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03-08-2013, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by LyleOdelein View Post
This point seems to have gradually become forgotten over time.

The loser point was brought in to liven up OT before SOs existed. Once the shootout came into being, it became the equivalent of a participant medal rewarding teams for making it through 60 minutes tied. The loser point is an anachronism that no longer serves its original purpose.

The fact that OT has to be defined as a separate contest from the original game in order to justify the loser point's existence is merely a reflection of how poorly thought out the sequence of rule changes was.
I agree with this , I was always in favor of giving points to the winning team and only the winning team . Hockey is the only sports where they reward the loser . It's like giving a gift to a spoiled child because you dont want him to be left appart and cry his ass off ,because he didnt get any gift on his brother's birthday .

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