Day: January 16, 2014

MLB Manager’s Challenge Coming in 2014

As the idea for a Coach’s Challenge in the NHL starts to pick up steam, another major professional league is jumping on board.  Major League Baseball announced today that they’ll be implementing a Manager’s Challenge for the upcoming season.  The MLB Players Association, umpires union, and team owners all agreed on the change earlier today at the annual owners’ meetings in Arizona. From MLB: Managers will have at least one challenge to use. If any portion of a challenged play is overturned, then the manager who challenged the play will retain the ability to challenge one more play during...

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No Suspension for Weise’s Slewfoot on Doughty

The league has opted not to pursue supplemental discipline for the Vancouver Canucks’ Dale Weise on a questionable hit on the Kings’ Drew Doughty. The teams met on Monday night in Los Angeles for their fourth matchup of the season – the Kings had won the previous three.  The game was chippy from the start.  Dustin Brown and Ryan Kessler dropped the gloves off the opening faceoff. Two minutes later, Vancouver forward Tom Sestito went after Jordan Nolan, racking up his now-legendary 27 minutes of penalties in just one second of ice time.  (Fun Fact: That works out to...

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Tonight’s Officials – 1/16/14

Detroit Red Wings at New York Rangers – 7:00pm Referees: Kevin Pollock #33 42 games officiated 3.3 minor penalties per game 10.3 total PIM per game Favors home team (47.8% minors called vs. home) Justin St. Pierre #12 41 games officiated 3.6 minor penalties per game 9.7 total PIM per game Favors home team (45.6% minors called vs. home) Linesmen : Steve Miller #89, Derek Nansen #70 Nashville Predators at Philadelphia Flyers – 7:00pm Referees: Gord Dwyer (#19) 42 games officiated 4.1 minor penalties per game 12.9 total PIM per game Calls even home/road (49.1% minors called vs. home)...

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