Last night’s Jets-Canucks contest was one of those that really gets you thinking. The game went to overtime after a mostly sluggish opening 60 minutes ended in a tie. Then the overtime was played at a feverish pace as the teams traded chances over a whistle-less five minutes of four-on-four. Games like that make you wonder if they could play full games at four-on-four.
It’s a ridiculous notion, I know. The mere fact that the overtime period didn’t have a single whistle, was a wonderful bit of luck. You can’t always count on that sort of nonstop action. Plenty of teams have found