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!

 
  • http://deepinsidethekings.com/ wavesinair

    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?

  • Mike

    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.

  • quisp

    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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