Rumor: No weighted draft lottery

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  1. not quite yoda

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    Yvon Peldnault (who is anually ranked by THN as 1 of hockey's 100 most influential people) just stated on RDS (french TSN) that Bettman's plans to have a weighted lottery system have been abolished.

    Teams reportedly would rather each have 1 shot out of 30 to win the lottery.

    I'm just the messenger here.

    edit: here's another poster who heard it too... http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=146727
     
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    Which teams?

    I can't imagine Columbus, Rangers, Washington, Chicago, Phoneix, Florida, or Pittsburgh are too keen on one ball per team . . . . though I guess Toronto, Philly, Detroit, and Colorado are all ready to wet themselves with excitement.
     
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    Get the kleenex ready, cuz here come the tears. :sarcasm:
     
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    Apparently (thread on another board) it's been mentioned on Montreal radio today too.
     
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    Got any links???

    I really wanted to see Crosby in Atlanta or Columbus and there was a really good chance he'd end up in one of those markets, now its 2/30 chance .... IF this is true.. I won't believe it until I see a link or on tv.
     
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    That's fine with me if the unweighted lottery is solely for the purpose of determining which team will get the first pick in the draft, and then the remainder of the first round selection order is based on the reverse standings for the last season played, i.e., 2003-04.

    But then I am a Caps fan and that means they would pick no worse than No. 4.
     
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    As a Caps fan, I'd rather one out of 30 than Bettman's plan. It promised a bottom 15 for WSH and top 5-10 for ATL/CLB.
     
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    I care more about losing my top five pick than I do about losing Crosby (which we only had a small chance of getting).
     
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    Which prompts the question, just how brutal are the NHLs plans for getting overspenders under the cap if they are prepared to go equal odds for all teams in the draft?
     
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    I doubt that scenario happens...I think itd be more likely for them to snake the first two rounds.
     
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    What is this, a fantasy draft?
     
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    Washington and Pittsburgh almost as slim a chance at a top 5 w/Bettman's plan. If this *rumor* sticks, at least the high-end talent this year is distributed randomly. It would be hard to stomach to see the Jackets or Thrashers get a #1. Less so w/the Caps in that they've drafted top 5 like once in 20 years, and I'm a fan. ;)
     
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    I know, can you imagine Atlanta with the number one pick!! Good for them, bad for the rest of us in the SE.
     
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    If it's true I guess "the Manhatten Fix" is out.
     
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    Why would the League need to fix the Rangers chances? I would think missing the playoffs for seven straight years is enough to ensure them a decent chance at Crosby.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking through their high picks and after Kovalchuck, Heatley, and Coburn I threw up a little bit in my mouth- and then I remembered Lehtonen. Who in the SE wants to see that in a couple years?. :D
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Tampa is very good now (obviously) if they can hang on to Khabibulan and St. Louis.

    Atlanta, Washington and Florida all have a very bright future thanks to the prospects they've drafted since 2001.

    Carolina on the other hand... Well management managed to mess up as usual.
     
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    We do - - - providing Semin, Ovechkin, Ouellet, Fehr and company live up to their potential . . . . I see lots of Cap-Thrasher fighting for first in our future (a few seasons down the road)

    (And don't forget Florida, they could be scary good very soon - - - I think the SE is going from least to beast pretty soon)
     
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    As an Avs fan, this report puts a little smile on my face...especially since many fans of small market teams want to see the large market teams get screwed over every which way possible. I'd be in heaven if Colorado could somehow land a top 5 pick. However, I'm all about what's fair. I believe it is morally wrong to give all teams an equal chance at Crosby. Shame on the NHL for going against Bettman's proposal if this comes to pass.
     
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    I just want my top five pick dagnabbit!!!
     
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    As an Avs fan any lottery probably helps us as we usualy draft in the bottom 6.
     
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    well not any more if this is the real plan!

    yeah i'd like one too...honestly i'm gonna be so pissed if a team like philly or the devils gets a top 5 pick, hell even a top 10 pick. what a joke
     
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    As a Wing fan I don't mind either as we usually draft in the 2nd or 3rd round.
     
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