New puck visualization system?

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  1. Petey21

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    No more of this please. :shakehead
     
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    I`d give it a try in a small league and look how it works.
     
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    If it helps generate shot charts similar to what ESPN shows for basketball, good.
     
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    I don't like it at all. The afterglow was the worst part of the Fox presentation. I didn't like the glow

    I think they could use similar technology for the perpuse of goal reviews though. A sensor chip inside the puck, if precise enough, could be monitored by off-ice officials to see if a puck has completely crossed the goal line. GPS technology might be adaptable by placing several "satelites" in the rafters of hockey arenas to lock on the puck.

    At the very least, they could do something similar to the puck glow to view a puck's location when it is obstructed by bodies near the goal line. They could use a red color-overlay that would show up on review monitors.

    I think that this would be a better idea to pursue than the one the company in the video is undertaking.
     
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    This isn't a "new" invention, its just an improved version of the glow-puck. Either way, hockey fans who know how to find the puck aren't going to like it, and I'm one of them.

    As for using it to determine goals, why not just use a laser across the goal mouth and a chip inside of the puck. Having a glowing puck could still leave doubts as to whether a goal was scored or not.
     
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    It's new in the sense that the guy wants to put friggin' DISCO LIGHTS under the ice. As a glow puck, it'd be miserable. I could, however, see some owners loving such an idea for the purpose of on ice advertising and such.
     
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    Black Puck, White Ice,

    What was the problem again?
     
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    CBSsportsline as something like that shows where the shot is taken and where it was targeted.

    Without special pucks.
     
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    how damn hard is it to see a black puck on white ice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    KingsFanInRI Waiting 4 next year

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    and as I always tell people new to hockey (when I lived in LA I actually introduced a lot of my friends to hockey) "If you can' find the puck just watch the players on the ice; they are usually skating right toward it."

    There's a reason that Glow Puck rhymes with blow suck
     
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    This is absolutely insane.

    There are better solutions if you someone cannot follow the puck, see an optometrist, laser eye surgery, or watch a sport with a big object such as football, soccer or bowling.
     
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    I can just picture the powers that be watching this video saying "no no no" right up to the point when she talks about advertising and we see the coca-cola logo on the ice. then they all in unison go "well, lets not just dismiss this without thinking about it".


    I would have no problem with them doing this if the technology enabled viewers to see the game with or without it. I know I would be watching it without it, but the casual fringe fan might like it.
     
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    Won't players complain that the pucks don't feel the same way if there's a chip inside? I actually think it might even have been the case with the ESPN glowing puck, although I'm not sure.
     
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    Synergy27 I only like it when it's dimed out.

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    The comet trail on the puck is super lame, but I have to admit that I kind of like the idea of the ice lighting up after a goal. I mean, it really is just the red light concept taken one step further. The technology seems flexible enough to allow for some really creative celebrations.
     
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    I liked the highlights they used :P.

    I actually liked when they score and then the stuff lights up and flows down the ice.
     
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    I don't think the idea's that bad. You could have it optional at the viewer's end, with TV going to be 100% digital in six years that's not much of a problem (have it the same way you change commentaries).

    The goal effect was quite nice, and the adverts could be useful for the teams. Have it flash up at stoppages for that extra bit of cash. But that would have to be in the arena, as it can already be done on TV.
     
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    This new idea would make it easier for goalies to find the puck with their peripheral vision increasing the possibility for them to come up with a save, therfore less goals would be scored and thus would go against the NHL's plans of increased scoring :teach:

    But on a serious note: **** off
     
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    just plain dumb
     
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    I remember reading at the time that pucks with the chips weighed the same as a standard NHL puck. Maybe Bobby Orr would have said that he could feel the difference, but I don't think anyone really could.
     
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    would this technology stop working when the puck is in the air? ie: a wristshot/slapshot or just dumping the puck down the ice?

    I can see it being annoying to the players moreso than the fans. Alot of the diehard hockey fans will hate it/call it stupid, but I think it would help the fringe fans that watch it occasionally. In all reality those are the fans the NHL needs to target so I'm all for it.
     
  24. vbet*

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    "but it has been particularly designed to improve the visualization through television systems, which are mainly used by viewers"

    heh, anyone else besides viewers using tv's these days?
     
  25. Aah. I would give it a try, interesting stuff for sure.
     

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