Since its introduction to the NHL six years ago, the shootout has been one of the greatest spectacles to watch in the sports world. It has been a medium for the NHL's best to showcase their skill and creativity.
Some people think that the shootout isn't a great way to decide the outcome of a game—see the Flyers sneaking into the 2010 playoffs on a shootout win against the New York Rangers. But regardless of your view of the appropriateness of the shootout, you have to admit that you absolutely love the emotion and tension involved in the shootout.
Who doesn't love seeing their favorite players grab the spotlight for a few seconds and try to prove themselves to be the slickest player to ever grace the ice?
Interestingly, it's not always the highest scoring players or the most talented players who blow people's minds on the shootout—but it's a great way for players whose shiftiness and cleverness go unnoticed to show off.
Without any further ado, here are the 15 sickest, slickest moves ever pulled off in the shootout.