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Review The Review?

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Friday night’s goaltender interference review, deciding a pivotal playoff game, was the NHL’s train wreck waiting to happen. For the Oilers, it was the second controversial goal that went the other way in as many games in the second-round.

Could you imagine what the blowback would be if one of those calls were to decide the Stanley Cup?

No changes will come between now and the end of these playoffs, but video review looms among the biggest challenges facing the NHL heading into the offseason.

So, how can the NHL fix goaltender interference?

It can start by better defining goaltender interference. Chiarelli admitted Saturday that only a “general framework” exists.

“We have our own way of interpreting it, too,” Chiarelli said. “In our minds, we tweak it a little bit. If we look at last night, I see two points of interference. One was caused by our own player pushing their player in, the other was caused by their player in my mind. It was a difference in opinions.”

Chiarelli said the definition in itself is tough to establish.


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Just get rid of the review. It’s causing more problems than it solves. Same for offside.

The only review should be for whether or not the puck crossed the line and perhaps whether the puck when out of play.

Posted by evileye on 05/08/17 at 11:16 AM ET

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