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NHL Investigates Clock Issue, Finds No Defects

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Officials in the NHL’s situation room will more closely observe the final minute of each period of each game and will refine the overall game-timing process as the result of the league’s investigation into a pause of the Staples Center clock during the Kings’ game against Columbus on Feb. 1. That hesitation added a second to the final period and allowed Drew Doughty score the winning goal.

Colin Campbell, the NHL’s senior vice president of hockey operations, said Thursday that the clock’s maker, Daktronics, had examined the clock and found “no defects.” He also said the off-ice crew working that game had been interviewed and that he was “completely satisfied” with the clock operator, whom he would not identify.

However, Campbell said he plans to rotate the crew members’ duties “to avoid any thoughts there may be issues with the clock when opposing teams play at the Staples Center.”

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Savage Henry's avatar

Wow.  Nothing wrong with the clock, and nothing wrong with the operator.  Exactly what I’ve come to expect from the NHL.

Posted by Savage Henry on 02/17/12 at 12:10 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Unacceptable.

If there’s nothing wrong with the clock, then there was something wrong with whomever was operating the clock.

Failing both of those things, there is something wrong with the investigation or the investigator of the clock issue.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/17/12 at 12:36 AM ET

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There they were again…Gary’s words coming out of my mouth. Why was Gary Bettman building an army of bullshitters? In Gary we trusted.
In the future if Gary is going to make Campbell spout this ridiculous crap he should make him wear a big red nose and floppy, clown shoes while doing it. What a joke. These two could make George Bush blush! I’m ashamed that Campbell ever had anything to do with the Wings organization.

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 02/17/12 at 01:07 AM ET

Primis's avatar

SCIENCE!

Posted by Primis on 02/17/12 at 09:52 AM ET

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