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Kerry Fraser On The Pavelski Shootout Goal

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

My take is that an attacker is given a distinct and unfair advantage over the goalkeeper on most of these "stop and go" type maneuvers. While it might be entertaining for fans during an All-Star Game Skills Competition where there is little on the line except bragging rights, a regular season shootout is worth a point in the standings. Shootout wins can make a huge difference in the final standings for playoffs.

The integrity of the final standings is being compromised by circumventing the spirit of Rule 24 through unfair advantages shooters are being given over the goalkeepers. Short of a rule change, the referees should be empowered to kill the play whenever they determine (with their naked eye) that the puck has not been kept in motion towards the goal as the current rule states.

It would take a large measure of courage on the part of the refs to make that call, in addition to support offered from a Hockey Operations Dept. that has set the existing standard.

more and if you missed Pavelski's shootout goal, you can view it here...

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Vladimir16's avatar

Simple solution: End the shootout fiasco.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 12/02/13 at 02:07 PM ET

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If you watch the replay, the puck never actually stops moving forward.

Posted by cantskate on 12/02/13 at 03:23 PM ET

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Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 12/02/13 at 02:07 PM ET

That’s ridiculous.

First you have to have five minutes of four on four, then four minutes of three on three, then seven minutes of two on two, then one and a half of the goalies playing forward and the coaches in net (Colorado’s really pushing for this), then each team gets three shots of the second-intermission-fan-shooting-at-the-net-with-the-small-opening-for-a-car, then three minutes of regular, old fashioned five on five, then a one person shootout.  If there’s till a tie after that, it’s a game of jacks, but no twosies.

Posted by Garth on 12/02/13 at 03:26 PM ET

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