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November 28, 2005


15-20% left before the shootout? Not a chance. It was much closer to 0% than 1 out of 5 patrons. The crowd was electric and greatly anticipating some satisfaction after a subpar effort.

Actually, I was there (sect 329) and there were a few people in my section who left. I agree, a lot of people need to catch trains and thus have to go at a certain time. However, the place was still electric and hasn't felt/sounded that way in years.

Having the shootouts in the regular season is more than enough "compromise" -- to add them to any playoff games, even non-elimination ones as you suggest, would make a mockery of this team sport, turning meaningful games into individual contests.

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