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About Those Goal Post Cameras

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Last spring, the NHL had an operational camera embedded in all four goal posts in every arena for 89 Stanley Cup playoff games.

This year, with the addition of the coach’s challenge, the goal post cameras would have required additional wiring and parts to make the feed available for replay with the new Hawkeye system in arenas.

But since the cameras located in the posts provided such little insight to the game, they are not yet functional in all 30 arenas with the Hawkeye system.

Why? Too often, the goaltender was blocking a view of the play or puck, even with the cameras positioned facing the goal line....

Rather than proceeding with cameras in the goal posts, the next course of action for the NHL may be to install cameras in the crossbar, pointing down toward the goal line.

The NHL experimented with crossbar cameras on an off-day during the Stanley Cup final and found them to be more useful for determining goals, but more challenging to install.

more with some talk about the no goal for the Wings last night...

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stonehands-78's avatar

good write-up, like the pix

... yup, we got robbed.



Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 11/11/15 at 05:55 PM ET


How about cameras under the clear ice? You do realize that a quarter inch of ice is pretty clear, right. Seems to solve the problem.

How’s the new site, Paul. It’s been about a month now….

Posted by wingsrul91 on 11/11/15 at 09:33 PM ET

Paul's avatar


I addressed the upgrade in the comment section here and sorry for the delayed response, stamina still a bit of an issue so I took it slow last night.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/12/15 at 07:36 AM ET

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