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Bylsma wants replay expanded to review goalie interference

Mar 30, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Dan Bylsma AP

Instant replay is always a big deal when its put to use during a game, but Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma would like to see its use expanded.

Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hears from Bylsma about how he would like to see it put to use in other instances around the net and not just to see if pucks crossed the goal line.

“I think the goalie interference call is way too difficult for the referees to judge in the game,” Bylsma said. “The timing of it, the location of it, whether he is pushed in (to the goalie) or not. I just think it’s way too hard for the ref to judge it.”

This angle isn’t anything new as this kind of added review was discussed at the recent GM meetings in Florida.

There have been a few instances recently in which goalie interference has gotten goals waved off and, as happens with these calls, there’s a fair amount of debate as to whether or not the call was warranted.

Offense is a good thing and goals help spur the game on. Having officials take them off the board because they believe they saw something is fine, but if it’s not actually there it’s something that should be able to be reviewed.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    I’m a Kings’ fan, and I was at Thursday’s game in Pittsburgh. I have to be honest. Watching the replay there, it was hard for me to see where goalie interference occurred on that play.

    I can’t say I’m sorry it was called; but, unlike other Kings’ fans at the game, I didn’t stand up and cheer when they waived off the goal.

    • upper90cheese - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      Yeah, ask Simon Gagne about how goals get reviewed in Pittsburgh.

      • killerpgh - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:03 PM

        That was F’ed up. Thankfully the Flyers won by a few goals or that would have been worse.

    • machosasquatcho - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      Yes, blomfeld. Everyone knows you’re a Kings fan, it’s just that nobody cares.

      • patthehockeyfan - Mar 30, 2014 at 1:06 PM

        Ah! I see our all-time favorite troll, sasquatcho, is on prison work-release this weekend.

        One of these days, you little eunuch, I’d like to see you actually comment on a story rather than just attack other commenters.

      • machosasquatcho - Mar 30, 2014 at 9:41 PM

        Oh no, blomfeld, I’m not attacking “other commenters”, I’m attacking you, let’s be specific here.

        And lol okay. You have 10 or so alternate accounts and you clutter this board up with all of them, but you imply my comments are less useful. Makes sense.

        Find employment, loser.

      • patthehockeyfan - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:02 AM

        Once again, Stupidsasquatcho, you’re wrong.

        Then again, this isn’t surprising considering that your IQ must be somewhere in the neighborhood of 62, and you have the reading comprehension of less than a toddler. (apologies to toddlers)

  2. 13datsyuk13 - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Blysma needs to worry more about how motivated his teams are.

    • pastabelly - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      Also should be worried about his job and a second round exit to the Flyers.

    • killerpgh - Mar 30, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Yeah, because we have never heard anyone mention questionable goaltender interference involving the Red Wings. Thats all everyone would complain about when Tomas Holmstrom was playing and how many phantom calls got good goals waived off just because he near the net.

      But hey if it makes you feel better about questioning Bylsma why not question Babcock. Byslsma has the Pens 1st in their division with the playoffs clinched with 464 man games lost. Babcock has the Red Wings fighting for a wild card spot with 366 man games lost. Both have had big name (and salary) players miss large amounts of time. Since the back to back SCF finals the 2 teams played each other both coaches only have 3 playoff series wins. Seems like Babcock gets a free pass but Bylsma has his job questioned nonstop.

      • henrik4dawin - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

        The difference is that Bylsma has the best player in the world (right now) two other guys (Malkin and Neal/Kunitz) that are always in the top of the goalscoring/points scoring leaderboards, a guy in goal who was supposed to be a stud ( or at least that’s what his contract says) a couple top tier defenders. While Babcock has arguably the best 2 way forward in the game, a really good player in Zetterberg, a couple good defenders, and an ok goalie on the back end and a lot of youth. Tell me that Babcock doesn’t have the harder job. If Crosby gets hurt, Malkin steps up. With Detroit who’s going to step up? Weiss? Legwand?. If Kunitz gets hurt its neal, or vice versa. Detroit if Z gets hurt who is it that’s stepping up, Nyquist? Tatar?
        Now I’m not an expert on either team, and I’m probably underestimating Detroit here, but in my opinion Bylsma has the easier job. Also, you have to remember that last year when Detroit was still in the west, they went to the second round and 7 games against the winners of the cup, while a stacked Pens roster (remember Iggy, Morrow, Murray, Jokininen,) was SWEPT agains the finalists. Tell me who did a better job with their roster in the past few years

      • killerpgh - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM

        MAF cap hit puts him 13th among goalies in the NHL this year. So MAF’s $5 million cap hit makes him need to be a stud goalie (according to his contract) but Howard’s who has a higher cap hit at about 5.3 is only OK. MAkes sense.

  3. 13datsyuk13 - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Ok, put both coaches on an international stage. How did that play out? Losing is one thing, not even showing up for games is another. Blysmas team lack heart and drive. Have you watched the Griffins play this year? Babs has a minor league team pushing for the playoffs. Take out malkin and crosby for months at a time and see how well Pitt does.
    As for Holmstrom, he was responsible for a lot more goals than the ones that were waived off. He’s also retired and doesn’t belong in the conversation anymore.

    • killerpgh - Mar 30, 2014 at 1:02 PM

      “Take out malkin and crosby for months at a time and see how well Pitt does.”

      I’m guessing you are new to hockey. 2010-11 Crosby and Malkin missed the 2nd have of the season. Crosby play 41 games and Malkin play 43 game. The Penguins finished the with 106 points. Good for 3rd most in the NHL that year,

  4. 13datsyuk13 - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    Howard is ok at best.

  5. tansolo1 - Mar 31, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    His goalie is one of the biggest cheater there is!!!
    hitting other players in the back of the legs and putting the stick in the back of their skates so they fall.

  6. chadhungwell - Mar 31, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    The rest of the league would like the Pens penchant to dive to draw penalties be reviewable as well.

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