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Intent to blow strikes the Red Wings again

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop didn't have the puck frozen at all when Todd Bertuzzi poked home a rebound, but the Wings can't seem to score against Florida teams without the refs waiving goals off, this time due to "intent to blow":

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stonehands-78's avatar

looked like the ref started to point to the goal as in “good goal”,
then changed his mind at the last second and waved it off ...

typical call against DRW

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 12/15/13 at 06:01 PM ET

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So, with Holmstrom having retired the refs are replacing his goalie interference take-backs with intent to blow take-backs?

What an absolute joke this rule is.

Posted by Garth on 12/15/13 at 07:06 PM ET

Alan's avatar

“Intent to blow” more like “intend to suck”, as the officials continue to prove just how bad they are.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/15/13 at 07:41 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

If the ref loses sight, he has to whistle. Bishop covers half the ice with his giant frame. This is an inadequate system.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/15/13 at 09:54 PM ET

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These refs were good at blowing all right.

Posted by maltby18 on 12/15/13 at 10:24 PM ET

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MLB implementing NFL like challenge flag rule finally for 2014 yet NHL still refuses to, oh well maybe when bettman is dead.
Intent to blow is the bettman/daly law firm motto.
Blow away fans from the game.

Posted by Slumpy from Detroit on 12/16/13 at 07:12 AM ET

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I’m not sure how a flag challenge would help here. This time the whistle actually did blow, signaling to the players to stop playing.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/16/13 at 08:08 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I’m not sure how a flag challenge would help here. This time the whistle actually did blow, signaling to the players to stop playing.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 12/16/13 at 08:08 AM ET

Well, he begins to shove the puck right when the whistle blows, and it crosses the line less than 1/4 or 1/2 a second later (can’t be too specific - I don’t have the dusty video technology Toronto has).  There is no way if that whistle wouldn’t have blown that the goalie would have still made the save - he couldn’t react to the whistle that quickly.  And if TB thought Nyquist shoved it in too late after the whistle, they would have jumped him.  So I think it’s safe to say it happened quickly enough that….....

even though the whistle blew, it didn’t leave a long enough duration for the goalie to make the save.  Thus, the league could have looked at the overhead and said “Bishop did not have possession, the Detroit player shoved in a loose puck, good goal.”

This is all fairy-tale talk though, as obviously there are no such rules and parameters in place in the NHL for what happened.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/16/13 at 09:07 AM ET

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