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Get The Call Right

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

Two weeks ago, the guest on Hockey Night After Hours was Rob Blake, who recently moved from the NHL's department of player safety to the Los Angeles Kings as assistant general manager. Blake was asked what one rule he would change if he had the conch.

"The thing that I keep looking at is how to get the goals correct," he said. "We talked about replay.

"They experimented with different things. How to do it with every goal ... You would like to see that every goal that crosses the goal-line is a correct goal.

"How you do it? I don't know."

His words came not long after Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella called for similar action after incidental contact by Daniel Sedin on goaltender Kari Lehtonen resulted in a disallowed goal in a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars.

"You go to football ... they want to make sure it's a score," Tortorella said. "If you can review that, I think you'll get the call right.

"But it's unreviewable. All the crap we review and they don't review an important thing like that."

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TreKronor's avatar

It’s funny - the NFL looks to the NHL and says they are doing a good job, and the NHL looks to the NFL and says they are doing a good job.  The NFL has done a pretty good job at making sure the right calls are being made, but it has come at the expense of much longer games.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/11/13 at 12:23 PM ET

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