Report: Draft-pick compensation 'possible, if not likely' to be scrapped
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The NHL's practice of requiring draft-pick compensation for departed coaches and executives could come to an end as early as next week.

The controversial policy will be discussed and could be abandoned entirely at the upcoming board of governors meetings.

"It is possible, if not likely, the existing system will be abolished effective Jan. 1, 2016," TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

The practice of rewarding teams that fire a coach or executive when that former employee joins another organization has come under fire in NHL circles.

The policy allows a club to receive one or more draft picks as compensation when an executive or coach who joins a new team is still under contract with his original one.

The Columbus Blue Jackets gave the Vancouver Canucks a second-round pick as compensation in October for the hiring of head coach John Tortorella, who had four years remaining on his contract with the Canucks after being fired in May 2014.

Report: Draft-pick compensation 'possible, if not likely' to be scrapped
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