As the NHL discusses the role of video replay in determining offside and goaltender interference calls, the Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe asked the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye to weigh in on playing in a league where there is no video review:
In two games over a span of five days, the Walleye were involved in controversial situations that could have easily been rectified if video replay had been available. Both occurred when the goal judge turned the red light on when he believed a goal had been scored, but play continued anyway. In one case, Toledo was awarded the goal. In the other, they were not. Again both decisions were based on real-time situations.
Walleye coach Dan Watson did not mince words when he took to Twitter to express his disappointment.
“Video Replay is a must in 2018,” Watson wrote in a post a day after his team was affected by a questionable non-goal call that may have cost Toledo a point. “Plays are happening too fast with one ref on the ice. Help these guys make the right calls. Some will go against you, some will go for you. At the end of the day, the right call should be made.”