Community Vote: NHL Playoff Disconnection Rule

Discussion in 'Leaguegaming Hockey League (LGHL PSN)' started by GonzoArmstrong, May 16, 2019 at 6:04 PM.

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Change Playoff Rules so disconnects are an automatic restart with a penalty issued

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    11.6%
  1. GonzoArmstrong

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    The current playoff rules for disconnections are the same as the regular season where you wait till the end of the period. This method works well for the regular season as having to restart every disconnect would be very time consuming. However for playoffs where the games matter so much more I would like to propose that a disconnect is an automatic restart with a penalty to the team that disconnected where you kill the time down until it was at the same point.

    Playoff games should not be decided by the CPU whether its good or bad. Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals for PSN had a CPU taking a 5 minute major with 5 minutes left while CGY was up 2-0 and game got tied 2-2 and then CGY had to take the 2 minute penalty on top of that. That's just an example of the negative effect of the CPU playing but if say the CPU had scored a game winning goal in playoffs that is a huge factor in deciding the outcome... nobody would be happy about that either I'm sure.

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    Didn't the CPU score the GWG in Game 1 of the SJS/LAK series?
     
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    I am in favor of this idea.
     
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    Yes, it was a traumatizing event and it carried into game 6. Where just like game 2 we got a penalty with 5 minutes to go and I started getting flashbacks to game 2 and when my ptsd kicked in I was never the same. But, good news polska has promised to get me the best sports physiologist money can buy. I will be better than ever for next season.
     
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    Yea, which is exactly why I propose this rule change. Nobody should want CPU's deciding playoff games.
     
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    I agree with the idea but based on the response I got from my poll, even though just about everyone wanted the change, you won’t see a change.
     
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    I had asked McDonald about it and he said he liked the idea and to make a poll to see what the community feels. If the community response is strong enough I could see them making a change here.
     
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    I hope it does change and I hope it works out. My poll had 92% in favor and I was told no.
     
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    7 Votes for Yes... At least 5 are from Calgary guys guaranteed.
     
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    Was the CPU taking a 5 major super unfortunate? Absolutely, but what happens when a team is in the offensive zone cycling the puck and possibly getting ready to score when the other team lags out? The other team just gets to say "welp so and so lagged out, Goalie quit"? If you are going to try and make this a rule, it has to be on the next whistle, this way it doesn't screw a team from their chance to score.

    I can also see this dragging the game out if one player just keeps disconnecting at the beginning of a period everytime
     
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    100%. Laval lost the series in round 2 because of this. We were up 2-0 after the first period and I got booted from EA (Was still in party, still online, just lost connection to EA servers) during the opening faceoff of the 2nd period. My team had to play all 20 minutes with a compy d-man who allowed 2 out of 3 goals on his side due to slow AI. The other team went up 3-2 and I had to come back in the 3rd and take a penalty. We didn’t get the slow minute at the end of it and ended up losing 3-2 (All 3 of their goals were scored during those 20 minutes when I wasn’t allowed to re-join) and that was game 6, removing us from what would have been an exciting game 7 and a possible entirely different outcome to the playoffs as a whole. Playoff games matter too much for that rule, in my opinion.

    Edit: Definitely agree that the restart should happen at next whistle, not immediately. Also agree that a penalty should still be taken.
     
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    Feel like you're forgetting that a disconnection is a penalty everytime... if someone lagged out 20 times at the start of a period... thats a long ass 5 on 3 lol.
     
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    Voted yes because I'm on Calgary and a computer fucked us in game 2.... thankfully
     
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    I'm guessing this is after the next whistle like goalie lag outs used to be? It's a good idea though, but people will abuse this to try and get their connection
     
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    This would be solved with my solution that almost everyone voted in favor for.
     
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    I think this is a extremely good idea.
     
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