Hockey Twitter is a great place to find the true lovers of the game. Not the ones who passively watch every April, May, and June. Just guys who get down to the nitty gritty of it all. Fights cause brain issues? Nah, fights are what makes the game great. 3-on-3 overtime? What happened to our 5 best can beat your 5 best in a sudden death overtime period?
Don’t even get me started on shootouts. Just take a look at this tweet from Bruce Arthur, a sports columnist for the Toronto Star.
I actually change the channel when a shootout comes on. It teaches you nothing that matters except the winner.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) March 31, 2016
Oh man. Nailed it. It’s all about the game that ol’ Bruce here remembers where scores were settled mano y mano in an overtime period which could end in a tie. Take this guy back to the days of Mario Lemieux, Gordy Howe, Wayne Gretzky, Peter Forsberg, Mike Modano, Bobby Hull, and Tony Esposito.
In all seriousness, who doesn’t like shootouts when they give you highlights like this?
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