NHL's new rule has turned coach's challenge into blackjack

NHL's new rule has turned coach's challenge into blackjack

What was once an effort two years ago by the NHL to maintain some league-wide integrity through the utilization of video replay to correct potentially incorrect calls has now extended well beyond that. It was only a matter of time before a coach would be burned by an incorrect challenge. When asked during the preseason about the NHL's new rule, 78.7(b), where a minor penalty would be assessed for an unsuccessful challenge, Flyers coach Dave Hakstol agreed the league was discouraging coaches from utilizing the challenge option.

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