Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Keeping time

The inventor of a wireless timing system believes a game-time controversy on the weekend may move the National Hockey League toward adopting his technology next season.

Mike Costabile says his Precision Time System, used for seven seasons in the National Basketball Association, could have prevented confusion in Saturday's New Jersey-Ottawa game over a Devils goal late in the first period.
Honestly, I have no clue why the NHL isn't already using this system.

11 Comments:

At 7:07 PM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Baroque said...

They probably aren't using it because it's new and different, and the OWGs in charge of the NHL don't like new and different unless it also promises to be profitable.

 
At 7:28 PM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Lyle Richardson said...

According to Don Cherry in last night's Coach's Corner, the NHL is going to that system next season.

 
At 9:09 PM, May 01, 2007, Blogger Michael said...

Would this system also include light up goal posts like the NBA backboard frame that lights up at timeclock's expiration?

 
At 10:10 PM, May 01, 2007, Blogger sager said...

Lou Lamoriello has co-signing authority on the chequing account the NHL would have used to pay for this.

 
At 11:58 PM, May 01, 2007, Blogger Shane Giroux said...

Sweet. Now they just need to upgrade the replay system and add in some RFID technology so they don't need a camera to know if the puck went in.

 
At 2:35 AM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet the NHL has money to design space-age uniforms that shed 13.4% more moisture and reduce wind resistance by 17.6%. Glad the league has its priorities straight.

 
At 10:50 AM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NHL never does a thing about anything until they are embarassed into it. They have no foresight and are always reactionary. They are the innovators that are never first.

 
At 10:51 AM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Yet the NHL has money to design space-age uniforms that shed 13.4% more moisture and reduce wind resistance by 17.6%. Glad the league has its priorities straight." - but they can charge $424 for the innovation.

 
At 1:44 PM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous SabreMark said...

Was there really any controversy on this goal? Has there ever been a controversy? This is a solution in search of a problem.

If anything, they need to invest in higher speed cameras on the nets. There was a gap the size of a manhole cover in the frame by frame in the Sabres goal that was disallowed.

 
At 3:41 PM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No controversy? Not following Ottawa vs NJ then and the complaints by Murray about Brylin's 0.2 second goal. Its not only the Sabre series hat has been marred by questionable goals.

 
At 4:28 PM, May 02, 2007, Anonymous SabreMark said...

Well, everyone knows that Murray is a whiner's whiner, and everyone can also see from a cursery review of the replay that the right call was made. It took about .18 seconds to figure it out.

 

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