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#1911883 Wow... this forum feels... awkward

Posted by Electrophile on 09 March 2010 - 12:09 PM

I don't like the reputation system either. We've clearly seen in this thread how it's being abused by people who are just going around giving negative points to people they don't like, regardless of what the post actually says. How does that promote a friendly and welcoming forum atmosphere?

I'm sure I'll get a slew of negative points for saying that, but anyone who does is merely demonstrating their immaturity. I feel bad for people like Jack (SWF) who always make solid and positive contributions to the board, and are getting caught up in this.

#1879923 The 5-year trial is over: Scrub the shootout

Posted by Electrophile on 01 February 2010 - 05:01 PM

QUOTE (Finnish Wing @ February 1, 2010 - 04:46PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So teams who basically just lose 15-0 playing lazy and sucking deserve the same amount of points than teams who battle hard and get to the OT.

A loss is a loss. There's no such thing to me as "Degrees of Losing", wherein certain types of losses are seen as better than others. The whole point of any competitive game, especially sports, is to win. Baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball, football.....whatever.

If the Wings lose 10-0 in regulation or 1-0 in OT, they still lost and it still sucks. The latter isn't more palatable to me just because they didn't lose in regulation.

#1879895 The 5-year trial is over: Scrub the shootout

Posted by Electrophile on 01 February 2010 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (Finnish Wing @ February 1, 2010 - 04:24PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tie (also called OT loss) should be more valuable than losing because it's just natural. I just don't understand why it's so hard to agree giving one point for the OT loss.

If you don't win the game, you don't get any points. It doesn't matter to me if it was a regulation loss or an OT loss. Teams should only be rewarded for winning their games. You don't see this in any other sport - can you imagine if the MLB did something like this? "Oh it's okay if you lose in extras, we'll give you a win in the standings just for hanging in there for 9 innings."

1 point for an OT loss is the hockey equivalent of a mercy f*ck. It's telling teams "Hey, don't worry about winning. Just get it to OT and we'll throw you a bone."

#1879882 The 5-year trial is over: Scrub the shootout

Posted by Electrophile on 01 February 2010 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (Finnish Wing @ February 1, 2010 - 03:54PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So basically first team A plays team B and the game ends 5-5. After which team C loses 15-0 to team A. Team B and C both get 0 points, although team B was easily the better team and.

3 win
2 OT win
1 OT loss
0 loss

Just do it like the rest of the world does. I mean really. I think that's the biggest issue here. Americans can't change it like that anymore because in Europe they already did it.

I don't think you're understanding my point. The Wings play the Penguins. After 3 periods, the score is tied 2-2. We go to OT. After OT, the score is still 2-2. In the standings, it counts as a tie but no points are awarded because neither team won. You're making this more complicated than it need be.

3 points = regulation win
2 points = OT win
0 points = loss, tie

See how only teams that win their games are rewarded? You get one less point for winning in OT, since you couldn't win in regulation. If you came up bupkiss.....oh well. Better luck next time.

#1879710 The 5-year trial is over: Scrub the shootout

Posted by Electrophile on 01 February 2010 - 12:29 PM

Why? There was no winner. You only get points if you win the game. A tie is not a win. It's not a loss, but it's not a win. If you can't win the game, you get jack s***.

#1879705 The 5-year trial is over: Scrub the shootout

Posted by Electrophile on 01 February 2010 - 12:20 PM

Count me in the group that says "eff the shootout". It's stupid, it's a gimmick, it should be reserved for the ASG or similar competitions, not games that count in the standings that affect playoff chances. It's ridiculous.

Furthermore, I'd like to see them re-do the points system. You only get points if you win the game. If you lose the game, you get no points. Stop rewarding teams who failed to do their job in the 60-minute allotted time frame. You play three periods. If the score is tied, you go to OT. If the score is tied after OT, it's counted as a tie in the standings and neither team gets any points since nobody won.

#1871721 Courmier suspended for season, playoffs

Posted by Electrophile on 25 January 2010 - 06:12 PM

Should have been for far longer than that, but I suppose beggars can't be choosers. Not that I'd ever wish physical harm on anyone, but maybe if he suffered from a hit like the one he levied on Mikael Tam, he might be less inclined to do it to someone else. Karma running over his dogma, if you will.

#1867668 Bettman says solving hits to the head will take time

Posted by Electrophile on 21 January 2010 - 03:49 PM

How much time does it take to issue a memorandum saying hits to the head are banned, and anyone found in violation of that will be suspended without pay for however long the person they hit is out of commission? The person you hit is out for the year? So are you.

#1768407 Hudler is a "LOSER". Literally

Posted by Electrophile on 20 August 2009 - 12:35 PM

Who give a rat's ass? What players do in their private lives as long as it doesn't affect their ability to play is none of our concern.