Thread: I'm Just Sayin'
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01-12-2011, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by chaosof99 View Post
I don't know why the shootout has such a bad reputation. The matter of fact is that the game has to end some time and you can not use the overtime format the playoffs have in the regular season. It is too exhausting to the players, it gives teams a big disadvantage on back-to-back games and TV companies would go berserk. Ties on the other hand are completely and absolutely unattractive. The shootout on the other hand is an exciting part of the game. It doesn't showcase all aspects of the game, but there is definitely skill and intelligence involved.

The problem I see is simply that a shootout, while being a legitimate way to decide a winner, should simply not have the same weight as a regulation win. Hence my advocacy of the 3-point regulation win.
Agreed. If they are dead set on assigning a "winner" and "loser" to each game, then the SO is a good solution. However, it is completely unfair to give a team 0 pts for losing a stupid SO.

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