I believe the shootout was lost on Carbo shoulders tonight!! Home ice you get to pick to shoot first or second, He chose second???? You should shoot first and use your best player to put the pressure on the other team. This is what most teams do. Montreal should have shot first and used Kovy, but they used a different game plan and Kovy (Montreals best shoot out shooter) doesn't even get a chance!!
I think he should go with the best shooters period. This would include Kovalev. Shootout does not involve one iota of teamwork, intensity, playmaking ability, etc. It's whoever can snipe best on breakaways. Kovalev has bar none the best hands on this team.
And I do agree that Carbo should be choosing to go 1st when we have the option.
but i would like to see sammy kovy higgins pleks perz
i think sammy and kovy should always be there i dont care if kovy missed a few and hit the posts usually hes a sure bet and golies are intimadated by him for sure as for sammy he has sick speed and moves with good puck handling
As far as I am aware, the Wild have been involved in 2 shootouts this season. Koivu scored in both of them using different moves. Maybe he has a favoured move, but he doesn't use one move all the time.