Hayward Award nominee: Brian Hayward

For this gem:

In tonight’s Hawks/Ducks game, video review awarded a goal to the Hawks because video showed the puck crossed the goal line before the net came off the peg. Which caused Brian Hayward to opine:

“Until that peg comes all the way out of the hole, [the goal line] is the determining line. I don’t like that though, because the goal post has been moved backwards, so the goal line, in my mind, isn’t a relevant line anymore.”

I believe he is suggesting that, because the post has moved back an inch or two, the rule that the puck must completely cross the goal line ought to be replaced with “the puck must completely cross the imaginary moving line  connecting the two moving posts, up until the moment that the net comes completely off the peg.”

  • OneTimer

    Nevermind the fact Brian that the goal line is FROZEN IN ICE – and therefore won’t ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER move backwards … and is therefore always, always, always, always, always, always, always, always, ALWAYS quite relevant.

    • http://www.mcsorleys-stick.com/ Quisp

      the madness of ex-goalies…

  • Player X

    I don’t get your consternation. It’s just like saying that if my grandma had wheels she would be a car. Or a tricycle. And the whole goal line should be “red tape,” sitting on the ice but strung on an automated lifting device so if a puck is sliding slowly the tape won’t slow it down or stop it. Hayward is a genius!

    • http://www.mcsorleys-stick.com/ Quisp

      Thus, the existence of the Hayward Award.

  • Michael Miller

    My opinion of Hayward is only reinforced after this example of his cognitive brilliance!

  • https://www.facebook.com/stephen.soldo.3 Stephen Soldo

    Hayward has always been a douche bag. He is a boring announcer and the consummate homer.