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#2496841 In Memoriam: 19/12/1926 - 18/03/2004.

Posted by MacK_Attack on 18 March 2014 - 08:28 PM

Bring in the 3 point system. Making a regulation win more valuable will make teams want to win in regulation, rather than suck the life out of the game to try and guarantee a point and then take a gamble in a shootout. That combined with Holland's idea for OT would significantly reduce the amount of shootouts we see. My guess would be by over half.


Just get rid of the OT point. If there's no incentive to get to overtime, teams will stop strategizing with overtime in mind.


Teams play to win the game (or not lose) in the first 40 minutes. If it's tied or a one-goal game heading into the 3rd, the entire focus is getting the game to overtime. They will grind the game to a halt to ensure they get that point.


I don't like the idea of 3-on-3. I don't like the shootout because it's gimmicky and decides a hockey game with a skills competition. 3-on-3 isn't far off that. Just do away with the loser point and have a 10-minute 4-on-4 and I think there would be a tremendous decline in the number of games going to a shootout.

#2496394 In Memoriam: 19/12/1926 - 18/03/2004.

Posted by MacK_Attack on 18 March 2014 - 10:38 AM

I never hated ties, I just hate that teams completely shut the game down to ensure they got the single point.


The addition of the loser point helped alleviate some of that, but then you had teams shutting the game down in the 3rd period to ensure they get to overtime. That's what you see nearly every game when it's tied in the 3rd period.


The solution is simple. Get rid of the loser point. It was introduced when there were still ties, but it serves no purpose today other than to reward losing.


People hate the shootout, but the real problem is that too many games get that far because far too many teams are happy to choke the life out of the game to ensure they get the OT point.


If you take away the incentive of getting to overtime, logic suggests teams may actually try to win a tied game in regulation.

#2451410 Tootoo Waived

Posted by MacK_Attack on 06 November 2013 - 03:02 PM


I'm almost positive but someone may have to clarify this for me also; it's to my knowledge that the new CBA allows players to get called back up to the NHL without re-entry waivers. This move would give cap relief for the franchise while allowing them to use Tootoo as a 2-way contract(?). If they do want to re-use him now, they don't need to pass him through waivers again. Again, this is what I believe the new CBA allowed, but i'm not a CBA expert by any means. I do think that if he comes back up to the NHL though... he has to re-pass through waivers. THey must likely tried to move him over the past few weeks, got nothing and then decided to let him to go waivers in order to relieve cap space.


There's no longer re-entry waivers.


Under the new rules for players on one-way contracts in the AHL, teams get $925,000 in cap relief (pro rated) if they send down a player who makes more than that. The player continues to collect his full salary in the minors.

#2440153 Leafs re-sign Phil Kessel

Posted by MacK_Attack on 01 October 2013 - 11:20 AM


Oh yeah, for sure. I know you're a big Leafs guy Mack, are you happy with this deal?


It's fair. He's become one of the best players in the league. I think I heard only three players have more goals than him over the past three seasons (Stamkos, Perry, Ovechkin).


He's bought into Carlyle's challenge for him to play in his own zone. Obviously, he won't win any Selke's, but he's back there doing his part. He put up big numbers now that he has started collecting assists, so you have to pay the guy in that elite category.

#2440146 Leafs re-sign Phil Kessel

Posted by MacK_Attack on 01 October 2013 - 10:56 AM

I like Kessel, but that's a lot of money for a mostly one-dimensional guy.


He has vastly improved his defensive game. He actually back checks now.


Plus, it turns out he's a pretty decent playmaker, too.

#2440131 Leafs re-sign Phil Kessel

Posted by MacK_Attack on 01 October 2013 - 09:54 AM

8 years. $64 million.

#2322495 Doan staying in PHX 4 yrs $21.2 mill

Posted by MacK_Attack on 27 July 2012 - 01:21 PM

$7.5 million for Doan is outrageous, and there's probably a GM out there who will give it to him.

#2310206 Shanahan snubbed from HoF induction

Posted by MacK_Attack on 26 June 2012 - 07:59 PM

Shanny deserves to be there, and will be.

Sundin lugged around dead weight for wingers for almost 13 years and still scored over 1,300 points. He took Jonas Hoglund, an absolute worthless sack of crap of a hockey player and got nearly 30 goals out of him.

#2254340 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by MacK_Attack on 09 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

I'll bet the Leafs wear one of these two uniforms:

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#2254229 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium Finalized

Posted by MacK_Attack on 09 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

We'll see what we can do on this side of the border to turn this thing into a Leafs home game. :P

Going to be a lot of fun.
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#2228581 Crosby coming back

Posted by MacK_Attack on 21 November 2011 - 09:19 PM

The amount of bitterness in this thread is hilarious.

#2210814 Brendan Smith suspended for 5 games

Posted by MacK_Attack on 30 September 2011 - 10:29 AM

It's actually up to the president of the AHL if Smith can serve his time at the AHL level.

It's up to him if they let him play during his suspension, but he has to be on an NHL roster for the games to come off his suspension. The AHL generally allows players to play when they are suspended in the NHL, only when it's a major suspension do they make the player sit.

All the AHL can do is issue a suspension of their own which does NOT affect the NHL suspension that he has to serve while on the NHL roster.

The Flyers had to do that with one of their boneheads a few years ago. They had to call him up before every game and then send him down immediately afterwards in order to take games off his suspension while he played in the AHL.

#2198362 Still some noise about Wings picking up a top 4 Dman

Posted by MacK_Attack on 13 July 2011 - 04:48 PM

This account is usually pretty credible on rumors, at least they have so far.

The only problem I see here, is that I dont believe there is anybody left we could be interested now that we have signed White and Commo. That leads me to think this is wrong.

What do you guys think? Who else is even out there? Would it have to be a trade to get anyone else?

That site seems really good because it deletes the stuff they get wrong.

#2196931 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by MacK_Attack on 06 July 2011 - 04:46 PM

They forgot "Connolly and Lombardi on the IR", but you can only fit so many words into a headline.

Still better than Lebda!

#2191612 MTL police investigating Chara

Posted by MacK_Attack on 29 June 2011 - 12:51 PM

Maybe the Montreal PD should worry about you know, REAL crimes. This is really pathetic that they are trying to question him on a hockey hit, sure it was a bad hit that resulted in an injury but it's Hockey, s*** happens.

It's Montreal. They get their panties twisted in a bunch anytime one of the glorious Canadiens are injured in a malicious attempt to destroy the Quebecois culture.

Had it been the other way around and a Hab had nearly decapitated a Bruin player, there'd be no police investigation, no Air Canada outrage. Nothing.