The Mad Scramble of NHL 3-on-3 Overtime Is Here
It's become a mantra that what's cool in the world is determined by Japanese teenage girls.
To date, their greatest triumph is turning texting into a kajillion-dollar industry.
So when the NHL's poobahs decided it needed that ne ne sais quoi to spice up their end-game sideshow, it's a wonder they didn't turn to the ultimate trendsetters for a solution.
Because it's shown yet again that it's not above gimmicks as a route to that second point for a victory.
Accepting the league's premise that a draw just isn't gonna send single-game fans and viewers home satisfied, at least it's put some distance between the actual competition and the shootout sideshow.
It's enough to think that maybe there is a place for pond hockey on the big stage.
Basically, now the NHL has its shootout with more players on the ice. This is deemed as greater entertainment, sorta like a sudden shot to the nards in a Japanese game show.
Here's Tampa Bay and Philadelphia making history while providing the thrills and spills in breakaway mode:
So there it is.
The issue now is whether 3-on-3 OT is just another trend du jour like Japanese game shows and OT shootouts.