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02-14-2011, 05:04 PM
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The idea that a shootout (gimmick) win is the equivalent of a true victory in regulation is the problem. They are not equivalent. Nor is losing in a gimmick the equivalent to losing in regulation. Any point system that doesn't recognize this fact is horribly flawed.

The current point system is flawed but at least it doesn't punish a team for failing in the shootout by punishing them with 0 points even though they were the equal of the opposition in the actual hockey game.

The only fair solution which keeps shootouts is the 3-2-1-0 system.
3 points for a real/OT win
2 points for a shootout win
1 point for shootout loss
0 points for a real/OT loss.

So obvious a caveman could come up with it.

But will never happen.

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