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In Topic: Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

20 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

Doesn't make a lot of sense....if you lose in OT, you get 1 pt, but if you make it through OT and lose in the SO, you get no points?


Yea. Having re-thought this, I think it'd be better just to scrap the loser point altogether and go with winner takes all in OT and shootout. But there has to be something done about reducing the amount of shootouts. 

In Topic: Rule Changes in the AHL (what the NHL has considered)

20 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

If the league is really concerned there are too many shootouts, here's what I think would be an interesting idea. 


Play the full 60 minutes as normal, if it's a tie, each team gets 1 point heading into OT.


Play 4 on 4 OT but with a dry scrape and long changes


But, if the game remains tied after OT and goes to a shootout, remove the single point from both teams and go winner takes all. 


Makes it a gamble to go all conservative in OT praying for a shootout. Not sure if my intended purpose would work though.


Having thought about all of those rules, them helmet one is the worst damn thing. If they were really that concerned with players getting head injuries because they've lost their helmets, then just blow the damn whistle! 

In Topic: NHL Trivia: Team Leaders in Goals, Assists, Wins, PIMS

20 July 2014 - 03:37 PM

Wound up with 66 but should have 70 if not for some stupid spelling errors. 


Weakest part for me was the PIMS. That was hard! 

In Topic: 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

20 July 2014 - 03:13 PM

Meh, add it to the list of all the other things that were supposed to transform Detroit:  Comerica Park, Ford Field, The SuperBowl, the All Star Game, the Casinos, the Cobo Expansion.  I'll believe it when I see it.  There was supposed to be a big entertainment and housing expansion with Comerica and Ford Field, too.


Not getting all the affection for Joe Louis Arena.  That place was a dump even before it opened.  It was totally thrown together without much thought.


So what is wrong with the Joe in your opinion? 


I may have a slightly biased sentiment in the fact that obviously I'm a Wings fan and I saw my first hockey game there, but there isn't much I can say I don't like about it. The sightlines are way better than the other NHL rinks i've seen games at (ACC and Centre Bell), the standing room is the best in the league, the concourse and the general place has this old school atmosphere that makes me get really amped up for the game, and I don't know if i'm the only one, but I really really love walking up those steps before you enter the building. 


Yes it's crowded as hell in the concourses and bathrooms, it's old, it doesn't look that aesthetically pleasing from the outside for some, the seats are worn, but frankly, I couldn't care less. I'd take a building like the Joe that has a million times more character than a septic, cold brand spanking new rink anyway. 


Now, that's not to say that the new building will be like all the other ones that have been built. And after seeing and reading about the plans today, I'm definitely excited. But I will definitely miss being right on top of the action for sure. 

In Topic: Dekeyser/Tatar status update

20 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

Yea they won't let a former first round pick just go away for nothing. Especially not after the Quincey debacle. I could see them trading him away for maybe like a 5th or 6th rounder, but they wouldn't just let him go like that.