Thread: The shootout
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04-28-2013, 11:02 AM
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RDriesenUD
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Originally Posted by gocbj View Post
...a little sour grapes here, but not a ton.

I think the shootout has to go. This is a team game, and for a skills competition to be deciding games (and our season) I think is bad. Sure, we were on both ends of shootouts - wins and losses, but I am really looking at this overall.

I'd rather see them play 4 on 3 for 40 second "periods" until someone wins. Sudden death - home team starts with 4. If they don't score in 40 seconds, then the visitors get 4 players v. 3. This continues until someone scores. And, icing would NOT be allowed during this.

I would be willing to bet that this would take about the same amount of time as a regular OT. It sure seems like someone would score within 10 minutes or so.
I would rather do two 4 minute 4 on 4 periods followed by 3 on 3 until there is a winner. I don't think you would get to the 3 on 3 too often, but who knows.

Then change the points system to make it more important to win in regulation.

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