The infamous "loser point"
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09-24-2003, 03:59 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
I love the four on four. With less space on the ice due to bigger players, the extra ref, yada yada yada, I think it's great. I've thought about maybe the NHL should try four on four in regulation, but that will never happen. It would certainly make the game more exciting. Then again, from a purist standpoint, it's a little bit too much like roller hockey. So I guess I would rather they just keep 4-4 in OT.
The so-called "loser point" doesn't bother me. It makes for better hockey. Teams take more chances in OT. Before the 4 on 4 and OTL, the extra period was sooooooo conservative and dull. The only exciting thing was thinking, "if we lose, we don't get anything." I like the current system because it encourages teams to play to win, rather than play to avoid losing.
As usual, Peca Fan's idea is a very interesting, well thought out proposal. If only you had Bettman's ear.
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