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Should Penalty Calls Be Reviewable?

from Wayne Fish of the Courier Times,

Now for all the naysayers who cry the game is already too long, we have the solution: Go to commercial break for the 30 seconds (or longer) it would take to sort out the mess (and cut in to the total amount of commercials that slow the flow of the game anyway).

That way, no time is added on to the total amount of time for a game and everyone can still get out of the building by 9:35 and rush home to pay the babysitter.

“Good idea,″ says Flyers TV studio analyst and former player Chris Therien. “There’s nothing gray about it — it’s black and white. We have the luxury of having multiple video angles of just about everything in life these days, not to mention a hockey rink.

“So from that standpoint, when something like that happened, well, it should not have happened. From a human eye standpoint, all Toronto had to say was, ‘Hagg’s stick never touched the Minnesota player. We have to call down.’ ″

Right now, there is no system in place for the NHL officials in Toronto to overrule penalty calls.


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Steeb's avatar

Yay! More commercials! Because there aren’t enough already on the boards and on the ice and in the stands and - coming soon! - on the uniforms! We need fewer reviews, not more. But once someone realizes you can shoehorn another commercial in there, there’ll be no going back.

Posted by Steeb on 02/16/19 at 04:54 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Okay with delay of game (puck in the stands). Okay with too many men on the ice.

Will tolerate it with goalie interference.

That’s it.

Posted by d ca on 02/16/19 at 05:30 PM ET



Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 02/16/19 at 08:26 PM ET

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