NHL Considering Cameras In Posts?
From TSNs Darren Dreger:
NHL Hockey Operations is expected to meet with a group in the near future that has designed a camera system that can be installed in the posts of the nets. This system may provide a more clear view of the goal line and by design may assist the league in determining conclusively whether or not the puck crosses the line.
This meeting was planned well before Tuesday nights game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators where midway through the third period, it appeared Ottawas Kyle Turris had given his team a 3-2 edge. Turris shot ricocheted off both of Nicklas Grossmanns skates and from the camera angles provided, it seemingly crossed the goal line.
Veteran referee Paul Devorski immediately waved off the goal and a lengthy video review was unable to warrant overturning the call on the ice.
Would a camera system in the posts help? It might, occasionally. Though we cant imagine it would be cheap to install. And were sure there would still be controversial plays that lack conclusive video evidence. But hey, the fewer of those the better.