Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/24/13 at 09:38 AM ET
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
I've tried to be a faithful defender of the NHL's system of three-point games, and since the league went to a shootout in 2005, that's what I've been. But I'm finally tired of it.
While I do not want the NHL to go back to the old system, where ties were awarded, the system used now is being rigged too much to get games to overtime and get that all-important "loser's point."
The most boring hockey one can watch now is the third period of a tie game, and it shouldn't be that way. Teams are packing it in, playing conservatively to get the game to overtime and get the one point. Even in overtime, when it's 4-on-4 and it's supposed to be out-of-your-seats, firewagon hockey, too often the action is falling flat.
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