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12-28-2012, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by IkeaMonkey View Post
I don't get how it creates less parity really? I never understand the rationality that certain situations benefit teams. Like Overtimes or 4v4s or Shootouts. Every team is still playing with the same puck and the same nets. Columbus has just as good of a chance to win/lose in regulation as they do in overtime or shootouts. It's not like there's a hidden variable involved that says, "+10 Win Chance" to the Kings because the game goes to OT. The puck still bounces the same way...

I think the loser point is what turns a lot of casual observers away from the NHL, really. At least those I've talked to.
It makes the standings close...thereby driving up attendance.

This is a business people.

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