I really wanted to get this posted before the outcome of the Wings-Blackhawks game was known.
I wanted to say that no matter what the outcome, I hate shootouts. Can anybody articulate the reason for not playing another 5 minute sudden-death period? What a stupid idea. I'd have said the same thing if the Wings had won, I assure you.
I hate shootouts in hockey as well as soccer/football. Hate, hate, hate them.