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This goal by Colin Wilson of the Nashville Predators was ruled as a no-goal on the ice.

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Bad call.

Posted by BuzzFledderjohn on 12/11/11 at 12:56 AM ET


Didn’t the video review room just get an upgrade this week?  Maybe they forgot to plug in the new HD monitors?  Or maybe they need to upgrade the personnel…

Posted by Garth on 12/11/11 at 01:05 AM ET


Distinct kicking motion…......  Wow bad call,

Posted by Pierre from Sherbrooke,Qc on 12/11/11 at 01:17 AM ET


thats clearly a kicking motion.  clearly not intentional to put the puck in the back up the net, but you can see he wasn’t only tryin to change his positioning.  he was also trying to deflect the puck to in front of himself to tap it in.

good call.  yeah it sucks and in the spirit of the game that should count, but you play by the rules.

Posted by bob errey on 12/11/11 at 02:01 AM ET

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Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 12/11/11 at 02:02 AM ET


Posted by bob errey on 12/10/11 at 11:01 PM ET

Hey Bob, have you ever kicked someone or seen someone kick someone/something or been kicked by someone?

There is NOTHING about what he does that says “kick”.

You know that they’re on skate.

And on ice.


And that when you swing both arms and the stick in your hand, your entire body is potentially going to move.

There is absolutely no kicking motion at all.

Distinct kicking motion my ass.

Posted by Garth on 12/11/11 at 02:35 AM ET

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Bad call. I’m guessing physics isn’t a subject studdied by NHL officials.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 12/11/11 at 03:34 AM ET


i stand by my statement.  the way he moves his foot is to direct the puck TOWARDS the net. not INTO the but unfortunately thats what happens. understandable he did that to not only get control of the puck but also to maintain a favorable body position.  if he wouldn’t have moved his skate like he did, that puck comes to a dead stop and he has to fish it out from underneath him…with D surrounding him while giving the goalie time to come over.

not sure what you guys are watching, but its pretty clear to me thats a kicking motion. 

the problem is that he IS NOT trying to kick it into the net, but thats what happened.  in backyard hockey that goal counts.  in NHL with a solid rulebook, that goal is overturned.

Posted by bob errey on 12/11/11 at 03:48 AM ET

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Gotta disagree with Toronto on this one… again.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 12/11/11 at 03:56 AM ET


i retract my statement about him moving his skate to deflect the puck.  the puck deflects off the Dman, but the shooter is trying to shoot the puck from the original angle.  he pushes off with his left skate as he “shoots” but the puck deflects onto his right skate, which is still something like a kicking motion.  he’s actually lucky he caught it with his skate otherwise that puck deflects wide and he has no chance at scoring (i retract the statement that it would come to a complete stop).  unfortunately, he’s also unlucky because the puck goes in.

iffy call like i said, but with the rulebook i say that goal is overturned.  i see why people dont like that call.  clearly there was no intent to kick it into the goal. 

“oh there was, huh?” 

the way his body turns and his skate hits the puck, thats an accidental kick.  not sure how you write a rulebook to account for that.  so you don’t write that clause.

all he had to do was touch that puck with his stick.  so close man, so close.

Posted by bob errey on 12/11/11 at 03:57 AM ET


Pretty tough for the ref to see that one live and at full speed, can’t blame him for trying to make the right call. That Toronto would back him up is a bit surprising but hey, NHL war-room isn’t exactly known for getting it right..

Posted by Iggy_Rules on 12/11/11 at 04:27 AM ET


Man, those Nashville sweaters are ugly. It’s the same hue as my Boddington’s pub ale. I’m really thinking about upgrading my lid to one to the new CCM model; they’re really starting to grow on me.

Mr. Errey - Surely you’ve been fed a one-timer that has been thrown at your front skate, and you needed to make an adjustment, because it looks like that is what Wilson was doing. At most that could be a ‘direction’, which is considered legal, no?

Toronto failed.

Posted by Jesters Dead on 12/11/11 at 05:54 AM ET


not sure what you guys are watching, but its pretty clear to me thats a kicking motion. 

There’s nothing distinct about the motion at all.

Posted by Garth on 12/11/11 at 01:01 PM ET

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Hate this call and hate the way the rule is written.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/11/11 at 01:53 PM ET

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Remember it is legal to score if the puck deflects off a skate, and it is legal to score off a skate. Players are allowed to angle their skates to put the puck on net legally. They aren’t allowed to swing their leg or ankle to punt the puck because swinging sharp blades at the goaltender is a bad idea. That’s not what happened here. The Preds had a goal stolen by the officials. Fortunately, it did not affect the final outcome of the game.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/12/11 at 11:35 AM ET

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