Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/20/05 at 12:28 PM ET
Traditionalists hate the NHL's new shootout to break ties. Lightning coach John Tortorella hates the shootout, too. Of course he does. The Lightning can't win one. But most players say they like it. That's good because, Tortorella said, from what he has heard the shootout is here to stay. However, the NHL should consider tweaking it a bit for next season. Instead of having three shooters a team, the league should do what international hockey does and have five shooters each. Nowadays, if a team falls behind by a goal in a round, it almost never comes back to win. Five shooters give teams a chance to come back. There are two reasons the NHL might have gone to a three-round shootout. One, it was worried about the amount of time five rounds would take. Two, there was a concern that five rounds would put too much strain on the goalie.
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