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NHL Misses An Opportunity To Right A Wrong

According to, "[t]he NHL will not change to a three-point system for wins during the 2007-08 season after the league's general managers universally gave the idea the thumbs down at their annual meetings in Naples, Fla."

Brilliant. I ranted on this last year, so I'll spare you that now, but the simplest of questions remains unanswered: why are some games worth three points in the standings while others are worth only two?