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11-14-2012, 03:48 PM
Butch 19
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Originally Posted by Pilky01 View Post
What crowd exactly?

People keep saying "fans love the shootout", but I have yet to watch a shoot-out that actually got people excited.
yes, as evidenced by the thousands of quiet fans sitting on thier hands during every shootout.

Originally Posted by Pilky01 View Post
IMO the shoot-out is a horribly conceived, anti-climactic bore fest.
The shootout is easily one of the BEST things to come out of the last lockout. So, thank you NHLPA for that!

Originally Posted by Pilky01 View Post
A great 4 on 4 OT period ends, and then we all have to wait ten minutes for that ludicrous "middle ice" flood (why is this flood needed?! Get 15 arena staff with shovels to do a flying V down the middle of the ice and you do a more efficient and better job of prepping it), then we see a series of boring breakaway shots.
Are you serious? No disrespect intended, but have you ever watched the zamboni cut the ice after OT? They don't flood anything, it's just a dry cut (and it's been going on for 7 years)

and breakaway shots are boring?? geez!

still bored? simple; leave the arena or turn off your tv after OT. You will be missed.

Originally Posted by Pilky01 View Post
Maybe I am just jaded because the first NHL shoot-out I ever saw in person was delayed about a half hour because the zamboni didn't work right, but I turn the channel when the OT ends. If I flick back and catch the shoot-out, great, but I don't consider the shoot-out to be "appointment viewing". It is basically a 50/50 proposition.
The vast majority of fans enjoy the shootout.

and well, you're right about 1 thing: 2 teams would work out to be a 50/50 proposition - much like the entire game itself.

Originally Posted by Pilky01 View Post
That is why the players themselves don't even really care when they lose these stupid things.

The players seem to like it when they win a shootout. I know the fans like it too.

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