Edmonton sports corner: NHL coach’s challenge just isn’t my thing
EDMONTON – This will be just a quick one. I’m just really feeling the need to express my opinion about the newly-implemented coach’s challenge in the NHL.
Are there people out there that actually like it? Please let me know if you do and why.
I absolutely hate it.
I know that it helped the Oilers against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 6. But it also hindered the Oilers against the Calgary Flames on Halloween.
I think it’s robbing the game of purity.
At the end of the day, it’s a game played by humans and officiated by humans and humans make mistakes.
Everything is now looked at in every sport. Hockey and baseball had that over football and it was a beautiful thing.
I’m no doubt a bit of a traditionalist, but I don’t think that we have to change the game to this extent to make it better.
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