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One Man's Opinion

11/19/2022 at 11:02pm EST

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- New rule time regarding the hated offside video review:

A team gains the offensive zone on an entry that will be subject to a coach’s challenge for offside, but proceeds in real time without a whistle. The defensive team gains control of the puck, but is unable to clear. An exchange or two of possession ensues before the offensive team scores a goal around 45 seconds after the initial entry.

Under current rules, the scored-upon team issues a challenge after taking whatever time is allotted by the officiating crew. Three minutes later, offside is confirmed. The goal is taken off the board, those 45 seconds are expunged and added to the game clock even as those in attendance have wasted about five minutes they will never get back.

New rule: The NHL should institute the delayed-penalty approach to continuation plays on offside challenges. Once the defending team gets possession of the puck, the opportunity for a review would end and everyone in the rink would be better off for it.

- Just when I was thinking that the Bruins had completely missed it with their reverse retro design by not going back to their football-styled numbered sweater popularized by Milt Schmidt and his ilk, along come the Blues with what seems to have been a Team Sweden-inspired yellowish and blue uniform that is as aesthetically pleasing an outfit as has been introduced in years.

Those all-green Minnesota North Wild outfits are not too shabby, either.

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Chet

A better rule would be get RFID pucks that work and never let this dumb stuff happen again. They have them in poker cards and chips! Put those officials in eye in the sky roles and slowly phase on ice officiating out. You could get rid of one pretty fast. That’s just HDTV. I know it’s delicate labor wise. Not denying that.

A less better rule would be to allow defending teams something like 30 seconds to challenge offside—goal or not, and if the defending team controls the puck at all, they waive. 

Most in-zone possessions don’t last anywhere near that long, I’d think. It’s the rushes you have to look at. Isn’t this a $5-6 billion league? Make sure these teams’ video guys are taken care of, get better cameras and heck why not a drone, and problem solved.



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