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01-05-2004, 08:32 PM
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But there are a lot more ties than before the rule change.
The problem before the rule change was that teams didn't really try and win in OT, they just wanted the point. They didn't want to risk losing that point if they lose in OT. The NHL wanted the OT to be more exciting, so they guaranteed the point for going to OT.
Now teams just want to make it to OT so that they are guaranteed at least one point, so now instead of OT being boring, the last 5-10 minutes of the 3rd period are boring if the game is already tied.
Hell, let's just have a shootout after every period that ends tied. Then give a goal to the the team that wins the shootout.
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