Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by Eye of Ra, May 20, 2018.
good or bad?
sweden have won 2 gold in row in shootout. it feels like fake golds. i dont like it.
Bad way to end some really good hockey games, but I would take WHC gold which has been won in a shootout any day. So just enjoy.
I thought I read last year that the IIHF was going to review having shootouts in gold medal games? I guess not.
Terrible and it seems that a lot of the International competitions have ended with one as of recent
True but losing it sucks a lot
Worse than bad.
Shootouts are always bad.
With tournaments and icetimes, they're a necessary evil, but for the final game, there's nothing preventing continuous OT.
Last year they played OT 5-on-5, this year 4-on-4. Actually this was the first time as 20-minute 4-on-4 OT was scoreless on men's level including juniors. Women have had it twice.
Disagree with it, terrible way to end a tournament and win a Gold medal.
Its hard to feel like you have lost after a SO loss. Thats what bugs me
Never been a fan of it, just let it be continuous OT, that's how you find the true winner..the team that can go the distance and pull out the win. Makes it more epic, more valuable. Shootouts to me make it seem like the refs are just like "alright enough of this game, lets do a shootout so we can all go home now."
Winning back to back golds is impressive for Sweden no doubt, you mention it feeling like "fake gold" I can see what you mean, because they won back to back gold in 2 shootouts I think its not as impressive as Canada who won back to back in regulation time.
Most broadcasters wouldn't do that, it's not going to happen. Reducing the OT to 3 players each could be more realistic.
Lol a bunch of whiners muhh shoot out is bad... not its not fake gold its still a very real gold medal you win or lose if you lose a shoot out game... and there is skills in shoot outs aswell. Its not that easy to score there.
Gold medal game shouldn't be shootout IMO, but it is what it is.
Would prefer sudden death OT over a shootout for medal games myself, but to go around saying its not a real gold medal is just silly.
Get rid of it in all forms of hockey.
It's produced some great moments but they would probably all be replaced with equally great OT winners.
You don't see the NBA have a three point contest to win games in OT.
There are a ton of reasons why SO is absolutely necessary in these games. In short, fans love OT but broadcasting companies and arena organizers don't.
Hockey isnt Basket two very different sports.
Hockey is much more of a team sport and has a skill competition deciding tied games.
And your point is? You have Football with shootouts also a team sport and skill competition... but they are still very different sports. You have Bandy which is the closest you can come to hockey in terms of how the sport is played that also have shootouts.
I like shootouts.
As an American sports fan I am not very familiar with football or how the leagues operate.
I just think it goes against the spirit of the competition to have the outcome of a game fought by two teams decided on the shootout ability of one player.
Don't think it reflects who really was the better team and is just a gimmick to end the game quicker. Especially since 1 point in the NHL can be the difference between who makes the playoffs and who doesn't.
There is no shootouts in football on league level atleast not here... and in hockey there is no shootouts it is OT all the way.
Thanks for the insight, I'd prefer it that way in the NHL but I'll watch no matter what they do haha.
Think they should apply it to the international competitions as well but it is what it is.