Enough Already: Fixing the NHL in 5 easy steps
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08-18-2012, 10:08 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
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This is off topic but i would get rid of the loser point and the shootout , imo it's bushleague . I'd go back to 2 pts for a win and one for a tie with 0 pts awarded for a loss and 10 min o/t .
You could try what soccer does and award 3 pts for a win and 1 pt for a tie , this would encourage and reward teams that actually try to win instead of playing to get into overtime and gaurentee themselves at least the loser point .
Have you forgotten what happened to the game-play when this system was in place? ... Perhaps you aren't old enough to remember the NJ Devils of old. When you put point value on a tie (or heaven forbid the immense extra value of 3 points on a win), teams fall back into defensive systems that avoid losing rather than trying to win. I for one don't want to go back to 60/82 games being 0-0, 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 decisions. Even less so the prospect of longer overtimes in defensive shells.
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