TurdBurglar Posted December 31, 2022 Share Posted December 31, 2022 After many years of being an advocate for the 3 point seeding system, I've finally come to the realization that it's not as good as I once believed. Currently Switzerland is 1-2-0-1(W,OW,OL,L) for 7pts and assuming Finland loses to the USA in regulation, which isn't a stretch, Finland will be 2-0-1-1 for 7pts. Somehow winning 3 games vs another team only winning 2 makes it even. Under the NHL point system Switzerland would have 6pts with 3 game wins and Finland would have 5pts with only 2 and an OT loss, as overall winning is more important than winning in regulation. I'm also assuming that over a longer period of time the 3 point system would have a more accurate ranking, but I didn't anticipate seeing this. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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