Here's a thought. Everyone hates the "loser point" because it makes some games worth more than others (which can effect other teams in the standings) and because people are afraid that players play it safe to get "at least one point", thus bringing on the shootout.
How about if we have 2 points to the winner in regulation or overtime, and 1 point for winning a shootout. Loser gets nothing either way. If everyone knows that they're going home empty-handed with a loss either way, but they only get a point for winning in the shootout, they'll kill or die to get it done beforehand.
Yes, it has an effect on the standings, but it only hurts the teams that let it go to a shootout instead of their competition.
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