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02-03-2013, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DL44 View Post
My team has.

My point is you are talking about the qualms of being a 9th/8th seeded team playing under a standard, known system equivalent for all teams. There is no scenario at seasons end where a TEAM is like "hey.. wait... wtf! but we have more wins!". FANS on the other hand.

Again - its minuscule issue considering who its effecting.

Of course you don't. No one who supports the 3-2-1-0 system believes it would have a negative impact on the game. That would be ridiculous.
I also understand what is appealing about 3210 system to some (actually a lot) of fans in theory..

But there is the other side of the coin. the one i laid out... and it's a very real one.

Ask yourself this...
The 3210 system is nothing new, its been around for decades in other sports... why didn't the NHL go to it?

Because they were trying to change the culture of the game at the end of them because coaches/teams were too conservative in not wanting to give the other team 2 points and risk 0. They were more than content with ties. Ties =/= getting fired or missing the playoffs... losing = getting fired or missing the playoffs.

As much as people like to think and dream that teams will now go ALL OUT for the BIG 3 pts in regulation... i can assure based on the history and business of the sport, it will be more OFTEN along the lines of "We better not drop 3 pts to this team and walk away with nothing! lets get the guaranteed 1 pt and take our chances at getting the bonus pt."

Teams were doing that over 2 pts ad nauseum ... imagine 3.

The NHL KNOWS this. They aren't some inept organization going blindly thru life despite what people would have you believe.

There's a reason you never hear about this from GM's or owners or Bettamn or coaches... and rarely from players. Because if was actually better for the game and would result in a superior more exciting product, it would be implemented.. yesterday.
ok. lets say that teams aren't willing to lose 3 points and get nothing. maybe the last 5 minutes of the period would be boring. but how is that really different than right now? especially down the stretch when points are crucial you see teams really tighten it down defensively so they can get that extra point...

the point of the 3-2-1-0 system is so that EVERY GAME IS WORTH AN EQUAL AMOUNT. you dont have some games being worth 2 and some games being worth 3.
and I personally believe that with the 3-2-1-0 system you will see better action down the last month or month and a half down the stretch when the teams from 6-10th really need those 3 points and stop the opposing team from picking up points. its a larger incentive, because they know if they let it get to OT, then they could LOSE ground on people above them because they only get 2 pts for the OTW isntead of a regulation W

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