This post from Slap Shot about the potential changing of playoff overtime makes me cringe. 4 on 4 after one period is apparantly being strongly considered. It has me feeling stabby. I may have to give this Brendan Shanahan kid a talking to. 5 on 5 marathon OT is on my top five list of favourite things ever. (IKEA might be on there to if you were wondering) I haven’t been able to embrace the shootout, it’s gimmicky and hideous, and I think changing playoff overtime would put me over the edge. Why mess with beautifully painful perfection? There may have to be some rioting outside Bettman’s office. I’ll bring the meatballs.