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NHL shootouts no perfect science

Updated: December 29, 2005, 2:33 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

The NHL's shootout is like the light show at a concert. It has little to do with the music, but you'd miss it if it weren't there.

And so it is with the shootout, the NHL's guilty little pleasure.

Some coaches hate it. Others are dismissive of it. It makes many players nervous, while others love the adrenaline rush. Regardless, fans love it to death.

Do you think anyone left Madison Square Garden disappointed the night Marek Malik dazzled the Rangers crowd with ...

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