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In Topic: 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

10 December 2014 - 05:41 PM

The Leafs are due for a complete stinker. Leafs are tired, Wings are rested, so it seems this would be the one.


Seems fair, though. The tables will be turned on Saturday.

In Topic: 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

10 December 2014 - 04:46 PM

James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Joffery Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Mike Santorelli
Daniel Winnik - Peter Holland - David Clarkson
David Booth - Trevor Smith - Richard Panik

Dion Phaneuf - Cody Franson
Jake Gardiner - Korbinian Holzer
Morgan Rielly - Stephane Robidas



Leo Komarov - Concussion

Roman Polak - Knee
Brandon Kozun - Healthy

Stuart Percy - Healthy
Carter Ashton - Suspended (16 of 20)


Starting goalie not announced, despite being reported otherwise.

In Topic: Joe Louis Arena to be Demolished

17 October 2014 - 01:25 PM

Can I push the button?

With all due respect, it's a craphole.

In Topic: 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

17 October 2014 - 10:25 AM

JvR - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Winnik
Komarov - Santorelli - Clarkson
Kozun - Holland - Panik

Phaneuf - Franson
Gardiner - Rielly
Percy - Polak


In Topic: In Memoriam: 19/12/1926 - 18/03/2004.

21 March 2014 - 02:58 PM

I don't know, getting rid of the loser point might push more games to OT and SO as opposed to having the opposite impact.  With the loser point, teams at least push harder for the win, knowing they have the safety net of the single point.  If you take that away, they might be more cautious and take there chances with the SO.


The problem is that there's so little incentive to win in regulation and the overtime is too short. If the game is tied in the 3rd period, they will make sure they get their point before they try to win the game. That's where the problem of the short OT comes in, because try as they may to win, it's hard to score with only five minutes to do so. The end result is a lot of shootouts.


Here's the best way to cut down on shootouts, IMO:


Use a winning percentage based system, or 2 points for a win and zero points for any kind of loss, if you want to keep a points system.

First tiebreaker in the standings is regulation wins.

Second tiebreaker is regulation + overtime wins. 

Overtime format of 10-minute 4-on-4, with goaltenders switching ends after the 3rd period. Then a shootout.


The problem is that the extra point for reaching overtime is too enticing for teams to risk by opening the game up in the 3rd period. The second problem is that a 5-minute overtime is generally too short. Hence, you end up with a lot of shootouts.


So you remove the incentive to reach overtime and you extend the overtime period to give teams more of an opportunity to end the game without having to play a shootout.


The other alternative is two points for a regulation or OT win, one point for a shootout win, zero points for a loss of any kind. I can't support any system that rewards losing.


Either way, it downplays the impact of the shootout on the standings and encourages teams to win in regulation.


As long as there is a reward for reaching overtime, teams are going to be all too willing to let a game get to overtime.