tie=1 point for each team
loss (even in OT) =0 points
basically if you lose you get nothing. doesn’t matter if you made a game of it and went to OT. You lost. Nothing, nada, zero zilch.
Or maybe a modification of your idea where a regulation win is 3 points, and OT win is 2 points and a tiew is 1 point each, and a loss (even in OT) would be 0. essentially the disparity between teams who could win in regulation versus teams that play for the tie *cough*minnesota*cough* would be so great teams would be forced to play harder ion regulation in order to keep up points-wise.
maybe another alternative to the shootout would be to have an enforcer boxing match! hey! that’s exciting and is just as non-team-centric as a shootout!]]>
That means making a 5 man rotation, and re-working the point system.
I don’t think all “wins” are equal. There should be 3 points for a Regulation Win, 2 points for an OT win, and 1 point for a SO win.
That makes SURE teams will play harder late in the game to get that goal, and not sit on a lead or tie to play for OT or a SO. That would bring scoring up (as teams trying to get a goal late in the game will either get it, or give one up), eliminate ties, create a TON of excitement (from fans hoping their team gets all 3 points), and still create an emphasis on team wins, while still rewarding individual effort to some degree.
I really haven’t heard a better way to do it, or any reason not to… anyone?]]>
and i think they said the shootout after every game so the players can get used to it, because in the regular season theres a possibility that teams wont have a shootout a month into the season.
but great points in the article, agreed]]>