Thread: PGT: Oilers Win 3-2
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02-24-2013, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by misfit View Post
There's an even simpler way. Just give points to the winning team, and none to the losing team. Why give points to OT/SO losers at all? I mean, with no chances of a tie thanks to the shootout after a 5 minute OT, what's the benefit to the loser point in any form?
Well, supposedly:
-to make teams less afraid to lose in OT
-to make the shootout more tolerable for those that hate it

Really though, having some games be worth more points is moronic. It basically encourages teams to play low scoring hockey since less goals means a greater chance of a tie at the end of regulation.

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