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An error occurred while saving the commentBrad V commented
The shootout is what is ruining the game today. People think that winning or losing the shootout is winning or losing the game when in all actuality isnt true. The shootout has nothing to do with the game...five on five, or 4 on 4 overtime play. The shootout was put into existence for the fans to help get the fan base interested in hockey again after the lockout of 2004-05. Shootouts are also screwing up standings based on the fact that if one team has more shootout wins or losses is more important than a team with more regulation or actual overtime wins. There have been teams with more regulation wins not make the top eight because a team with more points through more shootout losses gets in with fewer regulation or actual overtime wins. NHL should do away with these stupid shootouts and just let the teams play an extra five minutes of overtime or something like that. If no one scores, then take the point and move on!