Currently, the standard NHL intermission is 17 minutes in length as outlined in the Official Rules.
34.2 Intermissions - For the purpose of keeping the spectators informed as to the time remaining during intermissions, the Game Timekeeper will use the electronic clock to record the length of intermissions. The clock will start for the intermission immediately at the conclusion of the period.
Intermissions are seventeen minutes (17:00) in length, unless otherwise notified. If there are unusual delays for any reason, (e.g. altercation, building, ice, or ice resurfacing problems) it is important to use discretion in starting the clock.
There could be several positive benefits for increasing the length of period breaks both for the league itself and for the fans, say for another 3 minutes to an even 20.
For the NHL and member teams it would allow them to potentially generate more revenue through concession sales and TV advertising time.
For the fans in the arena it would allow them more time to buy their concessions or visit the restroom and provide them more time to return to their seats for the start of the period. As we can see from experience at Roger's Arena it is difficult, due to long lines and a packed concourse, to both relieve yourself and purchase snacks during a single break.
What are CDC's thoughts on this topic and how would it affect you?