Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:37 AM
I'm very surprised that the NHL would consider this but hey the shoot out is a gimmick and 3v3 would be even more of a gimmick.
Personally I'm fine if they keep it the way it is and just change the point structure to 3 for regulation win 2 for ot win and 1 for ot/so loss.
The problem now is too many teams play for the tie in the 3rd and changing the point system will help mitigate that.
Edit: just want to add that unfortunately I dont think the 3 point system will ever be used... The current point system is perfect for the NHL to keep the standings as close as possible to keep fans interested more.
It's been brought up many times, but the fact that there are three points total up for grabs in some games and two in others is silly. The system that makes the most sense:
3 points for a regulation win.
2 points for an OT win, OT wins count towards tiebreakers.
2 points for a SO win, SO wins do not count towards tiebreakers.
1 point for an OT or SO loss.
0 points for a regulation loss.
Gotta make regulation wins more of an achievement than OT/SO wins, but the NHL simply doesn't seem to want to break the "tradition" of wins being worth two points. But they'll happily mess with everything else...like implementing the friggin' shootout in the first place, have overtime played under different rules, etc.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 18 November 2013 - 09:38 AM.
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