The Montreal Canadiens are giving Dale Weise a golden opportunity on a line with Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec, and he nearly made it pay off with a goal against the New York Rangers tonight.
Actually, many would probably say that Weise did score a goal, only the review process failed him and the Canadiens.
Judge for yourself via the replay below:
Here’s an explanation via the NHL’s Situation Room Blog:
At 18:38 of the first period in the Montreal Canadiens/New York Rangers game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine Dale Weise’s shot at 18:02. Video review was inconclusive in determining whether the puck completely crossed the goal line. Therefore the referee’s call on the ice stands – no goal Montreal.
This freeze frame certainly makes it seem like a close call:
However the Habs might feel, the game is still 0-0 as we speak.
It was odd enough for New Jersey Devils fans to see Martin Brodeur in a St. Louis Blues uniform, but to stay with the organization as assistant general manager? More than a few brows must have furrowed in the Garden State.
For those wondering, the just-retired Brodeur was offered a “substantial” job with the Devils, yet the Blues’ offer won out because it allows him to keep a more hands-on role with players. Here’s the full explanation from NJ Advance Media:
1. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello came up with a job offer that Brodeur called “substantial” but it was away from the actual team and his new position as assistant to Blues GM Doug Armstrong allows him to stay close to the players. The Devils’ offer was not to be assistant GM.
One imagines having a title like assistant GM doesn’t hurt either, mind you. (To emphasize the position being legit, that article notes that Brodeur is now in John Davidson’s old office. Quite a legacy of goalies-turned-suits there, huh?)
Along with saying goodbye with a smile on his face, Brodeur also took to social media to say thank you to his many fans.
NBCSN kicks off what should be an entertaining double-header of games as the New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens. You can watch the game on NBCSN and also stream it online via the NBC Sports’ Live Extra.
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