23 Intently Staring Goalies
by Paul on 01/19/14 at 08:41 AM ET
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
NHL Vice President Colin Campbell told The Times that executives working in the league's situation room in Toronto saw the play but were constrained by the lack of a rule that would allow them to look at it.
"Wish we could get involved but this is unreviewable. We are not allowed to get involved," he said....
"They could see the puck when Dwight King covered it with his hand. They couldn't see it when it went over the barn and came back in," Sutter said, referring to a penalty called on King at 18:15 of the third period for closing his hand on the puck. "If there wasn't a net there, they could have caught it and threw it back in and scored and they still had time when nobody would have saw it.
"What are they going to do at the outdoor game? What happens if it goes through a cumulus cloud and comes back down?"...
Such as illogical rules. Sutter was asked whether this incident might prompt a change that would make that situation reviewable. "You'd have to talk to one of them stewards of the game," he said in a tone drenched with sarcasm.
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About 23 Intently Staring Goalies
23 Intently Staring Goalies comes from the 23 close-up photos of goalies that used to line the walls of my office.
On the good side, it kept down interruptions, but it also made sure I had to leave my trash outside my door if I wanted it picked up.
I've been watching and analyzing goaltenders for going on 40 years. Some of that was spent drawing goalies on my grade 8 math homework. Then it was taking my card decks and printouts to Indianapolis Racer games. Luckily, the Internet took off, and by 1991 I was half of the duo that would ultimately become the Plaidworks hockey mailing lists. I wrote "Handicapping the Goalies' for the San Jose Sharks mailing list, and took a lot of photos of goalies in action. I have around 5000 slides of mostly goaltenders in action from 1989 through 2001 from the WHL, IHL and NHL. Since I've gone digital, I've added about 10,000 more images to the library. During summers and when the league went dark, I was reading through multiple SF By area news papers, tracking ice hockey from the 1917 recreational leagues up through the California Seals.
We'll be talking about goalies and goaltending. We'll talk about whats going on now, who's in the system, and when the doldrums hit, I'll haul something out of the big bag of history, or something from the photo archives. We'll talk about who's hot and why, and who's not and what they can do to get back on track. We'll take a look at the trends in scouting goalies, and why a style may work for one team but not another. I'll battle with my dictation software to get it to understand Bryzgalov and Bobrovsky.
It should be interesting--hope you want to come along for the ride!