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02-02-2012, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Jet View Post
A break? That isn't a break. That is obscene. That really makes the NHL look like a joke considering it was reviewed.
It is a break, this is no different than a missed penalty call, the many incorrect reviews, or the whole "well it's when I MEANT to blow the whistle" crap. This stuff happens.

Not sure I buy this, but here's Kings GM Dean Lombardi's response

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/spor...hl-hockey.html
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Originally Posted by Dean Lombardi
"Those clocks are sophisticated instruments that calculate time by measuring electrical charges called coulombs given the rapidity and volume of electrons that move through the measuring device the calibrator must adjust at certain points which was the delay you see. The delay is just recalibrating for the clock moving too quickly during the 1010ths of a second before the delay. This insures that the actual playing time during a period is exactly 20 minutes.

"That is not an opinion - that is science - amazing device quite frankly."
I think I can safely safe that Dean Lombardi has little to no idea what a "coulomb" is...

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