Rangers Devils Pre Game Talk: It All Comes Down To This
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04-08-2011, 04:12 PM
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I understand, but the problem is (imo) you cant have the difference between a win in a shootout and a loss being 2 points. That puts a huge amount of weight in the shootout, which goes against the team mentality of the game.
IF the NHL wants to get crazy and adopt something like: 3 pts for overtime/regulation win, 2 pts for shootout win, and 1 pt for loss in OT or S/O, that would be interesting. Yes, i know that will never happen.
If it meant getting rid of 3 point games I would more than happily go back to having tie games. No loser point in overtime, 1-1 points for a tie.
We are good at the shootout but I won't let that outweigh the travesty that is a loser point, in any regard. In what other professional sport anywhere are you awarded for a loss? Losing is something that is intended to be avoided, not rewarded.
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