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02-04-2013, 09:28 PM
Butch 19
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Originally Posted by weaponomega View Post
10 minutes of 4 on 4 OT.
I doubt this is possible for several reasons:

1. The ice is in terrible shape when OT starts. After 5 minutes, it's even worse - the puck jumps all over the place. And you want to double the possible time?
2. tv broadcasts. 5 min OT and shootout puts a limit on their broadcast. 10 minutes of 4 on 4 hockey on terrible ice is just not that appealing.
3. The NHLPA will not be open at all to having their tired, star players skating even more on terrible ice. When the 1st star player gets injured after 8 minutes in OT due to bad ice / exhaustion / cheap shot, imagine the threads.

The OT and SO is set up as good as can be expected right now. No need for change to any of it.

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