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01-07-2011, 12:45 PM
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Your Opinion : Running Up The Score

What do you guys think about running up the score? Is it part of the game to try and do as well as you can? Should people complain about it? Should your star players sit off if the game is a blowout in your favour? Does it depend on the situation (top PP, but they suck/need work)?

What do you guys think?

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01-07-2011, 12:47 PM
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I'm always mad at my own team throughout a game when they're getting torched. Whining about the other team is a good indicator you're not happy with your own and don't know how to express yourself properly.

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Doesn't bother me in the slightest, if you don't like the other team scoring against you, then stop them.

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If I was a coach, I would hope to score 15 goals every game. Even more. But if I'm ever on the losing side of a blowout, I'm not going to whine about how we're being embarrassed. You run the score up, you get ran up. Hockey isn't exactly about holding back.

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01-07-2011, 12:52 PM
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I find it more insulting if the team takes their foot off the gas when they are up 4 or 5 or whatever. Its a grown man sport. Like DrFeelGood said above, if you don't like it, stop them.

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I don't mind it a bit. NHL is a professional league and goal differential is one of the tie-breakers in the standings. You don't want to miss the playoffs because of some mysterious "code".

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01-07-2011, 12:53 PM
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60 minutes in a game - play every one as hard as you can.

When my beer-league team gets lit up (and it happens often), all I hear afterwards is *****ing and moaning at how the other team was still driving to the net with a 7-1 lead right to the end of the game - so what? I say never let your foot off the pedal. And in a league like the NHL (especially with partiy these days) blowouts don't happen so much anyways.

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01-07-2011, 01:22 PM
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I would blow them the **** out of the water. I wouldn't expect mercy, so I wouldn't give it.

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I have no problem with teams in any sport running up the score. This is professional sports, not house league. If you don't want to have your feelings hurt then you should either stop the other team from scoring, or use a blowout loss as motivation to get better.

If I'm a professional coach, I'd be angry if my players stopped playing their hardest at any point in a game. That's how you create bad habits.

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I have no problem with running up the score, but if I were a coach I would probably give my other guys a bit more playing time just for the sake of it.

I'm not saying bench the top guys though because personally if my team is running up the score, I want as many goals as I can get.

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01-07-2011, 01:28 PM
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I think there is less of an issue with running up the score than how players act while doing it. If you're celebrating your 9th goal in a 9-1 game like you just scored a Game 7 OT winner, that's pretty bush league.

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No such thing as running up the score in a professional sport.

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It's all stats in the end; every chance the players get to rack up points, for the team to add to its GF, it all helps, and I think it's actually disrespectful to the other team not to give it 100%

The only time pro athletes hold back is in friendlies, exhibition, etc.., but when it counts, give it 100%, they owe that much to themselves, the other team and the fans.

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01-07-2011, 01:31 PM
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If you want them to stop scoring, don't allow goals.

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No such thing as running up the score in a professional sport.
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I have no problem with it, other than the practical aspects; a game that is totally out of reach is a prime time for a guy to get cheapshotted, depending on the opponent of course. And it's also a good time to throw a bone to your depth guys.

Is it disrespectful to the losing team to throw out your top PP unit with an insurmountable lead? Maybe, but that's their problem. But I do appreciate it more as a fan when the coach uses it as a chance to give the icetime to guys who normally don't get it. Plus it's even more of a slap in the face if they still score.

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If they're complaining about you running up the score you're not scoring enough imo

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No such thing as running up the score in a professional sport.
It's just the other team getting spanked.

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If I were a coach, I would always tell my players to run up the score as much as they can for the sole purpose of humiliating the other team. Next time they play you, they won't be ''hungry for revenge'', they will be ''scared as ****''.

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If I were a coach, I would always tell my players to run up the score as much as they can for the sole purpose of humiliating the other team. Next time they play you, they won't be ''hungry for revenge'', they will be ''scared as ****''.
In fact a fair amount of times when a team does get blown out yet they will be hungry the next time two teams play.

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01-07-2011, 01:42 PM
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If your up by 5 goals in the 3rd, no need to be going all out to score more. However, often it's the other teams' fault. They start not to care, start playing soft, and even an opponent that's not going all out to score more simply is given more changes due to the increased poor play of the losing team.

So simply, with already a huge lead, don't go all out to score more, but if the opportunites are there why not take them.

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I fully expect both teams to give it their all for 60 minutes. However something like sending your A team PP out on a 5-3 with 2 minutes left and a 10-0 score I think is over doing it. I've seen teams where the game is in hand put out the muckers on a PP to reward them for a good game.

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It's their job to score goals. Let them!

Some of them also get bonuses for goals, assists, points in their contract.

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I fully expect both teams to give it their all for 60 minutes. However something like sending your A team PP out on a 5-3 with 2 minutes left and a 10-0 score I think is over doing it. I've seen teams where the game is in hand put out the muckers on a PP to reward them for a good game.
Exactly! Imagine if bot teams basically stop playing in the 3rd... The fans really get cheated.

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I'm fine with it but I can never do it myself when I play hockey. Whenever my team blows another team out I can't even bring myself to shoot the puck. Even when I have a great opportunity, I'll pass it off to somebody else. There's times where we'll be winning like 10-0 and the other team will pull their goalie just to try to score a goal and I'll have the puck one on one against a defender with the open net behind them. I still can't shoot it, it just doesn't feel right to me. Am I going to whine if other people do it to me? No. But I still can't do it myself.

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