Thoughts on OT rule change...?
A couple of thoughts on this. For starters, I do believe, at least from a spectator stand point, there is more excitement and draw for an OT shootout than another modified period. We are all trying to grow interest in the sport and I feel this could certainly help draw more attention to games.
Secondly, I do agree that bracket games should be decided via actual game play, not a shootout.
(99) One armed bandit
I would like to see a 3 on 3 OT to start, with any penalties resulting in an extra player being added for the team on the PP (4 on 3 etc.). This opens up play and will add skill, speed, and excitement. The OT that removes the goalie needs to go away. I understand games need to end at some point due to time constraints but goalies are a crucial part of the game. The advantage of having a good goaltender are completely irrelevant when removing the position in the current OT format.
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