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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at [email protected] Cheap Soccer Jerseys China .ca. Hey Kerry, Undoubtedly you will receive a lot of emails regarding this game. I have a question regarding the position of the linesman on the missed offside call that led to the Avs tying the game late in the third period against the Wild on Friday.  Why is the linesman positioned outside the blue line? Shouldnt he be inside the line so that his body or skates arent inadvertently the cause of an offside for the attacking team? If he were in position inside the line, he surely wouldnt have to lean away from the line as he does in the photograph all over the media. I would like to know your thoughts. Thanks. DJ Waldron DJ, I want to establish first and foremost that Pierre Racicot is universally accepted as one of the top linesman in the NHL. Racicots high level of skill and competency has been recognized with seven consecutive selections to work the Stanley Cup Final. I worked many games with Pierre and can tell you firsthand that he has earned much deserved respect from players and coaches throughout the League. No matter how good a player or official is, mistakes are sometimes made. The great officials minimize their mistakes and Racicot clearly falls into that category. This is one of the very few times that this linesman got the call wrong. Let me explain why that happened. As you point out DJ, linesman Racicots initial decision to set up outside the blue line created an obstructed view of the inside edge of the line once Nathan MacKinnon carried the puck a mere couple of feet in front of the linesman. From this less than perfect position, and with Paul Stastny in full stride and about to cross the line to the right of MacKinnon, Racicot made the quick, but unfortunate, decision to alter his upper body posture away from the line. This move, made in a millisecond of time, was initiated by the linesman in an effort to gain an angle that might allow him to see both the puck and Stastny crossing the inside edge of the blue line. What this new angle created for the linesman, however, was a sightline toward the middle of the ice that became obstructed by the body of MacKinnon. Offside resulted in the blink of an eye as Stastnys lead skate (and with his back skate in the air not in contact with the line or outside the attacking zone) crossed inches ahead of the puck and resulted in a rare missed call by Racicot. I had the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented linesmen during the course of my career; Pierre Racicot included. As I was writing this column I spoke with HHOF member and former colleague Ray Scapinello to provide us with some technical insight on a play of this nature. Scamp said that he learned from fellow Hall-of-Fame members John DAmico and Matt Pavelich that, as a rule of thumb, it was imperative for the linesman to be set inside the blue line prior to players and the puck crossing the line. Im sure it might have happened through unavoidable circumstance but I cant ever remember Scapinello making a decision on an off-side from the neutral zone. On the contrary, I have vivid memories of Scamp positioned inside the zone, down on one knee and looking along the inside edge of the blue line to render his accurate decision on a close call. Once the play was deemed on-side, the little fellow jumped up and quickly moved his skates outside the blue line to avoid being hit with the puck and preventing it from exiting the zone. Ray stressed the importance of the linesmen seeing the attack develop, moving quickly to set up inside the blue line and waiting to make the call as the puck and players cross the line. Scamp said this, especially with the red line no longer in play for the off-side pass rule and the linesmen must be dialed in for potential stretch passes. When set up inside the blue line, Ray said it didnt matter if all five attacking players crossed the line at the same time because his view would not be obstructed. The rare missed offside call by Racicot was an anomaly for this highly skilled professional linesman. He will learn from this experience and gain an unobstructed sightline from a position inside the blue line whenever possible. If, in the future, there is a need to alter his upper body posture/sightline along the line, my guess is Pierre will lean toward the inside edge instead of away from it. This play not only demonstrates the speed of the game but also that human error can and will occur, no matter good the player or official is. This play aside, the NHL Officiating Department could certainly use Hockey Hall of Fame legendary linesman Ray Scapinello to lead and coach the current crop of NHL linesmen, no matter how proficient they might be. Scamp learned from the very best in his day; the present group of linesman should be afforded the same privilege. Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Authentic . Hollis-Jefferson went 5-for-6 from the field and added six rebounds, while Stanley Jefferson contributed 14 points for the Wildcats, who used their trademark tough defense to dominate the games final 24 minutes and advance to Tuesdays winners bracket matchup with Kansas State. Custom Soccer Jerseys . The (14-15-5) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 33 points.  They trail sixth place Nashville and fifth place Dallas by two points. https://www.fakesoccerjerseys.com/ .m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE — Packers by 3RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 7-4, Green Bay 5-5-1SERIES RECORD — Tied 5-5.MILWAUKEE - In a hallway at the Bradley Center after another win for the Milwaukee Bucks, smiling team owner Marc Lasry gave coach Jason Kidd a hug.The new era for the rebuilding franchise is off to a pretty good start.Ersan Ilyasova had 20 points, and Milwaukee climbed above .500 for the first time in more than a year by fending off the New York Knicks for a 117-113 victory Tuesday night.Zaza Pachulia added season highs of 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who improved to 6-5 on the season after nearly blowing a 26-point lead. It was the first time the team had a winning record since March 20, 2013, when it was 34-33.As long as were consistent, it doesnt matter how we start, but its more how we finish, rookie forward Jabari Parker said. Thats what we need to keep trying to do.Parker, who finished with 12 points, is one of the 19-year-old cornerstones of the future, along with 6-foot-11 forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. He had 13 points, and the balanced Bucks had seven players score in double figures.After giving up a big lead in a season-opening loss at Charlotte, Kidd can point to this game as a valuable lesson for the future.I thought tonight we kind of used that as a stepping stone to finish off the game against a veteran ballclub that put themselves in position to win, Kidd said.New York closed to 115-113 with 7.9 seconds left on a dunk off a baseline move by Carmelo Anthony.Jerryd Bayless responded with two free throws for Milwaukee. He went 5 for 6 at the line in the final 26 seconds.A desperation 3 at the buzzer by Tim Hardaway Jr. glanced off harmlessly off the rim. Anthony finished with 26 points, while Hardaway Jr. had 24.The neck-and-neck final few minutes were unexpected after the Bucks led by double digits for most of the first three quarters.After shooting 60 per cent in the first half, the Bucks went cold from the field down the stretch. Bayless jumper with 6:32 to go was Milwaukees only field goal untiil Ilyasova pump-faked Anthony to hit a 16-footer with 33. Stitched Soccer Jerseys. 1 seconds remaining for a 112-106 lead.The Bucks outrebounded the Knicks 44-28, even with Pachulia replacing starting centre Larry Sanders (bruised thigh) at the last minute.They wanted it at times a little bit more than we did, Knicks coach Derek Fisher said. It wasnt until the third quarter really started to get out of hand that we started to put the right mindset into playing with a sense of urgency.___TIP-INSKnicks: Iman Shumpert returned to the starting lineup after missing a game with a hip contusion. He scored 21 in 36 minutes after Fisher said before the game that his shooting guard did not have a time restriction. ... Fisher said he kept G J.R. Smith in the starting lineup for another ball-handler against the Bucks, who were fourth in the league in defence in allowing 92.6 points per game.Bucks: Kidd brushed off a couple questions about the Bucks game on Wednesday against his former employer, the Brooklyn Nets. Kidd departed Brooklyn after one season in a messy split before being hired by the Bucks in June.UP NEXT:Knicks: At Minnesota on Wednesday.Bucks: At the Nets on Wednesday.MELO OUTAnthony returned to the locker room for a couple minutes in the second quarter to get his left knee re-taped. Anthony said he aggravated his already sore knee after hitting the floor while scrambling for a loose ball.Ive had some tests. I really dont know exactly whats going on with it — I mean, I know whats going on with it, Anthony said. But like I said, for me its just a matter of just not kind of thinking about and playing through it.BIG BENCHThe Bucks reserves had another big night with 51 points. Ilyasova shot 8 of 10 in 20 minutes, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range.For him to make a big shot down the stretch for us shows that everybody trusts one another, Kidd said. He stepped up for us.__Follow Genaro Armas at http://twitter.com/GArmasAP ' ' '
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