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#1 Howard He Do It?!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:02 PM

At the same time it [NHL] was considering all the changes that have made the post-lockout game so entertaining, it came within a Rob Blake vote on the competition committee of going to 4-on-4 in overtime. (His vote was the deciding one and he decided against it.)

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What a horrendously bad decision that would have been. I would have been livid had the NHL went to 4-on-4 OT in the playoffs. I understand it for the regular season and all because you want to have a clear cut winner quickly, but this is the playoffs. 5-on-5 OT playoff hockey is amazing and does nothing but good for the game. Why would you destroy that?

Thank you Rob Blake.

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#2 stevkrause

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:10 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but...

I love you Rob Blake.

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

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Here


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#3 Travis

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:16 PM

I never thought I'd say this, but...

I love you Rob Blake.


Rob Blake is awesome. I would've loved to see him in a Winged Wheel.

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#4 GMRwings1983

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:25 PM

:scared:

I'm shocked that the vote was even close. Who are those morons?
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:31 PM

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I'm shocked that the vote was even close. Who are those morons?


My thoughts exactly, do we know who else was apart of the vote?

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:06 PM

My thoughts exactly, do we know who else was apart of the vote?

I was apart of the vote. I had nothing to do with it.
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:07 PM

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I'm shocked that the vote was even close. Who are those morons?


Shanahan almost certainly voted in favor of 4v4 overtime. He even suggested, a couple of years ago, that he'd like to see the NHL move away from continuous overtime in the playoffs.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:10 PM

I was apart of the vote. I had nothing to do with it.


:lol:

Can you imagine the blowback if that were actually adopted? Who doesn't love a nice, long playoff OT? We would have virtually guaranteed to almost never see that if they went to 4 on 4.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:22 PM

How did it ever get that close?
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:50 PM

I was apart of the vote. I had nothing to do with it.


I got it. ;)

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:36 PM

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I'm shocked that the vote was even close. Who are those morons?

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I can't imagine them destroying the integrity of the postseason in this way.
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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#12 GMRwings1983

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

So if it was so close, then there may be a good chance that we'll see this implemented real soon.

I figured only a few guys would vote for it, and would get laughed out of the room. I guess not.
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#13 Howard He Do It?!

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:41 PM

Shanahan almost certainly voted in favor of 4v4 overtime. He even suggested, a couple of years ago, that he'd like to see the NHL move away from continuous overtime in the playoffs.

Somebody better slap Shanny upside the head then.

So if it was so close, then there may be a good chance that we'll see this implemented real soon.

I figured only a few guys would vote for it, and would get laughed out of the room. I guess not.

It's probably along the lines of changing the game to attract new fans. You know, those fans that will watch for a game or two and then never watch again. Never mind the thousands of loyal fans that feel s*** on by the NHL.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:46 PM

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 03:52 PM

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:12 PM

I think they should leave the 1st OT as it is... 5-on-5 for 20 min, and then all subsequent OTs should be 4-on-4.
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:16 PM

All of the overtime games this season have only lasted a few minutes anyways, and going back to last season exactly one game reached multiple OTs -- Wings-Ducks Game 2. Seems that the current system is resolving the large majority of extra-time games in rapid enough fashion, no need to try and expedite the process any further (at the price of the integrity of the game no less).

Edited by Heroes of Hockeytown, 20 April 2010 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:18 PM

Horrid idea. Wtf, Rob?

Rob Blake is awesome. I would've loved to see him in a Winged Wheel.


Well, depending on if the Sharks lose in the first round and want to rebuild, and how this may be Lidstrom's last year playing... maybe Lids' $5 million for which we've all pencilled him in could go to Blake for a one-year deal.

It's a thought.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:26 PM

Thank god for Rob Blake! This would have been such a terrible move for hockey! (on that note...surprised it didnt happen..). I look forward to seeing those rare double, triple OT games each year!
As everyone else said, I cant believe it was that close...
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:37 PM

Didn't Robert Blake get accused of killing his wife?

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Edited by GMRwings1983, 20 April 2010 - 05:37 PM.

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