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NHL Goal Review and The Questionable Jack Skille Goal


Since the advent of Video Review there have been numerous examples of calls gone wrong, whether as a result of the foot in the crease rule or local broadcast teams delaying from showing certain angles until too late.

Even this year, there have been goals that have been called wrong the NHL rules a situation room blog where they comment on relevant situations. http://www.nhl.com/ice/blog.htm?id=2165.

Some goals happen so fast they look like good goals, Toronto (Situation Room) doesn't take a close look because it looks good. The teams don't realize either, and play continues. This happened against Columbus Blue Jackets yesterday when Jack Skille apparently had scored on a delayed penalty, it was such a fast shot that appeared to go in to everyone in the building and no apparent need for a review - however the puck never went in, the determining angle actually came from the Columbus broadcast team view. You can watch the video on NHL Game Centre Live if you have it. I have some screenshots to show what I am on about, which will be at the bottom.

In this game this goal didn't matter, and was more or less an indictment of how bad the Oilers played.

However, in close games especially in the playoffs (so not involving the Oilers) missed plays like this can cost teams games.

How can the NHL improve their accuracy & get decisions right, but not slow the game too much?

Is this an NHL problem, or a team's problem, should the team be primarily responsible for monitoring the reviews in the pressbox?

I personally think teams need to be more on the ball with these things, and should be looking at every goal from every angle they can. With the average goal costing a team $250K to score, it is surely worth the team employing someone for $60-70K per year to take a close look at every goal whether close or not to alert the coaching staff to get a review and save a goal. If such a person saved just 1 goal in a season he is worth his/her relative salary. If they saved 2 goals, well that is just huge.

This is the goal what is your opinion - Good Goal or Not?

These first screenshot show the shot hitting the crossbar and going straight down.

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These last two show where the puck landed, and note it never completely crossed the redline.

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The Puck is behind Bryzgalov in the blue paint.

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Here is a different angle at the same time, as you can see the puck is clearly in the blue paint.

From my perspective it was not a goal. It could have mattered in the end it didn't.

EDIT:

The Video of this... CBJ vs EDM

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