John Tortorella is questioning the need for the coach’s challenge. The Columbus Blue Jackets Head Coach (that title by default gives you basically zero credibility) actually may have a point.
What he’s saying is what’s the point of having a review if you still get it wrong?
The conversation stems from a goal against Boston Monday night. Bruin forward Loui Eriksson had his foot well inside the crease when the puck entered the net, and Torts challenged that his skate affected Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo’s ability to make the save. I agree with him.
Korpisalo was well inside the crease,
and Eriksson didn’t have position established at all. He stuck his foot out, preventing Korpisalo from extending his leg to stop the puck. As insult to injury, Eriksson was actually credited with the goal as the puck went of his leg before going in.
I find it hard to believe that they missed this on a slow motion replay. There’s no need for a penalty here. Just take the goal away and move on.
Read my thoughts on eliminating the coach’s challenge Here.