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01-12-2011, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Cartsiephan View Post
You could also make the case that if a team gets 2pts for an OT win or zero points for a loss teams who need the points in theory would play more to get the 2pts instead of splitting 1pt apiece for a tie.
They didn't.

The only time it happened was in the final couple weeks of the season with teams who knew their playoff point position situation. As said, this isn't some abstract thing... a decade ago we had ties, no points for OTL, and then 3 pt games. We've seen how teams in recent memory approached the game theory of that point system, and it was boring as hell.

I would much prefer they go to ties and no OT, than routinely wasting 5 minutes of everyone's lives that we can never get back.

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