Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/27/11
Coming out of the NHL Research and Development Camp last summer, there were going to be tough sells and easy sells as far as modifications to the game. The Brian Burke Bearhug rule and 3-on-3 overtime? Tough sells. Putting a thin line on the ice that could measure, definitively, if the entire puck had crossed the line via video review? Easy sell, and something the NHL Board of Governors approved last month for this season. So … what the hell happened to the goal verification line? According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, it hasn't been installed across the League, as NHL hockey operations fiddles with protractors and graphing calculators to figure out where to put the thing: It appears the hockey operations group still can't agree on the width between the red goal line and the green verification line. The width of a puck is three inches. Therefore, logic would require the gap between the lines to be just over that three inches. However, the new cameras installed in the back of the n...
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