As most of you know, it recently came out that the Flyers rarely practice the shootout. Now let me first say that I myself am not a fan of a skills competition deciding the outcome of a game. I respect the "displeasure" true fans of the game feel towards the shootout. However, the fact of the matter is it IS a part of the game now, and it is the difference between 1 point and 2 points. To that effect, I think some effort should be put into practicing the shootout for when the situation arises. Granted, the Flyers efforts in practice should largely be focused on some glaring deficiencies now often seen on the ice during the 60-65 minutes of real hockey, but with how many offensively talented guys we have in this locker room, there is no excuse for being at the very bottom of the league at these stupid things year in and year out. Who knows, we may really need a few extra points somewhere down the line. Just some thoughts.