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How disciplinary, video and coaches challenge decisions will break down at the World Cup

According to Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski, the major stakeholders in the World Cup of Hockey--the NHL, the NHLPA and the IIHF--will be taking part in the decision-making processes regarding supplementary discipline, video replay and coaches' challenges, but to different extents. Supplementary disicipline is a tri-party issue:

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells Yahoo Sports that suspensions and fines in the World Cup of Hockey tournament will be determined by a three-person panel. The first person is a representative from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. The second is a representative from NHL’s Department of Hockey Operations. The third is a representative from the IIHF.

Those three are the judge and jury, but there will also be an NHLPA representative “in an observer’s role,” according to Daly.

Under IIHF rules, players that are suspended in one tournament can have those suspensions carry over to other tournaments. Please recalled the knee-on-knee hit from Swedish defenseman Alex Edler on Canada’s Eric Staal, which resulted in a four-game suspension that bridged between the 2013 IIHF world championships and the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Would suspensions in the World Cup of Hockey carry over to other international tournaments?

“Absent extraordinary circumstances, discipline would be for the tournament only with no carryover,” said Daly, who added that “in extraordinary circumstances, each organization can treat as it sees fit.”

Wyshynski continues, explaining that the NHL's situation room will handle video review, and that a combination of NHL and IIHF referees will deal with penalties and coaches' challenges.

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Chet's avatar

i’m surprised at myself for how little i care about this tournament. it’s ill conceived, i think it’s going to be terrible, and i think the ratings will reflect that.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 09/08/16 at 09:10 AM ET

Will's avatar

I just hope the injuries are at a minimal… like zero, but i fear the worst. Once these guys step onto the ice and the puck drops, it will be on.

I dont like the timing of this event, but im sure as heck going to watch it.

Posted by Will from Toledo on 09/08/16 at 09:14 AM ET

Chet's avatar

as soon as i heard they were having Frankenteams, i checked out. who seriously cares who wins this thing?

most interesting to me is how the U23 team does, but i can read all about it.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 09/08/16 at 09:18 AM ET

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