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04-26-2013, 08:33 AM
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I can't believe no one has said this yet. The NHL thinks ties are stupid, right? How does it decide ties? With shootouts. I think it's clear that every team that is involved in a standings tie should be invited to a giant shootout competition that pits teams head to head against each other until all ties are resolved. To make it even better, they could make a whole event out of it- the NHL has been successful with outdoor games, so I think they should do that. Also, it could be used to boost hockey's popularity by holding it in nontraditional markets like Florida or Phoenix.

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04-26-2013, 08:39 AM
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Who has the tiebreaker if Ottawa and the Islanders finish tied? ROW is equal

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04-26-2013, 08:45 AM
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Who has the tiebreaker if Ottawa and the Islanders finish tied? ROW is equal
See the NHL.com standings page which outlines the tiebreaking procedures. Essentially, it comes down to most points earned in games between teams with rules for only counting an equal number of home games for each of the two teams.

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Tiebreakers are the best way to decide. No need to change an already good system

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04-26-2013, 09:01 AM
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People here are missing the excitement that game would bring. 2 teams fighting to stay alive. We don't have enough of these games where you win, you're in playoffs otherwise the other team makes it in.

Though I would make it playoff OT instead of ending in a shootout.

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04-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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Shootouts #2, haven`t watched one live EVER I am proud to say, could care less when it benefits the team I play for or not.
You pick silly things to be proud of.

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04-26-2013, 09:12 AM
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You pick silly things to be proud of.
Matter of opinion, I love this game because of it`s team element, I love golf because of it`s individual element, would hate to see a golf tournament decided on a long drive competition

There`s absolutely no sense to a team being outplayed (as is often the case) and literally sitting back to secure at least one point, then winning a skills competition, if you can produce evidence that the shootout has helped grow the game, go ahead, I`ll wager there is absolutely no tangible evidence it has, and THAT is what the NHL brought it in for, to help grow interest and excitement in the game and it`s never been my thing.

I`ve watched highlights of em, and that`s it....if it`s such a wonderful part of the game, they`d decide playoff games the same way

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04-26-2013, 09:37 AM
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So what if you have 3 teams that are tied for 1 spot?
Or what if you have multiple ties for multiple positions? Like 2 teams tied for 4th place Plus 3 teams tied for 7th place.

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04-26-2013, 09:55 AM
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What if the 4/5 teams are tied in points. Do you force two teams securely in the playoffs to play an extra game to decide who gets to be the 4th seed and have home ice advantage? Where is that extra game played?

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current tiebreakers are fine
this ^^^^

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