The Malik Report
by George Malik on 03/17/11 at 02:07 PM ET
Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski offered a superb summary of the general managers’ talk about possibly expanding video review to cover high-sticking penalties and waved-off goals, but as a Red Wings fan, I can only firmly plant my palm onto my forehead when reading what disciplinarian Colin Campbell had to say to Nicholas J. Cotsonika about what the NHL does and does not want to review:
Nicholas J. Cotsonika: Is it likely that you’ll go back to the managers in June with what specifics that may be broadened in video review?
Colin Campbell: “We had a discussion and there were some requests to expand video review. I told them they couldn’t be general in those requests and where do you want to expand it to? Right now I think we’ve played 1,080 games and we’ve probably had 5-8 situations where it’s ‘why don’t we call it how we think we see it instead of the view we need with the puck across the line?’ The managers had a little bit of feel for, ‘If you think it’s in, then call it in,’ and we don’t operate that way. There was some appetite to take video review a little further.”
Cotsonika: Is there a chance that a four-minute minor or goalie interference could be up for video review next year?
Campbell: “Yeah, the four-minute minor was our request because we’ve had situations where on video review it’s the other players stick and it’s a hard call on the ice. We said we can live with it for 82 games, but in the playoffs that’s a pretty big turnaround if you get the wrong call. The referees have supported us on that. They would like some help on that. That’s our plea in hockey operations. We threw that at the managers and that could get some traction in June.”
Cotsonika: What about goalie interference?
Campbell: “Goalie interference did not have any traction.”
So it’s four more years of Tomas Holmstrom’s shadow touching another goaltender and resulting in waved off goals. Oy yoy yoy…
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