Ties would be brought back.
Shootouts would be relegated to the history bins.
A win would be worth three (3) points.
Overtime would last 10 minutes.
If there was no winner at the end of ten minutes you would have a tie.
A tie would give each team only one (1) point.*
OT could also be done as a five-minute four-on-four with the same point structure.
*= this for me is the central element of this system. It makes playing toward a tie very unattractive since both teams come away short.
Games would once again be decided by actually playing hockey instead of a series of staged breakaways. Not sure if I have missed anything or if this tweak would have the desired result, but I would love to find out. It would certainly be a low risk/high reward type of experiment from what I can see and might make the game more exciting. Perhaps this has been proposed before, but I have never seen it. Let me know if you have any thoughts.
In the meantime, back to our regularly scheduled butt-whooping of the Phailures.
Edited by AEWHistory, 05 May 2012 - 01:27 AM.