I hate the shootout. I understand they dont want ties anymore, and you can't play OT until you have a winner in the regular season (too many long games) --- but why not just extend OT to be 10, 15 or 20 minutes? You'll still have a few ties, but not very many -- and the teams can't really complain that they had to play a 4-overtime game and then play the next night.Originally posted by kuba
How could they eliminate OT?
exactly, but i guess that's not exciting enough for the u.s fans .Originally posted by SJN
but why not just extend OT to be 10, 15 or 20 minutes? You'll still have a few ties, but not very many -- and the teams can't really complain that they had to play a 4-overtime game and then play the next night.
Originally posted by Sleepy Giant
Hockey is a team game. Shootouts are an individual thing. Never the 'twain shall meet
A penalty shot is designed to restore a lost scoring opportunity. In most situations the infraction triggering the penalty shot denied the imminent scoring of a goal and/or the high likelihood of a goal being scored.Originally posted by Muad'ib
Except in the rest of the world where the IIHF runs things that is. I also disagree with the whole "shootouts are an individual thing" argument, because by that logic we shouldn't have penalty shots either. If one team is penalized then they should be down a man and a penalty shot is one on one rather than a man advantage. All of that is aside from the fact that three shooters and a goalie have to combine to win a shootout which pretty much makes them a team.