37522RE: [hockhist] Off ice official causes tie
- Dec 1, 2002And that is true again, in SOME buildings. I scout between 50-100 ECHL games
a year and have seen more times than not, NO such system there. I am close
freinds with one team's video replay coach and even they have NO access to
tapes DURING a game unless it is televised and this is in a newer facility.
Hell TV monitors were not even there in the press box until the facility was
three years old! In another rink, there are not only no such replay
facilities but even computer score updates are slow.
You CAN'T have review in one or two buildings where it is possible and none
in others. It creates a lack of balance.
Another thing that you have to try to understand is that to have this sort
of review you can't just have one camera angle or one camera. You'd need one
that could sunchronise with the clock and several ones to look at goals etc.
THAT runs into money. In an ECHL building you are lucky if you have two
camera views, none of which is rigged to the clock as is the case in the
NHL. Incidentally, the NHL had no such system until the 90's...they added
several cameras for review purposes.
It simply is not UNIVERSALLY practical in the ECHL or ANY AA league without
more additional systems. And incidents like this one are SO rare that it
would really not justify the effort. Plus if you made an effort for it you'd
have people clamoring for goal reviews etc. Again, this would entail getting
more involved. This would mean adding more time and expence to games which
are two major issues at AA---keeping the price down while maintaining margin
and doing your best to get people in and out of the building in hours
appropriate for families.
Having been involved working in the AA leagues since the first year of the
ECHL I can tell you any such effort to add replay is unlikely. Not
impossible but VERY doubtful.
From: JstHkyCin@... [mailto:JstHkyCin@...]
Sent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [hockhist] Off ice official causes tie
In a message dated 11/30/2002 3:08:49 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< And that is correct...all teams DO tape games. But there is no such
in the rule book and most AA teams have NO SUCH facilities. The AHL and IHL
are higher leagues with different budgets, different facilities and more
synergy with NHL clubs giving them access to more equiptment. At AA you are
talking NO VCR in the building many nights. Remember, cost is EVERYTHING at
AA. The less off ice officials the lower the cost and adding a monitor is
also a cost. Plus you have some antiquated buidlings that lack the space
wiring for such a set up in the box.
The bottom line is there is no provision for review because of the cost and
the real variance in facilities. Plus there is the time factor. You have a
kid on the camera maybe three floors up taping the game. Now you'd need
him/her to RUN the camera down to the box to take out the tape and flip it
into the machine. This si the level of most AA taping proceedures. THEN the
kid would have to get back to position to resume work after the review.
Trust me, most AA teams do things pretty bare boned. There are no 4 VCR's
there at that level! And a monitor, you plain old don't see them at less
>>I have also seen the same system at ECHL games this year. The last that I
remember is that this is AA hockey.
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