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08-07-2012, 09:04 PM
Crimson Skorpion
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Originally Posted by thebinne4pres View Post
Well, we see more and more shootout.

I wouldn't sign anybody just because they're good in shootout either.
But i would identify the best players in shootout, and try to make them even better.
I wouldn't change every single shootout like they did last year.

Seriously, they even tried Gomez
In the case of Gomez, they strictly went with him to try and boost confidence. Last year was all about trying Gomez in every situation and role possible, which included the shoot-out. However I like the idea of giving the nod to the hot hand of the night. If Bourque scores 2 goals one night, is it entirely right to leave him off the first three shooters? Absolutely not. What if Subban has the only goal in a 1-1 tie and he showed nothing but confidence with the puck?

A candy is a candy, but if someone is unexpectedly hot one night, you give him a chance. It may not always lead to a win but I feel more comfortable giving that guy the chance over someone that may be good in shoot-outs but was cold all night.

Shawn Wilken,
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