- And finally, I'm sure many of you have heard that the goal judges in many arenas will be moved up to the concourse level, allowing for more seats and therefore more ticket revenues. I have it from a source with ties to the organization that the Caps will be one of those teams making the change. The goal judges will wait for the signal from the refs before turning on the goal light and the Caps get four more potential ticketholders in prime seats.
It's funny, the goal judge has always seemed like kind of an odd phenomenon to me. A little old man in a glass box who turns on a light, and that is his only job. How many times have we seen one with an itchy trigger finger, sending the arena into hysterics only to have the mood completely deflated when the "no goal" indication is given by the ref? I can't say this is necessarily a bad change...although it will look odd to go into Verizon center and not see them behind the net. I guess change is inevitable, though, right?