This is really something that I think should be done. I can’t believe that the U.S. women’s team is not playing for the gold because of a shootout! I think it sucks! That team works hard for 8 months and then loses out because of a shootout. It really sucks! I think in international competition the winner should be decided in the battle, not a specialty. Should the team have beaten Sweden? Maybe, but the winner should be determined in the game. So I really feel bad for the women’s team.
I also think the NHL should make one change to our OT format. The 4-on-4 is great. It keeps people on the edge of their seats. The action is incredibly fast. The skill is amazing. The saves and goals keep people talking. The players love it (not sure about the coaches). I think we should take it one step farther. It should go to 3-on-3. Not really mind altering, but it would be fun! 4-on-4 is fast, but 3-on-3 would be lightning! 3-on-3 for 5 minutes would be so much fun to watch and play. I am pretty confident a winner would be decided in those 5 minutes and if not, then we can go to a shootout. I understand the shootout is fun, but it really sucks for the women’s Olympic hockey team.
Anyway, are Tom & Katie together? I really hope those two crazy kids make it! It just seemed so right. To me, love has always been about doing cannonballs on your friend’s couch or even massive amounts of PDA. I just really thought they had such a strong foundation that it had to last.