There is no doubt that shootouts are exciting. Too bad they're also fundamentally flawed.
Peter Keating takes a look at World Cup shootouts and reveals the best and worst teams at penalty kicks, and surprising new research that could change the way goaltenders defend them.
There's no redeeming the NHL's regular-season overtime rules, especially the "bonus point" for OT losses (though we have ideas). But in springtime, hockey -- and the league's OT system -- makes sense again.