Around the NHL: Part **** 3-point games
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04-08-2013, 09:59 AM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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The problem isn't the "loser" point itself. You deserve a point for the tie in real hockey and should not get nothing for losing in a gimmick like the shootout. The problem is, that these games are worth more than real wins. Actually winning by playing hockey has to be worth more than winning the shootout or losing it twice. Three point games are the obvious solution, but the NHL will never adopt it as the current system keeps the playoff race tight. Exhibit A: The 2013 Debbies
Well, basically I've been saying the same thing since the new system was adopted.
Win a game in 60 minutes: 3 points
Win a game in OT or Shoot-out: 2 points
Lose a game in OT or Shoot-out: 1 point
Lose the game in 60 minutes: 0 points
That way, in every game, 3 points are awarded and teams will actually work harder in the final minutes of reg. time for that extra point.
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