At some point since its inception, the NHL’s coach’s challenge for goals scored on potentially offside plays went from a good intentioned rule to a tedious, counterproductive parsing of pixels on a video review screen. “The players don’t like it, like the fans and media,” said NHL executive vice president Colin Campbell on Thursday, at the League’s general manager meeting in Chicago. The NHL has decided to correct the correction.
Yes, the Washington Capitals boast a workhorse star in Braden Holtby, but as they hope to remain elite through a challenging summer, having a strong backup like Philipp Grubauer could be crucial. The good news is that former Capitals GM George McPhee reportedly is not picking Grubauer, instead opting to select intriguing defenseman Nate Schmidt. Multiple outlets report that Schmidt is bound for the Vegas Golden Knights, from TSN’s Pierre LeBrun to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan.
The NHL on Thursday released its 2017-18 schedule and as reported Wednesday, the Flyers open the season in San Jose on Oct. 4 as part of a four-game road trip that includes games in Los Angeles, Anaheim and concludes in Nashville on Oct. 10. The Flyers will host the Islanders on Black Friday. Flyers fans will have to wait a while for their first taste of the Vegas Golden Knights.