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A Blog to Remenda - 4/22/2013

Monday, 04.22.2013 / 4:43 PM
By Drew Remenda - Sharks TV, Color Commentator / The Daily Chomp


I hate the loser point in the NHL.

I don't believe in points for trying.

I don't believe a good effort is good enough.

I don't believe a professional sports league should try to con it's fans into believing their team is better than it really is by fuzzy feel good loser points.

There is a right way to do things.

I don't believe a complicated "every game is worth three points system."
3 for a regulation win.
2 for an overtime or shoot out victory leaving the loser point with the losing team.

I have two problems with this idea.

Why is my overtime win worth less than a regulation win?
Why is the loser point still in the mix?

Add to all of this that in the current NHL tiebreaker rules a regulation win holds more value than a shoot out or OT win, makes me think of my friend "Gator".

It's time we put our BiG Boy pants on and stop complicating things.

"Gator never been about that!"

We simplify everything.

All games are worth two points.
Two for a win in regulation, two for a win in overtime or a shoot out win.
Zero for losing in any fashion.
Thanks for coming out, good effort, better luck next time, work on that DZone.

If the loser point was removed from this seasons standings points a couple of teams would move up in the playoff race.

St Louis would move up to fifth, the Sharks would move to sixth and the Dallas Stars would be in the eighth and final spot over Columbus.

If you don't want to take "Gator's" word then how about Albert Einstein who once said;

"If you can't explain it to a six year old then you don't understand it yourself."

Do you think the "Guardians of the Game" could explain the loser point to a six year old?

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