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25 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Yeah, it would do a lot for goal-line and offside calls.

 

Oh, and a hearty LOL at Gary Bettman, the guy whose league has bungled one television contract after another when he wasn't taking the league off television altogether with lockouts, being inducted into a broadcasting hall of fame.

With the available technology we have today, there's really no reason why there shouldn't be sensors in the puck and along each line, with lights that illuminate when the puck crosses each line.  It could eliminate any gray area when it comes to goals, icings, and offside calls.

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Didn't they try sensors or chips in the pucks, but couldn't create a puck strong enough that it wouldn't split in half every time it was shot/hit something?

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50 minutes ago, Still MIGHTY said:

Didn't they try sensors or chips in the pucks, but couldn't create a puck strong enough that it wouldn't split in half every time it was shot/hit something?

The Fox Trax pucks had it, and I don't remember them being blown apart all the time. That could just be an effect of not having every single thing in the world on the Internet back then, though.

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If I recall, the issue with the FoxTrax pucks was that they never froze quite right and were taking funny bounces as a result. Of course, nowadays, everyone's ice is such crap that even normal pucks are bouncing all over the place, so maybe no one cares now.

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On 10/20/2017 at 8:49 AM, the admiral said:

If I recall, the issue with the FoxTrax pucks was that they never froze quite right and were taking funny bounces as a result. Of course, nowadays, everyone's ice is such crap that even normal pucks are bouncing all over the place, so maybe no one cares now.

 

The problem was that they couldn't be frozen at all.  The pucks were cut in half, the tracker inserted and then glued back together.  I don't ever recall one splitting apart during play.  With the advancements since the 90s, if they can somehow develop one that can stand being frozen, there is no reason why the NHL can't adapt Premier League goal line technology for hockey.  And instead of the system signalling the ref of a goal, have it directly turn on the goal light. 

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Lately I've been seeing this ad just about everywhere.

 

Good to see them making an effort to reach out and market themselves to their far away non-fans who have no plans to visit Vegas.

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It's because you've been visiting porn sites.

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36 minutes ago, Sodboy13 said:

It's because you've been visiting porn sites.

Hmmm... maybe that explains the TV commercial for UCLA women's gymnastics season tickets I saw today... in Buffalo.

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In another instance of "We can say anything as long as we say it in French," Mario Tremblay is telling anyone who'll listen that he thinks Alex Galchenyuk has been in drug rehab twice. Move the Habs to Seattle.

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2 hours ago, Sodboy13 said:

In another instance of "We can say anything as long as we say it in French," Mario Tremblay is telling anyone who'll listen that he thinks Alex Galchenyuk has been in drug rehab twice. Move the Habs to Seattle.

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It's been too long since this league had direct involvement in a Ponzi scheme. NHL Goaltending Supervisor Kay Whitmore, come on down!

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Well, it looks like Vegas' goalie train finally ran out of track.

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Why isn't the NHL brain trust doing everything in within its power to get every Edmonton vs Pittsburgh game as a national broadcast?

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4 hours ago, charger77 said:

Why isn't the NHL brain trust doing everything in within its power to get every Edmonton vs Pittsburgh game as a national broadcast?

I don't think they have any control over which games are broadcast. As I understand it, NBC has unilateral decision-making power.

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15 hours ago, charger77 said:

Why isn't the NHL brain trust doing everything in within its power to get every Edmonton vs Pittsburgh game as a national broadcast?

 

You're presuming that the NHL wants Edmonton on national broadcasts any more than NBC does.

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9 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

You're presuming that the NHL wants Edmonton on national broadcasts any more than NBC does.

 

I'd assume that it would be mutually beneficial to the NHL and NBC to get McDavid as much American exposure as possible, especially against Crosby.

 

This is kind of Magic v. Bird moment for the NHL not seen since Gretzky/Lemeiux... #OITGDNHL?

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17 minutes ago, McCarthy said:

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late arriving crowd in Sunrise last night. 

They will more than likely be the next ones to move

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3 hours ago, charger77 said:

 

I'd assume that it would be mutually beneficial to the NHL and NBC to get McDavid as much American exposure as possible, especially against Crosby.

 

This is kind of Magic v. Bird moment for the NHL not seen since Gretzky/Lemeiux... #OITGDNHL?

Nah, not really. The NHL has essentially given up on marketing players over teams. Remember that when they tried to push that really hard with Crosby and Ovechkin, everyone got really mad at them and said it wasn't working (it really wasn't) and that not only was it antithetical to the game of hockey, it wasn't done well because one or both of the guys was always hurt. At best, they're happy to supersaturate Canada with McDavid/Oilers coverage and give the American exposure to proven stateside draws (Blackhawks, Penguins, Sabres, Red Wings, Flyers, the Rangers but not really but don't tell them). At worst, they want to keep the Oilers in a state of benign neglect so that when everyone starts fretting over the US TV deal coming up for bids, perhaps some owners can nudge the Oilers into trading McDavid to, oh, let's say the L.A. Kings.

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