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The shootout epidemic! Not so much...


Things are rosy past regulation in the NHL compared to a decade ago when ties were far too regular an event, but don't let that get in the way of complaining about the shootout happening too often...

The flawed NHL points system


NHL executives have kicked around the idea of changing the game,(again) in order to cover up something they don't like. Complicating the situation to water down the problem is simply setting the...

Don't say they're .500; Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs preview


Overtime and shootout losses are still losses, and while the Lightning have reached 17-17-3, that leaves them 3 games below .500. This, and some notes in our game day preview

My rewrite of the tie-breaker rules


After several weeks contemplating the vagaries of the current tie-breaker rules, I've come up with a new, improved version. This is the better way: Standings should be determined by w...

Calling OCD hockey fans: it's Tie-Breaker Story Problem #1


This is the first of six scenarios I have been mulling over regarding the potential impending tie-breaker cluster****. I'll put one up every day, or maybe every other day, or maybe all of them...

The Logjam in the West: who wins the head-to-head-to-head-to-head-to-head tie-breaker?


I'm in the middle of a bigger post on tie-breakers -- and still waiting for someone to definitively answer my tie-breaker questions -- but I thought I would post this fun little grid a few days...

I have a question or three about tie-breakers


We coming down to the wire, and it's at least possible that we'll see a three- or even four-way tie in the West. For that reason, I have been working on an excel chart to track the different...

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