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Wings Ponder Ditching Shootout, Revamping OT

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Maybe the novelty has worn off. It used to be that many NHL fans didn’t mind a tie after regulation play and five minutes of four-on-four overtime.

They knew a shootout would follow.

The NHL has used the shootout since the 2005-06 season. But you get the sense from fans, players and league officials that the appeal of the shootout is beginning to wear off.

“We’ve got a really good overtime,” said general manager Ken Holland, who triggered a lot of discussion in hockey circles last week with talk of possibly revamping the overtime format. “Can we make it better?”

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