Around the NHL: Part **** 3-point games
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04-14-2013, 12:45 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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I still keep seeing these kind of posts.
The whole reason why shootouts replaced ties wasn't because games were ending in ties but how teams played in OT: scared. Teams did not want the other team to get another point so they played blase. Only if the team had a PP or their backs were up against a wall with regards to the standings did teams want to attempt to play offensive hockey.
I have no problems with another 5 minute OT. As a matter of fact, just make the OT 10 minutes. Get rid of these "smart penalties:" a team commits a penalty with only 3 seconds left in OT, have the ensuing PP be the remainder of the OT. Actually, they should also do the same if a team commits a penalty with only a few seconds left in the 3rd.
I've always been a proponent of a 10 min OT, but never thought about what you speak of.
Very good point, and I completely agree.
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