I made the point last week after Team USA beat Canada in an overtime shootout to win the World Junior Hockey Championships. Many hockey fans were saying the shootout is no way to decide a champion. I pointed out the fact we forget sometimes that hockey is entertainment. It's a game.
Bruce didn't like that. He shared his thoughts and among them?
"It's a lot more than a game to the young boys playing and making a lifelong memory. Did you see the looks on the faces of those young boys of Team Canada? (tears for most).
"Shoot Outs are just plain STOOPID!", Bruce wrote. "A series of 5 minute periods until the game is won would show the skills of all the players on the ice with all the boys giving their best...at least the goalie wouldn't have to carry the weight of allowing one lousy goal out of 5 shots from the opposing team's best shooters!"
"I could go on and on with this but I won't. After all it's just my own opinion," he wrote.
And I respect that, Bruce. Thanks for sharing.