Last night's game was a great example of what Gordie Howe has always talekd about; a tie is a perfectly acceptable and - in last night's case - just as entertaining outcome to a hockey game.
Reading here and there, I realize that the toothpaste will not go back into the tube on this one. Not only will the League not go back to 'Regulation Ties', it will venture further into Carnival Midway solutions.They may - may - one day get rid of the embarassing, nearly insulting shoot-out, but they will, no doubt replace it with something just as odious.
I'm hearing things like; 'After the first 5 minutes of 4-on-4, go to another 5 minutes of 3-on-3' !!?
And if there is a penalty called? 3-on-2? Two penalties? 3-on-1 ?! No penalties? Do whatever you want ot each other? Stupid.
Regulation Tie or 10 minutes of 5-on5 sudden death overtime. Game over.