Few things in hockey are worse than when a thrilling three-on-three overtime gives way to a shootout. Even Connor McDavid, the best player in the NHL, hates to decide games that way.

McDavid told Sportsnet's 'Tim and Friends' that he would be open to extending the overtime period from five minutes to 10. That may raise concerns about player safety, but falling in a shootout is always a tough pill to swallow.

"I would like that," McDavid said about the idea of extended overtime. "No one loves the shootout. It's a crappy way to finish a game. At the end of the day, it's about the players' health and safety. It's a long season.