Announcing the 2005 Create-A-Draft Simulator

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  1. PecaFan

    PecaFan Registered User

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    Since there are so many theories about how the draft will work, I created a draft simulator that allows you to easily try out various scenarios, and see how a sample draft might look like. The program shows you how many balls each team has, their chances of winning, etc. It's flexible enough to do a weighted draft, or a straight one ball per team if you wish.

    You can adjust how many ping pong balls teams start with, how many they get or lose for making the playoffs, missing the playoffs, winning the Cup, winning the Lottery, and how many years to go back, from one to four years, etc. You can choose a minimum and maximum number of balls teams can have, so you can force all teams to have at least one ball, allow teams to have 0 balls, no more than 10, no more than 100, whatever you want. There's even an option to give a team's remaining balls to the worst team left once they've been chosen.

    Use negative numbers to take balls away, and positive numbers to give them. For example, if you want to take away 2 balls for each time a team made the playoffs, enter -2 for "Each Year Made Playoffs". Or, if you're generous and want to reward the good teams, make it +2, and teams will get more balls if they made the playoffs a lot.

    You don't need to enter all blanks, just leave something blank and it won't be factored in.

    Any questions or bugs found, just post here.

    The web page is at http://members.shaw.ca/vorpalbunnies/draftsim/
     
  2. Isles72

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    cool tool man !
     
  3. Fozz

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    Love it! Thanks man.
     
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    Marshall Hi beat writers!

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    Heheheheh. Lots of fun. Thanks!
     
  5. tom_servo

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    Very nice, but why are there separate fields for the maximum number of balls, and the starting number of balls? Wouldn't those numbers be the same?
     
  6. 666

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    Very well done.
     
  7. Hunter74

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    Man i hope my team has better luck in the actual draft than i did during this simulation.

    Pretty cool
     
  8. cjbhab*

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    Edmonton got first overall in mine, I hope it happens that way in real life, I'd love to see crosby in edmonton.
     
  9. DJmastamind

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    That is cool.
     
  10. DaveMatthew

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    So I did it 10 times using the rules eklund reported.

    Boston and Phoenix won twice.
    Islanders, Florida, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Detroit and Carolina won once.
     
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    This is what I got for mine...

    Draft Order:
    1. Buf
    2. Edm
    3. Phx
    4. Ott
    5. CBJ
    6. Nsh
    7. Tam
    8. NJD
    9. NYR
    10. Pit
    11. Det
    12. NYI
    13. Atl
    14. Min
    15. Fla
    16. Mtl
    17. Dal
    18. LAK
    19. Ana
    20. Wsh
    21. Chi
    22. Stl
    23. Bos
    24. Van
    25. Tor
    26. Car
    27. Cgy
    28. Col
    29. Phi
    30. SJS

    Very Interesting!!! Nice job Pecafan! :yo:
     
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    I hope I'm wrong on this, but as Canuck fan, its so hard to even realistically have hope of winning the lottery, as Vancouver has been shafted in almost everything that has to do with NHL drafting its not even funny anymore.
     
  13. The Joker*

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    1. Tam 2. Cgy

    Weird... that's the only one I did and it was weighted too lol
     
  14. tom_servo

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    Well, let me grant you closure: Vancouver will not win the 2005 NHL Draft Lottery.
     
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    Ottawa was like #24 in odds and ended up with #1...Tampa Bay got top 10
     
  16. First time I did it Vancouver got first overall.

    I hope that doesn't happen though :)
     
  17. Dave is a killer

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    I just ran it totally random ... Colorado dead last Ottawa first

    60, 1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
     
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    Now that was sweet.

    I'm addicted.. :D
     
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    This thing shows that anything is possible this year, good stuff, nice tool. Thanks for the work you did.
     
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    This was a great time killer. Nice work!

    I did it ten times at random. Atlanta and Carolina both won twice, and the other draft lottery winners were: Calgary, Nashville, Minnesota, NY Rangers, Philadelphia and Montreal.
     
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    heh, I had 3 sims in a row where San Jose got the 1st pick. I sure hope this is a sign of things to come...
     
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    that thing is awesome. Thanks man.
     
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    boo. I just ran this thing 6 times in a row, with a very lightly weighted system and the Flames always picked 20-30. :cry:
     
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    Pittsburgh won it first try for me . . . hope that it is fate. I had it set for 4 balls, 3 years standings, -1 for making the playoffs, -1 for Stanley Cup, -1 for winning the Lottery:

    Draft Order:
    1. Pit 2. Bos 3. Nsh 4. NJD 5. Car 6. Van 7. Wsh 8. CBJ 9. Phx10. Ott11. SJS12. Cgy13. Buf14. Mtl15. Chi16. Min17. Ana18. Stl19. Edm20. Tam21. NYR22. Phi23. Tor24. Atl25. LAK26. Fla27. Det28. Col29. Dal30. NYI
     
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    Hmm...ran 10 times (3 balls per team, lose 1 ball for each year playoffs made over 4 years, lose 1 ball for every 1st overall pick and winning stanley cup), and the Oilers picked:

    11,26,19,4,30,2,4,20,8,6 for an average of 13th overall.

    Changed it to 3 years, and it went to:

    7,25,1,14,23,23,5,27,27,14 for an average of around 16th overall, despite better odds. I've got a feeling that on draft day I'm either going to be very happy, or very very sad.

    I think a new field should be created where a team gains a ball for every playoff series loss to Dallas.
     
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