I think Saturday may have actually been the first live NHL shootout I've seen. I didn't think I'd like it, but I found myself through OT hoping that they'd go to it, and I was hoping for more shooters each time, but it ended at just the right time (and for the right guys).
Don't know that I'd want to see it more often than every once in a while, and it's still a lousy way to lose a gold medal game (thanks, Peter Forsberg, although we saw a Forsberg-esque attempt Saturday), but yeah, I'm sold on them.
(Edit 22 November: whoops, forgot to publish this.)