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by Paul on 12/17/13 at 04:55 PM ET
Craig Custance of ESPN held an online chat eariler today...
When will they get rid of a point for an OT or shootout loss? Looking at the standings there are teams in playoff contention almost solely on their OT losses.
Craig Custance Yup. That's kind of the point. The more parity the better, even if teams are artificially inflated with loser points. Fans seem to hate it but the league likes the playoff race it creates. Not sure there's any movement to get rid of it, sorry Harv.
Hi Craig. The NHLPA supports Shawn Thornton to appel his susp. but where's the NHLPA love for Brooks Orpik?
Craig Custance Funny you should ask Ray, because we just had a chat with Craig Adams on that topic. I think it's one of the biggest challenges the PA faces. Hold on, lemme dig through my notes to give you
Okay, here we go. This is from Craig Adams: "It's something we've talked about over the year. IT's a question i've brought up to them before. It is tough. You've got two people representing two parties. You don't want to pick sides. The way we do it is we assign one side fo the case to somebody and assigne the other side of the case to somebody else. Just like in the legal system, you'er entitled to your defense and entitled to make a case.It's one of those things where you want everyone to be protecting but certainly you put emotion in it, when it's your team or it's you, you feel like, hey why are we defending this guy? IT's the way it has to be."
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