Triumph Posted August 12, 2011 Share Posted August 12, 2011 I'm completely agaisnt penalties going their full time (save for majors, obviously). It would just be a cheap way of saying "look at us, we don't have low scoring games any more!" It would make players that much more scared to play a physical game, out of fear that during their 2 minutes in the box, their team goes down by 2, 3, or even 4. How many more goals do you think would be scored if power plays lasted a full 2 minutes? I don't think very many more, although 5 on 3s could be deadly. League average looks to be about 6 goals per 60 minutes, or 1 goal per 10 minutes at 5 on 4. It looks to be around 20 goals/60 at 5 on 3, or 1 goal every 3 minutes. So, consider that, and then consider that the extra PP time will only exist if a goal is scored, and you're looking at what, 5 more goals per team? BTW, the rule as it is now is unquestionably a gimmick. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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