Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/04/07 at 05:40 PM ET
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
After watching Toews light the lamp on Canada’s third, fifth and seventh attempts, I’m thinking the NHL should follow the IIHF’s lead and adopt a similar shootout policy.
The league’s current system—which forces a team to use every available shooter at least once before allowing anyone to take a second attempt—pays lip service to the concept of a team game, but what’s the point? The reality is that the shootout is an individual skills competition, not a team event.
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