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03-17-2011, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mullichicken25 View Post
i dont think shootout skills alone is a reason to keep one player in the line up over another

you want the guys who are going to give you the best chance to win the game in the 60 minutes of real hockey

any individual shooter is at best 1/3 of your shootout effort....the goalie is far more important in my opinion
I'm sure the debate most teams would have is "OK these guys are just as good in 5-5, and whatnot...Same D same O skills." In that case the SO becomes a decider. Just one of many factors teams consider now I'm sure

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