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Old 04-20-2010, 09:42 AM
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Game 3 Vancouver at LA. 04/19/2010
This is ridiculous. The goal is at the 7 min mark of the video, but the review/replay starts at 8 min.
So please FAST FORWARD IT !!
The rule is that you cannot use a “DISTINCT KICKING MOTION”, to kick the puck into the net. If it deflects in, . . . then it counts.
So WHY was the goal disallowed?

Pro sports are NOT about what is right, . . . but about BIG MONEY. About expanding interest in the sport and thus revenues for the league.
The calls ALWAYS favor the big market team, especially for hockey in Southern California, where they ALWAYS hope to make more money by increasing the fan base/viewership/TV revenues in overpopulated S. Cal.
It is a sound business strategy, but I am nauseated by it.
(need an icon showing vomiting)

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Old 04-20-2010, 12:39 PM
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I've seen similar goals go both ways in the past - more often than not they are a goal and I would of liked to see this one be a goal as well

this is a gray area rule where it's hard to get that much consistency, which means this conversation is not going to end, the context will just change

i am not in the camp that believes you need to use your knee and put your foot on a hinge to have a kicking motion

i think you can sweep kick and use your leg as the pendulum - for example, look at any number of tripping plays where a guy swings a leg a little wide and kicks out a skate

i can see how this one would be difficult - you can argue that unlike many plays where a guy is established in area and the puck plays off them, that he was charging to the area and swung his leg wide in an effort to play the puck with his skate - i can see him kicking his leg out wide and swinging it towards the puck

if the puck was just sitting there inert in the crease and he did that same move you'd have to come up with some term for him getting the puck moving by bringing his blade into contact with it

however, i think it was close enough (as shown by the incredible amount of time taken on the replay) that it should of held up

i don't think it's some great conspiracy

i think it's just an uneven interpretation of a tough rule - one that I think fans of all teams can reference being stung by
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:31 AM
Location: Metro Washington DC
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There's no conspiracy. However, the NHL can do a better job at explaining some of the weird determinations they make. I can't understand some of the bone-headed decisions made by the refs, or by the situation room in Toronto, or by Colin Campbell. These inexplicable decisions fuel the conspiracy theories like the one in the OP.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:37 AM
Location: Toronto
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There was no kicking motion at all, so according to the rules it should have been a goal but.. whatever.
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