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 After some fortune cards had told me back in december there would be no playoff teams. I plan to ask a 3rd party independent crystal ball , 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.