And yet both have the ability to bore me to death. Hockey, even with it's apparently terrible sins of having a shoot out and the loser point (which I dislike myself), is awesome.
And yet both have a better more complete way to decide the outcome of their contests! Winning pct is the best way to seed teams NOT points with the ability to get rewarded for losing!
The day the NHL starts going "Hey, we really need to make this game more like golf and bowling," is the day I stop watching hockey.