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12-13-2004, 05:20 PM
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There is no difference between a shootout and a breakaway. If there's a breakaway, chances are good there's no defensemen around, just like in the shootout, so that argument to me makes no sense.
Actually, it makes perfect sense.

Breakaways don't usually occur at 2/3 speed - players are usually flying to beat one or more defencemen, while being pursued at top speed.

Yes, much more exciting.

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Also, what does the powerplay have to do with anything. This will make the games more "edge-of-your-seat" instead of 5 minutes of overtime.
As I just said, I do not find penalty shots or shootouts particularly exciting. In fact I find them repugnant. I do not get on the edge of my seat for a shootout (unless I am forced to by the stakes involved in, say, an Olympic semi-final).

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The hardcore fans like us can't support the NHL forever. It needs to expand its fan base a lot to be honest.
Why?

Give me one good reason that hockey can't survive and thrive without being in the American mainstream.

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