How will the draft order be determined from round 2 on?

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  1. Tap on the Ankle

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    Assuming the NHL doesn't increase the draft age to 19, we know that they are going to pull some sort of weighted or non-weighted 30 team lottery instead, to determine the drafting order. My question is, will whichever drafting order they concoct continue in that order for the remainder of the draft rounds? For example, if Buffalo ends up with the #1 pick, then Minnesota with the 2nd, etc., will Buffalo then get the 31st pick, Minnesota the the 32nd, and so on? I've never heard anything about this, so maybe this is already been decided and it's old news :dunno:

    But personally, I hope not. If the drafting order is going to be based purely on luck, it wouldn't be quite fair to continue that same order for the remainder of the draft. I'm hoping they do a lottery to determine the drafting order for each individual round. It'd be a shame if the same team who lucks out and gets Crosby also gets the first shot at the 2nd round.
     
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    Everything i've heard so far is a snaking draft. So #30 will pick again at #31 and the order of the first round reverses during the 2nd, goes back to the 1st round order for round 3, backwards for round 4 so on and so forth.
     
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    I sure hope so!
     
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    If that were the case (which I seriously doubt...I don't see a snaking draft in any pro league becoming a reality), would you rather pick 2nd and 59th or 30th and 31st?

    Interesting question if you ask me.
     
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    I think anyone who gets the first round pick should not get another pick until the end of the third round. And what happens if origional position is #15? Then you pick 15, 45, 60, 75 etc...
     
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    2nd and 59th, for me. While picking 30th and 31st would certainly yield a couple solid prospects, I'd rather pick 2nd (or anywhere in the top 10 for that matter) and be guaranteed to get a top notch prospect.

    But I suppose it would vary from team to team. Some teams (like Toronto or Colorado, perhaps) would likely benefit from the extra depth that picking late in the first and early in the second would bring. But then again, a higher pick is more likely to yield a better prospect, so it's tough to say.
     
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    Well for the Leafs this year we traded our 2nd and 4th away so a late round pick in the 1st round is of no benefit. Agree with you on picking higher and getting the top end prospect anyways.

    The snake idea for this year only makes sense vs. keeping it the same order throughout or having a lottery for each round.
     
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    I think this one is dead easy. The pick you get at #59 isn't much different than the one you get at #31, relatively speaking. The sure things are gone, and you're just as likely to get a bust as you are at #59. Many a team has picked up a better player at #59 than #31 over the years.

    '91: #31 Martin Hamrlik (bust), #59 Michael Nylander
    '92: #31 Denis Metlyuk (bust), #59 Ondrej Steiner (bust)
    '93: #31 Scott Langkow (bust), #59 Kevin Paden (bust)
    '94: #31 Jason Podollan (bust), #59 Vitali Yachmenev
    '95: #31 Georges Laraque, #59 Vladimir Tsyplakov
    '96: #31 Remi Royer (bust), #59 Tom Poti
    '97: #31 Jeff Zehr (bust), #59 Jarrett Smith (bust)
    '98: #31 Artem Chubarov, #59 Todd Hornung (bust)
    '99: #31 Charlie Stephens (bust), #59 David Inman (bust)
    '00: #31 Ilja Nikulin, #59 Ivan Huml

    That's a pretty remarkable string of crap at #31, actually.

    Now, how about #2 vs #30? I think I'll take #2 every time.
     
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    every round will be determined by the lottery. only question is will every round look like the first or will it be 'snaked'
     
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    2/59 might be better than 30/31 but if you pick #30 would you rather have 30 & 31 or 30 & 60??

    obviously getting the high first rounder is still better, but for teams that get low picks in the lottery doing it this way gives them an edge in the 2nd round and evens things out a little bit.
     
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    I hope they reverse the order, but I hope it stays reversed.

    IE if Minnesota picks 2nd overall, they then pick 58th, 88th, , 108th, etc.

    And let's say Philadelphia picks 30th. They pick 31st, 61st, 91st, etc.

    I hope I did the math right. But that would seem pretty fair to me.
     
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    it definitely won't do it like that, it'll be alternating rounds so you pick 1, 60, 61, etc
     
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    I hope they snake it either way. I really hope the draft is a 1-30 shot for everyone.
     
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    It just makes sense to do it that way. This probably wont happen, but have a 1-30 shot for the first round, then for the next 8 rounds have teams that didn't make the playoffs in the previous year get more lottery balls. The snake draft sounds like a good idea.
     
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