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Let's Get Rid of Shootouts

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Ten years ago last month, NHL fans got their first taste of the shootout. The 2003 All-Star Game remained tied after three periods and a scoreless overtime, and though a regular-season match would have ended at that point in a tie, the All-Star rules called for a shootout to determine a winner. The All-Star Game is just an exhibition, after all, so a shootout made for a novel, crowd-pleasing way to settle things. But some two years later, to the dismay of purists, the shootout made its regular season debut.

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