If its a clean hit, I have a problem with dirty revenge
When is the NHL going to start allowing referees to use instant replay for more then just whether or not a goal was scored?I think that day is coming, I think replay will be used (beyond goals) in a limited way.
Last night a Sharks player legally hits a player on Chicago but gets a 5 minute major for a legal hit. Instead of the Sharks going on a 4 minute PP after Keith loses his mind on him it's 4 on 4 with and then a Hawks PP.Some of the issue here could be fixed by changing the way the rule is written. We see far more of those calls missed than blown incorrectly imo. I'm hesistant to do much in the way of changing that call until the officials have a couple more seasons getting used to how they will call it in the future.
If the refs could use instant replay before ejecting players the game would be better offI agree, as long as many of the rules are changed so that the punishment of the penalty can be applied based on what is seen on a replay. Some rules have automatic penalty minutes or misconducts, those would have to be revisited I think.
What I'd like to see is some suspensions for players who instigate a fight after a hit like Keith did yesterday and too many NHL players to count do on a consistent basis. I'm sick of games being delayed after almost every hard hit in the league. It wouldn't bug me nearly as much if the fights were only after bad hits, but they aren't. The useless attacking and scrums and fights are after almost every big hit, even legal ones. Getting really, REALLY SICK OF THAT CRAP !!!!!I would love fines after instigating penalties when it turned out that a legal play took place. It's really annoying. Some teams also create momentum from legal hits and they're forced to lose it because of the ridiculous stuff, either change the rules about hitting or implement harsher rules about instigation, this inbetween phase we're seeing....squish, just like grape.
Some teams also create momentum from legal hits and they're forced to lose it because of the ridiculous stuff, either change the rules about hitting or implement harsher rules about instigation, this inbetween phase we're seeing....squish, just like grape.Even worse then just losing the momentum is after a player who makes a legal hit gets his ass kicked in a fight ( especially on the road) momentum completely shifts in the other team's favor. It's just stupid.