Originally Posted by top6
My proposal is this.
Eliminate overtime in the regular season, and if teams are tied at the end of 4 quarters it's a tie game.
In the playoffs, play sudden death over time as is, but always give the team with the lower seed the ball. Alternatively, just keep playing 7 minute over time periods until someone has won.
I hate ties. As a fan I watch a competitive event to see a winner and a loser. I'll take a sorry OT system over a tie