View Poll Results: How should shootouts be used by the NCAA and/or ECAC Hockey?

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  • They shouldn't. Shootouts are never appropriate.

    39 73.58%
  • ECAC Hockey should use them in regular-season league games only.

    2 3.77%
  • The NCAA as a whole should adopt shootouts in regular-season games.

    4 7.55%
  • ECAC Hockey should use them in all league regular-season and playoff games.

    0 0%
  • The NCAA should adopt shootouts to decide all games not won in overtime.

    5 9.43%
  • Other/unsure (explain below).

    3 5.66%
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Thread: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

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    This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Passionate followers: to what extent, if any, should the NCAA and/or ECAC Hockey adopt shootouts to decide game outcomes?
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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Look, even the NHL recognizes that shootouts ruin the integrity of the game, and that the true fans don't want to see them. That's why they eliminate them during the playoffs, and implement OT until someone scores. That's how the game was meant to be played, and unless we want hockey to turn into a skills exhibition like the NBA, I don't think shootouts have any part in the sport whatsoever.

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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    I'd rather see instead of shootouts each team getting a 2 min power play to score as many goals as they can during that 2 minutes. And quite possibly to make it even more likely goals will be scored, make it 5 on 3 PP for the entire 2 minutes.
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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    No shootouts, but I would like to see 4x4 in overtime.

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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Couldn't agree more Rodney. No shootouts but 4 on 4 would open up the ice so much more and lead to way less ties.
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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    I wonder how many "nays" were at the Union-Yale game a few years ago.

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    5 minute 5x5, then put it in the books as a tie. No shootouts, no 3-point games, get off my lawn.
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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    A shootout is not a hockey game. It's a skills contest. Would you decide a baseball game with a home run derby? No.

    If you don't like ties, play the extra time. Otherwise, a tie is fine.
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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Almost never. The only appropriate use of a shootout is in an invitational (not a league or NCAA) tournament, after a five-minute overtime, to determine the "winner" to advance to the championship game or the "winner" of the invitational, e.g. last year's Everblades Tournament. Officially, list as a tie.

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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    I'm very interested in hearing from the conspicuous minority here ... three people voted for all-shootouts, all-the-time, as it were: all games not decided by a set overtime would go to a shootout format. If you didn't vote absolutely anti-shootout, I'd love to hear why. Email me or simply post it here, if you can!

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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    I HATE ties. I would prefer overtime play until someone scores. The format doesn't matter to me how they do it, whether 5x5 or 4x4, and 5, 10, 15, or 20 minute OT periods, with breaks in between. If for whatever reason they don't want to do that, then shootouts for every tie in regulation + OT. Ties are unamerican, and if I were Canadian, I would consider then uncanadian.
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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    I think the ecac should bring back the 10 minute overtime. 5 minutes is just not enough time. With 10 minutes you'll have far fewer ties and a far more exciting product on the ice. I'm not sure when (mid eighties) or why ( because thr NHL started doing it that way?) 5 minutes was adopted over 10 but it made for way more of an edge of your seat experience. Shootouts are just not hockey. They are something else. The ECAC is the league with some history. Let's go back to 10 minute OT the way college hockey was meant to be.

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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Shootouts are fun to watch now and then. But they are exciting these days because they are rare to see in college hockey. I would like to witness a college hockey shootout once in a while, and have it mean something, but I don't want to see NCAA adopt a system like the NHL which makes shootouts common place. That would take away from the rarity and excitement therein.

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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronojon View Post
    Ties are unamerican, and if I were Canadian, I would consider then uncanadian.
    That may be the most idiotic thing I've ever read (and I've read quite a few of those). Congratulations.

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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Quote Originally Posted by kdiff77 View Post
    That may be the most idiotic thing I've ever read (and I've read quite a few of those). Congratulations.
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    Re: This Week in ECAC Hockey Poll: Shootouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kronojon View Post
    Whining about a comment made in jest is unamerican.
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