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Bad Coach’s Challenge? Get A Penalty

What I said a few weeks ago.


added 6:37am 6/23/17, via the CP at TSN,

The NHL is considering issuing a minor penalty for a failed coach's challenge for offside.

The penalty would be instead of losing a timeout for a failed challenge under the current rules. The league's general managers discussed the possible change at a meeting Thursday ahead of this weekend's NHL draft in Chicago.

Replay reviews for possible offside have attracted attention in the playoffs the past two years. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan got a Nashville goal wiped out in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in May. St. Louis star Vladimir Tarasenko had a playoff goal wiped out by a razor-thin offside ruling during a series against Chicago in 2016.

NHL executive Colin Campbell says the next stop for the possible rule change is the league's competition committee.

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Morning Line- Terry Jones

Las Vegas “doubling down” with the awards and expansion draft worked because the league brought in more than a dozen of the top 100 players to present the awards and paraded them on stage to start the show.

-Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun where you can read more on last night's show.

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Video- Gary Bettman After Today’s BOG Meeting

via NHL.com,

Commissioner Gary Bettman discusses the focal points at this year's Board of Governors Meeting, from rule changes to salary cap changes.



Dan Rosen of NHL.com has a written recap too.

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The Order For Tonight’s NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS (June 21, 2017) – The National Hockey League announced today the order of presentation for tonight’s 2017 NHL Awards™ presented by T-Mobile. Hosted by actor Joe Manganiello and featuring a performance by alt-rock band Arkells, NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the event live from T-Mobile Arena at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

The scheduled order of award presentations is as follows (subject to change):

Ted Lindsay Award (Most Outstanding Player as Voted by NHLPA)
Presenters: Ted Lindsay, Mario Lemieux and Mark Messier

Frank J. Selke Trophy (Forward Who Best Excels in the Defensive Aspects of the Game)
Presenters: Bob Gainey and Jay Baruchel

James Norris Memorial Trophy (Top Defenseman)
Presenters: Denis Potvin and Jay Baruchel

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NBCSN Has Coverage Of The NHL Awards And The Expansion Draft Tonight

via a press release from NBC,

Wednesday night’s coverage on NBCSN will feature a combination of the annual NHL Awards ceremony and the NHL Expansion Draft. The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft will fill the roster of the Vegas Golden Knights, the league’s first expansion team since 2000, when the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild joined. Vegas will select one player from each of the 30 current NHL teams. Each team has a protected list which from Vegas cannot select a player.

The 2017 NHL Awards will celebrate the best regular-season players in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy). The Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) also will be awarded.

NHL on NBC hosts Kathryn Tappen and Paul Burmeister, and Emmy Award-winning ’Inside-the-Glass’ analyst Pierre McGuire will provide commentary from T-Mobile Arena, alongside Sportsnet’s Daren Millard, and actor Joe Manganiello, who will host the event.

My understanding via tweets from hockey people is there will be award announcements, an expansion draft pick here and there, more awards, more picks, etc.


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NBCSN Coverage Of The Awards Show, Expansion Draft And The First Round Of The NHL Draft

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 20, 2017 – The NHL celebrates the top performances from the 2016-17 season and looks ahead to the 2017-18 campaign and beyond this week, beginning tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with live coverage of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The NHL Expansion Draft will reveal the first members of the NHL’s 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in the upcoming 2017-18 season.

In addition, NBCSN will televise live coverage of the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft this Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft, as well as the 2017 NHL Draft.

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Morning Line- Damien Cox

The reality of the 31st NHL team is now upon us, with the Vegas Golden Knights set to take real shape this week with the expansion draft on Wednesday and first round of the entry draft in Chicago on Friday night. It’s the first time the NHL has expanded in 17 years, which doesn’t really explain why it’s doing so now, other than the $500 million the other 30 teams get to split among themselves.

Understand this: None of this will make the NHL better to watch for you, the fan. It’ll make it a shade worse, as talent is spread a little thinner.

The NHL has always been about adding teams and telling you it’s making itself better by “growing the game,” and its promotional arm has become much adept at generating that message in recent years. Twinning the arrival of Vegas this week with “exciting” new Adidas team jerseys — more merchandise to sell! — shows the skilful way the league packages revenue-enhancing manoeuvres as progress these days.

-Damien Cox of the Toronto Star where you can continue reading.

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United States Hockey Hall Of Fame Class Of 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kevin Collins, Jack Parker, Ben Smith, Ron Wilson and Scott Young will be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

“Each of the inductees has contributed in extraordinary fashion to the growth and development of hockey in our country,” said Jim Smith, president of USA Hockey. “The members of the Class of 2017 have positively impacted the game, from the grassroots to the highest levels, through playing, coaching and officiating. We very much look forward to formally enshrining each of them into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame later this year.”

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Salary Cap Set For Next Season

 TORONTO/NEW YORK (June 18, 2017) – The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association today announced that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2017-18 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, provides for a Lower Limit of $55.4 million, an Adjusted Midpoint of $65.2 million and an Upper Limit of $75 million.

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Key Dates This Week

via Rory Boylen of Sportsnet,

Sunday, June 18: Protection lists approved, UFA/RFA interview period opens

At 10:00 a.m. ET, the league is expected to make each team’s protection lists public as Vegas begins the selection process. At this time, Vegas can begin negotiating with pending RFAs and UFAs left unprotected by their clubs. If the Golden Knights sign one of these players in this window, it will count as their selection off that team’s roster for the expansion draft.

Wednesday, June 21: Deadline for Vegas to submit its picks, roster unveiling

At 10:00 a.m. ET, the Vegas Golden Knights must submit their expansion draft picks to the NHL head office and the NHLPA. At this time, the team must also submit any Standard Player’s Contracts signed with unprotected RFAs and UFAs over the expansion draft process.

At 8:00 p.m. ET, the NHL Awards Show begins. The full list of picks made and contracts signed by Vegas will be unveiled throughout the show.

Thursday, June 22: Signing moratorium, trade/waiver freeze lifted

At 8:00 a.m. ET, the expansion draft process officially ends and business continues as usual. All teams may commence trading and the Golden Knights’ exclusive negotiating window with RFAs and UFAs ends. Buyouts may commence for all teams, with the window for those closing again on June 30.

Plus the NHL Entry Draft begins on Friday night with round 1 and the rest of the rounds will be on Saturday morning.

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