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Morning Line- Ray Ferraro On Offside Challenge

via Ray Ferraro tweets,

I hate this rule as it is now

Those who say they like the offside review...what about play that isn't offside thats called offside? Can't review that bc play is dead

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Here’s the problem the NHL has…

If they do eliminate the offside challenge, what about a play that was clearly offside?

You can’t pick and chose and to me the bottom line is, get the call right, keep the offside challenge.

One thing would help, change the rule where the player doesn’t not have to have contact with the blue line, if his leg is above the line, then not offside.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/16/16 at 07:05 AM ET

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Paul, my thinking on when it is clearly offsides: if another official on the ice sees the blatant offense, they can convene with the officials after the goal and call it off. Perhaps the playground go under “official review.” I think that makes sense. The call last night was so close that it should be left to the human eye of the ref and keep the flow of the game.

Posted by NHLJeff from Denver on 04/16/16 at 08:15 AM ET

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playground = play could go under

Posted by NHLJeff from Denver on 04/16/16 at 08:15 AM ET

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I don’t like the offside challenge because it allows you to challenge a call that would otherwise not reviewable.  They don’t review offsides in any other circumstance so you shouldn’t be able to challenge it in this instance.

Even if a missed offside call doesn’t lead directly to a goal, it can change the outcome.  Maybe a missed offside leads to a penalty that eventually leads to a goal.  That can completely change the course of a game, but it can’t be reviewed.

A play should only be allowed to be challenged if it would otherwise be reviewable.

Posted by Garth on 04/16/16 at 10:38 AM ET

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It is killing the game. Plain and simple. Coaches are using it too often and the flow of the game is killed. You can’t even celebrate a goal as a fan until 5 minutes later after a review is finished. I hate it. Last nights game was horrible. There is no way that tiny skate lift was what was intdended to be corrected when they decided to implement this challenge into the NHL. No way.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 04/16/16 at 11:38 AM ET

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One thing would help, change the rule where the player doesn’t not have to have contact with the blue line, if his leg is above the line, then not offside.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/16/16 at 07:05 AM ET

That’s impossible though.  WIthout requiring contact with the line there’s no actual way to know if a guy’s foot or leg is “breaking the plane” or not.  It’s not very different than the problem the NFL has with goalline challenges, and they’ve never figured it out either after years and years.  They’re still just guessing, even with line cams and whatnot.

Requiring contact makes it tangible, definite, etc.

A play should only be allowed to be challenged if it would otherwise be reviewable.

Posted by Garth on 04/16/16 at 10:38 AM ET

Then make more plays reviewable anyways.


The solution to crappy officiating is never to just shrug and not use a method to get it right instead.  Officiating is that bad.

Posted by Primis on 04/16/16 at 11:44 AM ET

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