Your opinion on Shootout. Keep it or Scrap it?
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03-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Dante the poet
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Guelph, ON
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I love some of these suggestions.
You hate the idea that an individual effort decides a team game, yet many of you propose going to a 3 on 3 format, which is still dimishining the entire concept of team play anyway. You have 2 more guys on the ice per team than you do during a shootout. I bet none of you would complain if a penalty shot decided a game. That's still an individual effort, yet no one complains about that.
Continuous OT is even worse. That has no place during the grind of a regular season. What happens if a game goes to 4OT and one of the teams has a game the very next night? Players would end up too fatigued. It's the anti-shootout. Great in the playoffs, terrible for the regular season.
Bring back ties. Really? Who wants to see games end with no winner?
A player is awarded a penalty shot because he had a clear cut chance to score and was interfered with. That's why nobody would complain about it, it happened during the game.
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