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  • Only they don't call them "ties" anymore. If the score is tied at the end of regulation, each team still gets one point, just like before. All the overtime and shootout stuff after that is simply to decide who gets the one bonus point.
    • At least the resurrected NHL (Neo-NHL?) are giving a bonus point, in addition to the 2x1pt for tie. None of the 3 points on offer for a clear winner are evaporating at end of game.

      When the MLS tried Shootouts to get overtime-happy Americans to watch the first few seasons, they gave only one point to only the winner of the shoot-out, so the loser of the shoot-out did not get a point for a tie. Two points evaporated when it went to shoot-out.

      MLS dropped shootouts, reverting to international standard 1pt f

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      • At least the resurrected NHL (Neo-NHL?) are giving a bonus point, in addition to the 2x1pt for tie.

        But it's not a bonus point. You win, you get two points.

        None of the 3 points on offer for a clear winner are evaporating at end of game.

        But there shouldn't be three points on offer, unless the winner in regulation gets all three of them. Instead, the winner in OT or shootout gets same points as winner in regulation.

        I would predict the TV execs will axe the shootouts ... unless shoot outs pad the average game
        • But it's not a bonus point. You win, you get two points.

          Oh, that's not what I thought the first replier said. Yes, that does change everything. In Soccer, Regulation is worth 3 -- is Hockey only worth 2 in regulation, then?

          second tier networks

          With the MLB so-called World Series on FOX now, I'm confused as to what's 2nd tier and what's first ...

          Cheers,

          Bill

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          Bill
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          • Any win -- regulation, overtime, shootout -- is two points. A loss in regulation is no points, otherwise is one point. And there are no ties.

            I'd love it to be either what we had before -- win is two, tie is one, and no shootout or points for overtime loss -- or have a win in regulation be three, a loss in regulation none, and a win in overtime/shootout be two, and a loss in overtime/shootout be one. Or better yet, a tie be one for each, with the final point simply lost to the ether since neither team was
            • OHHHH.

              So nominally it's 2pts on offer, but if you lose in overtime or shoot-out you get a point you get a point and the winner gets one too, so teams could conceivably increase their expected value of points by conniving to tie in regulation and only start playing in OT !? That's wrong, yeah.

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              use Sig;
              • Each team can still only get a max of two, but the total amount of points that the two teams will get increases by one after regulation. So yeah, in theory, the Bruins and Maple Leafs could have agreed before Monday to go to OT, and have the Leafs win at home in OT, and then tomorrow to have the Bruins win at home. A guaranteed three points for both teams is better than each risking getting none to try for four!