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Fan Poll Friday: Is The Shoot Out Lame?

Yes, shoot outs are lame.

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Fan Poll Friday

Every year this comes up at some point and not because of a loss, but because it’s a horrible way to win a game: should the shoot out be removed from NHL games? The 3 on 3 overtime portion of an NHL game is revolutionary and it’s way more exciting than a skills competition drill to end a game. A prime example of this was in last night’s Calgary and Tampa Bay game. Sure, the goaltenders were solid in the shoot out, but how good was that OT period? The 3 v 3 was an amazing addition to an already lights out game. Ending it in a shoot out just seems criminal. So. what say you? Do you like the shoot out? Vote in our poll below.


Do you like a game ending in a shoot out?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Yes! It’s exciting.
    (6 votes)
  • 72%
    No, it’s lame. Keep playing 3 v 3.
    (59 votes)
  • 19%
    I like ties. Ties are good. Let’s have a tie.
    (16 votes)
81 votes total Vote Now