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12-13-2012, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Pacem View Post
It is a loser point untill the NHL institutes a system where all NHL games are worth the same amount of points.

The NHL created a system where there has to be a winner and a loser for every NHL game. The losers of games that go into OT or SO are rewarded with a point even tho they lost.
That is why its called a loser point. NFL teams are not rewarded for getting to OT. Same with basketball. Getting to extra innings gives you no benefit in MLB. The NHL has a stupid system.
The thing is they didn't lose the hockey game. That concludes after 60 minutes. They tied that.

They lost the bonus round. But they had already earned their point.

And you can call it a stupid system, but hockey is too fundamentally different from football, baseball, and basketball, and in neither of those games do they play by completely different rules during the extra session.

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