Coach's challenges have NHL fans in an uproar

Last year the NHL introduced a series of new rules for the 2015-16 season. One of those rules, called the "Coach's Challenge," has left many hockey fans watching their favourite teams in frustration.

Fans complain that the new rule ruins the tempo of the game

Referee Francis Charron #6 talks to Head coach Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders regarding the fighting penalties against the Florida Panthers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NHL 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BB&T Center. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The introduction this season of the coach's challenge has many hockey fans venting their frustration. 

The rule provides an expanded video review and coaches have one opportunity a game to utilize their challenge for one of two scenarios:

  1. Offside play leading to a goal
  2. Interference on a goalkeeper 

But what seemed like a good idea to the NHL isn't sitting well with fans:

Some are even going as far as saying:

Even when the play is reviewed, the game is still delayed:

Will fans start a petition?

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