January 20th, 2014, 09:27 PM #1
Kerry Fraser: Missed call on Wings goal screams for replay review (TSN.ca)
Hi Kerry, I've been a huge fan of you and your hair for as long as I can remember. Loved your book and the insights you give in your columns.
In regards to the disputed goal by the Red Wings during their game versus the Kings on Saturday, can you provide some insight as to how the on ice officials made their determination?
From what I've read, there seems to be two different thoughts on why a goal was allowed with a puck that was clearly out of play.
One, none of the on ice officials saw the puck clearly hit the safety netting so the call on the ice stands, a goal.
Two, on ice official(s) did see the puck hit the safety net, but as none of them blew the play dead (or intended to), the play was still active and whether or not they saw it hit the net is irrelevant. The call on the ice stands as the play was active and can't be overruled.
Both reasons center around the fact that no video review was allowed so the call on the ice had to stand. In an age where basic things like boundary violations can easily be determined with video review, when is the NHL going to change things to expand video review for goals?
Thanks for your great work and insights.
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