NEW YORK – The NHL’s general managers want a coaches’ challenge. They just don’t know what kind of plays they want the coaches to challenge yet.
“Could we use a coach's challenge in certain areas? I think that's probably almost unanimous,” said Don Maloney, general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes. “It's defining the areas and defining the criteria. That's when it gets muddy, and that's where we're at right now.”
If and when expanded video review arrives, expect it to be limited to “black-and-white” plays like questionable onside calls that lead to goals; pucks that fly over the glass for delay of game penalties; and pucks that hit the mesh netting in the attacking zones that go undetected by officials on plays that lead to goals.
“I think Commissioner Bettman says it best: You want certainty, you want black-and-white where we can say, 'This is it' and 'This is not it.' Goals going over the line, that's certainty, black-and-white,” said Maloney. “When you start talking about goalieRead More »from NHL general managers still trying to define coaches’ challenge