light to spend up to the league's $71.4 million limit. [Mercury News]/
  • Nominated for the King Clancy, Brent Burns is enjoying his time in Las Vegas prior to tonight's NHL Awards ceremony and is excited about what he anticipates will be an active offseason for the Sharks as well as playing for Peter DeBoer next season. []
  • In an offseason rife with teams that are hard-pressed against the cap with valuable RFAs to re-sign, structuring two offer sheets at different levels of compensation targeted at players under the same club's control could be a brilliant way to land one of them, screw the team over, or both. [TSN]/
  • Coyotes GM Don Maloney says he has a firm offer to swap the third overall pick in Friday's entry draft for a selection several slots down but still in the top ten. Could the Sharks be the team offering that deal? [Twitter]
  • Craig Button has the Sharks picking Lawson Crouse 9th overall in his mock draft. [TSN]/
  • Carey Price is the favorite to take home both the Hart and Vezina trophies at tonight's NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. [Sportsnet]