NHL: GMs Discuss Shootout Removal

March 12th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

The NHL’s GM meetings in Boca Raton, FL., have concluded—and while the debate about “headshots” reigned supreme, the shootout found a way to rear its ugly head.

The shootout is regarded as one of the most entertaining events in pro sports. However, the league’s general managers feel that the shootout’s days may be numbered.


“I don’t think any of us, when we approved the shootout, envisioned the role it would occupy in our game,” Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke told the NHL Network earlier this week. “No one would have projected or predicted that so many games would be decided by a skills competition. So I think that’s a sensible change.”

Nobody doubts the excitement that comes along with a shootout, but to have a very valuable point resting on the sticks of just a few players is a problem with most genera ...

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