Ron (capn_ahab) wrote in puckoff,

Scoring System

So I've been listening to lots of criticism about the shootout (which I happen to like because it gives the fans a resolution to the game).
I understand that a great deal of the criticism is about the points awarded. So I have an idea...tell me what you think:

Every game is worth 5 points.

If you win in regulation you get all 5, loser gets 0
If you win in OT you get 4, loser gets 1
If you win in Shootout you get 3, loser gets 2

Under this system, every game is worth the exact same amount of points (5) and points are awarded progressively based on performance. The premium thus is on winning in regulation, or short of that, winning in overtime.
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