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by Paul on 10/27/11 at 07:47 AM ET
from John Shannon of Sportsnet,
I would venture to guess that you haven’t noticed the verification line in any NHL arena just yet. That’s because it hasn’t been installed yet. It appears the hockey operations group still can’t agree on the width between the red goal line and the green verification line.
The width of a puck is three inches. Therefore, logic would require the gap between the lines to be just over that three inches.
However, the new cameras installed in the back of the nets create an optical illusion when it comes to the two lines, hence the issue. Installation date is now TBA.
As far as the lighter netting on the tops of the nets, the installation will begin soon across the league. The hope is to have all 30 rinks (60 nets) done by the end of November. The intention is to provide better vision for the video review group when it comes to disputed goals.
more hockey notes including time to honor Sather in Edmonton…
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