Toucher & Rich: While MLB Slows Down, NHL Wants To Speed Things Up

March 11, 2014 1:09 PM
Toucher & Rich: While MLB Slows Down, NHL Wants To Speed Things Up
" BOSTON (CBS) – The National Hockey League is in discussions right now to improve their game at the general manager meetings in Boca Raton, Florida, and some of the topics include hybrid icing, the trapezoid, goalie equipment, officiating standard and coach’s challenge.

While the coach’s challenge seems like a great addition to the game, the general managers are worried that, at an average of 2.31 hours, the games are already too long as it is.

2.31 hours for a game is too long? The Red Sox and Yankees are still in the fifth inning at that point!

Now while it is an apples-to-oranges comparison, this topic segued into a discussion Tuesday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich Show about the dichotomy of the two leagues, where one is concerned about the length of games and the other is not.

The expansion of instant replay and the introduction of manager challenges to Major League Baseball will undoubtedly slow the game down, which should be concerning for fans everywhere "

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