While I don’t want to give the shootout any serious consideration in the offseason, I notice the Canucks starting roster looks like it will once again lack a shootout specialist. Last season, six different Canucks were picked to do the shootout; this season, two of those players – Kyle Wellwood and Pavol Demitra – are no longer with the team.
I’m sure Malhotra and Torres will get a look in the shootout. Torres has decent career numbers and Malhotra has the ability to score in the clutch. Tambellini has the best shootout numbers of all the new comers having scored on 6 of his 9 career shootout attempts, though whether or not he plays much is another issue.
Anyway, to make a long story short, the foreword was really a preamble and reason to post this creative shootout goal by Kaspars Daugavins for the Bingham Senators in a game against the Hamilton Bulldogs last night.