NHL 2017 - 2018

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Got to say really not liking not being able to use the timeout after an icing, it removes one of the primary uses of the timeout in the game.

    Not liking a minor penalty being assessed if an offside challenge is lost either. Absolutely ridiculous.

    It does seem like despite the rule update they have relaxed on calling the faceoff stuff already though.
     
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    I can see the frustration with this, but I believe it is worthwhile and I am not bothered by it :shrug:

    I'm all for this. Coaches will only go for it when it is more obvious and not as a "hail mary" to reverse a goal. Lets PLEASE not become like the NFL with video review.
     
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    I don't recall a lot of reviews being requested that weren't at least questionable on the offsides last season... several interference calls but not really many offsides. Video review is really seeming like the league doesn't actually want it so they're going to make it as difficult to use as possible.

    I'm also really curious to see how the refereeing goes... things are slanted to have a lot more power plays in the game but watching the last Pens preseason game and part of the first Golden Knights home preseason game it seems like they are already really dropping off on calling stuff.
     
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    To me the spirit of the offsides challenge is to eliminate the 5' offsides calls that are missed (ala Danny Briere against the Pens in the playoffs several years ago.)

    But it has now got to the point where is it taking 5 minutes to review if a player lifted his foot .002 seconds before the puck crosses the line.

    I think this allows the coach to still challenge a blatant offside call but not risk the penalty on a goal that really should count.
     
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    The off sides challenge needs to be changed drastically. If it's a missed offsides and they score on the initial rush, that should be able to be challenged, but if they start cycling, and it takes them a minute to score after the missed offsides, hell no.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    That actually makes sense, but then you get into having to start timing play time from zone entry :lol:

    At the end of the day a big part of the problem is there is zero accountability for the referees, and no review of their performance, and no consistency. Players shouldn't have to spend the first period of a game figuring out what is going to be called and what will be let go for each pair of refs :2c:

    Until they work around that most of the other issues aren't going to change.
     
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    Tim Peel is the best proof of this that we have :lol:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Well the Pens completely blew their last pre-season game in front of an arena full of kids :lol:

    Hopefully the season opener goes a bit better...
     
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    The Pens finally traded Derrick Pouliot. I never cared for that kid.
     
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    They would have done better to sign him to a two way deal and send him down... he was a hell of a lot better than the bag of pucks they traded him for as he was solid in the AHL last year. Definitely not what you expect from a high first round draft choice though.
     
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    Yeah that seems nuts :lol:
     
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    Yeah the kid has a huge upside but that is a crazy contract if he slumps or doesn't live up to his potential.
     
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    GAME DAY

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    Wow, $10 million per year for Eichel?
     
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    Wow Eichel's agent apparently told the AP Eichel took LESS MONEY to give the Sabres flexibility under the cap...
     
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    That is nuts! I like Eichel, but $10 million is crazy and to think he could have got more.
     
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    Sorry Pens fans, but my only criterion for this to be a satisfying season is for them to NOT win another Cup.
     
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