FoxTrax: It Is Time For The Glow Puck to Return to The NHL.

September 12th, 2010 by Shaun Hartley Leave a reply »
Most hockey fans remember the ill-fated FoxTrax system. Many also know up it as the infamous “Glow Puck.” The system was created by Sport Vision and utilized a small chip and battery inside the puck which would then transmit the puck's coordinates to the broadcast truck which would add the glow graphic which die-hard hockey fans came to hate. Though this system was a complete success from the broadcast point of view (nearly 70% of viewers liked the new puck), some hockey traditionalists and some players hated the puck.

Players complained that the puck gave a different rebound and the NHL refused to allow them access to the pucks for practice. Though we can't completely disregard the complaints by the players, the puck was engineered to be EXACT in weight and size to the actual puck and were tested to make sure such problems did not exist. 

I know that many of you may disagree, but it is time to bring back the glow puck system. Many fans still complain about issues of seeing the puck and the excuse that the ice is white no longer holds wait. The puck is too small. High Definition has improved the viewing experience, but many fans still compla ...

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