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03-12-2013, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by the overrated View Post
Personally, I disagree. If a game is good & exciting, I don't walk out disappointed about it ending in a tie. It's disappointing to have the B's not win, but it's not like I feel like the ending is anticlimactic just because it ended in a draw. And honestly some of the luster of wining is lost when it happens because of a skills competition instead of being the result of actual, team-based hockey.
I respect your opinion and was not a fan of the idea when it was first introduced. I still have a hard time saying a team "lost" a game after losing in the shootout. But I also remember how disappointing it is when a game ends in a tie. In a perfect world they would play overtime until one team wins, but as we all know it's not possible. The shootout is sort of a gimmick but it's entertaining for a lot fans, and I bet the players like it as well. It's been around for a while now so teams have had enough time to practice shootout attempts and make it a part of their game.

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