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"Overtime is a nice gimmick, but it's like Final Jeopardy! - you can be winning all game and one...

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"Overtime is a nice gimmick, but it's like Final Jeopardy! - you can be winning all game and one wrong answer leads to your downfall. And to drag the analogy even further, the shootout is like replacing Final Jeopardy! with a quick dart-throwing contest - it emphasizes a skill that's irrelevant to the rest of the game and gives you random outcomes."

Nice piece at Behind the Net on the luck of OT and shootouts. Including the comments, there are some damning statements about the bonus point/loser point/ "Bettman point" that you know are right up my alley.

NHL Shootout Myth #47: Look! People are standing!

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Even if the shootout is here to stay, its defenders don't need to keep insulting people with their false justifications of why.

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