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12-15-2011, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
you need to come to grips with the reality of hockey. its a defense first game. coaches will not risk a guaranteed point in the standings for a shot at two points in the standings if failure means zero points. if you were watching hockey in the days of the tie, they played for the tie. with ot, they play for ot and then for the tie unless the opposition makes a mistake. as it is now, all teams play for OT, many of those teams play for the shootout.

if you made regulation wins 2 pts and anything in extra time no points and a tie breaker only, conference rivals would play for the 0 sum.
Oh, I have no doubt that doing something like that would dramatically change the way the games are played. I just hate everyone griping about "3 point games" and then jumping to the simple solution of making everything a 2/0 split across the board, including shootouts.

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