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Will the coach’s challenge survive?

The New York Post's Larry Brooks reports that the coach's challenge, which is as flawed as the referees who judge the game as best they can, will be up for debate this summer, and it may or may not last:

So in the aftermath if after another one of those confounding goaltender-interference video reviews that were supposed to “make it right,” but did not, Columbus coach John Tortorella announced a couple of weeks ago that the Blue Jackets would vote against maintaining the coach’s challenge when it comes up for, well, review this summer.

Slap Shots has learned the Columbus organization won’t be the only one to vote nay on the proposition. There will be others. And though it is impossible to project whether the opposition will form a majority opinion, there is no doubt there is widespread unease with the current system, which merely substitutes one subjective opinion for another.

One man’s “getting it right” is another man’s “still getting it wrong.” This isn’t tennis, where the ball is either in or out and can be proven as such on a player’s challenge.

Brooks continues and discusses the World Cup of Hockey...

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  Tags: coaches+challange, columbus+blue+jackets, john+tortorella

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WingedRider's avatar

So Torts is running the WHOLE Columbus organization, LOL.  I just can’t figure out why he gets fired so often???  Get your resume ready for next year , in EUROPE

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/06/16 at 02:08 PM ET

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