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09-24-2003, 01:11 PM
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Trottier
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Four-on-four in OT is very exciting, as it opens up the ice. However, the idea of rewarding a team that losses OT is counter-intuitive, IMO.

I'd rather scrap OT altogether during the regular season, as I truly believe that mere fact that a team could go winless for the entire season, have 82 OTL, and still garner a playoff spot with 82 points is troubling.

An absurd hypothetical to be sure, but you get the point, I hope.

Prior to this change, a team was rewarded for tying a game. Now they are rewarded for ending up on the short end of the scoreboard. Kind of like the NHL's version of tee-ball, where no one strikes out and there are no losers.

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