I don't think that has anything to do with his larger point about shootouts not being involved. He was simply stating they aren't a part of the game then. Jimmy was great two years ago in the playoffs anyways.
And one good playoff out of five seasons ain't bad.
His quote seems like he just doesn't get it. Neither does the team or Babcock. They'll probably use this same quote all season.
Howards quotes sound like what i call a excuse. Better show up on friday these points can't bite us in the ass.
He gets these quotes from his brilliant GM, who has a book of quotes he uses for every excuse.