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TROUBLE PICKING UP THE PUCK? FOLLOW THE VAPOR TRAIL
Published November 21, 1995
The "techno-wizards" at Fox Sports are experimenting with a computer chip to be installed in pucks used for Fox's telecast of the NHL All-Star Game on January 20, according to NEWSDAY's Steve Zipay. The technology would make it easier for fans to follow a puck. Fox cameras around Boston's FleetCenter -- "fitted with similar communications chips -- would be able to track the pucks, which to viewers would appear to leave an electronic 'vapor trail.'" Fox execs confirmed the technological development is going on and hope to unveil the puck January 18 at a news conference. Zipay writes that "one glitch" in the process could be that "when the pucks are frozen, which is done before every NHL game, the chip ices up as well" (NEWSDAY, 11/21).