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06-04-2008, 12:21 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
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If they're going to make any changes to the game, the one thing I'd love to see is getting rid of three point games.
Now that there is a shootout, there's no such thing as a tie so there's no worries about team's simply playing to get to overtime and "play for the tie" and the free one point.
Go back to two possible outcomes: A win, and a loss, period.
You get two points for a victory. You receive no points for a loss, regardless of when the winning goal was scored. Simple.
I'd actually want them to follow soccer and award 3 points for a regulation win. 2 or 3 points for an OT win, and 1 point to the loser.
2 points for a shoot out win and 1 point to the loser.
Losing in a shoot out and getting nothing would be freaking brutal. It is a bit of a gimmick, I'm not ready for it to take on an even more significant role in deciding points and final standings.
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