Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/10/14 at 04:22 PM ET
from Dave McCarthy of TSN,
NHL General Managers convened for the first of three days of meetings and picked up on a discussion that has been ongoing for the last few years and picked up traction the last time the group met back in Toronto in November: namely how to reduce the number of games that are decided in a shootout.
“The shootout, there's nothing wrong with it, I think it's an exciting part of the game but it's just one small aspect,” said Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. “It's a skill exhibition. If you can get it back closer to regular hockey and have it decided that way; that would be my preference.”
“I don't think it's a knock on the shootout, I think more of the managers would like to see it end in overtime,” added Washington Capitals GM George McPhee. “Shootout's fun though, people like it, kids love it.”
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