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Shootout follies

As the NHL plans on eliminating spin-o-ramas from shootouts, the Sporting News's Jesse Spector offered a 20-shooter slate of rules for future shooters, and it made me laugh at 4 in the morning, so I hope it will amuse you, too:

First shooter is allowed to make whatever shootout move he wants, except, of course, for the evil, vile, spin-o-rama.

Second shooter must take off his helmet and keep it balanced on the handle of his stick.

Third shooter must play the puck between his legs at some point during his approach to the net.

Fourth shooter must find an opposite-handed teammate and use his stick.

Fifth shooter must be the backup goaltender, in full pads.


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Vladimir16's avatar

I love it! The shootout is a gimicky joke so why not run with it.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 06/20/13 at 08:16 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

The whole thing is beyond comical. Eliminate the shootout already!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/20/13 at 09:24 AM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

I hate the shootout. It is bush league, and, does not determine the outcome of a game as a team effort. Isn’t that the idea? There is no I in T-E-A-M.

Eliminate the shootout.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 06/20/13 at 11:06 AM ET

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