Mike Murphy, the National Hockey League's senior vice president of Hockey Operations, isn't ruling out the possibility that one day -- possibly soon -- the concept of a coach's challenge could exist in the NHL.
Murphy thinks challenges will be discussed next month, but is unsure of the amount of traction the conversation will generate because of the variables involved.
Personally, I think the number of situations where challenging a call would help in the NHL is very small. It's one thing in football, but in a fast-paced game like hockey, I don't think it would help much. I'd anticipate some coaches taking advantage of their new ability. I can't think of any specific coaches that would do that, but I mean after a while it seems like once it's been taken advantage of one time it will snowball to teams taking advantage of it whenever they can. Of course, there will be rules and penalties against abusing the system. But I don't see this being an improvement to the game of hockey.