How About This for “Settling” Tie Games?

Five minute OT. Two points for a win. Zero points for a loss. AND ZERO POINTS FOR EITHER TEAM IF THE GAME ENDS IN A TIE. That would get rid of the “protecting the tie” strategy. And it would be really fun to watch games between your rivals, rooting for the tie. The closing minutes of a tie game would be a f-ing frenzy!


  4 comments for “How About This for “Settling” Tie Games?

  1. October 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    I love the idea of zero points for a loss.

    Here’s my idea:

    Each team gets a 2 min. 5 on 3 (or 4 on 2?) powerplay in “overtime”
    If no team scores, no points.
    If both teams score, it’s a tie, 1 point each
    If one team scores, 2 points for them, zero for the loser.

    Plus, it actually makes the games shorter, and you can still root for rivals in other games to not score!

    Crazy, huh?

  2. Mike
    October 30, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    How about this idea. At the end of regulation, award 2 for a win, 1 for a tie and 0 for a loss, and everyone goes out for brewskis. Call me a radical.

  3. quisp
    October 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    I don’t know. I like the idea of no points for a tie. Or else, as you say, Mike, no OT and just call it a day. It’s just crazy enough to work.

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