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Old 01-22-2020, 04:21 PM
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If the playoffs started today, Toronto would be out. This is not a surprise to me.
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(I wrote that in Cherry's voice.)

None of the alternative point schemes get the Kings out of last place.
I figured it was not an actual Don Cherry quote but you did a good job at channeling him.

Kings certainly had their good years so enjoy your memories. Still waiting for the first Stanley Cup for the Canucks.
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I'm on board with this, and I will happily put a sharp stick in Brian Burke's eye if necessary.
https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...-points-system

The article fails to recognize the possible (implied or otherwise) collusion of inter-conference games played to a regulation tie. There is more incentive for each team to get at least one point than there is to keep the opponent from getting one point.
I read that article and have heard of this system change bandied about for a while. I think I could be convinced to get on board.
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I'd much rather get rid of shootouts and go back to games ending in a tie, but if we're going to make a change to the point system definitely make winning in regulation worth more. It won't change much if anything in the standings, and no one is going to be eliminated from playoff contention at Christmas (unless you're the 2019-20 Detroit Red Wings) but since ties no longer exist, I hate that winning in a glorified skills competition counts as much as winning in 60 minutes. [No, getting credit for that in ROWs for the first tie-break isn't sufficient.]
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Owners rejected it in 2007. Reasoning, same as Burke's I believe, was that teams would be eliminated too early, resulting in lost ticket revenue for the final 10 home games or whatever for the losers.
I say, yeah, losers, you DESERVE to lose revenue. Field (Ice?) a better team, instead of just sitting back and making money regardless of whether your team wins or loses.

Should go to:
a) 3 points for regulation win.
b) 0 points for regulation loss.
c) 2 points for an OT win.
d) 1 point for an OT loss.
e) 1 point each for OT tie.
No Shootout.
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I'm on board with that, it's what I would suggest. But honestly, every time this topic comes up there's 87 different ideas to sort through and you can predict the arguments that are going to be made. It's kind of boring by the 5th or 6th time; it's not even interesting the 166th time.
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Also, Pro/Rel. Plenty of minor league that can be divested by NHL, and make these teams/owners deserve playing the game.
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I don't see pro/rel happening in a U.S.-based professional league in my lifetime. It's more likely you see a number of teams join together and break away and form their own league that's separate and distinct from (and exclusive of) the original, but even that I don't think is terribly likely.
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Can we just get rid of this whole All-Star shitshow? It ain't hockey.
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Can we just get rid of this whole All-Star shitshow? It ain't hockey.
Yeah, I just totally ignore the NHL All-Star festivities.
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