Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning coach, skeptical about NHL video review system

Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning coach, skeptical about NHL video review system

TAMPA — Jon Cooper from the Tampa Bay Lightning Isn't certain if coaches should challenge NHL's goals under the video review system.

“I am a believer, and I don’t even know if I’m in the majority on this — but it is in my hands. Cooper stated that if it's either side or offside, he doesn't understand why he has to make such a decision when the stakes can be so high. 6-2 win In Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final, the Stanley Cup Final cut the Colorado AvalancheThe series of's leads to 2-1.

The Lightning challenged a Colorado winger's first-period goal on Monday night. Valeri Nichushkin. After video replays revealed that Avalanche defenseman was involved, the decision was reversed. Bowen Byram Moved the puck out of the attacking area and back over the blue line to cause it to be offside.

The Lightning bench didn’t signal for a coach’s challenge immediately, and there were significant delays as they watched from different angles.

Jared Bednar, Colorado coach, stated that the length was almost three times what they normally get.

Avalanche winger Mikko Rantanen It was “kind of difficult” for the delay to occur after the goal.

“I don’t believe the…” [linesman] If nobody is around, you can drop the puck. Rantanen stated that although he might be able to, it hasn't happened before. “They did a great job waiting, waiting, and making sure that it was on the right side. They are very proud.

After the game, Cooper was as frustrated as his opponent.

“Here's the issue. And I've said this before. We're subject to the replays we receive. “So, somebody could unplug some up top. We cannot have any replays and someone might miss something that is a white and black call,” he stated.

Cooper answered a question about why the Lightning bench took so much time to resolve a challenge. He also noted the length of time it took for the officials on the ice to finally call the goal to be overturned.

“That's how close they came. “I don't know how many angles were looked at, but it must have taken a lot of time for it to take so long,” he stated. “At just the end an angle appeared. It was an angle in the end zone and I don’t know from where it came. It was white, but the guys in the room couldn't tell. [ice] Or if it was a little grainy. “I said, “Well, let's just go with the white.”

If the Lightning had lost their challenge, the Avalanche would be leading 1-0. Their powerful power play would also have been allowed to extend their lead.

Cooper stated that he understood why the video review rules were put in place. Cooper stated that the current system allows for problems with the video feed and glitches on the screen to be problematic.

“You are under a time limit. He said that it can be difficult. “We were able to do it tonight. Everyone wants to make the right call, and everyone was successful. However, it can be nerve-wracking. Sometimes I wished that we wouldn't have had to make that call. But it worked.”

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