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Goon
06-25-2015, 01:18 PM
Since college hockey is a major development route to the NHL, it would make perfect sense for the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee to approve the 3-on-3 overtime format. At a minimum, the NCAA should let the six leagues decide if they want to use the 3-on-3 overtime.
(College Hockey Should Adopt 3-on-3 OT (http://thehockeywriters.com/college-hockey-should-adopt-3-on-3-ot/))

joecct
06-25-2015, 01:36 PM
No!!!!!!! It's a gimmick.

However if you play the ot differently than you play regulation, you need to adopt a 3-2-1 points system.

FlagDUDE08
06-25-2015, 01:41 PM
Heck, let's just get rid of OT until the playoffs. After 60 minutes, it's a tie.

Drew S.
06-25-2015, 02:11 PM
Heck, let's just get rid of OT until the playoffs. After 60 minutes, it's a tie.

I like this idea a lot. I would like to see three points for a win, one point for a tie, and zero points for a loss too, just like how they do it in football. It makes the games much more exciting.

WeAreNDHockey
06-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Heck, let's just get rid of OT until the playoffs. After 60 minutes, it's a tie.

This. Always and only this. Low scoring sports, where all of the "scores" are equal in value, end in ties sometimes. I never left a tied game thinking I was missing something. In fact, a good tie felt pretty good -- almost like a win, and a bad tie felt pretty bad -- almost like a loss.

giwan
06-25-2015, 03:17 PM
Don't see what is wrong with a tie. The MOST popular sport in the world is quite happy with a draw. If the purpose is to draw the casual fan in, sorry but they aren't there for the game. Absolutely no reason to incorporate it into college hockey.

Split-N
06-25-2015, 03:36 PM
If it ain't broke don't fix it!!! There are games where one team simply isn't better than the other and the leagues that haven't caved into the shootout have been smart enough to understand that (at least up to now). College hockey isn't broken so leave well enough alone. And for gosh sakes, stop trying to copy soccer!!

FlagDUDE08
06-25-2015, 03:38 PM
If it ain't broke don't fix it!!! There are games where one team simply isn't better than the other and that haven't caved into the shootout are smart enough to understand that. College hockey isn't broken so leave well enough alone. And for gosh sakes, stop trying to copy soccer!!

We aren't completely copying soccer. This is why, during the playoffs, we play until someone scores.

purpleinnebraska
06-25-2015, 03:41 PM
Sure, the 3 on 3 can be exciting, but why use a format in the regular season that you won't use in the post-season? Teams can win (or lose) valuable Pairwise points because they're real good (or real bad) at a type of game that they won't see once the NCAA tourney starts.

And yes, I know the NHL does it, but maybe that's why an 8 seed like LA can win the Cup, or a team like the recent Anaheim squads can finish at or near the top of the regular season standings but never make the finals.

SCSU Euro
06-25-2015, 04:20 PM
The USHL is also going to 3 on 3 next season, at least partially.

They're going to a 7 minute overtime period that starts out 4x4. After the first whistle that's 3 minutes or more into the overtime, they switch to 3x3. I'm absolutely in the "A tie is a tie, leave it a tie" camp, but I've already lost that battle. Since the NCHC already is doing shootouts, which I am not a fan of (and not just bc my team can't score in shootouts), I'd rather have it go to 3x3 and have a higher chance of the game never going to a shootout. However, I don't like the idea of a 3x3 goal affecting the PWR. So if they did this, I'd say the PWR implication stop at 60 minutes... anything solved in OT goes down as a tie and is simply for conference points.

The Freds
06-25-2015, 04:28 PM
No, no, no! Did I say no! I don't like this, nor do I like shootouts. I am happy with a five minute overtime and a tie in the regular season. Sometimes a late rally to tie feels like a victory.

giwan
06-25-2015, 05:28 PM
We aren't completely copying soccer. This is why, during the playoffs, we play until someone scores.

Soccer at one time had the "Golden Goal" as well. FiFA nuff said

Bonin21
06-25-2015, 05:51 PM
There are so many options and because there are different current rules for the different leagues, this convo kind of just goes in circles.

In the end I prefer anything that reduces the number of shootouts. This makes the old 5 minute and done format the best...

joecct
06-25-2015, 07:05 PM
There are a number of us on this board who remember when college hockey played 10 minute overtimes. Blame the CCHA for the change.

Kepler
06-26-2015, 08:50 AM
Heck, let's just get rid of OT until the playoffs. After 60 minutes, it's a tie.

I approve this message.

Kepler
06-26-2015, 08:54 AM
There are a number of us on this board who remember when college hockey played 10 minute overtimes.

One of my enduring memories is Dave Shippel beating Harvard at Bright in overtime, and the numbers "5:55" on the score board. :)

Hammer
06-26-2015, 08:56 AM
There are a number of us on this board who remember when college hockey played 10 minute overtimes. Blame the CCHA for the change.

I think you might have part of the answer here. 10 minute OT, 5 of which is 4x4, and the last 5 of which is 3x3. If you can't decide a winner after 70 minutes, it's a tie.

gochiefs
06-26-2015, 09:28 AM
There are a number of us on this board who remember when college hockey played 10 minute overtimes. Blame the CCHA for the change.

They used to clear the ice before the 10 minute OT. Sometimes you would wait 15 minutes before the OT and then the game winner would come less than a minute into OT.
It was worth the wait if your team got the game winner. :)

LtPowers
06-26-2015, 09:41 AM
They used to clear the ice before the 10 minute OT. Sometimes you would wait 15 minutes before the OT and then the game winner would come less than a minute into OT.
It was worth the wait if your team got the game winner. :)

That's the only thing that bugs me about sudden death OT in the playoffs. =)


Powers &8^]

FlagDUDE08
06-26-2015, 09:47 AM
Soccer at one time had the "Golden Goal" as well. FiFA nuff said

Yes, but they did two overtimes, then two sudden death overtimes, then PKs. So they condensed it down. Hockey is straight sudden death.