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Missin Curfew talks potential NHL rule changes, best hockey fights

Scottie Upshall and Shane O’Brien discuss potential NHL rule changes, how a hockey schedule can affect a season and best fights they’ve ever seen.

The NHL logo is displayed at T-Mobile Park prior to the game between the Seattle Kraken and the Vegas Golden Knights on January 01, 2024 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Sports are always evolving, and fans and analysts alike look for ways they can tweak the game to try and improve it. Shane O’Brien and Scottie Upshall are back with another episode of Missin Curfew and they open this episode looking at the NHL’s point system.

As it stands, teams earn two points for a win, a point for a tie and a point for a loss in overtime or a shootout. O’Brien and Upshaw discuss changing the system to giving an extra point for a win and look at what it could do to the hockey standings and if it would be better for the standings or create more parity.

They move from this to looking at other potential changes. Some are cosmetic, like the color of tape on your stick and then the direction you should tape a stick. An interesting one is looking at changing the overtime rules. Currently, it drops from 5v5 to 3v3 in the regular season with sudden death rules. If no goal is scored in five minutes, it goes to a shootout. O’Brien and Upshall suggest dropping down to 3v3, then 2v2, and then 1v1 as an option.

The duo also discuss the best and worst hotels from NHL road trips, whether or not the Anaheim Ducks would have won the Stanley Cup with OB and the best fights that they have seen in their careers.

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