View Full Version : Rumor/Report: NHL Working on Crossbar, Blue-Line Cameras in Time for Playoffs

Phil in Absentia
03-08-2016, 03:57 PM
The NHL is reportedly planning to install cameras "inside the crossbar, looking down" and "along the blue line" in time for the postseason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman's latest "30 Thoughts" column.

"The plan is to install (blue-line cameras) in the 16 arenas that will host postseason games," Friedman writes. "On the penalty box side, they will be set along the surface. The players' bench is trickier, so the mount will be above the ice."

As for cameras inside goalposts, Friedman adds that the NHL "is not as bullish as it once was" about the idea. "Too much is obstructed."


03-08-2016, 04:04 PM
As long as it's consistent in all 16 arenas. That was one of the issues I had with the goal call in Washington last week. I get that it was a goal and it was shown clearly on the post goal cam. But that last we heard, those cameras weren't working properly and the NHL wasn't using them. So for some reason they were available for use in Washington? Were they available in other places? Also, why weren't the networks privy to this view?

There needs to be consistency across the board.

03-09-2016, 01:17 PM
There was a post camera in Washington and no one got to see it except the people in Toronto. THAT will be a huge issue come playoff time. All angles have to be available to everyone.

04-13-2016, 12:17 PM
anyone see or hear any updates on this?

04-13-2016, 03:12 PM
Actually stumbled upon this. Here you go:


04-13-2016, 03:44 PM
ahhh. very cool morph. ty