What can the IIHF do to fix the World Championships of Hockey?
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05-23-2010, 12:12 PM
Join Date: May 2005
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Losing all games on overtime/shootout.
Germany vs USA, Finland vs Denmark, Finland vs Germany, Denmark vs USA as it happened
Then if in the final games, Denmark had beaten Germany in regulation, Finland beaten USA in OT, the standings would have been:
Denmark 8 (5)
Finland 5 (2)
USA 3 (2)
In 1998 Switzerland made it to semifinals with only two wins. System was little different but it was like this.
Preliminary group contained Sweden, Switzerland, USA, France. Sweden beat all, Switzerland beat France, France beat USA and USA beat Switzerland. Swiss had best record of the three and was second in the group. The two best were arranged in new groups of four where Switzerland had Czech Republic, Russia and Slovakia as its opponents.
Czech Republic beat Switzerland and Slovakia, draw with Russia. Switzerland beat Russia and draw Slovakia. Russia beat Slovakia, so they ended
Czech Republic 5
Switzerland ranked 2nd because of head-to-head. Into the semis where Sweden beat them and then they lost to Czechs in bronze medal game as well.
Yes, it's possible, I forget all the time the extra-point by losing in overtime/shootout. The only way to avoid this is to eliminate the point for losing in overtime/shootout so that there are only 3 or 2 points to win by a victory and 0 point for the loser no matter if it's in overtime/shootout.
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