Love it or hate it, the shootout in hockey is a great opportunity for players to show off moves rarely seen or attempted during the regular course of a game.
From behind-the-back attempts to shots fired from between one's legs, players are dazzling fans and causing a stir on message boards and blogs.
Hockey is not an easy sport to play by any means. It's a lot more than skating and shooting a piece of rubber at, and hopefully into, a net. It arguably has the highest degree of difficulty of all the major sports.
Take puck-handling for example. Some players can simply "dangle" better than others. Nowhere is that more true than in a shootout.
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