We went to the 30 second shot clock while shorthanded not too long ago and it was a guaranteed 30 seconds of wasted time. Teams would be happy to waste 30 seconds and then toss the ball at the net from afar.
With the rule as it is you are giving the chance for excitement. Whether it is a good ball rag or a strong double team that leads to a quick break. If the coach chooses to drop a man back and let the shorthanded team kill time then that is entirely his perogative.
You may not like it but I'll take the chance for excitement over the for sure 30 seconds of boredom any time.
Posted on Jul 13, 2012, 11:57 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199