We used to have respect for Versus' coverage of the NHL until Friday night.
Prior to the start of the Ottawa-Pittsburgh game, they posed the following question to fans: Do you like the current playoff format?
Fans had the option of saying, yes, they liked the format or no, they prefer the format used during the regular season (5-minute overtime, followed by a shootout).
They're joking, right?
Playoff hockey is some of the most exciting action you'll see in all of sports. When games get to overtime, the intensity just magnifies with each passing second. Playoff hockey without the prospect of two, three, possibly four or five overtimes? Where's the fun in that?
Last night's Kings-Canucks game was a perfect example, with Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick making a glove save to snuff a 2-on-1, and Vancouver's Roberto Luongo matching him at the other end with a goal-line save.
What's your take? Do you like the playoff overtime rules the way they are, or would you prefer to see changes made?