Thread: Worst call ever?
02-19-2013, 04:13 PM #21
Because of things like this, I think coaches should be given one challenge per game so they could dispute a goal. If they use their callenge and the challenge is verified as correct, they keep their challenge to use again. If they are wrong, give the the team a delay of the game penalty. That way the challenges aren't used like candy because we all know how annoying it is for a game to be stopped for a goal to be reviewed.
02-19-2013, 06:35 PM #22
Except that the position of the puck is not at issue. If that was the issue, it would not be close. The issue is who put the puck into the Nashville end. If it was a Colorado player, then it's offside. If it was a Nashville player it's onside.
So where Duchene was when the puck crossed the line doesn't matter if the official thought the Nashville player put it into his own end. Anyone with an understanding of the offside rule knows this.Hidden Content
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02-19-2013, 10:48 PM #23
02-20-2013, 12:49 AM #24
The Referee is prevented from making any calls regarding off-sides and Icing. Unless something happens wherein the linesman is incapacitated and/or otherwise physically prevented from making the call, those two things are the sole pervue of the linesman, for better or for worse.
That said, while it is clearly offside, I can understand why the linesman made the call. Until I went and read it specifically because of this incident, I would have said that the fact that two Nashville players touching the puck between Parenteau and Duchene would have made the play on-side. After all, those Nashville players now become the primary reason the puck has entered the Nashville zone, etc.. etc.. Turns out it's one of those times where re-directing the puck doesn't constitute possession, therefore it was never a "pass," therefore it's offside.
Now, all that said... even with a little Buffalo bias there's really no question that the worst call ever was the Brett Hull No-Goal. This call might have swung momentum a little bit, but in the end it wasn't even the deciding goal in a regular season game, as opposed to an illegal goal being allowed to end a Stanley Cup Final series.Hidden Content
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02-20-2013, 05:22 AM #25
I can honestly say I had never seen that goal of the Jets player reaching around and legally placing the puck in the net with his hand ever before. My first reaction was just laughing and saying no way that could possibly count, was half expecting the Hanson brothers to come out and make sure the refs paid the price on that one.
But I do agree with the Hull goal being garbage. As soon as he scored it I told my girlfriend at the time that there is no way its over yet. And then seeing a replay I was million times more positive that it was more than obvious and everyone would feel like idiots when they had to get the game back up and running again. I was so dumbfounded at the time when they just kept going with it.
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