Re: The Shootout
posted at 11/22/2013 11:48 AM EST
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
Kelly is perfect in his career on penalty shots. Just sayin'.
Kelly at least tried something. Krejci looked like his feelings on the shootout correspond exactly to Al Iafrate's feelings about scoring empty net goals.
Bergeron is 2/2 this year. Seguin 1/3.
Anyone else find it odd that the Bruins don't really seem to have a rotation for this yet? I'm thinking Bergeron's the only lock, but who else do they have who has the right kind of shiftiness for the shootout?
I prefer that at least one spot is reserved for a player that has a hot game that night...Soderberg certainly was worthy of consideration, but CJ probably saw his breakway last night (and the last game) and thought twice. My eyebrows hit the ceiling when they announced Kelly as third shooter. Which leads me to another question...
How did all teams in the league get into this automatic "we want to go first in the shootout" mentality?
I realize coaches think if they score first, it puts some pressure on the visitors but the idea of shooting rounds is so the 2nd team always get a shot at winning it outright or extending the shootout.
Image if the Red Sox were playing at Fenway in the WS and said to St.Louis,
"We want to bat first because we think you will feel the pressure if we score first. But don't worry, in the 9th inning you will get the last at bat. It is a chance we're willing to take..." ?