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11-11-2008, 05:57 PM
Buddy The Elf
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Originally Posted by TonySCV View Post

The Kings are 5-6-2 now. If they win tonight, they'll be at 6-6-2 = .500.

- T
If you are going by point totals, the Kings would be .500 if they win tonight but they technically will have lost more games than they won. Using a winning percentage in hockey doesn't make a whole lot of sense considering you are rewarded for (overtime/shoutout) losses. That is something I don't get. I think the extra point should only go to the loser of a shootout since it is essentially a tiebreaker and not the result of actual game play. If you lose a game in OT, you lost it. It makes no sense to reward a team for making to the overtime period. If a team had something to lose in overtime they'd probably try a lot harder.

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