30 man lottery afterall?

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Cosis, Feb 28, 2005.

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  1. Cosis

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    Well in a stunning turn of events, it appears that we will have a 30 team lottery that will be weighted off previous 2 or 3 (thinks 3) seasons standings. I disagree with 30 teams but at least its weighted.

    I saw this in some tea leaves today if anyones wondering :shakehead
    After some fortune cards :shakehead had told me back in december there would be no playoff teams. I plan to ask a 3rd party independent crystal ball :shakehead , to confirm what the leaves said, and also I plan to ask the cards what happened to their prediction exactly. I can guess but nonetheless Ill ask.

    How on earth anyone can think the AVs, Wings, Flyers or Leafs would have finished anywhere near the lottery for first, is beyond me. I think this has more to do with tossing a bone.
     
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    Hmm. My tea leaves said it doesn't matter because the Kings will win whatever lottery there will be.
     
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    Because hopefully the weighting system will make is to the odds of one of those teams getting the first pick are as close as possible to the odds of them finishing near the bottom. And it is indeed possible that they would have, however slight of a chance.
     
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    Hell who cares as long as we have #2 pick I'm happy. ;)
     
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    brule in a leaf jersey at the third pick

    mmmmmmmm
     
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    Actually I forgot to clarify if all 30 teams have a chance at the top lottery spots. Might only be all teams positions are set by lottery and broken into 2 groups of lotterys. Silly me didnt think to ask that part. Ill see what more I can find out from the leaves, ball and cards. :shakehead
     
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    Oh I can just imagine it...

    With the 1st pick overall ... The Tampy Bay Lighting pick Sidney Crosby

    Nothing against Tampy but hey common they won the cup last year.

    :shakehead :shakehead
     
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    Good news for my team.

    :D
     
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    By most accounts the Capitals were picked to win the SouthEast in 2003-2004. They ended up winning the lottery. Need i say more?
     
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    Order of weight for 3 seasons..

    1. Columbus
    2. Pittsburgh
    3. Florida
    4. Atlanta
    5. NYRangers
    6. Carolina
    7. Chicago
    8. Nashville
    9. Washington
    10.Buffalo
    11.Anaheim
    12.Phoenix
    13.Calgary
    14.Minnesota
    15.Los Angeles
    16.Montreal
    17.Tampa Bay
    18.NYIslanders
    19.Edmonton
    20.San Jose
    21.St. Louis
    22.Boston
    23.Dallas
    24.Vancouver
    25.Toronto
    26.New Jersey
    27.Philadelphia
    28.Ottawa
    29.Colorado
    30.Detroit
     
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    The "average" thing doesn't work either. It doesn't take into account teams that have risen or fallen. For example the Kings(yes, my team :p: ) would have been one of the worst teams in the league this year whereas the Preds and Flames could have challenged for their division.
     
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    With all that's made of Washington not deserving another #1 pick, who would like to see Columbus (Nash, Zherdev), Pittsburgh (Malkin, MA Fleury, Whitney), or Atlanta (Lehtonen, Kovalchuck, Heatley, Coburn) have a go at it?

    :eek:
     
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    Wait--I thought Bill Daly was quoted as saying (by Kara Yorio of The Sporting News) that it would be a 30 team lottery --but based on the results of 2003/04--where did the 3 year finish average come in as any confirmation by an NHL official?

    Has there been any clarification by Daly or the NHL on this matter?

    My understanding of what Daly said was that all 30 teams would get a shot at #1,but weighted on just the 2003/04 finish...

    Thus if the Hockey Gods wanted to be really cruel,Chicago would get bumped down 1 slot to #3 AGAIN,and arch-fiend Detroit will somehow luck out and go to #1 and get Crosby by winning the lotto from their miniscule statistical chance...either them or some "big spender team" will luck out and win it---BECAUSE the Hockey Gods are cruel and enjoy a good laugh...
     
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    God are cruel? I'd consider myself lucky if I were a Hawks fan. There is no way in hell that they finish that low if a season were played.

    I guess that's what the Kings get for competing last season. They had every reason to quit, but didn't.
     
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    Hm, this thread must have been pretty important, to be exempt from the "Draft talk" thread.

    Oh wait, no it isn't.

    *gong*
     
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