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A lot of chatter on Twitter last night, saying time to change the rule.

One example...

 

 

Watch the reversed call below...

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Paul's avatar

A follow-up tweet from McKenzie,

Rewording the rule to take out on/off ice distinction would reduce number of challenges by 30+ per cent. More importantly, the hardest, most difficult offside reviews would be greatly minimized.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/16/18 at 07:51 AM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

A> The offsides rule was designed to keep the attacking players from entering the offensive zone with an unfair advantage. Whether a skate is in contact with the ice in that fraction of a second does not give anyone an advantage.

B> I’ve said this before, and I’ll probably say it again: The “most important thing” is NOT to “get the call right”. The most important thing is to make the sport comptetative and entertaining. You know what’s not entertaining? Calling back a goal because some guy had his skate in the air two minutes ago.

C> When a team IS called for offsides and it’s NOT correct, they get no compensation. I’m surprised linesmen don’t whistle down anything that’s even close to offsides, bkz having a goal called back has to make them look bad.

The NHL wants to increase scoring, but is taking goals off the board for reasons that they KNOW are inconsequential. Hope they change it in March, but they didn’t last GM meetings.

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 01/16/18 at 09:26 AM ET

hockeyfreak13's avatar

I’m surprised linesmen don’t whistle down anything that’s even close to offsides, bkz having a goal called back has to make them look bad.

I don’t think it makes them look bad at all. I think they look much worse when they blow a play dead and the replay shows that it was onside. I’d much rather them let these close plays go and see if a goal is scored (a rarity) than have them stop play every time and kill any flow to the game.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 01/16/18 at 11:25 AM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

I’d much rather them let these close plays go and see if a goal is scored (a rarity) than have them stop play every time and kill any flow to the game.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 01/16/18 at 10:25 AM ET

Kind of just playing devil’s advocate, here, but I’d almost rather they called more offsides than have did-he-lift-his-toe-two-minutes-ago call back an actual goal. That has to go.

 

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 01/16/18 at 11:46 AM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

If they HAVE to keep it, make it, instead of “did someone violate the offsides rule” turn it into “did they get a competative advantage from doing so”—only on replay. Totally vague, I know, but no less than “made a football move” in another sport.

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 01/16/18 at 11:50 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Just tossing this out there, what if they made the blue line wider? Now it 12 inches wide, double the size to 24 inches and the guy is bound to have at least one skate on it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/16/18 at 11:53 AM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

Just tossing this out there, what if they made the blue line wider? Now it 12 inches wide, double the size to 24 inches and the guy is bound to have at least one skate on it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/16/18 at 10:53 AM ET

No reason to compromize on something that should have been done long ago. The Break-the-plane rule on the blue line. Should be years old.

 

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 01/16/18 at 12:03 PM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

Let’s leave alone the whole “Somebody was offsides earlier today” rule.

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 01/16/18 at 12:05 PM ET

hockeyfreak13's avatar

did-he-lift-his-toe-two-minutes-ago call back an actual goal. That has to go.

I’ve seen people suggesting a time limit, so that after 30s of uninterrupted play after the missed call, you lose your ability to challenge. The only real advantage gained on a close play like this is on the immediate rush anyways.

The penalty was supposed to be a discouragement to challenging these plays, but the coaches already know the outcome by looking at video or hearing from the video coordinator prior to making their decision. There’s not much risk when it’s not a split second decision to challenge.

Posted by hockeyfreak13 from Grand Rapids on 01/16/18 at 12:14 PM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

I’ve seen people suggesting a time limit, so that after 30s of uninterrupted play after the missed call, you lose your ability to challenge.

That sounds like just the ting that de NHL will try, den. Bad rule, we’ll make it worse, then it will cost someone a Cup, then we’ll revisit.

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 01/16/18 at 01:10 PM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Bob, Bob, Bob…. it’s almost as if he was just introduced to the NHL.
Doesn’t he know that the league takes years to fix obvious problems with simple, no-brainer solutions.
Remember when it took them 85 years to call slashing - which has been in the rulebook for 85 years?
Ha! Oh NHL, you little scamp!

Posted by Hank1974 on 01/16/18 at 10:08 PM ET

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